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so i had what i felt was a clear understanding (inside myself) the other day. i was thinking about dating and salaries and how many organizations/corporations still don’t pay women equal wages as her male counterparts.

and then i thought about dating. and how i really still enjoy it when a guy pays for the outings. that doesn’t mean he should always have to, per se, but i think we’re living in a society that’s still stuck in/built upon the concept of a man taking care of his woman, or women. let’s just be honest.

so in that case, i see how organizations/corporations could justify feeling like they should pay men more - because men have more expenses in their efforts to take care of women.

while i understand this, i don’t agree with it for several reasons i probably don’t even have to say, but i’ll list a few just for hits and giggles (no that’s not a typo on “hits)

1 - some women don’t date men. so that just means you got two underpaid women. that ain’t right.

2 - many men insist upon not paying for entire outings, citing their reason as “women are too independent - they don’t need me, right???!?”…. and i get it. bruised egos account for more wars than not, so there.

3 - ok i get if a guy takes me out on a date and pays for it all, he needs money to do so, but i take myself out as much as or more than i get taken out by guys. which means i need money with which to do so. so, yea.

ok 3 seems like enough. there are deeper reasons but you get it. it ain’t right, and i also don’t think it’s ok. but we are indeed making it anyway.

I’d like to suggest a quick edit: “according to a witness, [was murdered when] an #NYPD cop…”
That’s all. #injustice #murder #whospolicingthepolice #blackstayback

I’d like to suggest a quick edit: “according to a witness, [was murdered when] an #NYPD cop…”
That’s all. #injustice #murder #whospolicingthepolice #blackstayback

Discretion is advised

I may be the kind of person who takes some things too literally, but I also honor what I feel is a good idea when it comes across my desk. 

Lately, I feel like people have this strong tendency on social media (this is not new) to post alllllll their relationship stuff. So public. So owt. So that when things  go wrong, it’s almost impossible to hide it. Not that I’m for hiding, but I do value privacy. And I don’t like people in my business.

So I hold to the idea that discretion is advised. But of course, some people like that spotlight in all things… so to each his/her own, right?

The other night I mentioned Bunmi to a mutual friend. He hadn’t heard about Bunmi’s 15,000 feet fall during a skydiving accident. Now he knows and can help. Now you know and can help. Donate to help with his recovery and medical costs if you can. …and we know you can. #payitforward #love #healing #community #helpinghand #uplift

The other night I mentioned Bunmi to a mutual friend. He hadn’t heard about Bunmi’s 15,000 feet fall during a skydiving accident. Now he knows and can help. Now you know and can help. Donate to help with his recovery and medical costs if you can. …and we know you can. #payitforward #love #healing #community #helpinghand #uplift

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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
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15 poewrful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."

Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.

Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”

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