Remember when neat, legible writing was a prized skill? In a time before the digital age, when employees were valued for flowing script? Now employees can go weeks without scribbling anything more than a number on a Post-it note. But that doesn’t mean your scrawl doesn’t matter anymore - writing analysis is an increasingly popular way to screen job applicants.
A swell in the popularity of handwriting analysis, or graphology, in overseas European recruitment could see the trend catch on with UK companies. French employers in particular favour the method, with some 75% using graphology as part of their recruitment process.
"When used correctly, graphology can give a good indication of a person’s personality structure, their abilities, ability to grow and develop, and perhaps most importantly, their integrity" says graphologist Margaret White, who uses her skills to assess job applicants for recruiters.
Yo if you have dysgraphia this is fucking scary.
It’s already hard enough having potential employers hand back applications and paperwork asking why I wrote my name in print rather than providing a cursive signature without the possibility of them judging my integrity, employability, and work ethic based on their opinion of how my handwriting looks as a standard and deliberate part of the evaluation process.
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.
Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.
If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?
Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West (via lilac-time)
I couldn’t find one. I’m sure they had them, they just weren’t sensibly placed enough for someone who came SPECIFICALLY for that thing to be able to find them.
I even said “okay, i’ll wander around the video game section for 30 more seconds and unless an employee asks me if I need help, I’m leaving.”
I ended up leaving empty handed.
I went to the Best Buy that was on the other end of the strip mall and left with exactly what I wanted in under 2 minutes, and mind you this was a Best Buy I had never even been inside before and I was still able to get what I wanted THAT fast.
Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it’s keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food…
Okay, every word of this is true, and they’re some stuck up, self important anaimal rights extremist vegans who think they’re better than everyone else who probably need to take a look at this and think for a while to themselves.
But please don’t frame this as though to blame vegetarians and vegans as being uniquely responsible for the exploitation of consumerism, this post as I reblogged it hasn’t, but I’ve seen other examples where they TOTALLY do.
Resources are also being needlessly destroyed and degraded by large scale commercial production of livestock, that doesn’t mean everyone who isn’t a vegetarian should be made to answer for their “responsibility” for that either.
And odds are the minerals in the devices used type this up were harvested from areas consumed by conflict, and for which the wealth in procuring these resources totally bypassed the people who live in those lands.
There’s no excuse to ignore human suffering, but please be real with yourself, if you’re wearing clothes, sitting behind a computer or smartphone, and have a fridge and cupboard stocked with food, theres an EXTEREMELY likely chance that a large number of people either directly or indirectly got inexcusably screwed in the process of those things becoming yours to enjoy.
It would pretty much take forfeiting “modern” life, and moving to the forest and growing and hunting everything you wear and eat to not be partially responsible for this messed up web of exploitation we’ve been suckered into depending on. (If you do actually do that you’re awesome by the way, you’ll just never see this post. Lol)
HINT: If you’re watching and trafficking zoophile porn, even if you ARENT paying someone money for it, you’re adding to the viewership in this category of content and therefore encouraging more of it to be made, and therefore…
What? People called your husband a rapist for being sold into making bestiality films? (and as a KID no less) FUCK THEM.
Also if zoophilia was so hot and kinky and a normal part of sexuality why did they happen to need to ENSLAVE someone in order to source a person to “perform” in the videos?
Just what I needed, more stories about conservative Christians getting upset at their dogs for being “gay”.
Next they’re going to start complaining about liberal feminazi lionesses and she wolves disrupting the male dominated order of nature by hunting for food along with the males instead of staying at home and popping out cubs.
Some brony got mad about what that thing I reblogged and then commented on about certain creepy bronies have used Bad Dragon toys to advance a sexual obsession with sexing up REAL LIFE animals that has absolutely nothing to do with the pantheon of imaginary fully sapient humanoid characters the toys are based around.
"BUT NOT ALL BRONIES ARE CREEPY WANNABE ZOOPHILES"
I know that idiot, BUT I’M TALKING ABOUT THE ONES THAT ARE.
So unless you show off pictures of your equine themed bad dragon toys while making posts about how you wanna buy an ACTUAL pony to abuse as a living sex toy once you move out of your parents basement, or use my little pony childrens toys to shove up horses backsides to take filthy pictures with, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU.
When I say CREEPY SCARY PERSON, and YOU are the one who gets upset even if you don’t do any of the creepy scary things I’m complaining about, you’re an idiot.