Image description: On the left is a white man sitting in a manual wheelchair. To his right is the Carbon Black, the sleek, black, lightweight wheelchair that he designed.
gayest sport on earth
somebody’s obviously never heard of turkish oil wrestling
OH MY GOD I AM CRYING
you have not LIVED until you’ve seen live Turkish oil wrestling.
why is he putting his hand in his pants
That’s how you win. By securing a grip on the “kisbet” (the special type of pants the wrestlers wear) and then pinning the opponent is how victory is achieved. The loser will then kiss the victor’s hand as a sign of respect and admiration.
that sport was so made up as an explanation for two guys getting caught going at it
they oil each other up
im crying here
This post literally gets gayer each time it appears on my dash. What the fuck?!?! This is like the most elaborate act that ever required a constant “no homo” to be chimed.
Ok so i don’t know how many of you saw my embroidery set from last year showing women in film statistics, but to tie in with International Women’s day over on Screenqueens and the learning I’ve done in the past year, I’ve added a couple more.
There is a petition right now that asks the US government to recognize non-binary genders on all legal documents, but it has just over 2 weeks left and only has nearly 27,000 signs, but we need to get to it 100,000 immediately for it to pass.
I know this is different from the usual blog content here, but I thought maybe you could help spread the word, since this petition applies to many people who follow or submit photos to this blog. here is a link to the petition, please please please sign/signal boost!
March Is bisexual health awareness month The bisexual resource centre in Boston USA have a page devoted to links regarding bisexual health awareness…
Every week I work on an episode about bisexuality. Soon….
The distinction between an independent contractor and an employee is undoubtedly a confusing issue for many workers, but being misclassified as an independent contractor can result in quite a bit of lost revenue for actual employees.
A few weeks ago, two exotic dancers hailing from Illinois filed a class action suit against their former employer for improperly classifying them as independent contractors when they believed they were treated as employees.
The two ladies claimed that on paper they were independent contractors, exempt from benefits, hourly pay, overtime pay and a minimum wage, but, in person, they were treated as employees, forced to share tips and follow managerial instructions regarding schedules and attire.
The problem is that a lot of businesses get a financial break by classifying workers as independent contractors, while maintaining the same supervisory authority over them.
That’s a great deal for employers, but it’s also illegal. True independent contractors cannot be told how or when to do their job, they are their own business.
According the suit:
Defendants [VCG Holding Corp.] set the hours of operation; length of shifts dancers must work; the show times during which a dancer may perform; … the sequence in which a dancer may perform on stage during her stage rotation; the format and themes of dancers’ performances (including their costuming and appearances); … conduct while at work (i.e. that they be on the floor as much as possible when not on stage and mingle with patrons in a manner that supports Defendant’s general business plan) …
Another plus for employers, since independent contractors are viewed as individual businesses, they can’t organize.
“the industry-wide shift toward classifying dancers as independent contractors … has certainly made it more difficult for dancers to organize for labor rights. By law, independent contractors are unable to unionize. More insidiously, dancers’ endless competition for tips undermines the worker solidarity necessary for any sort of workplace organizing,” Rachel Aimiee, co-founder of the exotic dancer advocacy organization We Are Dancers, wrote in a 2012 essay for In These Times.
Although the distinction isn’t always clear, workers need to ensure that if they’re classified as an independent contractor, they’re treated as such.
Welcome aboard! If you’re new to UfYH, here’s the welcome packet:
- I curse. A lot. If this is problematic for you, we may have to admire each other from afar. There will be many f-bombs, as well as some more creative stuff.
- A 20/10 is 20 minutes of unfucking (cleaning, studying, what have you)…
Puking my guts out into the bathroom sink because I couldn’t get to the toilet in time, and then having to clean said vomit out of the sink is not how I wanted to spend the past thirty minutes. Ugh.