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Hello. This is my blog.
I'm 21 and I'm from England.
I mostly reblog stuff I find funny and stuff related to feminism...
I like cute guys, I'm basically heartbroken over James McAvoy.
Expect feminism. Sherlock, Misfits, British comedy...funny stuff, music, stuff that makes me angry/passionate. Roisin Conaty. Sarah Millican. David Mitchell.
My blog is a bit of a disconnected mishmash.
You should probably just look through a couple pages and see if you wanna follow :)
I also have a James McAvoy fan blog (objectifyingjamesmcavoy)
Ugh. So this woman gets apparently £1200 a month in ‘handouts’. I counted mine, and I get the same.
Okay so £1200.
Then take off the £600 rent.
Then minus the bills - including TV license, water waste, water in, electric, gas, council tax, this is about £150 altogether.
Then minus food bills, which with a baby who has to drink formula, and nappies etc, come to about £40 a week.
So £290/4 is = £70 pw. Say my laptop breaks like it did one week, costing me £40, and so does my bed, which it has, and I only have £30 left so I can’t get a new one. Is that ‘living the easy life’? Sleeping on a broken bed? I parent 24/7 and it’s exhausting. If I wanted to pay a babysitter, it’s a £6 booking fee and then £6.35 an hour. Say I went out from 10pm til 2am then, that would cost me £30. Leaving me with £40 (probably at least £20 of which I would have to spend on taxis and drink or a meal), and then £20 for the rest of the week and any emergencies that might happen, let alone if I unexpectedly run out of anything.
God forbid I buy a pair of shoes. I did last month and now I am seriously struggling. I have to think about money every single day of my life. It is not easy.
While the article is very biased, extreme and exaggerated, the quotes from the woman do actually make sense. She says that she couldn’t earn what she gets in benefits because she has no qualifications. This is true! I would have to work all day every day on minimum wage, then the childcare cost would come out of my wage slip, and I’d have so much less than I have now, I couldn’t live!
I think people forget that quality of life is important. In my situation, when people ask me to come to some sort of social event, I usually have to say no. It’s a lonely situation.
As it is, I’m putting my 7 month old in nursery one day a week so I can start doing a degree from home, this costs another £140 a month. But i have to do it so we can eventually have enough money to not have to worry about it on a daily basis. So, in that case, I don’t even have £290 a month any more. I have £150. Divided by four. Is £37 a week for emergencies, leisure etc. Wow, living the easy life. It’s a wonder I even want to get a job.
do men have resting bitch faces as well or do they not have negative characteristics ascribed to them for putting on a neutral rather than a deliriously happy facial expression
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