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"I’m Sorry Son" by Andy Marlette

dave should’ve colored those decoys in

Happy birthday to our dearly beloved Frances Perkins!  She was born on this day in 1880.
Formal portrait of Frances Perkins taken in 1902, the year she graduated from Mount Holyoke College :: Archives and Special Collections Digital Images

Minimum wage, no child labor, and a 40-hour work week
The Fair Labor Standards Act became effective on October 24, 1938.  After a long Congressional battle, the Act established a minimum wage of 25 cents, prohibited child labor, and capped the maximum work week at 44 hours.  
Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins fought for the Act to be passed despite strong opposition that such labor regulations would be unconstitutional.  Six years earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had nominated her for the position, making her the first woman to serve on the U.S. Cabinet.  Perkins accepted the position on the condition that she could pursue fair labor initiatives. 
Perkins had long been an advocate for workers rights; as an undergraduate she visited factories, interviewed workers and took notes on their wages, hours, and working conditions and learned the cold-hard facts of industrial life.  A pivotal event in her life was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that occurred in New York City on March 25, 1911.  Frances Perkins was 30 years old at the time and happened to stumble upon the horrific scene. The factory employed hundreds of workers, mostly young and impoverished women. As a result of poor safety regulations, such as faulty fire escapes and locked doors, the workers could not escape the scorching fire. One by one desperate women jumped to their deaths from the upper floors of the factory. 146 workers died that day. Perkins immediately took action and sought ways to prevent future workplace tragedies.  
Frances Perkins would have been famous simply by being the first woman to serve in a president’s cabinet; however the work of Frances Perkins lives on in our unemployment insurance, minimum wage, shorter work week and federal laws regulating child labor and worker’s safety.
Photo: Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Manhattan, NY. 
source: The FDR Library and The Department of Labor






We are all humans.

whoa. just whoa

i love this photo

Why her face gotta be white

Nothing is good enough for you people, is it?

♡Societies Wastebasket♡

i love this picture so much 




this was the greatest joke I have ever heard

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some facts about mount holyoke that I think tumblr will appreciate

  1. it looks like fucking hogwarts and each class has a mythological creature and color so there are four houses and if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit out there get out of my face
  2. the president lives on campus because a…


Photos Of Animals And Their Parents That Will Melt Your Heart

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this is honestly my favorite post ever

Girls Chase Boys (An Homage to Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible”)

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this is so sad to watch

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