The Caterpillar and Alice looked up at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed the girl with a voice languid, sleepy.
"Who are you," asked the Caterpillar.
It was not an encouraging way to start a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I - I do not know very well, Lady, at present - at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I have changed many times since then.
I’ll leave you with this tidbit. 73% of all female characters in the 100 highest grossing films of 2013 were Caucasian, 14% were African American, 5% were Latina, 3% were Asian, and another 3% were aliens or fantasy races. Yes. In 2013, American theater audiences were about as likely to see a woman of an animal species or completely made up race as they were to see an Asian woman.
According to the National Employment Law Project, as of this week 2 million unemployed individuals are without unemployment insurance, due to Congress’ decision to let extended benefits expire back in December.
The end of unemployment insurance is yet another stiff break for families that have been struggling with long-term unemployment.
According to the report:
“Families dealing with extended job loss have been found to experience significant increases in poverty during that period. Other research has drawn links between a parent’s job loss and a child’s performance at school.”