April192014
theatlantic:

China’s Struggle With Hepatitis B Discrimination

When Jack Wei graduated from college in 2006, he, unlike many of his classmates, decided not to apply for the big companies that he wanted to work for in Shanghai. His reasoning had little to do with a lack of courage, talent, or will, but rather something simpler: Wei was afraid of being rejected because he is a Hepatitis B carrier, and in China, this is a major obstacle to getting a job.
Wei then settled for work at a small company and stayed there for three years. In 2009, having found the courage to again apply for a major company, he received a job offer. But before he could begin, the company turned him away: He had tested positive for Hepatitis B. Discouraged and despaired, the then-26-year-old gave up job hunting.
“I felt like I fell into a hole and couldn’t get up,” Wei recalled. “It gradually pushed a normal person like me into depression.”
A combination of poor needle hygiene, a heavy reliance on injections and infusions in medical care, and a low vaccination rate have exposed a large number of Chinese people to Hepatitis B, and the virus’ victims are then often subject to employment discrimination.
Read more. [Image: David Gray/Reuters]

theatlantic:

China’s Struggle With Hepatitis B Discrimination

When Jack Wei graduated from college in 2006, he, unlike many of his classmates, decided not to apply for the big companies that he wanted to work for in Shanghai. His reasoning had little to do with a lack of courage, talent, or will, but rather something simpler: Wei was afraid of being rejected because he is a Hepatitis B carrier, and in China, this is a major obstacle to getting a job.

Wei then settled for work at a small company and stayed there for three years. In 2009, having found the courage to again apply for a major company, he received a job offer. But before he could begin, the company turned him away: He had tested positive for Hepatitis B. Discouraged and despaired, the then-26-year-old gave up job hunting.

“I felt like I fell into a hole and couldn’t get up,” Wei recalled. “It gradually pushed a normal person like me into depression.”

A combination of poor needle hygiene, a heavy reliance on injections and infusions in medical care, and a low vaccination rate have exposed a large number of Chinese people to Hepatitis B, and the virus’ victims are then often subject to employment discrimination.

Read more. [Image: David Gray/Reuters]

7PM
April182014

Morning Exercises

oofpoetry:

I wake up and say: I’m through.
It’s my first thought at dawn.
What a nice way to start the day
with such a murderous thought.

God, take pity on me
―is the second thought, and then
I get out of bed
and live as if
nothing has been said.


Nina Cassian

9PM
9PM
grupaok:

Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17, 2014)

grupaok:

Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17, 2014)

April172014
chemistry-is-for-two:

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”  - Oscar Wilde

chemistry-is-for-two:

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”  - Oscar Wilde

(Source: defpro)

sex power 

April42014
9AM
9AM

(Source: life1nmotion, via fvkin-dollars)

March262014
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