The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.Michael Rivero (via lapalomanegra, fucknobigbrother) (via femmewolfprince) (via navigatethestream) (via solidarityforever) (via mommapolitico) (via truth-has-a-liberal-bias) (via kogiopsis) (via yawniambored) (via aliaisqueen) (via caffeinatedriot) (via misandry-mermaid) (via queerlightning) (via smashthatpatriarchy)
Seriously, women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar, but own only 36% as much wealth – and the wealth gap between men and women has widened even as the income gap slowly narrows. Women who never married own 6 percent of the wealth of their bachelor brothers. It gets worse: black and Latino never-married women own a penny for every dollar of wealth controlled by men of their race. And of course, women make up almost two out of three adults living in poverty. Since the capacity to make big political donations is a factor of having disposable wealth, not just income, the wealth gap between men and women is the crucial factor behind the donor gap. That’s the main reason “why women don’t give.”Women donate less to political campaigns because they earn less money, not because they’re cheap or uninterested. (via salon)
“Real women have curves” was a marketing slogan thought up to sell people overpriced, ill-fitting pants. It does NOT promote body positivity – it only perpetuates body policing by turning the tables on people who don’t fit into yet another arbitrary ideal.
The job is to BUST THE FUCKING PARADIGM APART, not shift it a little bit toward the fat side. The job is to remind people, bodies are not public property and your opinion about an individual’s body is only an opinion, not a valid judgment of their worth as a human being. The JOB is to destroy systemic oppression of nonconforming, rebellious bodies no matter what those bodies look like.
Job Number One; Destroying the Paradigm, Not Shifting It
Danielle Margaux has a love affair with the white shirt especially a collared one. “Its appeal lies in the formality and crisp look. It’s smart, understated and yet strong, it’s classic. There are endless possibilities with cottons, voiles and lightweight linens.” says Danielle Margaux.
Not only is the prison system one that disproportionately cycles people of color into impoverishment and crime, but these practices are also specifically being used to eradicate “unwanted” communities. And forced sterilization is a form of eugenics. Eugenics … which is the extermination of the “inferior.” Sound familiar? It’s genocide tactics. Strong language, but true. These tactics are that of gene cleansing, and they’re occurring right in your backyard.
These sterilization techniques are not new and affect women of color here and abroad. It’s important to be aware that the reproductive justice debate needs to be opened up to include capitalistic procedures that fall under eugenics.
Being a feminist in terms of the reproductive justice debate is being more than just the popular definition of pro-choice. It’s being pro-choice for those who choose abortion, and also pro-choice for those who would like to parent – a discussion that is incredibly specific to low-income women and women of color, and a discussion that is entirely excluded from the reproductive justice discourse.
This is the week of San Diego Comic-Con, arguably the biggest nerd gathering on the planet. Thousands of fans will descend on the massive convention, eager to get great swag, buy fantastic merchandise, check out vendor booths, cosplay incredible costumes, see celebrity panels … and probably get harassed.
Sorry, what? That last item on the list didn’t fall in line with your idea of a wonderful, long-anticipated nerdy weekend? Yeah, mine neither.
But here’s the thing: It’s probably going to happen to someone. There’s a long history of such things. And while a lot of cons have stepped up their game lately, SDCC hasn’t. Though they theoretically have a harassment policy, it’s only printed in their programs, and isn’t even up on their website. And all evidence suggests that they don’t spend too much time thinking about it– evidence that might present itself by posting the policy more widely, or talking about it, or training their staff how to deal with it.