Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.
AYEEEEE LOOK AT THE HOMIE THO!!!!!
lower-income people tend to be “hoarders” and richer people are able to do more “minimalist” living spaces. if u don’t have much, you will hold onto any little thing that comes across your way. you got a new tv, but you still keep the old tv because you know things can break. you keep extra boxes of macaroni and cheese lying around because there will be a week when you don’t have money for groceries. you hold onto your stacks of books and clothes for dear life. those are your assets. physical evidence of where your money’s gone. it’s hard to get rid of it. the bare wall is terrifying when you don’t have much.
forever reblogging this because it is so so so true and this post was actually rly an a-ha, revelation kind of moment for me.
white women voluntarily choose to engage in “empowered” and “fulfilling” sex work, organize it around said parameters, are successful in doing so because they’re university students or middle class or whatever, and then talk about their “lived experience” of sex work, it’s like a snake eating its tail
of course if “sex positive” sex work is created it will conform to its own rules but what about the women who are undocumented underage trafficked or otherwise vulnerable?
they’re 90% of sex workers and they don’t have tumblrs or internet access or the social capital to articulate their experience so no shit all the sex workers on tumblr will talk about how great it is, nobody’s letting trafficked women from Moldova write articles on Jezebel
One of the things that a LOT of progressives have a problem with is classism. “DON’T SHOP AT WALMART! Buy local and organic!” etc. and they totally fail at realizing some people can’t afford other options, if they have options at all. Our struggles are different. Do what you can when you can. Raise awareness. But stop assuming everyone has the same opportunities and abilities.