1. cartoonpolitics:

"It’s important to remember the real source of job creation. Businesses hire more workers only when they have more customers. When they have fewer customers, they lay off workers. So the real job creators are consumers with enough money to buy." .. (Robert Reich)


    "It’s important to remember the real source of job creation. Businesses hire more workers only when they have more customers. When they have fewer customers, they lay off workers. So the real job creators are consumers with enough money to buy." .. (Robert Reich)

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  2. sociolab:

    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.

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  3. In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is ‘cleaned up’ through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.

    Hipsters want rubble with guarantee of renewal. They want to move into a memory they have already made.
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  4. fuckyeahlavernecox:


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  5. Material feminism – one that is cognizant of the effect of class on a woman’s life – is vital. A bourgeois variant of feminism serves the bourgeois woman alone, no one else. We have seen the outcome of the imperial feminist and her entrepreneurial sister – both often the same person – and we know what good is the stance to drop bombs on women to save them and the stance that bellows of empowerment meanwhile employing child labor for domestic work. If young feminists of today seek a better tomorrow, they must materialize efforts on collective social justice – instead of individualist advancement – that is exceptionally compassionate to the needs of the overburdened and impaired. It is the only way forward. There is no other way.

    Mehreen Kasana, Of the Neoliberal Feminist (via listopada)


    (via mangoestho)

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  6. The difference with housework lies in the fact that not only has it been imposed on women, but it has been transformed into a natural attribute of our female physique and personality, an internal need, an aspiration, supposedly coming from the depth of our female character. Housework was transformed into a natural attribute, rather than being recognized as work, because it was destined to be unwaged. Capital had to convince us that it is a natural, unavoidable, and even fulfilling activity to make us accept working without a wage. In turn, the unwaged condition of housework has been the most powerful weapon in reinforcing the common assumption that housework is not work, thus preventing women from struggling against it, except in the privatized kitchen-bedroom quarrel that all society agrees to ridicule, thereby further reducing the protagonist of a struggle. We are seen as nagging bitches, not as workers in struggle.
    Silvia Federici, Wages against Housework  (via thenegrotude)
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  7. Socialism never took root in America because the poor there see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
    John Steinbeck (via thenegrotude)
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  8. gowns:

    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.

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  9. waltfudareturn:

    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

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  10. ravensmuse:

    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.

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