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littlemissmutant:

kingjaffejoffer:

Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

I keep coming back to the fact that in Ferguson the protestors are doing everything police and other first responders are supposed to do - emergency first-aid, preventing break-ins at local businesses - and the police are doing the things that the police are supposed to prevent - murder, assault, intimidation, harassment, generally terrorizing this community.

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Identifying victims of violent crime as “prostitutes” has a distancing effect: it makes “normal” women feel safe. This good girl/bad girl binary interacts with the normal man/client binary to create “extraordinary” circumstances within which this violence can occur. Arguably, when “good” women are murdered by men, this creates a threat to all women and a woman’s place/space of work or how outside of normalised sexual activities she steps is no longer relevant […]

The term “prostitute” does not simply mean a person who sells her or his sexual labour (although rarely used to describe men in sex work), but brings with it layers of “knowledge” about her worth, drug status, childhood, integrity, personal hygiene and sexual health. When the media refers to a woman as a prostitute, or when such a story remains on the news cycle for only a day, it is not done in isolation, but in the context of this complex history.

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Dehumanising sex workers: what’s ‘prostitute’ got to do with it?       

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Same goes for those racially-coded phrases like “high risk lifestyle”… ignoring every instance of racialized and gendered violence and schlupping the blame onto the victim for being associated with drugs, or sex work.

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The Walmart/McDonalds employees are paid so low because there positions require a minimum 1 month of on-the-job training. Just about anyone can get hired at these places, because ANYBODY can do it. The Walton family started their own business and got where they are at by working hard and taking big financial risks. If you want things, you have to give. Not giving but taking is called selfishness. If you want money you better know something most other people don't. This is called personal value.
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wintergrey:

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Oh, stuff it.

The Waltons would be NOTHING without those food stamp eligible workers a the store level, who get the shelves stocked and customers cared for. The Waltons, at this point, aren’t doing anything to sustain the business. 

As far as giving and taking, what the fuck is working retail and food service if not giving? Have you ever worked that sort of position? It’s grueling. It’s physically demanding. It’s taxing on your time and resources, especially when managers pull shit like scheduling you to close one night and open the next morning.

And you’re expected to put up with it for $7.25/hr??? Please.

And then you get food stamps to help supplement your substandard income - food stamps being a program that YOU ALSO PAY INTO WITH THE TAXES TAKEN OUT OF YOUR OWN MEAGER PAYCHECK - and you get called “lazy” and “a taker”.

God, fuck that.

Meanwhile, the CEO of the corporation you work for accepts MILLIONS of dollars in corporate welfare. And pays himself millions upon millions of dollars. And nobody bats a fucking eyelash. Because that’s the acceptable kind of welfare.

Go do a basic Google search on corporate welfare, then get back to me about “not giving but taking” and selfishness.

Obviously there’s a need for those workers. People need to eat, our culture determines that certain meals are eaten outside the home, and that we shop in certain types of market, and so on. The skill level is irrelevant. There is a need for that work to be done. Therefore the workers should be paid in an amount that allows them to do that job a humane number of hours a day, safely and reasonably and securely.

To suggest that people deserve to starve or suffer because the jobs they work don’t require a certain level of ‘skill’ is inhumane and disgusting and anyone who claims a thing like that should be ashamed of being such a shitty human being. This is not Animal Farm. Some animals are not more equal than others. You, no matter how much skill your work entails, are not more entitled to a living wage and a safe work environment than any other human being.

And let me tell you, as someone with a university degree, now a working writer, who regularly worked retail and food service in the past—there is a lot of skill involved in quickly and efficiently and cleanly serving the public. It is hard work, it is physical labour, and it is valuable. Someone who is serving you in some way is doing so because you are not doing it for yourself, they are your proxy for that task, they are equal to you, they are not your servant or your serf or your inferior. If you went into a “high paying” profession in hopes of being deemed a “more equal” animal, you have failed.

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"The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime."

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Think about who’s in jail and why. 

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and that “crime” could be anything they felt like charging you with

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This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.

Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.

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This is one of those pieces of information I wish had like 200 million notes on tumblr.

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meanwhile the dea teamed up with the cca

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Yeah, I believe that black people are twice as likely to be arrested and convicted for committing the same crimes as a white person. Draw your own conclusions.

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Reblogging this because everytime in real life I’ve said Slavery didn’t really end I’ve been dismissed as crazy.

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I’ll reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. People need to know!

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Random fact to screw with your mind: more POC are CURRENTLY (not in total, just right now as you read this) incarcerated than the total number of individuals who were enslaved from the founding of the country until the end of the Civil War.

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holy fucking shit.

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thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

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thankful-werewolf:

puhgs:

really tho straight guys will go on and on about how uncomfortable it makes them when gay guys hit on them but lets be fucking honest how many times have u seen a guy continue to hit on another guy after hes visibly uncomfortable vs. how many times a straight guy has continued to hit on a girl after shes visibly uncomfortable 

This needs more notes

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