Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.” —“How To Talk To Little Girls” by Lisa Bloom (via twofish)
and some old white dude who was loading more strawberries onto the platform suddenly started telling her about his adventures in syria and lebanon and how he is well traveled
and my aunt was like, i could not get away from him fast enough.
she’s pakistani. so. what does she care or know about syria and lebanon. shit.
s’kinda like the old white dude at the supermarket who started talking to me about how he took his wife and son to thailand
i was just like, wth, i’m from the philippines
(it’s sad that after that i was like, well, i usually get china or korea, so i guess this is an improvement)
THEY ARE MAKING PRISONERS AKA MOSTLY BLACK MEN WHO WERE ARRESTED LIKELY ON RIDICULOUS POT CHARGES
WORK IN THE SUN PICKING VEGETABLES
SO RICH WHITE PEOPLE
CAN MAKE MONEY
come on are they just getting lazy now?? they’re not even trying to hide it.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s program to replace fleeing migrant farm workers with probationers backfired when some of the convicted criminals started walking off their jobs because field work was too strenuous, it was reported Wednesday.
And the state’s farms could lose up to $1 billion if crops continue to go unpicked and rot, the president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council warned.” —
from the article ‘Georgia immigrant crackdown backfires’ by Reid J. Epstein:
1. file a bill that scares away migrant farm works
2. force prisoners to labor in the hot sun as their replacement
3. try to convince people that the prison industrial complex has nothing to do with slavery