And here I was thinking you were the piff older man of my dreams. Men are fucking insane.
Fox News headlines v. real headlines, part 2425183.
The brunette part is really important.
coded racist language for the fail
Love the scare quotes around “”“pansexual”“”.
Like, I can see the Fox Newsroom writers being like…
"This democrat says she’s a…. pa..pansexual? Is that a thing?"
"I don’t know, Jenkins. Never heard of it. Sounds made-up. Write up a story and put quotations around the word until we have time to fact check it….
HAHAHAHAAA just kidding. We don’t fact check.”
We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.
Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious.
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.
are you serious??? are we really condoning shoplifting??? come on tumblr you’re better than that
"will this harm a worker" it is going to harm a worker no matter what you take or how you do it!!!
In the eight years that I’ve lived in the town that I do, I’ve seen two grocery stores across the street from my high school go out of business because the amount of shoplifting that happened there meant that they couldn’t stay afloat. They were reasonably sized stores - not huge, but not small mom and pop stories either. So that’s probably… 40 people total who lost their jobs because of this? 50? All because the Milk Duds and Staplers that people apparently depend on are too expensive?
It’s also worth mentioning some statistics as regards shoplifting. In Rachel Shteir’s The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, Shteir found that Americans with an income of $70,000 shoplift 30% more than those earning $20,000, and that the items most regularly stolen were cosmetics and electronics rather than food. There are certainly some people who depend on theft for survival, but they are not the majority of shoplifters, nor are they a sizable enough population of shoplifters that one should assume that they’re doing something that they have to do, instead of, you know, an actual crime that actually harms actual people.
Which isn’t to downplay the fact that, yes, American society is awful in many ways. We live in a society that has commodified health and survival for the sole purpose of allowing the wealthiest of our population to accumulate even more wealth. We live in a society that has taken the form of oppressive aristocracy, and one that has basically converted me into a Marxist.
But “snitch culture” is not the problem. The criminalization of shoplifting is not inherently oppressive, and it is a crime that absolutely should and needs to be a crime. That a non-oppressive law in an oppressive culture will sometimes lead to the oppression of people is the fault of the culture, not the law. And to suggest that anyone who reports a shoplifting is inherently supporting oppressive, or, for that matter, to describe the US as “a system that steals from us daily,” is a simple-minded, over-simplification of the inherent problems with capitalism as a system.
And, in fact, I’d go as far as to say that “snitch culture” is the solution. Because we should be vocal. We should make it abundantly clear that people are not satisfied. Because that’s what Social Revolution is. It’s not going to war with other people who are in similar situations as you (and if you shoplift, as caroldidnothingwrong pointed out, it will inevitably be harmful to a minimum-wage worker). It’s not getting rid of the idea of law and order, and it’s not getting rid of reasonable laws.
Social Revolution is actively getting involved in society, and changing it from the inside out. It’s closely following politics ,being critical about every politician’s words (and I mean that - every single one), and voting for the candidates (for ALL political positions - DON’T ONLY VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS) who actually seem to desire changes to the status quo, even if you don’t think they can actually win. Social Revolution is protesting, whether violent or peaceful (and, incidentally, it’s entirely possible to commit violent protests without killing anyone. Please don’t ever kill people). Social Revolution is running for local office, is donating to political campaigns and/or charities when you can.
In short: posts like these inspire further animosity, whereas we should really be banding together to fight the real enemy: Congress and billionaires.
More people on tumblr not knowing what they’re talking about. Rad.
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Oh Petey C, I love you already.
For those like me who can neither afford nor be arsed to leave their house on a Sunday morn to buy a copy of the Times, my good friend Blogtor Who has been kind enough to summarise the interview here. PLENTY of food for thought. Opinions?
Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.
The movie also passes the Bechdel test.
LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM.