watching “how to get away with murder” made me realize debate team logic is lawyer logic is public relations logic.
what is right, fair or humane has no bearing. its just what does it look like, how can i spin it, how can i discredit, how can i win no…
My sister told me that on her first week of school they had a mock “debate.” 10 & 11 year olds. One of the little boys was extremely upset being told to debate *against*environmentalism, which was something very important to him.
This little boy was very emotional about not defending what he loved to call Mother Earth, and did not want to see fellow students even pretending not to care about it. He got an incomplete grade and my sister was wondering why that even happened or how it was “right.” She understood it was an exercise but she also saw why he was so upset being on the “wrong ” team.
I tried explaining how what they had wanted was a pretend exercise, but that it wasn’t much pretending because adults do the same dumb shit, make people fight for things they don’t want to or care about, or even go against their core beliefs. Because he couldn’t “separate” his emotions from the supposedly inconsequential exercise, he had failed step one of the practice.
I told her it was wrong and didn’t make sense but that it was how people expected other adults to operate, even against themselves. That I always hated those exercises and that it’s wrong to make a “debate” about something where one side is clearly and morally wrong and the other is what we should call “logical;” but no, apparently NOT genuinely entertaining bigotry, stupidity and selfishness as plausible realities is cause for immediate failure.
Instead of teaching kids about the environment and how unequivocally necessary it is to take care of it, they sent a little boy home confused, crying and terribly wary of his own school for not taking proper time to explain to him the logic of evil and how court cases really do happen where that evil wins with complete ease based on nothing but that supposed proper, unemotional “”“logic.”“”
White women’s feminisms still center around equality…. Black women’s feminisms demand justice. There is a difference. One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The other recognizes the fundamental flaws in the system and seeks its complete and total transformation.
Based on this (x). Conclusion: they’re still fuckers.
Or maybe daddy works all week to provide us money for food and clothes
Because daddy’s labour is arbitrarily placed at a higher value and the work he does all week is no more important or legitimate than domestic labour. The capital value of the same relative labour is dependent on the gender of the person its performed by, and the capital values of different, specific kinds of labour, are dependent on the gender of the person who usually performs them in a society. The work easily available to women is priced cheap or free, and the work women have to struggle harder to get is still worth less capital than that same work when performed by men.
In short, daddy gets to choose what he gets to work on, and the job he gets to choose can easily generate more than enough money to feed and shelter more than one person. In this scenario, women still have to do work, but are often forced to depend on others to support them, let alone able to consider supporting others with their labour.
In some cases, men might actually prefer their wives to do even less in terms of domestic labour, because it will be a symbol of conspicuous leisure, which is the mark of status. Women doing no work at all only happens if daddy has so much money and power that he wants to show it to people by how he can support a family with even less work on their part.
A society directing women to be dependent on men, who like their women that way, is definitively a patriarchy, and the division of labour between men and women continues to reinforce gender inequality even today.
Hopefully you can see more of the repercussions of EXACTLY WHAT WAS IMPLIED IN THE ORIGINAL POST now.
oh, please, please, please read this commentary because this person was kind enough to give y’all a free lesson on gender roles WRT domestic work/work in a capitalist society since we, in America, live in a masculine society in terms of work and values.
i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.
Cracked.com has been a great source of entertainment for me in high school. Their articles are written in a comical way that will make you laugh as much as it makes you learn.
- The 7 Most Unintentionally Creepy Places on the Internet: These are seven websites that prove the internet can still make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end
- 5 Real Murders More Terrifying Than Any Other Horror Movie: Real killers are real scary
- Creepiest Urban Legends That Happen to be True: (Part 1) (Part 2)(Part 3)(Part 4)(Part 5)(Part 6)(Part 7)
- 6 Terrifying Experiment Parents Did On Their Own Kids: Some people’s actions really make me wonder
- 5 Most Terrifying Diseases Doctors Can’t Explain: The oddities that exist in our world
- Creepiest Places on Earth: (Part 1)(Part 2)
- The 7 Most Horrifying Museums on Earth: My personal favorite
- The 6 Strangely Convincing Real Life Curses: Coincidence or something more?
- The 7 Most Ridiculous Ghost Stories From Around the World: A cultural experience
- The 5 Creepiest Disappearances That No One Can Explain: It’s like they vanished into thin air
most rape porn isn’t even listed under “rape”, anyway. it’s listed under things like “teen” and “school girl” and “barely legal” and “underage”. grown men having sex with teenagers is rape, and it’s also the most sought after kind of porn. just another reminder among many as to why the porn industry is complete shit and i can’t understand feminists who support it.
The thing that’s so disgusting about the murders of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sean Bell etc (a very long list) is that it’s not like we’re trying to figure out who killed them. We know perfectly well. We’re just trying to figure out if that black kid deserved to die. They’re humanity is put on trial, like being a person wasn’t enough. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.