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The lack of empathy belongs to the system that criminalizes substances ppl need to function. To survive.
The female drug addicts are virtually all rape survivors. Most of us also survived child abuse. Domestic violence. Prostitution.
Most annoying statement: "lack of empathy lies at the heart of every crime." Most of my friends who done time were down for drug addiction.
Anyway, while @Piper Kerman gets the huge importance of #class & #classism way better than most "progressives," I got many probs with #OITNB
Maybe they were only doin it 2 score points with JC but when u can only afford 1 meal a day & someone shows up with 4 bags full of groceries
That said, these middle class fundies helped us when we really needed it--altho they knew we disagreed with them about liberals, gay rights
It was MIDDLE CLASS fundies doing charity work who were desperately trying to get my ass into church. My friends & family couldn't care less
Why do middleclass+rich "progressives" always think poor wht folks are fundie nutjobs? Most ppl I kno are barely religious & don't do church
I know these girls. I grew up with these girls. The caricatures on the show on the other hand? Hell no!
So of course Hollywood needed to make some changes. Poor white women must be portrayed as backward bigots from hicksville. It's a rule.
from anyone (except the men in their lives). They had thinly plucked eyebrows, corn-rowed hair, hip-hop vocabularies and baby daddies" 2/2
She aptly describes them as "Caucasian girls from the wrong side of the tracks with big mouths & big attitudes, who weren't taking shit 1/2
So IRL Pensatucky was no fundie bigot murderer. She was part of a group of poor young white women the author dubbed the "Eminemlettes."
It never ends. Big reason I haven't been online much lately. I end up feeling totally alienated from people on the #left.
These assholes don't even know any poor white folks. All they got is their bigoted stereotypes. They erase us, insult us, make fun of us.
So fucking sick of middle class & rich "progressives" being all for "diversity" & "social justice" while reveling in their ugly #classism.
It does not. Why am I not surprised that the totally unsympathetic characterization of poor white women in #OITNB is Hollywood's invention?
Main reason I wanted to read Orange is the New Black was to see if the book treats poor white women with same contempt as the #OITNB TV show
After 2 months on the waiting list I was finally able to pick up "Orange is the New Black" from the library. Actually forgot I'd reserved it
Yet virtually all anti-#poverty proposals are designed to benefit only "poor families" (translation: parents with dependent children).
Poor men are even less likely 2 have dependent children. So the vast majority of #poor adults get almost no help from anti-#poverty measures
It's enormously frustrating because, contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of #poor women (62%) do NOT have dependent children.
So we get debates where opponents of anti-#poverty measures argue poor ppl aren't so #poor when u total up all gov't benefits & tax credits.
But most #middleclass people don't know that. They actually think all #poor people are eligible for #welfare and big tax credits. NOT TRUE.
The #EITC is just one example. Almost ALL anti-#poverty measures in the US from tax credits to #welfare are ONLY for ppl with dependent kids
This is why the #EITC is worth $250 for a #childless #workingpoor woman who makes 11k and $3250 if the same woman has one dependent child.
I get why they do it. Even ppl who think #poor adults have only themselves to blame often believe kids shouldn't grow up in dismal #poverty.
Yet #progressive activists routinely promote the misconception that women in #poverty are overwhelmingly mothers with dependent children.
while #childless #workingpoor women like Maria are on their own & may even have to pay 15% tax on #poverty-level income. Hence workin 4 jobs
Note that Maria Fernandes didn't have kids. #Lowincome ppl with dependent children are eligible for sizable tax credits & other assistance
Death of #lowincome woman working up to 4 jobs reveals true cost of low-wage part-time economy… #WorkingPoor #LaborDay
.@WomenCanSee @FeministRoar @sarahditum I sometimes wonder if my parents had had very strict gender roles, I may have been a trans man now.
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The 1% like us to be desperate, bowing & scraping, willing to do anything to just get by. This, while they live it up & oppress us even more
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The one good thing about being poor is that I don't know any social justice warriors IRL.
The idea that gender is natural is conservative & the idea that gender is voluntarily chosen is insulting… #TERFweek
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#Google's self-driving vehicles alone will kill millions of jobs. Soon #workingclass ppl will no longer be needed. Nothing left for us.
Just read that my job, my partner's job and the jobs of most of my friends will be history in the near future due to automation. Terrifying.
Every black person who thinks these open-carry laws are for us, too, here's some news: we can't even safely hold a BB gun in a Walmart.
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RT @mad_fem: Black brain? That's disgusting, you should be ashamed. Lady brain? Yes please! *internet social justice crew 2014*
The answer to a hashtag like that shouldn't be "well *I'm* pretty"; it should be "I don't give a royal fuck what is deemed fuckable".
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@ValtinaVoce Femininity is a patriarchy placating set of behaviours, and if you don't perform them that doesn't make a woman masculine.
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If prostitution reduced rape, then prostitutes would be the least raped women in the world instead of the most raped women in the world.
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"online feminism is clearly not a 'safe space' to voice dissent"… No shit. As an aside, radical feminists aren't "cis"
In UAE, non-Muslim expat men can use Sharia law to screw over their (ex-)wives… Women accused of not obeying husbands.
Fashion shoot glamorizes the gang #rape & murder of woman on bus in India… #misogyny #fem2 #p2 #rapeculture #VAW #WTF
“straight women are very uncomfortable with the idea of receiving sexual pleasure without giving it at the same time”…
Agreed, @Salon. In the rare cases where 12-step programs work, it's due to the support network, not the 12 steps.
I will pay good cash money to have the word 'empowered' removed from the English language.
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@StellaTex yep, lib feminism has become an agenda to push marginalized women into the global capitalist system. Because liberation!
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People who endlessly argue for the right of people to 'self identify' yet simultaneously enforce the identity of 'cis' on everyone. Lol.
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