The job is to BUST THE FUCKING PARADIGM APART, not shift it a little bit toward the fat side. The job is to remind people, bodies are not public property and your opinion about an individual’s body is only an opinion, not a valid judgment of their worth as a human being. The JOB is to destroy systemic oppression of nonconforming, rebellious bodies no matter what those bodies look like.” —(via blck-grrl)
Barbara Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America”
I recently read this book, and while several observations and statistics stuck out to me, this quote, on the last page, I believe really sums things up quite well.
Forget the billionaire “job creators” — our working poor are really the ones supporting our economy.
- Journalist: Have you ever measured your hair to see whose was longest?
- George Harrison: No.
- John Lennon: That's not the length we're concerned about.
- Paul McCartney: *laughs*
IT’S NOT MY FAULT THAT YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME, JEEZ