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all things life, I hope to present it as is. good day.
Sep 18 '14

nprfreshair:

politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Not sure if this is more encouraging or daunting, but it’s definitely interesting!

Sep 18 '14

(Source: word-stuck)

Sep 18 '14
"

Most of the world’s exploited labor comes from women. Women work in the sweatshops and the giant factories. Women sow and tend and harvest the world’s crops. Women carry and birth and raise children. Women wash and clean and shop and cook. Women care for the sick and the elderly. All of this—layer upon layer of labor—is what makes human society possible. Ripping it off is what makes capitalism possible.

The primacy of women’s labor is normally edited out of political discourse, but it’s a fact beyond dispute. More than half of the world’s women have formal jobs. (In some countries in Asia and Latin America, the percentage is well over 60%.) On top of this, women predominate in millions of illegal and semi-legal “off the books” jobs, where they are normally heavily exploited. Meanwhile, some 70% of women’s labor, worth tens of trillions of dollars a year, is unpaid altogether. Most of the world’s women average 31-42 hours per week on family housework alone. Women “do two-thirds of the world’s work, receive 10% of the world’s income and own 1% of the means of production.”

Throughout history, groups and classes of men have fought over the precious resource of women’s labor. All women, but especially working-class women, who constitute the world’s most valuable source of wealth. Hundreds of millions of these women, the core and majority of the working class, lack any private property or social privilege. They have no ownership, claim or control over the means of production. This sets them apart from the upper stratum of wage workers—labor aristocrats and privileged sectors subsidized from capitalist profits.

Instead, they belong to the “lower and deeper” layers of the working class, compelled to offer their labor up for exploitation within capitalism for sheer survival. This part of the working class stands as capitalism’s main labor force and, historically, its direct antagonist.

Many of these working-class women are paid wages; many are not. Few are paid for all their labor. Most are destitute or economically vulnerable. They labor under extreme duress—facing not only the threat of hunger, but also dependency, slavery and male violence backed up by tradition, family structure and law. Their labor and life experience—and their class position—is often substantially different from that of even the men in their own families.

The multi-sided struggle to own, control and exploit this fantastically profitable labor force is expressed on many levels and in many forms: migrations, wars, genocide, cultural movements, populist rebellions, changes in family structure, colonialism, shifting geopolitical alliances, the rise and fall of governments.

Today, the women at the center of the world working class are experiencing dramatic and fundamental changes in their work lives and their social lives. Capitalism, entering a new phase of development, is remaking the working class. This is where a new revolutionary politics must start.

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Sep 17 '14
Sep 17 '14

floodedwithlight:

namelessstreets:

Louis CK nailing it every time.

i love this man.

(Source: theunknown-abyss)

Sep 17 '14
"It’s a survival thing. In America, we lose six queer kids a day to the street. That’s every four hours a queer kid dies, whether it be from freezing to death or getting the shit beat out of them or a drug overdose. This is our next real plague."
Rick Westbrook, founder of the LGBT shelter Lost-n-Found Youth, in The Foresaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families  (via humanrightswatch)

(Source: gregador)

Sep 12 '14

foxhaven:

moarrrmagazine:

What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take? 
- Adam Lupton

Holy mother fuck

Sep 12 '14
bosxe:

perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

This is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.

bosxe:

perfectvic:

LITERALLY MY FAVORITE

This is so much better than any russian roulette or “poison cookie” analogy.

(Source: punkypunk)

Sep 11 '14
Sep 11 '14
incidentalcomics:

A is for Abecedarian
A Literary Alphabet
Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

incidentalcomics:

is for Abecedarian

A Literary Alphabet

Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

Sep 10 '14
"Who taught you to hate being what God made you?"
Malcolm X (via flippinbananas)
Sep 10 '14
"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

Eliezer Yudkowsky 

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

(via toostoked)

(Source: abundance-mine)

Sep 9 '14

my-body-aches-for-you:

burdenedwithgloriousassbutt:

frillious:

superwholock-ontheenterprise:

idontknowwhattonamemytumblr:

The most beautiful scene out of the entire series.

I cried like a bitch

always always reblog

OH HEY GUYS REMEMBER THE OTHER DAY WHEN I WAS RANTING ABOUT HOW VAN GOGH’S LIFE WASN’T SOMETHING TO BE INSPIRED BY? THIS GIFSET MAKES THAT POINT. HE’S CRYING BECAUSE HE DIDN’T KNOW THE IMPACT HE HAD ON PEOPLE.

(Source: ratmanners)

Sep 9 '14
"The beautiful thing about a story is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways. It allows us to learn and discover what we need to do for ourselves in our own journey. Hearing the experiences of others helps you put words to your own story."

Cassie Hoz, “Connectedness and Community

(via twloha)
Sep 9 '14
wnslw:

I want this on a shirt

wnslw:

I want this on a shirt

(Source: freckledshins)