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When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege — Get Bullish — Medium
instead of "in bed," add "because I'm white"

"[T]he right way to talk about this — about 'ruling your world' with mind-control (and servicepeople-control) techniques — involves acknowledging structural barriers that allow some people to do this while punishing others for trying. And it involves a healthy discussion of whether we should."
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december 2013 by cluebucket
Why Do Poor People 'Waste' Money On Luxury Goods?
"You have no idea what you would do if you were poor until you are poor. And not intermittently poor or formerly not-poor, but born poor, expected to be poor and treated by bureaucracies, gatekeepers and well-meaning respectability authorities as inherently poor. Then, and only then, will you understand the relative value of a ridiculous status symbol to someone who intuits that they cannot afford to not have it."
tressie_mcmillan_cottom  talkingpointsmemo  writing  poverty  status  society  culture  america  justice  bureaucracy  policy  feminism  clothing  fashion  appearance  symbol  wealth  2013  2010s  luxury 
november 2013 by cluebucket
The six ways we talk about a teenage girl’s age - Salon.com
"Last week, Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh declared a troubled, now dead, 16-year-old girl culpable for her own rape. (The girl was just 14 when the crime occurred.) While in the process of reducing her rapist’s 15-year sentence to 30 days, he explained that the victim was 'older than her chronological age,' and 'as much in control of the situation' as the 49-year-old teacher found guilty of raping her.
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"This happens with dulling regularity, and has for years.
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"An adolescent girl isn't allowed to be 'her age.' Indeed, she doesn't actually have one age but many that people assess and judge as she goes through her day. When it comes to sexual assault, consent and justice, and individual girl's 'age' is especially a matter of social construction.
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"First, there's her chronological age.
Second, there's the age her body looks — which, for too many people in and out of the justice system, apparently makes a difference in rape.
Third, there's emotional age.
Fourth, there's commercially profitable age.
Fifth, there's media age.
Lastly, there's the age at which a girl is portrayed as 'fair game' for older men."
soraya_chemaly  salon.com  writing  2013  2010s  consent  rape  age  teenage  perception  culture  assault  female  society  maturity  judge  law  america  legal  alcohol  justification  justice  marketing  sexuality  cherice_morales  g._todd_baugh 
september 2013 by cluebucket
Twitter / billclinton: "Once in a lifetime the longed ...
"Once in a lifetime the longed for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme." - Seamus Heaney
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august 2013 by cluebucket
Hijacking feminism - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
"US women do not need to change their attitude; they need, first, job security, good childcare, livable wages for the work they do, and physical security."
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"Indeed, it is extremely disturbing that for these high-powered women the 'woman problem' is no longer about social justice, equity and women's emancipation - as if these have already been achieved - but about affect, behaviour modification and well-roundedness."
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march 2013 by cluebucket
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
Orwell: "Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."

Adam Serwer: "The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission."

TNC: Consider the notion of "imminence." Last year Eric Holder claimed that a lethal strike against an American citizen can only be made if to protect against "an imminent threat of violent attack." But the white paper states that imminence "does not require that the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons or interests will take place in the significant future." Effectively, the word "imminence" has no meaning beyond "we think you're a bad guy."
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february 2013 by cluebucket

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