50th and Broadway looking North, 1962
We mustn’t forget the nannies, housecleaners, and other under-represented and undervalued women workers - whose protections are so few and their burdens so many.
also “unemployed” women in the home who perform countless hours of unpaid labor because their work isnt deemed valuable to the capitalist
As an economist, a feminist revolution is extremely needed in macroeconomics. Imagine if all that unpaid caring became productivity that was captured in the GNP! Recession could be a thing of the past!
Honestly I should really start that economics blog. However if you’re interested the wikipedia page for feminist economics is suddenly REALLY GOOD. Also a good description of how much neoclassical economics is hilariously depressing when it describes childcare, housework and caring as ‘non-economic activity’. *cries until all despair is gone, i.e. forever*
man, i am continually getting into arguments which I don’t have enough economics knowledge to get out of effectively - thanks for the link
why he lick me
White model with a bloody lip
Some runway of a designer no one has heard of
Closeup of a hand or neck
Moschino Spring/Summer 2015
For starters, that’s a false analogy. It’s not “the same deal” at all.
Muslims are a minority group in this country. They face huge amounts of prejudice, and are stereotyped for something that is completely inaccurate. “Terrorism” is a racialized term, and white men commit far more violent acts each year in America than Muslims of all races and genders combined.
Men, on the other hand, are NOT a minority group in this country. They do NOT face vast prejudices, and statistically speaking, they DO commit the vast majority of rapes.
Of course, we know that not all men are rapists. Obviously. However, all of them unavoidably exist in a system (rape culture) that privileges them, makes excuses for their actions, and blames victims instead of calling out reality. Claiming “not all men” dismisses that fact.
And like you said, “They shouldn’t excuse the issue because they don’t cause it directly”… but that’s exactly what these comments do.
Consider the following male responses in a discussion of rape:
- "But I’m a good guy! Not all men are rapists, you know. How dare you bunch me in with them.”
- "I agree. Since the vast majority of rapes are perpetrated by men, we should talk about why we teach that rape is an acceptable part of masculinity. I know that being male doesn’t make me a rapist, but other guys need to understand that our sexuality is in control as well."
- "Male entitlement has gone too far. It’s tough, but I always try to call it out when I see it amongst my friends."
Which ones are helpful?
[Also, thanks for asking the question. It’s an important one.]
Derren Brown is magnificent. Yeah he’s the hypnotist/magician bloke from the telly. He was mentioned on both Doctor Who and Sherlock. Here are some of his telly things so you can see for yourself:
(most links are for channel4.com and you’ll need to make and account with them to watch it, I don’t know if you can watch the channel 4 links if you aren’t in England) I have tried to find some links that aren’t channel 4 - message me if you want me to look a bit harder X
Russian Roulette Live
Hero at 30,000 feet
Miracles for sale
Apocalypse part 1 (link 2)
Apocalypse part 2 (link 2)
Fear and Faith part 1 (link 2)
Fear and Faith part 2
The Great Art Robbery
Behind the Mischief
Buy his works:
Trick of the Mind Series 1
Trick of the Mind Series 2
Inside your mind
Posters and good stuff. go nuts:
Derren Brown Store
Derren Brown Website