helping move a couch with my mom and the first things she says are “don’t you think you need a bra to be moving furniture?” and “oh your hair’s shorter, it looks really boyish, i liked the first cut better” so i feel :) great :) fantastic :) thanks mom :)
After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”
She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important.
this is important. for a lot of low income folks on government benefits, marriage is against their financial self-interest. trying to put a dollar amount of the symbolic value of marriage is hard.
someone put up a sign in the front of this building that says “rethink meeting in here!” and it took me a minute to realize that “rethink” is the name of a club and not an ominous warning against those who would think to meet in this building
If the wages of sin is death, who’s appropriating the surplus value?
Christianity: 1 Marxism: 0
ive never watched the eric andre show but i heard about this specific thing he did and i couldnt find a clip but now i have and here it is
one of my professors made our required reading an article from foreign affairs that’s behind a paywall :)