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""[T]he "mode" of the social is a dynamic and integral one. In its character as a formative process, it cannot be an aggregative one. This processual nature requires temporal and spatial aspects, where it is here and now a specific form that will move on to something else in the future. Some aspects of this formation that lie in the now will, therefore, be in the past as well. You cannot tear this live social way of being and its formational journey into component parts and expect it to live and move. Just as a dismembered and dissected human body does not yield up the secret of a conscious evolving life, a "mode" of production does not reveal its live social being when considered as segregated, though "intersecting," social relations and forms of consciousness. This is precisely the error of "the intersectional method…depict the concrete as no more than a "thing" or an "object," as a dead "fact"…Attempts to rupture mutually constitutive and diverse determinations and present this as reality lead to the problems that bedevils social movements that, to be effective, ought to integrate "race," gender, and class. Unintentionally, we produce reified thought objects that defy social understanding and are occlusive or truncated. We confuse the specificity of social forms or figurations with disconnected particularities. Thus, culture becomes nonmaterial, asocial, and solely discursive, while economy or polity lack mediatory forms of consciousness. As noted, this fractured reading results in ideology, in bourgeois democracy’s claim to offer equality of citizenship or rights while legally preserving and enhancing actual social relations of inequality and ruling. In criticizing this bourgeois political economy, Marx repeatedly elaborates his theory of a mode (as style, fashion, ensemble) of production. In opposition to liberal/bourgeois thought, he shows how each specific social form serves as the microcosm of the social macrocosm, just as each physical cell of the body holds the entire genetic code…Seen thus "socially," class cannot be genderless or cultureless, or culture genderless and classless.""

Himani Bannerji, “Building from Marx: Reflections on Class and Race,” 151-53 (http://davidmcnally.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Bannerji-Building-from-Marx.pdf)

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bluestockingsredux:

So, uh, friendly reminder that the worst case scenario for coming out as “lithsexual” or “sapiosexual” is people saying “Huh?” whereas the worst case scenario for coming out as queer is, you know, being murdered.

also no one gives a shit

@2 days ago with 3 notes
#straight people desperately trying to make themselves interesting 

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peuplesvisibles:

Life expectancy for Aboriginals in Toronto is 37: report

"The average person in Toronto has a life expectancy of 75 years. The average Aboriginal person in Toronto can expect to live about half that long – only 37 years. For Aboriginal men it is 34. Those are the finding of a new report by Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a centre with the goal of improving health and well-being of Aboriginal People.
The largest group of aboriginals don’t live in scattered northern outposts – they live in the GTA. Some call Toronto the largest First Nation reserve in the country.
(…)
“We don’t have a huge sample size (only 109 people from 2010 – 2012), but we think it is representative,” says Dr. Rajbir Klair, one of the reports’ authors, to Kevin Newman Live. “It’s a very low age, but there are a fair amount of kids and transients on the list plus a lot of the population is displaced or homeless.”
Shah, Klair and the third author, Dr. Allison Reeves were less concerned about the actual cause of death, which in most cases is related to poverty, but the root causes.
“I was interested in what their life was like,” Shah says. So in addition to the quantitative chart, they also did a qualitative analysis interviewing 20 people close to the deceased. (…)”

(CTV News - 17/04/2014)

peuplesvisibles:

Life expectancy for Aboriginals in Toronto is 37: report

"The average person in Toronto has a life expectancy of 75 years. The average Aboriginal person in Toronto can expect to live about half that long – only 37 years. For Aboriginal men it is 34. Those are the finding of a new report by Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a centre with the goal of improving health and well-being of Aboriginal People.

The largest group of aboriginals don’t live in scattered northern outposts – they live in the GTA. Some call Toronto the largest First Nation reserve in the country.

(…)

“We don’t have a huge sample size (only 109 people from 2010 – 2012), but we think it is representative,” says Dr. Rajbir Klair, one of the reports’ authors, to Kevin Newman Live. “It’s a very low age, but there are a fair amount of kids and transients on the list plus a lot of the population is displaced or homeless.”

Shah, Klair and the third author, Dr. Allison Reeves were less concerned about the actual cause of death, which in most cases is related to poverty, but the root causes.

“I was interested in what their life was like,” Shah says. So in addition to the quantitative chart, they also did a qualitative analysis interviewing 20 people close to the deceased. (…)”

(CTV News - 17/04/2014)

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@20 hours ago with 1150 notes
#broad city #gross babies 

Mrs. Graham’s epic smackdown of some sexist double-standard bullshit…

connoisseurofhumanfolly:

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, y’all:

I beg your pardon, Mrs. Graham—but you get on too fast.  I have not yet said that a boy should be taught to rush into the snares of life,—or even wilfully to seek temptation for the sake of exercising his virtue by overcoming it;—I only say that it is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble the foe;—and if you were to rear an oak sapling in a hothouse, tending it carefully night and day, and shielding it from every breath of wind, you could not expect it to become a hardy tree, like that which has grown up on the mountain-side, exposed to all the action of the elements, and not even sheltered from the shock of the tempest.’

‘Granted;—but would you use the same argument with regard to a girl?’

‘Certainly not.’

‘No; you would have her to be tenderly and delicately nurtured, like a hot-house plant—taught to cling to others for direction and support, and guarded, as much as possible, from the very knowledge of evil.  But will you be so good as to inform me why you make this distinction?  Is it that you think she has no virtue?’

‘Assuredly not.’

‘Well, but you affirm that virtue is only elicited by temptation;—and you think that a woman cannot be too little exposed to temptation, or too little acquainted with vice, or anything connected therewith.  It must be either that you think she is essentially so vicious, or so feeble-minded, that she cannot withstand temptation,—and though she may be pure and innocent as long as she is kept in ignorance and restraint, yet, being destitute of real virtue, to teach her how to sin is at once to make her a sinner, and the greater her knowledge, the wider her liberty, the deeper will be her depravity,—whereas, in the nobler sex, there is a natural tendency to goodness, guarded by a superior fortitude, which, the more it is exercised by trials and dangers, is only the further developed—’

‘Heaven forbid that I should think so!’ I interrupted her at last.

‘Well, then, it must be that you think they are both weak and prone to err, and the slightest error, the merest shadow of pollution, will ruin the one, while the character of the other will be strengthened and embellished—his education properly finished by a little practical acquaintance with forbidden things.  Such experience, to him (to use a trite simile), will be like the storm to the oak, which, though it may scatter the leaves, and snap the smaller branches, serves but to rivet the roots, and to harden and condense the fibres of the tree.  You would have us encourage our sons to prove all things by their own experience, while our daughters must not even profit by the experience of others.  Now I would have both so to benefit by the experience of others, and the precepts of a higher authority, that they should know beforehand to refuse the evil and choose the good, and require no experimental proofs to teach them the evil of transgression.  I would not send a poor girl into the world, unarmed against her foes, and ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself;—and as for my son—if I thought he would grow up to be what you call a man of the world—one that has “seen life,” and glories in his experience, even though he should so far profit by it as to sober down, at length, into a useful and respected member of society—I would rather that he died to-morrow!—rather a thousand times!’ 

@2 days ago with 31 notes

sweetpeche:

reblog for easter

katabarbina

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nokiabae:

frozen breakfast sandwiches: start your day at rock bottom

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@3 days ago with 219 notes

ami-angelwings:

moth866643999642311568:

i found this series of stock images that are supposed to be of bullying but they just look really gay to me

Evangelicals probably buy these stock images in bulk and put them in their pamphlets.  LOOK ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF LESBIAN RECRUITING.

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