“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:

According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace

and

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

(via mercy-misrule)

(via bidyke)

gradientlair:

The fabulously talented Little League star Mo’Ne Davis graces the cover of Sports Illustrated! She’s the first ever Little League star to get this cover.

gradientlair:

The fabulously talented Little League star Mo’Ne Davis graces the cover of Sports Illustrated! She’s the first ever Little League star to get this cover.

sketchyblondes:

Come one, come all, and bring your friends along for a potluck brunch fundraiser to support our very favorite in justice-advocating, culture-shifting, feelings-having lezzy media: Autostraddle! As their team says, in the website’s description, “popularity doesn’t equal profit in this industry for indies like us, which’s why we still rely on volunteers and the financial support of our readers to stay standing.” READERS LIKE US! LET’S HELP!
Whether you’re new to the Philly queer scene or a seasoned queer-about-town, join us for the best of all combinations: queers, Autostraddle, and brunch. 100% of the money raised will go towards the website. 100% of the food and drink contributed will go towards us being happy and very full.WHAT IS THE EVENT? This event will do dual duty as both a community meeting-and-greeting space (with food! and cute queers, no doubt) and a fundraiser for Autostraddle. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Since it’s a potluck, we’re encouraging everyone to bring a dish or drink to share AND $10 to donate. In order to coordinate who is bringing what (so we don’t overlap with our dishes), please email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail. We will then hook you into a Google Doc where people can list what they’ll bring.WHO’S INVITED?All are welcome, but please remember that this space is intended for and will center the experiences of queer and trans women and genderqueer folks.WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THIS EVENT?In the long term, we’re hoping to turn “Queer Philly Brunch” (open to snazzy, punnier titles, if someone has a good one) into a monthly event where we raise money for various Philly-based and national organizations which support queer and trans women and genderqueer folks. These potluck dinners will provide deliciousness and community, but also a space for us to potentially host discussions and workshops pertinent to our community, soliciting input from everyone as we go.
Not in Philly but interested in hosting your own fundraiser? Email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail and we’ll give you tips on hosting your own! <3

sketchyblondes:

Come one, come all, and bring your friends along for a potluck brunch fundraiser to support our very favorite in justice-advocating, culture-shifting, feelings-having lezzy media: Autostraddle! As their team says, in the website’s description, “popularity doesn’t equal profit in this industry for indies like us, which’s why we still rely on volunteers and the financial support of our readers to stay standing.” READERS LIKE US! LET’S HELP!

Whether you’re new to the Philly queer scene or a seasoned queer-about-town, join us for the best of all combinations: queers, Autostraddle, and brunch. 100% of the money raised will go towards the website. 100% of the food and drink contributed will go towards us being happy and very full.

WHAT IS THE EVENT? 
This event will do dual duty as both a community meeting-and-greeting space (with food! and cute queers, no doubt) and a fundraiser for Autostraddle. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? 
Since it’s a potluck, we’re encouraging everyone to bring a dish or drink to share AND $10 to donate. In order to coordinate who is bringing what (so we don’t overlap with our dishes), please email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail. We will then hook you into a Google Doc where people can list what they’ll bring.

WHO’S INVITED?
All are welcome, but please remember that this space is intended for and will center the experiences of queer and trans women and genderqueer folks.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THIS EVENT?
In the long term, we’re hoping to turn “Queer Philly Brunch” (open to snazzy, punnier titles, if someone has a good one) into a monthly event where we raise money for various Philly-based and national organizations which support queer and trans women and genderqueer folks. These potluck dinners will provide deliciousness and community, but also a space for us to potentially host discussions and workshops pertinent to our community, soliciting input from everyone as we go.

Not in Philly but interested in hosting your own fundraiser? Email phillyqueerbrunch at gmail and we’ll give you tips on hosting your own! <3

(via autostraddle)

Solidarity is an act, a series of acts, a lifetime of choices and self-education, a deeply felt human compassion, NOT a button on your goddamn denim vest. Or, even really a matter of identity, when it comes right down to it. this seems extremely important to remember (via asgardian-feminist)

(via asgardian-feminist)

loladelphia:

Philadelphia: even our roaches can fuck you up.

TRUTH

loladelphia:

Philadelphia: even our roaches can fuck you up.

TRUTH

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS. 
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored

(via ratgenders-deactivated20140829)

cannaybis:

on loving a controlling abuser

cannaybis:

on loving a controlling abuser

Men have asked over the centuries a question that, in their hands, ironically becomes abstract: “What is reality? ” They have written complicated volumes on this question. The woman who was a battered wife and has escaped knows the answer: reality is when something is happening to you and you know it and can say it and when you say it other people understand what you mean and believe you. — "A Battered Wife Survives" by Andrea Dworkin (page 100)
black-culture:

What you won’t see.

black-culture:

What you won’t see.

(via princess-passion-flower)