People are more and more moved by envy now, by the desire to satisfy their...– Fyodor Dostoevsky
Occupational Health and Migrant Farmworkers
champagnecandy:abbyjean: The agriculture industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. While farmworkers face workplace hazards similar to those found in other industrial settings, such as working with heavy machinery and hard physical labor, they also face unique occupational hazards including pesticide exposure, skin disorders, infectious diseases, lung problems,...
They turn the water off, so I live without water, they build walls higher, so I...– Jimmy Santiago Baca
What I learned yesterday courtesy of the New York...
whatilearned-today: New York City’s Times Square only has one remaining homeless occupant. He goes by Heavy, and New York City social workers have not been able to convince him to enter into the housing system since 1990. Declining to be interviewed for the article, Heavy has told patrons of the area that he is a “protector of the neighborhood and cannot possibly leave.”
NYTimes: Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil... →
bradicalmang:ihatethismess:defyinghistoryy: Not sure what to say to this. Definitely not a sustainable solution. No hope. No change. UGH.
Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be For the gentle wind...– William Blake, “Never seek to tell thy love” (via aubade)
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
minority (green day) this was a tough one. i love a lot of “guilty pleasure” music. however, i rarely feel guilty about enjoying music. i will listen to almost any genre & as long as there is some substance to it (a catchy rhythm, a transfixing melody, tight harmonies, strong dynamics, good lyrics) i will probably like it. i hate it when people say they “listen to...
today i am grateful for: growing up agreeing to work through problems forcing myself to reflect back on the last few days & find the positive finding a wonderful job at an organic bakery & cafe tears family peanut butter & banana sandwiches allowing myself comfort food & ru paul’s drag race without feeling guilty for being a couch potato singing phonecalls from far...
goxxip: Submission from loveandzombies yes, that’s right, i submitted this photo & now i am re-blogging it to my own tumblr. beth ditto & i have a few things in common & as a fat-positive raised-on-riot-grrl queer female singer, i have found a lot of joy & inspiration in her outspoken style. look how fucking beautiful she is.
BETH DITTO and life changing moments
seaponies:goxxip:chelebelleslair: “There was a time when I was sleeping on the couch of my aunt who was dying of cancer. Then she died and I didn’t have anywhere to go. How can you do your homework when that’s happening? My teacher took some pity on me… But the whole point of me rambling about that is, I said to my teacher, ‘I can’t be a singer because I’m not pretty enough and I’m fat.’ And...
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
you & me (dave matthews band) i cannot stand his voice. i don’t get why people love them so much. i feel uncomfortable posting this song on here, haha. bleh. i should’ve done bob dylan, at least he was (is? maybe?) a brilliant lyricist. 30 days of music
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable....– Neil Gaiman
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
viðrar vel til loftárása (sigur rós) 30 days of music
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
stewball (joan baez) my mom would sing this to me as a lullaby. my mom wasn’t really a musician, but she had learned a bunch of joan baez songs because she was such a big fan. this was always my favorite, because i loved horses. oh yeah, i was a horse girl. i may not have ridden a horse in years, but i still love this song. and true to form, by the end i feel like it’s probably...
1825 by Alexander Pushkin
poesies: You’re the kind that always loses, Bliss and you are all at odds: You’re too sweet when chance refuses And too clever when it nods.
definatalie:ilovefat: Thin Privilege 101 jerseyjezebel:gandhilove: Not all women’s bodies are oppressed equally. Just because all women feel fat does not mean all women are fat. There is something unique to being fat, whether a person is a man or a woman, that makes that person uniquely oppressed in this society. And failing to acknowledge that is thin privilege. Consider some of the...
lookuplookup: Tobi Vail recently wrote a great entry on her Jigsaw’s Guide to Feminist Theory blog about riot grrrl. In my own work, back then, I wrote about “being inclusive” and was vaguely calling for solidarity, but made no real, sustained attempt at making that happen. Looking back, I think my idea was that if all girls started bands and created their own media, then everyone would be ...
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
jailhouse rock (elvis presley) it’s hard not to shake my hips to elvis! i start moving in my seat at mel’s diner when elvis comes on. i love it, i’ve just got to move! i had a hard time deciding between this song & hound dog…in the end i just love the king. 30 days of music
When we read the history books given to children in the United States, it all...– Howard Zinn - A Peoples History of the United States via crossingborders(via ihatethismess)(via glitterbombing)
Halberstam + Lady Gaga = queergasm →
glitterbombing:guesswhatsvegan: A lot has been said about the “Telephone” video, but I have to give a shout-out to my favorite theorist’s take on it. An excerpt: “Is the old landline a kind of metaphor for male penis and the new “virgin” cell phone a metaphor for the lesbian phallus? I still think that phallic as phones may be and phunny as the connection between phone and phallus becomes...
Oh, get a job? Just get a job? Why don’t I strap on my job helmet and squeeze...– Charlie Kelly This is pertinent to my life right now. (via casanovafrankenstein) Charlie Kelly and I have a lot in common. (via amandatague) Pretty much.