alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

alithea:

canisfamiliaris:

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

The answer is NO.

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

(via sunfoundation)

this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!

  1. that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
  2. the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
  3. also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
  4. that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
  5. same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
  6. there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
  7. you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
  8. seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
  9. eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
  10. there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.

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parttimeshuffle:

amtrax:

fiddlemod:

Arin Hanson

A lot of this also applies to voiceover.  I get a lot of people who ask me “How do you get in to voiceover, how do you promote yourself, etc” and Egoraptor tells it like it is.

Everything about this post is beautiful because often in a lot of cases unfortunately artists are given a bad rap for self-promotion and being ambitious in regards to moving their career forward and there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to move forward and taking measures to do so professionally.


How will people know you, if they don’t know you?

(via hoodkage)

the-goddamazon:

the-modern-muckraker:

silent3:

throwingshadepodcast:

What year is this

x / x

There’s a reason I hated that sappy, watery, pathetic book. Now I know what it is.

her face tho

Isn’t it really that shocking, though?

All his books take place in these quaint little American towns where virtually no POC exist. He literally writes his own little fantasy world where POC are just these people who live elsewhere or don’t exist at all, and white people are falling in love with each other all over the place.

Someone who can’t write diversity into their own fucking fiction couldn’t possibly give a shit about diversity in real life.

(via beautiful-ambition)

imsoshive:

validx2:

Even mom  turnt

ayeeeeeeeeeeeeee

(via wingbeifong)

glamchronicles:

BLOOMING BLUES
Hi everyone!!
The last bit of summer is almost here and its bitter/sweet for me. I love autumn and im excited its almost here but at the same time i dont want summer to leave just yet. :( Eitherway im trying to enjoy this lovely weather in atlanta. Today’s post is a casual look i thought i should share. I love this colorful blazer and decided to pair it with some denims. Your regular jeans can be worn however you want it. This is how im wearing mine today. “Simple Chic and on the Go” Enjoy! ♥
Have a great week

Top: H & M

Jeans: Forever 21

Blazer: Marshalls

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace : Vintage (thrifted)

(via lacquerandcandy)

slutevaaa:

thehowlingwolf:

themaddfeminist:

radicalmayhem:

whatfreshhellisthis:

iamayoungfeminist:

whatfreshhellisthis:

Uhm this is some transmisogynistic bullshit why is it here

#transmisogyny#feminist vagina worship will never not be weird and awful
Um this is wrong on so many levels. 
1. Women are told from birth that their genitals are gross and wrong and disgusting. 
2. There is a whole market aimed at women to make their vulvas/vaginas more “acceptable”. From douches to plastic surgery to make your vagina “tighter”. It’s everywhere. 
3. Being proud of one’s vagina is saying Fuck You to all of the bullshit misogyny that the world throws at women for having vaginas. 
Men get to literally worship their penis and no one says anything, but the moment that women want to be proud of her vagina? 
Oh no, that’s transmisogyny. 
Bullshit. 

They hate you because you’re a woman and they fight to control your body because you’re a woman.
Trans women are raped and murdered for having penises (or for being assumed to have penises); trans men are afforded privilege for accessing manhood.
It’s your relationship to womanhood, not bodies, that determine the shit you get under patriarchy
Seriously, this is some half-assed TWERF analysis. Do better.

No, YOU do better. Female oppression has always, from the very beginning, been about our bodies. 




Read that, and tell me - do you think we were oppressed because we had some inner “feeling” of being women, and men could somehow magically sense that and hated it? No. We were oppressed because we are a resource - because of our bodies.
Seriously, this is some lazy pomo detached-from-reality wannabe-analysis. Do better.

Oh my god, someone’s literally trying to tell women that they’re oppression has nothing to do with their bodies…

JFC! Being a woman and saying you’re proud of your vagina is transmisgyny?!?!?!?!? NO it’s fucking not!!!! This post said NOTHING about trans people! But of course, women can’t talk about their bodies without being called transphobic. Aren’t trans activists the same people who refer to us as “people with vaginas/uteruses” but as soon as we say we’re actually proud of our vagina, it’s transmisgynistic????

op doesn’t even associate vaginas with women i’m so confused..

slutevaaa:

thehowlingwolf:

themaddfeminist:

radicalmayhem:

whatfreshhellisthis:

iamayoungfeminist:

whatfreshhellisthis:

Uhm this is some transmisogynistic bullshit why is it here

Um this is wrong on so many levels. 

1. Women are told from birth that their genitals are gross and wrong and disgusting. 

2. There is a whole market aimed at women to make their vulvas/vaginas more “acceptable”. From douches to plastic surgery to make your vagina “tighter”. It’s everywhere. 

3. Being proud of one’s vagina is saying Fuck You to all of the bullshit misogyny that the world throws at women for having vaginas. 

Men get to literally worship their penis and no one says anything, but the moment that women want to be proud of her vagina? 

Oh no, that’s transmisogyny. 

Bullshit. 

They hate you because you’re a woman and they fight to control your body because you’re a woman.

Trans women are raped and murdered for having penises (or for being assumed to have penises); trans men are afforded privilege for accessing manhood.

It’s your relationship to womanhood, not bodies, that determine the shit you get under patriarchy

Seriously, this is some half-assed TWERF analysis. Do better.

No, YOU do better. Female oppression has always, from the very beginning, been about our bodies. 

Read that, and tell me - do you think we were oppressed because we had some inner “feeling” of being women, and men could somehow magically sense that and hated it? No. We were oppressed because we are a resource - because of our bodies.

Seriously, this is some lazy pomo detached-from-reality wannabe-analysis. Do better.

Oh my god, someone’s literally trying to tell women that they’re oppression has nothing to do with their bodies…

JFC! Being a woman and saying you’re proud of your vagina is transmisgyny?!?!?!?!? NO it’s fucking not!!!! This post said NOTHING about trans people! But of course, women can’t talk about their bodies without being called transphobic. Aren’t trans activists the same people who refer to us as “people with vaginas/uteruses” but as soon as we say we’re actually proud of our vagina, it’s transmisgynistic????

op doesn’t even associate vaginas with women i’m so confused..

(Source: wendynp)

nowinexile:

A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases. 

(via babybutta)