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I wanted to make a tag along blog to the video I just made, because seriously, sometimes I go on rants and forget things. And I can’t remake every video every time I make one, this just helps me live in my OCD perfectionistic world a little bit more.
Crime is naught but misdirected energy. So long as every institution of today, economic, political, social, and moral, conspires to misdirect human energy into wrong channels; so long as most people are out of place doing the things they hate to do, living a life they loathe to live, crime will be inevitable, and all the laws on the statutes can only increase, but never do away with, crime.
—Emma Goldman (via aldoveryou)
Going back to the 1800’s
Via Media Watch: Challenge Media
What most people think causes homelessness:
- Poor money management
What actually causes homelessness:
- a racist criminal justice system
- the ‘war on drugs’
- health care and insurance costs
- the current federal minimum wage
- bankers being assholes
- no federal law protecting paid parental leave
Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female. People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state. When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry. This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.
Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY