Anonymous said: any good book suggestions that focus on the downfalls of capitalism?
For two really good introductory texts, Benjamin Kunkel’s Utopia or Bust (which deals with contemporary left thinkers and is a good place to get the big names in left theory), and David Harvey’s Contradictions of Capitalism are both really good. Harvey also wrote a book specifically on capitalist crises called The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism. But there’s a whole lot more, guys help this anon out?
i’ve been doing research about jobs/companies that are accepting of trans and the like since i’m going job hunting again next month, and i found this list, which lists trans-friendly businesses. it links to this page, a directory for employers.
tagging so people can see it, i figured this might come in handy for some people!
Stop telling women that we should find ourselves beautiful and that we should love ourselves when you are standing right there, judging us on how our knees look in short skirts and how prominent our boobs are in a sweater and how much makeup we are or are not wearing.
Instead of us working harder on “love your body” and “find your inner beauty”, the rest of the world should be working harder on “stop telling women their bodies are a shameful place to live but that if they’re strong enough, they will learn to embrace that shame.”
This is my body. It’s not “beautiful”. I don’t “love it”. I don’t have to. I don’t have to have any strong feelings about my body. And whatever feelings I do have are not somehow invalid if they’re not glowing reviews.”