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|—||Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Across the Atlantic, p. 103 (via kadalkavithaigal)|
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I fuckin HAAAAAAATE the SNAP challenge.
Congress is so detached from the people they make policy about.
"omg people actually run out of eggs"
DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND POVERTY BEFORE YOU DID THIS.
There’s something really sad about the fact that the only way democrats can fathom fighting against food stamp cuts is through the SNAP challenge. There’s an implicit messages that bother me that say
- Poor people are so invisible that they can’t even be considered to illustrate the realities of their own experience.
- We know living off SNAP is difficult but only care when “good” people live under similar conditions.
- Poor people are pathologically bad and are deserving of this harsh SNAP reality. But middle class poverty tourists live off a SNAP budget for one week and we all crowd around and revel in how commendable, humble, courageous and strong they are to slum it like those poor folks.
There are literally millions of people doing the ~SNAP challenge~ every day not by choice
How about ask them how hard it is
force them to adapt. make them do it for a year.
MAKE THEM DO IT FOR A YEAR.
In month five, take away their cable.
For two weeks in winter (but liveable conditions by poverty standards) take away their heat.
In month eight, take away their vehicle.
In month ten, take away their oven.
In month eleven, take away their stove.
For the last month, take away hot water.
They have to hold their sick and feverish kid all night long, worrying about the fever spiking too high, because it will literally destroy the tiny fragile equilibrium they have to get the bill for the co-pay.
They crack a tooth and can’t afford to fix it until finally they have to have it yanked by one of the few dentists that accept state insurance, after months of pain and fever and inability to eat what food they can afford.
They miss an appointment because they couldn’t get to the office on time (since the car is dead and they’re bussing if they’re lucky enough to live in a place with buses). Their assistance is cut, and they’re lucky if they keep it at all.
The SNAP challenge is weaksauce and it frustrates me to see people doing it lauded when they keep every other piece of comfort and security.
This reminds me of disability simulations. :-/
Particularly when people who advocate the SNAP challenge assume that no one in the room could POSSIBLY know from direct experience what it’s like to be poor.
I’m also confused, like, are we supposed to be sad about these people eating chicken thighs and canned corn? That’s a good meal! That’s what I eat!
do yourself a favor and don’t become friends with people that you have to water yourself down for
How you gon create race and then deny that it’s a factor at every turn?
*trys to hit high note of favorite song*
“The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.” - Anna Julia Cooper
“We have a job as Black women to support whatever is right and to bring justice where we’ve had so much injustice.” - Fannie Lou Hamer
"I honestly believe that I am the only woman in the United States who ever traveled throughout the country with a nursing baby to make political speeches." - Ida B. Wells
"If women want any rights more than they’ve got, why don’t they just take them and not be talking about it." - Sojourner Truth
“No march, movement or agenda that defines manhood in the narrowest terms and seeks to make women lesser partners in this quest for equality can be considered a positive step.” - Angela Davis
"More women should demand to be involved. It’s our right. This is one area where we can get in on the ground floor and possibly help to direct where space exploration will go in the future." - Mae Jemison
"SISTERS. BLACK PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE FREE UNLESS BLACK WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR STRUGGLE, ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR STRUGGLE." - Assata Shakur
"How did I make my living? I haven’t. I have eked out an existence." - Ella Baker
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” - Maya Angelou
"I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me." - Harriet Tubman
"It’s amazing how blind Mexican sons are to their mothers’ shortcomings. A meddlesome, quarrelsome, difficult, possessive mother is seen only as a mother who loves her child too much, instead of the thing she is — an unhappy, lonely…
I’ve never seen a thing that needed to be transparent more than this.