It is not that the potential of self-education has yet to demonstrated, but that its success has to be suppressed in the service of compulsory education’s true purpose: The cultivation of thoughtless acquiescence and conspicuous consumption defines our culture and fuels the economy. Thus, the education system’s ultimate goal isn’t to impart knowledge or to inspire love thereof, but to train young people not to think much at all, because that’s what makes them good employees and good consumers.
John Taylor Gatto, quoted by Astra Taylor in “The Unschooled Life” (via heteroglossia)
What creates this value? Us. Therefore: WE SHOULD BE PAID TO BLOG.
BLOGGING IS LABOR. SELFIES ARE LABOR. FANDOM IS LABOR. REBLOGGING IS LABOR.
soft butch // hard femme
boy witch // lady wizard
ferocious fairy // gentle goth
boi in a dress // grrrl in a suit
limp wrist // raised fist
Really aspiring to rock that right-hand side. Hard femme is tough, but I think I’ve got lady wizard and gentle goth in the bag.
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REAL LIVE EXAMPLE of interaction between trans and genderqueer folks and cis folks over a contentious figure’s contentious manifesto.