The food you eat or brush you’re using may have been made by a worker earning less than a dollar an hour — not in the developing world, but in the invisible workforce inside America’s prisons. Share this if you oppose prison labor for profit.
When I was in prison I worked 3 shifts a day, 5 days a week, starting at 5 AM and ending at 8 PM. I was paid $5.25 a month. Pay for the inmates who facilitate UNICOR workers (by making their food, washing their laundry, etc,) is even lower than the wages cited in the above graphics. The prison industry is also a slave industry, and it isn’t just corporations who benefit. All the furniture you see in federal buildings, post offices, DMVs, etc, where do you think it comes from? Prison labor. I think a lot of people know about states that use prison labor for license plates, but fewer people know that the plaques on doors at city halls, and sometimes the doors themselves, come from prison labor. The incarcerated are a hyper-exploited class unto themselves, and almost no one seems to be helping them to organize.
Well, prison isn’t meant to be fun. I’m not saying you deserve it, but there are some horrible, horrible, people in most prisons who should be put to work. You don’t get to murder/ hurt/ terrorize/ whatever someone and get off by being able to lounge about all day.
what the fuck is wrong with you that you think enslaving people is ok if they’re not white + got caught with a bit of weed?
Can you read? Do you know how to read? What part of "but there are some horrible, horrible, people in most prisons who should be put to work. You don’t get to murder/ hurt/ terrorize/ whatever someone and get off by being able to lounge about all day" do you not understand? You silly human. If you READ WHAT I WROTE, you’d see the horrible people part. And where did you see anything about race? Where’s the race part, or did you really just put words in my mouth?
You need to read things before reacting to them. Nowhere did I say anything about being put to work especially if you’re a person of color. I AM a person of color (who smokes by the way, so congrats on assuming, asshole), so kindly take a seat before blowing up with your bullshit SJW self.
I still stand by my statement. If you’re murdering, raping, distributing child porn and fucked up so hard you’re in jail for doing fucked up things, or something along those lines and you’re being made to work for $3/hour under shitty conditions, you fucking deserve it.
it is impossible to talk about prison labor without talking about the profoundly racist ways that it is created and mobilized, and employing the bogeymen of “the criminals who really deserve to be slaves" (as if anyone does) is a distraction tactic to pretend the problem is something other than it is.
that said, every laborer is entitled to the full value of their labor and committing crimes does not change this.if you support prison slave labor please refrain from reading, commenting on, or interacting with my posts. thank you.
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Seriously guys. Stop.
I am embarrassed to even be associated with this fandom right now…
200 hours of gameplay? How much of that do you think will be romance content? There is a whole world to explore, an epic story for you to play through! So many different characters to talk to and experience, including Varric. But, instead of appreciating that, you have to harass the developers who have spent so much time and put SO MUCH WORK into this incredible game for you to play because you can’t fuck the dwarf? They’ve given this fandom so much in this new game. The Iron BullxDwarf Inquisitor romance for example.
I know you’re upset and I know it sucks not being able to romance the character you want, but the devs made a creative decision in their game for, from what I can understand, story purposes. If you want to romance the dwarf, you go and make the game.
STOP HARASSING THE DEVELOPERS.
what’s an asexual’s favorite color?
the fact women are viewed as being more sexy at 15 than 40 is the creepiest thing in the world
when i was 12 years old my health teacher told us all that he thought girls were the most beautiful at age 14-15 and we would never be that beautiful again for the rest of our lives
back then it scared me that i wouldnt stay pretty
once i got older it scared me that he found no shame in saying that, and neither do countless other men
so i combined derse and prospit together with painttoolsai using the luminosity feature and…………
look at it…….
that’s so…. pretty… omg let’s all dream here pls
I’ve lived here all my life.
And then everyone lived on Derspit, the end.
headcanon time!: derspit is what happens when one person tries to play Sburb/etc by his or her self. Either through two computers running the program at the same time or through bizarre cheating methods.
It’s an attempt by the game to create both moons despite there being only one bed, forcing the player to go through weird glitchy mixtures of events from both areas.
The Derspitiatites (dersite+prospitian= Ders-pit-ti-a-tites) are at war with themselves and are extremely glitchy and volatile, expressing both Heroic and Just traits. They both wish for the game to be continued and for the game to be lost, and are neither helpful nor harmful towards the player. They are so volatile that they become neutral by default.
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible to win the game, due to the black and white king being the same character. The reckoning, along with all other moon-based events, must be started by the PLAYER in order for them to get farther into the game.
heres a Derspitiatite arch/antiagent (cheap jack edit) to make reading all that worth your while a bit
“…are at war with themselves and are extremely glitchy and volatile”
so baSICALLY THE TRICKSTERS
BE A THING
CAN THIS BE WHERE THE TRICKSTERS DREAM OMFG
OH MAN EVEN THE COLOUR SCHEME WORKS FOR TRICKSTERS
HEADCANON ACCEPTED OH MY GOD
CAN WE FUCKING DISCUSS THE ABSOLUTE S L A U G H T E R
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though.
It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.
But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.
So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her.
When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.
Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.
And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena.
And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts.
She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.
In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in.
Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.
Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread.
Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag.
The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.
The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.
So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition.
Rue was the real Mockingjay.
Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?
Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.
The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.
That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book
Wonder why they gloss over that…