“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:

According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace

and

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

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nerdscloset:

Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police

"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.
The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.

atane:

nerdscloset:

Miles Davis covered in blood after an altercation with police

"Altercation" sounds so polite, like it was a mutual thing and not one man getting assaulted by the police. Miles got beat up by the police.

The cops assaulted Miles because he was black. He was standing outside Birdland where he just performed and was taking a break. His name was on the marquee. They saw him escort a white female friend from the club into a taxi and then they approached him after as he was taking a smoke break. The cops told him to “move on”. Miles said he was playing at the club and was on break. They weren’t hearing any of that. One cop then punched him in the stomach, while another one cracked him on the head with a nightstick. That’s why he’s covered in blood. He was a victim of police brutality.

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malformalady:

Men of the ‘Kangaroo Society’, in far western Queensland from the Marrinyama group who each year to ‘wake up the ancestors’ with their distinctive dance and rituals. The men perform dance rituals to wake up their ancestors in Cloncurry, Queensland’s north west. Ritual scarification are made to resemble the scratch of a kangaroo. The tribe believed if they made deeper cuts there was less bleeding.
Photo credit: Brook Mitchell/Diimex

malformalady:

Men of the ‘Kangaroo Society’, in far western Queensland from the Marrinyama group who each year to ‘wake up the ancestors’ with their distinctive dance and rituals. The men perform dance rituals to wake up their ancestors in Cloncurry, Queensland’s north west. Ritual scarification are made to resemble the scratch of a kangaroo. The tribe believed if they made deeper cuts there was less bleeding.

Photo credit: Brook Mitchell/Diimex

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Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?
reverseracism:

t-uoi:

inbetweenthelineart:

nocashforknowledge:

My education book is keepin it real

oh hey look A TEXTBOOK SAYS THIS

what book is this?

The Good Book

reverseracism:

t-uoi:

inbetweenthelineart:

nocashforknowledge:

My education book is keepin it real

oh hey look A TEXTBOOK SAYS THIS

what book is this?

The Good Book

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historical-nonfiction:

interesting architecture from Machu Picchu

historical-nonfiction:

interesting architecture from Machu Picchu

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itsjohnsen:

Russian soldiers duck as tanks pass over them, WWII. Bundesarchiv

itsjohnsen:

Russian soldiers duck as tanks pass over them, WWII.
Bundesarchiv

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tarbor:

religiousdad:

#dale

Mr. Worldwide

Dreams are coming true everyday.

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laurakvstheworld:

surechigai:

A flexible rapier made during the 19th century in Toledo, Spain.

I’d wear it as a crown and slit the throat of any man who tried to touch me.

Rapiers are made for stabbing, not cutting, silly.

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Barry Underwood

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