Arguing with victim blaming rape apologists who just don’t get it. Like arguing with a brick wall. But if I stop, I feel like I’m letting the team down. This is why rape culture exists: it’s not because of the rapists, it’s because of the decent people who are completely missing the point.
'You lock your doors, right? How is this different?'
BECAUSE I AM A HUMAN BEING AND NOT A PIECE OF PROPERTY.
Ugh. No wonder rape culture exists. The fight is exhausting.
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”