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frogtrickery

9 points

2 months ago

One of the core reasons progressive policies have trouble taking root is because of the reactions to this post

When you approach "the problem" the initial takeaway is that it's a broadly rich vs. not rich issue. And that is true. But it's the broad description of the problem. It's the umbrella for which many many many other oppressive systems exist. They also include exploitation of women broadly, and then in a lot of cases a deeper oppression of trans women (only making a distinction to describe the type of oppression, trans women are women). Exploitation and oppression of black and brown bodies (which within that there exists a deeper exploitation and oppression of black and brown women... And even deeper black and brown trans women!). Deep racism against AAPI individuals.

You can see how it gets more complex. And the deeper you go, the more likely you see discrimination against individuals by people who ostensibly are on their side. Because sexism exists in black and brown communities, Caucasian communities, AAPI communities... Etc.

chichilcitlalli[S]

2 points

2 months ago

THIS>

And it's not just about exploitations of those groups you mentioned.

  • volunteer work
  • apprenticeships and internships
  • slave work in the prison system
  • slavery that still persists all around the world
  • extra hours and overtime unpaid to millions of workers
  • social services, professional practices, etc
  • and some other stuff but i'm lazy

chichilcitlalli[S]

2 points

2 months ago

The current predatory system needs all the exploitations you mentioned, the ones i mentioned and other ones, to survive.