We have to talk about what does it mean to be a progressive. We have to talk about what does it mean to be an American. So let’s spend a minute talking about what we believe.
We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it. We’re willing to fight for it.
We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth, and we will fight for it.
We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality, and we will fight for it.
We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, that means raising the minimum wage, and we will fight for it. We will fight for it. And let me add to that, we believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them. That’s what it means. You bet.
We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt, and we are willing to fight for it. We are willing.
We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions, and we will fight for them. We will fight.
Oh, we believe… only I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014… We believe in equal pay for equal work, and we’re willing to fight for it. You bet.
Yup. We’re going to do this. We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America, and we’re willing to fight for it. You bet.
We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform, and we’re willing to fight for it. That’s right.
Oh, and we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it."
We need this because reasons. This one’s for the coffee drinkers amongst you - British designer Joshua Renouf has come up with a coffee making alarm clock which can wake you up with a fresh cup of joe.
According to the most recent census, 113,000 janitors in the U.S. have at least a bachelor’s degree. And, over 18,000 have a master’s degree or Ph.D.
This makes me feel just a smidge better about my shitty job and unused bachelor’s degree
"November 19th, 2013,
‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times."
My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via mediocremediocrity)
"All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life - where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it."
Miranda July (via mediocremediocrity)