“If a CEO gets paid an average of $7000 an hour, or 350 times his or her workers, it could be said that those running our corporations are mo...”
“The best way to stop homelessness is mindbogglingly simple: Give them homes.”
“The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest.”
just so you know
the US minimum wage that we all agree is too low to live on ($15,080/yr) is far more than many legally disabled people receive in benefits the maximum SSI for a single person is $8,796/yrif a disabled person marries another, each drops to a max of $6,600/yr while you’re fighting for 15 maybe look at...
“Here’s an idea. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world which it would do many times over, not one human being excluded, and we can explore space–both inner and outer–together,...
“The take-home from that study is that most women are having an abortion because they say they can’t afford to have a child. And it turns out...”
“America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. Every other nati...”
Poverty and oppression make people fatter
A common fat-phobic belief is that fat people are fat because they overeat. A recent submission to @facebooksexism perfectly illustrates this stereotype and the harmful classist attitudes it perpetuates: Like most fat-phobic beliefs, this stereotype is completely wrong.It is well accepted in public...
“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”
“When someone works for less pay than she can live on - when, for example, she goes hungry so that you can eat more cheaply and conveniently ...”