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Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

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theroguefeminist:

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1uppitynegress:

policymic:

Chase Bank is slut-shaming porn stars now

It’s tough out there for a porn star — if you have the misfortune of banking with Chase Bank, that is. Adult performers across the industry are reporting that JPMorgan Chase has sent hundreds of letters to adult performers informing them that their accounts will be closed May 11.
This story was supplemented by reporting by Perez Hilton, who spoke to several sources inside the adult industry, one of whom sent a screenshot of the letter. “We recently reviewed the account and determined that we will be closing it on May 11, 2014,” the letter from Chase wrote. “Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.”
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What the hell?!? Why would Chase be rejecting any money?!?

This is ridiculous.

A bank with a morality clause. The jokes write themselves.

this is disgusting

Signal boosting this to let all people in the adult entertainment industry who see this know NOT to use this bank or have any dealings with these REPULSIVE and WORTHLESS misogynistic sub-human fuckwits

Here’s another article on it.  And a more recent story: Chase has been asking their employees if they are LGBT or an LGBT ally.  Some would wonder if they plan to fire employees who do identify as such, under the same “morality clause” that has lead them to cancel sex workers accounts. 

I’m going to print this up and make a bajillion flyers, and bring them with me to pride events. If these assholes show up with their corporate ~*PRIDE*~ I’m going to make it rain.

Aaaand now I need to close my credit card with them. ASAP.

whimsyandmayhem:

pandoradeloeste:

dr-archeville:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

theroguefeminist:

yepdeesaidit:

kindredsmile:

1uppitynegress:

policymic:

Chase Bank is slut-shaming porn stars now

It’s tough out there for a porn star — if you have the misfortune of banking with Chase Bank, that is. Adult performers across the industry are reporting that JPMorgan Chase has sent hundreds of letters to adult performers informing them that their accounts will be closed May 11.

This story was supplemented by reporting by Perez Hilton, who spoke to several sources inside the adult industry, one of whom sent a screenshot of the letter. “We recently reviewed the account and determined that we will be closing it on May 11, 2014,” the letter from Chase wrote. “Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.”

Read moreFollow policymic

What the hell?!? Why would Chase be rejecting any money?!?

This is ridiculous.

A bank with a morality clause. The jokes write themselves.

this is disgusting

Signal boosting this to let all people in the adult entertainment industry who see this know NOT to use this bank or have any dealings with these REPULSIVE and WORTHLESS misogynistic sub-human fuckwits

Here’s another article on it.  And a more recent story: Chase has been asking their employees if they are LGBT or an LGBT ally.  Some would wonder if they plan to fire employees who do identify as such, under the same “morality clause” that has lead them to cancel sex workers accounts. 

I’m going to print this up and make a bajillion flyers, and bring them with me to pride events. If these assholes show up with their corporate ~*PRIDE*~ I’m going to make it rain.

Aaaand now I need to close my credit card with them. ASAP.

(Source: micdotcom)

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Oh god guys. JK Rowling is a genius, and so is this person.

the thing I love about this fandom is that there are 7 books and 8 movies to observe. so every once in a while some blessed soul finds a piece of information that makes all the magic resurface again

Mind. Blown. 

Oh Lord…it’s a metaphor too. It’s symbolic of Neville holding on to his past, the horrors of what happened to his parents, of being a passive vessel for that atrocity. As if the terrible thing kept happening and would never stop happening. 
When he moves forward and becomes part of his own story instead of the story of his past, his strength surges. 

edwardspoonhands:

karenhallion:

miss-nobody13:

itsprongs:

Oh god guys. JK Rowling is a genius, and so is this person.

the thing I love about this fandom is that there are 7 books and 8 movies to observe. so every once in a while some blessed soul finds a piece of information that makes all the magic resurface again

Mind. Blown. 

Oh Lord…it’s a metaphor too. It’s symbolic of Neville holding on to his past, the horrors of what happened to his parents, of being a passive vessel for that atrocity. As if the terrible thing kept happening and would never stop happening. 

When he moves forward and becomes part of his own story instead of the story of his past, his strength surges. 

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onewomanareme:

Lets do an experiment: reblog if you would feel safer hanging out with trans*women (regardless of what genitals they currently posses) than Cis women who are trans*phobic and deny trans*women’s obvious womanhood.

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I have been developing the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness for years. It’s a perfectly calibrated recipe for maximum personal achievement. Categories include: Capitalism, God’s way of determining who is smart, and who is poor. Crying, acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon. Rage. Poise. Property rights. Fish, for sport only, not for meat. Fish meat is practically a vegetable.
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