Chores go much quicker when you have someone to help you.
This is from the introduction of Nancy Hiller’s The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History and I was going to critique this intro in a way that would benefit people who haven’t necessarily spent their entire adult life reading mainly about the history of women & work in the twentieth century u.s. and who maybe don’t understand immediately why “women’s labor is different because now we buy cherries at the supermarket” is literally the most broken thing a person could ever say BUT instead I wanted to post this paragraph, which I have read over and over and over again now, so that everyone who teaches writing can use it alongside “mistakes were made”
At my regular professional rates the cherry pie I was making would cost around $170. I was stunned by the contrast between the time it took me to make a single pie and how cheaply all these process could be done at a commercial level. In the frozen food department of my regular grocery store I could buy, for less than $10, a pie made from fruit that had to be grown and harvested, seeded and baked into a crust, packaged and transported for possibly thousands of miles, and then marked up, perhaps by 100 percent, for retail sale.
honestly how many beauty bloggers had their boyfriend put their hellmer together for them? this is fucked up
I can’t believe people don’t Get the thing about the mcdonalds hot coffee in the year of our lord 2014 when every single human on earth has worked as a barista before and knows how those fucking machine works and how hot they can get and how important it is not to fuck it up
"in district 8 they make clothes for people in the capitol to wear" EIGHTH GRADERS. THIS IS A LESSON FOR EIGHTH GRADERS.
The people of District 12 apparently love their fiber arts. It’s because they’re real, authentic people, unlike the phony-baloneys from the Capitol, who wear clothes made by sad computers or whatever. [x]
okay the internet knitting community did legitimately freak out about this one because it’s actually a clever piece of fabric. it was frankened/reverse-engineered (in both knit and crochet) within a week of the movie premiere and duplicates are selling for $130 on ebay.
omg dystopian knitwear is one of my favorite topics
sorry this line is fucking stupid, like, the whole point of the book is that the production of the capitol is labor performed by actual people who don’t live in the capitol, including clothes, like?? there’s a whole district for that? it was written for teenagers and children to be like “oh, i see what they are saying about how stuff is made, like in real life.” like it’s made for children to be able to figure it out. jesus lord.
I’m writing a pastoral elegy about dumb baby poets who have never met a sheep in their goddamn life, and enclosure movements, and textile mills
I went back to find this so I could remind myself to do something with “I am seeking to rescue the poor stockinger, the Luddite cropper, the “obsolete” hand-loom weaver, the “Utopian” artisan, and even the deluded follower of Joanna Southcott, from the enormous condescension of posterity” which is what I was talking about even if I didn’t say it but I’m not actually gonna do this any time soon because it’s not a pop punk song although
in looking for this post I found some Blake stuff even though I do have at least half a pop punk song where my Blake feelings (then what about a goat, nibbling a tin can on the ground) but I don’t have any pop punk songs ft. what dread hand & what dread feet which is truly an oversight
the best anticapitalists are the bros employed at east lansing drunk food restaurants who are really bad at doing work
I had a great work day on May Day! but fuck you ‘cause I’m in a union and a public worker and I helped an 8 year old boy learn about juneteenth :) and an enemy of mine got robbed by someone poorer than them probably :)