Regarding you, it certainly is.RedAppleGP wrote:I know right! Cause what a ridiculous thing to say.
"You started it!!!!!11111111111"RedAppleGP wrote:Well you started it.
Well, I was a CIT, counselor in training, which is pretty close to a job. Being apart of a club isn't a job. o_ORedAppleGP wrote:That sounded like an internship, not a job.
Of course people are willing to hire you if you're willing to offer services for free.
But by your own logic, I also have had a job. At my school, there is an environmental club that I am in, and we help raise money and we do charity work. We're also planning on helping out at the Samartian Village that's nearby.
I also went to a meeting that offered people to go to Arizona to help set up water stands for illegal immigrants. I didn't get picked for that one, since they only took 15 people and about 90 people applied, but I'm planning on going on the trip that they have in June.
Just because you're doing work for free doesn't mean it isn't competitive. As you pointed out, you didn't get picked for the water stand volunteering.
Newsflash: Until you succeed, you actually DON'T have a source of income.RedAppleGP wrote:Yes, I know capitalism is competitive. That's why you have to compete. If you keep failing, the only solution is to keep trying until you succeed.
And if you're homeless with no source of hygiene, it's very unlikely that you're ever going to succeed in getting a job.
You literally quoted the part where I did.RedAppleGP wrote:I love how you don't address the argument.
You don't think people should have families when they don't have jobs. Ok. So? That doesn't change the fact that they DO have families. Your opinion about whether or not they should doesn't change the simple fact that they DO. Not to mention that some people have families with jobs and then lose their jobs. What are they supposed to do?
It doesn't matter anyway, because what you think should happen doesn't change reality.
I said nothing about intersectionality... So basically, you have no idea what the word means.RedAppleGP wrote: I thought we went over that intersectional theory was PC nonsense.
Intersectionality is the idea that, because all oppression is connected, that you shouldn't be a 'single issue activist', you should fight for all groups together. You don't have to be an intersectionalist to acknowledge the reality of white privilege. You just need to not be blind to your surroundings.
First of all, I didn't even say systematically, and I doubt you even know what that word means.RedAppleGP wrote:Systematically, I've not seen any in recent memory.
Just because it may not be systemic doesn't mean it doesn't exist in other relevant respects. The government might not be discriminating against certain groups through policy, but that doesn't mean certain groups aren't marginalized.
But discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity are still deeply systemic by the government. Reality doesn't a shit what you've 'seen'. Transgender people are still able to be discriminated against in certain states, and there are many areas throughout the country where employers can discriminate against the LGBTQPA+ community in terms of hiring and service.
Yeah, and there's a debate going on in the government right now about whether or not its appropriate to give a white supremacist a major government position in the Trump administration. There are a lot of debates going on.RedAppleGP wrote:There is actually a debate going on that say that women have more rights than men, such as being exempt from selective services, allowing to give consent if they wish to be circumcised (while men are circumcised during infancy), child custody court cases generally being in favor of the mother, regardless of how good of a parent they are, and women getting less jail time than men (not 100% sure about this one).
Of course there are some ways in which women have an easier time, but those few things pale in comparison to other issues.
Um... I guess rapists can be doctors... Wtf are you talking about???RedAppleGP wrote:Yeah, y'know it's not like the rapists/psychiatrists can be referred to as doctors.
Psychiatrists can be referred to as doctors, sure, but you listed them before as a separate thing. And psychiatrists/psychologists have nothing to do with issues of oppression... They treat mental health issues. o_O
Not to mention that you can't name a specific person, you just vaguely reference groups of experts, who aren't even experts in what we're talking about.