“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing."
a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:
According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.
I’ve reblogged this before but it will never stop speaking to my soul.
Fooling exploited people into thinking everything is just the way it should be is one of the most disturbing things about capitalism.
Reblogging this so hard rn.
Reblogging again! and again
Anonymous said: Any tips on how ican lose that hour glass figure ? I'm pre t and my stomach seems to be out of shape basically . I appreciate any workout routines you might have (: thanks Limo
Hour glass figure. Getting rid of that is by working the areas in your core, and mid-back.
this will widen your back, straightening out your back and between your hips and chest.
wide grip pull ups. If you cant do them right away, then put a chair under you, and lightly assist yourself, but dont push up from the chair, just pull yourself up with your arms using your back. do 10-12 of these for 3 sets. slow, all the way up and all the way down.
Barbell Bent Over Row. ( you could also do this with dumbbells if you dont have a barbell)
Your grip should be wider than shoulder width. You should tighten your core and straighten your back as you do this. slow but powerful movements, hold it for one second when you pull it up. 10-12 reps, 3 sets.
Okay, another important area you want to target is the obliques, my favorite.
Lay on one side of your body with your back completely straight and slowly crunch your legs towards your torso. Really squeeze your side/obliques. At the peak contraction point, or the point where you’re squeezing the hardest, hold it there for 45 seconds. Don’t worry if you’re unable to get 45 seconds right away, hold it for as long as you can and slowly build up to 45 seconds over time. Repeat for the other side. Do this once now, and again at the end of the work out.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand.Stand up straight with your feet about shoulder width apart.Bend your body whilst lowering one weight closer to the floor.Go as far as you can.In a controlled motion, raise up again. Repeat the same motion in alternate direction.Do 4 sets of 15 reps on each side.
These are side crunches. and yes you have to smile like that as you do it.
This is the exact form, hair cut included, too. Do at least 2 sets of 20-30 reps. Work up to 3 sets 30-40 reps, and then 5 sets 40-50 reps. Give it time, work yourself up slowly.
and there you go. Make sure you work yourself fully. sometimes doing crunches, you want to stop and swear you have no more juice left. but if you really push yourself, thats my challenge to you, i swear you will pull an inner strength out of you that you didnt even know you had. Eventually you can look just like this:
Now that’s exciting. Good luck. It’s worth the hard work, give it about a month and you will be seeing differences, and in time, some massive differences.