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I suck at texting unless
- I am in a relationship with you
- You are my mom
- I need something
- Me and you are close as fuck
This is literally the stupidest comic I have ever made and I’m not even sorry
I think I’ve posted about this before, but I can never get over how amazing “Out of the Box” actually was. If you’re looking for a truly feminist children’s show, this is my #1 recommendation.
For starters, the two main characters (who are seen in the gif) are both from marginalised groups but are not stereotypes even a little bit. And as I recall, there was even an episode where they both shared their culture with the children is a positive light.
Secondly, the show is very anti-classist. The premise of the show is that the two main characters are taking care of the children after school until their parents get home from work. They do things such as arts and crafts, and rely heavily on cheap products that can usually be found around the home.
Thirdly, the show was pretty progressive when it came to gender roles and gender expression. As I recall, there was one episode in which the children wanted to do a play about a princess and a dragon. They decided to make puppets by drawing on lunch bags with markers. One of the children, who appeared to be a cis girl, declared that she wanted to be a strong and scary dragon. Another one of the children, who appeared to be a cis boy, declared that he wanted to be a beautiful princess. There was no shaming for this, and no talk about “proper gender roles”. Instead, the two main characters simply applauded the children for the creativity and helped them create their puppets.
I actually might watch all of the episode again one day (if I can find them) and create a full list of reasons why people should watch Out of the Box. But for now, I’ll just leave you with the episodes that I remember.
I loved this show. This and Crashbox
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
People from middle and upper middle class can say these things and get away. People who don’t know what starting capital is can say these things. People who literally don’t know what its like to have nothing or to live in poverty can say these things.
You can’t follow your dreams without some start up cash from somewhere. And most people don’t have that. Like if money was no object and people could just ~live their dreams~ then why are there children starving in 1st world nations
It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”
Actually reblogging again to add commentary:
"All you need is a house and food and a laptop".
And internet for the laptop. And electricity. And plumbing. And heat. And possibly has for your car. Oh and tabs and emissions if you have a car. Travel if you live away from family/friends or have a job that requires it but doesn’t pay for it.
And, hm, what else?
Medications. Doctor appointments. Replacement for things like canes and wheelchairs if they break and your insurance doesn’t cover it (oh, and if you’re self employed, you have to pay for insurance, too).
Not only is this super classist, it’s ableist as fuck.
Also starting a small business is actually pretty pricey in and of itself?
There’s a reason why stereotypical business types say “you gotta spend money to earn money”
I can understand the sentiment behind this comic but I don’t think it’s being very understanding of other people’s economic situations.
I’m reblogging to add commentary because it’s a bullshit argument to say that only people with money can say all this. Bullshit. I was in high-school and decided that I wanted to work with horses to make money- horses are INCREDIBLY expensive- and my parents weren’t going to spend the money to fund that want and desire. And my dad makes good money, but it’s not so he can throw it my way to fund what ever I want. He and my mom came from next to NOTHING and worked their asses off to make a comfortable living. They wanted me to go to college, but weren’t going to pay for it- I’m the youngest of four, they wouldn’t be able to anyways- so I got a job working for shit money at a pet store and saved and saved, did well in school and applied for a hundred scholarships, traded off picking up trash to pay down board for my horse because I really couldn’t afford to be at the barn I had him at ((And we got the horse for free, and I was responsible for his Farrier and Vet costs, not my parents))
When I graduated, I had earned about $1000 in scholarships out of ALL the ones I applied for (And it was a one time only thing) but that was enough to get my foot in the door at Farrier School, I had saved up enough to cover the other $2000 to go, had enough saved and put away to buy my food to live at the school for 6 weeks and when I got out, I did the leg work to find Farriers who would donate their used tools so I could start my business and I busted my ass and got to work because I wanted to own and work with horses and go to college. Granted I’m taking out loans for school, but i’m a a Community College because I can get my degree for less than one year at a University.
I finished shoeing school with less than $300 to my name so I sucked it up and lived in the Dorms at college since my loans would cover it and I got to work. It’s hard, I take 20 hrs, maintain A’s and work and ride on the school’s Equestrian team, I’m following MY DREAM, and it’s not because I have a shit ton of start up capital, I had next to none and what I had was saved over 4 years of working shit minimum wadge jobs. But I didn’t want to work for nothing for my whole life, so I invested in my life and my future and at NINETEEN years old, I own/operate my own business, am currently a full time College Student (Sophomore) working towards a Degree in Equine Science, Ride for my school’s IHSA team and Rent my own house (and pay for internet, and utilities and food and everything inside my house) And I’ve budged for Health Insurance once I’m off my parent’s, pay for my own medications (That insurance doesn’t cover, because they want me to get the more expensive shit so I go generic and get it for next to nothing) also, I have the costs of operating a business, and owning a horse ontop of MY living expenses.
If you come from less than most, there’s still ways to pick youself up, dust yourself off and get to work. What WON’T work is bitching and complaining that only “The middle class” can afford to say this shit. ANYONE can say this shit, there’s 200 million+ people in the United States and 7Billion more in the world. If you want to do something but can’t just whip out a credit card, there is SOMEONE out there that wants to help you, whether it’s someone from the same field (Such as the farrier’s who THROW their old tools at me now a days) or someone who believes in you and gives you $5. If you have the drive and ambition and passion to chase your dreams, there will be people along the way to help you when you need it most.
Nothing in life is guaranteed, for people with or without money, but you have NO chance of reaching your dreams if you don’t suck it up and go after them. Because trust me, a few years working shitty hours for shitty pay, having zero social life so I could also graduate A YEAR EARLY with HONORS from highschool so I could MAYBE get a scholarship has paid off. And it’s not a cake walk yet, I still am not in the lap of luxury, but now I have a skill I can use to trade when money is tight- and a skill to market harder when rent is coming due. The best thing you can do for yourself is learn a hands-on trade and then put your passion and soul into it, because then you will always have money and if it’s a skill you love - like mine is- then it doesn’t matter that I barely get by each month, I still make ends meet and I’m not stressed about having to work extra hours at a place I hate to get it done.
TLDR:: Suck it up Princess/Prince, you want someone, put on your big boy panties and chase your damn dreams because there are ALWAYS ways to get the money, but very few ways to get Happiness. Quit blaming your “Socioeconomic” status, if you don’t like it, change it. The only one REALLY stopping you, is you. It’ll be hard work, and it may not work out in the end, but it will NEVER happen if you don’t TRY.
“i’m so depressed,” posted the caucasian heterosexual cisgender teenage girl on her blog
“I’m so depressed” posted the person who is clinically depressed and who cannot help their depression despite their privilege because depression does not exclusively affect certain groups.
That is the most fourteen year old thing I’ve ever heard.
are you kidding me?? that is the smartest thing i’ve ever heard like she literally fooled several adults into giving her the part that kicked off her incredibly successful career as an actress and let’s not pretend any of us were that clever when we were fourteen
this is why i have trust issues