@3 days ago with 11 notes
#laqr issue 7 #queer 'zines #queer revolt #radqueer
Like writing angsty poems in your journal? Enjoy doodling hella gay shit in notebooks?
Well, maybe it’s time you shared your stories, thoughts, art & whateverthefuck you want in the upcoming LAQR Space issue!
Yes, space! The normalized spaces of our society are commodified, unfree, oppressive. But we actively create spaces which are liberated within these dominant narratives. The prison industrial complex coupled with the police state, which is increasingly militarized comes down hard on queer, nonwhite bodies and makes our struggle difficult.
**Email or Facebook your submissions by Sept 1st**
Queer Rage & Solidarity,
Reblogging as a reminder :)
@3 days ago with 1 note
#capitalism and disability #capitalism is ableist #ableism #disability issues #laqr #los angeles queer resistance #fuck capitalism #fuck ableism #disability workshops #echo chambers
|||||$||||| CAPITALISM IS AN INHERENTLY ABLEIST SYSTEM |||||$|||||
DISABILITY and ABILITY are categories based on the social construct of body normativity and are used to explain how productive a persxn is based on how their body functions.
UNDER CAPITALISM, employers view able-bodied people as more productive workers, which means it’s harder for disabled folx to find jobs.
- According to statistics published by the Dept. of Labor, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities last month was 12.1% versus the 6.3% unemployment rate for folx without disabilities.
But even if a persxn with a disability IS HIRED in the U.S., there’s a federal law that allows employers to pay them SUBMINIMUM WAGES AS LOW AS $0.22/HR!! (Remember a couple years back when multi-billion dollar Goodwill was put on blast for doing just that?)
ON TOP OF THAT, the State rakes in BILLIONS by taking the majority of the public assistance program funds many disabled folx live off of, as well as putting disabled folx in prisons, mental institutions, and nursing homes.
During the workshop, we’ll be discussing these issues to better understand why capitalism is more HARMFUL THAN HELPFUL to the disabled community
"Everyone deserves to be seen as who they are, such as disabled people who want their sexuality to be recognized. Because our society places so much stake in, particularly women’s, sexual desirability that values whiteness, thinness, and able bodied appearance, widespread desexualization of visibly disabled people goes hand-in-hand with the dehumanization of disabled people. This desexualization is directly related to the higher levels of sexual assault and abuse that disabled people experience."
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