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bluewatsons:

Even though this commercial is humorously centered on the process of producing orange juice, there is not a single human being present in any of the images. It is a story about making a product in which nobody actually makes anything! This message cleverly sells the product, but it also obscures the real labor that went into growing, picking, and juicing the oranges and downplays the contributions to the process made by real people. All that productive effort is condensed into the image of an orange blossom, as if it can be assumed that such production will just naturally occur like an annual blooming.

The reality of orange juice production is much less sunny. According to statistics recently compiledby the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are roughly 20,000 undocumented workers in Florida that are subjected to harsh working conditions as growers compete with imported oranges in a “race to the bottom” for a cheaper production process. The illegal status of many of these workers makes them easily exploited for substandard wages, because they are often afraid to challenge the policies of their employers.

In a Marxist theoretical perspective, the way that these workers are rendered invisible by the public image of the commercial is a prime example of alienation: a tension in modern capitalism in which the workers in a mass-producing industry are separated from the fruits of their labor. Where at first it was merely the physical product that was taken from those who produced it to be sold in the market, now the credit for even participating in the process is being abstractly torn away.

This commercial also challenges the realities of the labor process, associating modern concepts of work organization such as “the plant” and “upper management” with images of natural growth. These associations allow the commercial to imply that their methods of labor organization are somehow rooted in a simpler way of doing things that is more harmonious with the natural order. By hearkening back to these roots, the organization is rendered harmless, as if to say the complexities of modern labor relations do not apply to the simple production of orange juice. All together, the choice to portray the associations in this commercial serves to hide the realities of agricultural production in the United States and limit the viewer’s potential curiosity about the way the process really works.

—Evan Stewart, “Alienation and Orange Juice: The Invisibility of Labor,” Sociological Images (October 6, 2013)

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suicidegirls:

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suicidegirls:

Hey Tumblr! Do you want to win a 1 year membership to suicidegirls.com? All you have to do is reblog this photo for a chance to win!

Winners will be chosen Friday, December 13th.

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commanderpigg:

you see, the thing about self esteem is

it doesn’t matter how many people you have supporting you, telling you you’re talented, or attractive, or smart

because in the end, if you truly cannot believe it yourself

or worse, if you depend on those outside forces to confirm positive perceptions of yourself

you still feel pretty shitty.

Usually my problem.

I rely on egotism and narcissism to make up for my lack of self-confidence. It’s why i need validation from time to time to make me feel better. Otherwise I’m not productive at all and I just lay around depressed all day.

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I’m Listening to “Lights (Single Version)” by Ellie Goulding (on Today’s Dance Pop Party) http://songza.com/listen/today-s-dance-pop-party-songza via @Songza Android app

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Listening to “Wobble” by V.I.C.(on Today’s Rap Hits) http://songza.com/listen/today-s-rap-hits-songza via @Songza Android app

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I’m Listening to “Wobble” by V.I.C. (on Today’s Rap Hits) http://songza.com/listen/today-s-rap-hits-songza via @Songza Android app

theuppitynegras:

flawlessbitch:

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Oh my god no stahp i’m dying

theuppitynegras:

flawlessbitch:

OMG

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Oh my god no stahp i’m dying

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If you don't enjoy life, you're doing it wrong.: deductions-with-thedoctor: bubbleberrys-bash:...

deductions-with-thedoctor:

bubbleberrys-bash:

cancerousmexicanfetusrapewhistle:

When I was 7 there was a group of really mean girls in my class and one day I pulled out my crayons and one of the girls walked up to my desk and looked me in the eye as she snapped my crayons in half…

Omg y’all are vicious people hahhaha

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zennaphobia:

neshatriumphs:

Rape Culture isn’t real?

All of these should be zero.If you don’t agree, unfollow.


What the actual fuck is this. Assuming of course this is a legit study, it’s fucked up that people have no sense of common decency. Goddamn…

zennaphobia:

neshatriumphs:

Rape Culture isn’t real?

All of these should be zero.
If you don’t agree, unfollow.

What the actual fuck is this.

Assuming of course this is a legit study, it’s fucked up that people have no sense of common decency. Goddamn…

(via prince-of-vagabonds)

Source: bonitabreezy

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misscontraption:

I been listening to 2ne1’s “It Hurts” for like 2 days and it’s their only song I can have on repeat for prolonged periods.

I have a makeup look inspired by the video but I lack both the makeup and the skills to do it.

:(

That song tho.

Source: africanaquarian

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