The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire. After seeing children in India drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool, she decided, in her words, “to find a solution to the global water crisis.” And then she actually made some progress towards that goal, developing a solar-powered water purification system.
She is the future
Ever notice how it’s always brilliant teenagers making stuff that will actually solve the world’s worst problems, like what do adults even do?
Gentrification spreads the myth of native incompetence: That people need to be imported to be important, that a sign of a neighbourhood’s ‘success’ is the removal of its poorest residents. True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied.
Sarah Kendzior, The Peril of Hipster Economics (x)
"True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied."
Gentrification is, “We’ll give the support and resources that should have gone to your neighborhood, only after removing you from it…”
if your feminism isn’t anti porn and anti capitalism (which go hand in hand) it’s completely useless.
Corollary: if your anti-capitalist radicalism doesn’t recognize that women are the most exploited class under capitalism, it’s completely useless.