The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.
like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless.
not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.
Always here for discussions of Beyonce x feminism
Thank you for the message, I really appreciate it! I am always interested in learning more about this, because I know how important it is to a portion of our audience. It’s hard to contextualize the nature of Gems sometimes because, in the show, they are beings from a world completely different from our own. I suppose they are sexless… but that shouldn’t imply that romantic relationships can’t exist among Gems. And while they do use what we humans recognize as gendered pronouns with each other… Gems definitely don’t have female and male designations amongst themselves. They’re all just Gems, first and foremost!
I honestly like leaving things a little ambiguous, though, in regards to labeling the Gems too hard, because it’s so awesome that all different kinds of people see themselves represented in the show. I don’t want to exclude anyone from feeling a connection to the characters and stories we are telling. I think that is what makes Steven Universe so special, and why I personally am so proud to work on it.
Thanks again for the comment!
you can just tell that Nicki Minaj is the kind of person that when you’re telling a story and everyone else in the group is talking over you, she’s making direct eye contact with you and paying extra attention so that you don’t get discouraged and stop mid-story