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    5 Common Assumptions You Never Realized Were Classist

    5 Common Assumptions You Never Realized Were Classist

    1. School Realm: Someone’s Project Being Less Aesthetically Pleasing Than Yours Means They’re Not As Serious About Their Education

    2. Work Realm: Someone’s Attire Being Off-Brand or Lacking in Variety Means They Don’t Care About Their Appearance

    Women get this one particularly bad since our society is still obsessed with women’s clothes defining who they are. Because—you know—objectification.
    This classist belief is one of the many reasons poor people aren’t able to get good-paying jobs: Physical appearances end up being part of the job description.

    And if you’re incapable of wearing a different Saint Laurent—yeah, I just Googled that—skirt every day, you’re fired.

    Nothing to do with hygiene, nothing to do with your productivity. Just because you don’t look as fancy as everyone else.

    3. Food Realm: Someone Who Doesn’t Eat Organically or in a ‘Healthy’ Way Means They’re Lazy or Don’t Care About Their Health

    Have you ever compared prices between organic and non-organic food? Organic food is expensive as hell.

    If you’re able to afford an organic diet, you have financial privilege and have no right to lord that fact over poor people under the guise of shaming us. [I actually agree with this]

    We don’t care about our health because we have less money than you do? That’s a logical fallacy. And just plain elitist.

    4. Home Realm: Homelessness Is a Choice (Or Always the Fault of the One Who Is Homeless)

    5. Personality Realm: Someone Who Doesn’t Partake in the Ego Dance is Rude

    ............................ otherwise the entire article is WTF
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    This was for TJ wasn't it?

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    Yeah, read the article - this is a classic case of a person with way too much time on their hands.

    And it could only be made in Canada, where "classist" might have traction - they have WAY too few people of color for "racist" to make any headway.
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    2. Work Realm: Someone’s Attire Being Off-Brand or Lacking in Variety Means They Don’t Care About Their Appearance
    I hope my boss doesn't read this.
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