Junk doodles and studies - feelin ready for the Hobbit on Saturday!!
How could something so basic be in such short supply? Diapers are expensive—up to $100 a month—particularly for women who don’t have transportation and must rely on bodegas and local convenience stores. Some women reported spending 6 percent of their total income on paper nappies. And before you say, “Let them use cloth,” Marie Antoinette, bear in mind that diaper services are expensive, few poor women have their own washing machines, most laundromats don’t permit customers to launder dirty diapers and most daycare programs don’t allow cloth diapers. Like fresh fruit and vegetables, humanely raised meat and dairy products, and organic baby food, cloth diapers are the province of the well-off.
Despite this clear need, however, diapers are not covered by the food stamp program (SNAP) or by the Women, Infants, and Children feeding program. The government apparently finds them unnecessary, like other hygiene products (toilet paper, menstrual supplies, toothpaste, even soap), which are also, unlike food, subject to sales tax. Never mind that babies can’t choose not to pee and poo and did not select their parents. Never mind, too, that those grandmothers who are the hardest hit caregivers are performing a crucial social task—and saving the taxpayer millions—by keeping those kids out of foster care.
Food, it’s true, is even more basic than diapers. But some people believe low-income children don’t really need that either. If House Republicans have their way, 4 to 6 million SNAP recipients may soon find themselves bounced from the rolls. This, at a time when the Department of Agriculture tells us that 17.6 million households regularly go hungry, up from 12 million ten years ago. Proving yet again that there really is a difference between the parties, Republicans want to cut the food stamp budget by $40 billion over the next ten years.
This is why its annoying when people say its sooooooo much more expensive to eat healthy.
BULL. FUCKING. SHIT.
I go shopping for my entire family—I draw up the grocery list, I go to the store, I pick up the food, I know how much we pay for the goddamn stuff.
YOU CAN NOT FIND THIS SHIT FOR THAT FUCKING CHEAP. I don’t know where these morons went to get these prices but fuck them, cause nowhere around here is food like this that cheap. Where the fuck are they buying 2 pounds of chicken breast for $2? Not to mention, you can’t just buy some off brand shit and expect it to taste the same as the brand food that most people want.
This is not taking into account the time it takes to make food! I can spend hours shopping then returning to cook meals or I can go down the road and pick up something to eat in five minutes.
Thank you LH for your commentary!
No but for real though Danielle and I get our food from Aldi, aka cheapest food around, and I have *never* seen ground beef at even 80% lean for less than 3 bucks a pound. I agree with LH these prices are either fudged or not from this decade
I happen to work in a grocery store, so let me break that big top photo down for you into actual prices for the Greater Boston area:
- 1 box Morningstar burgers: $4.99
- 1 pound lean ground beef (I’ve never heard of 96% lean but you think 10 lbs of potatoes is $2 so): ~$4.63
- 1 lb cashews: at least $6. Organic will run you $9 or $10.
- 1 lb strawberries: $6.99 WHEN THEY’RE IN SEASON (a pint costs $5). In the winter expect to spend about $8 or $9.
- let’s just pretend you meant 1 pound of potatoes, okay?: $1.99 - $2.49 per pound, depending on variety.
- 1 gallon of real orange juice: $5.49
- 1 pound of frozen mixed vegetables: $1.99
- 1 bunch of broccoli: I forget but I think it’s $1.99 or $2.49
- 1 pound of pintos: $2.39
Let’s add that up, shall we?
That brings us out to $37 on the conservative side.
In short: fuck you, fuck your assumptive classism, go away.
THANK YOU COMMENTARY
FUCK YOU OP
^^Judging by those prices it’s likely this was made in the South. Those are more accurate to down here in Texas. I know for a fact that cost of living is much higher up in the northeast, (I used to live in New Hampshire NEVER got paid minimum wage until I moved to New Mexico and then to Texas). States with higher living cost are going to find higher prices in the stores. Thing is most people down here in the south are paid a lot less than the majority up there in MA. Everything is dependent on WHERE you are living. Strawberries are easily found here same package for $2 bucks. Then again, strawberries ARE GROWN HERE IN TEXAS. Everything is comparative for regional differences. However, comparing buying groceries at the store, to eating out fast food, is a difference. You can make your money stretch a lot more actually cooking food at home rather than spending it on junk food made by teenagers that hate their job and cook you pre made crap food. I’ve worked in fast food for 13 years, trust me, cook at home. Make the effort. It’s worth it.
Actually not true. If it weren’t for fast food I would have starved when I was younger.
There were times we had no food so the help of a neighbor taking me to a local fast food place to get a dollar sandwich would hold me over till we got actual food.
You are totally right about the regional stuff but you are not completely accurate with making a home meal is cheaper than buying.
The only meal cheaper is instant stuff like ramen or cooking eggs. Everything else or anything $5 or more is kinda on the expensive side. Because if you haven’t noticed things add up quickly.
When I say I really hate how people have this fast food can kill you idea, for one, they do serve alternative stuff even if its still not the healthiest. And second if you don’t eat it everyday but for some people that’s the only thing they can afford.
For example my friend has 3 sisters, one of them is under disability. There mom is a single working mom, do you realize how much cheaper it is to get a whole meal for there family for a drive thru then getting groceries for a home cooked meal?
Yeah I definitely can’t buy that much for $20. Not in this day and age anyway.
Also, “make the effort” is kind of a thoughtless thing to say to people who have draining wage jobs and/or children to take care of.
OP, i work as a cashier at a grocery store and you sure as hell cannot buy the vegetables and other healthier meal choices you’ve presented us in the examples for less than $20. maybe a few of those items, but certainly not all.
and another thing: a lot (if not all) of meats and produce prices are determined by weight, so you’re not getting a whole lot of food per pound if you want to spend only $20. i’ve seen ground beef prices from as low as $3 to $7 or $8. it’s insane.
granted, it is possible to buy items for a meal under $15, i’ve seen it happen a few times. but it’s really rare. so, fast food is often an easier and less costly purchase.
Adding my two cents to this—
Half the stuff in that picture is “Great Value” stuff which, granted, is cheaper than regular health food, but for a reason. If you turned the package over you get a whole long list of processed JUNK that is disgusting and terrible for you to the point where sometimes, eating fast food would be healthier.
If you can’t pronounce something, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.
And when it comes to the home vs fast food question, a lot of people don’t consider that every time you cook a meal home, you’re adding to your gas and electric bill. You’re adding to your water bill to boil some pasta or wash the dishes. You have to have the money to BUY dishes and cookware in the first place, which can cost a lot all at once.
This argument rarely ever touches on the problems of assuming everyone has the facilities or resources to cook and keep fresh food. I work closely with the food bank in my area, and we sometimes have trouble giving away fresh food items because people either don’t have a way to keep it from spoiling or they only have a toaster or microwave to heat things up. Sure salad can be healthy and cheap, but not everyone can go shopping every day to buy one serving’s worth to keep from wasting money.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013"
College Final Major Project
These are posters I created for my final major project at the end of my 2-year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design.
I decided to create an information pack for schools and colleges providing resources for them to share with students about LGBT+ issues.
Created in Illustrator.
You are welcome to print these for your own personal use or to put up in LGBT+ safe spaces/societies/clubs/etc.
"Inside Out" is a fictional campaign.
this is one of the most well written displays i’ve ever seen on this website and it actually cleared up some confusion i had, thank you so much for this!
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Anonymous asked: So did you watch Revenge of the Sith? If so, how did you feel about the parts when the Jedi were all killed?
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