Poverty too, like feminism, is often framed as an identity problem. As though the poor had not been created by injustice but are a lost tribe who just happen to exist, and can be rescued in the short term by a system of grievance redressal (administered by NGOs on an individual, person-to-person basis), and whose long-term resurrection will come from Good Governance — under the regime of Global Corporate Capitalism, it goes without saying.
- Arundhati Roy, Capitalism: A Ghost Story (via x09)
Fashion is pop culture and in response to the great interest in it, there are vast amounts of repetitive, regurgitative, positive fashion content. This, while reasoned and truthful dispatches are more rare, as fashion houses and labels now have the power and control access — to samples to borrow for shoots, to designers for interviews, and to their advertising dollars in venues that must be positive. Most independent voices and established publications alike fall in line. The voices of reason, and sometimes dissent, are consequently few, which is why they matter more than ever.