/r/LateStageCapitalism - Yet more godless, freedom-hating Communists on Reddit

Audit_The_Autist

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It's actually incredibly :autism:. Taken from pages 201-202 of Culture and Technology: A Primer by Jennifer Daryl Slack and J. Macgregor Wise.
The ways that we enter into assemblages, or are swept up in them, shape possibilities
of behavior, thought, and language. If we think of the modern home as an
assemblage, we can begin to see how the assumptions of that identity affect men
and women differently, affording particular performances of gendered identity.
In Chapter 3 we introduced Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s classic study, More Work for
Mother, which traces the history of what have been called labor-saving technologies
in the home: electric dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators,
vacuum cleaners, and appliances in general. The purpose of these technologies
was to accomplish strenuous tasks with less effort and time, and make life easier.
Although most of these technologies were developed by men working outside
the home, they affected women in the home. Since the tasks addressed by these
technologies have traditionally been women’s tasks, these technologies impinged
on women much more than on men. What Cowan discovered is that these technologies
actually increased the amount of time women spent laboring in the home.
They did not save labor, time, or effort for these women. Instead, the men’s inventions
placed more demands on women and their work. How did this increase
happen? Many tasks once outsourced to others, such as laundry and ironing, could
now be done—and therefore had to be done—at home. Tasks that once included
children and other family members—in such family efforts as “wash day”—
could now be done by one person, and inevitably that one person was the mother.
Furthermore, these technologies contributed to creating a higher standard of
cleanliness than had been previously appreciated and expected. Because we could
now conveniently and easily launder clothes on a daily basis, the technology contributed
to the notion that we must launder them after every wearing to be considered
clean. Carpet cleaning had once been a communal annual or semi-annual
activity for the family. Carpets were rolled up, hauled outside, and beaten. With
the introduction of the vacuum into the household, the carpet could suddenly be
vacuumed and cleaned more frequently, a fact that contributed to the belief that it
must be vacuumed and cleaned more frequently. Sweeping the floor was no longer
good enough. Now carpet cleaning with a vacuum is a solitary activity that can be
performed far more often, even weekly or daily.

For those of you that could get through that without pulling out some hair, good job. Go get yourself a treat.
 

Audit_The_Autist

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Do they provide an alternative to household appliances?
I believe that they were alluding to the fact that in the olden days the local poor women would do all of those chores for the upper, or even middle, class households. Champagne feminists are rarely concerned with lower class women or, God forbid, all of those women in Asia. As far as the author is concerned, the "proper" woman of the house should have other people doing the chores for her and she doesn't care who it is.
 

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Furthermore, these technologies contributed to creating a higher standard of cleanliness than had been previously appreciated and expected.
Cleanliness is a tool of the patriarchy.
 

Captain Oblivious

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Cleanliness is a tool of the patriarchy.

Than Moldylocks is sticking it to the man!
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Tealeaf

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TIL armrests are bourgeoisie construct

Those armrests are designed to make it harder for people to lie down on the benches. This is seen as anti-homeless defensive architecture, which is true.

More insidious defensive architecture makes places harder to simply hang out in. Eg. removing public sitting places and instead designing hang out locations inside commercial facilities where security guards can remove undesirable hangers out.

I don’t blame anyone for choosing to prefer defensive architecture when building new places, but it’s not what I like to see. It shows that the general public is undesirable on average. That’s not good.
 

KimCoppolaAficionado

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Those armrests are designed to make it harder for people to lie down on the benches. This is seen as anti-homeless defensive architecture, which is true.

More insidious defensive architecture makes places harder to simply hang out in. Eg. removing public sitting places and instead designing hang out locations inside commercial facilities where security guards can remove undesirable hangers out.

I don’t blame anyone for choosing to prefer defensive architecture when building new places, but it’s not what I like to see. It shows that the general public is undesirable on average. That’s not good.
It really says something when the first response of our society to the homeless and destitute isn't to try and help them, but make them go and be homeless and destitute somewhere we don't have to see them.
 

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It's humorless and fun-hating PC thugs like the people at Late Stage Capitalism that end up being the Alt-Right's greatest recruitment tool.

Of course, the irony of it all is lost on these soulless commies.
I wouldn't be so relieved at this. It works both ways, with the biggest altright tards pushing people towards communism because those darn pesky centrist liberals just won't shoot up racist old dudes in MAGA hats. It's a scary thing really, even the most self-containing fuckups gaining the ability to snowball into larger movements the moment disappointment in status quo grows into animosity towards moderation and caution. And the worst part, they feed off one another, its like a self-fulfilling prophecy where they see their worst nightmares materialising in one another. The horror! The horror!
 

Positron

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Culture and Technology: A Primer by Jennifer Daryl Slack and J. Macgregor Wise said:
What Cowan discovered is that these technologies actually increased the amount of time women spent laboring in the home. They did not save labor, time, or effort for these women. Instead, the men’s inventions placed more demands on women and their work. How did this increase happen? Many tasks once outsourced to others, such as laundry and ironing, could now be done—and therefore had to be done—at home.
The authors understand that only rich women could "outsource" laundry and ironing right? Right?
 

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