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Should I be the shady person to point out a right wing troll saying AOC doesn’t look poor enough to discuss real estate burden of DC sounds like ppl on the Left who regularly attack unaffiliated WoC who don’t perform poverty to spec and think a verified account = middle class.🌚
Because his tweet...mirrors a lot I have seen over the years. From your fave activists. Crying about Lauren’s old Chanel Twitter header. One crying over my tea being $3.00 and not $1.00. One crying over my eyeliner prices, but doing so from a gentrified house tho.😹
The classism involved in needing poverty to be a performance—while purposely ignoring that ppl 1) have to look the part to avoid further classist abuse 2) can access small goods easier than land/real estate 3) shop smart/well, thrift/gift—is on all sides of political spectrum.🌚
Ppl need poor folks & working class folks to perform poverty in a certain way and it must be devoid of joy or pleasure. Not only objects they want deprived. They want actual joy or pleasure (whether associated with tangible goods or non-tangible experiences) to be absent as well.
(Hey I know someone who developed an entire theory on this as it applies to the experiences of Black women in particular [though many people experience it albeit differently].

It’s on a blog called...never mind.)
People will try to shift the convo to how goods are made. That’s a valid convo, actually. But invalid timing and context and functions as a derail instead of an elaboration. And people *know* when they’re being flippant and intellectually dishonest to mask classism towards folks.
If manfacfuring & exploitation only surface as a topic while you’re shaming poor ppl for not performing poverty in a way that makes you comfortable with having more than them, thereby you invalidate their real experiences, that’s just gotchactivism* not class/capitalism analysis.
*not gonna explain (did long form on Patreon once) what I mean by that phrase other than some ppl are more interested in trying to “catch” someone in what they think is hypocrisy vs understanding folks’ complex roles of oppression & complicity in a system none of us have escaped.
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