This blog is an amalgamation of politics and personal posts. Anon is always on, and my ask box is always open.
Thrift is the only thing i can think of
Not buying from sweatshops would do nothing to improve the lives of the workers so it’s probably best to not waste energy on shopping “ethically” and concentrate on organising our own workplaces and communities.
Over the past decade, factory and sweatshop workers across East and South Asia have been militantly organising. Their unions are getting stronger, they are taking direct action against bosses and militias, and they are gaining better wages and working conditions all the time.
To boycott the products they make, when no union or sweatshop workers are calling for a boycott, doesn’t strengthen their struggle, it’ll weaken it.
Nike or Primark, whatever you buy you’re buying from exploited workers. And that includes the first world primark shop workers and delivery people. You cannot boycott capitalism under a globalised capitalist system.
Not buying Nike will have no effect on workers in sweatshops, but buying clothes from one of the many charity shops run by religious organisations (like the salvation army) could see your money used to fund anti-choice, anti-queer lobby groups. Not exactly ethical consumption there
All of this but also we need to generally stop acting as if the poor have the purchasing power to be held accountable for unethical manufacturing when often unethical manufacturing or participation in it feeds them. Boycotting might actually have serious consequences if done by the rich and organized massively. But the purchasing power of the poor just isn’t great enough for them to ~~~vote with their dollars. Even if that worked you couldn’t vote with dollars you don’t have.
me at 10 pm when I don’t have homework: WOW! I should stay up for a while and watch Netlix
me at 10 pm when I have homework due the next day: wow man…..pretty tired….maybe I should turn in for the night…maybe watch some Netflix first
I really like this gif because Stitch does that little squinty thing that animals do when they’re really happy and relaxed and you can tell that he’s having such a superb time playing that little ukulele
she called Azealia Banks a charcoaled skinned bitch. irregardless of her connection to “black culture”. colorism is fucked up
Yeah I definitely remember that and I’m very aware of it and it was SUPER fucked up but my thing is, just because someone has politics you don’t like doesn’t mean that you can revoke their black card. Like, she’s black with bad politics. But she’s still black. If you’re gonna talk shit about someone you should do it for legitimate reasons imo. The post wasn’t actually about her politics, the whole point of that particular post was to say “Angel Haze isn’t black because I am saying she isn’t black enough for me.” Colorism is super fucked up but it doesn’t make her not black.
Honestly I hate BOTH of their politics but I’m not gonna say “Because I hate their politics, they are no longer black,” which is what that post was trying to say.
once i move back out of my parents’ place i plan on pretty drasitcally reducing my intake of animal products. i will probably never go completely vegan to be honest but meat production is environmentally unsustainable and honestly animal proteins are bad for you anyway