im tired of things costing money
i’m really, deeply sad about the state of the states and the world today, more so than other days. so i’m listening to a 90’s valentine’s day mix on spotify
i’ve been made aware that i reblogged a post yesterday (the one below this one) from two folks who identify as radfems and have a history of inciting violence against trans people, particularly trans women in their “feminist” critiques.
i apologize for the harm i may have caused for doing so and for being unaware of who i was sharing content from. if anyone would like to talk about it please send me a message. i apologize again.
[image description: photo of the top right corner of a newspaper where the weather is being forcasted. yesterday was partly cloudy, accompanied by a photo of a sun a little behind a cloud. today is lightning, accompanied by a photo of a lighting strike out of a cloud. tomorrow is dark, accompanied by a simple black square and the high and low temperature will be 0.]
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|—||Andrea Smith, “Heteropatriarchy, A Building Block of Empire” (via dialecticsof)|
just spent the better part of my day changing the front screen to my iphone cuz it cracked and kept hurting me. never again am i ever dropping my phone. that was too much fucking work.
|—||Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (via ethiopienne)|
If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.
But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.
So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.