Yall gotta stop arguing w terfs cuz they dont care. It doesnt matter how right you are theyre using fake studies made by anti lgbt groups, hanging out on neo nazi sites, and just twisting anything you say. you can’t debate a bigot into not being a bigot online. stop putting in effort and just block em (and ridicule them but block them)
ntm if you argue with terfs, they can and will go onto your blog. they will see trans womens posts that you reblogged (donations, selfies, anything) and with that they have found more trans women to harrass. arguing with terfs gives them a gateway directly to trans womens accounts. it doesnt change their mind, and it doesnt keep trans women safe.
And you also put their awful words and violent hatred in front of your followers, which is a great way to trigger vulnerable people and make your blog a hostile space for trans women.
the idea of john cena sitting down to watch supernatural, getting to the gunnar lawless episode and being like “oh dean is bi for sure” and then getting to later seasons and saying “oh he’s bi and in love with his best friend” and then getting to 15x18 and feeling so strongly about it that he tweets about love confessions said too late and then follows a bunch of destiel accounts is so. so funny.
Tumblr sure is a good way to learn about what’s happening on twitter.
“whatever the fuck these two characters had going on” is a vastly underrated character dynamic
you guys are making it too shippy. no I need the ones in which you genuinely can’t tell what on God’s green earth is going on with these two people—like you can’t call it friendship, or rivalry, or attraction, or anything proper it’s just simply <em>weird</em>
see. this person Gets It
Who’s cutting onions? 😭 Also they are SERVING
It always moves me to tears when I see photos like these. Like, it’s so hard to be queer now and there are a million ways to connect with others and acceptance is so much more abundant. How brave must these people have been to admit their affection with no way of knowing it would be reciprocated or if they’d be safe afterward.
Ok, but yeah. I want to work more than 15 hours a week. I genuinely love the challenge with what I do. 15 seems, oddly tiny? Where did this number come from?
This is a good response to that question, in case anyone wanted the q&a paired together. 15 would be the social average — some people might work more, some less, but that would be up to them. This is also presupposing a change in the way the economy effectively functions, in the sense that 15 hours would be the social average for necessary labor, and after that point you’d probably see tons of people participating in “unnecessary” labor out of interest. There’s an idea in socialist theory that basically says once you reach a point far enough along after capitalism you’d just start seeing a blurring of the lines between what’s defined as “work” (or as “a job”) and what’s defined as “a collective activity”, especially with regard to the arts, science, etc.
At the very least, a transition towards (eco)socialism will require a vast shortening of the workweek and a reduction in overall advertising/consumption, whether that mean a 15-hour week or a 20-hour week. The main point is that people are overworked, we can meet everyone’s needs feasibly with less hours anyway, and the over-emphasis on extraction and accumulation (which is in part fueled by a tediously long workweek) is having disastrous effects on the planet. We can both accomodate the needs of the planet AND expand the political horizons for the great majority of the population, but it will require the fundamental defeat of capitalism and the establishment of a new ecological workers’ democracy. It’s a big project, but so worth it in the long run.
The 15-hour week presupposes a change in the economy first. Obviously capitalism requires long hours for people to survive, but in terms of pure stats it’s not necessary for society to be working that much. There’s enough resources for everyone, and so much work is pointless bullshit that only exists to line the pockets of the rich. The ecosocialist project demands a new way of looking at and distributing work. Get rid of the bullshit jobs, divvy up the necessary jobs, and we’d free up people’s time immensely to engage in pursuits they actually want to do to contribute to society.
Also, food and housing and such would be guaranteed in an ecosocialist society anyway, so it goes beyond simply reorganizing work. People have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and those will never be achieved for the great majority in a capitalist society.
These were really good additions so I wanted t add them onto the cumulative post
the whole point of capitalism is to maximize both the demand and the supply for a product, in many cases creating new avenues of consumption and production that didn’t exist prior. Huge amounts of resources and time are used up to synthesize unnecessary activities and products. Simplicity is the sharpest knife.
The reason you want more hours is because the hours you’re working don’t pay you enough to live off. Even in a less radical change in a closer future should mean more pay for less hours so you don’t need to sleep in your car between 12 hour shifts at an Amazon warehouse because you don’t have enough money to eat and afford rent.
Can attest. Mentally, my happiest work weeks are the ones where I work a 5hr shift, 4 days a week. If I could sustain that without fear of its impact on my finances, I absolutely would. For my job, that’s exactly enough time to do a fair share of the baking work, clean up after myself, and go home. That model fits the 8/8/8 more realistically, as I spent 2hrs before work getting ready (waking up, eating, travel, etc) and 1hr after traveling home and decompressing. 8hrs of my day dedicated to my job, which brings food to my community. On weeks like that, I feel most able to dedicate time to rest, leisure, my hobby job (writing), and my house and relationship. 20hrs a week, tops. Perfect
This 100%. As someone who is disabled and unlikely to be able to ever work a 40hr work week, this would be heaven. I have skills, skills that could be utilized to help make and maintain a functional society. But capitalism demands that I overextend myself to get new, less useful skills so the rich can make more money.
So many people would be HAPPY to do “”bad”” jobs if they weren’t treated like shit doing it and being forced to endure it.
i think one big different between tumblr and other social media is the usernames. on other sites people will just add a lot of numbers to their username and here we all went “okay weird” and went nuts. you don’t make an account on instagram called motherfucker-unlimited, you do like ccsmith6.08 or whatever the fuck. here? usernames bigtiddygothgf and misha-collins-stan discuss special relativity with all the confidence of a thousand physics professors. a blog called sarah378 is a porn bot.
This is true and im glad you said it