#capitalism tw Tumblr posts

  • I have body dysmorphia about being “too thin” and that is proof that being plus sized is not what makes you insecure, it’s mental illness caused by capitalism.

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  • i just spent $10 on minecraft texture packs

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  • i bought a solid perfume from lush today it’s the lord of misrule one it’s so beautiful it’s peppery and vanilla-y 

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  • HELL FUCKIN YEAH

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    Tried one of those home waxing strips and all I did was give myself a rash?? The capitalists and sexists that deemed a woman’s hair disgusting are honestly laughing at me from hell

    #Honestly tho is my skin just too sensitive?? #Did I do it wrong?? #Capitalism TW#body hair#Justgirlythings#feminists#pls help
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  • a rant from discord a few days back

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    Anyways late stage capitalism is also very stupid since were moving towards there being a lack of actual ownership on things and more just that you’re paying for access. Like photoshop, kindle I think, Nintendo online (WHICH IM STILL MAD ABOUT), and a whole bunch of other things operate this way. It feels like soon we won’t be able to actually own anything and instead everything will just be pay for access which is really just. Not good. 

    AND on things like kindle specifically: it’s an excellent service but the fact that you can only access the books from the app means that if it ever goes under a lot of people are technically going to lose a lot of money since you don’t pay for a file, you pay to access a file if that makes sense? Like. Many of the things a lot of people own digitally aren’t actually owned because in the event that the site that hosts said thing goes down or just decides to cut you off, you’re fucked. My point is stop subscription models for digital products and make everything a one time purchase hard download 

    I’m not saying that all subscriptions models are bad, things like Netflix and Spotify make sense since they’re more like “well you can pay a flat price for one item or you pay to access a huge library of items” and at least there you have a choice if that makes sense? I mean I have other issues with Netflix as a company but the fact that they run on subscription isn’t one of them.

    THOUGH speaking of Netflix well actually my same point stands. Many companies are going for more subscription models as opposed to letting you pay a one time price to the point where there is no longer an option to pay a one time price (see: what I’ve heard Disney is trying to do) and eventually there will be no way to own media even though many people say that capitalism is built on the concept of ownership. Actually even if you “buy” a movie off amazon (digitally) do you get to download it? I don’t actually know this is a real question. 

    The moral of the story is buy hard copies, whether digital or physical, of everything while you still can because once the internet collapses you will lose everything you “own” there

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  • Can the capitalism fandom just shut up and fuck off

    #capitalism tw #human greed tw #jeff bezos tw #evil oligarchic monopolistic human scum tw
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  • how does anyone have the energy. im so tired i cant find the strength to do more than one thing a day, much less fight the good fight or argue my opinions, strive for whatever dream hasnt been broken yet, or think about ‘the future’ without having a breakdown. i dont even feel like a person, just an asset of my parents or a failure to them. id rather be asleep all the time and tbh i am. i burnt out dude after this summer when i fucking sold my soul for good grades i was like oh. maybe this isnt right. like sorry im not enthused to be apart of this horrible fucking world whose history is just pain and suffering everywhere all the time & deceive myself into thinking my worth is just my labor. im just alive so i dont hurt anyone by dying rn…. pls give me time to find a reason i want to live before shoving me into this bullshit if i dont have to be there yet.

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  • tbh I’ve just been realizing more and more that I put a lot of money into digital art and I really don’t have to I think? idk this is mostly @my cintiq and I’m probably gonna sell it tbh bc i got a new intuos and I like it better since I can yknow. take it to class. also I’m paying 120$ a year to use photoshop?? don’t get me wrong it’s a sexy beast of a program and i actually use a decent amount of those little obscure functions at this point but also it’s really fucking expensive so I’m slightly tempted to try out csp. I’ll probably stick to photoshop though bc it’s been working rlly well for me and does literally everything I ever wanted it to.


    anyways in conclusion I’m probably gonna sell my cintiq and angst about paying for photoshop but still pay for it anyways

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  • Allow me to illustrate why “average national cost of living” and “federal poverty level” is garbage.

    So my husband makes 3k a month. That’s not bad! Now, apartments and other home rentals require, BY LAW, 3 times rent in monthly income, unless you’re doing special Section 8 housing. So on a monthly gross income of 3k, you are looking at a rent budget of 1000. National averages put rent at about $650 a month. So finding a place to live should be a breeze, right?

    Say we were going to have or already had a kid or two. We would need a 2 bedroom apartment. It would also need to be within commuting distance of work. We’re not picky about the kind of rental–apartment, house, townhome, etc– so we will leave that open.

    Putting those parameters into Zillow, here’s what we get in various cities where my husband’s field might theoretically be hiring.

    First, Cincinnati, OH:

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    That’s quite a few options for 1000 a month or less! Not many came in under $650, like the supposed national average, but it’s at least within parameters!

    Next, Pittsburgh, PA:

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    See that banner at the top? ONLY showing 500 homes?! There were so many that met our search criteria that they had to filter! Again, only a handful came in under $650, but we’re looking good so far!

    Another Pennsylvania city, Philadelphia this time because surely Philly would be a bit more expensive…

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    Fewer, but I’ll be darned if they weren’t all under $900 except for 2 or 3! But, oddly, none were under $850.

    Now, for the area we’re in.

    We live with my husband’s folks, and my husband commutes every day to work. But the drive is close to 2 hours each way because of the traffic. So we want to find something closer to his work, not only to save his sanity and back, and not only to give us more time together in the mornings and evenings (as it is we get 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 at night, which means he has to spend more time on the road than with his wife), but to save us gas money and save mileage on our already ancient car.

    So let’s look within commuting distance of my husband’s current workplace. A commute that would still be really long, but at least shorter than what he has right now. And since housing is in such high demand here, let’s go back down to a 1 bedroom requirement rather than 2. Surely there are options?

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    We have a total of 7 dots. They’re hard to see because I’ve already clicked on all of them. Of the 7, 2 were ads for the state’s history curation program, where rich people can essentially live on historical properties for low rent if they agree to help restore it and maintain it. We don’t qualify, so that’s 2 of 7 out. In the remaining 5, one was a student room, 2 were for single male professionals only, 1 was a basement studio with a microwave with an occupancy limit of 1, and one was an ad for a female roommate.

    There are literally no apartments we can get in this entire area for 1k a month.

    And here’s the kicker: I can’t work because my husband has our only transportation, and he has it all day because he has to commute. We can’t get an apartment for more than his monthly earnings until I work, but I can’t work until I have some form of transportation, or live within walking/public transit distance of my workplace. But we can’t move until we make more money. You see the problem?

    And that’s not even counting all the other costs of living in our area–food prices, gas prices, insurance for health and car, renters insurance which is required by more than half the places available– we would have to do all that on 1.5k a month because even if we found rent for 1k, taxes take out over $500 a month from the 3k we started with. If we weren’t living with family right now, we’d be living in our car, homeless. Because it’s literally impossible for us to afford living here.

    Yet we make well over the federal poverty limit. So much, in fact, that we don’t qualify for Section 8 housing/ housing assistance, because 3k a month is more than enough to live above the federal cost of living. After all, average national rent is only $650 a month!

    Averages at state and national level do NOT accurately measure local costs of living. Local measures have to be taken into account when we’re considering poverty, because local housing is where it all starts. Can’t get a job til you live in the area; can’t live in the area til you’ve got a job. Can’t get a better job til you live closer. Can’t change jobs when you’re trying to figure out how to get to work so you can pay your rent. So poverty begets poverty.

    I don’t say any of this to make people feel sorry for us; we really do have it good. We have a place to live, we have food, we have people who care about us. But I want people to understand the complex nature of work, poverty, and housing difficulties, so I used an example I can illustrate in depth. We aren’t as bad off as many other people out there, and I recognize that, and I am grateful for that.

    I just want people to really get it. Just because numbers say you’re fine doesn’t mean you really are. So please don’t assume that just because someone doesn’t qualify for public assistance, they’re doing alright and don’t actually need public assistance. Averages let a lot of folks slip through the cracks.

    And let’s just say it right now: telling someone to “just move” or “just get a different job” when they’re struggling to live where they are is NOT a solution! It’s practically impossible to move when you’re struggling already. And how are you supposed to find a new job if you’re spending 12+ hours a day working your current job? Just don’t. Migrating to where the work is just won’t fly in today’s economy. Poor people can’t afford that, even if they can’t afford not to.

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  • aesthetic for a communist mikan who hates her capitalist gf chiaki please

    hope you like it!!

    #mod train#request#communist tw#communism tw#capitalism tw#capitalist tw #mikan tsumiki icon #mikan icon#tsumiki icon #chiaki nanami icon #chiaki icon#nanami icon #i didnt do the tord thing this time bc i forgot\
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  • why is the cheapest ticket from dc to seoul $930 thats like my entire 2 month salary 

    #karl marx warned us about this #capitalism tw #being an adult is the wurst
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  • Employment is lame, fuck capitalism

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  • Like seriously, stop putting token menorahs next to Christmas trees to show us ~you caaaare~. It’s so fucking patronizing and only serves to increase the commercialization of Hanukkah.

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  • I either have food poisoning from that stupid veggie burger or am very very sick of capitalism

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  • I fucking hate capitalism. Can I please just go live on a kibbutz and pretend the outside world is just a scary story?

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  • friendly reminder that socialism and captialism are anti-trans. material culture is an act of transphobia

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  • Tbh if you dont believe in raising the federal minimum wage then you don’t believe in the minimum wage.

    #and your a piece of shit #capitalism tw
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  • Ikea is beautiful. I spent like £300 today

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