This has many excellent points applicable to life under capitalism, but this sentence especially stood out to me for future pondering: “Being a good friend doesn’t mean adhering to your friend’s ideal of a good friend. It means devising your own ideal, and then applying it to friends who share that ideal.” https://catapult.co/stories/do-you-want-to-be-known-for-your-writing-or-for-your-swift-email-responses
"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings." - Ursula K LeGuin
Good morning comrades. If you're feeling down, if you're feeling like the spiral we're in it's inevitable and unending, remember: that thinking serves the neoliberal establishment. No act of resistance is too large or too small.
Do something kind and subversive today. Do something that trades in the ineffable.
psa to everyone: please put captions on your photos and videos you post. it's great for people who use screen readers.
for me personally, videos/gifs don't load on my computer anymore unless I specifically open the link in chrome (gross) or download them, so it helps me know what is in a video when it's a punchline to a joke or something.
help everyone enjoy your toots!!
@Jennybellium I go through phases where I want to play with expensive face goop (and I’ll defend my right to fancy Korean sunscreen with a pitchfork, if necessary). Life hack: Sephora will give you three samples for free if you go in and tell them you want to try a few things. This includes little pots of $150/.5oz goop, enough to last a couple of weeks each! And you can then go back and try other stupid-expensive goops, repeat until novelty wears off.
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Knitter, reader, pagan, feminist, @tamarisk on Twitter, trying this out because I’m mad that Nazis are a thing I have to think about on an hourly basis now.
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