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me: *enjoys some anime*
facebook: suggests i join anime facebook groups
me: “first of all HOW DARE YOU”

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'cancel culture', claims of 'silencing' from the very loud 

Sara Ahmed in 2015:
“Whenever people keep being given a platform to say they have no platform, or whenever people speak endlessly about being silenced, you not only have a performative contradiction; you are witnessing a mechanism of power. I often describe diversity work as mechanical work. We know a lot about the mechanisms of power when we try to transform the norms embedded in a situation. The power of some to determine the discourse is often upheld by being concealed or denied. We need as feminists to offer some counter explanations of what is going on than the explanations offered by this letter. The narrative of “being silenced” has become a mechanism for enabling and distributing some forms of expression. Indeed I would even argue that the narrative of being silenced from speaking has become an incitement to speak: it incites the very thing it claims is being stopped.”
feministkilljoys.com/2015/02/1

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grace petrie - they shall not pass
youtu.be/KDgp4Ovva9w

never gonna stop posting this song

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the mennz demanded old lara but with rounder boobs so that's precisely what they gave them

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excellent trolling there by the tomb raider devs of the guys who complained lara looks different in the modern tomb raider games

the many-to-many communication social media allows is kind of perfect for it tbh

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some old punk was complaining that anarchy failed and now the youth are just staring into their phones and i'm like 'you realise social media is one of the fastest ways to spread anarchist ideas and there's literally a whole new wave of anarchists right now, you silly fossil?'

ethics of food supply chains 

i never fucking said my diet was cruelty-free. i said i was trying to do what i can to minimise that cruelty. piss off with your bad faith arguments

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ethics of food supply chains 

yes, thank you, i AM aware that the vegetables on my plate may well be picked by people under terrible labour conditions.
but so are the vegetables on YOUR plate.
also there's literally a piece of a formerly living animal on your plate too, which didn't exactly live free and happy before it was killed to feed you. also the farm and slaughterhouse workers involved in that supply chain weren't exactly living it up and having a fun time, you know?

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ok i'm done now. guess i had some venting to do there

basically, when you say “there's no ethical consumption under capitalism” that's supposed to be delivered as a sad indictment of capitalism's reach, where everything we do is tainted to some degree or other by capital's unethical supply chains
not supposed to be delivered an excuse for your own personal unethical choices, sometimes even with a note of triumph in it, as if by saying it you just won some discourse game.

fuck off. fuck you. i'm doing something. i don't even care that much if you don't wanna do what i'm doing. i want to do it. stop trying to rip me to shreds for giving a fuck

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ppl are like 'it can't all be fixed in one go so i'm not even trying to fix even a little bit of it, also i'm gonna tear down anyone who i can see doing something because seeing you trying when i won't makes me feel uncomfortable’

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like, yeah, ok i know individuals eating less meat or using less electricity or recycling won't fucking fix structural issues and corporations are the worst offenders in almost every category, but i still wanna do my individual bit ok

and i'm like: all i said was if you're getting me a sausage roll from greggs can i have a vegan one

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there's no ethical consumption under capitalism therefore I can choose to be as ethically unsound as possible while still claiming to be just as ethical as you and not only can you not criticise me for that but i am also somehow more virtuous than you for not even trying to be ethical

british newspapers are like: “it's vital we chain trans people into the stocks in the town square and hand out rotten vegetables to the public to give the public the choice to pelt or not pelt them, if we can't do that simple thing then what freedom do we have, really”

Gender Recognition Act: Anti-trans respondents outnumbered trans people
pinknews.co.uk/2020/09/22/gend
Liz Truss said the GRA consultation may have seen 70% of respondents support the original proposed changes to make the process easier but it might have been influenced by trans rights activists sharing the consultation on social media. But anti-trans activists were sharing it even more vociferously. Now we discover that more people from just one anti-trans organisation responded to the consultation than actual trans people.

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