Anonymous Asked
QuestionWhat's the best way for a poor person to avoid buying sweatshop stuff? I hate what happens in sweatshops but at the same time my options are limited due to money and what's being sold in my area :( Do you have any advice? Answer

eoin-ceallsach:

bobsavage:

tranxious:

princess-passion-flower:

Thrift is the only thing i can think of

Not buying from sweatshops would do nothing to improve the lives of the workers so it’s probably best to not waste energy on shopping “ethically” and concentrate on organising our own workplaces and communities.

Over the past decade, factory and sweatshop workers across East and South Asia have been militantly organising. Their unions are getting stronger, they are taking direct action against bosses and militias, and they are gaining better wages and working conditions all the time.

To boycott the products they make, when no union or sweatshop workers are calling for a boycott, doesn’t strengthen their struggle, it’ll weaken it.

Nike or Primark, whatever you buy you’re buying from exploited workers. And that includes the first world primark shop workers and delivery people. You cannot boycott capitalism under a globalised capitalist system.

Boycotts lead to less profits lead to already exploited workers being laid off. Unless they call for a boycott (in which they’ve hopefully prepared for the fallout) you’re only added more exploitation and starvation. It’s a fucking terrible tight-rope act that was purposefully designed to weaken solidarity and direct action.

So sore from the gym tonight:

  • 3 sets of swiss ball wall squats,
  • in between ^those^ doing sets of lunges with 30lbs of weight
  • 3 sets of straight leg dead lifts with olympic bar (45lbs) + 10lbs on each end (up a total of 5lbs!)
  • 3 sets of normal dead lifts with the same weight (up a total of 10lbs!)
  • 15 mins elliptical
  • 3 sets of leg press with 180lbs
  • 10 mins bike

It’s so nice that I’m finally able to start pushing my body again after nearly a year of being too sick to have a proper work out! I’ve missed this horrific feeling! 

spideysass:

i’m tired of people saying lesbians hate men. that’s such bullshit. you don’t have to be a lesbian to hate men. everyone hates men

susiethemoderator:

susiethemoderator:

unapologetically-black:

Study finds: White children far more negative about interactions with different races than Black children.

Is anyone actually surprised though?

These are the children of the adults who were raised by the people who fought to keep Jim Crow alive. These children are being raised by the offspring of men and women who lynched black people for sitting on the wrong side of a restaurant; the very people who fought to keep segregation alive and killed Martin Luther King Jr.

So by all means, I doubt we needed a study to prove this fact true.

To add to the above argument:

Even if the child is raised in a household where race is NOT a topic of discussion the child will still pick up on Racial Micro Aggressions.

If you have never spoken ill of black men, yet you clutch your purse or lock your windows when one is around; your child will notice that and process “black men are dangerous”. If you discuss how you don’t like when people get tans and have darker skin your child will process “dark skin is ugly” and it doesn’t help that the mass media the child is watching also projects this notion that white is the standard of beauty and those who do not adhere are deemed ugly and unworthy. If you don’t associate with people of color or keep any relations short and brief?; your child will too.

Many parents fail to realize that their children are ALWAYS watching them, always. Just like baby ducks following their mama, a child follows it’s parents. It’s a survival tactic for a child to copy the adult and bring the caregivers characteristics into their own being.

You may think “oh he didn’t say anything” or “he’s playing he’s not listening to my conversation”; but he is. Which is why many people turn out like their parents or develop similar parenting styles.

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

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the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

"Stop asking your kids what they want to be when they grow up and focus on what they want to be now."

It just started thundering and thunder storms in a trailer are exponentially more frightening than thunder storms in a solid building…and my thunder buddy isn’t even here to help me be brave.

fitandfiiine:

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean we can’t have a bikini GIVEAWAY!!

The winner of this giveaway will receive the following items:

- Super sexy neoprene bikini in sky blue (size L). I have one and I absolutely love it!
- The Juice Generation book. Contains 100 yummy and easy to make juice and smoothie recepies!
-Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Hawaiian Kukui. I recently just bought one of these for myself and it’s seriously fantastic and smells absolutely amazing.
-A jar of PB2 peanut butter for all you peanut butter lovers out there.
-Two Lush bath bombs in Butterball (vanilla scented) and Pink (candy topped vanilla and tonka bean scent). I mean really, who doesn’t love Lush.
-A few extra surprises I’ll be collecting along the way!

RULES

-This is a giveaway for all my lovely followers, so you mbf me

-1 reblog = 1 entry. Reblog as much as you want, but don’t spam your followers, and all giveaway blogs are immediately disqualified!

-Shipping is international, so anyone can participate. 

-Winner will be randomly selected by random.org.

-Giveaway ends October 5th!

Feel free to message me with any questions. Good luck :)

problackgirl:

we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.