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Anonymous asked: What'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?

brunomarsvolta:

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.

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fuumakotaro:

why not heterosexual UNawareness month

pretend heterosexuals don’t exist for the WHOLE month

I’d be really happy to not exist for even longer.

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Words to keep inside your pocket:

  • Quiescent - a quiet, soft-spoken soul.
  • Chimerical - merely imaginary; fanciful. 
  • Susurrus - a whispering or rustling sound. 
  • Raconteur - one who excels in story-telling. 
  • Clinquant - glittering; tinsel-like. 
  • Aubade - a song greeting the dawn. 
  • Ephemeral - lasting a very short time. 
  • Sempiternal - everlasting; eternal. 
  • Euphonious - pleasing; sweet in sound. 
  • Billet-doux - a love letter. 
  • Redamancy - act of loving in return.

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radicalmuscle:

teddythemonster:

thesoftghetto:

racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!

I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.

There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.

Are you for real? Jesus…

^^^ how are you surprised?

White people will do anything to maintain an ignorant, racist society.

Even kill their own who don’t want that.

Savages.

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queerfucker:

right now I just want to melt away into the ocean or the air and cease to be a body or a consciousness

Sleeping for 20 plus hours accomplished just this…

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breakingnews:

Family: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
ABC News: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82, family members confirmed Monday.
De la Renta, who recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: The designer Oscar de la Renta at the conclusion of his spring 2007 fashion show in New York. He died on Monday at 82. (Stuart Ramson/Associated Press)

breakingnews:

Family: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

ABC News: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82, family members confirmed Monday.

De la Renta, who recently designed Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: The designer Oscar de la Renta at the conclusion of his spring 2007 fashion show in New York. He died on Monday at 82. (Stuart Ramson/Associated Press)

padalelcki:

HERE IS A “WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD” HALLOWEEN COSTUME IN CASE U DIDNT KNOW WHAT 2 BE THIS YEAR
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padalelcki:

HERE IS A “WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD” HALLOWEEN COSTUME IN CASE U DIDNT KNOW WHAT 2 BE THIS YEAR

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DEAR WHITE AND NON-BLACK FEMINISTS,

blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

this symbol does not represent mainstream feminism

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this is the symbol for black feminism, that black feminists have created and been using for decades to represent our struggle against anti-black misogyny, hence the combination of the black power fist…