whatevs. I’m thinking of retiring this tumblr name and startin’ afesh.
I’ve said this before, but there is literally nothing selfish about putting some thought into whether or not you’re ready and equipped to bring a new life into this world before actually doing so, and deciding it’s not a good idea. Nothing. It spares you, your potential offspring, and anyone else involved a whole lot of pain.
It’s been my experience that those who spew this shit at people — particularly women — who have chosen not to have children are usually 1) parents themselves who didn’t realize they had a choice, regret making the wrong one, and now must validate their choice by invalidating the choices of those who decided differently, or 2) misogynists that can’t see women as anything other than walking wombs with the primary purpose of providing men with offspring.
(via veruca-assault)I would recommend everyone not have children because there’s a good possibility that in less than 100 years this planet will not support much life anymore. So unless you want kids just to exacerbate the population/civilization problem, it’s probably not going to be fun knowing your child will likely starve to death from massive agricultural failure, extreme weather, and other industrial disasters.
Surely infatuation can’t last this long. Perhaps I’m obsessed with something that isn’t there—and which shouldn’t be there.
I hate to say it, and maybe it’s because I’m grumpy today, but I don’t think calling people out changes a goddamn thing.
I think it actually perpetuates oppression in a lot of ways because people think that calling things out helps so much, when, really, in the case of the DiFranco thing, the attention to and functioning of the Nottoway Plantation wasn’t called into question by the so-called Left because no one was really aware of it, and thus didn’t care. I’m not going to cry about DiFranco being uncomfortable or whatever. But this changes nothing. That plantation, all its history, will still be there. There will still be a white supremacy there. Capitalism will still be functioning fine. So will patriarchy.
I think that the calling out phenomenon just makes people more clever and sneaky in their oppressive ways, better equipped to function. It highlights that actions and words of individuals needs to be our focus because they’re easy targets and everyone gets an emotional release and feels exhausted or better or righteous about whatever or whoever the call out de jure is. It doesn’t change anything in the functioning of power. Sure, people and things are fucked up and there’s lots of problems, more than we can ever hope to solve because things are getting worse and worse and permanently so. I think that people’s energies could be better focused, is all. Like, I don’t know, targeting infrastructure or something. Saying something like, “Well, fuck that noise. Anyway, back to how to expropriate the McDonald’s and turn that shit into a food co-op.”
Some shit like that. And not as a joke, either. But like actually plan to expropriate that property. Take over institutions, etc. There’s endless ways to think like that, and maybe I’m just isolated in thinking that way.
School just really sucks cause they take this wonderful concept of learning and discovering new things and just completely ruin it with the atmosphere of judgement and suppression of creativity and strict deadlines and basing your intelligence on a letter and wow you ruined it nice job
But WHY is it like this? WHY is it structured this way?
Could it be… to control us?!?!?!?!?!
Who’d want to control us!?!?!?!?
less wine perhaps