"We could look for ways of engaging with illness that pull us out of our capitalist conditioning, interrupting a way of being in which self-worth and social ties are premised on a lack of care for ourselves and each other. Rather than pathologizing illness and self-destructiveness as disorders to be cured for efficiency’s sake, we could reimagine self-care as a way of listening into them for new values and possibilities."
— For All We Care - Reconsidering Self-Care (via catalytic-chamber)
haha, oh man, there is nothing like getting on tumblr first thing in the morning to find that a super popular blogger reblogged your rapist again after you already informed them and asked them not to and now are seeing him everywhere on yr dash
hahaha, fuck everything, logging off
remember that time an appreciative post was made about transwomen that didn’t get hijacked? haha no me neither
Hey all. Callback to this post: alternatives to intersectionality for white women, this bit in particular:
"Partial" feminism. The first two definitions for “partial” in the Oxford English Dictionary are 1. “existing only in part; incomplete:a question to which we have only partial answers”, and 2. “favouring one side in a dispute above the other; biased”. We have the choice between accepting that our feminism is partial or pretending that it isn’t (and trying to enforce this). Perhaps partiality isn’t something to be corrected, so long as we can learn the difference between being white women who speak, and enforcing white supremacy over Black women.
I wasn’t aware of having picked that word up from anywhere but I looked back to Patricia Hill Collins today and found it there, in part of the book I’d read and posted a quote from, so I’m betting that’s where I got it from. Here’s Patricia Hill Collins on “partial”:
Each group speaks from its own standpoint and shares its own partial, situated knowledge. But because each group perceives its own truth as partial, its knowledge is unfinished. Each group becomes better able to consider other groups’ standpoints without relinquishing the uniqueness of its own standpoint or suppressing other groups’ partial perspectives.
So yeah, that’s obviously what I was trying to say. Gonna go back to that text now and sit with that bit properly for a while. Plenty of great ideas by white women are stolen straight out the mouths of Black women. I don’t wanna steal this one.
sure, money can’t buy you “happiness” but it can buy you a sense of financial security, remove the worry of not being able to feed yourself, remove the fear of losing your house, remove the discomfort of not being able to socialize because you don’t have the money to go out, and also it can buy you the new pokemon game and that’s pretty fucking close
"Those are some strong words. Did you really mean to put it that harshly?"
— People who don’t want your words to have power (via madeofpatterns)