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Hi friends! FYI, because my queue is deceptive… I haven’t had the stamina for Tumblr lately. I love everyone here and try to keep up, but man life is busy rn, and now that I’m less depressed it’s easier for me to do things instead of hyper-focusing on the interwebs.
This is not a hiatus, but will probably turn out to be a temporary lapse in activity. I do glance at my dash a few times a day but I can’t seem to hold interest past a few pages. I check my messages all the time, though, and will likely make the odd text post. Also, my queue will last a while.
Feel free to send me a message if you want to contact me or see anything I might like!
I wish my professor would e-mail me so I know whether my deadline has passed or not! He was not very clear and I don’t want to put the usual brain-melty effort into work that won’t count.
I think the problem with the article I just reblogged tho is that despite the utterly reprehensible treatment of garment workers here and overseas being a serious issue that is terrible, the article places categorical blame on everyone who purchases the clothes and in so doing implies that most people are privileged enough- or should be privileged enough- to purchase or manufacture more expensive “slow” fashion items
idk I just don’t want to blame poor people for the subjugation of other poor people
It is SO. HARD. to find any piece of clothing that does not have a long history of human rights violations behind it. For example, it is impossible to trace where cotton is grown, etc, and there is troubling shit starting with child labor in cotton seed cultivating, right from the very beginning
Anything that you CAN trace is hard to find or in shorter supply or impossibly expensive (think… wool from local sheep, etc). Meaning: most Americans, including those that are also fucked over by various capitalist institutions, can’t buy them. Doesn’t mean they are at fault for supporting the companies that create these reprehensible conditions in factories, etc. It means we should think critically about our economic system itself.
I have slept all day because of this migraine. It was a particularly bad one. What a shame because recently I’ve been in a mental state where I can do work. I wanted to write today!
Anyway w/e good morning, I am going to watch Community with my dad
Over the past few years I’ve started to appreciate the feminine aspects of the domestic, of the home, of private and self-maintained spaces. “Women’s work” is too often denigrated by the same patriarchy that enforces its gendered status, but women have so much beneficial, necessary power in their ability to cook, sew, clean, organize, garden, decorate, care for loved ones… even if some of these abilities were historically imposed.
This does not mean I don’t also violently support women flooding into and seizing public, traditionally male-dominated spaces. I am also convinced that it is EVERY person’s duty to maintain their home and care for their family.
There is power, however, in a woman determining the circumstances of her and her family’s domestic space.
Ugh I hate literally everything I write
Sometimes I feel like everything I do is a waste of time even when it shouldn’t be
ADVENTURES IN FEMME EXPERIMENTATION
I tried layering my sheer cheap-ass dollar-a-bottle platinum nail polish over a similarly cheap white base, and it looks WAY more expensive
I’m getting more knowledgeable about ~*the world of nailpolish*~ and I’m so glad
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