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jouissance wrote

I'm going to try and quit my porn addiction, cold-turkey. I'm reticent in the sense of how this topic seems to be filled with reactionaries or SWERFs who treat sex workers or those in the porn industry like shit, but I think I'm coming to terms with the fact that this is my oldest addiction, I've been buried in it for half my life, and it isn't good for me at all.

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metocin wrote

I think it's possible to be anti-porn without denigrating the all the people involved in it. In a perfect world we could have ethical porn perhaps, but we obviously don't live in perfect world. It's great that there are sex workers who feel liberated by their work in porn and are able to support themselves, however there are so many negative consequences of freely available porn that I don't think anyone should feel bad for thinking it doesn't belong in a healthy society. It is important to be careful about the way you explain your position on it though, lest you be branded as some sort of regressive, as you said.

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zoom_zip wrote (edited )

i just finished making a zine and i guess i'm looking for another short project. i want to make anarchist thought digestible and pretty (with pictures and concise text). if anybody wants to collab on something let me know. i can't promise i'll do it but whatever.

Landlords are Parasites and Don't Take the Baton Sitting Down are the kinds of things i'm making.

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ziq wrote

the fact that landlords consider tenancy an investment means that by definition they are earning money on the property. by definition, your rent is greater than the property value. the excess goes to their pocket. the landlord exploits the tenant to leech greater than the property value; the tenant gets nothing in return. the landlord is a parasite.

i think there's a word missing there after 'leech'?

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zoom_zip wrote

is there? using leech as a verb. replace it with "take", to take greater than the property value. tbh, the paragraph could probably be simplified. it kind of repeats itself unnecessarily.

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d4rk wrote

leech (noun) greater than the property value. noun denoting the determinant object which determines property value, is what I think u/ziq was heading at.

  • leech (money) greater than property value
  • leech (wages) greater than property value
  • leech (earnings) greater than property value

however it's just my assumption.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I like what you're doing with this stuff and look forward to seeing where this all goes.
Are you making them by yourself and (if you can talk about it) based in personal experiences?

Landlords are Parasites

It'd be nice if you found a good thumbnail for people who wanna post it to facebook

Don't Take the Baton Sitting Down

"Brothers and Sisters" is not a phrase I like, since nonbinary people exist

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zoom_zip wrote

Are you making them by yourself and (if you can talk about it) based in personal experiences?

yeah just making them by myself. i'm just seeing it as a way to hopefully make anarchist ideas accessible and feel like i'm contributing something (i know this stuff is very surface level but i'm open to other things). some personal experience, but i wanted the protest zine to be more comprehensive than i could write alone so i looked to tactics used by other protesters to try and consolidate it into one document. i also didn't want to talk at length about street medic experience, since i'm not a street medic and didn't want to give bad advice, so i left some things out.

It'd be nice if you found a good thumbnail for people who wanna post it to facebook

i'll see if i can do this.

"Brothers and Sisters" is not a phrase I like, since nonbinary people exist

fair. not an intentional slight, i just wanted a term that was relatively inclusive that wasn't "comrade", since that whole comrade thing weirds me the fuck out. i'll use something gender neutral in the future.

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metocin wrote

Folks or (Folx, lol) is a common gender-neutral term used in radical spaces. Friends works too and sounds nice and welcoming to the reader.

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zoom_zip wrote

yeah, friends is nice. i like that. thank you for the suggestion

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I think it's a little weird that people who propose degrowth don't get told that their position implies genocide.

Gets me wondering who exactly is being genocided when people say that anti-civ implies genocide.

Anybody got clarity on this?

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lastfutures wrote

Isn't degrowth associated with a fairly reformist project, sustainability & all that? Maybe I'm just not familiar with the people using the word, but I was under the impression it's way softer on tech and all that than primitivism (anti-civ = primitivism for these people). Feel like I've heard Zerzan and other primmies grumbling about people using that language more than once.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Yeah it is that. But the vision is quite big in terms of shrinking industry and effect on the environment etc. So I imagine it might still get the same kind of genocide argument as anticiv does, basically.

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lastfutures wrote

I think the difference is they would probably say all the same medical technology & so on would exist, just green or something. If not, then they probably don't get called genocidal because people don't know that lol

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CameronNemo wrote (edited )

Genocide is a complicated word. Different institutions have different meanings. Some people consider certain events to be genocide while others disagree or stand aside.

Mass murder is an easier term to define and agree on. And I am pretty sure neither degrowth nor anti-civ requires mass murder.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

You seem to be implying that anti-civ requires mass murder where degrowth doesn't, are you? If so, how come you think that?

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CameronNemo wrote

I conflated the two in your comment. I should have read more carefully.

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existential1 wrote

Just moved to the furthestmost northwest state in the u s of a for my partner. Gonna spend all spring and summer foraging to figure out which plants i want to grow. I'm probably gonna invest heavily in spruce.

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metocin wrote

I heard spruce stalks are a great investment right now

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existential1 wrote

Yeah, I think maybe we should consider a market where investing means you plant things yourself. I might be able to get behind such a market.

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86944 wrote

It's snowing as I type this.

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Basil wrote

I wish there were still snow where I am. It's somewhat bland without it.

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Bezotcovschina wrote

Nah, snow is bland. It's just shades of gray and nothing more. Snow is overrated, in my opinion.

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NOISEBOB wrote

my smartphone broke and i have no intention of getting a new one.

it's great.. i just loaded a bunch of mp3s to the computer at the workshop for background music (no more distractible youtube loops)... also, not being able to go ONLINE wherever i am is fantastic.

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86944 wrote

I've finally got a vaccine appointment!

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Basil wrote

I've been feeling better recently. I'm trying to learn Nahuatl or Quechua or another indigenous American language, but I can't find the motivation to learn the vocabulary and I keep feeling like I'm horribly butchering the pronunciation.

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Raxalor wrote

Had a few 16 hour workdays this week and it looks like I'll probably have a few more next week.

I fucking hate work, work-culture, and my workaholic coworkers

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d4rk wrote

Holy Week friday, one last lap and I could splurge again

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d4rk wrote

I just realized you can send links of f/anarchism the same way that you send nhentai sauces, how come no one told me we reached 6 digits

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I don't understand what you mean - tell me?

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d4rk wrote (edited )

if they ask you for a link you could just give 6 digits. for example: 129134

https://raddle.me/f/Anarchism/[insert numbers here]

just like https://nhentai.net/g/[insert numbers here]

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