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heckthepolice wrote

Not really, though I'd like to. I think I'll probably have to get out of this town first. Pretty sure I'm literally the only anarchist here.

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heckthepolice wrote

As far as I know, it would be fine to post in Spanish. I don't think there's any rule against it, and we do have some examples of non-English languages on here (like on f/esperanto). Of course, English is the most widely spoken language here, and I don't know how many raddle users speak Spanish, so there's likely to be a language barrier. One idea would be to create separate Spanish-language (sub)forums: either one unified Spanish-language forum (f/espanol) or Spanish-language versions of existing forums (so you could have f/noticias, f/anarquismo, f/musica; whatever you want to see Spanish-language discussion of).

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heckthepolice wrote (edited )

That's a really good point about Javascript making things more difficult for disable people. Our society's entire discourse surrounding technology always comes from a really privileged position where we pretty much assume that everyone can afford multiple internet-enabled devices (computer, smartphone, and often others), has reliable internet access in the first place, and is able-bodied and neurotypical, and I myself am guilty of that (I think it's telling that I hadn't even considered the ableist implications of ubiquitous javascript until you mentioned it), and so our technology tends to be really bad at accessibility.

edit: u/emma pointed out that screenreaders actually can handle JavaScript quite well, so it's not necessarily bad for accessibility. They know a lot more about screenreaders and web design than I do, so I'm gonna trust them on this one

You cannot track people easily using static sites.

Yeah, I think you solved it. Though I do still think there's something to the "having javascript is now just assumed" aspect of it as well, since even websites that aren't run by corporations trying to spy on us often include unnecessary javascript.

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heckthepolice wrote

I've only been calling myself an anarchist for about 2 years. Thinking back to my early childhood, I think I may have had some anarchist-ish ideas and just didn't know that was what they were, but even so I went through a significant period of just being a socdem (and at times I was even into intellectual elitist technocracy-type ideas that, in hindsight, are worryingly fash-like) and I was never very rebellious before I became an anarchist

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heckthepolice wrote

Yeah, the "libertarian" right can kinda be divided into two broad categories: there's the misguided folks who actually are interested in freedom but don't really understand that there are better options than capitalism, who are closer to Georgism, mutualism, individualist anarchism, etc. than to fascism and can potentially be reasoned with, and the awful cryptofascist ancrap types, who I don't think we should bother with at all. So it really depends on how exactly you define "libertarian right" (which is an oxymoron anyway)

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heckthepolice wrote

Ok, that makes sense. I actually feel like one of the big advantages of a worker-run rad porn site is that it would allow people to make a living through sex work independently without having to deal with those porn studios and their bullshit. But I definitely see what you mean, and obviously under capitalism making porn more feminist in content doesn't inherently make it less exploitative in production. It's definitely important to approach this not only from a feminist perspective, but from an intersectional perspective that also includes anticapitalism (and anti-racism, queer issues, etc.). I guess it's symptomatic of the wider problems with capitalist feminism.

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heckthepolice wrote (edited )

You're probably right about it not being very important to be able to make clothing; it's just an idea that occurred to me and I figured it might merit some discussion.

And yeah, non-vegan options like leather definitely have advantages over the vegan alternatives, especially for footwear. That's something I find interesting, that sometimes following strict veganism might actually end up being more harmful to animals and the environment than a technically non-vegan option and there may be cases where you have to take a more holistic approach rather than just following a simple rule like "no animal products". I hadn't really considered footwear much when writing the post, but now that you mention, I've realized that footwear is probably the one think that we actually would have to make post-collapse since it gets worn down through use, so that was kind of a silly oversight. I think it might be viable to avoid non-vegan footwear in some places, like where sandals are viable. And we could probably repurpose various scrap materials (rubber from tires for soles, fabric and leather/animal products that are already laying around, etc.). That said, we may very well end up having to rely on nonvegan footwear in many places.

My personal inclination regarding animal slaughter to get materials would be:

  1. Don't raise animals to be slaughtered; either hunt or use what you can when the animals you take care of die (or find animals that have died in the wild, though they're likely not to be usable).

  2. Only kill animals when you have to.

  3. Kill as painlessly as possible.

  4. Make use of every part of the animal you possibly can.

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heckthepolice wrote

I see where you're coming from, but there's also a difference between saying "mainstream porn is pretty gross and misogynistic which makes me want to avoid it; it would be cool if there was a better alternative" and "sex workers involved in mainstream porn are bad and personally responsible for its grossness and misogyny". Maybe I'm just misinterpreting what you're saying, though.

The majority of feminist porn is ironically even more exploitative than regular porn

Interesting. Could you elaborate on that? I've never heard that before, but you may very well be right and I am by no means an expert.