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I personally do not buy clown milk but if you do! Pleaseeee make sure you are buying an ethical brand. Many common chocolate clown milk brands like TruGoof and Shamhonk Farms source their milk from caged clowns. Clowns - EVEN DAIRY CLOWNS - need at least 30 feet to roam as most dairy clown breeds are somewhat territorial. 

Clowns kept in cages rarely live past ten years, compared to the 40+ you can expect from most large breeds of clown. 

This clown is clearly unhappy and aggressive due to the close proximity of other clowns. From the fading in his mane, he is most likely also pellet-fed rather than given the fresh candy floss and corn dog meat that should make up the core of his diet.

Free-range clowns produce better milk with less need for antibiotics, and it’s more humane and much better for the lifespan of the clown!

This is what a proper clown corral should look like, lots of space, widespread feed stations, structures where clowns can keep themselves entertained! Some good chocolate milk brands that use habitats like this are FairLaugh and Prarie Farms. Please keep this in mind next time you’re shopping for clown milk. 

Also: remember that clowns only naturally produce chocolate and strawberry milk, with a few breeds of mime capable of producing blueberry. Any other flavors are most likely from genetically modified clowns or clowns that were put on unhealthy flavor hormones, and should be avoided!

“Playful serenity, luminous ecru tones that glow. Sun kissed skin and dark bouncy coils, culottes and curly waist skirts to twirl around in. Delicately painted abstract faces on buttoned up shirts, billowy jumpsuits and airy low crotched trousers. Hand stitch embroidery on denim jackets + miki hats full of character.”

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The Ethical Sugar Baby

Brilliant news – your Sugar Daddy wants to take you shopping for some new designer gear -but wait – how do you know which designers are ethical?

It’s a complete myth that every Sugar Baby dreams of owning a fur stole and python skin handbag; there are plenty of Sugar Babies that don’t support the fur trade or cosmetic testing on animals, many more are concerned about environmental factors and the issue of child sweat shops.

With this in mind this article will provide you with a list of cutting edge and luxury designers, who won’t put a blot on your conscious.


Stella McCartney – A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney doesn’t use any fur or leather in her designs.

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute Couture) – the former Ford Model’s brand Vaute Couture (the v stands for vegan!) aims to create high-end fashion that is vegan, created from recycled fibres and produced locally. The brand is favoured by the likes of Emily Deschanel and Alicia Silverstone.

Vivienne Westwood – Doesn’t use real fur in any of her designs.

Tommy Hilfiger – Stopped using real fur in 2007.

Calvin Klein – One of the early adopters of animal friendly designs, Calvin Klein has opted for fake fur since 1994.

Shrimps – The zany London brand uses bright colours and faux fur to create a bold statement. A coat will cost around £600

Huit - an ethical swimwear brand committed to transporting goods by sea rather than air thus reducing their carbon footprint. Celebrity fans include; Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller.


Olsenhaus – Brainchild of Elizabeth Olsen, Olsenhouse creates shoes that are animal product free. Shoes range from £100 - £250.

Beyond Skin – Brighton based company selling vegan footwear. There’s a wide range of styles available. Prices start from £80 – £250. Natalie Portman has also been spotted wearing them.

Noah – Italian vegan leather - sounds like a dream come true! Noah offers a range of hand-made Italian shoes that are 100% vegan. Prices start from £100 - £250.  

Cult of Coquette – Vegan shoes that are made out of the most environmentally friendly materials available. The brand states its handmade shoes are for women who aren’t afraid to rock a heel.


Stella McCartney – A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney doesn’t use any fur or leather in her designs.

Matt & Nat – The name Matt & Nat stands for Mat(t)erial and Nature, which is the ethos of the company. Patrons of the brand include Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman.

Melie Bianco – An affordable, chic, animal friendly range of handbags for every occasion; think Balenciaga, Celine and Miu Miu styles, but without the cruelty.

Wilby – All products are animal friendly and the brand is well known for being eco, and environmentally friendly. Prices Range from £40 - £120.


Mirabelle - Worn by the likes of Kate Middleton, Mirabelle makes handmade fair trade jewellery. Think pretty pendants at reasonable prices.

Helen Moore –brightly coloured, patterned and innovative designs. She creates faux-fur clutches, muffs, collars and scarves. One of these fun accessories will cost £40 - £150.

Polly Wales - Polly uses vintage and rough jewels to produce unique and imperfectly perfect rings, necklaces and earrings. Her designs use ethically sourced gems that shun the use of child labour in diamond mines.

Please be aware that this guide is not exhaustive and is subject to change at any time. If you’re in any doubt – it’s best to e-mail the customer services department of the brand you are interested in and ask for their policies and commitments to animal and human welfare.

I hope this guide was useful and you (or your Sugar Daddy!) can enjoy shopping for some ethical high-end luxury!

~ KittensPeach ~ x

Enneagram Asshole Archetypes

@humanarchetypehouse - I’m reposting them, because they’re hard to access.

5-1-2 Combos: The Insufferable Know-It-All. They think they know everything there is to know about everything, and they cannot contain their urges to share their knowledge with absolutely everyone. They correct people over the tiniest mistakes with no concern for any self-consciousness this may cause and then act disingenuously confused when others get upset.

5-1-3 Combos: The Neurotic Over-Achiever. These are the students who cry over getting a B+ or not being the best at their extracurricular activity of choice. They tend not to do very well outside of school unless they get to become doctors. Even then, they usually end up overly competitive and have hollow social and family lives.

5-1-4 Combos: The Ivory-Tower Prophet. Think they have a perfect vision of what’s best for the world based on nothing but untested theory and fantastical introspection. Needs to actually get out and talk to people in order to actually refine their ideals, but they are often unwilling to because that might involve admitting they are wrong or dealing with people they consider less than them.

5-8-2 Combos: The Armchair Shrink. Read a Psych 101 textbook once and now thinks they are qualified to give drive-by diagnoses and overly impersonal life advice. Tends to be very overbearing about it and generally refuses to listen to further information from their “patients”, particularly if it goes against their assumptions.

5-8-3 Combos: The Cult Leader. Has some bizarre philosophy that they propagate using hollow social influence and brutal aggression. Speaks in pyramid-scheme language and literally never shuts up until you are brow-beaten into submission because your own mind intimidated itself trying to figure out what the hell they were trying to say.

5-8-4 Combos: The Self-Important Jerk. Like the Cult Leader, but lazier and with fewer social skills. Turns their nose up at any preferences or modes of living other than their own and resents anyone who doesn’t see eye to eye with them 100%. They’re very bossy, but their instructions are often terse and unclear, and to make matters worse, they just get mad at you when you tell them to explain because they’re over-sensitive about being misunderstood.

5-9-2 Combos: The Unsolicited Mediator. They hate conflict, but they can’t stand to stay out of it, either. If you’re having a dispute with somebody, expect them to show up spouting inappropriate objectivity and some sterile, by-the-book advice about using I-statements and whatnot. This is actually pretty effective in resolving the disputes, but not in the way they want it to - instead of being mad at the person you were initially disputing with, now you are both mad at The Unsolicited Mediator and must unite against the common enemy.

5-9-3 Combos: The Amoral Monster. Not much seems to bother them, which is nice at first until you realize their “tolerance” stems from the fact that they have no sensibilities to offend. They lack conviction and will use flimsy, pulled-out-of-ass logic to dodge responsibilities and defend their selfish decisions.

5-9-4 Combos: The Pretentious Hippie. The most reclusive of all the archetypes. You aren’t good enough to be their friend, so don’t even try. You’re not on their level and you harsh their vibes, man. They tend to be very unhappy unless they’re living in a sustainable homestead in the middle of nowhere. Bitches about how the Internet is destroying our minds but spends most of their time online anyway.

6-1-2 Combos: The Sanctimonious Sap-Addict. They talk as if they live in a Hallmark card, chain e-mail, or cheesy coming-of-age film. They probably feel really guilty about dumb things, and then you start wondering if you should, too. They tend to be religious and intolerant of those who don’t share their views or ways of life. Thankfully the ways they tend to show this intolerance are pretty harmless - panicking and crying. Nobody can stand to listen to them because, despite the motivational tone of their messages, they make everyone around them feel awful for not being as wholesome as they are.

6-1-3 Combos: The Thought Police. Similar to The Cipher (6-9-3 Combos), but more prone to forcing their boringness on others. While the Cipher avoids personality clashes by either blending in with or withdrawing from those with different priorities, those of the Thought Police archetype wage a crusade against them by asserting the moral superiority of their way of life. They have convinced themselves they are perfect so to avoid the emotional pain of having to re-evaluate their lives, but in order to maintain this illusion, they must live in an echo chamber. Don’t put them in the same room as the 6-1-2, it’s not a pretty sight.

6-1-4 Combos: The Ball of Self Hatred. Nobody wants to listen to these people, no matter how good their ideas might be, because they can’t even listen to themselves - even when they want to. They certainly have minds of their own, unfortunately, they don’t tend to use them unless it’s convenient (Spoiler Alert: it rarely is.) They ruin their own lives by repressing positive emotions, ruminating on wrongdoings (both theirs and those of others), and being unable to trust or feel good about anything unless it is completely beyond criticism.

6-8-2 Combos: The Overbearing Meddler. Anything they wouldn’t do is a bad idea that you need to be scared and bullied out of. This also goes for many things they WOULD do, because they are hypocrites. They say it’s for your own good, but they wouldn’t know the first thing about that if it bit them on the nose because they live with their heads in their asses. They tend to have plenty of their own issues, which they chronically avoid by micromanaging others. More projection than a cinema multiplex.

6-8-3 Combos: The Overworked Grouch. These are people who cannot wind down for the life of them. This tendency would generally not affect anyone other than themselves, but it does because they get mad at other people for relaxing. They see others’ satisfaction with less as an affront because it means that maybe all their overwork was for nothing, but instead of giving relaxation a chance, they choose to act like arrogant dicks in hopes that others will change to suit them instead.

6-8-4 Combos: The Extremist. Fiercely and belligerently loyal to a set of beliefs that no one else shares. Believes their pet issue (frequently something that directly affects them) to be the center of the universe and ridicules opposing viewpoints. They might be nice to you if you agree with everything they say, but even then, they probably won’t - you come second to the crusade.

6-9-2 Combos: The Martyr. No will or interests of their own. Gives their entire life up for the sake of an individual or a group - and it’s usually a dysfunctional one. They don’t even complain if they aren’t appreciated or thanked (they don’t expect it), but Heaven forbid there comes a time when they are no longer needed. They will plunge into depression and impotent rage as they search desperately for another object of their overly-submissive affections.

6-9-3 Combos: The Cipher. Your next-door neighbor who thinks the street you live on is the center of the universe. It’s not completely certain that people of this archetype actually have personalities or if their attitudes and behavior are just absorbed from their surroundings and upbringing. They may be rigidly set in their ways or they may be a perpetually-shifting chameleon (depending on the order of the numbers) - there isn’t much in between, but either way, they’re unbelievably boring.

6-9-4 Combos: The Special Snowflake. They at least try to be interesting, if only on a superficial level, but can’t keep it up for very long. They might seem endearingly quirky until you meet the people they hang out with, who are all pretty much just like them. To their credit, they’re usually pleasant enough company in that they couldn’t be cruel if they tried (though they are plenty judgmental in their thinking), but their flakiness and squirrely behavior usually prove too annoying for anyone to really keep them around for long.

7-1-2 Combos: The Wack-tivist. Thinks they’re hot stuff because they’ve helped out in a bunch of Third World countries. That’s great, of course, but it would be a lot better if they could shut up about it for five minutes. Excessively smug about all the different charity groups they participate in through their church and/or university while you just wonder where the hell they find the time and what you’re doing wrong with your life.

7-1-3 Combos: The Tweaker. Okay, so they may or may not actually use speed, but one thing is for sure; this archetype never sleeps. Ever. They have a full time job and several different hobbies, clubs, and volunteer groups, and they feel the need to excel and gain recognition within all of them. They are always on the go, but unlike the Overworked Grouch (6-8-3 Combos), they’re eerily chipper about it. In fact, they’re very sad when there’s nothing to do, because then they are forced to think about their feelings, which they are notoriously bad at. And it should be obvious how they feel about being bad at anything (Hint: it isn’t positively).

7-1-4 Combos: The Fanatic. A obnoxious mass of scatterbrained and stubborn behavior. Has their own personal brand of ethics and spirituality, which tends to involve a lot of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. They at least practice what they preach, so that’s one good thing about them - unfortunately, they don’t ever really talk much about anything else. They just find a million different ways and contexts in which to talk about it.

7-8-2 Combos: The Bootstraps Idealist. Like the Overbearing Meddler (6-8-2 Combos), but with an extra dose of irresponsibility. They think the answer to all your problems is for you to do extremely difficult or extravagant things without considering whether or not you have the time or resources. Often refuses to acknowledge health issues (both mental and physical), as well. Any reason why you can’t do the things they are telling you to do is because of your lack of positive attitude instead of actual reality. Usually has more than a few terrible habits, but will try and fool you into thinking they have all their ducks in a row by giving faux motivational speeches.

7-8-3 Combos: The Inconsiderate Douche. It doesn’t really get any worse than this. Loud, obnoxious, and hopelessly shallow, a person of this archetype may seem very popular, but their circle of friends is a revolving door because they just won’t stop screwing people over for the sake of their ambitions or disregarding their feelings. Stay far, far away.

7-8-4 Combos: The Conspiracy Theorist. Being paranoid and accusing the government of hiding all kinds of scary, exciting things from us is fun for them. Imagining that there is at least one conspiracy that targets them personally is even more fun. What they don’t understand is that it isn’t as much fun for everyone around them. If you tell them you don’t believe them or even that you’re just sick of hearing about it, they flip their lid and go off about how you’re an idiot and just want to remain ignorant.

7-9-2 Combos: The Walking New-Age Store. This complete knob of an archetype has a saying or quote for everything, but never really seems to think critically about or have anything of their own to add to the words they are repeating. Hardly anyone has the heart to tell them how canned-corny and downright unhelpful they are, because they just seem so blissful and earnest. It would be like popping a hot air balloon, on every possible level.

7-9-3 Combos: The Goldfish. Completely without any self-awareness, this archetype flits perpetually from one superficial interest to the next. Unsurprisingly, they find very little satisfaction from anything, no matter how enthusiastically they may dive into it. The creepiest part about this is that they are so numb and hollow, they barely even notice how unsatisfied they are - they’ve fooled themselves into believing this is a happy existence.

7-9-4 Combos: The Entitled Vagabond. Goes on long road trips for no real reason, couch-surfing all the way. Quite possibly has no permanent address or bank account, and they are okay with this. Does a lot of odd jobs and possibly illegal things; has never had an actual job in their life, because it just isn’t their style, man. They’re actually not too insufferable as long as you don’t expect much from them and don’t mind their mooching. Unfortunately, whatever positivity they may bring to your life will be short-lived; as soon as they pick up and leave (which they will), they will all but forget you even exist.

I don’t know if anyone uses my tags, but just in case :

  • Cheap = Less than 30€ for a bra
  • Luxury = Over 70€ for a bra
  • Full Bust = 32 bands and under and FF cups and over
  • Plus Size = Over 38 bands
  • Small bust = Little support and/or small bands and cups combos

I try to include at least one of each in my selections, but sometimes it’s hard to balance with trying to promote ethical brands as much as possible.

anonymous asked:

I see Clint brands his horses with his little symbol. Do you think branding is ethical? What about freeze branding? I hear it's not painful. Ear tagging? Any bodily modifications in animals of the sort just for an easy way of identifying for low cost? Is there a more humane alternative?

I’d rather go with microchips than branding. The only problem with that is that chips aren’t systematically used and not everyone will scan for a microchip or even think to check, whereas brands are immediately visible. Clint branding his horses is just vanity. If you’re a rancher who needs to keep track of their horses, or the BLM who have a shitton of mustangs to keep track of, then yeah, brand, but for most horse owners I’d like to see a switch over to microchips. This is a good summary of some of the pros and cons of chipping.

I have never misled the public into thinking that a horse will be scanned at horse auctions and slaughterhouses.  It is also highly unlikely that a kill buyer at a horse auction is going to have a scanner at a sale and even more unlikely that they would use one to return a horse to an owner.  

So why get one for your horse? That answer is very simple. You get one to prove ownership in case of theft, disaster, civil situations and a multitude of other really good reasons. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you wished you had one, it is too late.

Now that I’m thinking about it, I might look into getting my guys chipped. If I do I’ll definitely blog about the process.

Have any of you guys had your horses chipped or branded?

activism in the west is totally commodity based. Hey, what ethical brand should I buy? Which make up/clothing/beauty brand is cruelty-free? Which coffee bean is local/organic/fair trade? While it’s awesome that you wanna give support to companies that needs support, it feels like activism is less about building a coherent movement here and more about a personal statement. Pretty sure this is how Democrats lose every time. Liberals take it so seriously like some kind of personal branding, and do not understand that it is about compromising and building a large base to make a lasting impact. They’d rather rely on feel good advertising and easy to understand slogans.

anonymous asked:

Im so gay, i was talking to this vendor at the beauty store, she was so passionate about her job and her brand's ethics and products i thought it was adorable. Then she was like let me show you how we recommand to apply it and she //////takes my hand in hers and starts pressing it gently with her palm to apply the cream and my heart /////SANK im so useless/////


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dark-lord-of-the-donuts  asked:

It's interesting to see how some former CCG investigators, who once had a great sense of justice based on their ideals or a grand goal, now feel empty and are devoting more time to protecting or bringing back people that they care about. I mean, Amon, Seidou and Ui. Not only the investigators and their ideals, are collapsing, but the CCG too, which seems to be a good thing for me, I always saw CCG or Aogiri as two extremist sides.

If Eto had an intention, it was definitely to wage the CCG’s tactics back on itself so the two could destroy each other. I’ve said this before, but both Arima, Eto and Furuta’s tactics all smack of a symbolic double suicide. 

Eto burned Aogiri after all and claimed that this was it’s purpose all along, to make room for the king. 

You are right on your observation of most previous investigators though, Urie wants to fight for the Quinx, Mutsuki for Sasaki, Aura for his aunt. Amon himself suddenly becomes interested in supporting Akira again.

I’m not sure whether to read this as a realization of true priorities, or just an overcompensation, an opposite swing of the pendulum if you would. Amon spent his entire life refusing to be a person, and seeking some cause to justify his existence instead. However, both he and his justice were wrong. Not only that but it stood in the way of any personal connection that could make his life meaningful.

There is such a thing as overcompensating however, that is to say thinking you were mistaken and instead moving too far in the opposite direction in an attempt to fix what you thought was wrong. Akira thinks she was depending too much on Haise so she just leaves him barely a warning, is one example. 

Amon is the example I am using right now, but really it applies to all of these major CCG players. Seidou, Amon, Ui, all of these characters at one point believed and fought entirely for the system. Except, all of that effort came to naught.

Ui is perhaps the most pronounced demonstration of this, because he knows that the CCG’s are numbered, and not only that but not only is the organization he fought for going downhill, but all of the people he did are already lost to him.

So what do they do? They switch entirely to personal connections, throwing all the rest out the window as if it never mattered all along. Which is why I always question Akira’s own claims that she’s ‘empty’ now. 

It seems much more akin to Ui’s own flip. To pretend that these things never mattered to him. To deliberately choose instead to focus entirely on one aspect of his previous life because the failure becomes easier to manage that way. Akira is filled with a lot of things, mostly regret, and sadness at loss, but she does not want to feel any of those things so she represses them. That repression is the source of her emptiness, not some existentialist doubt.

Then there’s Ui, who turns around as if nothing he fought for before this point ever mattered to him but Hairu. The obvious counterpoint though is that Hairu is not the only thing Ui lost. Perhaps the first and most significant thing, but not the only. The other two things, Haise and Take are still alive, and it would be far easier for Ui to try to understand them then to revive someone from the dead, but you see him take the impossible course and focus on Hairu instead. 

The question is why? As Ui never really treated Hairu as if she was his most important thing while she was around, only after losing her, and even then only recognizing that grief after losing the entire CCG. It’s because Hairu is symbolic of something greater to him, something he needs more desperately than his own brand of ethics… a personal reason to fight.

This was a line associated with Ui 17 chapters before he was even tempted with Hairu. All three of these men however, as Matsuri can be included among the list of people who dropped ambition for personal love instead, are people who choose to obsessively love someone who cannot in their current state return their feelings.

Furuta -> Rize, Ui-> Hairu, and Matsuri -> Urie. Urie does not understand or even care for Matsuri’s feelings, Hairu is dead, and Rize is unconscious and maintained that way by Furuta, but all three men use their objects of affection as excuses to continue acting, especially after losing everything they had been working for to begin with. 

As Nico said, those who don’t have something beautiful to live for, or live beautifully themselves go mad and die. That’s what their afraid of the most, not losing someone, but rather losing themselves and their own reasons for living. Thus they exaggerate the feelings they have for one person because that person serves as a convenient reason to keep trying.

The reason for the switch to personal relationships is because the CCG members themselves feel lost, and now that they no longer have a system to fight for they look for a person to fight for instead. It’s however, the same reason all along, they’re much more concerned with their internal motivation than what’s really better for the sake of the world. That’s generally human behavior.

So we return to Amon, perhaps the main character if there was one of all the CCG castaways currently. He states it quite plainly, his only purpose now is to fight for his former comrades and save them. However, Amon’s own actions in that regard is filled with holes. He says he followed Seidou and Kurona for three years waiting for the perfect oppurtunity to save them, but after he does, he doesn’t even bother to talk to them again?

Is he content with simply saving them? After Akira has found her life’s purpose, will he leave too? That’s the question, just like my examples listed above it seems less about the actual genuine well being of the person in his sanctuary (after all Houji was dead and Amon simply watched it happen), but rather giving Amon himself a motive to continue fighting. 

He says it plainly to Seidou, even though he knows nothing he’ll still fight. AMon needs a purpose to fight for, and he needs to continue fighting, otherwise he too will succumb to that same emptiness. Which is why we see him switch so suddenly. Seidou and Kurona no longer need him, so he switches instead to the person who needs him now. Amon’s not really confronting himself, he’s just giving himself a purpose to live vicariously through Akira’s own possible fulfillment. 

Seidou’s not much better in that regard either, clinging to life and saying he’ll continue to live normally while also declaring him and his namesake dead and only going by owl. At the end of the day though, it’s impossible to live entirely through others. Seidou is never going to be content simply watching Amon and Akira from afar because he is not them. He is Seidou. The only way he’ll be satisfied is living as Seidou.

Which is probably when all of these characters will stop spinning around so blind, when they finally confront themselves. Not the CCG, not their loved ones, not the Washuu, but rather themselves. If there is a motivation to live, it’s going to come from inside them, and not from someone else, or some other voice. 

anonymous asked:

blythe, i am wretched poor so i never get around to //really buy clothes that are produced under any better conditions than the next h&m brand, how and can i at all still hold my marxist up?

basically- the material conditions of workers will never be changed by capitalist consumption. it is a capitalist myth that consumers dictate the market through their purchases. even if you shift all of your consumption to ‘ethical’ brands, you’re still supporting the inherently exploitative systems of capitalism. and as a member of the working poor, capitalism especially doesn’t give you the privilege of buying more expensive goods.

the most you can do as a marxist and anti-capitalist is to “educate, agitate, organize” around the abolishment of capitalism and wage labor entirely. but participating in it through whatever form of consumption, work, etc does not make you a hypocrite. it’s just a reality of survival. you can abstain from purchasing certain things for the sake of your conscience, but that abstention alone will not significantly affect capitalism/workers rights if that is your main concern.


This is a really great video, I highly recommend watching it if you can. Subtitles/Closed captions available. From the conclusion:

There is one principle that solidly unites both movements, and that is the opposition to the commodified status of life. If all social justice movements follow their anti-commodification principle to their full extent, then they will inevitably run into each other. The human/animal binary is a social construct that has been used by capitalism to legitimize the very idea of commodification. Under capitalism, what qualifies a person as a “human” or as an “animal” is correlated closely with their status as a consumer or a commodity. In other words, the human/animal divide exists only on a spectrum in which someone is humanized the more they benefit from using others as a resource, and someone is animalized the more they are used as a resource. In every hierarchical relationship, the dominant class animalizes the oppressed group that they wish to extract wealth from. All groups that are not human, white, male, able-bodied, cis, or heterosexual, have been or are still animalized to legitimize their inferior status. We need to abolish this oppressive hierarchy and liberate all of us, no matter what our species is, from “animal” status.

Therefore, I think that a staunch commitment to anti-commodification is a powerful way to shake the foundations of our system, and a sure way to improve both traditional leftist and animal rights movements. Neo-liberalism shows us, in new and intensified ways, that there is no real difference between human and animal life. To the economy, our personhood is entirely subsumed by our market value. This shared commodity status has the potential to blur the lines of speciesism even further. I hope that this intensifying trait will offer new possibilities to ally with oppressed people on a basis that cuts across species, and that our movements will build the intersectional, radical solidarity they so urgently need.

anonymous asked:

So, the other day Ivanka Trump says she disagrees with her dad on some stuffs, do you love her yet

White Feminism Barbie has never offered a single concrete example of where she disagrees with her father; all she cares about is her brand, she has no ethics or convictions, and aids and abets this moral dumpster fire of an administration at every turn. fuck that bitch.

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