(bad) animal care, money
It matters to not show fishes in bowls in TV shows and movies
It matters to not shows hamsters in 20*20cm cages in TV shows and movies
Because when we keep doing that, we keep teaching people that it's ok to do the same with their own pet, that those kind of pets are "low maintenances" and cheap because all you need is a 10 € cage and shove it in here
But no, the setup for fishes for ex, if bought new, costs several hundred of euros, plus electricity every month for lighting + filtering... It's not cheap, and it's not easy.
Rodents need to run, and have a space to play.
Fishes and rodents are not supposed to die after a few months.
No pet is "low maintenance" (yes, some need more care and attention than others, but all need you to be there)
sexual violence, rape, prisons (2/2)
3. Changing our society, getting rid of patriarchy and rape culture is the only thing that is actually going to make us safer.
4. Transformative justice solutions are not about forgiveness or allowing a rapist to return to their old life. They often involve neither. These processes are about changing the behavior of person who has done harm and figuring out what went wrong in the community that allowed the harm to take place at all.
sexual violence, rape, prisons (1/2)
imo, conversations on rapists & prison abolition should, consist of 4 elements:
1. Very few rapists go to prison and the punishment system shows itself every day to be spectacularly incapable of stopping rape. It just isn’t working.
2. In the rare cases when rapists do go to prison, all this does is expose them to a lot of people (the other prisoners) who have less rights and can’t leave. We only consider this safety if we don’t think prisoners as people.
ALERTA ! LGBTIphobies : Mobilisation Nationale de LMPT à Paris le 19.01.2020
Je transfère :
"Ce soir AG 18h30 aux Grands Voisins (Denfert) pour préparer la contre manif pour tous"
J'irais et je ferai sans doute un compte-rendu, privé ou public jsp... Mais hésitez pas à faire tourner dans les cercles appropriés
« Vous prenez dix égoutiers qui sont partis à la retraite à 54 ans. Vous revenez dix ans plus tard, y en a à peu près sept ou huit qui sont décédés. On va mourir dans les égouts en fait », résumait l’un d’eux au micro de France Inter ce jeudi 16 janvier.
Dans l’art de prendre les Français pour des idiots, les syndicalistes pour des courroies de transmission, et les parlementaires pour des pantins, le couple Macron-Philippe est devenu champion.
Don't get me wrong. The European medieval societies were extremely exploitative and unjust, I don't intend to argue otherwise. But I do want to argue that to think of them as incomparably unjust, as beyond the pale of what is imaginable, serves only to obscure the injustice of the societies that followed.
Our rulers have invented fictional barbarians only to mask their own barbarism.
These events, particularly Columbus's geographically illiterate meanderings, inaugurated a new phase in European, and eventually, world history. European invaders began to systematically occupy American lands, murdering, and, eventually, exploiting their population. This would evolve into what we now know as "colonialism". This system of overseas exploitation gave birth to a new class of people: overseas murderers (explorers) and continental managers of murder (merchants, bankers, etc).
Since our answer is not to be found in culture, perhaps we should look to changes a little bit more... material.
Some historians provide an exact date for the beginning of the renaissance (also known as the early modern era): 1492. This date is notable for two things: the rescue of Christopher Columbus's lost-ass ship by native americans, and the violent expulsion of Muslims and Jews from current-day Spain.
The first thing I'd like to do is reject the popular image I've sketched above. Particularly, I'd like to do so by drawing a contrast between popular images of the middle ages and popular images of the renaissance.
I was taught at school that the period of the renaissance was defined by the appearance of unprecedented philosophical, artistic, and religious ideas, which was caused by the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman texts. This is complete horseshit.
Today, I'd like to ask a question.
Why is it that, when you imagine the European middle ages, you think of mud-covered illiterates who don't know what cats look like? Why are the middle ages a period of violence, ignorance, and poverty, a "dark ages" where little of note took place, and the periods that follow aren't?
L'intersyndicale appelle déjà à un temps fort de la lutte le 22, 23 et 24 janvier
Je viens d'avoir une idée brillante pour palier aux problèmes de la voiture électrique
Imaginez. On construit une sorte de réseau éléctrique à laquelle la voiture serait constamment branchée: plus de batterie (ou juste une de secours).
Ensuite, on fait en sorte de pouvoir mettre énormément de monde dans chacune de ces voitures, en créant un maillage du terrtoire très bien organisé
et pour le petit nom j'ai une idée, vous me dites ce que vous en pensez, ça s'appellerait le train
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.