3 Ways To Make Ethical Consumerism Make a Difference

Ethical consumerism is a tricky beast. On one hand, you want to buy ethically and not contribute to exploitative tax-avoiding planet-killing companies. On the other, you only have a limited budget and time, and the alternatives can be hard to find and expensive. https://youtu.be/OagTXWfaXEo Fear not, for your efforts are meaningless! To be exact, your … Continue reading 3 Ways To Make Ethical Consumerism Make a Difference

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Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.

A popular image of the SJW is that of a self-appointed, brutal and totalitarian thought-policing dictatorship, completely opposed to free speech and any expression of dissent. It’s not a well-liked representation. However whilst student activists exercising their democratic right to protest is hardly an abuse of power, there is a grain of truth to this … Continue reading Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.

Real Life Is Boring But Precious: Why Not Everyone Can Be An Idealist

Political ideology is often hypothetical. The clue is in the name: “IDEA-ology”. It can be exhausting. It exhausts people to live in ideological space for too long. We become disjointed, disconnected, unreal and out-of-touch. It affects anyone who lives and breathes passionate ideology, whether you agree with them or not. Whether it’s a hypocritical triggered … Continue reading Real Life Is Boring But Precious: Why Not Everyone Can Be An Idealist

Something is Better Than Nothing

Hi I've been growing as a person. I got my autism diagnosis, which I barely believed would actually happen until it did. I've been seeing a therapist, which I barely thought would be worth it until it was. I've been focusing on myself, which wasn't worth it...until it was. I started this blog because I … Continue reading Something is Better Than Nothing

True Life: I was a SJW University Student

Hi there. Back in university, I managed to become the president of the feminism society. I've told people about it so much since then it feels like a meme, but in reality I was mega-stoked. It was one of my proudest moments, I felt relevant, I felt empowered, I felt challenged. Flash forward to today. … Continue reading True Life: I was a SJW University Student

You Won’t Do Your Research

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

Initially, I started this blog because I wanted to start a discussion, or create a resource. I was sick of the insular Tumblr politics, and sick of the prevailing dismissive attitude found everywhere else on basic concepts like body positivity, racism, and capitalism. Every day I find a new pet peeve that I wish people … Continue reading You Won’t Do Your Research

2018 Blog Maintenance Post and Update: Thank you

Just a little post to say I am currently writing again, and taking it more seriously this time around. I'm keeping track of the time I take, and working on posts regularly, and I've found a structure that I believe is going to help me get more interesting and relevant posts out more often. I'd … Continue reading 2018 Blog Maintenance Post and Update: Thank you

Why Social Justice Warriors Can’t Just Pick Their Battles

(This is carrying on from this post: Being the Sole Social Justice Warrior) So many people have blogs and opinions. So many people work in government and in media. So many people vote opposite to how you would like to vote, whoever you are and whichever side you are on. For every activist conference there's … Continue reading Why Social Justice Warriors Can’t Just Pick Their Battles

My Activism Journey and how the Digital Economy Bill got caught up in it

Since the world as I knew it turned totally fascist two Tuesdays ago, I've been looking at activism with fresh eyes. No longer for me is it a conscieable option to simply sign the occassional petition and hope for enough money to go to a protest, or choose a career in meaningful inter-personal work and … Continue reading My Activism Journey and how the Digital Economy Bill got caught up in it