i love having my dick cursed. i love to die
*drunk nico voice* winertr is cobmbing
David Bowie’s rare cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by Joy Division.
what is this utena egg bullshit
Not only TOMS, but also Starbucks and even Lockheed Martin and Wal-Mart have learned that linking their products to charitable causes makes for good business. We no longer buy only what we need, or even what broadcasts our identity. We buy what makes us feel like good people, and what makes us feel like members of a good, global community. The easy way to look at TOMS is to praise their charitable work. The harder, more troubling way to look at TOMS is to acknowledge it as an example of how corporations have assumed work most often associated with self-identified religious organizations: building community, engaging in charity, and cultivating morals.
TOMS is not alone in its willingness to link progressive social action with consumer spending. In fact, it exemplifies a broader corporate embrace of “conscious capitalism.” Coined by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, this business model assumes that “the best way to maximize profits over the long-term” is to orient business toward a “higher purpose.” So Starbucks sells coffee to “Put America Back to Work,” the (RED) campaign raises money to fight AIDS, and—in the best example yet—Sir Richard’s Condom Company sends a condom to Haiti for each one it sells (“doing good never felt better”). Meanwhile, Bank of America logos decorate PRIDE banners and Lockheed Martin brags that it is a “champion of diversity.”
The globalization of neoliberal capitalism, and particularly the popularity of “conscious capitalism” as a practice and a discourse, signals a change in the landscape of U.S. religion and politics. “Neoliberalism” most often refers to a loosely cohering set of economic, social, and political policies that (1) seek to secure human flourishing through the imposition of free markets and (2) locate “freedom” in individual autonomy, expressed through consumer choice. But it is also a mode of belonging, where ritual acts of consumption initiate individuals into a global community of consumer agents. Within neoliberal logics of religious and political action, consumer transactions and corporate expansion are recast as forms of spiritual purification and missionary practice. And within conscious capitalism, the “higher purpose” is a world in which all people have a chance (or obligation) to participate in free markets—understood as a multicultural community of consumers.
For Mycoskie—whose title is “Chief Shoe Giver”—building this multicultural community is a theological mandate. He frames his Christian faith as a component of his personal relationship to the company. At the evangelical Global Leadership Conference, keynote speaker Mycoskie answered a question about whether TOMS represents any “biblical principles”: “TOMS represents a lot of different biblical principles. But the one I go back to again and again is the one in Proverbs. Give your first fruits and your vats will be full. … Because we did that and stayed true to our one-to-one model [even amidst financial strain], we’ve been incredibly blessed. We really did give our first fruits.”
In non-confessional settings, TOMS proffers a humanistic version of this prosperity gospel, recast for a neoliberal age. Losing the Bible quotes, the company emphasizes that the “fruits of faith”—in this case, economic success—abound for those who embody the ideals of authenticity, good intentions, and service. Or, “higher purpose” is profitable. TOMS is successful because it creates opportunities for people to live into their own “purpose” through a simple transaction: buying a pair of shoes.
if you have the capacity to understand that you are trans, to find out about different medical options one way or another, and conceptualize them relative to yourself and say “this is what i want”, YOU CAN GIVE INFORMED CONSENT. i don’t care how young you are, i don’t care how mentally ill you are, the fact that you asked in the first place inherently means you can make informed consensual decisions
honestly when you think about it the fact that transness requires informed consent and cisness doesn’t is fucked up
i make the controversial posts. i call bullshit when no one else is brave enough to. mercury? bullshit planet. straight people? not real. cats? worthless
y’all in the past, this is the future
15 y/o bloggers are the worst actually i thought 13 year olds were bad but at least they know their place at the bottom of the hierarchy. you see these 15s comin for bloggers in their 20s like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
this is a doodoo post
no it’s not lmfao
seeing as the people on this site in their 20s seem to like to harass underage trans women by invalidating their mental illnesses while theyre having a mental breakdown and sending them shock images of self-castration in an explicit attempt to make them dysphoric, id say 15 year olds are a lot higher on the hierarchy than you pieces of shit
Trying to draw Deerwoofs character thingy.
a little backstory on this character: she is a skinwalker, the child of a werewolf and a non werewolf, who was abandoned in the woods as a baby. she was taken in by a wolf pack who could sense her wolf side and raised as one of their own
then one day when shes about 8 yrs old a family from a local village ‘rescues’ her from the wild and tries to turn her into a nice upper class girl..and she hates it!!!! she hates it so much that it awakens her dark powers. and so over the years she is kept in their fancy townhouse the house turns progressivly darker, wood turns dark colored and rots and food spoils and plants die and she becomes sort of a creepy folk legend in town..and then one day she escapes to try and find her pack again and thats where the adventure begisn!!!!
here’s a straw man argument for you: cis people shit in beds and lie in it and im gay