Robbie Reyes buzz cut sketch.
"We’re getting stronger, Robbie. Stronger than we were last night…”
“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99”
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.
ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross
Reblogging for the extra articles.
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them.
Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this! This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.
This is really fucking important.
This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.
It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.
The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.
How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).
Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.
- Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
- If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
- Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
- Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
- For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
- Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
- For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
- Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.
There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.
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As to the Devil, he owes everything to Milton. Dante and Tasso present us with a very gross idea of him: Milton divested him of a sting, hoofs, and horns; clothes him with the sublime grandeur of a graceful but tremendous spirit. — Percy Shelley, ‘On the Devil, and Devils’ (via elucipher)
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Anonymous said: Are you a radfem? What led you to it?
Hi, anon! Great questions, and the answers are actually somewhat interconnected. Now I suspect this is going to sound super cagey and noncommittal, but I’m going to try and see if I can articulate it coherently. So my understanding of radical feminism, which has thus far admittedly only been gleaned from secondary sources, is that it’s a facet of feminist discourse that necessitates action that is consistent with its central tenets. Now if you flip through my blog for five minutes you might even call into question my right to adopt the label of any kind of feminism (I really do feel bad when feminist blogs follow me, like. I’m. I’m so sorry). Now I would think that the inconsistencies between my politics and my actions would result in my identification with radical feminism as being misleading and hypocritical at best, and dishonest and flat out harmful at worst. To answer your second question, that is one of the many reasons I reject liberal feminism. In my experience, a liberal feminist can proudly uphold the apparatus of the patriarchy in word and in deed and still somehow maintain their identity as feminist. It would distress me to know that I would be engaging in this same behaviour when claiming to be a radical feminist. But I will return to your first question in an attempt to clear away this rhetorical cloud of cagey, noncommittal thought. I do look forward to the day that I will be able to call myself a radical feminist free from the knowledge that in doing so, I am being disingenuous. At this moment, I can at least say that I strive to engage in a radical analysis with regards to all my politics, feminist or otherwise. While I work to radicalize my lifestyle, in theory at least I aim to be critical of the patriarchy and all its institutions, be they racist, classist, homophobic, or concerned with upholding conceptual frameworks of domination and subordination in other societal manifestations. And I try to apply this level of critical analysis, more specifically, to sex and gender, prostitution and pornography, kink, and other aspects of the material conditions of women’s lives about which libfems are loath to engage on a critical level. Obviously I don’t always succeed but, and here’s the cagey me again, I’m in an intellectual stage in which I’m trying to read and comprehend, especially women’s narratives that deviate from my own rich white experience, before I run my mouth off arguing about things for which my understanding is clearly underdeveloped. In terms of what led me to it, tumblr did. It seems like many of us used liberal feminism as our gateway feminism before we moved on to the hard stuff, and I’m no different. But its hyper-individualized and liberal discourse always sort of rubbed me the wrong way, to be honest with you. Tumblr showed me what liberal argumentation looks like when taken to its logical extremes, and I said to myself, “is that what I sound like? Is this what I truly believe?” From there on I began to try to radicalize my thinking, and to try and further divorce myself from the pervasively liberal culture in which my consciousness was forged. Again, thanks for asking, anon!