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Locking Up Baby Formula Is Classist and Racist

This is not an issue of baby formula theft but of racial capitalism, the neglect of Black humanity, and the continued policing of BIPOC communities. By Brittini Palmer For some time now, I’ve wondered why baby formula is locked up behind counters and plexiglass in grocery stores. This wonder gradually led to annoyance and then...

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Let’s Reject Diet Culture This New Year

Every New Year, we are flooded with diet culture marketing, imploring us to shrink our bodies in the name of “healthy” living. Let’s begin rejecting the diet culture mentality. By Dalia Kinsey Diet culture: a toxic belief system that exclusively links thinness to desirability, worthiness, healthiness and morality.  Every year the U.S. diet industry uses...

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The Capitalistic Work Ethic Fallacy Creates Space For Anti-Fatness and Biphobia

The Protestant Work Ethic mythos and its presumed moral superiority have taught us that discipline should be projected onto everything, including bodies and sexualities. By Maz Hedgehog  One of the core myths of Anglo-American capitalism is the Protestant Work Ethic. The belief that Britain and America earned the wealth hoarded by their ruling classes through...

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Neoliberalism: An Introduction, And A Warning

Neoliberalism breeds apathy in those who are served well by it. When neoliberals are comfortable in their “normal,” they accept the mistreatment and oppression of others.  If you’re on Twitter—especially leftist Twitter—you’ve likely heard the term “neoliberalism” before. This ideology is so pervasive in settler colonial/western European society and politics that it’s almost always left...

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From Lagos to Atlanta, Black Leadership Won’t Save Us While Anti-Blackness Maintains Its Grip

As state forces descend on protesters in Nigeria, it’s clear that Black leadership alone isn’t a fix while capitalism and the effects of colonialism remain.  TW/CW: mention of blood, murder, r/pe, and other things that may be too gruesome or gory for some. read with caution. As I write this, thousands have taken the streets...

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Examining the Grief Industrial Complex

When everything can become a product, nothing can ever be seen as sacred. That’s the truth that lies at the heart of the grief industrial complex.  In February 2018, Joaquin Oliver was one of 17 people shot and killed in Parkland, Florida. That same year, his parents, Patricia and Manuel Oliver went on to start...

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If This Didn’t Push You Further To The Left, What Will?

There is no freedom under capitalism, white supremacy, and cisheteropatriarchy. If none of this pushes you further left, then what will? If last night’s political theater didn’t push you further to the left, then I don’t know what will.  If it wasn’t the complete and utter lack of policy proposals, if it wasn’t the attempts...