Subira - Black feminist - Pesky Dame - She/her pronouns - Queer - Big ol' lefty - Survivor - etc.

 

the-goddamazon:

creepingfeminism:

the-goddamazon:

eb-n-flo:

the-goddamazon:

pyrzqxgl:

boychic:

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.
I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.
Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty things.

theft for many is survival in this system and taking away from multi-billion dollar companies that are a part of the oppressive capitalist system

The bible warns against binding the mouths of the kine or chasing gleaners from the field. Gleaners are those who come in after harvest to take what is left. As a society we’ve purged this kind of small decency and so I am not surprised to see it forming again in the thieves code above. 

I am so tired of seeing this on my dash.
Y’all. STEALING FROM A STORE DOES NOT HURT THE CORPORATE ENTITY AT ALL.
IT HURTS THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WHO WORK AT THE STORE. THEY GET IN TROUBLE FOR LACK OF PROPER INVENTORY AND SUBSEQUENTLY FIRED. DO NOT DO THIS.
If you want to cripple a corporate entity, REFUSE TO PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES EN MASSE SO THAT THEIR SALES REVENUE GOES DOWN AND MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS AREN’T PERCEIVED AS UNTRUSTWORTHY AND THUS FIRED.

also how white is this? like wtf brown and black people are followed in stores because merchandise disappears. you’re actively contributing to racism and keeping poc from getting the stuff they need from corporate entities where they can get it cheap. also like what happens when low-wage workers of color get blamed for stuff disappearing because i bet you anything that shit happens? obviously some people need to steal but maybe stop pretending that there isn’t a racial component to this and that your actions have no consequences because poc will forever be picking up after white attempts to destroy capitalism.

^^^EXACTLY.
Like…this post meant well but it’s all a bunch of misguided, unwashed white hipster liberalism and I’m not here for it. You wanna dismantle capitalism? Stop supporting corporate entities. Start supporting local small business owners. Start supporting your local farmers and butchers and the like.
But stealing from a retail store is not “fighting the power”, it’s actually reinforcing the power to continue to be highly racist towards its workers of color (especially the Black ones) AND it’s Black patrons.

Idk if I’m missing something, but I read this all as “don’t snitch on people stealing to survive” and “try not to fuck up workers when you do steal” as opposed to “steal because it’ll bring down capitalism!!” 
And I’m not feeling the “how white is this” comment bc POC have to fucking steal sometimes to survive, and sometimes steal shit because they can’t afford things that are nice/luxuries/whatever, like don’t make out shoplifting to be some white people thing. Shoplifting to “fight the power” probably is some white people thing, but not shoplifting in general. 

This entire post is white people talking about shoplifting to fight capitalism, which it essentially DOES NOT.
Stealing to survive is one thing, but that’s not what these people are defending.
Like…stealing luxury goods is not survival. Stealing food or things that are basic human needs is survival.

I’m confused? Like, I can’t find where they are saying its to fight capitalism?The picture says don’t defend the system, but it doesn’t say steal to fight the system. The person posting most of the tips said that they tried to do all that when they were homeless, that sounds like stealing for survival, not stealing to smash capitalism. And the story about the exam book, that’s stealing to be able to survive in the education system. 
Oh actually, there’s that one comment of “taking away from multi-billion dollar companies” which is obvs not super well informed, but still not claiming to smash capitalism through stealing. Most of what I can see is people defending stealing to survive. I personally defend people stealing luxury goods too if they can’t afford them and they want something nice for once, but that’s my opinion and not what the other people on this post are saying as far as I can see. 

the-goddamazon:

creepingfeminism:

the-goddamazon:

eb-n-flo:

the-goddamazon:

pyrzqxgl:

boychic:

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.

I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.

Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty things.

theft for many is survival in this system and taking away from multi-billion dollar companies that are a part of the oppressive capitalist system

The bible warns against binding the mouths of the kine or chasing gleaners from the field. Gleaners are those who come in after harvest to take what is left. As a society we’ve purged this kind of small decency and so I am not surprised to see it forming again in the thieves code above. 

I am so tired of seeing this on my dash.

Y’all. STEALING FROM A STORE DOES NOT HURT THE CORPORATE ENTITY AT ALL.

IT HURTS THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WHO WORK AT THE STORE. THEY GET IN TROUBLE FOR LACK OF PROPER INVENTORY AND SUBSEQUENTLY FIRED. DO NOT DO THIS.

If you want to cripple a corporate entity, REFUSE TO PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES EN MASSE SO THAT THEIR SALES REVENUE GOES DOWN AND MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS AREN’T PERCEIVED AS UNTRUSTWORTHY AND THUS FIRED.

also how white is this? like wtf brown and black people are followed in stores because merchandise disappears. you’re actively contributing to racism and keeping poc from getting the stuff they need from corporate entities where they can get it cheap. also like what happens when low-wage workers of color get blamed for stuff disappearing because i bet you anything that shit happens? obviously some people need to steal but maybe stop pretending that there isn’t a racial component to this and that your actions have no consequences because poc will forever be picking up after white attempts to destroy capitalism.

^^^EXACTLY.

Like…this post meant well but it’s all a bunch of misguided, unwashed white hipster liberalism and I’m not here for it. You wanna dismantle capitalism? Stop supporting corporate entities. Start supporting local small business owners. Start supporting your local farmers and butchers and the like.

But stealing from a retail store is not “fighting the power”, it’s actually reinforcing the power to continue to be highly racist towards its workers of color (especially the Black ones) AND it’s Black patrons.

Idk if I’m missing something, but I read this all as “don’t snitch on people stealing to survive” and “try not to fuck up workers when you do steal” as opposed to “steal because it’ll bring down capitalism!!” 

And I’m not feeling the “how white is this” comment bc POC have to fucking steal sometimes to survive, and sometimes steal shit because they can’t afford things that are nice/luxuries/whatever, like don’t make out shoplifting to be some white people thing. Shoplifting to “fight the power” probably is some white people thing, but not shoplifting in general. 

This entire post is white people talking about shoplifting to fight capitalism, which it essentially DOES NOT.

Stealing to survive is one thing, but that’s not what these people are defending.

Like…stealing luxury goods is not survival. Stealing food or things that are basic human needs is survival.

I’m confused? Like, I can’t find where they are saying its to fight capitalism?The picture says don’t defend the system, but it doesn’t say steal to fight the system. The person posting most of the tips said that they tried to do all that when they were homeless, that sounds like stealing for survival, not stealing to smash capitalism. And the story about the exam book, that’s stealing to be able to survive in the education system. 

Oh actually, there’s that one comment of “taking away from multi-billion dollar companies” which is obvs not super well informed, but still not claiming to smash capitalism through stealing. Most of what I can see is people defending stealing to survive. I personally defend people stealing luxury goods too if they can’t afford them and they want something nice for once, but that’s my opinion and not what the other people on this post are saying as far as I can see. 

(Source: anarchismwillwin)

that-misery-chick:

My autocorrect tried to change queerness to queer mess and I feel like that’s saying something.

the-goddamazon:

eb-n-flo:

the-goddamazon:

pyrzqxgl:

boychic:

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.
I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.
Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty things.

theft for many is survival in this system and taking away from multi-billion dollar companies that are a part of the oppressive capitalist system

The bible warns against binding the mouths of the kine or chasing gleaners from the field. Gleaners are those who come in after harvest to take what is left. As a society we’ve purged this kind of small decency and so I am not surprised to see it forming again in the thieves code above. 

I am so tired of seeing this on my dash.
Y’all. STEALING FROM A STORE DOES NOT HURT THE CORPORATE ENTITY AT ALL.
IT HURTS THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WHO WORK AT THE STORE. THEY GET IN TROUBLE FOR LACK OF PROPER INVENTORY AND SUBSEQUENTLY FIRED. DO NOT DO THIS.
If you want to cripple a corporate entity, REFUSE TO PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES EN MASSE SO THAT THEIR SALES REVENUE GOES DOWN AND MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS AREN’T PERCEIVED AS UNTRUSTWORTHY AND THUS FIRED.

also how white is this? like wtf brown and black people are followed in stores because merchandise disappears. you’re actively contributing to racism and keeping poc from getting the stuff they need from corporate entities where they can get it cheap. also like what happens when low-wage workers of color get blamed for stuff disappearing because i bet you anything that shit happens? obviously some people need to steal but maybe stop pretending that there isn’t a racial component to this and that your actions have no consequences because poc will forever be picking up after white attempts to destroy capitalism.

^^^EXACTLY.
Like…this post meant well but it’s all a bunch of misguided, unwashed white hipster liberalism and I’m not here for it. You wanna dismantle capitalism? Stop supporting corporate entities. Start supporting local small business owners. Start supporting your local farmers and butchers and the like.
But stealing from a retail store is not “fighting the power”, it’s actually reinforcing the power to continue to be highly racist towards its workers of color (especially the Black ones) AND it’s Black patrons.

Idk if I’m missing something, but I read this all as “don’t snitch on people stealing to survive” and “try not to fuck up workers when you do steal” as opposed to “steal because it’ll bring down capitalism!!” 
And I’m not feeling the “how white is this” comment bc POC have to fucking steal sometimes to survive, and sometimes steal shit because they can’t afford things that are nice/luxuries/whatever, like don’t make out shoplifting to be some white people thing. Shoplifting to “fight the power” probably is some white people thing, but not shoplifting in general. 

the-goddamazon:

eb-n-flo:

the-goddamazon:

pyrzqxgl:

boychic:

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.

I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.

Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty things.

theft for many is survival in this system and taking away from multi-billion dollar companies that are a part of the oppressive capitalist system

The bible warns against binding the mouths of the kine or chasing gleaners from the field. Gleaners are those who come in after harvest to take what is left. As a society we’ve purged this kind of small decency and so I am not surprised to see it forming again in the thieves code above. 

I am so tired of seeing this on my dash.

Y’all. STEALING FROM A STORE DOES NOT HURT THE CORPORATE ENTITY AT ALL.

IT HURTS THE MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WHO WORK AT THE STORE. THEY GET IN TROUBLE FOR LACK OF PROPER INVENTORY AND SUBSEQUENTLY FIRED. DO NOT DO THIS.

If you want to cripple a corporate entity, REFUSE TO PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES EN MASSE SO THAT THEIR SALES REVENUE GOES DOWN AND MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS AREN’T PERCEIVED AS UNTRUSTWORTHY AND THUS FIRED.

also how white is this? like wtf brown and black people are followed in stores because merchandise disappears. you’re actively contributing to racism and keeping poc from getting the stuff they need from corporate entities where they can get it cheap. also like what happens when low-wage workers of color get blamed for stuff disappearing because i bet you anything that shit happens? obviously some people need to steal but maybe stop pretending that there isn’t a racial component to this and that your actions have no consequences because poc will forever be picking up after white attempts to destroy capitalism.

^^^EXACTLY.

Like…this post meant well but it’s all a bunch of misguided, unwashed white hipster liberalism and I’m not here for it. You wanna dismantle capitalism? Stop supporting corporate entities. Start supporting local small business owners. Start supporting your local farmers and butchers and the like.

But stealing from a retail store is not “fighting the power”, it’s actually reinforcing the power to continue to be highly racist towards its workers of color (especially the Black ones) AND it’s Black patrons.

Idk if I’m missing something, but I read this all as “don’t snitch on people stealing to survive” and “try not to fuck up workers when you do steal” as opposed to “steal because it’ll bring down capitalism!!” 

And I’m not feeling the “how white is this” comment bc POC have to fucking steal sometimes to survive, and sometimes steal shit because they can’t afford things that are nice/luxuries/whatever, like don’t make out shoplifting to be some white people thing. Shoplifting to “fight the power” probably is some white people thing, but not shoplifting in general. 

(Source: anarchismwillwin)

gamsee:

today this white girl asked me why my hair is so curly and i said im black and she told me to say african american

dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech
A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.
Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

gunpowderandspark:

(Source)

The Republican Party recently released an ad assuring us that, yes, there actually are Black Republicans.

A message that would have probably been more impactful if the only appearance of a Black person in their video wasn’t a stock photo they had to pay to use…

joellamarano:

Well Tumblr it’s that time of the year again. It’s heart breaking I even have to remind people of this.

As we approach the Halloween season if you have a black cat [especially an indoor/outdoor one] it’s time to make sure they stay inside. Unfortunately around this time of the year people think it’s funny to harass and harm them. It makes me sick to my stomach but some people even go as far as to ‘sacrifice’ them. Most adoption groups won’t even adopt them out during this month. I’ve even heard of people trying to harass them when they see them sitting in windows of houses. It’s horrible and not funny but it’s important to protect them.

So if you or anyone you know has a black cat make sure they are aware of where the cat is. And if you see anyone hurting or harassing them [or any cat!] speak up, they can’t do it for themselves.

gayinsect:

i luv kids they are so much funner to talk to than adults. i asked a toddler today whats up and he said “ten” with such conviction i really did believe it was an adequate response to my question for a second

neguswemadeit:

theunionniu:

On March 19th, 2014, African American student organizations united dressed in all black for what was called “Black Out Day”. Black Out Day symbolized black unity across the campus of Northern Illinois University. The black clothing was not only a symbol of unity, but also represented the movements of the 1960’s and the people that paved the way for us all. “Black Out Day” not only brought together the Black community on the campus of a Predominately White Institution, but reminded the students of African decent we are ONE.

i thought we was wearing all black.