NSFW as a concept implies capitalist oppression. Discuss.

But seriously: "NSFW" as a category so remarkably means specifically "no nudity". It means now that 'work' is tied to a very specific morality stance, one that a lot of communities don't actually hold.

The dissonance is really weird. It plays into a really Christian mindset about business, and it underscores how capital and religion are intertwined.

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Even to be successful in business, a lot of seemingly socially liberal people end up building onto a system that is very controlling in a Christian frame of morality.

It's a lot easier to shift your worldview than the world. So a lot of business owners lose sight of their openness and values as they get successful. Nevermind being surrounded by yes men.

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@aredridel I feel it's the same thing that (in theory, not rly practice) positions people as getting more 'conservative' and abandoning revolutionary views/analysis as they become more invested in the system and the status quo (ie "get older"), and now have things to lose if that status quo should fail.

Even if what they have is debt, sadness, and the merest scraps - they have the 'appearance' of things, and therefor must change their views to accommodate... and so the cycle goes on :blobcat:

@BunnyHearted Actually, funny thing, people seem to settle into their political views in their 20s and stay. Turns out "you'll be more conservative when you're older" is a thing boomers think that isn't actually true. But if we look at older people, it would seem it ...

And I suspect the 20s thing is because this is usually when our social circles stop changing.

@SaboTabby @aredridel I think this is often the case, but I do want to offer a little resistance to it since I think it's important to keep in mind that anyone has room to grow and change at any age. Tons of people come out/transition much later than their 20s, and we're (ideally) doing all we can to support them, talk about their experiences, and resist "too late" narratives there, yeah?

I feel we must do the same about political views. Ime the idea that people can't change serves capitalism.

Right. I'm not suggesting people don't change. Just that change usually comes from interaction with different individuals and communities and those different interactions tend to happen less often as we age. Generally speaking of course. At 18 I was a Christo-facist. 30-31 is when I became a full blown anarchist. 2016 election was my full conversion from progressive toying with anarchism to anarchist.


@SaboTabby @aredridel yah! Similar story here. Went from being a discount nihlist teenager to "centrist" libertarian in most of my 20s, and didn't get my shit together until my late 20s really. You're right in that a lot of what I needed to spark a change was interacting with different people (who weren't tech bros, lol), but I just like making that more of a call to reach out to present-day dumbasses when possible (and safe), instead of leaving them to fester.

Agreed. But gotta know when to cut bait and let them fester too. For your own mental health.

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