ecorexia + eating disorders
I have had anorexia combined with a spending disorder.
Which basically means I counted both cents and calories and was denying myself things like clothes and heating with the same sort of self-destructive urge with which I denied myself food.
These two sustained each other and I can see ecorexia doing the same.
The self-destructiveness of my non-spending went unnoticed in anti-capitalist scenes and I can see self-destructive ecorexia going equally unnoticed.
But then I try to read about it and every article I find just described people making green choices that the mainstream considers extreme.
There are no serious insider conversations about emotional struggles, just bullshit think pieces trying to discredit everyone who tries to live a zero-waste life.
What a huge waste of an important word.
The first time I heard the term 'ecorexia', a penny dropped.
It described so well how I see people around me transforming their own self loathing and anxiety about a dangerous future into a self-harming and destabilizing level of activism and green living.
The downward spiral of trying, failing, feeling guilty and worthless, trying harder, failing harder, feeling more guilty and worthless, maps closely on my experiences of eating disorders.
I do not doubt that this is real.
@carcinopithecus like how defining literacy as a characteristic of civilisation ends up disqualifying most of the societies europeans colonised while uplifting the ones 'european culture' traces itself back to
@carcinopithecus i'd go as far as to say the privileging of the written word over the spoken is itself colonialist
@esty personally I think that train of thought— "any visual kink, including wearing leather"— is absolutely inane, and a rationalization of simple homophobia, the likes of which straights have been peddling with no pretensions to fairness for decades
okay I know we love to post about gay hand-holding and mutual admiration under a 'lewd' CW or whatever but it's actually really good when people have gay sex. yes, the weird kind. yes, dirty and casual and un-fluffy. gay sexuality is often intense and raw and physical, and that's a moral good worth celebrating
And this isn't a 'she's bad, lol' thing.
I genuinely want to see her grow and realize that people will clap at her speeches forever and then go on making profits off oil.
She may have a lot of hype backing her up, but she's also clearly driven and talented so I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing her grow out of this.
Now that Greta Thunberg has been speaking at big events for over a year, more and more often she returns to the same event she's already been at and says stuff like
"I told you, leaders of the world, what to do, but it's been a year and you did not listen."
And then she just goes on giving speeches to the leaders of the world.
& I'm like 'come on... get it... it's right in front of you... you're talking every day about the fact that your strategy isn't working... put two and two together..."
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@thufie Liberals demand "pacifism" while never being pacifists themselves, seems like a good faith argument.
Important thing for all who can see this.
If someone confronts you on your racism or sexism... that means that they like you enough and trust you enough to hear and listen.
If they didn't think you were redeemable, if they didn't think you were worth it, they would roll their eyes and just avoid you. Block on sight, shut down in conversation.
If we confront you about it, no matter how bruskly it may seem. It means that we legitimately think you are better.
You know what I'm talking about.
You talk to your racist grandma, and you just awkwardly smile and nod, because you know it's WORTHLESS to talk to her about why she can't call POC the "coloreds" anymore.
But you tell your friend on here, "Hey, comrade, that was in bad taste"
Why? Because you know your friend will listen.
That's what we are trying to do with you.
it's a sign of respect, not of hatred. Please stop acting like we hate you.
It is quite likely that we have not reached the end of queer language evolution and future generations will have completely different words and theoretical frameworks for their gender and sexuality.
Make your peace with that now so you do not become the grumpy elder. Everything changes. This is not better or worse, it just is.
But also don't let the kids of the future tell you that you can't use the words you grew up with. If words feel like home to you, you can use them your whole life.
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