This is coming from a place of making a living wage but

‘Capital stealing the value of my labor’ doesn’t feel nearly as important as capital stealing my LIFE.

40 hours of my week + recovery time. My education choices. Where I can live. Whether I own a pet. Capitalism limits all the wonderful things I could do in life.

I know money can acquire some of these things. I just think the phrase ‘capitalism steals the value of your labor’ isn’t communicating well how much capitalism steals from us.

@queeranarchism this messes me up. Because it is right. Trainings at my job(s) include "making sure you are engaging in self-care." Which sometimes feels like work. I hate that.



Yeah, I can relate. So much of our 'free time' is spend getting the right amount of sleep, nutrition, leisure that we need to be able to work again on Monday. This seems to be true of pretty much all workers.
That's not 'free' time. That's just us doing more unpaid work repairing ourselves so we can work some more.

@queeranarchism @Laceyforestart This thread speaks to me so much. It doesn't help that many of my friends work weekends and odd hours. The most consistent time we get to hang out for these days is for a tabletop game... on Sunday night.

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