i am sharing my life with you in the hopes that you might share your life with me.
Further, though, the TOMS campaign — like the million shirts — misses the fundamental point that not having a pair of shoes (or a shirt, christmas toy, etc.) is not a problem about not having shoes. It’s a problem of poverty. Shoelessness, such as it is, is a symptom of a much bigger and more complex problem. And while donating a pair of shoes helps shoelessness, it does not help poverty.
Things like jobs help poverty. Jobs making things like shoes, for example. But TOMS doesn’t make its shoes in Africa, it makes them in China where it’s presumably cheaper to make two pairs of shoes and give one away than it is to get people in a needier community to make one pair of shoes.
The result of this setup, as Zizek explains most succinctly, is that on a big-picture level, TOMS (and other buy-my-product-and-donate companies) are busy building the exploitative global structure that produces economic inequality, while on the other hand pretending that supporting them actually does something to fix it.
It doesn’t. It just gives people shoes.The 7 Worst International Aid Ideas (via stfuconservatives)
So last night at Disneyland the thing happened???? The thing where I met someone and they said “oh I follow you on tumblr” and I was like so shocked and so if you see this please message me so I can follow you back okay
^^ literally I do not know how to interact with people like apparently in real life I’m the kind of person who stares at people until they’re like “who is this crazy eyed homosexual and is he even wearing shorts under that giant tie dyed tank” and then I just whisper I KNOW YOU FROM TUMBLR and then run away.
am i even a human anymore someone help