If only I had been born and raised in the forest. I would never have nearly died, lost a section of my bowel, lived with an ileostomy bag for almost a year, and have to rely on medication to stop me from shitting myself for the rest of my life.
No, I would have just died straight up, aged 22.
But yea like I don’t consider myself a primitivist although I agree with some of their critiques but almost every single person I’ve seen unilaterally slamming the philosophy has failed to grasp any real understanding of what it is
ableist and transphobic?
Yeah exactly, there’s something to be said about approaching ableism and transphobia from western perspectives especially when you acknowledge that tons of people are disabled by the economic or physical violence of capitalism and that “primitive societies” like indigenous Americans were far more accepting of what Westerners would consider trans than Westerners today.
Nor is it a monolith that shares the same conclusions, and that nuance is completely lost most of the time people write polemics against it
You’re right. As soon as we destroy western civilization people in wheel chairs will suddenly be able to walk and those suffering from chronic illnesses in need of modern medication will be cured!
Yup because genetic mutations that cause chronic illnesses and disabilities NEVER happen in nature or anything. Except they DO, you just don’t really see it much because you know, animals with disabilities don’t really survive very long at all in the wild without medication/treatment and neither would humans…
Come back when you suffer from a debilitating, incredibly painful chronic illness that no one understands the cause of and you can not definitely blame on any aspect of capitalism or civilisation.
I don’t really feel like I have anything to say on here anymore…
You know why women often say “nothing’s wrong” when something is definitely bothering them
It’s because men have been belittling, minimizing and mocking our emotions forever
And we are socialized to be as passive and undemanding and selfless as possible, and not to run any risk of bothering or angering a man lest he abandon or hurt us
It’s not passive aggression, it is fear
oh my god
Or we have said what is wrong and it hurts his feelings so much that we spend the rest of the day apologizing for what we felt and trying to build him back up. I started doing the math when I was about 15 that it wasn’t worth the trouble to stand up for myself or let people know how I felt because if I said “nothing” we both got to go on with our days and if I said what was bothering me the world ground to a half and I lost 4-10 hours trying to undo the reaction to my feelings.