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    How to Properly Use & Engage with Trigger Warnings

    What are trigger warnings exactly? How can we effectively use them? In short, trigger warnings help us engage with the world more securely. As someone who is genuinely helped by these warnings and who’s mental health is better when these warnings are provided, I have some insight to give here. This is purely my perspective on why they are helpful and how to use them. Including some of the common myths surrounding the idea of trigger warnings. As there are a lot of people on the internet, specifically right-wing mouthpieces acclimatized to their provocations. It’s easy for this topic to come off politically, but trigger warnings create a safer mental…

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    Is it Possible to Ethically & Responsibly Consume Under Capitalism?

    A common thread I’ve seen in political philosophy and leftist circles online is about the concern many have for how we can consume more ethically under capitalism. So this blog post is prompted by those online and IRL conversations. Let’s break it down a little further… The more I think about consumer culture, the more I think about it’s impact on us. The social, political and environmental impacts are intrinsically linked with this heritage we’ve founded in modern day consumerism. We all know that consumerism contributes to capitalism and we’ve all heard; “There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism.” being thrown around in leftist circles. But whether or not you believe…