mh & capitalism
I always thought it was self-evident that a large portion of mental illnesses are detrimental largely because of the inflexibility and cruelty of capitalism.
Nobody in their right mind thinks that ADHD, for example, would magically disappear in a socialist system, but it would probably be a lot better for those who have it if we had an economic system that didn't require 60 hours of on-demand focus each week to remain housed.
I would certainly like that.
mh & capitalism, lgbtq
It sort of reminds me of the discomfort I have always had in LGBTQ spaces where people feel the need to intensely insist that queerness is destiny, which I attribute to fear: Fear that, if some aspect of queerness, however small, were a choice or a result of environment, the fight for queer rights would suffer a legitimacy crisis as a result.
A Social for The Others.