relationships

What does it mean to sell out? A Personal Approach to Setting a Standard

  • Posted on: 24 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Selling out is the ironic reference to giving into social convention or forfeiting a period of claimed or perceived rebellion. It’s applied mostly to hippies or punks in the mainstream. Typically in the same tone of laughing off someone’s sub-cultural phase or period where they challenged society. This tone usually mocks the audacity seen by the mainstream made by someone even trying to challenge social norms and expectations, because inevitably one must give in “so why even try? (scoff).”

Friendship is a root of freedom

  • Posted on: 13 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

from https://joyfulmilitancy.com

To become what we need to each other, and to find power in friendship, is to become dangerous.

–anonymous [1]

I have a circle of friends and family with whom I am radically vulnerable and trust deeply – we call it coevolution through friendship.

–adrienne maree brown [2]

TOTW: What do you say to non-anarchists?

  • Posted on: 21 August 2017
  • By: thecollective

How often do you talk to people who you disagree with? How do you talk to them? Are they people you've known for a long time, old friends who went in different directions from you, family members, co-workers/students, neighborhood folks? What have you noticed about how you relate to them, what you don't challenge--and what is that based on?

Suturing the Split: Coda on the Couple-Form

  • Posted on: 11 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Guts Magazine by Clémence x. Clémentine on November 25, 2016

We wrote “Against the Couple-Form” in 2010.
After some revisions, it appeared in 2012.
This text railed against every existing form of romantic coupling.
Which we considered a barrier to the triumph of a feminist revolution.
Since then, a number of things have happened.
Amongst us, between us, in the world.

Topic of the Week: dating...

  • Posted on: 10 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

It can be tricky finding compatibility in dating and relationships at the best of times. So how do anarchist views and ways affect these things, especially considering anarchists make up a tiny percentage of the overall population?

Does dating within established anarchist circles help? Or does this become stagnant at some point?

For people living outside major centres, how do you find people to date who are of like mind or even who are not hostile to your ways?

The Relational Anarchist Primer

  • Posted on: 16 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Psychologic Anarchist

“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.”

-Stephen Covey

Relational Anarchism is a standalone vector or field of thought under the umbrella of anarchism.

In this perspective, relationships determine levels of human freedom. The process of human interaction is more important than content.

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