#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey
This is why I am not a vegetarian anymore. I realized that vegetable farming, as our economy does it, is not any more sustainable than meat farming. Unless I am willing to farm all my own food, my choices weren’t changing anything or making a difference other than making me feel good about myself for no reason.
rather disturbed by creepy vegans who go around referring to well treated insects as “someone,” a word that refers to people, and not giving a thought to human beings—ACTUAL PEOPLE—whose labor is exploited
EACH DRESS IS SIZE 3/4X OR 26/28 BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY RUN QUITE SMALL. I ESTIMATE THEY WOULD BEST FIT A SMALLER 3X OR A LARGE 2X.
ALL OF THESE DRESSES ARE WELL MADE AND ADORABLE, BUT JUST DID NOT COME CLOSE TO FITTING MY FRAME (BROAD SHOULDERED, BIG BELLIED, TALL!). THEY ARE ALSO STILL IN THEIR PLASTIC BAGS DIRECT FROM THE ONLINE SHOP. I HAVEN’T WORN THEM NOR HAS MY CAT SLEPT ON THEM. :)
1. You don’t have to follow me, it’s ok. I’ll understand. (weepy voice) 2. Likes don’t count.Only reblogs. Doing it more than once won’t help you. Don’t spam your friends, kids! I’ll be removing duplicates with my Excel savviness. 3. On 3:00pm EST on October 1st, 2014 the clouds shall part and I will announce a random winner. 4. Winner will be chosen like a number in a hat, totally at random. So bribes won’t help you! 5. I dunno what the other rule is… something important!
My request about entrants in this giveaway: if you can easily afford these dresses on a regular basis, please don’t enter by reblogging this post. I don’t mean that in a nasty way either. I want these to go to someone who just cannot afford new clothes and a lot of these are appropriate dresses for work or events that someone otherwise can’t purchase.
I just want to hook up a fattie out there who needs some universal love in the form of fatshion.
If I forgot anything, you can message me, but uhhhhh, I may have forgotten stuff.
Like, I’ll ship anywhere. That’s no problem.
AANNNNND, WHAT ELSE…
Questions about sizing? Ummm… I’ll try to answer them. They’re all small fitting for a 26/28 person like me. I’d say these are all made more for 22/24s. Whatever that conversion is in the UK or anywhere else, I really couldn’t tell you!! :(