anti_consumerism is a community for discussing and critiquing the consumerist society we live in. The community uses an anti-capitalist lens to reflect on our own patterns of perpetuating capitalist values in our own lives and discuss alternatives. Kill the capitalist in your head. Rules
- Strict adherence to Lemmy.ml
’s CoC. - No debating or concern trolling capitalist arguments. There are other places you can do that. Our discussion start with a presumption that capitalism is inherently unethical. - Cryptocurrencies are not anti-capitalist alternatives to consumerism. - No “holier than thou” attitudes. We can’t judge others needs/ability to survive the material reality of capitalism. Inspiring someone to consume less is more important than shaming some dude’s Funko Pop collection. Ideas for Content
- Articles and essays critiquing consumerism. - Instructions to repair or DIY goods instead of buying them. - Alternatives to consumerism (gift economies, mutual aid, libraries, sharing, etc) - Self reflection on consumerist habits and personal growth in moving away from consumerism. - Propaganda and memes that inspire people to consume less.