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Still livid that housekeeping, sewing, tailoring, laundry and other essential daily fucking tasks have been so devalued. We all objectively suck at doing them now. Even the people we pay to do it for us are diminished as the skilled workers they are. And we've relegated others doing those tasks for and with you as a deeply economically restrictive thing. This separates those that are good at a task and those that benefit from the task into categories deeply at odds with each other.

@Wewereseeds not just devalued but kind of vilified almost. it's the weirdest thing to tell someone I got a hole in my pants but I sewed it back up, and their reaction is to be completely dumbstruck and almost threatened. like I'm saying I'm better than them for not just throwing out my pants and buying a new one.

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@Wewereseeds Large contributing factor: The attitude that adulting is women's work.

@miya hahaha yeah thanks feminism, now I'm achingly aware of the centuries-long abuse and subjugation against workers that were considered subhuman and their so-necessary work that's been devalued and ripped from it's rightful place among the craftsmen. Fuckin, man, i wish feminism hadn't opened my eyes to the historic fact that being alive in this body means someone expected me to sew so now I know how to sew and I'm the one that sews, hate feminism, want to become a tool instead.

@Wewereseeds I know of "you need to be wearing period underwear" level reenactment groups that recommend machine sewing your kit because it's going to be way closer to the level of hand sewing on medieval clothing than anything anyone is going to do today. That says a heck of a lot.

@Caelyn @Wewereseeds

Gonna get mercilessly good at hand sewing to own medieval times.

@Wewereseeds ugh I was just thinking about this. I have clothes I need to mend and it's a skill that I just don't really have cause no one ever taught me

@Wewereseeds the uk government is seriously considering mandatory sewing lessons as a way to combat fashion waste and its impact on the enviroment

@Shutsumon y'all still have home ec? Sewing is one of a whole swath of skills we'd need to combat the fashion industry

@Wewereseeds well i left schoolin 88 and we did then. Now i coukdnt say

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