Lately I’ve been going back to reading a lot of blogs devoted to various aspects of frugality/simple living/voluntary simplicity, etc. There’s some overlap there sometimes with decluttering-type blogs too. Anyway, one thing that has always frustrated me is that a lot of these blogs are coming from a right-wing perspective (I stopped reading one well-known frugality blog after the blogger made some comments that were both anti-immigrant & bought into the “welfare frauds” myth).
Another thing that frustrates me is that many of the ones that don’t do this still are focused on, say, raising chickens both as a frugality measure & as a way to cope with Peak Oil.
Does anyone have any blogs to recommend that talk about reducing consumption from a perspective that doesn’t simply suggest we should kill animals ourselves instead of letting corporations do it for us? And additionally that isn’t saturated in racism, sexism (a lot of these blogs seem to glorify women staying at home — many of these bloggers are women — in a way that isn’t just “women should be able to stay home if they want & should be able to work outside the home if they want”), etc. as well?
One could argue that, given that it is often possible to eat more cheaply on a vegan diet (& do so more sustainably) that many vegan blogs would fit into this category, yes — but I’m interested in not so much vegan blogs that occasionally talk about other frugality/consumption issues, but frugality blogs that start from a perspective that doesn’t see killing animals as the obvious answer.