Boredom: An Anti-Capital-ist Tool by Be Oakley

Boredom: An Anti-Capital-ist Tool
Essay and design by Be Oakley
Copy edited by Yvonne LeBien
Published by GenderFail September 2023
Risograph printed Black Flat Gold and Blue
On French Paper ( (Speckletone 70IB text Sand and Speckletone 80IB cover Black)
1st Edition of 325
64 pages


Boredom: An Anti-Capital-ist Tool is a new essay and publication by GenderFail founder Be Oakley. This essay is broken up into fragmentsa of thoughts about boredom broadly centered around boredom as a revolutionary and anti-capitalist tool. These are divided into the following topics:

1. Shame Shame Shame Shame Shame

2. Boredom as a source of misplaced pride

3. Boredom and laziness: siblings

4. Bullshit Jobs and the power of boredom

5. The powerful connection between boredom and dreaming

6. Boredom as a state of play

7. Forced boredom: Stillness through Invisible Illness you

This essay ask the following questions including and not limited to:
Boredom as a tool for the working class?
Do working class people have time to be bored?
What does working class Boredom look like?

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