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Recognition of gender debt to women all over by capitalists and the state for uncounted contribution of care and reproduction work
An apology and a lot of love
Debt to the planet
Vol 9 : 40 - USA IRS and Family debt
£39,000 student loan
Thanks
My time
The Debt of Kindness - Matthew Geraghty
To my many wonderful friends
 

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DEBT NUMBER
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial, Social
OWED TO women
OWED BY society

With the  years the pressure upon women for a double or even triple work charge increases. Capitalism relies on patriarchal society for unpaid and unrecognised, invisible care and reproductive work. Without women's work in the family sphere the system would break down. A socio/economical gender society must recognise that contribution an construct a way of living that is worth living.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN139
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial, Social

My partner has been with me through severe depression, miscarriage, septecemia, anxiety, pregnancy, labour and birth of our beautiful daughter Lily and now severe post natal depression. Now he's supporting me through college whilst the baby is in nursery even though he has severe M.E and struggles himself everyday. i am forever grateful and in debt to him because of the million things he has done and the sacrifices hes made. Thank you xo

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DEBT NUMBER Fabrica022
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological
OWED TO the planet
OWED BY us

For not acknowledging its importance, and what it does to us and how much we need it. Will we ever repay?

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NATURE OF DEBT Ecological

Clean my IRS debt in the US. Also I would like to break the spell of being I debt from myself and my family! Clear our minds of debt!

 

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DEBT NUMBER MAN227
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological

Thanks to the Government. I'll be paying this for the next 30 years. Student Photographer UCLAN

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DEBT NUMBER MAN020
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological

For Jake Wood + Allan Robertson

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DEBT NUMBER MAN049
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological

To those who value it.

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DEBT NUMBER lewes009
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

The future, though unknown, has shape, has weight.  For history sits behind, and also rides ahead. He lost his dad at two.  The youngest of seven, he was ‘fathered’ by five brothers.  With an angular kind of love.  And his life would be forever short.  Short of attention, short of food, short of clothes.  Short. And so his path was set. Though he’d yet to sing his song. Frank was a funny man, a kind man.  Though some would mutter soft.  His willingness to overlook money owed, or extend credit to those who deserved neither, would walk him to his ruin. Each advantage taken, gnawed into his family, his business and his life.  Built a mountain of his worry.  Made him prisoner of the debt. These simple acts.  What fruit they bear.  Yet who are we to apportion blame?  For who is strong enough to avoid their fate.  Strong enough to avoid that which cannot be avoided?  Not Frank.  He had two choices – be kind, or not.  He chose.  And debt came knocking at the door. Saville Rowntree, a bull of a man, with a face like a fist, rode his anger, and the debt into the shop, and broke my granddad down.  In front of son.  In front of daughter.  My mother, ten and terrified, watched her dad, this kind and loving man break into sweat.  And the bull bellowed. The picture stayed with her.  For Frank the moment never ceased.  Ate into his core.  And hollowed him.  With bankrupt’s court, seven kids, and electro-shock – the family sunk from whence they’d come.  Irish peasant stock. Those who owed, repaid their debt with forgetfulness.  ‘What difference will it make?’  I hear them say.  What difference indeed? It took him 30 years to find himself again. Yet when he took his final breath, and the family planted him to rest, hundreds came to see him off.  To pay a debt? I knew him as a kind man.  A witty man.  But quiet.  And once he made a choice.  The only one he could. A debt owed.  A debt owing.  A knife that cuts both ways

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DEBT NUMBER lewes044
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

For all the love and support I've had over the years - to allow me to be myself, accept myself and banish the guilt. They have enabled me to fully embrace the joy of living that was made to seem so sinful by those nuns.

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