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new rule for myself

i do not get to criticize something unless i have done a lot of research into how and why it works, and also how it came to be

there is almost always more to it than the immediately apparent, and there might be interesting opportunities in either the thing itself or in the components that comprise the thing applied in a different way

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i quit being human some time ago, now i'm something more and something less. by my own choice and my own hand, even.

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locking my account for now, out of caution. please be someone i've interacted with in the past and poke me if you want to follow for some reason

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also, hey.

just so y'all are clear: this isn't an alt. this is my new main. ^_^;

even if it looks functionally the same as my old one on

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obvious hot take, meta 

btw, if i didn't make this clear enough: if you do not think otherkin or furries or queer people are valid, if you don't think that people have a right to self-authorship and insist that all we can ever be is one kind of thing, then you are not my comrade.

"mobbing", RT

> In sum: mobbing is a process through which someone is falsely construed as a threat to the group that demands action—demands some kind of elimination. It mimics community mobilization against actual bad actors, but there’s no concrete serious offense, or, usually, even a clear and *specific* serious accusation. Often, numbers of supposed victims or incidents are substituted for any kind of specifics.

> The key to avoiding mobbing is insisting on getting clear on the supposed offense, especially before participating. Mobbing-resistant communities are ones that recognize this as appropriate, and in fact an important part of anti-abusive and anti-oppressive practice.

> I’m not talking about being like “I don’t believe that this person did this specific thing to you,” I’m talking about being like “what was the ‘harm’ or ‘abuse’ or ‘bullying’, what is the actual action under the label”

there's taking the red pill, and then there's building up a whole lab to come up with any sort of pill you could ever want to take

machine angel girl

learning how to stop running herself into the ground all the time

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you know how some people feel like they were born too late and feel like they belong in the past?

i feel like i was supposed to have been born in a better future than this one. being autistic and transgender and precocious shouldn't have alienated me as hard as they did, there should have been respect and support for all of that.

note for myself but maybe someone else needs to hear this too...

there's a very real difference between not valuing something and valuing something very dearly but also believing it is impossible to have

White Anti-Racism Must Be Based in Solidarity, Not Altruism [article link and long excerpt]

"The dominant liberal conception of white anti-racism emphasizes altruism. In this mode, white people must set aside our own self-interest in order to extend kindness to those less fortunate. Humanitarian assistance is rewarded, and those who practice it are hailed for their self-sacrifice and generosity.

"White people are encouraged to defer, shrink, and assist. It is not our fight, the white-altruism mode says, so we must strive to decenter ourselves and support black people’s “advancement” as peripheral allies, doing what kindnesses we can to compensate them for the privileges we enjoy....

"Time and again, white people acting as allies in other people’s “progress” have not just failed to address racist power relations; they have entrenched white dominance. Altruism cannot be the basis for white anti-racist action. There’s only one thing that can: solidarity.

"Solidarity is about unity, not around like-mindedness or affinity but around common interests. Neither having the same opinions nor even mutual fondness is required for one to enter into a solidarity relationship with another. All they need is the acknowledgement that, to achieve liberation, “I need you and you need me.”...

"Only when white people come to see that our own liberation is bound up in the liberation of others can we achieve solidarity and have a basis for white anti-racism that does not produce the colonial outcomes generated by altruism.

"White people in and adjacent to poverty have solid grounds for this type of solidarity; they are directly victimized by a politics that relies on racist rhetorical appeals.

"In the “privilege” framework, racist inequality induces white people to feel guilty, which produces inaction. In the “universal-rights” framework, it induces us to feel fury, which inspires action. No longer is it, “I feel bad for even thinking it, but thank goodness I don’t have it as bad as those who are worse off.” Instead, it becomes, “let’s get together and collect our due.” "

This may be copied from a Facebook thing, but it is VERY accurate, as someone who worked at a shelter.

  1. Everyone donates Kraft Mac and Cheese in the box. They can rarely use it because it needs milk and butter which is hard to get from regular food banks.
  2. Boxed milk is a treasure, as kids need it for cereal which they also get a lot of.
  3. Everyone donates pasta sauce and spaghetti noodles.
  4. They cannot eat all the awesome canned veggies and soup unless you put a can opener in too or buy pop tops.
  5. Oil is a luxury but needed for Rice a-Roni which they also get a lot of.
  6. Spices or salt and pepper would be a real Christmas gift.
  7. Tea bags and coffee make them feel like you care.
  8. Sugar and flour are treats.
  9. They fawn over fresh produce donated by farmers and grocery stores.
  10. Seeds are cool in Spring and Summer because growing can be easy for some.
  11. They rarely get fresh meat.
  12. Tuna and crackers make a good lunch.
  13. Hamburger Helper goes nowhere without ground beef.
  14. They get lots of peanut butter and jelly but usually not sandwich bread.
  15. Butter or margarine is nice too.
  16. Eggs are a real commodity.
  17. Cake mix and frosting makes it possible to make a child’s birthday cake.
  18. Dishwashing detergent is very expensive and is always appreciated.
  19. Feminine hygiene products are a luxury and women will cry over that.
  20. Everyone loves Stove Top Stuffing.

the feminine urge to build library software with open ontologies and federation

oh hey #dev nerds

black socialists in america is working to design a better online meeting platform and could use help with money but also coding!

We all mask.

The difference is that normative people can get away with a tiny domino mask while the rest of us have to go full cosplay to feel safe or even functional in public.

Wet’suwet’en people enforcing a badass blockade against Coastal Gaslink in central B.C.:

> Yesterday, we took our land back.

> With our Haudenosaunee allies, we enforced our ancient trespass laws and have permanently closed access to our territory. The Morice Forest Service Road has been destroyed and access to Coastal Gaslink is no longer possible.

btw here's an article about how a book by a computer nerd about his armchair beliefs about cities became the fundamental assumptions of sim city and from there many other games in the genre

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you ever just feel like a bunch of demons in a person suit?

kink, collars // 

@KitRedgrave slim, tasteful black leather with a silver buckle on the left side. in the front, a single silver bell in the shape of a just-now-opening flower bud hangs by a red thread.

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