Librem, meta-ish, blocking corporate instances Show more
Remember a few months ago when someone posted that the fediverse at large needed to be prepared to unanimously ban the first corporate instance that would inevitably try to monetize and corporatize this space?
This is just a reminder that librem.one is here doing just that, and it's really important that they experience instance suspension on a large scale, despite claiming to be about privacy and security.
Let's Talk About Irony Show more
So we covered the pitfalls of irony and satire when amateurs are speaking in general public space to people that have no context around theirnposts. We've covered the argument that satire and irony can actually help dismantle harmful ideologies. I'll even go so far as to say I have nonreal problem with irony or satire.
If. Done. Correctly.
But that's the sticking point isn't it? If only the funny people, the people that understand what they are satirizing, did so, we wouldn't be sitting here having this tea about it, would we?
So let's talk about barriers to entry for humor.
All jokes, and all communication, really, need context in order to make sense. This barrier of understanding, however small it seems, is there. Context, body language, and past reference are all important for understanding a joke. And the internet deprives you of all three of those things.
When we're talking about barriers for entry, we need to center people with trauma and neurodivergencies.
Let's Talk About Irony Show more
A lot of humor methods derive their power from creating an in-group. This in-group is privy to the allignment of the comedian, the humor the joke is being built upon, and the general theme of the show. This is why so many comedians get upset when their jokes are taken out of the context of their show. A good comedian will take the audience on a journey, based on trust earned through the progression of their jokes.
This is where irony, satire, sarcasm belong.
But if you are someone who has been traumatized by flat-earthers, george soros conspiracy theorists, free speechers, and mysoginists, your willingness to go on that journey is severely stunted. And if you are on the autistic spectrum, or if you are extra tired, or have basically any processing problems, you're not going to pick up on context clues as easily. So if there's zero context, because they saw your post pop up randomly on the tl? How are they supposed to know what you meant?
Yes, white people, you actually have to put some honest work into making sure the fedi does not become a haven for bigots.
The core of the problem isn't that the fedi has hateful people. They are always going too be around.
The problem is that people that are in a position to help with the issue usually don't and just choose to hide.
That's how intolerance and hate perpetuates itself. It exploits the gap of indifference.
We can be better. The question is why don't we.
Alcohol Show more
Soju! Marshmallow vodka!
uspol - Show more
let me be clear, shit is dire and revolution is extremely necessary at this point. I don’t want to minimize the shit anyone is going through. but I also realize that psy ops is a huge part of the right wing death cult’s war on queer folks, and I’m not letting them convince me and my trans family that living our truth is futile. we ARE the pissed off cockroaches, and we’re going to keep finding reasons to live and thrive and fight
Actor Michael D. Cohen Has Something to Share: 'I Transitioned'
Intersex people, whether they identify as trans or not, regardless of their presentation and pronouns, are valid. And I never, ever see it said. So fellow intersex people, never, ever let the ignorant rob you of your identities, even if they pretend to be well-meaning. -Katie
Stop thinking about relaxation as a guilty indulgence, and start thinking about it as an essential component of your physical and mental routine. Whether it's taking rest days from working out (which are essential for your muscles to repair and regrow), or unwinding with a videogame or TV on the sofa after a period of work (which is essential for you to unwind and process through stress), you deserve, and are not just allowed, but ENCOURAGED, to relax. If you need permission, you have mine. GO.
When I look for travel tips for LGBTQIA+ travelers, the only info I get is: here's all the clubs that gay men like.
No, that's not what I want! I want to know what cafes queer women hang at, what spa would be trans friendly, what gallaries can I find work by queer people, what business may have queer owners or employees.
Anyway, where should a pan trans gal hit up in Madrid? Where would I most likely be able to make a friend?
My game: http://anthrotari.com.
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=