@marnanel Solar panels? (But then, what’s the dark grey surrounding them?)
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but also: I am constantly marveling at our strength, at all of us cr*zy queers. and we are strong. we are so, so strong.
do you know why our oppressors cannot empathize with us? it is because the experiences that gave birth to us are ones that they literally cannot imagine themselves surviving. we are the ones they have thrown, bound, into the fiery furnace and who have walked out upright. our very existence serves as a warning to them:
“it does not have to be this way.
one day it *will not* be this way.”
and yes, they may have cut and cracked and twisted us to the point where sometimes we’re calling on every bit of that strength just to stay alive
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oh thank goddex, it’s 8pm and I’m finally feeling okay
today was one of those emotional-BSOD mental health days where you just get through it however you can, and you’ll have to save worrying about the lost time for later
I suppose I’m thankful that's rare enough for me these days that it was a bit of a surprise, and that I pretty much know the drill for handling mine without spreading it around by now
This brings us to the reason why this poem, above all the other Medieval poems about trans people, is so widely studied. And the answer lies in the extent to which it not only tells us what Silence is thinking, but tells us all about Silence's thinking *about their own gender*. In other words, this 13th-century poem features long sequences during which a trans person questions their gender identity.
If you've had the patience to read through the thread I wrote a few months ago about Eleanor Rykener, you'll be familiar with the fact that trans people existed in Medieval Europe, and that they were spoken about in terms that were quite different from the ones we use today.
For this sequel, I would like to offer a complement to Eleanor's story, by following up that account of a real trans woman with the discussion of a fictional transmac person.
#VulpineClub moderation update: we no longer federate with pl.pube.tk or daffodil-11.org. The former’s CoC bans “homosexual conduct (figuratively and literally),” i.e. about 80% of all v.c activity. The latter’s admin is mass-following people without regard to #nobot, and our CoC does state that “Follow bots will be blocked on sight.”
the best way i know to explain nonbinary gender to cis people is the binary food comparison:
every food is either a sandwich or a dumpling
just because something *can* be sorted into a binary, doesn't mean that's the best or most accurate way to describe it
@bryn and a good morning to you too!
@quephird google’s famous distributed computing framework, GrepCat
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… only 90s kids will know why saying “TrackPoint” is off-color
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so I’m figuring out ways of thinking about my body, and it's taking my brain down an odd path with naming-of-parts. not a *bad* path, mind you, but… odd.
mostly whilst doing NSFW stuff: do I call it my [Richard]? my [TrackPoint]?? what do I *want* it to signify???
but I think it’s… both, tbh, as with that old b&w drawing of a duck-rabbit: so what if I top with my [barn fowl] on Friday, but hold a wand against my [rowing man] on Monday? I am multitudinous!
💜♡💚 ➕ 💛♡💜🖤
sneaky said “trans rights!” https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/sneaky-esports-trans-rights-meme/
… no this does not mean I will stop hating him for being prettier than me, don’t be ridiculous 😹
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@Kabit “learn how to gaslight yourself into not believing anything that makes you feel bad, what could go wrong? btw if it doesn’t work it’s all your fault for not gaslighting yourself hard enough”
... I mean sure, there are some important skills taught as part of CBT, but ugh that underlying assumption that negative affect must come from ~distorted thinking~ and not anything objectively fucked up
gay-married with cats
perpetually out of brain-spoons
fake geek girl (real geek, fake girl)
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