combating internalised ableism, mild ableist language
Hands down, the best thing I’ve done recently to improve my life has been to try my best to remove ableist language from my parlance. Instead of saying “stupid”, “dumb”, or somesuch, (which are slurs used against all sorts of neurodivergent folks), I think for a minute and reframe with what is *actually* the issue I’m upset with — for example, “that’s a *practically unfeasible* idea.”
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journalism, sexual assault reporting (link to article)
This report by ABC News (Aus) shows some new quantitative analysis supporting what any woman in the country could tell you (esp. those from other oppressed groups) — the police don’t give a shit about sexual assault, for all the moralising grandstanding they, or the governments, do.
Malthusians: Well if we want to solve climate change we just have to let a lot of poor people die :/ It sucks that all these people are dying of preventable diseases due to climate change but at least it reduces overpopulation so :/ Humanity doesn't deserve to be saved because we caused this so the most vulnerable people who had the least to do with it should be slaughtered :/ Too bad but it's a sacrifice we need to make :/
ecosocialists, progressives, actual scientists, almost everyone: Actually we could halt climate change just by making exactly one dude (Jeff Bezos) less unconscionably wealthy (but still very unconscionably wealthy)
Malthusians: How fucking dare you!!! What gives you the right to judge him and how he uses his money? He shouldn't be forced to make sacrifices for climate change! That's just not fair! What did Jeff Bezos ever do to you???
TRANS MEN: TESTOSTERONE IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL.
I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant — thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.
**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**
There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.
You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.
Has anyone seen any constant current DC buck modules that accept a 5V input voltage, or a 60V one? I can only find ones that take 7-30V in. Designing my own would cost a lot more than buying one. #making
Australia Day, antinationalism, colonial genocide
I live on land stolen by my ancestors from the Cadigal people of the Eora nation, part of a culture that lasted nigh 100,000 years. I reject the idea that colonised Australia has any culture deserving of a day of celebration, and believe that to celebrate anything on a day memorialising the act of forceful colonisation and genocide, is inexcusable and deeply nationalistic. I bear no loyalty to lines on the ground, or flag, or country.
warning for all the dudes that have followed me, interacted with me, faved my toots, or even read any of them too hard
every "straight" "cis" "boy" who's ever crossed my path on the Fediverse becomes a trans girl or an enby or genderqueer or some kind of beginner to advanced gay after a few months
i don't know how it happens, i pretty much just make tech+gender jokes, but i'll see you at the pride parade next year
i'll be the tall one with the hair
so will you
Trans woman theatre lighting designer, electronics tinkerer and maker. Sydney, Aus.
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