I seem to remember seeing an alternate way to talk about impostor syndrome that doesn't use the word "syndrome" so it can reference the phenomenon without making it seem like there is something wrong with the individual experiencing the feelings and instead acknowledges the the systemic reasons for the feelings. I can't remember what the phrase was, can anyone help me out? #AskTheFediverse
Medical fatphobia Show more
Spouse is so averse to interacting with medical systems at all now, "all they do is tell me I'm fat," he says.
I'm sympathetic, I'm fat too, but also I've had to badger him for MONTHS to get him to schedule routine blood tests for a med he's on, and to chase up his autism referral. Even for these things he's sure "they're just going to yell at me for being fat."
If fat people are less healthy? This is why. It's not being fat, it's systemic institutional fatphobia.
food, brain stuff, i'm fine tho Show more
I should eat dinner.
but.. food is hard and i both don't want to go anywhere and also don't want to cook. Let alone have any idea what i want. (wheeeee)
I had lunch tho so no worries.
I'll figure it out eventually. This is just a common really annoying thing.
anybody have something they really want to eat?
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on ambient racism Show more
Growing up, there were quite a few things that were actually racist, but nobody overtly considered them such.
Mocking people's names for being weird: racism
Not giving money to panhandlers: racism
Avoiding "bad parts of town": racism
Desiring the "good schools": racism
Making sure everyone has valid documentation "proving" they're "supposed" to be here: racism
This is shit I learned growing up. If you asked me if I was a racist, I would say "NO FUCKIN WAY." If you asked me the parts of town to avoid, I'd point at the parts of town with predominantly black and immigrant populations.
This is some of the hardest shit to fight. White people think racists are guys in hoods burning crosses, but they don't think moving to the suburbs for better schools is racist. It's just wanting the best for their children, right?
You don't have to be willfully, personally, actively racist to be indoctrinated into racist culture. Importantly, it's not irredeemable. You can improve yourself. That's what humans do: we learn.
Knowledge and self-criticism are the immune system to fight the transmissible bigotry diseases.
I was raised to be a bigot. I still have a lot of bigotry traits in my behaviors. Admitting this isn't bad; it's the first, necessary step towards *not* being a bigot.
money stuff, vacations Show more
(My parents had/have terrible financial sense.) - 2/2
money stuff, vacations Show more
A vacation is the like once every ten years where you spend an ungodly amount of money to go see a cultural touchstone for like 3 days and stay with like 3-4 different extended friend/family members on the way or in hotels with actual keys right? And everybody is super stressed the whole time. Also it's too hot.. in February.
True Story: i went to Disneyland once. We basically spent my inheritance from my grandparents to do it - 1/2
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