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Happy to add the same is true for me as @witchfynder_finder there.

Linguistics has tremendous potential for application in social justice work, because of what I said about people couching their bigotry in terms of language and then being very very attached to it because it, like language, is /inside their own brain/.

So yeah hit us up! Also report racism to your and the racist's admins, every time. 💚

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PSA: I know image descriptions aren't possible for everyone and I respect that access-needs clash (all disabled people are familiar with this phenomenon). But I also know a lot more people can describe their images than are currently doing so.

If you can, you should describe
* jokes and memes; it's no good telling me I'm not missing anything
* gifs and videos
* your art! I see so much art I can't boost
* cute animal pics; I'm always sad when I can't boost the cute dogs
* audio clips too!

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My spouse has a podcast. Any support to his Patreon helps us recover from a precipitous drop in income a few months ago.

I've written about the podcast here hollymath.dreamwidth.org/94197
and his link is patreon.com/AndrewHickey

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post summer covid strategies. 

I really think people need to take some time to figure out what risk profile they're okay targeting and negotiate with some people into a pod they can actually hangout like normal as we turn away from "go the park" as being a fairly accessible risk reduction strategy.

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academia is really cruel for ppl with mental health issues, disabilities and the neurodiverse, isn’t it.

doubly bad when that’s, like, half of academia. no wonder I see so many ppl dropping out; people that, given a bit of support, could’ve created wonderful things…

(source of graph: https://www.physoc.org/magazine-articles/mental-health-in-academia-an-invisible-crisis/ )

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for bi visibility day today I'm just going to come out and say it: y'all who're attracted exclusively to one gender/set of hormones/genital configuration are WEIRD

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In a white supremacist society, you as a white do not experience racism

No matter what other intersection you occupy
same for white passing
same for being queer

enough
when you learn what the word xenofobia means, and you learn how to properly apply these words in different contexts, try it w jesus and not w me
Punto fin en plan, ya

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uni + 

Okay I have my final grades, which I don't care about in terms of technically graduating, but it is gratifying that I kept up my good-not-great average (in UK speak, I knew I'd never get a first so I wanted a 2:1 and I got it) even during these pandemic times.

And now I'm officially done and I'll never have to worry about it again. Presumably they'll mail me a piece of paper at some point (I wouldn't go to graduation even without pandemic), but that's it, there's nothing more for me to do.

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judith butler quote on terfs 

"It would be a disaster for feminism to return either to a strictly biological understanding of gender or to reduce social conduct to a body part or to impose fearful fantasies, their own anxieties, on trans women... Their abiding and very real sense of gender ought to be recognised socially and publicly as a relatively simple matter of according another human dignity. The trans-exclusionary radical feminist position attacks the dignity of trans people."
Judith Butler, interview with the New Statesman
#judithbutler #transfeminism #feminism #philosophy

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The "We have updated our privacy policy" website notification but instead it says "We have updated our gender [Click here to learn more]"

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Friends, if you are an educator or know an educator who fits this - there are grants available for anti-racist abolitionist educators and beyond

https://abolitionistteachingnetwork.org/

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Words for queer 

@alva

FI: sateenkaareva (sateenkaari = rainbow, kaareva = arched/curved)

So it's literally "like a rainbow", but also the curvedness makes it feel more queer
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Words for queer 

What are some interesting words for queer in your language[s]?
I can start.

IS: hinsegin (different, of the other kind, queer)

Example 1: ég notaði bæði hveiti og hinsegin mjöl í brauðið (I used both wheat flour and flour of another kind in the bread.)

Example 2: hann er hinsegin (he is queer.) :)

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"Audible #Women is an online directory for #contemporary female-identifying, #trans and non-binary artists who make sound, sound art, #noise and #music (acoustic or electronic) with a bit of an #experimental and exploratory bent—interpret that as you will."

http://www.audiblewomen.com/

#electronicMusic #enby

I've had some caffeine, possibly too much, and I've also sent an email I was very anxious about -- which means I'm both full of useless adrenaline and, unfairly, leads to the new anxiety of simultaneously wanting a reply and wanting never to think about this again! -- so I went from "I'm too tired for work today" to "I'm wired af."

I'm not sure this is any better, but at least it's different.

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fuck today! fuck this week! fuck this year! and so on and so forth you get the jist

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I hope everyone enjoys a bisexual bisexuality day :heart_bi:

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bats are a mood bc they constantly scream to find their way around life

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“By gender freedom, I do not mean we all get to choose our gender. Rather, we get to make a political claim to live freely and without fear of discrimination and violence against the genders that we are. Many people who were assigned “female” at birth never felt at home with that assignment, and those people (including me) tell all of us something important about the constraints of traditional gender norms for many who fall outside its terms”
- Judith Butler

https://www.newstatesman.com/international/2020/09/judith-butler-culture-wars-jk-rowling-and-living-anti-intellectual-times

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i have two they/them masks i can't use; does anyone need or want either or both? i'm in the states so it'd ship from illinois

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<< No fantasy world is complete without a fire-breathing dragon. But if dragons were real, how might they get that fiery breath? Nature, it seems, has all the parts a dragon needs to set the world on fire. The creatures just require a few chemicals, some microbes — and maybe tips from a tiny desert fish. >>

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/nature-shows-how-dragons-might-breathe-fire

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