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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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Like fuck political labels as a ticket to virtue, labels are a convenience and not substance. I am a socialist and an atheist, but someone like Dr. Jang Giryeo, a devoutly Christian 20th century surgeon who said "I do not agree with socialism or atheism" is far more my comrade than 80% of leftist atheists. His opposition to socialism and atheism came from his specific context in escaping from the North Korean regime's violent purges and anti-religion policies, and in South Korea he devoted his life to helping indigent patients based on his strong Christian faith, decrying the injustice of wealth disparity and warning the rich that their callous selfishness would come back to haunt them. Where do you place a man like that on the political spectrum of naughty and nice? It's almost like history is complicated and context matters, and you can't place someone into convenient predefined boxes based on your specific context. Be a person first.

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sizing + body sizes 

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sizing + body sizes 

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Queer update: Right now, I'm feeling genderlessly queer.

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I'm reading a book called "Rage Becomes Her" by Soraya Chemaly and it is excellent.

It talks about how women's anger (especially women of color) is not so much ignored as it is systematically belittled, and how that belittlement is a gaslighting strategy to decrease our motivation to exercise power. Highly recommend.

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So I mentioned to someone I know that I have a trans masc enby boyfriend and they said "but girls are better" which felt just an itty bitty tiny bit like being told my partner was inferior for who they were and my choices were being called into question.

By an "itty bitty tiny bit" I mean "a fucking metric shitton."

Implying someone is inferior like that is a subtle form of discrimination, othering, and outright shitting on people's choices and opinions.

Don't be like them.

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In German, we don't say "getting off work", we say Feierabend (literally: "evening of celebrations") and I think that's beautiful.

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Saw this today and I can’t explain why I thought it was so funny.

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YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, etc. aren't cracking down because they're suddenly _good_, but I'm not quite cynical enough to deny that there is good coming out of it.

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Inspired by Frederick Douglass's speech, "What To A Slave Is The Fourth Of July?" Daveed Diggs asks, "What To My People Is The Fourth of July?"

youtube.com/watch?v=WuCeUyItpz

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a good etiquette is that if you're finding you want to censor a word, instead consider leaving it as-is, so wordfilters will catch it, and using a euphemism for the word (e.g., "f-slur") in the CW of the post

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Here’s Summer Stars by Carl Sandburg

Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long-arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming.

Let’s light up #VerseThursday share something about your favorite poet and poem or share something you wrote!

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Me lately: Cosmo is a silly name and no one's going to use it for you except a few people humoring you or pitying you or something why didn't you pick a normal name

A rando: you should have planet and star tattoos and hair dyed all the colors of a nebula

Okay I'm better now because fuck yes, that's what the impression I want to take even into the graduate job market.

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I LOVE this. Yesterday I left a comment on a friend's fb and I just got tagged in a stranger's comment that's one sentence to our mutual friend and then the rest is all for me:

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nonbinary identities in French? please boost 

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I declare myself patron saint of anyone who has been traumatized by ambition and who are forever anxious about whether they are doing enough. I love you and give you permission to be exactly who are you are right now and not to do anything more to be worthy as a person.

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