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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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Gender ontology shitpost 

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"Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be." This is a popular notion, the idea that the fat among us are carrying a thin woman inside. Each time I see this particular commercial, I think, 'I ate that thin woman and she was delicious but unsatisfying.' And then I think about how fucked up it is to promote this idea that our truest selves are thin women hiding in our fat bodies like imposters, usurpers, illegitimates.

~Roxane Gay, Hunger 2017

I'm literally eating this book.

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Please take a tasty look at this very existing things:
- italian people
- a common italian language
- a common italian culture
- a common italian cuisine

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Beard hairs: come with us!
One beard hair: no
Beard hairs: please we are all growing this way
One beard hair. No. My destiny lies on a different path. I must go...
Beard hairs: don't do it!
One beard hair: (goes up my nose)

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in honor of international men's day, let me take a moment to point out that... dear men... if you listen closely to the misogynists and red pillers, they're all going to tell you that they're justified because every man acts exactly as they do.

the feminists are the ones who believe you are human beings with human reason who can take responsibility for your actions.

for many people, accountability feels like the loss of freedom. in a way, it is: it's the loss of freedom to be awful to people.

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we should just crowdfund a job for Karen to go to the library and research vintage shit posts

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the chickens experienced snow for the first time this morning and they did not trust it ONE bit, but they did like eating it

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happy international men's day to all the men out there doing the whole man thing thoughtfully and on purpose, not just because you got stuck with it at birth

the other three point five billion of you are on notice

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The unfortunate consequence of what some men have learned about emotional expression is not just that some of us end up going through some stuff with no one to turn to, but that some of us are right there, available to our male friends, but with no clue how to do that work.

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When they ask for guidance about feeling loved, feeling valued, finding peace in their own minds, we can teach each other how to be aware of our feelings and be better stewards of them, instead of learning to take what others have been told they’re entitled to.

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When a close male friend has suffered a trauma, we can push back against the idea that this is a part of learning how to be a real man, & instead help him take greater care of himself, be aware of his feelings, & grow beyond the notion that masculinity is defined by hiding pain.

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Kid 

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i saw someone write "intermittent fasting" as "intermittent f*sting" today and the way i initially read it made me feel even more strongly that people should not censor random words like that

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@pzmyers Looks like they're not even stopping being LGBTphobic, they're just letting these commitments expire, getting free publicity either for or against, and continuing to fund bigotry. "Education, homelessness and hunger" sound like worthy causes but still can be nasty and exclusionary.
m.facebook.com/story.php?story

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I stopped trying to help the guys who make an account, one post, and then DM you saying

"hi, how are you :)"

because without exception, my reply

"hey just fyi, people probably won't respond well to DMs asking for their time when you're not even friends yet"

was met with

"so people can't talk to you?? Lol
So anyway, how are you"

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in all seriousness one of the most obnoxious things about mental health is the chicken-egg problem of feeling too bad to do things that will make you feel better

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"Trans children who live as the gender they identify with act and develop similarly to their cisgender counterparts, according to a new study."

Ya don't say?

newsweek.com/transgender-kids-

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one time you scraped your shin on some gnarly concrete and your white blood cells were battling invading organisms for 72 straight hours, hunting them down LIKE DOGS and they still tell stories about it

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