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I am so delighted that @britvulcan has found the perfect, succinct way to deal with my problem of not caring what pronouns are used for me but wanting to show solidarity with people who do by talking about pronouns the way another person might say 'I'm Gary and my pronouns are he/him' or whatever."

Here's what I'm gonna say now:

"Roll the dice, just be nice
Pronouns keep like summer ice"

I can draw a 🎲 (dice) on the name tag where there won't be room to write all that out.

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Okay so :

I'm a student, particularly interested in linguistic ,
I'm an and writing a book about it,
I'm and interested in ,
I'm and and poly

...and while I do talk about all that stuff to a greater or lesser extent, I mostly just use Mastodon to talk about my day and I like people talking about their days. I like getting to know people.

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My spouse has written a bunch of books and has just started a podcast. If you could support his Patreon, it'd help 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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I only boost toots with images if those images are described.

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cozyposting, physical affection Show more

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if the italians didn't want me to pronounce "gnocchi" like it's an ugly little forest creature they shouldn't've spelled it like that

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Going by modern co-authorship practices, the paper that introduced the "butterfly effect" would have had a second author named Ellen Fetter

quantamagazine.org/hidden-hero

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fact: I only know how to use about 10 emojis. The rest, to me, are enigmatic runes that I do not understand

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These days I’m more bothered by people not owning their shitty politics than I am by their shitty politics

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So I have been thinking about the point made by women around me that men should learn how to open up to each others so not to exclusively rely on female peers to do emotional labor.

Therefore here's my question to all my male identifying readers: What do you need to open up to male identifying peers? What's hindering you atm? What kind of signals would assure you that the other person is willing to listen and support you?

The polling station staff were slightly less ableist than when I was there three weeks ago for the council elections. At this rate, they might be good in another several years! ;)

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hitting on mastocrushes like: you know all my bad habits and the depths of my mental illness arent I *~*alluring*~*

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people talk about love like it's a limited resource, but it's totally endlessly renewable, you can just make more

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accidentally left my gender on the radiator and it melted 😢

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Why is it ok to say "sunsoaked" and "sundrenched" but not "sunmoist" or "sundamp"

Just saw an fb friend say " 'Assigned male' sounds like homework. Study hard or you won't pass the boy test!"

Haha. Female is just one of the assignments I've failed at, yes. :)

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Doctor: oh my gosh, it's a girl!

Me, an epic gamer dad: really? Like it's fine I guess but it just feels this is really forcing diversity you know? I don't MIND that it's a girl but it just feels like it's happening for no reason. Does it really have to be...? I mean it just feels like pandering at this point, you know?

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Asking for $, urgent Show more

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Rainy walks expose the little spots on Ada’s snoot. (I promise she had a good time out today, contrary to her nonplussed expression )

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MSP Social.net

A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.

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