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.
Okay so #introduction:
I'm a #linguistics student, particularly interested in linguistic #discrimination,
I'm an #immigrant and writing a book about it,
I'm #VisuallyImpaired and interested in #accessibility,
I'm #agender and #bisexual 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.
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.
Spouse insists that the benefit he gets from a fan isn't worth the sensory overload it causes him.
So I have to sleep with no fan. Sigh.
I think the real problem is that he truly believes in his heart of hearts that fans don't work. He's convinced. Something something entropy something. British culture is a disaster when it comes to its normal summer weather.
#florespendence Bluecrown passionflowers! I walk up and down the same street most days, to and from work, and it's been a lively spot to see things come and go. I've never seen this sort of organ? structure before, so it was a fun surprise.
This isn't my best caption work but I think it's sufficient.
Speaking of gender affirmations...
Another friend and I were commiserating a few days ago that all our recent ones had been Lewd so we couldn't share them because of the unspoken agreement that we're not sufficiently close friends and anyway we were in public. :)
But there was a moment where we sat across the table just quietly thinking these things to ourselves and it still makes me smile to think of it.
I was walking with a friend this morning and we stopped to admire someone's dog...as we do...and the dog's human said some kind of greeting to us that I can't remember but it ended in the word "girls."
We crossed a street and my friend and I rolled our eyes at each other. "Well, zero out of two!" he said and it made me laugh. Neither of us are girls.
Peter Capaldi's hair in series 7 through 10 has a better character arc than Yaz does in series 11. #doctorwho
Arkansas has passed a law saying you can't call anything by meat-related terms if it isn't made of meat (or meat by-products). So no Impossible "burgers", no veggie "bacon", no soy "milk".
But if they don't fine the makers of Peanut "butter", what are they saying? It's really made of milk? What about ears of corn?
WHAT ABOUT ARTICHOKE HEARTS? WHERE DID THEY GET THE HEARTS, ARKANSAS?
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Boris Johnson is our prime minister now. It's more important than ever to challenge bigoted ideas as they appear around you, and we will be seeing more of it.
If you're white and living a comfortable life in the UK right now it isn't enough to ride on that privilege anymore. You (we) need to be putting ourselves into difficult situations to push back on this, we owe it to our country and to our communities
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.
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