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@variance @glitter “Queer” was a slur when I was growing up in the 80, back when “gay” still sounded strange and homophobes would complain about “ruining a perfectly good word”. But it was on the way out then and now it’s ours.

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when someone offers you a dream job, remember that for every good dream there are sixty bad dreams, and theyre all about your boss being darth vader
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gender shitposting 

I'm genderfluid because honestly i like running many different genders. eventually you get a sense of the gender meta and can start playing genders that counter the meta that life runs and that kind of metagaming is fun

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I just really want to share this
No, there's no reason he has this straw

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Reminder: you can block people for any reason. You should do so freely.

If they're making your time here unpleasant, give them the boot.

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every step we take to make transition more accessible and to instill a cultural understanding of gender as something you choose (or opt out of), another subset of these people will start to see transition as something real

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the push to re-instate Queer as a slur is TERF agenda because its easier for them to figure out who the "wrong" sorts are by neat little labels. Queer is too inclusive and too covert and they HATE it.

so using Queer is a real schrodinger problem. you're either the right or wrong type but they can't know which until they look in the box and it drives them up the wall.

good. die mad about it. i'll die queer.

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"I'd like to offer a word in memory of the deceased."
"Please."
"'Plethora'."
"Thank you, it means a lot."

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Revision 2 of the PinePhone keyboard, this one is actually nice to type on :D

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@ehashman libevdev and uinput are too complex to figure out, so it's time to call system()

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What is the minimum amount of work that needs to be done to sustain humanity. How much of that can be automated? How much of what is left could be done by people who want to do those things? How can we fairly rotate the work that is left and not demand unnecessary work be done simply to be allowed to survive?

If we can hit that base minimum it doesn't matter what economic system you layer on top of it for luxuries as long as people can freely fuck off if they don't want to participate in it.

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No I'm not taking a nap, I'm taking a short rest. Gotta get those spell slots back

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the criminalization of marijuana is an excuse to throw people (disproportionately people of color) into prisons where they can be used as cheap labor for a variety of corporations such as Wendy's, McDonald's, Sprint, Verizon, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, AT&T, Bank of America, Whole Foods and more

also more prisoners means more profit for our For Profits prisons

because we have For Profit Prisons

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🎼 John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
his name was my name too
and after i came out
the people always shout
"there goes Jen Julie Jingleheimer Schmidt!"

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"I'm surprised you didn't change more of your name, kiddo. I wouldn't have blamed you. Hell, I just went by 'JJ Smith' in college."

"Dad, the name was never the problem. You know that. Proud tradition. Really."

"So long as you're happy now. Oh! Uh. Your mom let slip that you and Spark are thinking of adopting. You… uh… you got a name picked out?"

"That 'the people always shout'? Yeah. Two on the shortlist. If the kid doesn't like them… eh. The people can always learn a new song."

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gay 

mutual aid is when i kiss my girlfriend and she kisses back

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COVID vaccine encouragement 

Get vaxxed if you're on the fence. They work. They're safe.

I got COVID again (and have it as I write this) anyway despite the vax because I am an unlucky bastard and one of my doses had improper storage (and the immunity isn't lasting, I had it last over a year ago). Do not be deterred.

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The place I most commonly apply this is picking a hard deadline for information when making a go/no-go decision on plans. E.g. "ok, if I don't hear back from Jimothy by 19:00, I'm gonna say we're not meeting up. Anything until then, I'm still open to it."

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