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Unskilled labor is a myth that employers use as an excuse to pay workers less.
Any labor takes some amount of skill to do. Just because quote-unquote "anyone can do it" doesn't make it unskilled. And what's more, many "unskilled jobs" are imperative to our society and its functioning. They are as important as, if not more than, the work of managers, executives, and "higher-ups."
Fuck anyone who puts you down by telling you that your work is unskilled or deserves to be exploited more. Your work is valuable. And so are you.
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This has probably been done before, but wgatever https://redd.it/jgz146
blinks. So, now, Mastodon just leans hard into the dark patterns, and eats up half of my notifications column with a thing demanding to enable desktop notifications, and no way to dismiss it. 🙀
To add insult to injury, the annoying demand is laid out in a way that's more attention-grabbing than toots and such:
bright blue button, with an all-caps label;
different typography than the surrounding elements;
wider margins, which makes it pop out more (and eat more space) : even though “Never miss a thing” is only 1px bigger than display names, it seems much bigger due to its ample breathing room.
re: Intersex, genital mention, fed up
@genderlessmenace666 as an intersex person who knows a bunch of people involved in intersex activism and has also read a lot about it:
No doctor wants to diagnose someone as intersex. They will either think it's something that only describes a very specific kind of body, or not mention the possibility at all.
Intersex is a social label. Intersex activists usually recognize dozens of intersex variations, because intersex does not describe a specific diagnosis, just any deviations from the two accepted sexes, including invisible ones.
One thing many intersex activists want is for more people to recognize they are intersex. This can be about recognizing medical mistreatment (such as giving hormones and pretending they are vitamins or nonconsensual surgeries), but it's also about recognizing that intersex people aren't just rare mutations and edge cases, and that the sex binary is fake and shouldn't be enforced.
Many intersex people, even those with the most stereotypical intersex variations, don't find out they are intersex until they are older. And that's almost always about finding out a "problem" they have or had was an intersex variation.
Vaginal agenesis definitely is an intersex variation. The person who attacked you definitely is speaking over what most intersex activists actually want and say, afaik.
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I love you.
I might be snorfling quietly to myself about this (imo entirely accurate) statement for hours.
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nasa is using cube-shaped robot helpers called astrobees to help with zero-g chores in space...
they're named queen, bumble, and honey ;;;;;;o;;;;;;
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