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so many incomplete assignments in school because i missed the subtext that the teacher intended us to catch. literally do NTs even understand themselves?
U.S. centrism meta grousing, antiblackness
I absolutely do believe there is merit to recent meta about the U.S. centrism of the fedi, and really English-language social media in general. It is, in fact, arrogant and hurtful to assume one specific society's history and issues are universal and that anyone who unwittingly says something wrong in that society (in this case, the U.S.)'s terms is Horrible and Bigoted.
However. HowEVER. While I agree with the above wholeheartedly as stated, I'm hesitant to support it wholeheartedly because in, like, 99% of the time I've seen it invoked with specific facts it has been to dismiss Black people in the U.S. as privileged colonizers, and therefore to dismiss the idea that the person or behavior called out could be antiblack. When the only people I see get hit with the "fuck off, arrogant American" hammer are Black people actually raising legitimate concerns, you can see why I'd get a just a tiny bit suspicious of the rhetoric--not because it's wrong in itself, but because it's been used in such bad-faith ways.
It also doesn't help that 100% of the time I've seen this rhetoric with specific facts attached it's been white Europeans patting their own backs about how they can't be racist, which, lol?
Perhaps to keep them open, the bosses should use their superhuman working abilities to pick up the slack. They're paid many times more, so they must be able to do the work of dozens of ordinary workers
Tbh becoming a perpetual flight risk every since I gained a foothold in this industry is one of the most important lessons my first tech mentor ever taught me. The balance and power it brings to work relationships, and the power it gives you to make things better for others. Omg
COVID-19, anger/exhaustion, WFH, privilege
"...can we please stop pretending that the trauma of working from home and not wanting to go back is the same as the trauma of never being able to be home in the first place? It is defeating at best to hear from people who have been safe at home for an entire year talk about how nervous they are to go back and the level of unawareness in some of the responses is dumbfounding. These are people who have asked others to sacrifice their health and safety so that they could have access to food, health care, and essential services. And now that the tide is shifting and returning to the office is possible, the narrative is focused on them again.
Essential workers have spent the last year exposed to hate and anger and the fear of dying. People not wanting to leave their home offices is not the same and the more that we pretend that it is, the more we ignore the burden put upon those out and working every single day."
Tech transfemme. Code sorceress and ops witch. Also, shameless selfies.
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