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I'm a white cishet man, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:

Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:

• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Uh. What do you do when the post you pinned to your profile is out of date? I guess you make a follow-up post with the correction, pin it and hope people notice?

Anyway, uh, in the above post, I describe myself as "cishet", but I figured out I'm actually pansomethingual? Only in the last, like, 8 months or so. I'm still a white cis man, so the thing about Privilege Mountain is still pretty accurate, though. But, yeah. :pansexual_flag:

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I'm in the market for a new (smaller) instance. What instance might I overlook that you think would be a good fit for me?

Further book get! This one has sword lesbians!

My excitement for these three has really made me want to figure out how I can make more reading time now that I’m not riding the bus. I’m not _super_ loving my current book, but it’s not bad. It’s just, like, alright.

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choosing between android and iOS is like choosing whether you want to be bludgeoned to death by a guy wearing a "fuck you" shirt or a guy wearing a "we appreciate you in principle" shirt

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Another book get!

Bought the same order as the previous one. This was listed as back ordered and it said it would refund if they couldn’t get it to me in 31 days, so I figured if it didn’t materialize, no worries. But here it is the second of three to arrive! I read the first two some time ago right when Dirty Computer came out (and so have a strong association between the two).

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New York City is offering three free meals a day, no questions asked, to anyone who shows up to a meal distribution hub. You can pick up at the meals at once and parents/guardians can pick up food for their children. Details:

Adults welcome as long as you show up during the time slot meant for adults.

I did a bodyweight exercise that one of the UA trainer people, Alex Crockford, put into MyFitnessPal's Workout Routines feature (which feature, full disclosure, I worked on) today. It started off feeling pretty OK and in the end I was _wiped_.

collateral damage of misandry (Tumblr link, 381 words, discussion of a whole lot of bigotries)

from the OP:
posts about how men are trash rarely, if ever, reach their target audience (straight cis allo men). instead, they hurt already marginalized groups like:

* trans men, who have to defend against the view that men are predatory and so they are predatory and that their desire to be a man is hurting women. this applies double to straight and mspec trans men
* trans women, who know that any post talking about “males” is actually about them and have to deal with being misgendered and considered predatory in real life, and have been gaslit by terfs into thinking that all men and all males are bad, so they are bad. this applies double to gay trans women
* mspec men who experience attraction to women, and unlike gay men cannot escape being considered a part of the male gaze. who are distrusted and reviled in queer and lgbtq+ spaces all the time due to being considered a threat to women and woman aligned people
* arospec men (of any orientation), who are considered extra predatory due to their lack of romantic attraction
* masc aligned nb people, who struggle with feeling like their attraction is bad due to their masculinity
* mspec women who are attracted to men, who are told by people (often but not always or solely, lesbians) that any abuse that happens to them is their own fault for having a relationship with a guy, or a consequence of being attracted to men.
* male survivors of assault, CSA, and rape, who must contend with their own feelings about their sexuality and the abuse they experienced and are especially vulnerable to the narrative that men are predatory (goes again for each marginalized group you are a part of)
* mentally ill amab people with intrusive thoughts who already struggle with feeling like they are going to hurt somebody, and are hurt when people say that men are inherently predatory; and autistic amab people who struggle with social interaction.
* men of colour, who are considered a threat to whiteness and white womanhood. this goes again if they are mentality ill/ND, mspec, arospec, or a survivor.

every post about how men are trash is punching down, not up.

Book get! This one’s by our very own @vicorva! I’m looking forward to it , but it’ll be a bit before I get to it, though.

I ordered it through the online shop my local book shop is pointing people to. I’ve been trying to avoid using Amazon for books and was worried I wouldn’t be able to keep that up during lockdown, but here it is. 🎉

the ONLY way to speak english correctly is to not only mix up latin and greek roots, but apply linguisitic rules from other languages to other ones where they don't apply at fucking all. so yes, in correct english the singular of "mochi" is "mochus"

But why is the new Animal Crossing game set in New Hampshire. Seems like a weird choice.

"To pass," the Sphinx said, "you must answer my question."
"I understand. Please ask."
"How are you?"
"How are you doing?"
"Is that the riddle?"
"No. I care. What with... You can have a riddle if you prefer?"
"No, I'm... I'm okay. Thanks."
"Good to hear. You may pass."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Good morning, gentles all. 🌇

So far today:
• I bit my lip so that I bled.
• The 8yo broke a plate.
• My wife cut her finger on the shards.

Off to a great start to the week. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Spain, UBI, + 

"Spain is to roll out a universal basic income (UBI) “as soon as possible” as it looks to mitigate the impact of coronavirus.

Minister for economic affairs Nadia Calvino told Spanish broadcaster La Sexta on Sunday night that the move was intended to help families during the pandemic.

But Ms Calvino, who is also deputy prime minister, said the government's ambition was that UBI could become something that “stays forever, that becomes a structural instrument, a permanent instrument”."

(Hopefully in conjunction with rent controls to prevent landlords from simply soaking up the extra. Quite why renting properties for profit is even /permitted/..)

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