if you ever think that queer folks, disabled folks, or people of color have "basically achieved equality",
a) you're wrong
b) even if you weren't wrong, the thesis you're probably trying to support (e.g. something along the lines of "please stop making me have to think about marginalized people") is still wrong. Look at how the world handles left-handed people.
"left handedness is evil and wrong" has not been in our social consciousness for a good while, but society is *still* built mainly for righties. especially computers.
so yeah. just not hating marginalized groups isn't enough - the world has to actively focus on making itself a place that everyone can live in.
doing things in the mindset that "if it works for 90% of everyone, it's fine" really needs to stop. majorities aren't the only ones who matter. *people* are important. build a world that all people can live in.
@diodelass I had no idea how "handed"(?) (how "designed for, and only effectively usable by, only the left or right hand") *scissors* were until I accidentally bought a 3-pack of left-handed scissors from Amazon and had a nightmare of a time with them!
Not only were they *painful* to hold, but somehow they didn't even WORK very well! Like the blades were being splayed apart or something 😣
That's something I don't consider often enough tbh 😕
@diodelass (I'm not talking about the cheapest scissors that I think are ambidextrous by virtue of being rubbish for everyone - ambisinistrous, in fact - but of course the "ergonomic" ones...)
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