Final piece: Flocking Patterns - a sombre ballet about migration by Crystal Pite. Amazing choreography that evokes flocks of birds and masses of people alternately and simultaneously, but... Migration considered as misery with no thought to context (authority, nationalism, borders of violence) is just a cheap emotional punch in the end. “Refugees embody the collapse of order” says the choreographer, and I think they mean well but it’s a very dangerous sentiment.
Julia Serano quote Show more
“It is commonplace for people in both the straight mainstream as well as within our queer and feminist circles to presume that feminine gender expression is more frivolous, artificial, impractical, and manipulative than masculine gender expression, and that those of us who dress or act femininely are likely to be more tame, fragile, dependent, and immature than our masculine or ‘gender neutral’ counterparts. By reclaiming femininity, those of us who are femme are engaged in a constant process of challenging these negative assumptions that are routinely projected onto feminine gender expression.”
-From her book “Excluded”
There is a Carly Rae Jepsen tabletop RPG
I REPEAT, THERE IS A CARLY RAE JEPSEN TABLETOP RPG
An article on an emergent labor action among Lyft/Uber drivers:
After 3 years of pay cuts, these drivers say now they have to fight back, by turning off their apps at certain times, drivers are able to artificially manipulate the Uber and Lyft apps into higher fares.
“All the airplanes we know when they land. So five minutes before, we turn all our apps off all of us at the same time. All of us we turn our apps off. They surge, $10, $12, sometimes $19. Then we turn our app on. Everyone will get the surge,” one driver says.
evergreen: "No, someone hasn’t cracked the code of the mysterious Voynich manuscript" https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/no-someone-hasnt-cracked-the-code-of-the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript/
co-workers, violent hyperbole Show more
Contractor who used to work for a hedge fund was making jokes about wanting to hunt and kill cold-call sales people, but got uncomfortable and started to equivocate when I suggested going after the call-centre execs instead 😁
toxic masculinity, sui Show more
What do we mean when we say "toxic masculinity"?
I saw, and to my shame participated in, teaching these toxic aspects of masculinity as a teenager. It has left me very aware of their poisonous impact on our whole culture.
This comic explains in a very clear and heartbreaking way:
green and black cross statement on extinction rebellion Show more
"Since many people taking part in the most recent actions have come in contact with our bust cards, we have fielded calls and provided assistance to many of those arrested as we have done for people involved in XR actions since their inception. We wanted to provide as much support as possible to those taking part. However, until a culture of solidarity, democratic accountability and security develops within the organisation, GBC will be unable to encourage legal observers to support XR actions, and at least for now, is stepping back from providing support to Extinction Rebellion as an organisation."
Older. Trans. She/her.
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