I don't care how much funding/donation I lose or how many followers run from me in that process.
There is never going to be a moment when I stop calling out racism and it's sources whenever I see it. I am never going to stop identifying spaces that exist to harm people that are like me.
I am trying to build something bigger than a popularity and anxiety engine.
And I'm closer to it that people think.
My stamina for building healthy communities and reducing harm is unlimited.
Count on that.
Thank you, Supreme Court buttheads, for allowing employers to force us to pay out of pocket for something that is used to ACTUALLY TREAT THINGS like week plus periods and excruciating pain caused by them, or you know, conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome.
Also idr if this has been linked here before but
As you know, indigenous people and their allies out defending their own lands who have been arrested and could always use help with bail among other things.
People always talk about my attitude and demeanor but never talk about the context of my mental health and the constant deluge of racism and hate that PV has dealt with since I spun up this instance.
I've seen more context and sympathy applies and give to the most hateful racists and instances. Bigots that have long histories of harassment and causing harm are given the benefit of the doubt repeatedly.
But the moments someone Black makes a mis-step, it's the end of the fucking world.
There's always a social cost whenever I talk about the blatant hypocrisy of white progressive on the fedi but that just proves my point of how aggressive this place polices Black folks.
For me, it's worth it because I reach a lot of people who see how aggressive this place is with it's anti-blackness and we connect privately.
And let's be clear. There are more Black folks on the fedi than you think.
They just don't want to reveal that they're Black b/c they see how much the fedi hates us.
"Steven with a v or Stephen with a ph?"
@bgcarlisle "Actually, it's Steven with a PhD." :]
We blocked Elekk weeks ago because of their constant antagonization and them providing a home to a few of the worst bad actors who have been responsible for extended periods of harassment against PV.
I'd recommend you'd do the same. That place is a hub of anti-blackness and racism. And it has been for a long time.
UK people, please join me in signing this petition asking the government to keep gender transition treatments legal for trans kids!
I said this in a letter to a certain place a few weeks ago.
If your higher ups in any setting, institution, etc, are the ones that are doing the work to make a space less racist or antiblack, AND the ppl doing that work are white or NB-PoC it wont get done.
"You dont have the range" holds true.
White ppl don't get to decide what is appropriate for PoC
NBpoC don't get to decide what is best for Blk folks.
Addressing racism means going outside of yourself not fully internalizing
Now, police and reactionary governments across Europe are using COVID as a pretense to further harm Roma people.
Lockdowns are enforced in a discriminatory way, with pervasive threats of force like soldiers, cops, and drones deployed in Roma communities.
an example of how Liberals deliberately blur the lines between nuance and false equivalency
Nuance: "The military recruits from the lower classes in the US, which is a way in which poverty is recruited in the exportation of US misery and capitalism. We can recognize that the military exploits both US and foreign poor. This does not excuse class treachery"
False Equivalency: "People join the military because they're poor and don't have a choice. We should recognize and center this victimization in a conversation about the US military"
Mozilla suspends Firefox Send service while it addresses malware abuse https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-suspends-firefox-send-service-while-it-addresses-malware-abuse/
dmab enby (they/them) making music and theatre in nyc. local pronoun artisan
(probably actually a bird)
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