trans, everyday life
In the streets,
- without cis passing: men deliberately bumping into me to provoke a reaction they can use as excuse for turning violent on me.
- with cis passing: men stopping and smiling to let me go first when it's narrow
These are the situations I'm glad to have lost my "male privilege"
tech, help needed, vim
People, I might need your assistance with a really weird vim behavior:
- I have install a plugin that provides some aliases and functions to ~/.vim/plugin/PLUGIN.vim. It works fine when run as regular user
- from /root/, I link to the users .vimrc and .vim/ directory.
Now, as root, I can use the aliases provided by the plugin, but not the functions. The problem can be replicated across different machines.
Boosts appreciated. #FollowerPower
MustRead (I think) for white trans* folks:
"The Killing of Trans Women Is Inseparable from Black Lives Matter"
For us (white) trans* folks, that means: The struggle against trans* discrimination is worth nothing without being actively anti-racist, too! This is something we owe all our BIPOC trans* sisters - those who died already, and especially those who live.
Berlin, Pride, BDS
(as many illegal trans women do) - this pride being visibly and in discourse dominated by BDS (with signs, logo, and flags). And no matter what I think of BDS as an international campaign, BDS Berlin has been notorious for violent attacks against people (including Jews) and for participating in the Al Quds march in Berlin for years, siding with people actively calling for the extermination of Israel and the Jewish people.
Berlin, Pride, BDS
Just got back from the Radical Queer March in Berlin. I arrived late, so I missed the actual events in the beginning (which apparently involved BDS as well as cops and organizers), but what I saw was a Berlin pride in the face of the far-right rising in Germany *right now,* of refugees being denied asylumn and deported in spite being persecuted *as LGBTIQ* in their homecountries, of trans women being attacked in the streets, especially when working the streets 1/x
Happy Sysadmin-Day, #WeirderAdmin folks!
Thank you so much for running this space and keeping it safe and cozy for all of us. You are awsome, and I truely appreciate it!
Berlin Pride, TERFs
I heared that there's a local chapter of FIST (https://feministstruggle.org/) who mobilize to tomorrow's Dyke March and Saturday's Radical Queer March. Does anyone know anything about it?
News and details about FinFisher/FinSpy trojan software suit by German company Gamma (aka Elaman). This software is supposedly being used by German federal police BKA:
Looking for an alternative to #fedilab that does not support gab. Must-have: confirmation for RTing/liking. Nice to have: bookmarks.
I've been looking into #andstatus, but it seems to not support CWs (can't open content), and #tusky seems to lack confirmation dialogs.
Any other suggestions?
While I'm glad and impressed that with #FreeCarolaRackete, the numerous scandals around private sea rescue missions finally receive some public attention, I'm somewhat upset that discussions (even here in the fediverse) seem to focus entirely on (/whilte/) captain Rackete.
Where are the voices of the 40+ people leaving her ship? Why is the discussion still not focused on the people having to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to get to the EU?
Berlin: Alternative Pride, June 28
Tomorrow, June 28 18:00, there'll be an Alternative Pride March in Berlin Schöneberg:
Starting point is Platz an der Apostelkirche 1.
Das www.netzwerk-behinderter-frauen-berlin.de sucht eine PC-Administratorin* auf Vertragsbasis.
Ich weiß keine technischen Details, habe mich aber zu Trans*frauen-Offenheit schlau gemacht: Bewerbungen von Trans*frauen sind vom Team ausdrücklich erwünscht. Der Verein als ganzes befindet sich allerdings offenbar gerade (erst) in einem Diskussions- und Öffnungsprozess, d.h. das ist kein unkomplizierter Raum...
Interesse: PM me oder schreib direkt an info(at)... :)
Pride Month: Remembering our history
The Guardian has a good article about San Francisco's Tenderloin and the Compton Cafeteria Riot:
Please remember: We, as queer communities, owe _everything_ to transwomen of color (TWOC)! Yet they are the very ones in our communities who are up until now the most marginalized, facing the highest levels of violence and poverty.
Queer liberation is worth nothing w/o the fight against racism, social inequality, and transmisogyny!
Berlin-based transfeminist, lecturer, sysad. Nerds about feminism, as well as Linux/BSD, networks, DIY, SciFi, zombies. Probably autistic.
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)