Me speaking French: "I'm sorry I misgendered your table" --lol, I don't think the table cares.
Me speaking English: "I'm sorry I misgendered that person" --OK, actually mortified when this happened.
Me speaking Turkish: "Thank heavens for the lack of linguistic gender, this makes things so much easier" --unlike everything else about the language.
Blech, sick again. It's not even particularly bad, but I'm wrapping myself in cotton wool because on Friday I leave for a trip I really really need this to not intrude on: first staying with my pregnant cousin for a few days, then on to Haïti to run this workshop that I'm super fucking nervous about.
And now I haz an enormous sad, I think because taking all of that seriously has meant cancelling my last socialising before I leave town for a couple of weeks.
On balance, yesterday's election result is still getting me down.
Don't get me wrong: there are plenty of bright spots. And it's a relief to even have some nuance to discuss. But it's nothing like the kind of decisive repudiation of P45 and his racist politics that I wanted to see. And he'll still get to install whoever he likes if another Supreme Court seat opens up. And we still aren't getting a carbon tax here. And so on....
fascists that might be in your area, PSA (UK)
Btw, if you see groups like Generation Identity, EDL and the like perform any action in your area (like activism, stickering, reading groups, etc.) Take a picture and drop Hope Not Hate an email. They are an anti-fascist organisation that likes to keep tabs on what these people are up to and the more data points, the better!
I gave them evidence of GI stickers in my neighbourhood a few months ago and they appreciated it!
@Wewereseeds as the young people like to say these days, ACAB!
(All Capybaras Are Beautiful)
Song OTD https://youtu.be/WKODRJH75xE
I have a personal favor to ask of you netizens.
This is the last time I'll ask.
If you are refraining from voting tomorrow, please don't. We're going to need each and every one of you to stop the bleeding from the massive headwound that is the Trump administration.
I know the options may not be what you wish they were, but as a favor to me, if you could spare it, please do.
More counting of what we have left from spaaaaaaaaace: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46046264 (I had nothing to do with this one, just think it's cool)
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Algorithmic racism: quick easy request
Thanks, friends. I am reassured to learn from a bunch of you that this isn't a US- or world-wide issue. Either Siri has profiled me as potential fodder for Jews for Jesus (lol), or more likely I'd already searched for them at some previous time in this phone's life, because they creep me out so much and... well... I've been feeling a lot of identity threat this year.
On the way home #IPetThatCat, which was also some help.
fax the HHS / us pol
You can find the fax number o your regional office of the civil rights division of the Department of Health and Human Services here: https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/about-us/contact-us/index.html
Faxing or sending snail mail is better than emailing because it leaves physical traces and it can be seen piling up.
You can fax them for free by uploading a pdf to https://faxzero.com/
US to withdraw from UN Human Rights body
A US withdrawal from the #UN #HumanRights Council is said to be imminent. A strong defense of Human Rights is inconsistent with US policy goals https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-usa/u-s-expected-to-retreat-from-main-u-n-rights-forum-activists-diplomats-idUSKBN1JA2ZA?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29
"There are no first- and second- class citizens" the nice lady at the swearing-in ceremony said. "But we can take your citizenship away at any time and we're going to invest resources in looking for ways to do that" the shitbag government undermined her with https://apnews.com/1da389a535684a5f9d0da74081c242f3
TIL There are mini truck garden contests in Japan
The “kei” trucks are barely larger than city cars. The goal is to build the most aesthetically pleasing garden in the truck bed
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