question on gender neutral pronouns
legitimate question, what are peoples takes on referring to everyone passively as "they"? Is gender neutral language better to utilize in most instances? Or do people who are trans prefer to be called by their specific pronouns, and on top of that, is that because it functions as a means of validation? I'm genuinely curious.
I've been trying to refer to everyone I know personally lately as "they/them" as a means of not engendering conversations or things when they don't need to be, but had the thought that perhaps there's a level beyond it where it's important to use specifically only preferred pronouns such as she/her him/his for those who use those or in the rare instances when people use xe/xem
In June, 1763, as a part of the larger Pontiac’s War, a group of Ojibwa gathered outside of Fort Michilimackinac and started to play a game of lacrosse (baaga’adowe). A crowd of the soldiers quickly gathered outside to watch the fast-paced, spirited game. Leaving their guns behind inside the fort. As the crowd watched the game, several native women with guns, knives, and other weapons under their blankets /shawls stood by the fort entrance.
The lacrosse ball was thrown towards the gate and the native players ran after it, and then 500+ rushed into the fort. As the native men rushed in, they grabbed from the women, the guns, knives, and other weapons, then quickly killed and/or captured the British soldiers. The French-Canadians at the Fort were not harmed.
The Ojibwa held onto the fort for a year before the British regained it.
Ever wanted to listen to a fly walking? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvGP6g6-pUI
hot take I think that textile education is incredibly important and we should know where our clothes come from cause its amazing and so labor intensive and so many people around the world are doing this as their jobs! many people think that all the weaving is done by machine but actually running these large mechanized looms is still an incredibly skilled profession and weaving in general is way less robotic than people think it is.
Hey #Seattle friends, reminder that it's election day and to please get your ballots in by 8 PM!
Upcoming Genocide, Roma
Spreading the word bc don't know what else I can do.
Bulgaria is taking steps that are straight out of the Nazi playbook for "a complete programme for a solution to the Gypsy problem.” (that's a quote from a high level government guy, not random neo-Nazi street thug).
Live music has been my favorite entertainment for a long time. In that time, some parts of the experience have got significantly better, most notably the fact that it’s now years since I’ve been in a cigarette-filled venue. But there are some recent developments I really don’t appreciate, like how tonight’s show involved phone-only tickets, metal detectors at the door, and two cops in the balcony lobby. At least the venue isn’t trying to sell me a VIP experience this time....
Off to https://flickr.com/photos/53407766@N00/sets/72157703368910664 https://flickr.com/photos/53407766@N00/sets/72157707026146585 to be offline for a few days.
Exhibits no tenderness, allegedly.
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