My father taught me that men would treat me badly, and that I would be better served to pursue the things that interest me and ignore the men as best I could. In many ways, I have - my interests are all over the map in terms of traditional "girl" and "boy" interests. But I've still been driven out of places because the men were too awful.
So dudes, every wistful reflection on the people who made open source into what it currently is? There's a woman taking notes about whether you're safe.
Pol and ableism, comedians
This is like 98% of liberal comedians who think they're doing such a good job by putting down bad politicians.
Like John Oliver usually talks about important issues, but he'll spend the entire time mocking some aspect of a person that has nothing to do with the fact that they're shitty.
Like oh what could I ever say about this person committing genocide? Oh I know, they have a mildly unusual interest or a weird haircut or said words wrong, let's talk about that.
Pol and ableism reminder
It's really fucking sad that people would rather speculate in an ableist manner about someone's mental state rather than talking about the real actual harm they are currently doing to people and will do in the future.
If you think criticizing the way someone talks or presents themselves or the way they look is more important than talking about the harm they are doing you need to fucking take a step back and work on that.
Pol and ableism reminder
Periodic reminder that when someone with political power is racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. you can just criticize them for that. Your points about them being unintelligent or mentally ill and other related crap are completely unnecessary and simply ableist.
Criticize people for the actual harm they are causing and maybe work on your own ableism, fatmisia, and general prejudice against people for how they look or act.
TTRPGs, Consent, Whitness 2/2
So, this proves to me that the TTRPG community is mostly like Richard Stallman. They wish to push back against modernization out of fear of losing power.
This is but one step of making it more fun for everyone, irrespective of who you are.
Any DM that doesn't consider it is suspect to me, and makes me wonder about them.
A DM actually ignored that, and set up a rape right in a campaign, that upset women badly, and he saw nothing wrong with it.
TTRPGs, Consent, Whitness 1/?
Monte Cook Games (That being set up by one of the developers of the modern version of the d20 system), released a supplement that's system-agnostic regarding consent about subjects.
While I think it would be a good idea, most of the OSG (Old School Guard) are rubbishing it pretty badly, calling people "snowflakes" and vowing to "kick them out of society".
This is bad. It shows that the hobby has a Nazi problem, and a Whiteness problem.
“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is looking to build a "state-of-the-art" "urban warfare" training facility that will include "hyper-realistic" simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona.”
“ICE IS BUILDING A 'STATE-OF-THE-ART' 'URBAN WARFARE' TRAINING FACILITY THAT WILL INCLUDE 'HYPER-REALISTIC' SIMULATIONS OF HOMES IN CHICAGO AND ARIZONA”
omg I'm just imagining how turb offended the white cishets would be if we edited their books by removing all the problematic garbage??? like, holy shit, imagine the cries of censorship if we release a Lolita that's like three pages long, or a fucking Tolkien book without homophobia and imperialism
HRT Shortages UK
If you are a transfem person on estrogen patches if you don't currently have a backup stock horde you've built up...
- if you are on Evorel, see your GP / HRT Provider to switch to Estradot and try to get a prescription cleared as soon as possible before Estradot runs out.
If you are on Estradot and your pharmacy runs into trouble with stocking it, you may want to talk to your GP / Provider about getting an emergency one time prescription for gel or pills (to take sublingual).
@KitsuneAlicia Anarchy is absolutely no *coercive* hierarchies. Giving someone coercive power by definition allows them to subject their will over people who disagree with it, forcing people to do things they don't want to do by threat of force. It is definitionally a restriction of freedoms
If there was no force, or if people only had to follow the leadership they wanted to, that's not coercive. You could even argue that it's less "hierarchy" and more "community respect, sometimes with a ceremonial title." This is how many precolonial or uncolonized societies function(ed), with tribe leaders having no power to enforce their decisions
If you care about the 3,000 innocent deaths from the planes crashing that day, you'll also care about the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of innocent Muslims who were killed & continue to be killed in retaliation by the USA & its national allies.
@noelle Agreed. Terrorism is a problem in this country, but it's not being perpetrated by Muslims. Terrorism in this country is overwhelmingly white, overwhelmingly evangelical, and overwhelmingly men.
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