#NowReading The Essential Feminist Reader edited by Estelle B Freedman
Hey everyone I’m Satsuma, you can call me Satsu if you’d like
I’ve never done an introductions post bc I am fundamentally unsure whether I actually exist but in theory at least I’m a #queer ace butch (they/them please) who likes learning about cool stuff and trying to make the world be a better place
I’ve been around on mastodon for a while so if you’ve got questions or need help feel free to ask! Or also if you just want to say hello 💛🧡❤️
ancient roman euphamisms
Theyestian Feast/banquet = cannibalism—named after the story of Theyestes and Atreus, which says that, as revenge for Theyestes sleeping with Atreus’s wife, Atreus cooked and ate Theyestes’s children
Oedipodean intercourse = incest—named after the relatively better known myth in which Oedipus is the victim of a self fulfilling prophecy that states he will kill his father and sleep with his mother
COVID-19, good news, masks
It appears that homemade masks, like the ones the ones @starkatt makes DO help protect people, just not as well as a true N95 mask: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/face-mask-supply-dwindles-doctors-turn-fashion-designers-180974527/
That article has links to a number of studies.
Where to report non-compliant employers for violating shelter-in-place orders, organized by state: https://www.askamanager.org/2020/03/exactly-where-to-report-employers-for-violating-shelter-in-place-orders-by-state.html
#selfcare Link Round-Up
Step-by-step guide for taking care of your basic needs each day: https://philome.la/jace_harr/you-feel-like-shit-an-interactive-self-care-guide/play/index.html
99 Coping Skills list (customizable): https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx
Dozens of cute animal live cams: https://explore.org/livecams
Share your fave self care links in replies!
Books, #queer theory, and anything else that catches my eye
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