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hi everyone! I am a she/her interested in way too many things, but not great at many (which I am very comfortable with 😁): drawing, knitting, video and board games, dungeon mastering, machine learning. I also enjoy reading and watching movies and TV, and am actually pretty good at those 😅 looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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The punchline comes early 

Why are time travelers the worst comedians?

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request for book recs, boosts welcome 

Hi all!

One of my dear friends has a child who is beginning to question their gender identity (specifically, they have questions about what it means to be nonbinary, as they believe that they may be!).

Her kiddo is eleven and is looking for books about coming out as nonbinary and support/affirmation for those that are.

Book recs for mom and kid would be greatly appreciated. ty!

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There is a new #DTMWaGL and it is about basketball cheerleaders, and a dog who may or may not talk, you'll just have to read it and see if there is a talking dog in THE POM POM MURDERS dtmwagl.substack.com/p/the-pom

Ugh I was so careful with sunscreen on my back, neck and face. But seem to have totally ignored the fact that I have arms 😖

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So the sun wasn't out by the beach but we got on the metro with our bikes and cycled for like 10km and got to watch and hear the waves crashing and I am very happy that we moved here!!

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"Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes", Alrababa'h et al.

doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000

Can exposure to celebrities from stigmatized groups reduce prejudice? To address this question, we study the case of Mohamed Salah, a visibly Muslim, elite soccer player. Using data on hate crime reports throughout England and 15 million tweets from British soccer fans, we find that after Salah joined Liverpool F.C., hate crimes in the Liverpool area dropped by 16% compared with a synthetic control, and Liverpool F.C. fans halved their rates of posting anti-Muslim tweets relative to fans of other top-flight clubs. An original survey experiment suggests that the salience of Salah’s Muslim identity enabled positive feelings toward Salah to generalize to Muslims more broadly. Our findings provide support for the parasocial contact hypothesis—indicating that positive exposure to out-group celebrities can spark real-world behavioral changes in prejudice.

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Grace Morningstar said “trans rights” but only because it would be unbalanced mechanically if she didn’t based on our spreadsheet metrics

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YOU CAN JUST SAY THIS?????? WITH A STRAIGHT FACE????????????????????

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i dropped all my pasta, this is a traghetti

Alcohol, food 

We took the bikes out 🚲 and went and to have pizza & cocktails and I love my bike!!!

But also. New bike. Butt hurt 😢

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bad brain bad brain, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when i start to cry

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if you think trans women have male privilege ur allied with the terfs *clap clap*
if you think trans women have male privilege ur allied with the terfs *clap clap*
you can explain it away, you can claim thats not what you meant to say but if you think trans women have male privilege ur still allied with the terfs *clap clap*

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today is 6/9, who put that puritan bedboard between our two lovers?? FREE THEM

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Covid vaccines poll 

@fribbledom I'd rather get whatever is currently available in the place I am and get vaccinated as soon as possible, this pitting them against each other thing just leads to confusion as barely science literate media spreads lies and hype

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The rich don't pay their fair share, in fact Jeff Bezos reported so little to the IRS they gave him money (4k) to help with his kids and he fucking took it

propublica.org/article/the-sec

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you'd think a guy named "Richard Scarry" would write more frightening books, but we got that worm who drives an apple car, so maybe nominative determinism isn't all it's cracked up to be

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