Mastodon is the first time I can think of where theres a huge trans community which has a wide spread of ages and other demographics, is not locked off from cis people, and isn't constantly under attack. That's pretty momentous and It's incredibly normalising.
Love to all the cis allies with pronouns in their descriptions too. Y'all are great.
Just had a Hamilaria moment in real life. At Mass, and pastor was talking about Nathaniel sitting under a fig tree as a symbol of peace and prosperity (which makes it easy to indulge in prejudice).
And I did NOT go all https://youtu.be/4mrN_Bx9H2Q?t=22. I would have had to explain, in Dutch, and I just don't think it would have been a good use of anyone's time.
But I also think I deserve a halo.
Hey dudes of Mastodon! Can you leave the mansplaining on those other sites and not bring it here? It's easy! When you see a post from a woman you don't know:
✔️ Be friendly or insightful. Both is better!
✔️ Assume she knows the subject, even if you think she just made an error
✔️ Ask good-faith questions about her context
✔️ "Yes! And..."
❎ Give unsolicited advice
❎ Act like she knows nothing about the subject
❎ Presume she wants to (or has any responsibility to) debate you.
Lefty Catholic US/UK moderator, bookbinder, Information Architect, etc. Identity is context-dependent; character less so. (She/her)
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.