Hi, I'm the knitting squirrel! #enby!
also learning about people different from myself and how to stop or change oppressive structures (I'm white, German, afab, not disabled).
so, Hi! :)
ableist language all over the fediverse Show more
There is more ableist language, ableist communication styles, ableist assumptions and interactions. Just because I'm not talking about it every single day, doesn't mean I don't feel it every single day and get hurt by it.
Yes, it hurts. Every ableist slur you use for whatever person you are talking about... it hurts me and many other people.
The worst part is, that even talking about it CONSTANTLY doesn't help. Because most people just don't care enough.
ableist language all over the fediverse Show more
There is this overwhelming presence of terms like "homophobia".
We had discussions about how prejudice and hate have nothing to do with actual phobias and many people who deal with real phobias don't want their fears and mental health stuff associated with being just hateful assholes.
But nobody cares and the few people trying to talk about it on here just gave up. Because it's exhausting.
But -phobia is still in all the queer spaces and it really sucks.
messed up hashtag.
here for finding my post above: #bigRoundThingKAL19
contrary to many knitters, i don't like casting on a new project and it's sometimes the hardest step for me.
so I'm glad i made it!
#personal, because why not? (lewd adjacent inside, 1/3) Show more
31 y/o rural queer heathen seeks the witchy farmer of my dreams.
win my heart over by planning our permaculture garden, gift me found bones, make art of my original characters and recommended me fanfiction that made you cry in the bathtub.
Yay. Die nächste Person in meinem Umfeld, die die Pronomen nin/nimser/nim/nin verwendet. Es scheint, dass sie sich langsam in der deutschen Sprache etablieren.
android contacts without google - tech problem question Show more
I'm using my android phone with MyLocalAccount to avoid saving my contacts via Google.
but now something must have disconnected itself: in my calls list there are no names of my contacts anymore, just the phone numbers, incoming call is also just a number.
and maybe even something with my contacts happened, in the contacts it just shows telegram contacts or something.
does anyone have an idea how i can get the usual functions back?
"my professor was trying to find an example of [contrastive focus] reduplication so the next class he came back and said “I FOUND REDUPLICATION IN ENGLISH” and then he said “Milk milk” and everyone was just “what?” and he said “you know when you go to a coffee shop and they ask if you want soy milk and you say ‘no i want milk milk’” and everyone just had this collective sigh of understanding."
TIL that Venus rotates so slowly that if it you were on venus at sunset, you could walk fast enough to keep up with it. You could watch the sunset for as long as you could walk.
I mean you couldn't because Venus is entirely made of fire and lightning and acid and unbelievable atmospheric pressure, and I think there's only a couple sunsets a year. (All the more reason to chase them, right?)
But I still am charmed by this idea of strolling along with the sunset.
Please CW your posts fediverse, I've seen so many recently that need to be CW'd but weren't. These posts can be genuinely triggering, upsetting, angering or a reminder of horrible, difficult times or their current life and having at least sympathy for that isn't too difficult or if you don't at least try to understand. The CWs are there, please use them.
@cocoron whenever i ask somebody how long they think people worked 500+ years ago, they say stuff like "seventeen hours a day!"
yeah. for one week a year. at peak harvest season.
like, do you know how much "work" a goat shepherd does? they sit under a tree most of the day, smoking and reading!
it's almost the same amount of work people do in their office jobs, except it's more sensible, and less stressful because there's no manager they have to fake "progress" to
expecting every single person on the earth to spend most of their waking lives doing work that gets them some money under the game logic of markets in order to live just sounds fucking bonkers to me
like if you really just think about the rationale of "jobs creation" in itself, it just sounds ridiculous in its extremity and naivety - it sounds almost puritanical (it is puritanical)
like, i'm happy that a resource i need might also be convenient for someone who's not disabled! that's amazing! but i don't think enough value is put on disabled communities and their needs, and saying "everyone can use accessibililty" can feed into it. disabled people, on their own, are important enough that accessibility is necessary. the fact that it's beneficial for everyone is just an added bonus.
accessibility DOES benefit everyone, both those who are disabled and for those whom the extra options are nice, but i think we need to be careful about decentering disabled people or assigning value to accessibility for what it can do for non-disabled people? disability is a community that continues to be devalued and it's important that something gets to be important because it helps equalize the playing field for folks who are systematically disenfranchised
knitting, squirrel, enby.
picture by robothugs.
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