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Hi, I'm the knitting squirrel! !

I'm interested in & nature, personal growth, , feelings. totally here to cheer you on in these things!

also learning about people different from myself and how to stop or change oppressive structures (I'm white, German, afab, not disabled).

also , & .

somehow I'm not talking too much about these things on here, but mostly about and . *shrug*

so, Hi! :)

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mfers really gotta learn that queerness is about Breaking The Rules On Attraction And Gender, not making a new set of "more inclusive" rules. the cishets won't respect you anymore if the Queerness Rules are more coherent.

"if you allow bi lesbians, cishet men won't respect lesbians' lack of attraction to men!" is an inherently flawed and self-defeating way of thinking. the cishet men won't respect you any more either way; stop trying to *earn* their respect, and start *demanding* it.

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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Isn't cherry picking a little like saying "If I like this ancient, holy relic, I can take it and put it in my museum, along with other ancient holy relics from very different places, and also with non holy things." And what allows that kind of cherry picking, or theft? It's power. It's raw, unmitigated, racist power.

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Cultural appropriation is such an interesting fight that we have on the left and in this country, because we often treat it to mean "Cultural theft" which implies the existence of "Cultural property", ideas and practices that can belong to one group of people. While I don't necessarily disagree with that framework, I do think sometimes it might be more productive to talk of Erasure, Fetishization, and Commodification.

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People don't want to hear this because people want to cling to this delusion that the fedi is some progressive place but the reality is that Twitter is a safer place for Black/Brown folks.

That's how awful the fedi is. That's how awful the fedi wants to be.

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Last year some Tootlings formed a loose Team
you might join in if you're interested.
I'll include the in my toots so you can filter from other content.

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immigrant family take 

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immigrant family take 

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Hey and people,

just in case you missed the nightmare that is the new and how awful, ableist and irresponsible the ravelry team deals with the disabled and chronically ill community right now: just read this thread ravelry.com/discuss/for-the-lo

⛔ If you are at risk of getting seizures, overloads or migraines please be careful as many are experiencing really bad reactions to the site and there is no warning on there.

Everyone else please read and speak up.

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Für alle die nicht Betroffen sind und die noch ihrer Bundestagsabgeordneten vom neuen Selbstbestimmungsgesetz überzeugen wollen, hab ich hier mal eine Blaupause gebaut. Ihr könnt und sollt die im Idealfall noch ein bisschen abändern, aber so passt schon mal der Rahmen: drop.leah.is/pTnRAJRz #AlleGutenDingeJETZT

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uspol(l), confederate monuments, this "question" wow 

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If you would like to read a fairly short book, here's a PDF of Are Prisons Obsolete, by Angela Davis:

drive.google.com/file/d/1-dxs7

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These are different. I do these kind of pieces in pairs, and they are like dialogs. These two pairs are more... Disputes or quarrels. #mastoArt #creativeToot #traditionalArt #abstactArt #art #calligraphy

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meta, unsolicited advice 

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“Street Somatics- tips for regulating nervous systems in uprisings” by Prentice Hemphill, instagram vid link w/captions 

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Kyaaaah! Hätte dieses Jahr fast den #TagDerTransGrandiosität (6.6.) verpasst /o\ Gut, dass mich 1 befreundete Person grad dran erinnert hat. Ohoh. Wie feier ich den Tag denn jetzt, mit diesem Corona.

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food, poll 

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transfem,hrt,question (boosts ok) 

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