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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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i do also have a paypal pool going to get me some chiaogoo knitting needles and/or a sweater quantity of nice dk weight yarn in a fat size if you wanna gift me the price of a birthday drink etc
paypal.me/pools/c/8secnLOsXe

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Bicalutamid Androcur Cyproteronacetat trans Medikamente 

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Becky Albertalli's experiences are heartbreaking as hell, not least because "Love, Simon" holds a special place in my own heart, coming out when it did and leading me to think "what if…" medium.com/@rebecca.albertalli

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depol, Corona-Leugner, Nazis, technische Frage 

depol, Corona-Leugner, Nazis, technische Frage 

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“Harassers are nice to me, and probably to you” leaddev.com/harassers-are-nice

-I feel like I make clumsy attempts at explaining parts of this to fellow whites men on a regular basis, but the article sets it out much more clearly than I manage.

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related to last boost: holy shit only 11.5% of the worlds population is white?? this is great news!!

(also: that this was a surprise to me shows that i am not immune to propaganda)

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tech Jobs bei queerem FLIT-Unternehmen, Berlin, US, Remote 

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conclusion of the giant autism / transgender study 

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corona, drosten, 2. welle in de 

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hey i know there's a lot going on right now but if you can spare the scratch to help mira bellwether afford grs you should absolutely throw her some imo

gf.me/u/yi8qgi

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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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