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! :)
white women are white supremacists too
hold white women to the same level of scrutiny that you do white men. they don't get a pass for also being oppressed by patriarchy
white women are so used to being made into passive victims that we rarely if ever interrogate their mundane yet active investment in white supremacy (McRae's use of the phrase "constant gardeners" gets at this perfectly)1
TIL (re: linguistics; generational divide) Show more
Older generations use ellipsis in messages to avoid concrete stops, possibly the same way younger generations simply leave punctuation off a message
#Wien: Meine WG sucht ein neues Mitbewohni, wahrscheinlich erstmal eher Zwischenmiete und nicht auf ewig. Details gerne per Direkttoot. Kleines Zimmer mit Hochbett in großer Wohnung, viel geteilte Fläche, viel geteiltes Leben, zwei Katzen.
#Vienna: We're looking for a new (temporary, most likely) flatmate. Ask me for details if you're interested! Small room with loft bed in large flat with loads of shared space, shared life and two cats.
nazis, freedom of speech Show more
Nazis are against freedom of speech. If they have the power, they will take it away. Their opinion is not just a different opinion, it's an intolerant and an intolerable opinion.
In fighting against nazis and not giving them space we do more for freedom of speech than all those freeze peach goblins.
Thank you #Tusky!
trans dating stats Show more
"Looking more closely at the patterns of responses, it also became clear that individuals were least likely to express an interest in dating trans women, even if their sexual identity would otherwise indicate an interest in women (i.e., straight men, lesbian women, or queer/bisexual individuals). Indeed, nearly 20% fewer people indicated an interest in trans women than would have been expected based on the sexual identities of the individuals within the sample. "
big tiddy butchy femme bikini problems (suggestions welcome) Show more
i need a comfortable utilitarian tank-style softcup bikini top for backyard pool chill times. it needs to fit k cup boobs 😭 i prefer them smooshed into a bosom (vs "lift & separate")
no: underwire, halter top, racerback, weird shoulder situations, "slimming" or high compression, expensive
yes: good value, supportive, "midkini" or longline style or , wide underboob band, softcup, stylish color or print, can ship soon
i feel like i've looked everywhere (modcloth, target, old navy, cacique, torrid, swimsuitsforall, swim outlet, etc) and i'm just not finding this elusive item. etsy & amazon are kinda a nightmare for plus sizes.
where else should i look?
Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
Sunbeam Meta // Why I left the coop // Anarchism On Paper Vs Anarchists in Practice Show more
So Ive put this off long enough
I'm going to write about why I left sunbeam and the very serious, frankly very liberal minded set up of the entire coop, the lack of accessibility, the whiteness, and the obscene amount of emotional labour done to just, participate, as a disabled, black, autistic queer person in this space.
Labour which was then responded to with over white supremacy and racism from another coop member and the head of the extinction rebellion account at the time.
Really gross stuff, not leftist. Not progressive.
Just Lib. All the way down. I'm going to talk about it, and its not going to be pretty.
This isn't fun for me or enjoyable because ive already thought this through. This is a labour of love to any marginalized POC tempted to waste time on liberal minded people with socialist identities. An unpaid labour that i must intoxicate myself to get through. Viola
Working on the first #embroidery patch I'm gonna make! My trans chaos symbol I made a long time back, but finally a nice cleaned up version.
BTW shit like this, that honestly I'm just mashing up public domain stuff, I stick in the public domain. It's a community symbol, it belongs to the community, not me. So the SVG will be available as well as the embroidery design to do what you will with. :)
Software might be neutral, but the people making it are not, so the idea it is possible to remain in the middle is complete bullshit.
As we've seen with mstdn, Purism and even masto main, unless you come down hard and consistently on hate speech, harassment and abuse, it will spread. Period.
Bigots exploit the alleged neutrality of people to spread their hate and violence.
I believe in free speech too. What I don't believe in is endless harassment and abuse.
It's very easy to do both.
meta Show more
every time i read personal posts w people im mutals w i fall a little bit more in love with them and the experience of this weird little queer space as a whole
knitting, squirrel, enby.
picture by robothugs.
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