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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
immigrant family take
and look this is no shade to people who have those experiences! i'm glad for anyone to take opportunities to have cool trips and see different places and try different things!
it's just that when these things are presented as THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE or when people project over my own travels as EXOTIC FARAWAY PLACES, it grinds my nerves, like those places don't have long established histories of human communities, like it's a given that anything different is scary and weird.
immigrant family take
just starting to click for me the reason why i've never been impressed by people telling me about the Exotic Adventures of spending their semester abroad or their spring break service trip or their gap year wandering is because after being raised by immigrants and always knowing that adapting to a different country/culture/foodscape/lifestyle/etc. is possible, it has never made sense for me why someone taking a finite and well-documented trip should be fawned over for it.
just in case you missed the #accessibility nightmare that is the new #ravelry and how awful, ableist and irresponsible the ravelry team deals with the disabled and chronically ill community right now: just read this thread https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/for-the-love-of-ravelry/4046109
⛔ 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.
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: https://drop.leah.is/pTnRAJRz #AlleGutenDingeJETZT
uspol(l), confederate monuments, this "question" wow
I mean look at this wording. Fucking hell, if this thing were any more loaded its name would be Bill Gates! Starting with the question itself, "honoring" "leaders" which by itself sounds positive. Then the choices, between preserving "a historical symbol" and being "offensive to some people." That's the EXACT dishonest framing used by proponents of these monuments, wow I wonder if that could have biased the results?? Maybe??
If you would like to read a fairly short book, here's a PDF of Are Prisons Obsolete, by Angela Davis:
meta, unsolicited advice
if you feel helpless, like you're not doing enough, stay quiet and listen. it is important to bear witness. if you're conflicted about what your voice can add to the conversation, it is okay to just listen.
processing happens at its own pace. when something feels right, you will know it.
take your time, but keep your heart open. recognize the pain of others. feel your own pain. hold the present, so that it can become the past, and then we will enter the future together.
“Street Somatics- tips for regulating nervous systems in uprisings” by Prentice Hemphill, instagram vid link w/captions
“...We can be grateful for the wisdom of our bodies that know how to turn up and at the same time we can self and co-regulate our nervous systems to cycle down so that we can be in the work for justice for the long haul.”
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.
transfem,hrt,question (boosts ok)
I'm interested in people's experience with substituting progesterol alongside with estrogen. More specifically:
Do you take prog. all the time, or do you follow a "intake/no intake" regime?
If the latter, how do you experience (physically and emotionally) the "transition" periods from intake to no intake, and vice versa?
I'm following a 2-week on/2-week off cycle, and would love to compare my experiences with others'.
knitting, squirrel, enby.
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