Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but since they're harassing people to donate again this year...

Do not, under ANY circumstances, donate to the Salvation Army.

There are billionfold better charities out there with the same goals that the SA claim to strive for, like Shelter.

Chang'e 5 has successfully performed an autonomous rendezvous and docking in lunar orbit. That's the first time that's ever been done, and only the eighth docking in lunar orbit (the first seven were all done non-autonomously by pilots on Apollo missions: 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17). Should be back on Earth in about a week - it's waiting in lunar orbit for a TEI window.


If hasn't seen the IA senate debate, I think he'd enjoy watching Theresa Greenfield run off the price of corn and talk intelligently about breakeven, and then Joni Ernst completely flounder.

"You grew up on a farm, Senator. You should know the price of soybeans". I think that Ken Tremendous / Michael Shur will be particularly saddened by today's passing of Joe Morgan. I suspect Andrew would be amused by this but it's almost certainly a fabric he can't wear.

[Mask with "these are difficult times" and some presumably hard time signatures] Suspect you will find this useful for explaining linguistics to people (weekly series of 10-ish minute videos) Foz Meadows has this in their birdsite bio and it made me think of you:
"Jack of all pronouns, mxtress of none."

For anyone who has struggled with all the bad pronunciation guides for Kamala Harris' first name, it's /ˈkɑːmələ/.

I do wish that more people would learn IPA; we spend a lot of time trying to do phonetic spellings here on the internet that we'd all save time by learning IPA. I see they made the bad mistake of not picking you for VP. Poor form.

Hey remember that person who was like "enbies don't exist, you are not oppressed if you are bi" and shit?

They're admin at mthld @ dirtytrans dot club now

Mars Perseverance launch livestream

Launch at about 1250 UK Time (0750 EDT, 1150 UTC).

if the only thing that defines queer community is shared experiences of oppression when everyone is liberated queer community becomes obsolete. If the thing that defines queer community or lesbian community or trans community or all community is shared experiences of joy and life then more people are invited to the party, ya, but also then even when everyone is liberated we still get to love each other and nothing dissolves. everything is fine.

do cis people they can just use whatever they're grouping people for to describe that group?? like for instance, if you're trying to describe the various people who experience misogyny you can just say "people who experience misogyny". it's entirely inclusive, and it's more accurate/pertinent to your point

tired: gender binary

also tired: gender trinary (enby is The Third Gender)

also also tired: gender quaternary (man, woman, femme enby, masc enby)

wired: stop putting people into boxes you fucking shithead

Does anyone have a copy of that meme where an ally is trying to use bigotry (shown with a flashlight beam) against a bigot, but it's reflected and hits a marginalized person instead?

I need it for something and don't seem to have saved it.

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