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families are chosen, btw. if the family you were given by default treats you badly or don't accept who you are, you don't have to consider them your family. you're allowed to make your own.

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a thing i see people doing sometimes is stereotyping bigots as ugly, unintelligent, etc, and there are two reasons i think we should avoid doing that

1. it splash damages onto people who also fall into those categories. saying ‘haha, person X is racist, they probably have a tiny dick’ only works if you’re implying that having a tiny dick is bad, and that’s body-shaming even if you’re being Woke about it
2. it sets up the contrapositive: if bigoted people are ugly and unintelligent, then smart or attractive people can’t be bigoted. and that’s obviously false and a dangerous thing to believe.
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Dogs are so good!

Humans pay more attention to words we know than new ones. Dogs apparently pay more attention to new ones.

"The researchers hypothesize that the dogs may show greater neural activation to a novel word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so."

This means dogs love us and are trying to figure out wtf we're talking about because they think we will like that and they want us to be happy.

esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2

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...well, I think I scared someone off by being a great big jerk on the internet. Good job me.

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Two things that are simultaneously true:

1. I should not be calling myself garbage around other people

2. Telling me not to call myself garbage/insisting I am not garbage is unhelpful

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I need to find a trans community in NW Florida. I feel like I'm slowly falling to pieces, unable to present as male. If you're in the area, especially the Bay County area, can you please get in touch with me?

If you're not, can you please boost this so that area residents can see this?

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Father's Day is right around the corner, so I'm thinking about organizing a protest against dads.

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Nazis showed up to Pride, Nazis got chased out of Pride by LGBTQIA radicals and Antifa, despite heavy law enforcement protection.

Details to follow tomorrow, stay tuned, and fantastic work to everyone on the front!

#QueerPower #TransPower #BlackPower #PeoplePower

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vox media strike, unionizing Show more

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Nonbinary people, like you, are part of the overall queer/lgbtq community.

Even if nonbinary people are ignored or excluded by some in these circles, you will always be part of this community's rich history.

Pride is for you, too.

#nonbinarypride #nonbinary #lgbtq #nonbinarypositivity

I might have a laptop that actually functions by the end of the day, so that's nice

I waited too long to back up some files and now it's taking foreeeeever because there are so many of them

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@mawr Vox actually already has a union! They're the ones who organized the walkout. The walkout itself is because Vox execs refuse to listen to the unions demands, including raising entry-level wages

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Vox is on strike today- they're trying to unionize! ✊

As a result, consuming media today from Vox, The Verge, or Polygon constitutes breaking a picket line.

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:sm64_a: :sm64_s::sm64_c::sm64_a::sm64_b::sm64_p::sm64_l::sm64_z: ❤️

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