Recently we've been feeling like we're getting less out of social media than we're putting in. We're spending hours every day just trying to keep up with all the things on Twitter and Mastodon alone, and we don't want to for a while, so we're taking a break. If you need to get in touch with us still feel free to text, we'll try to check our notifications periodically. Bye for now, y'all!~
you: banning cars is sexist because less women bike
me, clutching a newly released study(1) to my chest, shrieking: people perceived as women are 3.8 times more likely to be recipients of unsafe behavior from car drivers. car drivers are astonishingly sexist.
"your path is right" affirmation
There's no "right way" to be plural, or trans, or kin. Sometimes what you do looks very similar to what other people do. Sometimes it's entirely different. Sometimes it changes over time
Emulating what you see to decide what parts work, forging your own path, and adapting as you go are all commendable ways of discovering your interpretation
We've been scapegoated and cast out from all sorts of communities for millennia, but even as people regarded us with fear, they often regarded us with reverence too.
Cast off from the rest of society but still important.
We have been spiritual leaders and mystics, thinkers and innovators, creators and artists, healers.
We see outside of the lines of what always has been, to what could be.
We have always been an integral part of our communities, even when they denied us.
pugs, the vinegar tasters
"The Buddhist pug on the left is concerned because they see life, and the popcorn, as salty. The Confucian pug on the right is not eating because they don't know if they are allowed to. The Daoist pug in the center, however, is happy, because they appreciate the popcorn for what it is"
@socalledunitedstates On a not-that-related note, someone was just telling me that in so-called Saskatchewan, one can get the deed to a house after squatting for only 36 months (as opposed to ~7 years in the US) due to the high number of ghost towns there. I keep kicking around the idea that setting up a commune in a ghost town would be rad.
Creepy Vendor: If you insist, then take this monkey's paw, but beware for it carries a terrible curse.
Man: Please, I'm not as stupid as I look.
*Two hours later*
Man: *dead eyed* *throws monkeys paw back at the vendor*
Vendor: You wished to see Taylor Swift as a cat girl, didn't you?
Man: No! Give me some credit!
Man: It was Idris Elba.
uspol, islamomisia, violence against LGBTQIA people, white cis gay men
I’m going to need the entire non-Muslim LGBTQIA family to sit down when it comes to discussing how “Islam” kills gay people, ergo Ilhan Omar, who has introduced bills to ban conversion therapy, and sanctions against Brunei for their *state’s* decision to execute gay men, is anti-gay and supports killed gay people.
I don’t see any of their non-Muslim faves bringing in this legislation.
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Mamabear, Ordinal, Passes For Real (She\Her, They\Them for all of us)
Plural and proud of it!
Never argue whether you've "suffered enough" to be valid.
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