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Pronouns update:

Hey folks! I'm not sure if it's the end-all and be-all, or final term, but I'm pretty sure at this point that I'm genderfluid, and am updating my pronouns to he/they/she. Feel free to refer to me by any of these pronouns (or any others, really, except "it" or plural pronouns).

If I'm being particularly feminine, you are encouraged to refer to me as she (but don't have to). If I'm in a Mood™ I might request a specific pronoun (like she) and would appreciate it if you use it in that thread or at that time.

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So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.

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trying to read an article and discover that it's been taken down, or your employer blocks the domain? (maybe because it's a labor organizing website...) Use Google's cached version, or the Internet Archive, to read it.

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for all of our sakes, teaching the next generation of men empathy, and generally dismantling toxic masculinity, must be a top societal priority

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hi I like friends and also am a thirsty polyam but am also mega shy and don't like bothering people so like feel free to dm me or reply to me I am full of love and affection

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I just wanted to share with you this beautiful shot of my tools. Because they are so beautiful. #mastoArt

kant: we should only do that which we could posit as universal law. for example, were everyone to steal, this would destroy the concept of property,

me: hell yea

kant: it would contradict—

me: 'steal everything always'. got it

@FirstProgenitor no don't be androgynous in ways I don't approve of you're so hot aha

Everyone’s always like “I love androgynous men!!” But then see an androgynous person with a high pitched voice and thin eyebrows and eyelashes and go “omg it’s a woman”

Going chaos mode and using 2bh instead of tbh

libs really think getting rid of Trump without altering any of the economic and political conditions that lead to his rise will make everything better

why is it that the only people with healthy masculinity are butch lesbians, trans men, and enbies

(btw I'm not a tankie, I do not rep Stalin or Mao)

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There were three people suing in today's decision about LGBT employment rights. Only one is still alive to see the decision.

Donald Zarda was fired from his skydiving instructor job because he was gay. He was fired in *2010*. It took 10 years to get to this decision. He died in 2014.

Aimee Stephens was fired as a funeral director when she came out as trans. She was fired in *2013*. It took 7 years to get to this decison. She died this year, in large part because she lost her medical coverage when she was fired and thus was not able to afford proper medical care for her medical condition.

Gerald Bostock, the sole surviving plaintiff, was fired in *2013* from his county job in Georgia for "conduct unbecoming of a county employee." His conduct? Playing softball in a gay softball league.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

So NYC is disbanding its plainsclothes units of officers, which came out to be 600 cops.

1) thats a lot of fucking plainsclothes cops

2) apparently that's still only 2 (two) percent of all the cops in the nypd

3) according to the ny times, those 2% of cops were rresponsible for 31% of cop shootings in nyc

nytimes.com/2020/06/15/nyregio

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