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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

can't believe you listen to music any other way than downloading the full album in a lossless format, then pressing it on a 3d printed vinyl. you fool. you knave

@Catsandcatsandcats

is there somebody you forgot to ask?

doctor: i consent
patient: i consent
insurance agent: i don't

so what happened to the death of radtown? kinda glad cause I never migrated, though I haven't been very present of late

mangosteen facts 

"Mangosteen produces a recalcitrant seed which is not a true seed strictly defined, but rather described as a nucellar asexual embryo."

i'd let her "fork my distro" if you know what i mean

british people think they're immune to all the problems america exhibits despite being the second most capitalistic shithole on the earth that buttbuddies with the US

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consensus-building works for quakers. this is both an endorsement and an indictment

@soft truly thought this was some 90's character selection screenshot

when lindsey buckingham sings "lay me down in the tall grass and let me do my stuff" and when oogie boogie says "now with your permission, i'm going to do my stuff" they're talking about the same stuff

"Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated star of 'Juno' and Netflix’s 'The Umbrella Academy,' has announced he is transgender."

variety.com/2020/film/news/ell

A bad day for TERFs is a great day for everyone else

@finn eating raw chicken is just providing the chicken's source code to your stomach, it's up to the stomach to compile it, and of course upstream any improvements

I for one welcome our new comrade Elliot Page

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