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‘meritocracy’ is a shit idea bc people don’t have equal access to ‘merit’

‘merit’ is an intangible quality that straight white dudes are basically assumed to have and that everyone else might possibly obtain with enough time and resources

bc we are not starting from a place of equality, ‘meritocracy’ results in gatekeeping and perpetuated exclusion out-group individuals

a better idea: people collaborate and support each other to mutually achieve individual *and* collective goals

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So traditionally, at least in the states, when a baby is born the doctor exclaims "it's a [gender]" which means that most people's assigned at birth pronouns are it/it's 🤔

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The only ones who should be afraid right now are the Iranian people, as the world's foremost imperial power is currently gearing up to flatten them like they did their neighbor 20 years ago.

If you're an American or westerner, it's okay to be afraid for them, and afraid for the world as a whole, and perhaps even afraid because you feel helpless to stop the bloodthirsty military machine, but the feeling you should have above all else is rage.

If you can, go protest tomorrow.

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I stay off masto for months after w.l discourse and come back to find more, apparently?? The more things change the more they stay the same apparently

A revelation: talking to friends instead of self isolating actually rules

Me to friends: I know i haven’t talked to you in like a year or so but I was just thinking about you and I miss you!

My friends: oh my gosh it’s so good hearing from you I miss you too!!

Me: ​:blobcatmeltcry:

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Me rn: submitting to the mortifying ordeal of being known

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“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is.. ” Shoutout to Jocelyn Matthews for sharing this new-to-me Toni Morrison quote (fuller version here --> goodreads.com/quotes/3228728-t) #allthingsopen

Just started listening to The Magnus Archives and I gotta say, kind of obsessed

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It's also very weird that we focus on software; the big piece of infrastructure that is not and never can be free under capitalism is hardware. Unless and until we nationalize all metallurgy companies, your computer can't ever really be libre, since the very pieces of it were made by workers in the developing world in incredibly inhumane working conditions.

Ignoring that is ignoring the foundational violence of modern capitalism.

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Fuck a world of forced specialization. You can be a farmer AND a philosopher. You can be a carpenter and a portraitist. You can be a lawyer and an electrician. You can be a mycologist and a flautist, a bookbinder and a skateboarder, a chemist and a stripper, an upholsterer and an Aramaic scholar, a gymnast and a fisherman. You can be so many things, any combination of things that you love or like or are interested in or want to try. Idgaf! If you only want to do one thing? That's fucking awesome and good too!

But I refuse to accept a world where a farmer must be just a farmer, a carpenter just a carpenter. Labors of body, mind, and spirit can all fit together, no matter what capitalism says.

the office, just talking about a show that's been finished for 6 years now, 7.02 

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Cop violence / Con discourse 

Sometimes i’m not surprised, but uhh hey what the fuck

“5. I am a coconut aka white on the inside and brown on the outside, according to my husband.”

🤢 girl.... not to tell you how to live your life but you could do better

momstagram, gun mention, stalking 

instagram moms sell weird stuff sometimes but by far the weirdest is literal drug tests to use on their and their followers' kids when they get to "that age"

momstagram 

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