i am given to understand there are new people
therefore, an #introductions post for me again!!
i'm the fairy princess of sprite.land and i dislike monarchy, capital letters, and geographical distance
i like people and song lyrics and quiet radicalisms
i have a lot of names at different times
some biographic data: mid-20s computer security person ~monolingual white relationship-anarchist-ish alloromantic queer pan gender-fluid non-binary trans often-girl college dropout in chicago
And a reason why I have had to block so many ppl on Birdland is bc I was sick of seeing that shit.
I don't want to trigger or upset people, but I will also not silence myself and others bc your liberal day was ruined when I spoke about the truth of racism & gender.
To continue from what @horsemaths said, Black & POC bodies have become a spectacle, what I always said, in particular with art practice, a site of violence.
An issue ppl (moderates, liberals) only care about when violence has been followed thru upon them. Shaun King LOVES to participate in this over whelming need to pass around news/photos of people in pain or death.
I don't advocate that.
My thoughts on CW are as follows:
if you're going to hammer people into using them simply bc you want to pretend there aren't issues that people are facing, then you are purposefully trying to force us out the way Birdland did.
I appreciate the fact that the CW are there so that ppl who are going thru it can pick and choose what they engage with. I'm for that. I think it is thoughtful and the way forward.
But to use it as a censorship tool, is not.
There is a fine line. A fine fine line
CWs, casual (and not so casual) racism Show more
I've been sort of boosting "use CWs!" because of an influx of people that are "dirtbag left" (who are known to spout sexist and ableist slurs in order to "look working class"), it's *also* true that white people on here will get on their high horse and start to use CWs to get people to effectively tone police people of color talking about their own experiences and lives.
Strong suggestion: don't do that, either.
Essential journalism, transphobia, violence, ACAB; Jacksonville, FL Show more
In Jacksonville, FL, four Black trans women have been shot in the last six months. Local law enforcement's transphobic response has outraged the community: https://www.propublica.org/article/deadnamed-transgender-black-women-murders-jacksonville-police-investigation
there's a tv man named Wolf and nobody bats an eye so go ahead and name yourself Fairy if you want to
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
masto ui want Show more
can masto maybe not show me all the stuff i want filtered whenever i go to filter out something new
it kind of conflicts with the purpose of the feature for me because it means that if something is hurting me to see and i wanna go filter it out; i have to go look at a list of all the other stuff that hurts me to see before i can filter it out
morality of wealth Show more
"Bill Gates is such a good guy for giving away 48% of his net worth"
but he still sneezes more than I earn in a year
He shouldn't have that much money to give away - redistribution shouldn't be up to the rich.
I'm glad he's giving so much away, but how many other billionaires don't?
i have a patreon now! if you like the work i do with rustodon, distributed/decentralized/federated systems, hecke.rs,
romhacking, gateware, music, vj shit, open source laboratory equipment, and weird machines in general, perhaps throw a bit of money thatways (servers cost a bunch!)
HIV, scientific study results, good news! Show more
"Zero transmissions mean zero risk – PARTNER 2 study results announced"
"The chance of any HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the virus to a sexual partner is scientifically equivalent to zero, researchers confirmed at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam today. "