meta, racism, white people stuff 

Alright other white folks when I taught kids and they would say bigoted things like tiny kids just cause they had heard it and wanted to hurt the other kids feelings cause sometimes children are monsters
We would sit down and talk about how words mean things and if words have been used to hurt people for being themselves then we need to not use those words and instead when we get angry to think about how we can stop ourselves in that anger
And those kids would get it so we should too

There’s a segment of ex-fedi users who went back to twitter because they feel masto is too “woke-poisoned” and I like to call them the “I just don’t understand why I can’t say it” contingent

Maybe don't go to the Wikipedia front page today if you have any gun triggers/phobias.

Imagining Marie Kondo as revolutionary leader, standing at the podium saying "this does not spark joy in me," then cutting the rope to drop the guillotine blade.

Here's a pepper spray relief solution you can make at home!

I've personally witnessed the efficacy of this solution against OC (pepper) spray. The person sprayed their arm purposely with it, let it sit, and then treated the affected area with solution. Relief was almost immediate. It's made from Liquid Sunflower Lecithin, Tearless baby shampoo, water, and magnesium hydroxide. None of these are controlled or overly difficult to obtain, and it is safe for use on pepper sprayed eyes. This solution should remain stable for a few days to a few weeks.

Here's a link where more information, including an in-depth development paper, can be found:


"We’re looking for stories about people who are planting the seeds for a totally different future, who are actively pushing for changes in their communities, who are imagining who they would be in another time and place, if they didn’t have to define themselves against stereotypes, systematic injustice and a dominant culture that excludes and harms them. Show us these visions."

"We are, as always, especially interested in submissions from trans women and people of color."

These are paid projects, circa $50-300.

the thing about racism is theres gotta be like 50 different layers of protection for poc and wild shit still slips through the cracks. its really on white people to learn how to see things from literally everyone else’s perspective

mh - 

came home from a really lovely dinner with friends to find someone stole two baby onesies off our front porch within an hour of them being delivered.

sometimes I'm so ready to be out of this neighborhood. this shit is depressing.

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