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even if we could abolish capitalism in a single day we would still have to deal with patriarchy, racism, nationalism etc. but if we can deconstruct these things we are actively sabotaging the capitalist system by attacking it's underpinnings

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ill, moving instances 

Still too ill to do much of anything. But! I'll be moving instances soon! I'll sort it out properly when I can access a PC, but please do follow me on @vicorva where I will eventually be making my home.

:tootplanet: is migrating and since I love everything about it, of course I am going with it. :)

Just found out the largest known structure in the universe is ten billion light years wide, takes up a 120Β° field of the sky despite being billions of light years from us, is made of a cluster of clusters of neutron star gamma ray plumes, and was named by a Filipino teenager who needed a title for the Wikipedia article about it (when the paper expounding its discovery didn’t offer a name).
Cosmology is fucking wild. Props to that kid what a legend

i don't know which is worse, that i spent an hour writing a mock scientific paper about how spiders would wear pants, or that i foolishly opened it in an alpha app that i KNOW has a tendency to eat files and it ate the file

health insurance workers should be retrained as grave diggers for their fellow health insurance workers

looking for a sensitivity reader (paid!) 

Currently looking for a sensitivity reader for a ~1,200 word short story. The issue at hand is a fantasy analogy based on a real-world trope that impacts Black communities, particularly Black women, in the US.

This would be a PAID GIG, so if you're interested, DM or email me ([email protected]) me with your bio/rates/timeframes/etc. Also happy to answer further questions, as required.

(Retoots also appreciated!)

Please ask me questions about service dogs. I love dogs, and I love service dogs :3 It's cool whether you need one, think you might need one, or are just vaguely curious about them and their handlers. I love all the questions πŸ’š :serviceDog:

#serviceDogs #assistanceDogs #disabilityLifestyle #spoonie #mastodogs #AMA

i just got sent a long and heartfelt email from someone about how OCRbot helps them and how they couldn't use fedi without it

they have vision issues and can't really caption the images themselves, and rely on OCRbot to do it for them

this is the first time i've ever seen someone with a physical disability talk about OCRbot and um, it feels really special and also quite strange that so much responsibility has been placed on it and myself

did you vote in a @vantablack poll this week?

feel free to pause this poll, change the answer, and come back to vote "yes"

Friends who do ruby rails development at use VSCode: Is there any way to get "go to definition" to open up the definitions for gems?

The Black Trans Travel Fund is a mutual-aid project developed in order to help provide Black transgender women with the financial resources needed to be able to self-determine safer alternatives to travel, where women feel less likely to experience verbal harassment or physical harm. This project was created out of direct response to the relentless and unacceptable violence Black transgender women across the country have been experiencing. We are currently providing our service to Black trans women in New York and New Jersey, and will be working to expand our efforts to other states soon!

devinmichaellowe.com/black-tra

#MutualAid #Transgender
#NY #NJ #Travel #Fund

asking for advice on hrt, meds, ftnb 

so uh. do any afab folks here have the experience of having been on birth control and then transitioning with hrt? i know this is stuff to bring up to my doctor but i wanted to hear of various experiences with it. im on birth control for period control and want to go on testosterone. i get that eventually i may not have a period being on hrt long enough, but wouldnt the estrogen directly conflict with the testosterone? would it lessen the effects? i take birth control bc i had extreme cramping and prolonged periods at one point in my life, but i dont know if i even need it anymore. i may be able to go without it, but is it possible to stay on it?

Reposted from my old account.

Hi Mastodon, could you take a look at these very beautiful #handmade #crochet blankets, made by my son J. *Proud parent emoji*

J is gay & trans & trying to raise money by selling his works of crochet art. He is working part time & does loads of community activism, so I offered to help by putting these up for him.

Reasonable offers are welcome. These are large & take many hours work. If you are interested & want to know more, let me know.
#transcrowdfund

Hi! As some of you know, I helped out some of my friends at @conservancy this year with their funding campaign: dustycloud.org/blog/conservanc

This was partly for fun, but it was mostly because I really believe in it. Conservancy does critical work in standing up for user freedom principles and in supporting tons of FOSS projects (lots of which you probably use).

There's 2 days left and over $17k to go. If you haven't donated yet, they could use your help! sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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