nazis, freedom of speech
Nazis are against freedom of speech. If they have the power, they will take it away. Their opinion is not just a different opinion, it's an intolerant and an intolerable opinion.
In fighting against nazis and not giving them space we do more for freedom of speech than all those freeze peach goblins.
Thank you #Tusky!
You can literally watch capitalism punish a company’s profitability in real time when they improve working conditions.
This is why creating a kinder workplace through reform will only ever be a temporary fix.
The whole system is rotten from the inside out.
"Divisive rhetoric" discourse, abuse tactics
And most of all, it's abusive behavior. "Divisive rhetoric" and by extension, "respectability politics" as a whole is all strawmanning and gaslighting.
Those are tactics used by abusers to force obedience by making the victim believe that their anger is misguided, by redirecting the conversation to make said victim believe that they're hurting the one(s) who are seeking to (or otherwise do) control them.
"Divisive rhetoric" discourse
When people are like, "You can't say that because it's divisive, I'm white/cis/male/straight and I never did anything to you", what you're doing is taking an expression of frustration or anger about systemic oppression and making it about soothing your own feelings.
With the added implicit threat that if someone continues with this behavior, that you will revoke your solidarity with them.
Which, in turn, means that your support is conditional on the behavior of the other party. It's a way to exercise control over how people talk about oppression by centering it around the oppressor class.
a really cool thing you can do for trans girls (and other trans girls) is to just hang out doing nothing except taking care of each other. It can be platonic, make tea and have a few hours of quiet reading time.
I think this is good partly because it reminds us that A, it's good to spend time together just recharging our batteries
B, it's good to relax and have no expectations of each other. ime, that feeling does not come naturally to trans women. it can feel like we owe something.
Actually inventing or producing things is at best the path to small-time wealth. The really big fortunes -- the billionaire kind -- instead come from controlling the circumstances under which other people are allowed to produce things.
-- Kevin Carson
%A commercial company enslaved a nation comprising two hundred millions. Tell this to a man free from superstition and he will fail to grasp what these words mean.
-- Leo Tolstoy
A Mother’s Day Reminder
Time for a reminder: Don’t Mention Mother’s Day to Strangers! Don’t wish random women a happy Mother’s Day! You don’t know if they: lost a mother, lost a child, suffer infertility, had a miscarriage, or something else. #MothersDay can be painful for a lot of people.
As a person who lost a mom painfully & suffered infertility and miscarriage, I beg you. You don’t know people’s story.
"show your c*ck" is what I got as my first message after I signed up on that #dating #app "Romeo"... raises questions: 1) what world am I living in? 2) can there be a higher level of insensibility? 3) when do we stop being SO focused on c*ck? 4) should I just sign off? 5) why can't there be a reality filter for me to not see these kinds of people anymore? ... I could go on but I guess 5) is the most relevant. What do you think?
#joboffer someone out there who's got a little photoshop skills and wants to shop about 10 pictures of me? guessing it takes about 3-5 min per pic... I'm willing to pay up to 4 EUR / 5 $ per pic but maybe you'll do it for free? ;) *WARNING: quite erotic content, but nothing "offensive"*
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