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Seeing a father of a ftm trans son asking for advice on the fedi AND getting tons and tons of (what I assume to be) useful advice and feedback in a troll-free, safe environment is exactly why this network is worth fighting for.

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UKpol, Government loses Bedroom Tax case 

I'm looking at applying for disability benefits and the whole process just seems overwhelming. The additional mental effort required is ridiculous.

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RT 🔐: Survey on Social Camouflaging and Mental Wellbeing in Autism, by a researcher in a group I'm a member of - needs another 100 participants and is particularly short of men: keelepsych.co1.qualtrics.com/j

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even the pioneer of gender reveal parties doesn’t like gender reveal parties

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LGBT scenes circa 2011: Use 'they' UNTIL you know what someone's pronouns are, either by asking them directly in private or by talking to their savvy friend about it. Give your own pronouns with introductions. Don't out people or pressure them to divulge pronouns where that might out them. Correct yourself if you use the wrong pronoun.

[long-ass game of cultural telephone later]

cishet liberals: call people by the pronouns that go with what kinda junk I think they have unless I don't know them and I've clocked them as a trans woman, then use "they" and ask for specifically their pronouns in public in front of other people who may not have clocked them. Got it, seems easy enough

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You know those visual recaptchas that ask you to identify road features like bikes, buses, crosswalks, hydrants, bridges, traffic lights, and other vehicles? I don't think I've ever had one ask me to identify a pedestrian.

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A reminder that

- I am not "becoming" a girl
- I do not "identify as" a girl
- I *am* a girl

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I'm still thinking about the Publick Universal Friend because like,

I 100% believe they had a vision of their own death, meeting angels, and being reborn with a genderless spirit,

and I also 100% believe that's a metaphor about getting so sick you confront your own mortality and resolve that if you survive this you're gonna live your truth and do what you want with your life and fuck anybody who stands in yr way

probably both of those things are true, religious visions are like that

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realising a fun microcosm of Jordan Peterson being wrong about everything in his Channel 4 interview

JP: "Women are more agreeable than men--"
Cathy Newman: "No we're not"

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There's an electrical box at work labeled "heavy duty support switch," and I feel called out by it every time I walk past

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UK 

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pol (uk context but not specific), 145 words 

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ukpol boris bbc funny cringe 

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True story time: Just as i was selling in to Birmingham to start my PhD, i got a very long distance phone call. It was Google. They wanted to fly me from England to Palo Alto to do a job interview.

I'm just starting my PhD, i said.
Well, can you come in next week? They asked.
But I'm busy for the next three years, i said.
How about the week after next? They asked.
I cannot take a job with you, i said.
But we're Google, they replied, completely confused.

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ukpol, Jeremy Corbyn, humourous 

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Apparently one of the Aldi shops in the UK was selling cheap Airfix models. They were cheap because the instructions were in Wingdings.

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