Star Trek, sexism, racism
Yes. In defense of Star Trek, they often pushed against conservative ideology, but had to keep reasonably under the radar or circumvent it.
For example, the Uhura--Kirk kiss had to be done when the morality chaperone wasn't present.
Also the more revealing female mirror uniforms had also to be hidden from the chaperones.
The female uniforms are an interesting story in themselves. I used to think they are terribly sexist until I found out about its story and how it falls within 1960's fashion and the discourse of women's liberation at the time.
Star Trek has a lot of problems (eg. Ferengis) but it also did a lot of good things.
If you got kids and are doing parent teacher conferences genuinely consider buying them a thing or a gift card
**US reaches agreement to end European digital services taxes**
"France, Austria, Italy, Spain and Britain have agreed to withdraw digital services taxes on US tech giants in 2023, while the US will drop retaliatory punitive tariffs."
@robotcarsley Please also limit the emotions that your queer characters express to:
* Profound sadness because they will never be happy
* Profound sadness because of the tragic loss of their partner
Straights making out in film: Holy, pure, appropriate viewing for all ages, tongue is okay, close-ups too
Gays making out in film: A chaste hand-holding scene is rated R; a peck on the cheek is very risky, may be removed by censors; if it is a gay-film-for-the-sinful or a gay activism film to let the straights say "Oh I'd be one of the good straights", you are permitted one (1) kiss on the mouth lasting no longer than 0.25 seconds
First episode in new story is up on the website today. Special for my fellow queer Shakespeare fans:
What You Will (E1) -- A Queer-er Shakespeare
Their income model is to charge for their services based on a portion of the savings achieved by using their services.
The interview I heard aired in December 2020. At the time they were offering a promotion for municipalities with a population under 200,000 which gave free emissions reporting (for a trial period?).
there's a Canadian company that I heard interviewed that does emissions data reporting. Their name/website mentioned in the interview was electrifier.io , but I believe that name may have since changed because that url now redirects to https://www.alterum.energy/en/ . It seems they use a programmatic approach to determining emissions data for municipalities, which automates much of the manual work a consultant would do by querying databases (etc).
**Trans author Vivek Shraya on what she loves about being Queer**
"Canadian author and artist Vivek Shraya speaks to DW about coming out as a trans woman and why there are no straight answers to the Queer question."
29, plural, white, invisibly disabled, politically minded
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