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I just randomly remembered the "succulent Chinese meal" guy and upon searching for the video to watch again, discovered that he's still alive and people basically discovered who he was three months ago

It's a little disappointing that he's not a Hungarian chess champion and world-infamous dine-and-dasher after all but I'm glad he's ok en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrac

Doing a quiz with Kit, I accidentally said the capital of South Carolina is Magenta.

Historical ableism, transphobia, etc 

...and this bit leads into the part I posted before.

("The excesses of female inverts [==lesbians] exceed those of the male. One orgasm succeeds another, night and day, almost without interruption. Jealousy is also as strong as among male inverts.")

Part 2 of 2.

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Historical ableism, transphobia, etc 

I thought I'd add some more from the 1908 book about "sexual pathology", which involves a doctor being very confused about the existence of gay, bi, lesbian, and trans people.

This bit is about visiting a queer nightclub. When he says "misogynist", he means "gay" (because he assumes gay men dislike women).

The book is "The sexual question" by Auguste Forel; this is from chapter 8.

Part 1 of 2.

In case any of you want to read the whole chapter, with many other references to trans people in 1908, it's chapter 8 of "The Sexual Question" by Auguste Forel.

It's on archive.org here. Let me know what you find.

archive.org/details/bub_gb_FtJ

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Trans people almost getting married in 1908; medical transphobia; sex 

Trans people almost getting married in 1908:

"When this scene was over, I took the young girl aside and expressed my astonishment at seeing her continue to have any regard for the sham “young man" who had deceived her. Her reply was characteristic of a woman: “Ah! you see, doctor, I love him, and I cannot help it!”"

Imagine how many trans people were never discovered!

Trans people almost getting married in 1908; medical transphobia; sex 

Trans people almost getting married in 1908:

"When this scene was over, I took the young girl aside and expressed my astonishment at seeing her continue to have any regard for the sham “young man" who had deceived her. Her reply was characteristic of a woman: “Ah! you see, doctor, I love him, and I cannot help it!”"

Imagine how many trans people were never discovered!

Update: The Derby Telegraph ran articles in 1935 and 1939 about a certain Kenneth Hicklin of Gerard Street having passed various RIBA exams. There was an architect named Kenneth Hicklin working in Derby in the 1970s. From this I surmise that he survived the war.

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Today I found a postcard someone had used as a bookmark.

This is a communal effort. Excuse the address slipping a bit but Comrade Whitcroft forgot your title. We have climbed Helvellyn, Skiddaw, and Scarfell— in spirit!— and tomorrow we are climbing the Langdales— also in spirit! —

From your own pippity pippity pippity pip!!— and Pop!

Today I found a postcard someone had used as a bookmark.

To: [written later: Sapper] K. Hicklin
[in pencil: 155] Gerard St, Derby

Keswick: 5.15pm, 6 Aug 1940

racism, David Starkey 

Some good to come out of this: it looks like his college is going to kick him out of his honorary fellowship.

fitz.cam.ac.uk/news/statement-

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capitalists: without the profit motive, nobody would do anything

modding communities: i have ported rollback netcode into super smash brothers melee

transphobia, D&D, silly 

"yes, but what's in your pants?"

"a small mimic"

sex reference? 

I was actually looking for stick figure clip art, but I got distracted by the doubtful accuracy of

"Stick figure different arms position set. Pointing finger, hands in pockets, waving person icon posture symbol sign pictogram on white"

alamy.com/stick-figure-differe

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Laura Hannan writes: "my mum, who crochets currently relevant stuff and decorates the sign outside her house made this and it made my heart feel fluffy."

Image: on a sign outside a house, four crochet mermaids of various skin tones holding placards saying "BLM", "Thank you", "Be kind", "Save our seas"

homophobia, queer history, legal 

Fun fact! In England up until 2014(!), saying a woman was unchaste automatically counted as defamatory.

In Kerr v Kennedy (1942) the defendant claimed he hadn't said a woman was unchaste: he'd said she was a lesbian, and that's not really sex. The judge didn't agree.

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ukpol, hunger, slightly snarky 

I just got an email from the Labour Party:

From: Rebecca Long-Bailey
Subject: Tell your MP - Don't let kids go hungry this summer

And I'm thinking "She *is* my MP. Couldn't I just reply to the email?"

(If you want to sign: action.labour.org.uk/page/cont )

My (state) high school's houses were

Anglia — yellow
Mercia — blue
Northumbria — red
Wessex — Green

I was in Wessex. I never throw badges away. Here are my 100 and 200 house point badges.

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