cuz im black bitch!!!!
The development of Mastodon as a code base personifies this mantra because it bills itself as an ethical alternative to twitter, but in reality it replicates many of the same issues twitter has, especially in terms of privacy because it flat out refuses to consider the specific needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities in online spaces.
There is so much hostility specifically from white progressive spaces to communities that do not align themselves with its ideals.
I previously shared some ways to access the film if you don't have Netflix. Feel free to message me if you need help with those ways and I'll try my best to help!!
I'm listening to the #FridayFeelsRadio playlist in my dressing gown but I'm picturing myself in a cut off black t with a leather jacket perched over my shoulder, combat boots, and perfect black eyeliner so it still counts.
I don't want to hear how hard it is to build apps, software for historically vulnerable communities. Don't tell me how frustrating it is to connect with marginalized people to 'help' them.
Hard is women having to hide their identities because sexist ass dudes won't leave them alone.
Hard is Black/Brown folks having to deal with unrelenting streams of hateful and racist bullshit just to be online.
If you want to help, put in the work. Otherwise, shut up.
Notifications on fedilab are still inconsistent 🙄
@ArtistMarciaX @marxxndotphoenix Also not quite on point because Black people's anger as a response to racism and fictional portrayals of Black people's anger tend to be discussed separately, but this Audre Lorde presentation from 1981 on anger as a response to racism is worth it in itself (and would be an excellent resource for creating and critiquing fictional portrayals). https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/speeches-african-american-history/1981-audre-lorde-uses-anger-women-responding-racism/
With not that much effort, one can easily find the origin of a lot of prejudices still in play to this day.
@ArtistMarciaX @marxxndotphoenix A brief search only reveals discussions of the general "angry Black woman" and it's surprisingly hard to find portrayals of anger as a specific response to racism or angry Black men, for that matter. This history of the Sapphire caricature does touch on the issue. https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/jimcrow/antiblack/sapphire.htm It's telling how Michelle Obama didn't even have to show anger to provoke white outrage--she was branded as angry and threatening for merely hinting the U.S. is not perfect.
If you don't want people asking for support on your precious newsfeed, maybe tackle the structures that force them to ask for support, yeah???
sex work, mutual aid
The Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement have set up a hardship fund for sex workers in the UK who are experiencing financial difficulty right now, if anyone can donate the link is here https://www.swarmcollective.org/donate?fbclid=IwAR1HrDma2q4Try7_Tw5cel1NHOAtgf6i4DwAo-vuOTUfkOJX34tSZ0Tj2sc
Btw, all the things I'm sharing are things I've tried myself (wouldn't want to accidently steer you down the wrong path). That's how I know about the busted no audio or subtitles version lol. Of course there's always risks with these types of things (especially if you don't use ad and other blockers on your web browser), but I tried to mitigate the risks for you as much as I could by only sharing things once I checked them on my own computer first.
I just checked and Atlantics seems to also be on popcorn time.
I use this app all the time. It uses torrents but it doesn't store them on your computer in the same way a regular torrent download would (it's contained within the app rather than as a direct download.)
cuz im black bitch!!!!
A silly instance of Mastodon for queer folk and non-queer folk alike. Let's be friends!