Pinned toot

Lots of things are social constructs, like race, gender, art and Tuesday.

Various dictionaries claim that ‘underpants’ in UK/Commonwealth English refers exclusively to men’s underwear. I think this is arrant nonsense. What do you think, fellow word nerds?

“The LORD has sworn by his right hand and his holy arm: I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies, and foreigners shall not drink the wine for which you have laboured; but those who garner it shall eat it and praise the Lord, and those who gather it shall drink it in my holy courts.” – Isaiah 62:8–9 (NRSV), preëmpting Marx by two millennia

Still too bloody warm and humid for me to get anything done.

Even including ZWJ sequences, there are far fewer emoji than there are, say, Chinese characters, so I’m not sure how well it’ll work.

SephAmbition: Create a conlang that uses emoji as a logographic writing system.

You know, it would be nice if this roll of solder had its melting point written on it somewhere.

Is anyone else uncomfortable with the fact that the GNU project’s main image-editing program is named after an ableist slur?

fictional war 

Fun fact: homeless people are in fact people just like you and you shouldn't be afraid of talking to them or touching them

(This is in response to the Scottish Government backtracking on self-id; probably not widely reported outwith Scotland.)


she was like "Well Actually people equate youth with attractiveness, therefore you cannot be mistreated" and im here like... first of all the "youth" in question is more like a twenty something than a teen, second we were literally just talking about how fetishistization of a trait can be a facet of oppression? what are you Saying

thinkin about how at my high school we had a social justice class and at some point we were basically introducing concepts and the teacher was like "alright can anyone give me examples of ageism?" and we all started talking about times adults treated us poorly for being teens and the teacher was like "... no not like that"

My theory on why so many of us queers love the cosmic horror aesthetic so much is basically that we're all very used to feeling like the universe around us is illogical cold uncaring nonsense with made up rules and arcane ancient rituals.

"Why am I not allowed to kiss other girls?"
"Why is that activity something that only boys are allowed to do?"
We get vague answers like "Because that's how it's always beeeen!" and "It simply isn't done!!!", and fuck me if that doesn't sound like you're surrounded by an alien cult with rules that don't line up with actual reality. Only natural we start to see the universe that way.

I am thoroughly, disproportionately furious about this article and the fact that it was shoved in my face by Arsebook.

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