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RT @Frances_Larina@twitter.com

Caitlyn Jenner is running specifically to oust the Governor that helped protect transgender kids, teens and adults.
She's running as a Republican, showing her support for the party that made providing trans health care a felony in AR & is trying to expand that effort nationwide.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Frances_Larina/sta

cryptocurrencies are a nerd's joke project gone too far and are now actively harming the planet in several ways. fuck cryptocurrencies all my homies hate cryptocurrencies

race & racism in the Broken Earth trilogy 

@Stoori ugh I hate nonhuman races as standins for nonwhite humans and it's a big part of what turned me off to fantasy in general. The nonhuman races got quite a lot of exploration in Star Trek: DS9, which is my favorite Trek show, but a lot of them are also problematic as hell.

race & racism in the Broken Earth trilogy 

An excellent example of exploring racism without going straight to white supremacy is the #BrokenEarth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, where race supremacy exists but the "master race" is not white in Earth terms. The people considered genetically superior, the Sanzed, are bronze-skinned and tall, and phrenology has entered people's thoughts with characters judging people based on how much Sanzed blood they have. Even the protagonist is casually racist at times (toward a character who'd read as white in Earth terms lol), showing the all-encompassing power of these systems.

Of course, it's very clear that the blood quantum stuff is bullshit and this race's so-called superiority is based on their being the denizens of a powerful genocidal empire, not any natural advantage.

So yes, it's completely possible to explore racism without making white supremacy the default or centering white characters. Choosing to do either is a choice, not an inevitable mandate.

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Gentle reminder to creators of worlds that white supremacy, while it is currently dominant in our world and seems all-encompassing, is neither inevitable nor "natural." It isn't even all that old. It arose under extremely specific historical circumstances, and can go away when circumstances change. To posit white supremacy as some kind of inevitable default without those specific circumstances is to give white supremacy more power than it has by unquestioningly imposing our current assumptions on worlds where the background conditions don't exist. It's incoherent worldbuilding and comes close to saying that white people are naturally "superior." I understand that authors want to explore real-world issues in their works, but it's ineffective if the integrity of the work is compromised.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others looked the future of user-centric, high-choice, high-freedom software in the face and decided to kill it. That's unforgivable.

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"Is that a skillet?"
"No, it's shaped differently..."
it's an...
Unidentified Frying Object

pol 

@FreyaManibrandr @Jaded_maple905 thats because a lot of these folk have internalized christianity to the point where they cannot function without the hierarchal dogma and the rhetoric of ultimate good vs ultimate bad and the world being in an eternal struggle. they've swapped on messianic figure for another without really realizing it. its not all together that different from the people that worshipped trump. to them there needs to be a leader, a figure head, to validate them.

capitalism dystopia, mh apology ~ super corny 

i feel it'd be crummy to leave it there, so uh there is something i tell myself when calming down a little bit, even though it's really corny

but i feel like it helps now and again to consider humanity as one big organism. Like "evil" sort of boils down to "hurting the collective," even if it's one member.

The fact that a human typically needs to make up a justification to do harm says we're deeper programmed to function together than to fall apart.

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Yeah, I do agree with this but I do believe that a lot of leftist take this shit way too far. Where they believe that nobody can disagree with them because they are somehow way more enlightened than anybody else. I've always found that to be weird and creepy

A case of the white leftist 

Have you ever noticed any time someone says anything in solidarity with black people just white people run to do something like this. This is a white leftist doing this by the way. White leftist don't ever talk about Palestine until it's got something to do with them not caring about something because they said something positive about black people. By the way this is dangerously close to blood libel

BMI | Dieting Culture | FatPhobia 

Reminder that BMI is a bullshit standard invented by a white supremacist who thinks phrenology is real, and continues to be pushed because the people responsible for directing the weight standards with BMI are directors of diet clinics.

So remember, fatphobia isn't just wrong, it's fascist. It tears down your self esteem by dehumanizing you and then profits from the induced insecurity.

More on this: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzC

racism again (this stuff is my job, don't expect me to slow down), referencing events 

like okay i think i have this out of my system for the moment but uh like

no. no you don't get to enjoy being white. that's not how it works. the entire CONCEPT of being white was created as a superiority thing. WE did this. not anybody else. White people are the ones who decided that white meant "the domineering ethnicities." I mean, that's how races get homogenized and "turned white." that's the criteria.

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If you're an educator and you feel the need to use digital "proctoring" spyware, consider why your class makes people want to cheat.

uspol, police brutality against Black woman 

They’re actually claiming that driving 10 MPH over the limit is reason to deploy a spike strip and deliberately physically injure someone is custody. washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

This kind of crap only makes sense when you understand the point of policing as enforcing a racial caste system. She didn’t immediately submit to white authority, so they dispensed extrajudicial punishment to keep her in her place.

Tear down the whole rotten edifice.

Too many people still don't understand that you don't need to be a racist person or acting with malice to perpetuate racism and cause harm.
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