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"It’s a popular myth that and exist on the same side of a binary. in particular is portrayed as the opposite of happiness — but happiness is an emotional state, and its opposite is sadness. Depression, like other mood disorders — and anxiety, psychotic, personality, eating, and substance-use disorders — is a health condition; the opposite, aside from never developing anything to begin with, is symptom management."

vox.com/the-highlight/2019/11/

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@DissidentKitty Harry Potter watched the main magic government agency succumb to radical fascism through corruption and inaction, and decided the best course of action for him to have a positive impact on the world we be to join that same agency

Yep, checks out.

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Liberals are obsessed with Harry Potter, which at first seems like a story about how your birth and background don't matter, but in the end is actually a story about how your birth and background are all that mattered. This hypocrisy - along with how Rowling is still celebrated despite being a TERF and a Nazi who believed that the evil Zionists created the gay agenda to destroy the proud Aryan civilization - is a perfect illustration of how Neo-Liberalism is just feudalism in disguise.

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When you think about it, the media people obsess over says a lot more about their politics than they realize.

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alberta pol 

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Feminist activist Radhika Radhakrishnan was targeted by right wing trolls on Twitter. Extremely crass comments, slut shaming, etc. If someone can contact her, please bring her to Mastodon. The least we can do to give her whatever audience this place can offer.

Today I'm reading up all about psychological defense mechanisms (prompted by a thing my therapist said) and it's fascinating, the things humans consciously or subconsciously tell themselves, just to survive.

We've evolved to be pretty resilient, really, and if there's someone who says or makes you feel otherwise, cut them out of your life.

<3

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yeah, actually. I should stop taking offense to all this shit. Going outside will solve the hundred years of oppression and genocide

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MLK Day Savings! 20% off all White Flights✈️ from Mastodon to Twitter 😌 Enjoy the scenic hell site and bask in the glow of never having to examine your whiteness critically. If a brown getting uppity at you for NO REASON AT ALL 😉 Just report them and relax🍹 , knowing that Jack "Nazis Are Good For Business" Dorsey will whisk them away for you. Ahhh, now this is civility 🏝️

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every bar of jazz music that you listens to makes you more intelligent. every bar of classical music makes you dumber. hip hop is neutral, trap is god mode

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You know what I'm talking about.

You talk to your racist grandma, and you just awkwardly smile and nod, because you know it's WORTHLESS to talk to her about why she can't call POC the "coloreds" anymore.

But you tell your friend on here, "Hey, comrade, that was in bad taste"

Why? Because you know your friend will listen.

That's what we are trying to do with you.

it's a sign of respect, not of hatred. Please stop acting like we hate you.

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Important thing for all who can see this.

If someone confronts you on your racism or sexism... that means that they like you enough and trust you enough to hear and listen.

If they didn't think you were redeemable, if they didn't think you were worth it, they would roll their eyes and just avoid you. Block on sight, shut down in conversation.

If we confront you about it, no matter how bruskly it may seem. It means that we legitimately think you are better.

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when is social media going to implement the "take your friend aside for a time and gently help them work through their anxieties and traumas that are putting them in a place of hurting and being hurt" user story

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How to apologize: I’m sorry, I fucked up. I’ll use this as a learning experience and be more self-reflective going forward.

How not to apologize: yeah I’m sorry I guess but you know if you’d been cooler about it I’d probably be more sorry right now so the blame is equal here imo.

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Making fun of someone for things that are accurate, bad, and in their control: 😆👍

Making fun of people for things that are inaccurate, not bad, or not in their control: 😬👎

This is not difficult, folx

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Just a reminder that 2020 is the UN's International Year of Plant Health. This year is all about raising awareness on how the health of plants can help people affected by hunger and poverty. Healthy wild plants are also vital to preserving the environment and biodiversity of both plants and animals.

Earth is a garden, and all of us are intimately connected with it. Try to keep this thought in your mind this year.

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When a party is born of an organisation legacy begins with being traitors to freedom movement, followed by being banned for being a threat to society and has only spread hatred and fear all the years of it's existence, that sort of a party which doesn't have heroes to look up to, validates itself by destroying heroes from every other era and party. Such people can never put the country first. They will always place their agenda of hatred first because that's the only reason they exist.

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gay sexuality and physical love is not a bad thing that needs to be justified or redeemed by romantic symbolism or emotional commitment, but it sure the hell isn't mutually exclusive with those things, and just because love is non-physical and cutely non-threatening doesn't mean it's substantial, healthy, or committed. Infantilizing gayness in its 'wholesome' forms is an assimilationist Pyrrhic victory, making some forms of gayness a commodifiable aesthetic and reinforcing the belief that real-life messy gays whose love is at all physical or complicated are too crude and sexual to be allowed in a society that has children in it

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My understanding of what history actually is changed dramatically when I learned that "we" thought historical warriors were predominantly male not because of studying the skeletons of dead warriors but because every time an ancient-ass white academic saw a skeleton with weapons / war trophies nearby they went "oh this one must have had a penis."

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