Eh, fuck it. I’m getting myself a SSD soon. Crucial or Samsung, though?
I neglect this place. I’ll have something worth sharing soon, but for now I’ll say people should read Silvia Federici’s “Wages Against Housework”.
Yes, it is the English dub. Shut up.
I just remember Galaxy Express 999 being a fucking trip when I was a kid. And rewatching it makes me very melancholy for multiple reasons.
I could never remember what the movie was after watching it, but I always had specific scenes in my mind. Now I understand why and it’s...kinda devastating.
Dysphoria Show more
Really struggling with this idea of me being trans being an evasion of my past or what I’m supposed to be. I’ve been caught between wanting to be free of my past and feeling that I deserve to be punished for it. And while some people in my life are understanding, saying that I have only functioned with what I knew and that I should not hurt myself based on my past, I’m afraid of meeting the people I used to know again, facing their scrutiny and undoing all the good that has happened.
The Onion Show more
"Young Girls Creeped Out by Older Scientists Constantly Trying to Lure them into STEM"
Hereditary and The Incredibles 2 make such a deep impact upon me they’re probably going to be some of my favorite media of the year.
Harrasment; Racial slurs Show more
On a personal note, San Diego is the first place where I was asked by a white woman if they could touch my hair. Also the first place where I was called a nigger and told I would be sent back to cotton fields.
Like, I’m no spring chicken. I’m from Compton, I’ve seen the aftermath of the riots, and I’ve been around other places in Los Angeles county a fair bit. But it still opened my eyes.
The frightening thing about gender as a black person in the United States is how nebulous it is. In order to be ourselves, we have to conform to colonialism. But doing so places us in a limbo, we’re either a fetish and or a disease.
And if our bodies and minds aren’t scrutinized by white values, we’re fighting recreations of them in our own spaces.
I’m so visibly trans at this point, I don’t know why I keep worrying.
Today on Why Is This My Life Now: a fox cub came into the house and stole a pair of my underwear off the drying rack
seriously, lets all stop saying "climate change" and instead say "climate crisis" because, really, at this point that is justified, innit
Los Angeles / Black Lives Matter call to action Show more
Tomorrow, Wed, Aug 1 at 4PM - 6PM
211 W Temple St, LA
"Stand with the families of those killed by police and tell District Attorney Jackie Lacey to step down for her refusal to prosecute any of the officers responsible for more than 400 murders of our people on her watch."
Getting over internalized meritocracy is a pain.
“Video games have become both the subtlest and the most effective kind of military propaganda: one that avoids direct ideology and instead creates an aesthetic framework in which the player/subject is rewarded for embracing technological and graphic sophistication in lieu of coherent narrative and complex moral considerations.” - Scott Beauchamp
Alta Noto’s, “Unieqav” is a fucking great album.
Upholding ideas of consciousness without criticism and work turns everything into a book club where everyone hates each other.
And I’m not weaponizing my identity by pointing out that marginalized people don’t win when that happens.
Even though I have critiques, I do feel safer when I’m here than some other sites.
Maybe its because I’m surrounded by different people, or because people here seem to take the consolidation of spaces/access for marginalized people a little more seriously given FOSS philosophies (again, not that there aren’t problems).
I do see it when I walk around where I live, too, for the record. I’m not naive. At least I hope I’m not.
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