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gender policing AMAB enbies 

I've met a lot of cishet dudes, and Job #1 for most of them was "protect guy and straight identity at all costs".

So why would a cishet guy pretend to be queer, or an enby? I'll tell you: he wouldn't.

So if an AMAB person says they're queer, or an enby -- they are. They're not "probably" anything else. There's no likely motive, esp. in this society.

ACAB and that goes double for Gender Police in activism, who should know better.

ATTENTION: FLICKR IS DELETING YOUR OLD PHOTOS!

If you had more then 1000 photos on a flickr account they are going to start deleting any photos before your most recent 1000 starting today. Go back up your shit asap.

reason number 47347948316 why Twitter needs to die: they just deleted 2000 accounts of real people who oppose US invasion in Venezuela, while there are many thousands of bot accounts run by the US-based regime changers which have been allowed to operate with complete impunity. this is Twitter *explicitly* taking political action on behalf of the coup. corporations aren't neutral telesurenglish.net/news/Twitte

how to stop PayPal from deadnaming you (to others) 

As anyone who is trans knows, PayPal in the US is shitty about showing others your deadname.

A workaround to stop this is to change your PayPal account to a business account (you don't actually need a business), then you can set the name that others see to whatever you want.

Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

sex, guns 

consonant to last boost: unlike Gregg, my dad did not teach me to shoot guns. my dad seemed to regard guns as unmanly somehow.

one of my boyfriends taught me to shoot guns <3

now i know how to suck cock and shoot guns :D

UK TERFs, stickers, safety 

A friend pulled a TERF sticker down today; used their keys and found a couple of razorblades behind it too (image: memo sent to Virgin Trains staff about this last September).

Remember to not use your fingers to get rid of this kind of shit.

hey

so

the us government is collecting public comments on a proposed rule change that would allow medical data about mentally ill patients to be shared WITHOUT the consent of the mentally ill person. This info could be shared directly to their family. Obviously this is awful. If you have the spoons, please submit a short, polite comment saying why this is bad:

regulations.gov/comment?D=HHS-

$, housing 

if i had $2 mil... well, i'd give most of it away to friends, broke trans kids, & revolutionaries, but i prob wouldn't change my life much. i wouldn't even quit my job. i'd probably buy, like, one or two minor sub-$1K toys.

but i'd buy a big apartment in a tower downtown and live there forever with people i love. no more moving every two years. no more long, shitty commutes. no more wondering how long i can stay in this overpriced town.

is that really too much to fucking ask?

fundraising for queer self-defense in brazil 

There's been another uptick of violence against queer people in Brazil. I'm posting this fundraiser again, since C4SS has now decided to match $500 in donations (an increase from the original $250). It's at $715 when I post this, so consider chipping in.

You can read about the violence and find a link to the fundraiser here:

c4ss.org/content/51609

by the way, in light of Events, i'm setting up shop at @acetone_kitten - follow and i'll follow back, if we're mutuals or know each other irl.

how are those migration tools coming along :/

local pol, teacher strike 

oh hey this is late but the LA teacher's strike won:

- a mandatory cap on class sizes at every grade level

- hiring full time nurses at every school

- a librarian hired at every middle and high school by next year

- 50% reduction in frequency of standardized test assessments

- a hard cap on number of charter schools

- 6 percent pay raise

this contract was ratified by an overwhelming majority of the union. these changes will benefit not only the teachers, but every student in the city public school system.

STRIKES. WORK.

labor struggles, charter schools 

this is a fascinating look into the vast damage done by the grift of privatized education, and at the attempts of some teachers' unions to actually fight back and stay relevant:
blackagendareport.com/some-ear

LB is an interesting discussion about the ethics and practice of shoplifting.

Godddd stop spreading the propaganda that entry-level retail workers are punished for other people's shoplifting. They aren't! I've worked retail for 4 years at 5 different places (Walgreens, Target - at 2 locations, Sam's, and 2 local places) and have never heard of this happening. Shrinkage is considered part of expenses, entry-level employees aren't expected to stop shoplifting (and are more often explicitly told not to), and this is definitely against company policy at any big chain

I'm sure it does happen under the table or at small businesses, but people talk about it like it's guaranteed every time you nick a drink. It's fucking not, and by saying this every single time someone talks about theft you're doing exactly what the capitalists - including the ones who enact this policy - want. They're holding workers hostage and you're giving in to their demands

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@crankycoyote : "as your partner, I need you to have a better retirement plan than 'Gritty, an AK and a pot brownie'"

this ruthless diss of my investment strategy will not stand, man

semi horny shitpost, boys 

i know everyone loves girls and all and that's _hella_ valid

and i know boys already have more good press than they need or really deserve

but: BOYS tho

trans boys
nonbinary boys
boys in dresses
some cis boys

i am very fond of boys, is what i'm saying here.

USpol, debt-striking. 

Debt strike. Just stop paying your bullshit loans. They literally do not have the capacity to collect on even a small fraction of delinquent title loans, for instance. The idea of collecting on student loans is a bigger joke than the mortgage bubble. Most our zombie economy is about using humans as cut-outs to fabricate value. All it takes is a few weeks of deliberate, clear inaction to crash it as an ultimatum.

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