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.
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 https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Twitter-Erupts-After-2000-Pro-Venezuelan-Accounts-Are-Deleted-20190203-0017.html
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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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
BREAKING: 93% of denver teachers in the union vote to go on strike! you ca n financially support them here https://www.gofundme.com/dcta-strike-fund?member=1508146&fbclid=IwAR1pEreq3v6kPAiPBZWnBZKfmSaO50Mo-KMHkBvEssaqvCg7ft8LDMu_lys
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.
40something queer enby into radical left politics, feminism, electronics, confectionery, & guns. what even is my life. @acetone_kitten on bird
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