I'm a gender expert (I've had a gender since birth)

#BorisJohnson wants to destroy the #Britain I love. I cannot vote 'Conservative | #PeterOborne | Opinion | The Guardian

What sort of time are we living in when an arch-Tory like Oborne can’t bring himself to vote for hiis own party? He’s not even centre-right.


#UK #Brexit #GE19

The most accelerationist politicians in the UK are Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees Mogg. Are they secretly comrades out do shocks tend to lead to the shock doctrine? Vote:

I'm on a waiting list for surgery that's currently over a year long and if more resource isn't allocated, it will just get longer and longer. For god's* sake, let's get rid of the Tories!

*Actually for my sake. I am in no way god-like.

The internet is real.

Therefore, whatever we do or say here has consequences that are not only for and on the online sphere.

I even wrote a fucking paper about it at Uni. No, the internet is not virtual. It is just another platform of communication.

It's just different than old media, like newspapers, because you can't 'touch' it. Yet, the consequences are pretty much the same, if not even amplified, for online you're dealing with way more a wider audience than an old school newspaper would.

This is why things like online harassment and bullying are so much the order of the day.

This is also why everything you say here, especially in public, matters.

All of this to say that yes, while we're communicating through a mostly text-based platform, there is gender online.

Every single word we utter or write is socially historically and economically contingent. Text has tone, and tone has nuances. And they may reflect gender, race, age, etc.

To deny any of it just because we're on mastodon... Is to deny the fact that the world is just not the same whether you were raised accordingly to what gender you were/are perceived as.

And THAT is a dangerous thing to ignore.

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The appropriate way to phrase this is: Twitter wants to make a Mastodon-clone. It's only fair.

Please vote today in the UK or else Alan Moore loses all his rights to Watchmen

I haven't voted yet only because Spouse told me to wake him up so he could go with me. I thought this would be because I've been complaining again lately about how inaccessible the polling station has been both times I've voted so far (both in May, sheesh what a year).

But he said it wasn't that. It seems like he just wants to be there, for the first time I get to vote in a general election. Bless. :)

He went to bed at like 3 or 4 so I won't wake him for a while.

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