Shifting over here from @embolalia to have an actually somewhat interesting local timeline.
Thinking about trans individuals of species with very noticeable dimorphism;
a trans doe who is very proud of her antlers and decorates them every day
a trans kangaroo guy who uses his pouch as a pocket
a trans peahen who shows off her tailfeathers
a trans bull who is perfectly happy with his lack of horns, because he tried prosthetics and they just kept getting in the way
She's been living in a
For ninety years now she's been
On that ride
All the other passengers
She's still inside
Vam-pir-ic hunger grows
For more centri-
fugic souls for my
She's my uptown gi-i-irl
(Supplying victims to my)
(Torquing blood out for my)
Linux, codes of conduct (-)
While we're talking FOSS cultural patterns, one we should work to stamp out forever is "It's hard to use, which I like because it keeps people out". That attitude is born partly of Linus' mentality all these years and it has to go. The leftist imperative for free software is that *nobody* deserves to have their computing experience controlled by corporations.
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I'm about to give a candidate the first 45 minutes of what will be SIX STRAIGHT HOURS of interviews. This obviously would disadvantage a candidate who is physically disabled or aneurotypical. I don't feel like I can say that, though, because the last time I spoke up about the company doing shit that disadvantaged those groups, I was told if I did it again I'd be fired.
TIL that there's a dialect of ASL used by Black Deaf people, which grew out of racially segregated Deaf schooling. And that it carries the same stigmatization among Deaf people (the racist ones, anyway) that AAVE does among English speakers.
trans formative experiences (+)
early transition is kind of like spending an entire year at the optometrist
"1 or 2?" "heck i can't tell, it all still looks like a bunch of squiggles"
"1 or 2?" "agh 2 2 2, 1 is worse than no lenses and it's already giving me a headache"
"1 or 2?" "uhhhh 1 i guess?"
"1 or 2?" "2 ... wait hang on, i can see all the way down the hallway now, cool!"
trans formative experiences (-)
i've been lucky; i skipped the parts where:
- your first optometrist shrugs and says you probably just have a glasses fetish
- your second optometrist says you don't need glasses because you could see well enough to drive here (you took the bus) and you should try to be a better ally to folks with actual vision problems
- your partner says they could never be attracted to a glasses-wearing version of you & packs their bags
I've been livetweeting my way through this "Lesbian Health Matters" my mom got in med school, pre-AIDS, over on birdsite. Re-uploading and redoing captions would be a lot, so go check it out over there.
Vulgar but vulnerable vulpine. They/them. N.B.: Enby. Stealing the rainbow from god.
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