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Hi everyone, today I'd like to write a short (lol) thread about a topic that comes up again and again in both leftist circles and discourse at large surrounding media. I don't have a definitive argument to put forward, but I hope to encourage discussion and to invite all of you to think critically and make steps towards a clearer understanding of what is often a rather hazy concept. I'll use CWs but be advised I'll be discussing upsetting things throughout.

So, without further ado: irony.

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If you've had the patience to read through the thread I wrote a few months ago about Eleanor Rykener, you'll be familiar with the fact that trans people existed in Medieval Europe, and that they were spoken about in terms that were quite different from the ones we use today.

For this sequel, I would like to offer a complement to Eleanor's story, by following up that account of a real trans woman with the discussion of a fictional transmac person.

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IT'S HERE!

Four months ago I reached one thousand followers on this account. I wanted to give the wonderful people of the Fediverse something in return, and I offered to write an essay on a topic of my followers' choice. They voted, overwhelmingly, for @citrustwee 's birthday bit.

And now, after months of waiting, on her birthday, it is finally here. Happy birthday Evelien. And thank you, to all of you, for making logging on worth it.

write.as/garfield/in-her-book-

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On the 2nd of September 2004, just as France's children were preparing to go back to school, the "Law 2004-228 of 15 March 2004" came into effect.

Nominally, this law banned anyone from wearing "conspicuous religious symbols" in schools. In practice, however, it was widely understood to specifically target Muslim students and parents, in particular those who wore the hijab.

Girls and their mothers were now forbidden from "conspicuously" belonging to their faith.

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In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.

Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.

This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.

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If you’ve logged on, you’ve already lost

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naruto voice: "What's up everybody! Here I am, in the 2019 film adaptation of award-winning musical Cats"

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out of curiousity, a question to those who were around then: does the public sentiment around israel and palestine feel similar to the public sentiment around apartheid in south africa?

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why the new vegas starting screen so loud

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Damn people love to shit on things, have y’all tried enjoying things instead? (Posting this so I can be demolished by the timeline)

my favourite one was during the strikes two years ago where every time i walked by striking workers i would just say "solidarity" instead of a full sentence like i was a fucking victorian or some shit and thats relentlessly amusing to me

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@garfiald @wintgenstein disappointing. my threads descend fully formed from the mouth of God down to my soul

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a lot of people on here are like "hmm i do not understand a single thing about what you're saying, anyway here's my problems with it, im also gonna be really condescending and act like this is a huge gotcha to this thing i admittedly don't understand!!!"

the best part of having ESL is i can use the language in utterly bizarre ways and no one is allowed to give me shit

gosh i really should write that thread huh

*watches media about a man being bad which constantly beats you over the head about how bad the man is, and yet is perceived by many of its fans as telling you the man is cool* hmm, i wonder if somethings going on here

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@garfiald we were listening to charlie parker one morning while we got ready to open at my last job when the boss came in

he said "huh, kinda sounds like charlie brown christmas" and changed the station to jimmy buffett radio

we roasted him so hard for that he took away our spotify privileges

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