General request: if you post pictures, please please include alt text describing the image so that everyone, regardless of visual ability, can enjoy your toot.
Please consider asking others to do this. Optionally, reconsider boosting toots if they don't have alt text.
We all have an opportunity to help shape the culture of this place and I'd love, love, love if it were "oh, everyone posts alt text with their images because that's just what you do."
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
Zuckbook, anti-semitism, racism Show more
That's it. I'm deleting my facebook, because of this:
"Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros."
You asked for more technical explainers, it's what you get.
Top article this from Tom. Basic overview, heads to decent technical explanation (I learned some things), and a comparison against other browsers and how they handle the same task.
How #Firefox assures your sync data is kept private. And not some bs version of "private" that has you rolling your eyes.
uspol, antisemitism Show more
Hey folks, ironic jokes about your "Soros check" or "Soros money" aren't funny. George Soros is a dog whistle for "the Jews", and the ironic anti-semitism is super not appreciated.
Despite the gusty chill, we rode the #bike to the top of East River Mountain. 53 mi / 85 km of good friendship and good paceline.
dysphoria - plea to the cis Show more
please; i beseech you well meaning cis people. when trans folk of any flavor bitch about shaving - do NOT repeat the positivity mantra that its ok to have body hair, that hairy women are valid, etc etc. I know all that gdi
Even if every girl and lesbian on earth LOVED the level of hair on my tits - i am not ok with a gd bit of it and im gonna shave it - and its a pain so im gonna bitch about it. give me a solidarity fist bump, a pity kiss or a gentle fuck but please do not throw that feminism 101 stuff at me. I know intellectually that my problems with body hair are rooted in beauty standards - my dysphoria is not intellectual.
uspol, masto meta Show more
fash brownshirts, the Proud Boys, got collectively banned from facebook. if they come to fedi looking for refuge, block them and their instances. they are not welcome here! ✊️
A friend and I dropped down to Kentland Farm on the river by #bike on Sunday. You'd be hard-pressed to know it's fully autumn here just by the looks of the hills.
trans pol Show more
You probably know some people who are well-meaning allies, but are not going to show up to a march or write any kind of letter. (No hate. Not everybody can do everything.) These folks, however, /would/ be willing to sign a postcard. This is less good than a letter, but it's better than nothing.
Here are two PDFs of postcards. https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/lucan/Postcard4x6.pdf - standard American postcard format or
https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/lucan/PostcardA6.pdf in metric. These are grayscale, so printing is relatively cheap.
Conflict is not abuse musings Show more
I applaud trying to figure this stuff out but asking someone with a recent trauma to face the person who did them violence before they even understand the harm gives someone who did something awful a chance to reframe the narrative in their favour
abuse, harrassment, how society treats women Show more
And then you turn 31 and realize how absolutely horrifying the treatment was that Monica Lewinsky and Britney Spears received from basically everyone.
Monica (22) was harrassed by the most powerful man in the world and Britney had a breakdown after being marketed as a virgin for men to jack off to since she was 17.
I wish I could take back all the bad things I said about women who absolutely didn't deserve it because I internalized misogyny.
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!