"In late capitalism, though, it’s easy to get swept along by prevailing narratives and for consumer choices to feel like a legitimate, accessible way to do good." Another powerful takedown of #latestagecapitalism from the good folks at Racked https://www.racked.com/2018/7/18/17578786/feminist-brand-apparel-capitalism
Yay! My #paymentsfn talk is up on Confreaks now http://confreaks.tv/videos/paymentsfn2018-making-them-pay-tales-from-the-immutable-stack I'm proud of myself. ☺
Ireland, struggle for a living wage Show more
#Ireland has fallen behind on #livingwage; women dominate in low wage work http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/living-wage-ireland-is-an-outlier-in-terms-of-its-high-levels-of-low-pay-4116976-Jul2018/
Sometimes when I see an article that says a group is marching for "LGBTQ Rights "or "Immigrant Rights" I just want them to remove the descriptor. They are not marching for some new-fangled rights, they are marching for the same rights the dominant group already has.
I guess more people should just be talking about "liberty" not "rights".
LQBTQ in Seoul Show more
30000 march in #Seoul for #LGBTQ rights, confronting right wing Christian counter protests. Activity by hate groups has been rising http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/lifestyle/30350087
Does this mean we should pay $25 for a 45-minute nap? No, Jesus, it means we need to fix our broken systems and live different lives.
I do so love these Racked articles. They are so secretly anticapitalist.
I finally sat down and watched the amazing documentary Kumu Hina about māhu/transgender Hawaiian culture activist and educator Hinaleimoana_Wong-Kalu. I am really struggling to understand what else whiteness could possibly be about aside from shaming, policing, and robbing people of everything that makes them who they are. #kanakamaoli #freehawaii #whiteness #hawaii
Ireland, transgender HRT Show more
#Ireland is considering dropping the requirement for a psychiatric assessment for #transgender patients before beginning hormone treatment, which requirement has resulted in a delay of 2 years before starting therapy https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/transgender-people-could-get-hormones-without-test-29f2cz3g6
Things I still love about the internet, despite all the things wrong with it these days:
The ability to bring culture from all over the world into my life.
Today's small example is radio streams from far away places. It's making me incredibly happy to hear unfamiliar sounds and rhythms in my living room.
"Perfectly Steeped: Pride Is Still an Elitist White Gay Fantasy" https://www.them.us/story/pride-is-still-an-elitist-white-gay-fantasy Yes, he said it. #blackqueer
You walk into the dark alley periodically looking back to see nothing but a dense fog. You meet your informant, shaking as they ask, "Is it safe to speak?" You announce in your best non-regional dialect, "Hey Google, Alexa, Cortana, Siri" and wait for a beep; "Good. We're alone."
"Black queer life is often this constant exercise of finding jubilation and camp in the face of tragedy and melancholy. Our protests are often mistaken for parades." https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/59q7yk/the-influence-of-black-gay-disco-legend-sylvester-is-everywhere #blackqueer #technoqueers
If you'd like to learn more about the Dream Foundry, a new initiative for helping out beginners in the field of speculative fiction (and hey, that includes artists, editors, podcasters, game writers, and translators, in addition to writers) you can check out the interview Jason Sanford did with the founders here:
I'm one of those founders, btw. This is a lot of what I've been up to lately.
Cute little article on the origins of the word 'glitch'