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"recognizing trans people diminishes women" is the same shit as "recognizing LGBT marriages diminishes straight marriages" and hearing it isn't any more convincing this time. Just trying to stoke a fake-ass rivalry between people bigots are terrified of facing as a united front

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The thing I like most about Fedi is the diverse range of people who do amazing art, culture, poems, books, software, volunteering, activism, protesting, parenting, florespondense, walking, birding, biking, coping, or sometimes just making it through to the next day. It’s just so utterly human and I love it all. It’s made the pandemic almost bearable and that makes all the difference. The difference compared to other platforms is like wine vs water. A foundation of pure humanity.

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"One in 5 Gen Z adults self-identifies as LGBTQ"

Do you remember how *lonely* you felt as a teenager? There were dozens or hundreds of kids but there might be *one* out kid you knew? You felt like everyone understood something you just didn't. And all along, there they were, right beside you, and you just didn't know, or they didn't feel safe to think it through yet.

Blows my damn mind.

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If you have a stronger irritation threshold than I and wish to go hunting, Weird Tales is a good place to start. It always published women pretty freely, even if you couldn't identify them, and in the 40s the editor role transferred to Dorothy McIlraith (one of several notable woman editors of that scene in the era). Funnily enough, you'll see several dated references to the decline in quality of Weird Tales (and Short Stories) under her tenure, despite the magazine continuing to stand out among its competition and follow a similar trajectory to other pulp magazines.

How strange! We definitely don't see any similar judgments levied toward the contributions of women in roles of authority today, or find their work devalued over time!

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i have Feelings about how recipes aren't copyrightable because theyre "a series of steps" but computer programs are (a piece of software is literally a set of instructions to the processor)

i am pretty sure the reason is just sexism

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feminist satire getting more bite 

"Liberals will tell you a fetus isn't viable until 24 weeks in, but that's inaccurate. If the fetus is female, it never becomes a person. Women aren't people at any age."

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Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

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Some period tracking apps will share your data. Stay safe, use one from @fdroidorg without Internet permission.

Possible options are:
drip (safest!)
Periodical
log28

All of these apps don't ask for internet permission and thus can't share your data. Drip goes the extra mile and explicitly opts out of Android's backup framework so your data won't be backed up on Google servers.

Please boost for those who need it!

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RT @hmntre@twitter.com

Of all the devastating things I read yesterday, the one that will stick with me longest is the American Academy of Pediatrics having to release a statement about the grave consequences of forcing children to give birth.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hmntre/status/1540

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#Abortion #Privacy

Abortion Privacy.

This guide is rather basic, and is clearly aimed towards normies, but it’s a good starting-point for folks who might not already be privacy aficionados. Merely researching reproductive care could soon be a crime in your area, and basic digital opsec will help you stay safer.

digitaldefensefund.org/ddf-gui

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Vatican praises U.S. court abortion decision

inkl.com/a/WAkprXHygzy

Heaven forbid a woman’s right to choose should limit the supply of altar boys for Catholic bishops to bugger.

#catholicChurch #vatican #pope #catholicism #religion #fundamentalism #childAbuse #abortion #humanRights

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The battles we’re fighting for our privacy aren’t just to make our phones and computers private places today. They’re to keep our homes, cars, and minds private places in the future. They’re to protect our personhood and stave off autocracy.

#privacy #humanRights

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I just left my house wearing a dress for the first time in my life :blobcathappy:

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