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"Family Values" / "Traditional American Values" has always been racist and people never realize it

Christians can't pretend they're not racist

I don't see any reason to celebrate the 4th of July, democracy in the United States is at risk

I hope Mastodon allows users to change their username whenever they want

Watching the news on tv is like watching horror movies

Unfortunately, there is no privacy in the United States...

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transphobia, us politics, abortion, suicide mentioned 

Gentle reminder that abortion access is DEFINITELY an LGBTQ+ issue. This moment has a lot of cis-het female voices, and it should, but the immediate ramifications are going to hit anyone with a uterus -- lesbian and bi cis women, trans men, nonbinary people.

It's also going to affect all femme people, with and without uteruses. It will change the way they are treated and looked at by others, consciously or subconsciously.

That is part of the point of this judicial regression.

Include the concerns of all trans and nonbinary people in your activism for abortion rights, please. Especially those of pre-transition trans men. This group needs to be vocally and specifically included in calls for activism.

Forcing those guys to go through with pregnancies isn't just cruel, it's going to be an actual suicide trigger for some. Believe me.

They are more at risk from this legislation than the average person is. And they will have exponentially fewer resources, and exponentially fewer people to help them -- as usual.

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It's amazing how those supreme court judges don't care about Family Planning and Privacy

Two things the United States doesn't care to protect:

Safety
Privacy

Supreme Court's Gun Decision Is Disrespect for Victims of Texas School Massacre

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@stux I refuse to view TikTok videos and never like them on this or the bird site. People don't have a clue that the Chinese government has access to all their information and movements from that app!

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A common U.S. response to paid sick time, paid maternal leave, paid parental leave, healthcare, reasonable drug costs, education, etc., etc., is that no one is "owed anything." That's wrong.

What kind of society are we if parents don't get the time and support that other societies provide? For people on the purely economic side of things, it still makes sense. Healthy kids and parents who can properly care for kids contribute right back to you.

A decent society and democracy are the result. That raises the quality of life for everyone.

These are principles established, followed, and proven in countless other societies worldwide, and even here in the U.S. in pockets. The alternative is an increasing underclass of uneducated, unemployable, and dependent people. Good luck with that, U.S. No investment, no return; only costs.

This article also addresses the racism element behind these attitudes. Ever present.

The U.S. Leaves Parents On Their Own for a Reason-
theatlantic.com/family/archive

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