if i am a undocumented trans person of color, from a nation where being trans is a crime punishable by death, whose very existence is illegal no matter where i turn, is this a safe space for me? when what other people call "politics" is just me trying to get through my daily life? and if not, fine, but be up-front about it. don't claim to be a safe space for everyone if you can't be a safe space for refugees.
i am worried about the way in which boundaries can become closets, and the psychic damage of not being able to live life without always having a warning out front. many of us are queer, i think we know those stakes.
again, i agree with pretty much every decision that has been made. these are just questions.
@marrus_sh I guess I've been viewing it through a different lense of like... I'm pretty mentally healthy in that regard, so I can exist on here and twitter but like... I don't have a particular place to just *be comfortable* without dealing with talk about stuff that I am already aware of and have already thought about.
Masto used to be that place but now we have all the #discourse.
@marrus_sh Honestly, I can't answer for sure if it is. To me, being undocumented doesn't matter, and the dream is to set the community up in such a way that if a problem comes up, we can step in and separate the people involved and explain to them what they're doing wrong, or be more sensitive to banning them if they're being malicious.
Because we don't have good moderation tools, we have to make ourselves more available to this. I hope it can inform Masto's future tools.
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