In the middle of writing something on AO3 that is...to not mince words...about the trauma and survivors guilt that the AIDS epidemic inflicted on a generation of gay men and one survivor trying to wrestle with how it affected his life.
Most people dont leave comments but I've gotten two so far calling my work "pure and wholesome" 😑
I think people are not used to seeing works about this subject that arent straight up trauma porn.
And now I'm back here where I can finally vent about it! Thanks for putting up with that if you've made it this far!
Eventually I got sick of being treated like a contagion, so I deleted one social media account for [special interest] and locked the other one. It felt liberating to be free of those people but also lonely and isolating
And whenever I would publicly interact with anyone who was a mutual friend of both of us??? In 24 hours or less boom! that person would softblock me. What was that person saying to those people??? I'll never know...
It's all fun and games until you say one thing that goes against their POV. Then you're their enemy #1 and because it's such a niche thing, you can't avoid them. They're EVERYWHERE.
Fewer than 40 percent of those with a hearing disability work full time, data shows. "If you can't hear or speak right, you're not going to get a job," says Amanda Koller, who is deaf and –– despite her master's degree –– struggles to find employment.
@paeneultima Federation is opt- in. You want see anything from any other instance until somebody from your instance follows someone there. Or until you use a relay.
“I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” Minton told Mazzei. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”
White Americans keep telling us they don't give a shit about a healthy nation. They just want to hurt people they don't like. That has been most prominent motivation for the white vote since the country was founded.
capitalism, ableism, money, angery
#ableism is one of capitalism's most brutal weapons, and there are a hundred ways it might kill you with it - and insurance bullshit, cost of care, financial bottom lines that push you out - that shit is straight up evil. if we're not the casualties today, we could be tomorrow. we have a lot more in common with the homeless than the billionaires.
White cisgender Jewish bisexual
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!