I'll be switching to this account as my primary one! Please go ahead and follow me here!
there is so much work to be done in each of our communities. providing food and other aid is revolutionary; not merely in the good it does in and of itself (which is much and should not be discounted) but also in how it lifts each of us up just a little bit more from the muck of our masters and moves us, collectively, towards mutual support and prosperity.
Historical note: ITS BEEN began as a spoof of / means of testing CW's when they were first introduced months and months ago and is probably one of the most Masto-specific memes
keep mastodon weird, gay and communist forever
meta? alt-right. new users pls read Show more
Just to let you know, Mastodon also connects to a few instances that run on GNU/Social, the codebase that Mstdn is based on.
These websites got a very early influx of users from sites like 4chan and 8chan, and you can imagine their demographic.
Unfortunately, these websites and their users often have a hateboner for Mastodon incidents and harassment is not unheard of.
Please keep in mind that GNU/Social development has nothing to do with these users. [1/2]
Politics stuff, leftist followers should read this Show more
So I'm seeing a lot of the newest crop of users are Leftists which is awesome!
But I'm gonna make it clear here and now that while I'm an anti-imperialist and I absolutely support #freepalistine, if I see any anti-Semitic bullshit I'll block you faster than an unpatched Windows box'll get owned at DEF CON.
Welcome new leftists please ask the nearest infosec nerd about opsec if you aren't already familiar with it
an instance you might wanna block: Show more
hey so a heads up... social.targaryen.house seems okay with letting nazis sign up and use their instance to spread hate, so you might want to block the whole instance, or move to an instance that isn't cool with that kinda shit.
thread here: https://social.targaryen.house/@wonderfall/3136674
and an example of an asshole here:
13. YOU! CANNOT! SEE! IF! SOMEONE! IS! DISABLED!
It is IMPOSSIBLE to see someone's mobility status by looking at them.
It's impossible to know someone's psyche from short interactions.
It's impossible to see weakness, pain, fatigue, and sensory impairments.
There is no way to "look autistic".
Not everyone with ADHD is hyperactive.
12. Stop labelling yourself with disabilities you don't have as a joke...
9. Stop it with the ableist slurs, will ya? Stop using them. Stop accepting them. Stop arguing with us how they're not actually ableist. Just stop.
"Crippled" isn't "broken".
"Lame" is not the same as "boring".
Blindness is not an adequate metaphor for ignorance.
Hate is not a phobia.
"Are you deaf?" is an asshole question.
Intelligence does not relate to morality.
Empathy does not equal ethical behaviour.
7. Stop assuming that we're somehow magically cared for by the Disability Fairy. We get locked up and abused in institutions, we are subjected to medical & psychiatric abuse and neglect, and we live in a society that considers our lives tragedies & not worth living.