Concentration camps in China
Today a new leak of classified Chinese docs are public: they reveal the operations manual for running concentration camps in Xinjiang, and the mechanisms of mass surveillance of Uighurs. This is a collaboration between International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 17 media partners in 14 countries #ChinaCables
If you're building software/platforms that do not include robust tools that one can use to effectively protect themselves from harassment, you're making the problem worse.
If you're not coming down hard on toxic and often violent bigoted behavior, you're contributing to the problem.
PV is proof positive that we don't have to deal with any of this non-sense if we just *try*.
If you have a bigot problem in your community, it's because you want it there.
Similarly, consent doesn’t make the ‘terms of service’ of facebook less shitty. A medical consent form doesn’t mean the conditions that made us sign that consent form weren’t shitty. And a romantic or sexual relationship where there is consent can still involve intense power imbalances and can still be abusive.
Consent isn’t a magic fix.There are questions beyond consent like: what were the available options? what options were missing? what’s the context? and very importantly: who holds power?
Immigration, racism, fascism, forced relocation
Ever sit and think about how the Obama administration deported more people than anyone primarily so those mean Republicans wouldn't call him weak, and in the process he built a forced removal machine that's now run by the white nationalists the illiterate TV clown surrounds himself with. And then Obama keeps punching left at the people who said this was a horrible mistake? Anyway
How's everyone doing today?
I found a great infographic on birdsite today about how stress levels affect #ActuallyAutistic folks
Here's the infographic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKMrd5cUUAEWu6j?format=png&name=large
Here's the thread about it:
I've been working towards something like this for months now, and it's great to find it fully laid out and clearly explained.
I am ecstatic to be back at level 1 (for now!) and able to be fully-functional-for-me
23 years old, Southern US
Vegan & Zero Waste
Punk & DIY
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