anarchist documentary crowdfunding
You may have seen the incredible documentary series titled 'No Gods No Masters' about the history of anarchism from the early 1800s to 1939.
The filmmakers are currently putting together a new part of the series, covering the history of anarchism from 1939 to the modern day, and they are currently looking for funding to help get it made. They have met their initial goal, which means it will be broadcast in France. But they're still trying to meet their stretch goal, so that they can broadcast the new films internationally.
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Saying "any pronouns are fine!" doesn't make you a good ally
Okay so I want to preface this by saying these are general trends, and there's a whole lot of exceptions.
A thing I notice really commonly though is that when spaces where people are asked to give their pronouns, quite often people I perceive as cis -- and it's usually people I perceive as guys -- will make a big point of saying "any pronouns for me are fine!"
This doesn't actually help. I know the thought process is to show that you're cool and hip to a world that doesn't have as much in the way of gender expectations, but. Really. I promise. Having preferred pronouns is fine. Saying "anything works!" smacks of performative allyship and, in practice, means we have to guess for what pronoun you're actually listening for -- which defeats the entire point of people giving pronouns.
If your assumed gender identity has always fit comfortably, it's easy to feel like gender isn't a big deal. It's easy to think "yeah whatever is fine, I'm cool with things." This is especially true if you know that assigned masculinity is a prison. I can say in confidence, though, that if you've lived a life where people continually made the wrong assumption, pronouns can become a very big deal.
So, really, I promise, it's fine to say "I use he/him pronouns".
You don't have to change your name just because people think it's for a specific gender. If you like the sound of your name, there is no need to change it just because of an arbitrary gender label people put on your name. Do whatever makes you most comfortable.
McDonald's worker: "Hi, can I help you?"
Me: "Help me? No comrade, you should be helping yourself! For you earn less in one year than your CEO does in one day. The true value of your labour is being stolen by people neither of us will ever come into contact with. There is a solution, comrade: organization. Join the One Big Union today and organize your comrades from the bottom-up into a truly independent trade union that will organize in your interest, both by achieving short-term gains and by focusing on the long-term goal of overthrowing this rotten system that looks at exploitation and calls it profit, that looks at robbery and calls it property. Do not give yourself over to brutes, people that don't care whether you starve or work yourself to death, the only people that can organize the workers are the workers themselves. Solidarity forever comrade, long live the revolution!"
McDonald's worker: "..."
Me: "Chocolate milkshake, please..."
CTA ATTENTION ALL FEDIVERSE ADMINS:
On July 4th Gab is coming on to the Fediverse by switching over to Mastodon on their servers.
This means that you can shut the door on them today by preemptively have them fully suspended from your instances. So your users do not have risk getting harassed by any of their users, and they from the start be blocked off from major portions of the Fediverse.
Thank you for your consideration and