We're not meant for this world. We're meant for the stars, the oceans, the manifold geometry unlike those we know. Send me on a modulated beam of light to other solar systems. Upload me into a robotic shark under the ice sheets of Europa. Teach me how to navigate the indefinite orthogonal group, so I can be as familiar as I am with my childhood home.
realpolitik, the dispossessed
there’s this important point in The Dispossessed about the means and the ends. an anarchist says, the means are the ends: it is our goal to live together humanely, and doing inhumane things to reach humane ends is inherently self-defeating. to a fascist, the end is all power and valid means include anything that grows that power. everyone inbetween these ideological poles must contend with the dynamics of realpolitik: that without power, you cannot prevent the powerful from dictating available means; but if you sacrifice humane means to accumulate power, you make it harder and harder to use that power for humane ends.
If you fuck up.... That's okay! It happens.
What you need to do then is legitimately apologise, actually understand where you went wrong, and then fix it. Make a legit effort to learn and fix it.
You get called racist? We are all unlearning generations of racism. Just admit it, apologize, learn why it was racist, and correct yourself.
No need to make a scene. No matter how embarrassed you are.
Just apologize and move on. You can gush about your embarrassment later, after you patched it over.
I want to make a positive announcement. Since July I have been working as a contractor on the @write_as desktop app! It’s a small contract with a budding company, so it doesn’t pay rent yet, but it’s income.
Any contributions or pointers while I’m looking for more work would be greatly appreciated.
Cool, prime portraits: using prime numbers to make pictures of people.
About the "nonbinary crossbow"
I designed the "nonbinary crossbow" about a year ago. I'd like to explain the meanings behind each element.
First off, there are the mirror of Venus and spear of Mars--traditional symbols of female and male identities, respectively.
But the central circle is intended to represent agender identities, and the incomplete arc to represent demi-identities.
In other words, it is my desire for this symbol to represent *all* genders or lack thereof--through the lens of trans- and nonbinary-normativity.
Hey y'all. My girlfriend is helping out with summer camp at her church and is deeply hurt because the church, which is usually so accepting, is insisting on deadnaming a 4 year old trans girl. She's told the leadership that this bothers her and they've said they're willing to talk with her. She wants to bring resources to demonstrate why this is so bad. She's mentioned scientific studies, but I was wondering if anyone out there could provide some trans voices on the issue. TIA!
Anyone know what this is? It grew pretty rapidly in amongst the potted climbers.
#florespondence (this is appropriate, right?)
You should design your pages in the browser: https://www.dan-davies.co.uk/designing-in-tbrowser
Remember that time MS bought GitHub and I decided to take a "wait and see" position on the issue?
Well, I've seen.
bring on the h+ future
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.