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@moss I just finished the dispossessed a few weeks ago and it's my favourite book in the world, am gradually making my way through her books. She's a voice that we're going to miss increasingly over the next few years I think. Have you seen the speech she gave about capitalism to a room full of publishing executives? I hope one day I'm half the person she was

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musings on trans medicalisation 

So many countries mandate lengthy bureaucratic processes to validate people as Definitely Trans™, removing agency.

Some people may want to be able to talk things through, and find out what the options are, but that's a hugely outdated model to be applying unwaveringly to *everyone* coming through the doors, when online social circles can provide much more real experience of what transitioning is actually *like*.

Rather than transitioning being a time of giddy anticipation, the established systems enforce a rigid process as spontaneous as a NASA launch.

Why are there no consequences for those who put such systems into place, and those who enforce such, when we see the disastrous results of the waiting times that arise? These have developed over many *years* - more than enough time for such processes to have been modified toward Informed Consent.

Why involve GICs in *every* case? If a GP can establish that the person knows what they're asking for, what medical reason is there to /not/ begin an appropriate regimen, and leave the GICs as a resource for those who actually need or want them?

Transitioning can and should be a time of unparalleled joy. We need to impress upon those controlling such institutions that we are aware of what we wish to bring about within ourselves, and wish only their assistance; ultimately, *we* should be in control of our bodies' destinies.

It's now time for these institutions to undergo their own transformation.

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UK HRT shortages 

Anyone know where I can get my Esradot prescription filled in London?

UK HRT shortages 

Anyone know where I can get my Esradot prescription filled in London?

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white people love prayer bc it combines meditation and asking to speak to the manager

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D&D lets you live out all kinds of fantasies, such as:
-Having everyone call you by your preferred name and gender
-Having a big group of friends who do everything together
-Making a reasonable wage as a freelancer
-Being able to murder the terrible leadership of your country
-Getting 8 hours of sleep

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Trans, bittersweet 

But sometimes it hits me, just how much time was misused, lost to pain and confusion. Wasted? No. But spent in needless harm and struggle.

Imagine a failed marriage, or an expensive difficult degree you didn't graduate from.

Like that, but more so. And for longer. And deeper confusion and isolation.

Transition is miraculous. But sometimes I'm struck with sorrow for the girl I tried so hard to be. I wish I had those years back.

Don't wait. 🖤💜🖤

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Trans, bittersweet 

Going on testosterone 3 years ago felt like restarting my life, beginning again as a 13-year-old boy and rocketing through adolescence and early adulthood. It's been fun in a lot of ways to relive that life, closer to how it should have felt originally.

And much of the time now, I feel, and live, like a guy in their mid-20s -- kinda been around, a bit reflective, still figuring out exactly what they wanna do and how best to do it.

1/2

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@ queer creators

im a budding musician & wanna practice more, but have trouble finishing tracks, so i want deadlines

if you're making something, & you want free thematic music, & don't mind if it sounds generic/amateurish

dm me! i don't want money, just deadlines & prompts :3

boosts encouraged! :boost_ok:

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📢 Ten Forward moderation announcement 📢

The following domains have been preemptively suspended from Ten Forward:

gendercritical.club
gendercritical.space

Reason - these are domains owned by the known TERF admin of spinster.xyz who is offering them to anyone who wants to set up more (presumably TERF) instances.

Sun Sep 8 20:47:37 UTC 2019

#mastoadmin

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#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.

:blobangery:

Read more: medium.com/@hamed/github-block

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We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

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every programming language has its niche. for example, java is perfect for making you want to turn off the computer and go outside forever

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I program for over 20 years. I just closed some tabs from yesterday:

"how to create directory in python"
"concat lists python"
"load 2 models tensorflow"
"how set pythonpath"

and some others.

And yes. I have a masters degree in informatics.

You don't need to learn things that you rarely need & are just 1 duckduckgo away by heart. Knowing that they exist and what to search for is sufficient.

Important are the thing you cannot search. Concentrate on those.

#ImposterSyndrome #elitism

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@lynnesbian the concept of a (grilled cheese) sandwich rather than a grilled (cheese sandwich) is provocative. this is why I appreciate outsider art

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On transition 

“Being a transgender woman in the world can be challenging at best and deadly at its worst, so you know it’s not a life change that you go into for any other reason but absolute necessity.” -Amy Ray on Laura Jane Grace

I really find this take annoying, perhaps because it is such a widely held belief. While transition has proven to be one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life, I don’t relate to this characterization. I know it’s true for some people, and I am glad they find it works for them, but this kind of universal narrative is the type of thing that delays transition for people.

I didn’t wait until the pain was unbearable to do it, all I waited for was understanding what I was experiencing.

There’s something really dark though that says one can only transition as a last resort, and I just never saw it that way. When I realized I was trans I saw the opportunity for happiness and I chose it, I actively chose it. It was and is not something I backed into.

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Manderspid, a spider with all the powers of a person (in debt and has high blood pressure)

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