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It honestly rubs me the wrong way when other white people identify humanity as a whole as being awful and corrupt instead of taking aim at systemic factors which most of humanity isn't to blame for.

Humans (like all living things!) are pretty great, TBH. There's just a lot of horrendously unfair power dynamics and shitty ideology going around.

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The seventh annual international Gender Census 2020 is now open until 12th March!

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercens

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

swearing, mention of racism (against native people) 

my president had the audacity to say that marking 14% of national territory as protected native land is abusive. you fucking dipshit, spawn of satan, abusive was colonizers taking all of their land and then giving them 14% back to pretend they're kind and giving. seriously, fuck him

my country's government is trying to pass a legislation to allow exploration of native people's lands without their permission, while giving them 0,7% of gains, as if that means anything when their communities are being poisoned by the constant exploration of their (already limited) portions of land

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Much of the Amazon was planted and planned out by people. It took 4,500 years of soil building, careful plant selection and cultivation. Indigenous people did that. nature.com/articles/s41477-018

today's is my current project: my friend wanted embroidered frog socks, and who am i to say no?

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re: passing 

@lunely Fuck everyone else, live your truth. You don't need to conform to any external mold of what masculinity should look like, and passing isn't an inherent good

update: Water distribution has been stopped. The water company has detected detergent on the water station.

It's been almost a month with everybody drinking contaminated water and they saying everything is fine, and now we don't have water at all, unless we had it stored.

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passing 

I really pass better with my hair short, but like myself better with my hair long. I've been wondering about cutting my hair again for quite some time. don't know what to do

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non-violence (1/3ish) 

A thing to understand about those that oppose ‘non-violence’ is that it isn’t an opposition to acts that do not involve ‘violence’. The opposition is against activism that rules out ‘violence’.

And one of the reasons (besides things like 'we have every right to fight back’ and ‘nonviolence is an ideology that holds us down and protects the state’) that we oppose ‘non-violence’ is because that ‘violent’ is a term that can be warped to mean anything you want.

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non-violence (2/3ish) 

Quite often, burning a trashcan is considered violent but evicting someone from their home is not. Signing a policy into action that will leave millions without healthcare is not considered violent. Poisoning drinking water is not considered violent. But resisting those things is.

What is ‘violent’ is always defined in favor of those in power and in favor of the status quo. Maintaining the status quo is rarely seen as violent, challenging is almost always is.

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non-violence (3/3) 

So violent/non-violent is a binary that favors the powerful.
Those who oppose non-violence usually do not propose to replace it with violence, but with diversity of tactics and abolition of the violent/non-violent distinction.

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"Some cops are bad but not these, these are the good cops" isn't 'acab. It's cop propaganda.
The fact that B99 isn't flag flying anthem playing bombastic patriotism just means it's subtle well made cop propaganda tailored to people like us.
Which is, ya know, actually worse because it's more effective.

i'm finally on my meds! gonna kick depression's ass

acab and yes that includes your favorite b99 character please shut up

water situation still going on. manifestations happened yesterday, police was sent to contain the protesters.
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i've started making patches in interlining (i guess that's the name, who is english anyways), so people could just iron them on their clothes
i do have a bunch of interlining just lying around so it was great that it worked

water in my city has been contaminated for a week or so. it smells and tastes weird, and in some places it's dirty. the water distributor says it's safe to drink. medical professionals disagree, no independent tests have been made on the water.
people are having to buy bottled water or risking getting sick (lots are, hospitals are full). water is disappearing from supermarkets and getting super expensive in some places.
it truly feels like some kind of dystopic crisis sometimes.

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