"NSFW" as a CW
friendly reminder that the phrase "not safe for work" erases sex workers and centers white collar workers above all others (including disabled non-workers and asexual folks) who may need a heads up about what's contained in the post.
there are better ways to tag "NSFW" content. some suggestions:
- nudity: sexual or nonsexual
- partial nudity
- sex or sex acts
I have a gift for you
The folks at the cat food store gave us a gift, and I’d like to share the bounty with you.
(No cats were harmed in the making of this pic. He thought it was his new walking harness, so he went to the door to try to go outside. I took it off him, and gave him treats. Now he’s napping with it.)
fighting antifatness: when fat people clap back
“Thank god, now let’s hope this fat bitch doesn’t buy all the cupcakes.” In an epic move, Blossom decided to clap back — by buying all the cupcakes in the store.
“I had an older woman come up to me while I was on [a stationary] bike. She put her hand on my shoulder and said ‘don’t worry honey, you’ll get there.’ I said ‘bless your heart, this is a stationary bike. Where do you think I’m going?’” —AJ
a quick refresher about ableism in the English language
spoiler: it's ABUNDANT. yes, even in 2018.
"Idiot, imbecile, and moron were, not so long ago, used in a psychological classification system, and each one was assigned to a fairly specific range of abilities." from Merriam Webster.
Disabled Feminists (sadly now defunct) selection of ableist word profiles:
Autistic Hoya's lengthy list of ableist terms:
ghost looks for jobs
almost every tech job posting ever:
"we're committed to diversity in tech....
....we're looking for someone with 5+ years of experience....
....in very specific technologies....
....which have historically been extremely exclusive and prejudiced....
...and consequently only cis guys have experience in these technologies....
....so we're going to hire an experienced tech bro, because business needs are business needs."
disposable straws, or how the disabled are destroying the planet
plastic straws are the devil's tools, but factory farms, leaded water, and oil pipelines get a pass?
stolen from twitter:
While Joseph Friedman's original concept came from observing his daughter at a soda fountain, the first targeted sales of the "flex-straw" were to hospitals in 1947. "Bendy straws" are now frequently cited as an early example of #UniversalDesign. #disability #history #straws
alice in wonderland
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.
FOSS-worship shitpost; cw: capitalism
if you "FOSS OR DIE" fucks spent half as much time lowering the barrier for entry for everyone who says "i'd love to use FOSS tools but i don't have the skills/time/physical or mental energy/computing power to run a [proprietary/capitalist software] alternative" as you spend shitting on people who can't adopt that aforementioned FOSS alternative, you FOSS fucks would have singlehandedly shut down the entire proprietary software industry by now.
US concentration camps
meanwhile, trump makes a well-timed announcement so fucking asinine that i was initially convinced an onion article went viral (trying to create "space force," a new branch of the military), which is a fantastic way to distract everyone from concentration camps for children. even folks who get their news from late night tv and satire shows are probably not going to get much about the true horror show going on, because ZOMG SPACE FORCE LOL.
US concentration camps
you know when you're witnessing an accident and all time stands still, and you're frozen like a deer in headlights?
taking children away from their families is something the U.S. excels at. imprisoning or enslaving children & families for not being WASP enough is also something the U.S. excels at.
there is no reforming a country or government founded on this much blood and hatred.
there is no reforming a country where the law is more important than life.
diet/nutrition/sizeist research, capitalism
a major Mediterranean diet study that everyone loves to quote has been retracted.
it turns out the study wasn't quite as random as they claimed. and even when accounting for this error and bias, people following a Mediterranean diet did have some health benefits, but these benefits were not caused by the diet itself.
you know what DOES improve health outcomes?
drug & violent game mention
once upon a time, i had a terrible job but all i did was sit in front of a computer and do easy low-stress computery things, so i stuck it out as long as i could. they wouldn't let me have internet access, so i used a floppy disk to install a Tamagothi (http://studiohunty.com/tamagothi/) and i took good care of it, giving it lots of smack and speed and angst. when it grew up and finished its life, i had nothing keeping me at that job any more. so i quit.
Jail support request
Political prisoner Jay Chase's birthday is June 12. Jay is imprisoned despite the laws in question being deemed unconstitutional, and as far as I know, he is still not receiving medical care for his degenerative chronic illness.
If you'd like to send him a birthday card:
Jared Chase M44710
Dixon Correctional Center
2600 North Brinton Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021
or something from his wishlist:
a reminder of something you probably already know and have heard a thousand times:
the concept of "selling your body," as bigots like to refer to the profession of sex work, is not unique to sex work. anyone who works is selling their body. selling their time, intellect, strength, looks, feelings, physical health, and/or mental health.
no form of labor is better or worse than another.
Fuck the status quo.
Fuck just about everything.
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