you've heard of the spice girls, now get ready for the gayer version: the soy boys

I really sincerely hope no one feels precluded from joining or being active on this instance for not feeling β€œlatinx enough”. There really are no further qualifications than just if that’s a thing you feel you can identify yourself as. Identity is complicated & multifaceted and we shouldn’t have to shove ourselves into boxes. You can just like β€œbe” here, and be among peers that still all have different experiences. That was my goal of making this instance

Shane mcmahon is a cat, he just likes climbing up to high places


Trust your fucking self, you little shit

The reason why corporate social media sites remove spree killers' profiles is more to do with protecting the site than preventing the spread of the message. Leaving their profiles would show how a network of scum are allowed to thrive on a platform.

Autism, ableism, joke 

NTs don't have theory of mind

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Autism, ableism 

I think it's weird that NTs think that autistic people can't communicate

My dad is probably where I got the autism genes from and I can understand his emotions very well and yet my (presumably NT) mum can't understand his emotions because he expresses them differently.

I can read my autistic girlfriend's emotions very well because I've talked to her and saw patterns between her feeling some way and her making a facial expression or doing a stim, which are also different to "normal".

I actually find reading emotions of autistic people easier, and they tend to understand me better too. Even if they can't read my emotions, they are more likely to ask or believe me if I tell them how I feel, even if my emotional reaction isn't "typical".

NTs aren't better at communication, they just communicate *differently*, and don't bother to learn how to communicate with anyone who isn't exactly like them.

my name's lynne and i'm here to say, socialist girls are why i'm a lesbian

re: politics... thing 

btw i didn't mean this to be a subtoot of anyone specific or to condemn anyone. i hope that was implicit....

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politics... thing 

@lyliawisteria imho equating "nation states" and "countries" is a bad idea
and large states falling apart isn't usually followed by peace.
whereas if you message is that you love the people around you and you have a better alternative for your country's future, they might just listen to you and bring around change without (much) violence.

politics... thing 

@grainloom I think that's the whole trick of patriotism honestly

People think you have to take the good with the bad because there's this artificial concept of "nation" that we're taught is what holds us together, even though none of us chose where we were born and we have almost no control over most of what our countries do. And then we're taught that we're not allowed to reject that, because doing so would be selfish/evil somehow, because the nation = the people and if you don't love the state you must not care about people

Also, nobody wants to live in a failed state, right? so if you want running water and electricity you have to put up with stuff like wars and torture and spying and borders and prisons (because that's what "successful" states do). If you don't like it you can try to make it better, but you don't get a choice about being part of it, and you can't walk away without uprooting your entire life. There's no opt-out button.

Or so they say.

politics... thing 

i get that people in the US hate their country, but i doubt that it falling apart would be beneficial to them or to others. if you're gonna wish for something, wish for it to become better, not for it to fail.
imho one can be critical of nationalism without hating their country.

@weirdoslam punk is just "you know, i really like sick riffs and basslines...but i could do without all the keyboard solos"

So much of my writing is "What if this thing I liked didn't have the boring shit I don't like in it"

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