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Victimhood Show more

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re: Refugee Children Show more

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in constant terror of leaving my phone face up in a meeting in case some shit like "Cum Slurper favorited your post: pissing soup" pops up in my notifications

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Thinking about the nutritional content of sea water; i will become a sea water truther, and unlock the next level of human evolution.

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@lawremipsum I don't care how many ways you rephrase respectability politics it doesn't get less bunk.

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watchings FOSSBros not believe marginalized people, and then when they hear the exact thing from RMS they are like "ah, guess i was wrong. thank you for the civil debate" is both depressing and funny
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simplistic hot take, trans-hate, paraphrasing Margaret Atwood Show more

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The only thing I'm interested in is forward progress.

I do not care about white guys whining about how and why they can't continue being assholes without consequence.

I do not care about people who want to status of said white guys to rub off on them, so they underwrite their non-sense.

The way forward is clear. Either you do it our you don't.

Anything that doesn't contribute to that is just people putting their biases above progress.

Ha, and we know where that comes from.

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HEY. @Tusky is excellent. As of me writing this post, their Open Collective balance stands at $1592.59.

If people can get $200 more dollars in the till (that's $1792.59) by the end of the day tomorrow (36 hours for me, give or take a few), I'll match it with $200 dollars of my own.

I also challenge other folks in tech with a little money to throw around to match my match, even partially.

https://opencollective.com/tusky
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in The Speed of Dreams, by Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatista Liberation Army of Mexico (EZLN), he tells a story about how he keeps a single pink high-heel shoe in his pack to remind himself of the difference between charity and solidarity.

solidarity is when you find out what oppressed people need, acquire or do those things in accordance with their wishes, and doing so with respect and empathy. "from each according their ability, to each according to their need" is also a good definition.

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There's no amount of fealty you can pay, no amount of compromise you can give, no level of education or reason. Because this is not a battle of reason. These people don't want a better world if its not derived from hierarchy and capital, these people would rather be poorer than see Non Whites become the slightest bit less destitute. If that means their own children and grandchildren will die of thirst, cancer, malnourishment, or war, they say "So be it."

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If you have to keep reminding people your OPEN MINDED and PROGRESSIVE, you’re not.

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I track bigots on here because I like understand how these networks operate and I can tell it’s really not that many of them.

The reason they’re voice is so prevalent is because alleged leftists in the fedi not only give them space to operate, but defend their right to cause harm and harass people.

Kev of fosstodon is a great example. He swears up and down he’s not a bigot, but his ideology lines up perfectly with their attitudes.

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As anyone on my instance will tell you, I am extremely active when it comes to protecting the beautiful and dangerous people that have so blessed me with the gift of their participation here at Social. I don't fuck around when it comes to that.

So believe when I tell you making spaces safer is VERY possible if one actually puts the effort in to do so.

And the reason I am so critical of places that talk is that I know they just don't. Not b/c it's hard.

They just don't want to.

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@amydentata @mood I've always said it's more important to focus harm reduction more so than trying to reach out to bigots. It is impossible to negotiate with that level of hate and it's simply unfair to targets of hate to be asked to reach a hand out to be people still murdering them.

Bigots exploit the space that people give them to 'change' because they never will.

Which is why deplatforming them is so important.

Anything to reduce the harm they do is worth it.

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