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Trans rights are human rights.

Black lives matter.

No human is illegal.

Love is love.

Their body, their choice.

Science is real.

Kindness is everything.

P.S. If you started following me due to this post, PLEASE look at my profile and decide if it's for you.

Make sure general nerdiness, tabletop roleplay, and other related pursuits are the kind of content you want to see in your timeline.

Our values obviously align, but our interests/hobbies might not. No hard feelings if you unfollow. 😉

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It’s important, if you can, to give the new folks a little bit of grace

They’re coming from the most toxic place on earth, a carefully perfected hate engine

They’re expecting everyone to be horrible to them, for many, that’s all they’ve ever known of online interaction. They’re expecting to be manipulated, dogpiled, and abused.

Some folks will slip into their new place and fit right in, others might be a little feral at first

I’m not saying to ignore abuse or bad behavior, I’m just saying, WE can do a lot to show folks how this place works and what we expect from each other

And remember, they’re coming up from the bottom of a cold crushing sea

There’s a lot of nitrogen still dissolved in their blood, and they might need some time to decompress

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The liberal reduction of a mass shooting that resulted from years of escalating genocidal rhetoric and violence towards trans and queer people (made possible by the media and the state) to being simply an issue of gun violence is a fucking insult as far as I’m concerned.

We’ve been sounding the alarm about how we are being actively targeted in organized attacks via social media, mainstream media fear mongering and misinformation about trans healthcare, forced detransition of youth, and more. But liberals want to make this all about guns.

The violence towards us is not a result of individual pathology. It is not dangling outside of history, the accidental result of too lax a weapon’s policy. It is organized, historical. It will not be disappeared by a strategic application of gun law.

Guns are such an easy focus for liberals because casting them as the main *cause* of mass violence allows them to flatten all incidents of mass violence and escape having to question the ways they are connected to and constructed by other forms of social violence in our society.

It allows them to think that the way to solve mass violence is through some bureaucratic adjustments to gun law, rather than having to look at the way that mass shooting is but one expression of a system of violence organized to erase entire groups of people from social life. A system that they are complicit in and regularly benefit from.

In reality, guns are tools. In the hands of reactionaries they are used to strengthen systems of violence. In the hands of the marginalized, they are used as tools of protection from a system of violence that very literally wants us dead.

When you focus on legislating away guns, you engage in the liberal fantasy that gun laws will be applied evenly across all populations. In reality, the reactionaries will, by and large, keep their guns, because they are ultimately allies of the State.

I don’t think guns alone will save us, but I do think that removing tools of protection from marginalized communities who are actively under attack, and telling us it’s for our own good while our enemies remain armed, is NOT what solidarity looks like.

Btw, the enemies that are armed are not only lone reactionaries. But the police also. And I’ve yet to see a single liberal in favor of gun laws be as avid in their desire to apply those laws to the police as well 👀

Regardless, the cause of mass violence will never be as simple as the accessibility of firearms, no matter how much you want it to be. Mass violence against trans and queer people happens because our society is literally organized towards that end.

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colorado springs, mass shooting, lgbtq, trans 

it is an extra kick in the teeth that today is #TransDayofRemembrance. I am #trans and #gay and very very afraid (I am not in #Colorado). We have been warning about #fascist violence for some time and we NEED #cis people to step the fuck up. Call out those #transphobic "jokes." Don't tolerate #transphobes in your circles. Don't allow it to be normalized one bit. Block and report #TERFs on Mastodon and elsewhere. Educate yourself on the issues. Educate your reachable but ignorant family and friends. Silence and apathy provides fertile ground for #fascism to grow. This is how we die.

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Can Adobe please hurry and port their software to Linux? I really want to pirate it

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huuuuge fan of L Frank Baum’s oz series.
yes give me that fantasy land ruled by a trans communist lesbian princess, inject it into my veins.

less a fan of his call to genocide native americans. that was extremely not cool

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Nonbinary people are either like "let me pull up three different flowcharts a pie chart a linear regression of Bolivia's maple imports in 1978 this clip from an early 2001's indie German space rock opera and twelve pictures of this obscure poet's tableau to explain my gender" or are like *points to cool rock on the ground* "gender"

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??? 

celeste is perhaps one of the most clear-cut examples of a videogame

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markov toot 

yeah i keep being confused who the fuck cares about tax reporting [this is purely a shitpost challenge

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fedi, but for sleepy kittens (it's just regular fedi)
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oh you like programming languages? name 5 target triples

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of course you may or may not be aware of my suggestion for the trans flag:

A shark throwing a brick at a cop

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i feel like there’s something there for everyone, especially if you like bricks and sharks

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every few weeks im like "Oh, my god, i am gay" all over again

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#feditips welcome to the fediverse! leave your irony poisoning, channer shit, and casually ableist, racist, and transphobic "jokes" at the door, I don't want to see it here. thanks!

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the meow fandom is dying post "meow" on your timeline if you're a real meower
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I'm a masochist and even I'd rather use Rust than C++ at this point

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welcome to the maiaverse, the federated social network for interacting with maia
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seeing someone talk about miyazaki and having to analyze if they are positive or not to decide if they're talking about hayao or hidetaka
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