5/5 racism, transphobia, probably more Show more
But even as a white person...
I am affected by racism. Maybe I shouldn't be. I don't mean that by being white, but rather by seeing it, it affects me. No, not in the way it affects those directly affected. At least I don't claim so.
Still, seeing it is still painful.
I *am* trans... And so many other things...
4/? racism, transphobia, probably more Show more
I probably don't have much "right" to speak of racism, because I'm pretty damn white. I'm not quite sure that the "rule" is that you don't have a right, but more that you don't have the right to speak *for* the people, and if they are speaking for themselves, then shut up.
3/? racism, transphobia, probably more Show more
A black woman commented about the fact that it was racist, and was called, "an angry black woman."
Continued discussion by the person that they are neither racist, or transphobic. In fact some of their best friends are black or trans.
So, I decided that I'd comment and share this, and let people know.
The person who responded to me said, "she's not being racist" and called me a jerk for pointing out that saying, trans women aren't women is transphobic
2/? racism, transphobia, probably more Show more
I read the post which included links to Imgur thread of captures from one of the main people at the company (or an adjacent company technically) taken by that person.
The comments are defending a policy that, "is not transphobic" but is based on genitals. And one of the other commenters said something to the effect of, "we're not racist, we just ban brown skin" which was simply ignored (at best) but literally said that would be fair.
1/? racism, transphobia, probably more Show more
First off... This isn't about anything here, even though it could be. This is about some specific stuff which wasn't here.
I found a post on a site about, "Why talk about this company isn't welcome here" and it mentions transphobia, racism, and seduction (attempted) of under age models.
The reason I opened that post was because I have ordered from that company in the past, and didn't really want to order again if they are a bad company.
Asking for Help, Blender Show more
I have a friend who asked about how to use Blender, and everyone is suggesting, "just use commercial software," which seems like a total, "non answer".
Anyway, I don't know who here uses it, but I'm pretty sure that @benrob0329 uses it (though not sure if that's a valid account).
Really looking for some good resources that we could share, so that they can get started playing on their own with it.
Weird shit... Show more
hackers.town admin has stated publicly that he is proud that he works with law enforcement.
I mentioned to a user about saying, "it's ice to meet you" about ICE...
Why am I feeling less certain than I ever did that it wasn't *intentionally* meant to refer to ICE (Imigration and Customs Enforcement)?
The denial, the doubling down when I said, "you can't trust what someone has said, or that they understand you, and it is worth trying to clarify"...
We have no trust in reporting.
medications, sleep, errors made, executive function Show more
I was up in the middle of the night, and unfortunately ended up deciding that I needed to stay up another hour because, it was an hour to take meds before I was early for the dosing schedule (3 times per day, which to me is, "every 8 hours", as needed). And it was wrongly calculated. It had been 8 hours already.
Electron Music Set (not mine) Show more
I'm not sure I can listen to much more of this, but will keep listening while I write this.
I quite like some of this, but there is a pretty continuous part that I just can't take, strip that out, I think we'd be quite able to listen to it. At 3 minutes in, it's gone up and down and danced about, but never been gone right from the beginning, but I think without that we'd rather like this. May come back later...
New Follower, and Pending Follower Show more
I have a new follower @TheDarkPoetrySystem who we connected through the sharing of a Deviant Art picture (of someone I watch over there) of a dragon.
And there is a pending follower who I contacted, because the profile was pretty bare, and I didn't have any idea who they were. Still not heard back...
Ableism, shaming Show more
I rarely post images here (on Mastodon in general, though I do post on other fediverse platforms) because the amount of shaming I have seen about not putting image descriptions, captions, whatever you want to call it on your images.
The last time I posted an image, it was certainly non-trivial. And I'd been seeing just how easy it is.
It is currently no better than it was. And this will be your last image you will be seeing on Mastodon from me for a while.
Shameless self promotion (well I feel shame to be honest) Show more
OK, off to bed. I did a post on Patron ( https://patreon.com/JigmeDatse ) that just kind of updates why I've not been posting much lately.
I didn't even bother to look to see what I'd last posted, I know it was a long time ago.
Of course, I've done it as, "advanced access" for my supporters. But if you are following me here, you probably know most of it anyway.
4/4 social media thoughts... Show more
The problem? The creator has posted stuff which is racist and homo/transphobic. AND has said stuff like, "We love our LGBTTQIAA+ creators" (though I can't find the exact quote right now, and it may be gone because I pointed out that I couldn't find *any* clear queer content).
So, honestly I'm thinking of blacklisting cocoscope so I "forget" to go there, at least for a while. It's been 2 weeks, and not gotten better.
3/? social media thoughts... Show more
In addition there is a lot of content that involves overt, and subtle racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, allusions to violence, ableism, etcetera.
I'm *bored* with Instagram mostly, but I'm just about done with Cocoscope. Can I go, "I don't want to see this creator" there? No. When PeerTube has better moderation tools, I think a platform has seriously failed.
I wanted it to work, but that's because I wanted to support the creator of it...
2/? social media thoughts... Show more
Both of them, for me have become a combination of "boring" and a "cesspool of unwanted content."
Instagram it has been a lot of unwanted sexualized content, and just not feeling like engaging with any of the other content that I see (though there is one friend who it's meant being more in contact with, so that's been good).
Cocoscope has similar unwanted content, and the odd, "homestead" type content that isn't that interesting but is the best I can find there...
1/? social media thoughts... Show more
I spend time here, on PeerTube, and on Matrix, and I don't see any of these things stopping.
I also use other sites, sometimes fairly heavily, lately Deviant Art (and that's kind of been stable lately), Instagram, and Cocoscope.
Instagram drew me in over the space of a few days, and I really dove into it, and it got me wanting to do some stuff which drew me to Cocoscope...
I've been feeling like I'm wasting time on those platforms. Instagram and Cocoscope...
socialism, worker's rights Show more
Hey, just so you know:
Joe Hill lived in this city...
Remember the population of this city is currently about 3,500 and was probably bigger then, but it wasn't *really* big.
We have shutdown mastodon.openpsychology.net the only way we could see to get it back up would be to continue to increase the size. So the instance has been destroyed. It wasn't working, it had gobbled the entire storage on there. Been thinking of this for some time (practically since setting it up). Didn't want to make the decision this quickly, but still, maybe it's good.
OK, redrafting because this should be public.
Updating this, wanted to, but now not sure what to say. Feeling frustrated with *everything*.
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