I finally have a better idea what to put on an #introductions.
I generally enjoy the aesthetics of casinos/gambling and especially jesters.
Nothing is more important to me than my friends.
Fire alert has lifted for the time being.
I gotted new arts
Artist is https://www.furaffinity.net/user/slipperycupcake
block rec, homophobia
y'all you might want to SUPER block yggdrasil.social; the first point in their about page is "No LGBTQ" and it only gets worse from there. #fediblock
Also if you're someone that isn't directly affected by race (read: you're white) and you're getting upset at other people talking about racial issues, you need to take a good long look at why those discussions are making you feel uncomfortable.
Okay but let's be as quick and as comprehensive about driving racists away as we are transphobes.
The intersection of gender and linguistics is Mastodon's wheelhouse but we can make sure our skills are as sharp when it comes to identifying other red flags and making ourselves very fucking clear about how unwelcome such things are here too.
POC - especially WOC and I see this happen a lot to Black and Indigenous women in particular - get told off for being "too political" just for talking about _the reality of their lives_. And now you want us to put such talk behind a content warning like it's a trigger? Do you know how often us talking about race gets fought back by White people as "omg you talking about racism is too triggering" as though racism doesn't affect OUR mental health? What's the cultural expectation here, geez!
trans identity questions, boosts ok
(This is for a friend still too shy to openly ask these questions)
For all #trans folks, but especially those AMAB (assigned male at birth), enbies also welcome:
How was your "inner" transition, from believing in being "he/him" to "she/her" or "they/them"? Did you always knew?
When did you start feeling comfortable being called a "her", even in private? Was it gradual? Did you feel ashamed or even uncomfortable at times? Was it a zig zag thing, one day yes, the next no? Was there an "eureka" moment?
For those who did NOT experience dysphoria: Did you question whether you were actually trans? Did you think you were just confused or fooling yourselves? Did you feel like not belonging to the trans community because you were still cis?
Was/is any of you still uncomfortable wearing dresses despite having an ideal female identity?
Do any of you still identify as their original gender despite transitioning?
Long explanations and stories welcome.
I think people need to stop policing other people's CW usage or lack thereof. Some issues need more immediate visibility and at some point you need to be able to curate your own feed.
Blocking and muting is just as valid of features as CW tags are, and it is important to realize that you're not silencing them by using them.
You are however making attempts to silence them by telling other people to use CW tags.
CW meta >.> <.<
Culturally enforced CWs are a universalization of bourgeois values and ultimately harmful to the voices they marginalize. If you are a marginalized voice, consider not using CWs when discussing your perspective.
This isn't carte blanche to be an asshole but it is a real problem that needs to be addressed with the culture we are cultivating. Existence is political. Our Social media should cultivate cultural medicine, not just escape.
Since "self defense" is trending, remember:
anti-fascism is self-defense
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