If someone has a History Of Being Shitty, just because they are notionally "one of my people" doesn't mean I have to welcome them or accept people in my communities welcoming them. And I'm not tagging this with meta because this goes beyond recent events on this network, it's something that I see all the time and I will not fucking stand for it.
So after everything that's happened over the last week, here's a boundary that I shouldn't *have* to make explicit that I'll be pinning to my profile now because of abusive figures with clout in this network:
If you think that someone's marginalization excuses them from criticism, especially if they are acting in a way that marginalizes others, stay far the fuck away from me.
Crosspost from Twitter bc ive seen this shit un-CWed here too:
oh god fucking dammit people this shit again
loss.jpg is a fucking comic about a miscarriage. it is a blatant fucking trigger for a whole hell of a lot of people and the meme of mocking this shitty comic is shitty for people's mental health
Well I have discovered that due to my anxiety and ADHD, deliberate induction of hypnotism is not a thing for me.
(yes this is about that awful Unspoil Me thing from Samsung)
(It probably wouldn't have worked for me anyway because I was wanting to forget a movie I'd absolutely hated)
Because I live in fear that there exist people who don't know about this: https://godbolt.org/
Want to know what a compiler actually does with your code? Find out, with nice highlighting of sections! Supports C, C++, Haskell, Go, Swift, Rust, and various other languages.
See. Explore. Understand.
capitalism is Show more
your home timeline
having an unbroken column
of a few pages of pleas
for help with basic survival
because in many areas
the cost of basic living
Poverty Show more
I often tell friends who are struggling to put food on their plate they should apply for SNAP or go to the food bank
They often reply that they don't want to take it from the people who really need it
Friends, if your bank account is zilch and you're begging online for donations to buy food, you're the people who really need it. It's for you. I only ever got myself out of poverty by taking advantage of every social service available.
Try the food bank.
Ew ew ew ew EW
Amazon, war on workers Show more
Mega eretailer @Amazon rakes in tax subsidies for its warehouses where online grocery orders are assembled, while its workers depend on foodstamps (SNAP) to put food on the table https://theintercept.com/2018/04/19/amazon-snap-subsidies-warehousing-wages/?utm_source=The+Intercept+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dcbd5b0770-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e00a5122d3-dcbd5b0770-131523885
on tech and privacy Show more
people have plenty of reasons to use software they do not like to use. people using software does not mean that they enjoy their privacy being breached.
yes, do let people know that that happens when you find out about it - but don't pretend like everyone can stop using something that is ingrained into communication like a chat app, or social media.
Like, I can't get my whole extended family to move off facebook, and I can't get partners and friends to move off discord.
evergreen reminder that if you're censoring something, use a solid rectangle larger than the text could be
(eg don't use any kind of brush or blur or distortion filter, just black/white/pink/whatever it out)
Hahaha I'm so gross 🙃
back on my meta bullshit Show more
I kinda think that Mastodon (as a software) should not be automatically “advertised” as an opposition of $otherNetwork.
1- doing so builds up (usually unfair) expectations in ppl migrating
2- it reinforces the thinking that all softwares are competing against each other and that’s not necessarily good either
WotC's Magic: The Gathering now officially supports inclusive singular 'they' on all cards, replacing all earlier occurrences of 'he or she'.
Even if they don't reprint the old cards, they've still officially gone through over 18,000 cards and updated the rules in an online reference database.
(I heard about it from someone here on masto but lost the post, sorry.)
ableism, subtoot, masto meta, activism, capitalism Show more
mark zuckerberg is a rich person who actively propagates and profits from surveillance capitalism and right-wing propaganda
the part where he’s more unsettling or bad, because his face makes slightly uncanny expressions, because you suspect he might not have empathy? that’s YOUR ABLEISM making him seem more inhuman than, say, justin trudeau or any other charming, attractive, allistic-presenting imperialist villain