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helpful starter links for researching trans history 

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everyone please look at this, it's very important and making me cry

queeringthemap.com/

'In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.'

By Matthew Desmond

nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

i keep thinking that it's almost Halloween and feeling disappointed when i remember that it's still like two months away

not a subtoot...technically 

Brilliant!

Hong Kong protestors are posting in phonetic Cantonese to stop machines and trolls from the mainland understanding and derailing the conversation, etc.

news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component

Also, Karen?

You don't have a fucking spirit animal. No character from a book or show is your spirit animal. You don't get a spirit animal.

I have one. But it was given to me through ceremony.

You do not have one.

I don't care how much you love Tina Belcher.

She's your inspiration. Not your fucking spirit animal.

tidying tip: if there's something you know you don't really want but you can't really bring yourself to get rid of it because you don't want to forget about it/forget memories attached to it, take a picture. good for peace of mind - you likely won't ever need that picture or look back at it, but if you do need/want to, it's there.

i don't care if you went to an ivy league school and i definitely don't think you're better than ppl who went to state schools or who didn't go to college

normalize self-reinvention for everyone tbh. name changing should be merely the start. people shouldnt be afraid to discard the parts of themselves that are holding them back or that they feel like they need to shed

Fun fact, tons of the folks running the concentration camps have that info publicly listed on their linkedin profiles.
Get to know ice agents in your area and make sure they never know a moment of peace till they stop being ice agents

Personal finance joke/ gender 

Your weekly reminder

“Stand with Hong Kong 香港加油”

'A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates black and white America.'

By Trymaine Lee

nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

i have 2 giant skeins of cheap, scratchy yarn that i want to use, but every tip i can find online for how to soften scratchy cheap yarn is different... some people swear by X, some people say X ruined their creation so they only use Y, other people say Y is entirely ineffective... this is so complicated

PSA Fedi Admins 

fediverse scraping meta 

The Matrix is unrealistic because it's a movie where a black man and a woman tell a straight white man that everything he knows is wrong, and he just accepts that.

@noelle to be fair it helps that the white guy is being told he's the most special person in the world just for being born

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