people should not have to justify their use of a particular theme or settings by disclosing disabilities or whatever, but also it seems that some people can never accept that a light theme option is an accessibility option.
So here are a couple of reasons someone may need a light theme:
astigmatism (can cause hazy text (halation) and visual disturbances looking at light text on dark background)
dyslexia (though a pure white background can be worse, generally black/dark text is helpful)
it is punk to kick the shit out of Nazis, it is even more punk to aid in the recovery of the victims of Nazis
it is punk to tell cops to fuck off, it is even more punk to build community networks that eliminate the need to call the police
it is punk to steal from the rich, it is even more punk to give to the poor
@WolfDreamer @lydia @davidechavez I invite you to reconsider the idea that feminism means “anti-masculity.” This is a much bigger conversation than that, but for now, may I suggest that being feminist means identifying with the belief that women have the same rights as men do. That’s obviously too simple a description, but I think it might be a helpful way to begin. I know the word feminist has certain negative connotations, but I’m suggesting a look beyond those associations.
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@erik recommendations I haven’t seen mentioned:
* The Passage by Justin Cronin
* anything by Octavia Butler (just read her Xenogenesis series)
* The Magicians by Lev Grossman
* Divine Cities trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett
* Red Rising by Pierce Brown (leans a bit YA but solid)
* The Dark Tower by Stephen King
* Malazan series by Steven Erickson (beware: 10 long books)
Ok I’ll stop now. Some of those are sci-fi but I see it as interchangeable with fantasy (technology = magic).
Here we go then. These are the 5 books selected for the first #TheLiturgistsBookClub
All About Love by Bell Hooks
New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr
Hildegard of Bingen: Selections From Her Writings
Please reply to this toot indicating which book you would like us to read. The book with the most mentions will be selected for reading and discussion. I will stop counting mentions in a couple of days.
On this topic, if any of you would like to connect on Goodreads, let me know and I’ll DM you my email address so you can search for my profile. I’m always looking for more interesting things to read, and I suspect this community’s recommendations would have a fairly high rate of excellent recommendations. :)
@erik i have been obsessed with N K Jemison’s Broken Earth trilogy (the audible versions are particularly amazing) hope to dig into her other works soon.
as a lot of the fantasy world is dominated by straight white dudes (don’t get me wrong, i love me some Tolkien), it’s really refreshing to be immersed in a fantasy series by a woman of color. she is bad ass.
Read this today:
“Taking a risk like [admitting your doubt] could mean being branded for life, that person who “used to have such a strong faith” but is now just another doubter who “doesn’t know what she believes anymore.” Church is too often the most risky place to be spiritually honest.”
-Pete Enns, The Sin of Certainty
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