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ok but the expectation that a wife changes her last name to her husband's last name, and the degree to which that's integrated and normalized in society and culture, is just deeply and profoundly fucked up

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by the way, if anyone from Portland knows any good jobs boards, with particular emphasis on tech, news, creative, writing, editing, marketing, PR, advertising, advocacy, etc., please let me know. Remote work preferred, but not a must.

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how to piss off your very uptight life-drawing instructor:

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California has a widespread vacant property problem. About 8% of all housing units in the state remain vacant, an estimated 1.2m, according to the US Census Bureau – though some of those units may be short-term rentals or market-rate apartments with no tenants.

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/j

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#introduction
hello all I am Raphael and I am the admin of interfaith.masto.host, an interfaith instance that welcomes all faith/religion/spirituality/term of your choosing backgrounds and people to come and discuss their beliefs in a respectful and fun manner.

I myself consider myself a Christian and am currently in seminary getting my Masters of Divinity. I am still exploring the bounds of my faith as a queer latine Christian and what that means for me.

I hope you may join me in your journey

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Fran is a trans woman tech youtuber and runs a pedal effects company who has wonderful content. But! Algorithms hide her work- specifically from other women. Share and subscribe and *boost*

Watch "The Frantone Franocaster" on YouTube
youtu.be/Ga9W4p3WI-0

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PLEASE SHARE

Emerald City Resource Guide

This is the complete guide to public services in Seattle. Homeless? LGTBQIA+? Native/Indigenous? PoC?

This has everything you need!

emeraldcityresourceguide.org/

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Though they seem small, sunspots are actually quite large. The white dot in the upper left is the size of the Earth to scale and most of the sunspots in this image from July 2014 are larger.

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"For centuries, Islamic designers and craftsmen have made geometric patterns just by drawing straight lines and circles with a compass and straight edge... Tilemaker lets you build layers of lines and circles, mimicking their actions. As you experiment drawing different intersections of line segments and circles you will discover new patterns, just as they did!"

This (free) app is super fun and it seems it was created to share a bit of Islamic culture/history.

tilemaker.teachalmasdar.com/

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The Black Trans Travel Fund is a mutual-aid project developed in order to help provide Black transgender women with the financial resources needed to be able to self-determine safer alternatives to travel, where women feel less likely to experience verbal harassment or physical harm. This project was created out of direct response to the relentless and unacceptable violence Black transgender women across the country have been experiencing. We are currently providing our service to Black trans women in New York and New Jersey, and will be working to expand our efforts to other states soon!

devinmichaellowe.com/black-tra

#MutualAid #Transgender
#NY #NJ #Travel #Fund

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I can't adequately express how much I enjoy having messy and complicated discussions.

Discussions where we're both a bit outside of our comfort zones and trying to not fall back into the vortex of our own subjectivity and biases.

I love it when we *try*. That's the whole thing for me.

There has never been a space that let me stretch into uncomfortable places that held the key to real understanding.

Being on the fedi allowed me to create it.

That is a significant shift in social media.

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how to teach white kids that cops aren't good 

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looking for a sensitivity reader (paid!) 

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lots of techbro energy 

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LB: I'm delighted to see this idea catching on!

I wrote about it once: "why should I mourn for Pluto when it's transitioning from being a lonely exception to being part of the Kuiper Belt, a busy place where not everything is about us, full of Pluto-like objects. Pluto is no longer alone! Not the ugly duckling of the planet club but surrounded by its own kind."

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Just a quick reminder that "An Essay on the Principle of Population" was widely derided by intellectual contemporaries of Malthus as being full of contradictions and poorly argued and the only reason it gained the prominence that it did is because it served the rulers of the British Empires with an excuse to refuse food aid to help the famines they caused in, uh well, everywhere they went

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So let's talk about "medicine men" (and women), the general term folk use for a "Native American healthcare provider."

There's generally a lot of disdain for medicinefolk, because they're seen as using spirituality and psychology, not medicine, to heal.

Which is accurate, but neglects that in many indigenous tribes, nearly /every/ member had a working knowledge of ethnobotany. Don't need dedicated nurses if everyone is one. Still need therapists.

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We *can* change for the better. We can build new bridges between our cultures and experiences that simply did not exist before. And we can do so without having force people to manage the toxicity of our biases to get there.

Only bigots don't want this. Only a person that demand the world to bend to their subjective bias would refuse to learn and grow.

And that's not the direction the fedi is going, no matter how much they bitterly complain.

Our progress is inevitable.

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