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Hey y'all! I'm moving on over to weirder.earth! You can find me at @nat. Might keep using this account for religion/spirituality related stuff, but @nat will be my main. Hope to see you over there!

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Suppose I should do this thing. Grew up conservative fundie. Deconstructed in college. Dropped out and went backpacking in California. Had a mystical experience that rocked my perception of reality. Went on drug-fueled adventures and lived on a sailboat for a year. Fucked up and landed in jail. Now I'm back with my folks in Indiana getting my shit back together. Reconstructing as a Christian Mystic largely thanks to @mike's book Finding God in the Waves and podcast.

Hey y'all! I'm moving on over to weirder.earth! You can find me at @nat. Might keep using this account for religion/spirituality related stuff, but @nat will be my main. Hope to see you over there!

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Since link preview doesn't work:

"To any and all members/allies of the Trans POC community, we need rapid financial assistance to support an ambitious black transgender woman who has been repeatedly, unexpectedly, and unfairly relieved of employment and hasn't a safe place to live."

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"UPDATE: In addition to all that she's gone through, her current living situation has become hostile, unsafe, and traumatic. With no money, no job, and no home, she'll be homeless by the end of June."

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Pro tip: if you're on a Mastodon instance running a relatively recent version (2.5.0 is the earliest I've been able to check):

* Go to <your instance>/filters (here, for example, it's elekk.xyz/filters
* Add New Filter
* Add the keyword "womenarestupid", click all four filter contexts, check "drop instead of hide", and uncheck "whole word".

This will remove these racist, misogynist, and now homophobic spam posts from your timelines and won't even leave a tombstone behind.

h/t @Osiri

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OxfamNovib did in 2015 a research about the inequality in CO² emissions. The outcome was that the richest 10% on this planet are responsible for almost half of total lifestyle consumption #emissions. And the poorest 50% are responsible for only around 10% of total lifestyle consumption emissions. (see image)

Plus the fact that #capitalism favors the #rich the most, makes it clear who and what by far is most responsible.

The disgusting thing about this is that rich people nowadays can afford electric cars like #Tesla and brag about it. Using it like a status symbol and saying that they are fixing the climate and that non-rich people do not. Do you see the paradox? Well actually there isn't one, cause those rich bastards are still the ones that can afford intercontinental airplane flights, cruises and other polluting luxury goods.

So never believe a rich person when they say that they are fixing the climate. They barely do and are still responsible for most emissions. The only way the rich can cleanup their mess, is stop being rich!

#anticapitalism #ClimateChange #eatTheRich

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"We've moved beyond the idea that women wearing pants is a problem. Women wearing pants is powerful, it's strong, everybody accepts it, and it's associated with the patriarchy, it's associated with being male. The minute a man puts on a dress it's disgusting, so what are you saying? Men are strong, women are disgusting? I'm not doing that anymore. I'm done with that. I'm a man in a dress and if I feel like wearing a dress I'm gonna wear one." - Billy Porter

youtu.be/fY058WwzR7s

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Weird thought I've been bouncing around for a while: describing gender like places. Specifically, the idea that there's nesting levels of detail, not everyone needs to know all of yours, and *you're not being dishonest by not getting specific.* I wouldn't give a random co-worker my street address, but the town I live in is fine and we can maybe swap restaurant recommendations. Likewise, people ought to know your god damn pronouns, but they're not entitled to all the details.

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TL, DR: this pride month, consider how hard it can be for trans men to feel proud, when "successful" transition feels like it has to aim at a place that nobody believes in the beauty and goodness of.

Help him see the goodness of being more male, even if that means confronting whether YOU can see it. Reclaiming good masculinity is a community effort.

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HELP 😭😭😭 today a very high speed bump hit the bottom of my car & broke my oil pan, causing all my oil to spill out & rendering my car undriveable. I wanna fucking die. I’ll have to pay to get it towed to a mechanic & THEN repaired. I literally have $5 to my name. Every time I get close to stability some crisis happens. I’m so fucking upset. Plz boost if u can. Www.Cash.Me/$vicentevalentino www.paypal.me/vicentevalentino venmo: vicente-vazquez-2

shitpost, body horror, mild lewd 

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“The power of capitalism seems inescapable—but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.” -Ursula K. Le Guin

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@socalledunitedstates Despite the horrifying level of classism of dehumanization directed towards the white migrants, this crime wave STILL didn't lead to mass incarceration. Only when the same problem finally occurred in the black community did the U.S. start dedicating more resources to putting people in cages. Classism is real, and poor people of all shades suffer from it. But the intersection of racism and classism elicits extreme responses.

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@socalledunitedstates Then, in the 50s, poor whites from the South and Appalachia started moving into the cities. The Chicago Sunday Tribune wrote a series about these white migrants, decrying the fact that they increased crime rates. The front page of the Chicago Tribune in 1957 said "Authorities agree that while other troublesome transients have contributed their share toward the city's crime and delinquency rate, no other group is so completely devoid of self-pride and responsibility..."

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@socalledunitedstates New York in the early 1900s was a terrifyingly violent place as European immigrants rioted among themselves in turf battles (see the non-fiction book "Gangs of New York"), and as the Italian mafia picked up steam into the 1930s. Despite the intense level of violence, the U.S. didn't become a prison state.

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@socalledunitedstates One of the best examples is the U.S. response to violent crime. Violent crime among black americans was quite low until the sociopolitical unrest of the 70s. In fact, "white-on-white" violent crime was far more prevalent than the black equivalent in the decades before the 70s.

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