My favorite Carl Sagan quote https://botsin.space/@RoofSlapping/100660878070290952
Governance Work is Work
I think a pernicious thing about the dominant discourse around citizenship is its framing of voting, civic participation, etc., as a moral duty, and thus lack of it as a moral failing.
I'm coming to think that this really problematically conceals the fact that developing an informed opinion on issues is *work*, which people with more economic privilege tend to have more spare capacity to do so, which seems reflected in class-based rates of voting in the US.
Hey, here's a blog post about some of the thinking behind https://humanities.one —
🚨mutual aid request🚨
My partner had their wallet & vaporizer stolen last night - the wallet had $88 & their credit card, the vaporizer is less than 3 months old & cost them $119 (it’s a magic flight launch box).
My partner is disabled & chronically ill & work limited hours & use their vape every day for pain & anxiety.
This is a huge blow & rent & bills are due next week. Please help if you can
Thanks so much
@ magpieohmy on that bird site. Infrastructure engineer at a twee company. Beginning knitter. I don’t code for fun. Cats and puns and poetry.
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