lovely anniversary evening with my boo having dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date and talking about Terrible Math https://twitter.com/ladyaeva/status/1098770328929611777
@mym my goth phase is old enough to drink
@mym (tbh mostly going for one of the local openers, i:scintilla, but excited for all)
@mym was gonna be the Cruxshadows, it'd be like college again except my tits are real this time!
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So there's this absolute scumbag in North Carolina who hates gay people, and also happens to be blind.
In the last few days I've seen a ton of people mock him for not looking at cameras, or 'the weird way he moves his eyes.' It's a textbook example of why focusing criticism on someone's physical traits is never a good idea.
Most folks I've pointed this out to are suitably chagrined, and I appreciate them <3. A few try to defend themselves. He's a scumbag, so there's no holes barred on insulting him, right? No.
When we mock a bad person for being blind, or fat, or trans, we're telling everyone with those traits that we secretly think they're less than wholly human. Maybe we won't admit it so long they remain "good," but we've admitted that it's there under the surface.
@mym for it to be useful for crowding we'd need to have settled all available land no matter how inhospitable and also the shallow oceans
@mym it got warmer
an academic who's fallen out with the academy and doesn't know what to do with themself
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