The internet was a loose collection of spaces - mostly BBSes, web forums, journal sites etc - that were run by individuals and teams who actively moderated them. For decades. It's safe to assume someone who looks at the idea of moderated instances and acts flabbergasted is being disingenuous if they were born before like 2008.
YO! PSA time!
I'm a psychiatric nurse practitioner, means I prescribe and manage psych meds, I'm a trans poly queer that likes helping out the folks who have less of a share of the pie than the rest. You got some medical questions? You got some psych question specifically? Feel free to hit me up for some free-ass informal advice! Consider it a perk of being not a white cishet!
3. What is your greatest weakness?[...] Don’t lie, but instead prepare to answer with a “weakness” that’s actually a strength. Say, “I am a perfectionist who is always striving for excellence, even when it means I push myself too hard on a project.” Or “I’m driven to make my team the best, most successful sales team. This means the people working for me need to have aspirational goals as well.”
These behaviors are ones that will be perceived as strengths, assuming they are what’s needed in the role you will be playing.
US WWII internment of Japanese-ancestry citizens, immigration meta
and yet, right now, ICE is doing the exact same things to another people group.
Where is the understanding that the US is actively crossing the same lines people fought and died to re-draw barely a generation ago?
..."never again" rings empty until every single detainment centre is ripped from its foundations and every child is freed.
climate change, nationalism/racism
Whoops, someone said the quiet part out loud. This explains everything about the responses to Flint, Katrina, and Maria. Walling off climate change refugees is the real reason for southern border security. The rest of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia (especially India) will pay for the desire of certain Americans to continue their lifestyle of extreme over-consumption unchecked. Question is, what are we going to do about it?
reverse innuendo (cw: pornspam)
@kestra turned 17 in in April, but this spam hadn't happened yet so I couldn't make a meme about it then.
Also, I am a #rootstriker!
(I'm actually holding that thing up with one hand, even though it somehow doesn't look that way.)
CW: small selfie with eye contact
"Okay, so this is Sisal rope, made from a plant. Inexpensive, won't fall apart in saltwater. Over here we have Manilla rope. Mostly used for decoration, or inside use - not great out in the sun. If you follow me this way, we have some synthetics: Nylon, very stretchy, and Kevlar, incredibly strong."
"Uh, this is great and all, but… why are we doing this?"
*puzzled look* "You asked me to show you the ropes. So here we are."
shoutout to everyone out there
constantly going through a lot
in poverty and underpaid for your skills and services
without help for disability
y'all are the real heros, simply for surviving.
someday I will have money, power, or some measure of influence,
and I will do my inhuman best to uplift you in any and all meaningful ways.
but for today, I salute you, and hope beyond hope that you able to keep being brave.
the point of making fun of people who say you always have to consider both sides isnt the fact that theyre considering "both sides" - its the fact that one of the sides is _literal nazis_. being able to consider multiple angles of a situation doesnt mean you have to throw away your ethical standards
Egnorance, political propaganda, and transphobia
hi! i'm noemi and i'm not great at #introductions. i'm queer and trans as heck, i like boardgames, i work in tech but i try to not be a techie.
Throw milkshakes for Great Justice!
Yesterday was a day of contrasting events. https://firstname.lastname@example.org
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