cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities
once you have defeated gender you may wear its strictures as you please, not as trappings but as trophies
i love meeting new crows.
they've heard the stories about me, who leaves peanuts and never harms a crow, and so they swoop down to the ground thinking they know the deal. breadlady gives peanuts when she sees you, right?
and then she SEES YOU and you're a tiny black bird only so much larger than this giant's hand, and its eyes are TRACKING YOU, its TEETH are SHOWING. the crow thinks OH MY GOD, AM I GOING TO DIE
so they back off to about thirteen feet and i toss them a peanut
as a dev antagonist i specialize in causing computer-touchers to feel shame and disgust, both of me and their own actions
how to apologize
- ask if something you did hurt, or how it hurt
- apologize for the specific thing that hurt
- resolve to do better
- presume you understand
- apologize conditionally
- “that was not my intent”
like if i see someone in software rep NFTs i might reply with a warning that they’re being irresponsible, and i’ll sometimes mention here in passing that all cryptocurrency is a scam, but i tend to conclude it’s not worth discussing in depth… and yet i see discussions of crypto everywhere, with virtually every public speaker i follow being pulled into producing scathing analyses by the sheer gravity of the scam itself. should i be louder about this bullshit?
it's important to understand how incredibly recent most of this is. certainly the phenomenon of gender, and gendered oppression, have existed longer; but the forms it has taken are very mutable. when we say 'gender has a history' it doesn't mean we imagine some stone age matriarchal society, it means that you'd be hard-pressed to find a currently extant manifestation of gender that goes further back than the late 40s
up to the 1920s or so all children wore dresses up to around age 9. even then separate 'boy clothes' and 'girl clothes' didn't really catch on until the post war era. children were gendered 'it' in english at least thru the 19th century. in middle english, 'girl' was an epicene term for any child ('boy' meant 'servant')
couldn't figure out the client side. womp womp
demoware given life and also anxiety [camp edition]
irrepressible trans enby, blessed by fleshless deities and possessing a great rack
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