One of my mother-in-laws asked me why I care so damn much about every little minority.
I tried to come up with a phrasing that would get across to her.
Every minority has the same enemies. In the end, it's always the same small group of old white men who benefit. If we co-operate, we win. If we don't, they win.
heat, meds PSA
it's hitting me hard today
i feel like i'm on some kind of cloud or something, at the same time it feels like red ants are eating my brain
yesterday i spoke to a fren about this, she takes ritalin for her ADHD and hit a wall earlier this week, when she did she thought of my FB post warning for the effects of heat and psycho-active medication
as a result she took better care of herself and warned her other friends, about 200 or so of them for these effects too
which ofc was great to hear for me, that a simple post like this could really help so many others cause they will also warn others further
so again, for anyone who missed this or was never warned by their treatment managers:
please if you use any medication prescribed for a mental illness, take upmost care of yourself in this situation, do not hesitate to seek help if you feel even slightly unwell
and pass the message forward <3
(this message is unlisted, so you can if you want to boost it)
and thank you to all the others in the same boat who send out this warning in the first place, i've been on these meds for over 10 years and was until this summer never warned of this interaction
Racist friends: Arguments and counterarguments
"But they're a good person!" Fine, then they should be willing to do the right thing and listen to moral arguments.
"They've been good to me!" So are you really okay with their treating others like crap for who they are?
"They're my friend!" How good of a friend are they, really, if they don't listen to you and don't share your core values?
"...I don't want to be alone." You won't be. Take it from someone who has lost multiple friends over racism. You'll find better friendships where you don't have to constantly edit yourself down to be palatable to your friends. You'll make new and better friends that you can be your own shape around. If you find yourself biting your tongue half your time around them, they're not your friends. You deserve better.
@checkervest The moon is 400 times closer to the earth than the sun is. The sun is 400 times bigger than the moon.
This is why they look the same size in the sky, which is what makes total solar eclipses possible.
This isn't going to be the case on most planets, and it wasn't the case for all of earth's history either (because gravity, the distance between the earth and moon changes very slowly).
We live on a charmed planet and in a charmed epoch where this is possible.
Voting doesn’t fix anything. But it is a lever you can pull with fairly low effort, and it does help and it does make a difference. It’s like sandbagging in a flood: doesn’t fix the flood, doesn’t stop the harm, but it also helps and is with the effort
If you live in the US, please make an effort to register to vote and participate in the process
AND do other things to change the broken system
Perfect word just dropped!
When a trans hater tries to misgender you, but gets it wrong, affirming you instead:
long thread on severe ME
It shouldn't have to be like this. And maybe it wouldn't be if we had done our research. ME is terrible underfunded compared to diseases with similar disease burden. Because it was long seen as psychological, and because Severe ME is mostly invisible. It's hard to advocate for yourself when you can't tolerate daylight or screens. It's hard to ask your loved ones to advocate if you can barely still talk to them.
An open letter from Sandi Toksvig to The Archbishop of Canterbury re: the church's recent reiteration of the sinful nature of gay sex.
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(text version for text-to-speech access at https://twitter.com/toksvig/status/1555209160685395968)
This includes cis boys who actually seriously consider their gender for a bit and go "you know what, yeah, I like this"
I have a TBI and lots of Long COVID brain fog symptoms are familiar to me. So if you have COVID brain fog, know that you’re not alone and that there’s a whole community of us folks with brain damage here to help.
Someone on one of our group chats shared this: a possum-themed "Protect Trans Youth" shirt/hoodie/mug/keychain/tote is currently for sale, benefiting the Alabama chapter of TransFamily Support Services: https://www.greenpeapress.com/campaign/p/protecttransyouth
Sizes top out at a 3XL for unisex tee, unisex hoodie, and hourglass tee - these all measure 29 to 33 inches body length and 28 to 29.5 inches chest width. There are size charts at the bottom of the page but I don't think they have alt text. We can type them out if needed.
My least favorite part of being in pain and disabled is having people make decisions for me, without my asking.
Note for non-disabled people: don't make an assumption about what a disabled person needs or wants. Don't pick up their mobility device for them, even if it will put them in pain to get it. Don't get them a drink they didn't ask for because you assume they want it. even if it might be easy for you to get up and get a water, it takes away a disabled persons autonomy to do it without asking them.
Just... Do what they ask you and leave it at that. No more, no less.
The Chaos Doof Emergency Broadcast (online Twitch club stream) is having a "Pride Half Hour", and a lot of the Discord requests are great but mostly LG-centric.
Wondering what I can request that's more BT+ relevant, and preferably musically diverse? I've already gone for Against Me! and Orville Peck for a bit more diversity. #LGBT
Mathematics PhD student. Pronouns they/he.
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