June 3rd, 2015

I'm Back!

Welcome back, Livejournal. After getting dragged away to the festering shithole that is tumblr, due to network effects, they've finally gone out of their way to make it easier for serial abusers to defame people with their new, 'improved' block function. The right of reply to publicly published, defamatory work, is gone.

Maybe we can fund a class-action via kickstarter and sue Yahoo's deep pockets into oblivion for all the rapists they're helping cover for, the abusers they're helping gaslight others with impunity, and just general shittyness involved in ensuring that those with the largest social networks can do the most harm with the fewest consequences.

Tumblr has always been neoliberal leftism at its most developed, now it's finally so odious that it's not worth it for me to participate, save to promote livejournal (which is kind of exactly how I got dragged into tumblr).

So Early-Transition Trans Women Are Arguing Caitlyn Jenner Isn't Actually A Trans Woman...

The median age of transition for trans women is 42... Caitlyn Jenner is 60, or 18 years above that median.

I transitioned at 26, or 18 years below that median.

You have NO idea what it was like to be a trans teenager in the 1970s, or for that matter the 1990s. Shut the fuck up.

No, she’s not fake (though suffering from hella internalized transmisogyny), and fuck every conditionally-cis-privileged jackass who tumblr helps insulate from their own bullshit.

I just want some sappy sapphic spoonie science-fiction romance stories.

Originally posted by marjaerwin at I just want some sappy sapphic spoonie science-fiction romance stories.
I want to read about two womyn helping each other when one or both are sick.

I want to read about one womon helping give another back her health, or giving another a new body.

I want to read about four womyn saving the world.

I want to read about someone finding someone like me worth friendship, and worth loving, and worth respect, and worth screwing.

I want to read about someone like me making the world better.

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You know, I was going to complain about the lack of a reblog button, but there's a share button.

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What kind of praxis would it take to keep bad rumors, misinterpretation, and defamation from spreading?

I know I often misinterpret things…

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The Right to Face Your Accuser.

It's an oldie but a goodie.

A Helmet for Poverty in America

https://medium.com/basic-income/the-nfl-helmet-for-poverty-in-america-2a7895054fad

"We’re all players in the great American game of capitalism. Like football players, we take hits every single day. Only instead of getting decked by 350 pound brutes, we get hit with charges to our bank account for rent, food, and all the other everyday expenses it takes to live. Where are our helmets?

Both the NFL and US safety policies have the goal of protecting their participants. But there’s one big difference: The NFL’s safety helmet policy is unconditionally mandated. Every single player in the NFL is provided with and required to wear a helmet. It’s a simple and effective policy.

The US safety net system on the other hand…not so much. We require a citizen to be desperately poor or disabled before they can even be considered for protection. That’s like letting a football player get bashed in the head without a helmet, then putting one on his noggin once he’s in a wheelchair at the hospital. Doesn’t help much. The damage has already been done."

We do indeed need a Basic Income and this is one of the best explanations as to why.