ok so about 90% of the time my gender is something that looks a lot like womanhood but isn't (like how oaks are generically less similar to other trees than to roses (iirc)) but then that has the volume turned down basically anyway so let's call it demifemme and my pronouns are she/her but I'd prefer cis people use they/them so they don't think of me as a binary woman, and i present androgenous leaning femme.
And then the other 10% of the time it starts to get complicated... #introduction
me making this account: I have to use a new username so no one can know who I am if I'm gonna be horny online! I'll never be confident enough to post nudes uwu!
me now: everyone knows my name, face, tits, home city, that I'm basically DTF all the time, I'm inviting my friends to fedi to cyber with me in public, posting nudes from work,
Monstrous Regiment spoilers
Monstrous Regiment goes so fucking hard. it starts off as "haha what if mulan but everyone was mulan" and ends with "gay, trans, abused, mentally ill, and other marginalized people join the army because society has left them with no other method of escape from the bindings of a fundamentalist society which would in all other cases chew them up and spit them out, but they're just trading one meat grinder for another. war is just one symptom of the disease of nationalism"
elections don't go away because you ignore them. the consequences of elections do not go away because you ignore them. you personally might not be affected by four more years of this shit, but a lot of non-white, vulnerable people like me *will*.
my family lives or dies based on food stamps. we already don't eat consistently because even with food stamps we are exceptionally poor. there is no alternative for someone like me. there is no alternative for a lot of people.
so yeah, joe biden and pete buttigieg are soulless ghouls and i hope either bernie or warren wins the primary because they're the only people who even want to attempt reform, much less the revolution we need. but i'm also not about to fucking starve in the name of upholding some nonsense anti-electoral socialist dogma
as much as white socialists love to equivocate about how both american parties are the same because they're both liberal, capitalist parties, there are very clear material differences in outcomes between the policies of these parties and those material outcomes do fucking matter for people who are otherwise at the fringes of society
a large number of the people who are most receptive to socialism, for example, are people who are basically and completely fucked if trump gets a second term because he wants to gut things like food stamps, what remains of the american welfare state, access to healthcare of all kinds, and other policies which are functionally classicidal
triple A game devs: in our new game each character is rendered with 15 billion polygons. you can see their individual eyelashes! all environments are fully destructible and there are over 18 quadrillion particle effects on screen at once! we'll reduce your gpu to a smoking crater!
also triple A game devs: what's "narrative cadence"
I feel immediately alienated from "the Left" when class reductionists go off. Especially when it's not a shitpost and they go on to actually argue that all the issues which have the greatest effect on the lives of "minorities" are class issues. That somehow we're all WRONG and the reason left movements aren't as popular. Isn't it nice when whites blame brown ppl for trying to survive capitalism? /s
So howabout that time Oprah, one of the wealthiest black people in the US, was stalked in a department store as if she was stealing shit? But yeah, go on about how everything can be reduced to class and there's no intersectional oppression. I'm just gonna say it. Class reductionism is one of the many defense mechanisms of the system of racism. I've heard people come back (a lot) with fuck Oprah she's rich but that's the wrong lesson to take. The example isolates variables to show race and class exist simultaneously. Race itself is class-like but built to go below white classes to keep whites the masters of someone.
Free PrEP for the Uninsured
This has been in the works for awhile, but we finally have details.
“Uninsured Americans can now apply for free PrEP drugs through the federal government.”
“HHS announced the details of applying for free PrEP drugs Tuesday. It has set up a new website, GetYourPrEP.com, and it will take applications there or at a toll-free phone number, (855) 447-8410. To qualify, a person must test negative for HIV, have a valid prescription for the medications, and not have prescription drug coverage.”
i'll say this until everyone is sick of hearing it: the business model of companies like google, facebook, twitter, fandom, and so on isn't enabling your access to information, it's controlling it. their goal is a world where exactly 3 web pages exist, you pay a monthly fee for each separately, all of your personal information and content is locked away in the cloud so you have to pay, and their algorithm decides what you're allowed to look at