#AskMastodon; Military Show more
I’m a historian, my partner isn’t. My partner has a credit card that displays American troops before a flag (he is not and never has been in the military) and “supports the troops” because they fight for our rights or something.
I haven’t said anything about how upsetting it is to me because I don’t want to have an argument, and because I’m less interested in educating him about state violence and imperialism than I am in just not seeing this damn card.
How do I tactful?
Advice; Waxing Show more
1. If you’ve booked, the employee should go out of their way to learn what your goddamn name is. And maybe offer theirs!
2. They should wear gloves.
3. They must ALWAYS place their gloved hand on the suddenly exposed skin to keep blood from flowing to the site too quickly.
4. Your genitals should not be bruised.
5. You should be able to walk afterwards.
6. Your genitals should not be bruised.
7. You should not have wax on you.
8. YOUR GENITALS SHOULD NOT BE BRUISED.
Activism; Chile; Student Debt Show more
The Universidad del Mar “was less a university than a money laundering operation. The university was shut last year, accreditations stripped away and thousands of students left with half a diploma – but who still found themselves lumbered with outstanding debts.”
Education; Mental Health; TFW Show more
When you want to follow people who could teach you about C-PTSD but they’re all cis white women
Western Politics Show more
I’m doing a lot of thinking about why Western neoliberalism was such a bad fit for us and the politics “shopping” we’ve been doing since we started moving away from it.
If anyone has experiences to share about being a former neoliberal, feel free to reply. I’m curious to know if your stories are at all similar to ours.
Abuse Show more
A relative just confirmed to me privately that everyone knew Joanna was abusing us and that no one did anything about it.
I might be away for a few days.
The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.
anti-capitalist artists/"creatives", a question Show more
(i'm especially addressing people who aren't techies here in the arts, in whatever discipline)
how do you deal with the business side of things?
almost everything is based off of being either a single person business, or *shudders* a boss.
i know *in theory* what this should look like instead, and i know that arts collectives exist (that's part of what i'm asking), but in terms of what actually happens, it's not that.
it's deeply frustrating.
inter-disability question Show more
is anybody doing cross-solidarity work between the Autistic community and people with Down's Syndrome (not sure which disability nomenclature is good here)? i keep thinking about this.
Indigenization; Thanksgiving (8/8) Show more
@Setsuna We cannot rely on the marginalized to do all of the work. You don’t have to show up to demonstrations. Decolonization starts inside yourself. It may not seem visible to you at first, but stick with it. I promise it will pay off.
Here’s to resilience. Fuck your Thanksgiving.🍸
Indigenization; Thanksgiving (7/8) Show more
@Setsuna There are so many little things that settlers can do to decolonize.
Visit native-lands.ca to find out whose land you’re occupying.
Listen to music and podcasts by indigenous artists.
Follow someone on Instagram.
Rent a show or film.
Read a graphic novel.
Learn about the plants and animals around you.
Install a language app.
Take an EdX or Coursera class.
Indigenization; Thanksgiving (6/8) Show more
@Setsuna Decolonization is not about guilt. It’s not about exiling settlers. It’s about empathy and respect. I take responsibility for occupying unceded lands and do my part to learn, because I cannot in good conscience work on land that is not mine without making decolonization the foundation of my every philosophy. It’s common sense.
Without decolonization, I’m no better than the state.
Indigenization; Thanksgiving (5/8) Show more
@Setsuna Once you’ve witnessed decolonization, nothing is the same. The lakes, coasts, and deserts are no longer beautiful or compelling by Western standards.
Without the reminders of indigenous presence, people forget. I’m guilty to admit that I forgot. I dissociated so completely from my surroundings that my historical and cultural studies disappeared. At least, it felt like they did.
Observer and operative in Oakville, ON. Co-host of the Crystal Millennium system. Autistic, hapa, NB, transitioning, mentally ill.
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