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trans men dont exist to be your perfect unproblematic uwu pussyboy boyfriends. im not an experiment. im a whole ass man

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Trauma talk 

This toot is brought to you by a new acquaintance claiming "all queer people have trauma".

No, we really, really don't, but conservatives would have a field day if that turned out to be the case.

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Trauma talk 

Please stop overusing the word trauma. Like damn.

I'm not about to sit in judgement or gatekeep but it's a specific word meaning a specific kind of harm that survivors of trauma need to describe what they are experiencing so please be honest if that particular kind of fallout is not accurate for you.

You can be hurt or emotionally activated without being triggered or traumatised and harm inflicted on you by other people is completely valid, whether or not it is trauma.

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CW request: snow 

I decided to boost this because there may be a lot of snow coming my way, and it scares me. But ever since I first posted this 3 weeks ago I saw a lot of posts CW's with snow (I didn't open these posts). And it made me feel really loved and cared for that you all did CW them just for me.

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i mentioned it in a reply, but folks, please be loud about how we don't actually have marriage equality.

if you're disabled and you get married, it is assumed that your partner can take over half of your expenses and care - and your benefits get cut. it doesn't matter if your partner is also disabled.

similarly, there are people who are disabled and have had to divorce in order to continue to receive access to necessary healthcare.

and they have to truly split up. because not being married on paper but continuing to present as if you are married can be considered fraudulent here.

it isn't marriage equality when people are out here having to make these choices. and it isn't marriage equality when disabled people are systematically discouraged from marrying - because, yeah, that's got roots in eugenics.

ozy.com/the-new-and-the-next/f is an article about some of this.

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tories coronavirus deaths austerity 

tories for the last 10 years: enacting policies specifically designed to kill poor and disabled people en masse
tories at the outbreak of the pandemic: our plan is to let everyone in the country get the disease so that all of the vulnerable people will be killed off
tories throughout the pandemic: literally paying people to catch the disease
tories now: world's highest death rate, 100,000 people dead from the disease, 60% of whom were disabled :owosneakythink:

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✨🌸🪐🌈existence shouldn't be painful for anyone🌈🪐🌸✨

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If you think you can't do something because it's "for kids", then you've let the fun police take your sense of fun from you. Pillow forts never stopped being fun. Playing pretend with plushies never stopped being fun. Running around in the dark never stopped being fun

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I just found out that the "hundreds of people in Sweden called in sick to work by saying they're gay in 1979 to protest against homosexuality being considered an illness" is mostly bullshit, the real protest was like 30-40 people occupying a government building to demand the change, and a handful happened to do the thing the story claims "hundreds" did just to get away from work for the day to protest.

The way the thing is told online just reeks of neoliberal bullshit leaving out the most important part, which is that they occupied a government building for it. Occupying institutions is effective. It has the power to actually change things.

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disability, discrimination 

Flat hunting as a disabled person is soul-destroying.

That's all.

Watching a tutorial on how to make granny squares. Who decided this was easy??

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Where tf are more Black and POC mastadon users?! This is so exhausting! Is there a magic hashtag I don’t know about? These hashtags are NOT working. I seem to be the only one using them. Wyt ppl share this, so Black POC users you know can find each other! Thats if you follow any on here lol! @BlackEnbys

Fellow chronic pain havers - Do you ever injure yourself doing stuff you knew would hurt?I've always been clumsy and just got through life by bouncing off things. It's not that I forget the pain so much as my brian goes “Eh, you'll bounce back” and I don't register that it's bravado until the damage has already been done.

White people, "cancel culture" 

White people really looked at the beautiful systems of accountability Black people built so they would have options other than a carceral system that profiles & overpunishes minor crimes... & decided to use it as a way to overpunish people for tiny or unfounded grievances.

Don't criticise all "cancel culture", read how it is MEANT to work & criticise the warped takes from white people whose takeaway from this reclamatory framework was "more mob rulings, got it".

Flat hunting rambling 

I know this is not really a huge problem, we just keep getting turned down for arbitrary reasons and this one hit different. My cat is thoroughly enjoying his retirement, ThankYouVeryMuch.

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Flat hunting rambling 

A landlady just turned us down for a viewing because we have a cat and "there's no balcony or catflap so I think no" and I am torn between appreciating her misplaced appreciation for basic animal care and immaturely mailing her a note made out of newspaper clippings saying "He'S FIV+ & pAMpEReD aS FuCK. nEVer SpEAk tO Me OR my SOn AgAIn" :kitten_knife: :blobcatsurprised:

He has a better life than most pets but sure, he's indoor and therefore miserable.

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the idea that you can be a “former racist” implies that like, you were a racist, learned better and then stopped being racist. but from one white person to another lemme tell you -

you will never stop unlearning racism. you will never have a day where you can hang up your hat and say “i’m done! i am no longer racist!”

you have no fucking idea how deep this shit goes. I DO NOT KNOW how deep this shit goes. don’t get too fucking comfortable.

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