🗓️ Save the date for the (virtual) State of the Onion 2020: Nov. 16 @ 16:00-18:00 UTC.
We'll discuss Tor's accomplishments in 2020, plus hear from @securedrop, Library Freedom Project, Ricochet Refresh, @OpenObservatory, The Guardian Project and @micahflee.
Leftism / drama
I made the mistake of looking at twitter this morning, and discovered that those of us who don't fetishize the 'working class' are all neo-liberals, and that we should ignore fascist rhetoric or ideas in the name of 'class solidarity'.
I'm going to go consume some porn to cleanse myself.
Masculinity is as much a construct as femininity - perhaps more so. as it's modern construct is a result of industrial capitalism. It's past time we understand that these performances are just that.
I think about sexual desire a lot, and as a gay man I've spent some time thinking about how that desire overlays with gender constructions. There's a tendency to fetishize masculinity among gay men, and some women. And while I might find some elements of masculinity sexually attractive in coitus, they can be decided unattractive outside that context.
One company shouldn't be able to take a free software tool off the Internet that thousands of people rely on for completely legal purposes. https://t.co/2xc9LKdQZO
Before the Covid, I had two Hook Pull / Dancing sessions scheduled. I'm really missing those right now.
I'm looking forward again being able to feel my skin pierced and flesh pulled white dancing with other men naked. There's spiritual ecstasy, freedom, and connection is such moments. And it has been a hard year without those.
transphobia, murder, misgendering
Funeral expenses for Angel Haynes, murdered on Oct 25 in Memphis
In talking through some work issues with a friend today I was reminded how much we, as men, affect conversations with tone. And how our excitement or urgency can be perceived as aggression. Men need to consider this, as ignoring it makes any communication less effective and potentially coercive.
Effective communication is not about you or dominance, but about arriving at some consensus or action which requires understanding
Regardless of who wins, this election has shown Americans are more racist and authoritarian then folks want to believe. With votes still being counted, 5M+ more people voted for Trump then in '16. These people knew what they were voting for, listened to his dog whistle racism, watched his abuse and incompetent and applauded. These people cannot be lured away policies, they cannot be enticed by progressive arguments. They are urfascists.
What do we do knowing this? How do we proceed?
Phreaker, NetSec, Activist, Rubber and BDSM enthusiast. He/Him for convenience.
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