Birdsite, bans 

I am so tired of the banning marginalized people for no reason.

Fedi-wide survey, boosts appreciated!

You are:

In the US, companies are under no obligation to honor any request that they stop sending you physical mail. Send them as many requests in as varied a format as you like; they can ignore each and every one.

EXCEPT. If you say "please stop, this mailing made me horny", they are required by federal law to immediately block your address. It doesn't have to be honest or sincere; just saying "your ad turned me on, and I don't like it" is enough. 🌈⭐️

ukpol, transphobia, terf island 

The Westminster parliament held a committee debate yesterday on legal recognition of #NonBinary people, as required following a petition that received over 140 000 signatures

And they used it at an excuse to do some extra mudslinging at #trans people in general, as @notCursedE@twitter.com writes 😔

transwrites.world/uk-governmen

Links to the transcript and a YouTube video of the debate: petition.parliament.uk/petitio

Ableism, queerphobia 

So I said on the birdsite that the attacks on queer people by politicians was Orwellian, and got a reply. It said something about teaching queer issues in the 3rd grade. I replied with "what's wrong with telling little Timmy that someone in his class has two moms?" That person replied with some ableist things and blocked me.

If you have trouble remembering to add image descriptions, you can follow @PleaseCaption , who will yell at you whenever you post media without alt text.

If you don't have the spoons to make image descriptions, you can add the :helpdescribe: emoji, or just ask for people to help with descriptions, and people will reply with descriptions for you ^.^

transphobia 

Twitter: misgendering is against our TOS.
also Twitter: After reviewing the available information, we want to know that [transphobe who blatantly misgendered a trans person] hasn't broken our safety policies.

Hey fediverse, which do you use?

A poll by @AnnMemmott@twitter.com, which garnered over 1600 votes from #ActuallyAutistic people, asked who had supported us most in relation to the challenges we face as Autistic people

• Autism charity or similar 4%
• Parent groups 3%
• Autistic people 93%

Why are Autistic people’s support needs not being met by the huge ‘autism’ charities, who raise large sums supposedly to improve the lives of Autistic people? 🤔

meta, mastodon, dms 

...one of the big things when choosing a Mastodon instance. You need to trust that the admin won't abuse that feature, and if sending to a person on another instance that their admin won't either.

Will I look through your DMs? No. But you shouldn't need to trust what I say. E2EE should come to Mastodon eventually. Until then, use Signal, Wire, WhatsApp, or any other messaging platform with E2EE if you need to send anything potentially sensitive.

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Ableism, drugs, harm being wished on someone 

I have moved out of my dorm today after finishing my finals. The good part is that I don't have to deal with my roommate anymore, who told me to "get my autistic ass" away from him. Worse, he wished death on me after leaving when I told him that I was leaving today. And he smoked weed. A lot of it. And it made it so that I couldn't be in my room at points, and my mom could smell it in my clothes because of the secondhand exposure.

Your periodic reminder that some men and enbies can get pregnant.

politics, people controlling others' bodies, abortion 

It's time to call the US "justice" system what it is. The US injustice system. The injustice system has only served injustice for people who are in marginalized groups, and it needs to stop. What goes on in someone's body is no one's business except that single person. We need to protect the reproductive autonomy of people. And yes, that means keeping abortion safe, legal, and easy to access.

dead animal sighting, caps 

THERE'S DEAD BABY MICE IN MY ROOM EEW

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