my personality test / icon creator is done !!! find out what you look like
Sexualizing people without their consent is a major issue on here—it's led people to stop posting pictures, to lock their accounts, and done serious emotional damage to my friends. Overfamiliarity with parasocial relationships is some twitter shit we don't need, and it hurts people. It's sexual harassment and it shouldn't be swept under the rug. We shouldn't pretend that other humans on the internet are characters or "personalities."
different flavors of mayo but they are making one hellava point about social constructs / re: race
''It is out of touch with reality to believe that the many different ethnic groups populating parts of Europe (Graeco-Romans, Celts, Germanics, Illyrians, etc.,) would have recognized themselves as part of the same people, let ago have seen eye-to-eye with each other, based on an anachronistic idea of “whiteness” which only developed multiple centuries later. If the ancient world cared about someone’s race, then it would have been very unlikely that the Romans would have had Septimius Severus, a Roman who was half-Italic on his mother’s side and half-Punic and Berber on his father’s side, as their Emperor for almost two decades. There is no such thing as a “white gene,” “brown gene,” or a “black gene,” and what we consider to be “racial” is merely an observation of physical attributes that can change over time. To think the ancient world, let alone the Gods, would care is simply delirious.''
i've had some time to get distance and breath away from the whole witches thing and at the end of the day what i'm always going to remember is that more people apologized to me, more people paid attention, more people generally believed me without too much pushback than they ever did Ro, Deni, Marcia, or Mo.
people have been talking about it since friday. i think before i knew them, i'd only heard about their incidents sporadically for 8 hours, then nothing.
that's not okay. we need to listen
People being shitty about men as a group even tho trans men exist
Out of curiosity I checked in on someone I unfollowed on here for being really generalizing and shitty about men (as if trans men and cis men exist in the same area of power at all)
They are RTing things like "generalizing about men is good actually"
So. Glad i checked in so I can upgrade to a block
midnight.dance is a small, private instance running glitch-soc. we're currently closed for registrations and will be for the near future, but we may eventually open up invites by application only.