There's a reason why violence and abuse are the main tools of hateful people. It's projection of how they treat themselves and a denial of their own humanity extended out.
Ha, and no I'm not saying we need to absorb that to help them be better. If someone tries to harm you, put them in them ground.
But it is advantageous to understand it is a core lack of empathy that guides so many negative and violent exchanges.
And no one can help that but the individual. That is The Work™.
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Ugh, why is decent porn so hard to find. I really like impregnation scenes, even if they're staged, but all I can find it's missing staging, and a lot of it lacks consent. Like, I get it. That's a common fantasy, but it's like half of it, and from a very make gaze. I don't want "lying to a teen about protection". I want "cute married couple try to make a baby". Why is this so hard ?
The Infuriating Story of How the Government Stalled Coronavirus Testing
How one young doctor at a Seattle lab tried to get out in front of the coronavirus crisis by inventing his own test. And why the absurdity of his struggle should make us all afraid.
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“Psychic maladies such as depression and burnout define our times. In contemporary American self-help literature, the magic word is healing. The term refers to self-optimization that is supposed to therapeutically eliminate any and all functional weakness or mental obstacle in the name of efficiency and performance. Yet perpetual self-optimization, which coincides point-for-point with the optimization of the system, is proving destructive. It is leading to mental collapse.
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Ziggy was talkative this morning so I was giving him little prompts to try to get him to say some things he hasn't said in a while. I started quickly saying bebebebebe to him in increasing pitch hoping he would join in. He told me to 'be quiet'.
I told this white dude on here once who quoted some love and happiness line from Dr. MLK Jr once when I was saying something about white politics in America and I responded with how MLK also said the greatest obstacle to progress in America is the white moderate.
He accused me of lying and blocked me.
That's pretty much how DIVERSITY and INCLUSION works on the fedi.
Kickstarter workers are now the first white collar workers at a major tech company to successfully unionize in the United States. 👏👏👏
On top of that, Canada and their pipelines are currently actively violating the 'territorial integrity' of indigenous lands that - by treaties Canada signed - are still legally indigenous.
It's not even the 'give land back' yet, it's the much lower bar of 'respect what is still indigenous according to your own treaties' that they can't meet.
And they have the audacity to call those who resist them terrorists.
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Just a reminder that tech companies move heaven and earth to keep children from seeing boobs, but pretend like deplatforming queerphobes, supremacists, and literal nazis is an unassailable technical challenge.
At one point the internet was literally mostly porn, and it's still way harder to filter porn than fash stuff. The decision to let fascism proliferate on the internet was an intentional decision, for god's sake quit giving the techbros who made these decisions ANY benefit of the doubt. Look at the ugly ugly truth, stare it in the face, it's good for healing from gaslighting. The internet doesn't suck, techbros suck.
I'm a little penguin that likes math, computers, and languages.
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Our instance focuses on keeping a stable server, and protecting privacy and safety of our users.