Pretty good write-up on OpSec for activists, good to give it a read if you're involved!
A small crew of anarchists from Europe and North America worked on this, and it compiles decades of experience in the anarchist movement with some proper geekery from the technically inclined.
We hope you put this knowledge to good use. https://opsec.riotmedicine.net/downloads/
Allies, today more than ever we need your ENGAGEMENT!
I've seen folks asking, so let's talk about what cis allies can do to help while the transphobia is ramping up.
1. Call your people in. When another cis person is acting up and spewing hate or ignorance, you speak to them. You tell them it's not okay. Don't wait for us.
I think the usage of "dude" is better explained as: gender neutral when used in the vocative case and masc. otherwise.
Hiberno "lads" would be similar, but with more GN uses.
GN: That's cool, dude!
GN: Ah now, lads..
M: That's a cool dude.
M: I know this lad.
“Dude” is gender neutral when used in the second person, but male when used in the 3rd person. Done.
She and her dead friends fought very hard back in the day. We can live much better lives thanks to them.
Every community needs elders to guard and pass wisdom, but us queers lost most of them to AIDS, violence, and suicide.
So let's LISTEN to the few of them still around!
What I'm trying to say is:
Kids, get out of discord some time, forget discourse, and go talk to an old tranny.
Listen to her, she might be crazy and cringe but she's been trough things you wouldn't believe. And she lived to tell it.
Three years later (I'm breaking that rule here) I've seen too many newly cracked eggs on twitter getting burned for saying unwise things. I now understand she was right.
We all need an elder to tell us what's what, but there are so few of them around. We know the reasons why
Among them, I was NOT allowed to have opinions in public until I was 5. She said that half jokingly but kept reminding me every time we met, I looked less like a joke
I thought that was silly and unfair. I'm over 40, I have had opinions for a long time, why would I stop now?
Genetics are fascinating!
1/ Alright the people have spoken and they want more cat genetics. So, I present to you all "Cat Coat Genetics 101: A Tweetorial", feat. pics of many real life cats (for science, of course...this baby is Caterpillar).
Fuck. The. NGS.
Content warning for stories that may be upsetting for trans people & their friends & family. A member of our community shares their experience of Trans health care in Ireland
We should be getting more rights like these, instead of having to spend all our energy fighting a dozen bigots imported from England.
Sadly, the westbrit mentality prevails in the media and government.
Germany announces huge positive plans for LGBT rights in the country!
Me, most nights:
ALL THE TIME
what twitter/tumblr and other social media feel like from a non american perspective
My poor, 3rd world alma mater, one of the best in the continent, did not need that to offer me or anybody who asked the chance for quality and FREE education.
An education that puts many European colleges to shame, which I also know 1st hand.
Fuck GG. He used to be a good journalist, this is just one more proof that he's become garbage.
you have to be a real ass to leak conversations with someone who was a close, long-time source — and someone who’s been to hell and back — like this. just beyond unprofessional. https://greenwald.substack.com/p/all-communications-between-myself
This is child abuse. In both sides of the border, the people supposed to help and protect vulnerable children are dangerous abusers. This needs to stop, and these people be stripped of their licenses!
“When I asked about help with her gender issues they told me that she was too ill to be referred to KOI. Too ill to get help, have you ever heard anything so disgusting in your life, who tells a suicidal child that they are too ill for help?"
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