racist murder, cop violence, racist tropes and the culpability of the legal system
so I didn't look too closely at the story of the cop who shot that man in his own home and the judge who gave the murderer a hug until just now bc I didn't want to just make myself angry. But I get why it made such a splash now. I didn't realize until now the judge is black. So that hits all of our racist culture's "black forgiveness" pleasure centers. There's nothing white people love more than telling black people how to feel, and this does that. Even when we're murdering you, forgive us! They did this with the Dylan Roof thing too. There was such a fetishization of the nice black people who were kind to him before he murdered them.
I hate this. It makes me feel gross. Don't look up to this judge. Don't tell black people how to feel or process trauma or grieve. Nobody presumes to tell you that unless you're a certain color.
pee pee poo poo https://twitter.com/jnudey/status/1180946829053169664
Despite resigning from the FSF, rms is still the leader of the GNU Project. Today, project members released a statement saying that maybe he should go. https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/joint-statement-on-the-gnu-project/
on the term "sleeping with", mildly lewd adjacent, sex mention
I wish the "sleep with" euphemism for sex, as well as the association between beds and sex in general, would just go away.
For me sleeping together with certain peoe, whether in the same room or bed, is something that makes me feel safe if I'm very distressed or tired. It's a warm bonding experience that humans (and other animals) can do with one another -- a safe place. It's rad as heck.
"Sleeping with" is a silly euphemism that creates room for stigma, confusion, and embarrassment. Let's stop using it. Thanks!
Great transbian flag visual from https://www.reddit.com/r/actuallesbians/comments/ddmo6p/inspired_by_a_post_from_yesterday_dunno_if_anyone
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