link to birdsite, +
Putting up my lil brother's tent to wash and air out and I'm getting some help from the kids #mastocats
reposted to be boostable: child rearing and how society treats afab people
I do think there’s a lot of issues with parenthood as it stands. Society tells afab people as soon as they understand words that they are going to be mothers, that they have to, that they’re bad people if they don’t, like they’re missing their calling or something. It’s indoctrination. Not to mention how miserable child rearing is, and how afab people are expected to give their life away to creating and caring for things they’re not even sure they want, it’s just what they’re supposed to do. Thinking about it makes me sick. Seeing miserable, tired mothers next to screaming children every day makes me mad, thinking about all the people who would be so much happier if they hadn’t grown up in a society that made them feel like they had no choice other than this lifestyle. And on top of that, all the children that suffer because the parents didn’t know or care what they were getting into.
I don’t think that having children is inherently bad, I just think the culture around it needs to drastically change
the masc discourse i guess
im seeing some kinda bitter takes about the whole "masculinity isnt bad" thing and i just kinda wanted to talk a little about my experience.
ive never wanted anyone to "not all men" for me. i know that when people say that men suck, that theyre not talking about me. it really doesnt bother me. i never wanted anyone advocating that on my behalf.
the thing that DOES bother me, is how a lot of the spaces im in are extremely trans fem oriented, and it makes me feel alienated. hearing every day how gross T is or how things i do is "real girl shit" or other trans fems talk about my genitalia as a "girl" thing and just that kinda stuff does make me really dysphoric, so seeing a lot of trans fems stick up for masculinity in that way, saying that i am valid for not wanting to be fem and not wanting my boobs and what not meant a lot to me. thats what i hope people mean when they tell me being masc isnt bad. it makes me feel wanted in a place i otherwise wouldnt feel that way.
Theories of Political Change:
Anarchists: Build your own power outside of the state.
Socialists: Build an educated and
organized group to seize state power.
Fascists: Breed racial resentment, foment violence, promise to keep people safe, and they will give you power.
Democrats: Send this automated letter quoting a disgraced former advisor to a few Republican officials and ask them to use their power nicely.
the word "drama"
the word drama is used to trivialize real problems. drama as a word derives from you know: theater. fictional, fake, false, and exaggerated. when you call something drama, in effect, you are calling the people involved liars.
this isn't a subtoot of any 1 specific person. this is a recurring pattern i see throughout society, not just the fediverse.
when people have real concerns, don't write it off as drama.
Antifa discussion, fascist violence, Twitter screenshot
You're going to see liberal and right wing media say that anti-fascists were swinging hammers at Portland today. It's not true. The hammer came from the fascists van and was confiscated by some black Bloc folks before being thrown back at the fascists
not a subtoot...technically
I’m not calling anyone out because this is useful 2 everybody. When nonwhites say something is racist it doesn’t ALWAYS refer to someone being a card carrying Hitler youth member, ok? More often than not we’re saying “this thing u do/say benefits white supremacy in X way.” But folks get so riled up over the idea of their personal brand getting conflated w “Racist💩 ™” that they vehemently defend their own identity instead of just altering the behavior we’re talking abt
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