For all the trends and cliches we use in talk or blog post titles that folks gripe about, THIS is one that *actually* deserves our criticism.
Make X Y Again is not cute, it is traumatizing. https://twitter.com/jeamland/status/1259788646346977280
@wilkie Oh wow, that's great...
Speaking as someone who had one inserted two days ago, that gyno can fuck all the way off. https://twitter.com/RiceRiceBaybee/status/1258830025798934528
I've been unemployed for months trying to find energy & strategies to address *some* of the many activist causes *I* believe in without the distraction of a job I'm not passionate about, and it's *hard* work.
I have *so* much respect for my fellow activists. I see you. ❤️
All this to say, activists need more support (e.g
universal basic income would be great), so we need to do so in any way we feel capable (but if you don't feel capable right now, that's also totally valid); they have our best interests in mind.
…who put in so much effort to protect civil liberties etc. It often feels like a thankless job, but they keep doing it anyway, even when it's hard to know where to go or what to do next. That said, we need to do what we can to give them down-time to rest when it gets too much.
I have huge respect for folks/orgs like @peter_tonoli, @ok_lyndsey
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I don't spend anywhere near as much time as some people I know (many of whom are good friends), and even I often feel exhausted and overwhelmed (and, just occasionally, alone and hopeless) at the sheer enormity of the changes I'm trying to effect.
This means finding a living wage elsewhere (often in a workplace that may not align as well with your values, and which may not be adequately supportive of healthy work practices), and putting in *extra* effort outside hours to perform activism.
CN: Suicide in quoted thread.
I often think of the personal tolls of activism. Many activist causes are hard to earn a living contributing to (partly the nature of activism), and it can be hard finding people who appreciate and help contribute to your cause(s).
A thread on the death of @peter_tonoli:
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I for one welcome our fishy overlords.
THE FISH???? IS DRIVING THE CART?????? i love science
I want this
Concept: a friend office.
Get group of friends who all have remote jobs. Move somewhere nice and inexpensive.
Rent a cheap, convenient office space together. Work at different companies but together.
Perks of social interaction, hanging with friends, but cheaper!
SOMEONE GOT DOOM RUNNING ON A MYKI READER https://www.pedestrian.tv/gaming/myki-ticket-reader-doom/
file under 'no shit, we fucking told you' https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1258388173228572678
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