Queer feminism: "There is an infinity of genders and they are all valid."
Material feminism: "There is only two genders and none of them are."
Really, it's just that "gender" really means two different things in this two frameworks when you think about it. I guess this is why some material feminist prefer to use the old "sex classes" in order to avoid confusion.
The freezepeach gabbers definitely are out and about and outing themselves.
Trolls gonna troll.
Indicators they're trolls:
• new account with high follows - many often not visible because they are on a de-federated instance
• no profile
• mastodon.social (?)
• reliance on memes, etc meant to question blocking/defederation as some impingement on free speech
• defence of gab
• little original content - reliance on replies (few of their targets actually follow them)
The Hague Congress of 1872
Yup, this is history. This is exactly how it happened.
VTT, political "controversy"
- compared websites for virtual tabletop
- found out that most VTT sites came into existence after multiple "controversies" involving Roll20
- also found out that said "controversies" are 1. "sexism" and "racism" against White men; 2. keeping an accidental ban in place after that person turned out to be an entitled sh-thead; 3. the staff openly admitting a security breach shortly afterwards.
- began feeling extremely comfortable with Roll20
If you're not in favour of universal and unconditional:
🍍 Drinkable water
🍍 Medical care
If it's your considered belief that some people literally deserve to die of starvation or exposure or something because they aren't good enough at *making money*:
You're a monster, please un-follow me
The Online Abuse Playbook
"There’s a well-defined pattern to how marginalized people are attacked online. If we can understand it, we can help stop each other from participating."
Every single admin or persons with a high-volume account needs to read this.
I read this article when it came out, and saw it get played out on Twitter, practically to the letter.
What's happening to immigrants right now in the USA has never* occurred anywhere else in the world, ever*, it's not as though there's a well known precedent for it!
* Except 1920s Germany
I don't hate all Liberals but...
Why do Liberals keep saying "consensus building" when they mean supermajority voting?
If you don't allow blocking or coerce participants into not blocking it's NOT consensus. Dissent is the only opportunity to build better solutions -- but for Liberals it's just an opportunity to angrily leave the room and complain about how "unsafe" minority advocates make them by blocking their ignorant BS.
How non violence protects the State, an interview of Peter Gelderloos. Cors of the video (from1:10) is in english, french subs are available. I really recommand anyone interested in social movements to watch this.
Interview en anglais de Peter Gelderloos, auteur de "comment la nonviolence protège l'etat". Sous titres disponibles en francais.
White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics
White teenagers think it's acceptable to "act out" with symbols of hate because they have absorbed the white American value that racial equality is a matter of respectability, not morality. Because white ppl's idea of racial harmony is so divorced from moral values but consists of injunctions for politeness (don't say slurs etc.) their children break these injunctions for simple shock value without caring who they're hurting.
[fascists approach a diverse* community]
marginalized: close the gates!
privileged: We don't know if that's the best thing to do!
m: they're getting in
p: We can reason with them!
p: Have you tried reasoning with them? They seem reasonable, when we debate them.
m: they're threatening my safety i'm going to leave
p: We're just doing our best
m: i'm leaving
p: Hmm the conflict stopped. Our best must've worked! Go us!
* containing both marginalized and privileged communities within itself.
I'm very exited about the new Safety & Calibration cards on Dtrpg!
This is a great compilation of various methods (including x-card and script change) -- some that I've used, some that I've yet to try. The design is well-looking and makes the cards easier to understand.
Looks great! I'll hopefully be able to test them in play soon.
(I'm not affiliated with the product, the author or dtrpg.)
So here's a survey about LGBTI discrimination in Europe :
It's lacking on some stuff (such as, "define discrimination" and "how does this applies to me when i'm not out ?") but i can tell they're trying and i guess it's still important to share what we live.
TTRPG design, disability
Thinking about better representation of disability in TTRPG -- Is it enough to simply have the basic rules apply to every character (and body/neuro type combination) and let the players decide which skills / special abilities fit the character they have in mind?
I guess the option of playing disabled characters would have to be spelled out in the soft rules if there's no mention in the hard rules.
Poor freedom of speech. Its meaning has taken such a drubbing in the last few years.
I mean, originally, it was just "the government can't tell you what you can and can't say".
Then someone decided it meant "what you say should never have any consequences".
Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can deny you a soapbox".
Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can refuse to listen to you."
Now apparently it means "every program that could possibly access my soapbox MUST do so."
Let’s pretend that CD Projekt Red don’t already have a history of transphobic tweets. Let’s put a pin in that and pretend we can engage with the game itself, on its own terms, in a vacuum.
GM-less & collaborative RPG
LARP & board games
anarchist game design
🎨 hobby crafting
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.