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A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”

It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”

It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)

By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.

And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.

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Mandatory lockdowns were not government control. Forcing you to go to work like normal during a pandemic is government control.

I'm feeling nostalgic... about a place I wasn't accepted the way I am. What is wrong with you, brain?

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Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.

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9yo: I think anyone should be able to marry anyone.

Me: Yeah. Me, too.

9yo: Except woodpeckers. Because—you could _marry_ a woodpecker, but they would probably peck down your house.

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This bracelet has been the most requested since I started GSTQ. It's an important reminder that bisexuality exists and that we crave for representation. It is not a phase, not something we have to prove and we don't have to choose a side (and of course all bi people also ride unicorns). Stay amazing folks ✨

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I still think about how Silicon Valley is unwilling to invest in African startups unless they are run by white preferably American men. Twiga is the most glaring example where one of the co-founders was previously the head of Coca-Cola's West and Central Africa Business Units and the other is a dude named Grant.

theguardian.com/business/2020/

I'm not exaggerating, his background is so un-noteworthy they had nothing to include in the article other than he was a Texan and where he went to school.

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fuck it's so good to have dudes around who like, respect boundaries & have caring sides & are actually talking about emotions and stuff
like the bar is low but still this is very pleasant

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Sexism 

I wish men would stop telling non-men how to react to sexism, and would instead tolerating sexist behaviour.

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Lorsque le monde se fait gris, le recouvrir de couleurs 🌈✨

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Bracelet ace prêt à partir ✨ du à la complexité du motif je le propose à 15e + prix libre sur demande. 😊
Boost appréciés

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Mansplaining, really bad case of sexism 

Today a colleage seriously showed me how to turn my computer on. I mean, that would be really sad even if I didn't study computer science.

negativity 

I hate humans. Seriously, why are humans?

Today I learned that I did have a reason to get angry.

I really wish men stopped threatening women with leaving us alone, and actually started leaving us alone.

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Eldritch Café

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.