As someone who had been misgendered several times by this kind of algorithm, I can relate this is an issue everybody forgets.
"facial recognition software regularly misgenders trans people": https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7xnwed/facial-recognition-software-regularly-misgenders-trans-people
just kidding im still doing stupid shit instead of relaxing
though roger mexico (sry i forget who u r on here) brought up a point.... "what if instead of connecting to the database you just passed the username/password to the authenticate endpoint of the mastodon api?"
not SURE that'd work since i think id need oauth? but worth considering.....
“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’ - that’s intimacy.”
— Taylor Jenkins Reid, "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo"
saying that a mass of people can't call itself an effective political group until they attain perfection in their own eyes and all agree on everything IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD SAY IF YOU WERE TRYING TO SABOTAGE THAT GROUP
the catastrophising way some self-criticism is phrased really stinks of "we have to be perfect because we're the critics of everything that exists" which, no. we'll never be perfect. the process of identifying the things we're doing wrong and navigating disagreements among our own ranks is what we should be doing all the time. for as long as you can identify things that are going wrong, you're on the right path.
A movement with popular & laudable goals must be especially vigilant against concern trolling
Born of Chaos into Anarchy
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.