Pinned toot

New account, time for an .

I'm a white guy, more or less living at the top of Privilege Mountain, trying to learn to dismantle and undermine that privilege.

Things I'm into:










Things I'm (interested in?) learning about:



• And all the stuff above, naturally.

This is, of course, incomplete. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Pinned toot

Continuing :

In 2018 (at 36), I realized my sexuality wasn't as straightforward (or straight) as I'd previously thought. It's more complicated because of course it is, but I generally consider myself bi/pan :heart_pansexual:.

Show thread

free display name my autocorrect just gave me: janelle monad

Watched space happen with the family today. Space is neat.

A lot of people are talking this and saying things more wise than I can, so I won't belabor the point. But if you have some monies hanging about (I'm looking at you, fellow tech workers, most of us do) consider donating today to one of the causes recommended by the MFF. They have links on their main web page: minnesotafreedomfund.org.

I understand you may not have the spoons to deal with this right now, but as a white person, it is vital to learn that you cannot force every space to cater to you specifically at all times. This is what whiteness *is*.

Instead, consider extracting yourself from spaces you cannot handle in this moment and understanding it is not always about you. The future will require us to be understanding and cooperative with sometimes conflicting needs.

Show thread

Hi.
I'm white, perhaps like you.

If you're white too, and upset that people are not CWing toots about the protests happening in the US right now, I have a few options that may appeal to you:

a) Filter the words "Floyd," "protest," "Minnesota," and "Minneapolis."
b) Mute or block users that are not CWing toots.
c) Log off for once in your life.

Regardless of which option you choose, be aware that this kind of tone-policing reinforces the status quo of white power in public spaces.

friendly reminder to never discuss your revolutionary actions over social media, and if ur having those conversations irl make sure all tech is off and in another room, if you must coordinate through text make sure all parties are vetted and using signal (◡‿◡✿)

there is more than enough housing in america for every person to be off the streets, yet we still have involuntary homelessness

“violence” isn’t burning down a police station; violence is enforcing an economic system which intentionally deprives people of what they need to live

Show thread

reminder from your local pacifist: “violence against inanimate objects” is a fake idea perpetuated by white supremacist patriarchy to cast aspersions on activists and protesters

there is not a pane of glass on this planet more important than your civil rights

I had to put socks on for the first time in weeks today. Because the sole of my flip flop just plain fell off and the new ones haven’t arrived yet. I’ve had them since college. Maybe 2000 or 2001? So it was time, but still. What a hilarious failure. And also butts that I had to wear socks today.

The walk worked. At first the 8yo sulked, but by the end everyone was having a good time. It was kind of remarkable, tbh.

Show thread

What is UP, fedizens? I am done with work for the day and pretty relieved, tbh. The kids’ energy level has been very high today and it’s just sort of exhausting being around them. Maybe I can get them to take a walk with me in a bit and calm down.

uspol, coronavirus stimulus info 

Show thread

Most office work is work-from-home now

It will be very easy to weaponize that against workers

Show thread

There's now 6645 words about kobolds. The biology doc is just over 2300 words after rejigger and expansion and the sociology is just over 3000 words _prior_ to being rejiggered and expanded. So I wouldn't be shocked if this ended up being 9-10k words about kobolds??? This seems so absurd to me, but I love it.

Show thread

Tonight I wrote more about kobolds. I know this is shocking. Mostly it was stuff about fertilization and gestation of eggs. github.com/benhamill/wending-w Next I want to add some more about adolescence and stuff. And then I think I'll be ready to call this rejigger done. There may be future rejiggers, but after a few more edit passes and rereads to make sure I'm not missing more, I think I'll move onto the sociology doc a similarly rejigger and expand it.

Show thread
Show more
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.