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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. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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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:.

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I got a voice mail from my comic shop about a special order I’d put in. Despite my name being Ben on their paperwork and my voicemail message also saying, “You’ve reaches Ben. Leave a message.” the staffer said, “I’m calling to let Ben Hamill know that their special order…” and I really appreciated that use of the neutral. Like, I’m fine with he/him, but it shows a habit of not assuming, which is really great.

trayvon martin’s mother sybrina fulton, is running for office in florida please share/donate to her campaign if you are able!

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Black-led LGBTQ services and activist groups to donate to:

- The Okra Project

- Black Trans Travel Fund

- SNaPCo

- Black AIDS Institute

- Trans Cultural District

- LGBTQ Freedom Fund

- House of GG

- Trans Justice Funding Project

- Youth Breakout

Instead of posting a black square I donated to a local protest fund. If you follow me and are in the US and have that sweet tech money then redirect it towards that instead of posting that black square. Thxbye.


turns out the philly police scanners were taken offline by the volunteers that run them due to "officer safety concerns"

we got any radio people on here who could help with an alternative? i know there are radio nerds on here. what hashtag do i use to find someone like that lol #foss #hamradio #mastodev

Someone suggested we support individuals today, and I think that we should all start with Artist Marcia X, @ArtistMarciaX ,
who's not only taught just me a lot, but a lot of other people too.

The Go Fund Me for their PhD will be at the bottom. They are more than half way there already, and we could finish that off today, easy.

If you're curious about what kind of work they do outside of here? Check out their website


I can't help but think about what people mean when they speak hostilely about 'Antifa' and its 'members'.

gently informing my terminally offline facebook friends that basically all rumored "plans" by antifa from conservative news sources are hoaxes and also dumb as hell

The Minnesota Freedom Fund has stopped accepting donations because they received so much that they need time to manage everything they've received. If you still want to donate to organizations doing good work, you can take a look at the list here, compiled by Reclaim the Block:

My roleplaying character being a caricature of Keanu Reeves has started corrupting the other players' mental model of real Keanu. My character has this way of saying "Hello" and he does it a lot and one of them linked an article that mentioned Keanu arriving on set for John Wick and more than one of them assumed he would do with my character's "Hello". I think it is probably my greatest roleplaying achievement.

All of these things arent just something I know. Theyre things I learned from Marcia and other people on PV. They're things I learned from listening more than talking. A lot of us are doing wayyy more talking than listening right now, and we need to pause and reflect. Reading theory is great, and I love it, but it means nothing without putting that theory into practice, even when, and ESPECIALLY when it's hard. So please, listen. Listen to the black people, onhere and in your lives. 4/4

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I fucked up #onhere in the past, and I probably will in the future. And I apologized for hurting my friends, and probably people who aren't, because it's the right thing to do. It's how we grow and move from being culturally indoctrinated to being actively anti-racist and pro-the world we want to see.
Some people are gonna hate this message and that's, well it's not ok, but it is what it is. Only you can decide if you want to grow and be better and do better 3/x

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The black people on the fedi are hurting. They're hurting irl, and they're hurting #onhere. And it's our fault. It IS. Hurting someone unintentionally is still just as much our fault as hurting them purposely. The hurt is still the same. And they need apologies. The same way we collectively demanded other people apologize when they disappeared and came back like it was nbd after hurting brown/trans/queer people. They are no less deserving of your apologies 2/x

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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:

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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.