New #introductions for this year 🐢
I'm mæ, twenty-something, trying to figure out what I want my life to be like while it's running out in front of me
Interests include art, philosophy, feminism, antiracism, and all similar/related struggles. Always trying to be curious, ready to learn from others, and to teach and share what I can. I'm the person in the back of the room screaming "decolonize!", and your asexual pal.
Saviez-vous que le terme «méritocratie» désignait à la base une dystopie? (oupsi, c’est aussi la réalité)
I've launched the registration form for #TheReadingRoom #TRR
Season one is Black/Indigenous philosophy, especially phenomenology. Materials, private forums & members only access w remote teaching are all a part of the package I'm offering.
It's my very own program! If you want to learn abt Blk/Indig/Latine studies & new ways for dismantling whiteness in philosophy/politics, this might be for you
Y'a Mediapart qui fait une série d'articles pour les 60 ans d'indépendances d'un certain nombre de pays Africains colonisés par la France.
Je dois dire que c'est plutôt intéressant pour quelqu'un comme moi qui connaît assez mal cette période de l'histoire. C'est assez violent quand même, toutes les crasses que la France a fait.
«Ask an Autistic» is a serie of videos made by an autistic person explaining what is autism, the concepts used to describe autistic experiences, and how autism is considered by society.
Irony is always exclusionary, because it divides its audience into two groups: those that get it, and those that don't. Even if every human being in the world takes an ironic statement the same way, in order to realise that it's ironic they must first glean the statement's ironic meaning. Before you become the person who gets it, you are always first the person who doesn't get it. Irony always creates a grey area.
People should be held morally responsible for what they say, which means they can't be given a get-out-of-jail-free card by claiming it's a joke. When you make a joke about something, you're still saying something about that thing. Most of the time what you're saying is utterly inconsequential, but sometimes it isn't. In any case, nothing is ever "just a joke" because every joke is a also a statement.
People who haven’t grown up in heavily Italian-American communities don’t know this, and are lying if they say they do, but there are thousands of Italian-Americans who gleefully and actively use the notion that they’re people of color or somehow adjacent to nonwhiteness as a shield against horrific racism. When you’re calling out Italian jokes, be careful that you’re not enabling this destructive and disgusting idea. Because as someone from Guidoland, USA, it’s real, and it’s pervasive.
reduce your ableist language (contains examples of same)
There’s a *lot* of ableist language in common parlance. These words and similar ones exist as slurs towards neurodivergent folks in particular. Try pushing yourself to replace/eliminate them.
crazy, insane, mental ➡️ wild, surprising, hectic
dumb, stupid ➡️ foolish, silly
idiot, moron, dumbass ➡️ bigot, asshole, fool
In addition, you are encouraged to think through what you’re trying to say better, and address what the real issue worth criticising is. And if you can’t rephrase it, maybe it didn’t need to be said at all.
You don't need to speak English like a native
It's okay to have "weird" pacing when speaking. It's also okay to make sentences with correct meaning but uncommon phrasing
Don't allow yourself to pause because you're struggling to find the most native-sounding way to phrase what you mean
Just express what you mean in the most comfortable way to you
There's no "broken" English. English isn't owned by Americans or the British. For better or worse, it's become an international language.
Police Libanaise et armement français ; Macron
Me, when someone is expressing the slightest romantic or sexual interest toward me.
j'ai créé une campagne gofundme si vous voulez m'aider à pourvoir aux besoins du foyer :/ https://www.gofundme.com/f/aidezmoi-a-ne-pas-perdre-mon-appartement?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
mes revenus ne suffisent pas...
svp si vous ne pouvez pas donner, un RT ne coûte rien 🙏
Existentially lost a-spec, wandering around.
I like islands, sunny weather, and obsessing about stuff. Any stuff.
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.