A dominant foreign language such as English makes the devaluation of real skills like translation even worse because English fluency in many parts of the world is treated as a matter of personal virtue and worth rather than just another skill, with shame and fear surrounding it like a noxious cloud. A lot of people who aren't even fluent in English are pressed into English translation duty at their schools or jobs to save a buck on a professional translator, and they get undeserved shame and stress from work they were set up to fail at.
Even with a fluent grasp of my target and source languages and with a fair amount of writing skill and experience, it took me a lot of time and gigs to learn the skills, conventions, and tricks to be an effective translator. It's a job like any other, not something that comes built into language skills-- language skills are a prerequisite of translation, not the full set of translation skills.
Respect #translation as the specialized skill it is, for the sake of translators and non-translators alike
@Sylvhem je tombe sur ton thread pile après être rentrée de ma visite chez le médecin qui me suit pour ma transition, et alors qu'au trajet du retour, avec ma mère, on parlait justement de la nécessité de faire l'instruction à l'école sur la transidentité, parce que ça m'aurait permis de comprendre plus vite qui j'étais. Et donc pourquoi les gens qui parlent de propagande LGBT+ font énormément de mal aux enfants, au lieu de les protéger comme iels le prétendent.
Je transmets :
Jusqu'à lundi, la Carte Avantage est à 25€ (au lieu de 49€). 🚂
Blackness, Indigeneity, Jewishness and others are immutable, benign heritages and any attempts to take these identities away is violent and genocidal. Racism is neither immutable nor benign. If a racist rethinks their racism due to social disapproval they are *a better person* for it. If they dig in and continue to support racial violence they SHOULD be shunned and removed, because otherwise you'll have no one left in your space except racists and those who are willing to tolerate racism (a.k.a. racists, but quiet). Is that a space you want to be part of?
The changes I would love to see in linux and itss communityare comparatively easy things to fix.
1. don't be a smug asshole when someone asks for advice on a forum
2. don't just release your software as a git repo and nothing else, especially if you're gonna put it on github
3. make software that people can actually do stuff with (Gnome)
4. make software with a user interface that makes sense (Gnome)
5. fix your bugs and make things work consistently (KDE)
6. go through the small bit of extra effort to release drivers, firmware and config tools for linux too (hardware vendors)
Still, I'm gonna die on the hill that many aspects of windows are just as horrible and user-hostile as many aspects of linux. Not being able to update whenever you want, nonsense software being forced down your throat, the user experience changing after an update, stuff breaking after an update, settings hidden away in some faraway corner, registry fuckery, and of course the whole spyware thing - all those make for an imposing heap of garbage that windows users have to deal with on a daily basis.
The holidays are coming so just as a reminder
to the Salvation army❗
They are anti-LGBT scum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salvation_Army#Controversy
DE pol, LGBTQIA, +
🇩🇪 BREAKING NEWS: In Germany, new Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reached a coalition deal.
Here's six big #LGBT+ takeaways 👇
1⃣ A new self-ID law for trans people
2⃣ Reinforced ban on intersex surgeries
3⃣ Total ban on conversion therapy
4⃣ No restrictions on blood donations by gay and bi men, and trans people
5⃣ Funding of gender reassignment surgeries through public-private insurance
6⃣ Compensation for trans people who have suffered harm due to former gender change requirements
"Gwangju wasn't a movement, it was a FIGHT!" (trauma, death, alc)
"Since May 27 of 1980, all that stays with me to this day is the pain of defeat. But that week before the 27th was ours and ours alone. I felt in my bones what the world we live in should be. I still remember the deaths of my comrades, strangers who trusted in me to the last.” (Kim Tae-chan)
Scarred by death and state violence, dogged by police surveillance for a decade, many of the survivors' lives were marred by trauma, poverty, domestic violence and alcoholism as other Uprising groups turned on them. These strike force survivors reject the neoliberal middle-class imagination of the uprising as activism.
"There was a guy we called 'Samurai.' A junk dealer, we don't know his name of course. We just called each other by nickname. . . . He must be dead, seeing as how he never turned up. I think more and more, the nameless people who defended the Provincial Office . . . were the real faces of May 18. The junk sellers, drifters, the people who were looked down on and treated as outsiders to May 18, don't they deserve remembrance?" ("Steamed Bun," "Clock")
"Why do they call it just a democracy 'movement,' huh, what happened to the 'uprising,' what we put our necks on the line for? Gwangju wasn't a movement, it was a FIGHT!"
"I only knew we did nothing wrong" (Gwangju Uprising, torture, food, classism)
150 of the uprising forces, about 50 of them survivors of the strike force, were taken alive and subjected to beating and torture. The survivors, now getting to know each other by name as fellow inmates, would sing resistance songs in court, buoyed by the pride that they had defended Gwangju to the last.
"We said 'Down with Chun Doo-hwan,' but I didn't know who that was. I didn't know what democracy was, they called us fighters but I didn't understand that either. I only knew we did nothing wrong, and we'd done a great thing." (Group 2 "Tiger" Ahn Seon-ok)
Even among prisoners, the intellectuals in the uprising were laid in beds apart from the strike force, and these middle class prisoners' treatment remained a source of humiliation and anger for members of the strike force.
"During the uprising we shared whatever little we had, but now that we were in prison, these people wouldn't share their food with us even if it was going bad by their bed. I kept thinking it was folk like us, the powerless, who fought and sacrificed. . . . I did learn a lot from them in prison, why we fought and what it was we did." ("Clock" from the strike force)
White trans person, living in Greece.
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.