Pride - 1
24th Nov is the eleventh year of the delhi queer pride march. For me, it's one of the last few remaining large scale queer events in delhi which is entirely community driven and crowd sourced, and has managed to stay away from corporate sponsorships. Which means any kind of brand presence at the pride is strongly discouraged. I go to the march as an individual, representative of my own politics like everyone else. It's a fine line of balance between a protest and a celebration.
I'm Shubham. A soon to be 32 year old trans*, queer feminist from Delhi, India. I'm new to Mastodon and I haven't used Twitter very actively in the past. I was looking for a safe queer and feminist friendly instance to join and found eldritch.cafe. Unfortunately I don't speak or read French, but I can always google translate. Looking forward to a great time ahead...
The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 and the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2019 reinforce the idea of family as a patriarchal, heterosexual and casteist institution and fail to account for other models of "chosen families'"and intimacies that co-exist in India. http://bit.ly/2rEhRUB
Their policy says you can invoice from 15th to 15th and then you will receive your payment by 10th of next month. Because you know. Indian corporates, floating in money, don't take an iota of shame when formulating unethical policies exploitative of independent "vendors" who are expected to render their service and wait for over a month for their payment. It's 14th Nov and I'm still waiting for 15th Sep to 15th Oct payment for the classes I gave as a visiting faculty. Fuck corporate culture.
@myconidiosyncracy but also yeah toxic masculinity affects everyone and no one is exempt but it's really sad seeing trans binary folk eat cis boots bc they still wanna uphold colonized binary standards
like hello the g in lgbt+ does not stand for gatekeeping
@Memeghnad Do you think that in India anti - authoritarian stems from our collective hatred towards the so called elders in family and society who think they know everything?
I carried this suitcase around. Stuffed with a laundry of memories. Unwashed, soiled, stained, torn, damaged and unfit. I wheeled it into some forgotten alley and unlocked it. Yanked all of it out, pinned it, glued it, strung it and hung it all around. Then stepped back and marvelled at my composition. Now should I leave this alley right here, suitcase and all. Perhaps leave this wretched town. Or do I now stand in a corner, inviting the 9-5 passerby, to come, look at what I have done.
Remember, we are a feminist and LGBTI-oriented instance. We don't condone sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist, casteist behaviors, as well as any kind of discriminatory practices and hate speech.
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More generally, note that if you don't like "SJW", "feminazis", antifascists, etc., it might save you some time to go somewhere else.
@aura @vimoh I am not. I respectfully disagree and have seen enough people diss 'anonymous' profiles when they are slighted even the least bit, say in a losing argument. It is even considered as a prerequisite to put across an inconvenient view. Maybe you aren't that person, but the nuance is missed each time. And it affects a kid somewhere for being called an anonymous nobody etc while she's trying to be somebody somewhere, albeit anonymous. Appreciate your understanding.
“There is no such thing as a safe space. We exist in the real world and we all carry scars and have caused wounds. This space seeks to turn down the volume of the world outside and amplify the voices that have to fight to be heard elsewhere. This space will not be perfect. It will not always be what we wish it to be, but it will be ours together and we will work on it side by side.”
This restlessness. Whether to absorb this chaos and internalize this unjust way of life one is made complicit within. Or to maintain a semblance of personal normalcy wearing those giant black shades of privilege indoors, just to anonymously leave undiscovered, the bland blankness of a blunt static fear. Or to let this insidious fear quietly twirl around my spine and freeze my sense of reality into a permanent nihilist limbo. This constant unrest within and without.
Mastodon is not Twitter
BUT THIS ALONE WILL NOT HELP...
...if you are still tangled in a Twitter-mindset!!
Are you still searching for the Trending Topics that will impose to everyone what is the thing about whom you "must" talk today?
Are you searching for "people to follow" instead of "people to interact with"?
Are you still planning time wasting things like hashtag wars instead of doing something real?
Are you searching for emotional and social gratifications by the number of retweets you received?
Are you still judging a post by the number of likes that received?
Are you still writing '"cool lines posts" for obtaining likes insted of writing interesting posts that stimulates discussion and interaction?
If so, pkease pay attention: there is still much Twitter INSIDE YOU.
(It takes some time to heal 😉)
31. Queer. Transfemme. Genderqueer. Feminist. Artist. Designer. Freelancer. Educator.
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.