ableism 

people love to be like "nooo i dont agree with anti-car movements because thats ableist"
like bro do you know how many people are unable to drive cars and as a result completely unable to exist in certain cities because of their disabilities?? how the fuck are non-walkable cities "accessible"
if anything, walkable cities means you have to walk less than in car-centric cities without a car and pedestrian roads are prioritized so you can actually safely cross the road with a wheelchair/cane

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👉🏻 New blog post about to drop

An in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

• Fedi 3.2.0
• Mast 2.2.3
• Mastodon 1.4.0
• Mercury 2021.4
• Metatext 1.5.1
• tooot 4.0.0
• Toot! 16.0
• Tootle 1.11.6

Arriving tomorrow at 09:00 BST on transponderings.blog

Thinking about sex today. Specifically sex education.

How were you taught sex education when you were young? And what kind of positive or negative impacts did your sex education (or lack thereof) have on you as you became an adult?

(Reply and boost this please. I want many people to share their own stories.)

Sadly though, it’s all tied to a commercial service that app developers can subscribe to, and the technique has been patented in France 🙁

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This really does seem to make a difference to ease of reading (albeit at the expense of typographical aesthetics)

h/t @embyr

Morning,* Fediverse, from me and my guest, who is currently keeping me in bed 😉

*adjust time of day to taste

What's the longest you've used a single smart phone? (Boost for a broader data pool.)

Here you go ^.^ #CC0 #fractals, feel free to use them for anything at all, no attribution necessary.

Made in JWildfire on Linux.

'do cis people question their gender' is an interesting question and i'd basically argue that thinking about your gender position at all already moves you beyond cisnormativity insofar as that system presents gender as a completely unanalysable given that doesn't admit any kind of complex or nuanced relation

growing up autistic is fun because everyone is like "wow you're so smart" because you know a lot of big words and so you test well in school but then you get into the real world and you can't take care of yourself or socialize or do anything that an adult needs to do and you realize that you're actually like, disabled and nobody wanted to tell you because they think being disabled is bad

scotpol, abortion rights, petition 

Please join me in supporting MSP Gillian Mackay’s member’s bill to introduce safe-access buffer zones around clinics

No one should have to run the gauntlet of anti-choice protesters harassing them as they try to access healthcare

As we see the US sadly taking a few steps backwards, let’s not follow them, but instead keep up the progressive momentum in Scotland

To do that, Gillian needs your support 💚

greens.scot/BufferZones

thread on accessibility on birdsite 

Mastodon users have a pretty good reputation for using alt text, but this thread over on the birdsite offers some very helpful pointers on what to include and what to exclude if you’re describing an image for users

twitter.com/redpomgranat/statu

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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.