#OrishaLand now has a Wikipedia page 🎉
At the moment, though, most of the third-party sources which could be used to expand the article are openly hostile to the Black autonomist project. Seems like the best way to expand it at the moment is to cite 400+1's own media and to create pages/articles/whatever elsewhere on the internet that are informative without the hostility. (Those also help people who don't wanna turn to Wikipedia or mega-corporate social media to learn about or keep up with the autonomous zone!!)
Non-Black fedi please consider this a direct appeal to show that you actually support Black liberation in a meaningful way. Please do something to help shore up this project's defenses so that it can survive, grow, & thrive rather than just be remembered after it's gone. If you would like to support in more direct ways than those suggested above or in the post please check out 400and1's social media to find out what they need most at this time.
Doing a repair for one of my partially sighted customers today, so here's your semi-regular to ask yourself if if your website supports high-contrast mode and do your social media posts and images online have captions? Are your display name and posts screen reader friendly? They're all small straightforward things that can be the difference between being inclusive or exclusive x
Question about #OrishaLand. Can any of you find a single article about it that isn't written by a cop when you search online? Very concerned about this, given that it's gotten a lot more attention from fascists, including local police, in the last few days. Can someone who's not fascist write about it? Can people work on a wikipedia page or something?
spouse is on the phone with his white "politely" racist neoliberal dad who literally just said 'it is what it is' right after praising how dems are allegedly following procedural minutia and unwritten ideas of 'propriety' as an excuse for not doing enough to help folks, so now i'm putting in the headphones
I'm glad other people really Are a particular gender and can locate themselves within it on a deep level regardless of their gender assigned at birth, and that it's not just LARPing, it's real and important.
For me it feels like an axis of identity that does not exist internally at all except in the expectations of others and fear around failing to gender.
To me, genders are like characters in a fandom that I could LARP as, which is fine (LARPing is fun and cool). But even though I have no interest in this particular fandom, queerphobia and the way gender interacts with racism obliges me to perform anyway, and I resent the hell out of it. I do not want to participate but queerphobia+racism threatens me if I go.
USian upbringing, reflecting
Thinking about how effective this was on me, how it normalized horrible shit and implied that nothing less horrible is even possible. Emotional reactions can be so important
USian upbringing, reflecting
It really does matter how casually settler colonialism, enslavement, and even less blatantly violent ideology like neoliberalism and neocolonialism are presented in textbooks and documentaries. The lack of condemnation or emotional affect communicates 'this is fine'
did the sanitation worker know they were coining a new technical term when they first said the word 'fatberg'
Ah yes, thanks for bringing me...the memory of when some asshole said some really shitty thing thanks
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