if you devalue trans people in any way, including nb people, please block me

I respectfully request that you not refer to me using slurs

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Cake day: June 2nd, 2023


  • See, this is what people say, but now that I’ve been reading labels I don’t believe it.

    For example, I cannot eat Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, but some off brands are made with a different formula that doesn’t include gluten and is manufactured in a safe environment.

    Conversely, I can eat Cheerios, but not most store brands, Lucky Charms but not most store brands, etc.

    And that’s just cereal! Even drugs vary wildly. Sure, the active ingredients are the same, but the other contents can really vary.

    Some foods have similar ingredients, but are either manufactured on shared equipment with wheat and dairy, or not.

    I now believe that most store brands are made in a unique environment. I’m open to being convinced otherwise, but if you need more examples, I can check my cupboard and tell you all kinds of things!

  • I was in the same situation. I started to walk and longboard every day and track my calories without exception.

    Eventually, you can see changes and it becomes easier over time, but oh boy I never shame anyone for their body size, because it’s hella hard, and if you’re coping with other problems like depression or addiction, it’s gotta feel damn near impossible.

  • But it’s not the only alternative to authoritarianism

    Tell that to the people this post is about. Also, as you have mentioned, the current system allows this. The majority of people could support ICE, and it would still be inequitable and oppressive. The majority may oppose returning land to tribal control, but it is still colonization and genocide.

    Only ideologies like Anarchism preclude this, since they by definition oppose such hierarchies and don’t rely on a glacially slow system that winks while people suffer.

    It doesn’t matter what the majority want. Often, the majority want to harm other people. If you don’t believe me, then you haven’t heard from enough American liberals who will make batshit claims such as this being the best system in the world or that they “have no other choice” but to force oppression and genocide as long as it’s sanctioned by the law.

    Clearly, this is not a good system. Never has been.

  • I’m very involved in my community. I sit on two city committees, I meet at least twice a year with my city council rep and email her in between, I vote in every election, I attend rallies and events like Pride and BLM whenever my schedule permits, I work for a charitable non-profit that helps people (don’t want to get too specific because doxxing), and I’ve considered running for local office before deciding my schedule just doesn’t allow it.

    I’m also fairly poor, but I still donate monthly to Lakota People’s Law Project and Minnesota Freedom Fund.

    And even online, I try to discuss real problems and don’t straight up lead with telling people to fuck off. I also don’t make excuses for fascist institutions such as ICE with their border camps. I point out the troubling things Biden is doing because we need to find a way to stop these things by any means necessary.

    So I do agree with your advice, but it’s not a zero sum game. I can do all these things and also be online. I feel like you’re just saying this as a silencing tactic and deflection.