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Feeling: my current mood Reading: "Open Veins of Latin America" Want to add my button?

protected by Tifa Lockhart


What we are not going to do, is pretend that alternative social media platforms don't have a reputation about them. I'm not one to judge, I'm on mastodon myself. But I also believe that you have to be the change that you want to see. It's not that racism or fascism shocks me, it's just that I don't want to deal with it any more than I want to deal with liberals on Twitter. It's actually worse on these alternative platforms because because of how extreme the left and right wing groups are. I guess it comes with the freezepeach territory. Is anyone surprised that fediverse lacks a diverse demographic?

I have frequented male-dominated spaces my whole life, and I was used to hostility so much that I came to naturally expect it. I am completely desensitized to misogyny. We're still barely getting past the era of "there are no girls on the internet". The point I'm getting at, is that I lived my entire life with my head down, or I tried to make myself invisible to an unhealthy degree. I no longer silence myself as an act of resistance and compassion.

I have zero interest in seriously engaging with fascists, nazis, or right-wing individuals. I am committed to fighting capitalism in all of its forms. To undermine the capitalist structure and its abusive scripts about human worth in relation to work, productivity, and ownership. To subvert gender ideology and to actively decolonize. I am aggressively opposed to oppressive and coercive power structures of all kinds.

Wording and inspiration borrowed from Lizbeth Poirier