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Genderfluid (DFAB) Autistic middle-class white person, mentally ill, learning disabled. Pronouns are ey/em/eir. Do not refer to me by gendered terms like "girl" or "dude". (Still working on a suitably punny URL that doesn't invoke dudeness...)


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the chrome update puts the scrollbars back to the way they should be!!

they’re thicker again, with up/down scroll buttons as well as the bar to pull.

so make sure you update chrome if the new scrollbars were a trouble for you!!

if you view

being told you’ve messed up and done something oppressive or marginalising

as you being yelled at for no reason

and not as what it is

(which is somebody in a vulnerable position trusting you not to turn violent if they tell you that you messed something up, and also believing that you have the desire and ability to change for the better)

then there’s a problem

and it’s not in the person telling you that you messed up

Reblogged from tearsmorgan

nefericit:

neurodivergentleman:

nefericit:

tearsmorgan:

Lay in bed you nasty trash dont even move or have skin you might trigger someone

tw: words

are you for reals, your sidebar literally lists that you tag a certain kind of stuff so people can avoid it if they want, literally what is it about people needing

a) warning for bare skin in case they have body image issues due to an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder, ptsd due to rape trauma…

b) rapid flashing movement which caused a lot of people actual physical pain and almost caused some people hospitalisation-worthy seizures

that makes them worthy of some special scorn from you. why is it worth your time to tag things so people can avoid them if it annoys them, but as soon as someone needs something warning for because of a medical condition, suddenly it’s something to be made fun of

i do not understand you, or your apparently messed-up priorities, at all

Yeah, I tag military posts with military so people who follow me and don’t have gun/military related posts can block it not because they are triggered by it lol.

Someone doesn’t get a joke at all, geesh.

yeah, that thing you described, that little bit of effort you put in to make someone else’s day a little easier?

literally all people are asking for when they ask for trigger warnings

only difference is, with a trigger warning, they’re not just asking you to make their day a little easier

they’re asking you to not totally ruin their day by making them too fucking ill, thanks to the trigger, to do anything to the full extent they should be able to if some asshole hadn’t refused to tag triggers

OP was making fun of someone who made a general PSA with a bunch of warnings like that for a widely shared piece of content, letting people know what was in it in case they needed to avoid it due to their medical conditions. the post literally didn’t negatively affect OP’s day in any way, but they still felt the need to make fun of the person who posted the warnings (who is a child, and has had hundreds of messages telling them to kill themself)

so, like, even if your joke was funny, not the best post to make it on

but i’m still really not understanding what your joke was other than “lol, sick people existing, what’s up with that”? like, if that’s not it, can you explain the punchline to me or something b/c

Reblogged from tearsmorgan

nefericit:

tearsmorgan:

Lay in bed you nasty trash dont even move or have skin you might trigger someone

tw: words

are you for reals, your sidebar literally lists that you tag a certain kind of stuff so people can avoid it if they want, literally what is it about people needing

a) warning for bare skin in case they have body image issues due to an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder, ptsd due to rape trauma…

b) rapid flashing movement which caused a lot of people actual physical pain and almost caused some people hospitalisation-worthy seizures

that makes them worthy of some special scorn from you. why is it worth your time to tag things so people can avoid them if it annoys them, but as soon as someone needs something warning for because of a medical condition, suddenly it’s something to be made fun of

i do not understand you, or your apparently messed-up priorities, at all

Reblogged from iamthethunder

April 2nd

iamthethunder:

k-pagination wants to bother Lindt on April 2nd.  It sounds like a great idea for anyone interested.  Is there any better time to show that we have voices?  All the ire here had might as well go somewhere.  Candy companies rarely deal with social media crises.  We might even accomplish something.

(via goldenheartedrose)

reminder:

do not subject me to any april fools pranks

this post is me formally issuing my non-consent to being the subject of any april fools pranks

it’s ok if you link me to funny april fools articles - as long as they are actually funny and not just “shock humour” (i.e. offensive), and you’ve told me that what i’m looking at is an april fools article.

if you link me to, or tell me, something without telling me it’s a prank, and expect me to believe it, and make fun of me if/when i do, i will never trust you again

if you link me to screamers or to things with autoplay without warning me, we are not friends and we will never talk again

please tag all your april fools pranks with #april fools, or something, so that people who wish to opt out entirely can do so

ty

Reblogged from markovnikoving
[Transcript of above scanned image:]
With the rise of capitalism, a new middle class emerged who wanted their children to speak the dialect of the “upper” classes. This desire led to the publication of many prescriptive grammars. In 1762 an influential grammar, A Short Introduction to English Grammar with Critical Notes, was written by Bishop Robert Lowth. Lowth, influenced by Latin grammar and by personal preference, prescribed a number of new rules for English. Before the publication of his grammar, practically everyone - upper-class, middle-class, and lower-class speakers of English - said I don’t have none, You was wrong about that, and Mathilda is fatter than me. Lowth, however decided that “two negatives make a positive” and therefore one should say I don’t have any; that even when you is singular it should be followed by the plural were; and that I not me, he not him, they not them, and so forth should follow than in comparitive constructions. Many of these prescriptive rules were based on Latin grammar, which had already given way to different rules in the languages that developed from Latin. Because Lowth was influential and because the rising new class wanted to speak “properly,” many of these new rules were legislated into English grammar, at least for the prestige dialect.
[End transcript.]
markovnikoving:

please read this excerpt from a linguistics textbook about a rich guy that decided to change the way english was spoken just because he liked it better, then continue to belligerently argue that it is “objectively incorrect” to refer to someone with singular they pronouns
"they isnt singular for a reason" no actually, nothing in language is ever for a reason ever, stop pretending this is in any way a valid or acceptable justification for enforcing gender binary language
also, aave. those excerpts of what english was like before lowth decided he was important enough to govern how a language “should” be spoken are very similar to aave today. those of us that dont speak aave are the ones that changed!
(fromkin and rodman, an introduction to language)

[Transcript of above scanned image:]

With the rise of capitalism, a new middle class emerged who wanted their children to speak the dialect of the “upper” classes. This desire led to the publication of many prescriptive grammars. In 1762 an influential grammar, A Short Introduction to English Grammar with Critical Notes, was written by Bishop Robert Lowth. Lowth, influenced by Latin grammar and by personal preference, prescribed a number of new rules for English. Before the publication of his grammar, practically everyone - upper-class, middle-class, and lower-class speakers of English - said I don’t have none, You was wrong about that, and Mathilda is fatter than me. Lowth, however decided that “two negatives make a positive” and therefore one should say I don’t have any; that even when you is singular it should be followed by the plural were; and that I not mehe not himthey not them, and so forth should follow than in comparitive constructions. Many of these prescriptive rules were based on Latin grammar, which had already given way to different rules in the languages that developed from Latin. Because Lowth was influential and because the rising new class wanted to speak “properly,” many of these new rules were legislated into English grammar, at least for the prestige dialect.

[End transcript.]

markovnikoving:

please read this excerpt from a linguistics textbook about a rich guy that decided to change the way english was spoken just because he liked it better, then continue to belligerently argue that it is “objectively incorrect” to refer to someone with singular they pronouns

"they isnt singular for a reason" no actually, nothing in language is ever for a reason ever, stop pretending this is in any way a valid or acceptable justification for enforcing gender binary language

also, aave. those excerpts of what english was like before lowth decided he was important enough to govern how a language “should” be spoken are very similar to aave today. those of us that dont speak aave are the ones that changed!

(fromkin and rodman, an introduction to language)

(via hexgoddess)

Reblogged from oldbore

oldbore:

lets stop using “gsrm” it was a good idea but it’s too available to kinky/poly cishets not to mention it was developed by known rapist and abuser jamie-anne #rape #abuse #jamie-anne #featnickiminaj

i seem to recall also, but can’t find a source so i might be wrong, that the scholar who originally coined the term intended for kinky/poly cishets and also paedophiles to be included in the term

so. yeah. let’s not

lgbt+ is generally accepted as a shorthand

"people marginalised due to their gender or orientation" is longwinded but is good in terms of saying what you mean (and also forces you to think about whether you mean lgbt+, or just lgbpa, or just trans and intersex people)

(via darknephilim)

people who have petitions that they want people to sign:

can you not with the “everyone’s talking about the nonbinary petition, but nobody’s talking about the petition for [x]!”

you’re not going to get me to want to talk about [x] if you’re putting it in competition with the nonbinary petition (which has had to be remade because it didn’t succeed the first time)

i will anyway, because [x] is usually something important, but

the antagonism really isn’t necessary

thx

if you’re fed up of vulnerable marginalised demographics being used as pawns in internet arguments where they don’t even apply, by people who aren’t a part of the demographic in question

clap your hands