Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue, protesters say 'Satan has no place' in Detroit — RT USA
He added that it will also have a certain "functional purpose" – as a chair where "people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation."
4 days ago
"Where's My Cut?": On Unpaid Emotional Labor - The Toast
Housework is not work. Sex work is not work. Emotional work is not work. Why? Because they don’t take effort? No, because women are supposed to provide them uncompensated, out of the goodness of our hearts.
emotionallabour  feminism  women 
9 days ago
And I've finally found a home
In a handful of people I was lucky enough to bump into
We act like pessimists but we're in love with it

And I'm in love with you
And our tiny bed in the upstairs front room
Of a rundown terrace house
Which is obviously perfect as it sounds

Even in the summer
When the cardboard window that you tape on everyday
Falls out and wakes us up
16 days ago
OK, Grace. — New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are...
“Furthermore, the report shows that a significant number of these cases involved young, often vulnerable people. About half of the cases involved people aged 21 years old and under, and some involved people with mental health difficulties. In some cases, the person alleged to have made the false report had undoubtedly been the victim of some kind of offence (sic), even if not the one which he or she had reported.”
rape  rapeculture  reference 
21 days ago
The Light Asservancy Game (furialog)
We have played this game for rather extended periods, with a three-year-old's giddy enthusiasm for escalating repetition, long enough a couple times for me to get a little worried that I might be really upsetting her with the extremes of abnegation, but each time I have tried to stop, she has instantly switched out of character and indignantly demanded that I go back to playing the game correctly.
parenting  children  furialog 
5 weeks ago
I quit the tech industry / fuzzy notepad
I stay up hours later than I mean to, not even doing anything, just trying to put off sleeping — because the next thing I experience will be waking up and going back to work.
7 weeks ago
codersnotes / A Constructive Look At TempleOS
If GNU is the cathedral, and Linux is the bazaar, perhaps there is a place for the temple somewhere too.

templeos  losethos 
7 weeks ago
Eulogy for youth
That first taste of euphoria—those indefinable transcendent moments that begin on the cusp of adulthood and chase us into our twenties—is a drug of its own. An elusive, essentially transient glimpse at what could anchor our world—the promise of fantastic possibility with no instruction of how to make that real, no map for the grunt work to follow.
7 weeks ago
I didn't like shooting games. Then I fell in love with Splatoon - Boing Boing
The premise is as simple as it is weird: You're a kid, but you're also a squid
splatoon  via:Ibutsu 
7 weeks ago
Ursula K. Le Guin Calls On Sci Fi and Fantasy Writers to Envision Alternatives to Capitalism by Araz Hachadourian — YES! Magazine
“We live in capitalism,” said Le Guin, “Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” It’s up to authors, she explains in the video below, to spark the imagination of their readers and to help them envision alternatives to how we live.
toread  ursulaleguin  CAPITALISM 
7 weeks ago
Magic Saved My Life
Happiness is about relationships, and relationships are about accomplishing things with other people. I was once too broken to have real relationships, but Magic fixed me. The whole idea is reductive, but there's a lot of truth to the sentiment.
mtg  suicide  mentalhealth  via:Ibutsu 
8 weeks ago
I Have Been Sitting on Manspreaders For the Last Month and I Have Never Felt More Free - xoJane
In the past, excuse me was usually a whisper that left my body while I prepared to make myself smaller. In the new excuse me, there is no grinding my teeth while juggling four bags, no passive discomfort while dreaming of the alternate universe where I advocate for the space I deserve.
8 weeks ago
Juggernaut Kog’Maw: Baiting with the ADC
An in-depth look at one of the most popular strategies of Season 5. With lots of cute pictures.

The presentation of this article is amazing.
8 weeks ago
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion / Headscratchers - TV Tropes
Yes, what she did was wrong, but what was the alternative? Letting Kyubey and his people eventually control the Law of Cycles and bring back the Witches, thus enslaving or destroying Madoka and consuming the souls of countless others until someone else manages to find a way to change the rules, which won't matter because the Incubators will already have the means and knowledge to control God. Yes, Madoka is in a gilded cage and that is Homura's fault, but that's why it's called Rebellion and not For the Evulz.
10 weeks ago
Don't play the victim blame game with family violence
There have been 36 women who have been killed violently in Australia since the start of this year. We are counting.
theage  violence  women  dv 
11 weeks ago
On the Clock, Part 2 : How to Play Faster, by Zvi Mowshowitz at StarCityGames.com!
Don't forget lunch. It's good to eat lunch, and the faster you play the more likely you'll have at least one round where you have enough time to go get some. Let's hear it for lunch.
12 weeks ago
Installing PHP Mailparse - Cerb Wiki
sudo apt-get install php5-gd php5-imap php-pear php5-dev make php5-mcrypt
php  mailparse 
april 2015
Kate Heddleston
In other words, the most marginalized groups have the most weapons that can be used against them in a combative environment.
aggression  feminism  tech  techculture  broculture 
april 2015
These 10 ‘Acceptable’ Trans Narratives Are Actually Holding Us Back — Everyday Feminism
In the end, it’s ironic that many transgender people spend their lives pursuing an authentic existence, only to dive right back into new closets.
transgender  narrative 
april 2015
Rurutia - Sanctuary
lyrics  rurutia 
april 2015
It’s OK for your open source library to be a bit shitty | David R. MacIver
There is no obligation to free labour. Every hour you put in working on your project for free is a gift to the world. If the world comes back to you and says “You are a bad person for not supporting this thing I need you to support” then fuck them.
opensource  via:mistydemeo 
april 2015
Hidden backdoor API to root privileges in Apple OS X |
TL;DR The Admin framework in Apple OS X contains a hidden backdoor API to root privileges. It’s been there for several years (at least since 2011), I found it in October 2014 and it can be exploited to escalate privileges to root from any user account in the system. The intention was probably to serve…
osx  security 
april 2015
Ultimate Chickpea Noodle Soup Recipe - 101 Cookbooks
4 cups water or a mild vegetable stock
2 cups pre-soaked ceci beans (also known as chickpeas or garbanzo beans)
6 ounces fresh or dried pappardelle

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
recipes  italian 
april 2015
Being transgender in a transphobic society leads to moments of sheer desperation | Meredith Talusan | Comment is free | The Guardian
[tw] When nearly half of trans people attempt suicide, addressing individual mental health concerns isn’t enough; we have to fix the transphobia that affects so many aspects of our daily lives. Blake Brockington, who had come out as trans and apparently killed himself last week, once carved the words “Hate Kills” into his arm in a moment of desperation as his sister and other family members tormented him for being trans, which he recalled in a documentary. “Fix society”, wrote transgender teen Leelah Alcorn last year, just before she ended her life.
suicide  trans  transphobia 
april 2015
What 'Passing' Says About Our Expectations of Women - And Why This Trans Woman's Getting It Wrong on Purpose — Everyday Feminism
I will never do woman right, so I’m getting it wrong on purpose.

I’m not covering up my garters anymore.

The gloves would come off if I ever wore gloves; you told me women like me didn’t belong in the nail salon so I learned to do them myself and they always look too nice to cover in scratchy wool bodybags.

You can jeer and sneer at the little black bands bracing my legs against the rolling tide of cisheteronormativity — but I’m not falling for it.
genderqueer  nonbinary  gender  binary  trans  passing 
april 2015
Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said to Me, Annotated
“You got it! Clever girl!” Accolades I would prefer to ‘clever girl’ include: ‘inexorable agent of destruction'; ‘unknowable one'; ‘king’s champion.’ Also acceptable: ‘Gov’nor’ pronounced in a Cockney accent.
sexism  humour 
april 2015
Why I am Against Autism Speaks (and you should be, too) | The Caffeinated Autistic
Edit 6/20/14 I have updated this and created a new and hopefully better sourced and easier to read document.  Please go here: https://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/new-autism-speaks-masterpost-updated-62014/ (TW: Ableism) Autism Speaks is the most well-known autism charity.  They have the most media coverage and are endorsed by many celebrities, but this certainly does not make them a good organization.…
april 2015
Dan McKinley :: Choose Boring Technology
But somehow when we're talking about Python and Scala or MySQL and Redis people lose their minds, discard all constraints, and start raving about using the best tool for the job
technology  architecture  management 
april 2015
Thirteen Rules — Mammon Machine: ZEAL — Medium
Cults are supremely uninterested in the details of their belief systems. They’re engineered for market niche appeal mostly, kinda like social games. Nobody’s like, let’s start a friendly, personal cult. Nobody wants to start a cult like Bokononism or something and get everyone in on a utopian-aspirational joke. That is beautiful. Sometimes fiction is cooler than real life.

There’s a different kind of truth at stake. My parents have kinda been Well Whatever when it comes to what I believe in, as long as I am thinking about it. There’s a function provided by things that aren’t real but are still truer than the truth.

Rules are real even when they’re fake. It can be real if you write it deeply enough in your brain. I don’t mentally intone weird prayers, but I do recite my new name so that it will become more real. I’m living my life right now under rules I never thought I could dare to believe in two years ago. So that’s pretty cool. I am making my body and indentity real because folx showed me the way. It’s impossible to imagine being trans or whatever under the rules you learn as a kid in your not-technically-a-cult high school or laconic midwestern village. The physical laws of the universe aren’t different elsewhere, but the rules of the culture and the place are so different in Olympia it feels like another planet.
religion  worldbuilding  via:insomnius  trans 
march 2015
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