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Wow. AI technology can be used to target and oppress marginalized people at a mass scale, and Google just put the president of the Heritage Foundation, a xenophobic transphobe, on their AI Ethics Council. Now employees are speaking out: medium.com/@against.trans…
This is the person Google just invited to advise them on ethics in Artificial Intelligence technology. They announced it four days before #TransDayOfVisibility
The letter has been signed by more than 80 Google employees, plus dozens of academics, activists, attorneys, celebrities, etc

One member of the AI Ethics council already resigned over the controversy

There's info on how to add your name at bottom of this medium.com/@against.trans…
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My Twitter goal for 2019 is to get more followers than Benito Mussolini's similarly-named granddaughter.

I tweet political/news analysis, weird jokes three people get, deep Muppet lore, D&D minutiae, and whatever strikes my fancy. I'll change how you think about things. Promise!
Yes, I know that Alessandra Mussolini is still gaining followers from her Twitter spat, but

1. That just gives me a moving target.
2. I'm setting a goal for the whole year, not just like right now.
3. It's about the journey, not the destination.
Hey, @JimCarrey, this #TransDayOfVisibility please help a trans woman become more visible than Mussolini's fascist-apologetic granddaughter

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Ich war immer schlecht auf den #TransDayOfVisibility vorbereitet. Was soll ich da bloß twittern - einfach nur ein Selfie? Oder doch irgendwas Tiefgründigeres?

Diesmal hab ich was Besonderes. Quasi ein "tiefgründiges Selfie".

Das Innere meiner Genitalien & ein Thread mit Infos.
Vorweg will ich klar stellen: ich möchte weder mich, noch trans* Menschen generell, auf Genitalien und andere Körperteile reduzieren.

Wer meint, jemand müsse dysphorisch bzgl. der eigenen Genitalien sein und/oder eine OP daran anstreben, um trans* zu sein, ist hier falsch.
Genitaloperationen sind für einige trans* Menschen ein wichtiges Thema.

Während die Medien es oft als *das* definierende Thema zentrieren, sind Informationen darüber tabuisiert und auch für uns, die es direkt betrifft, schwer zu erhalten.

Ich will dazu beitragen, das zu ändern.
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Today is #TransDayOfVisibility

Throughout the day, we‘ll be sharing content that celebrates transgender and non-binary people. If you are trans or non-binary, reply with a photo or a tweet with your story for us to share!
Kai, Eisha and Jennifer are three transgender women who shared their stories as part of the Trans in America documentary series. Here are their stories 👇
Kai, from Texas, and her mom, Kimberly, celebrate Kai’s truth every day. #TransDayOfVisibility
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It's #transdayofvisibility and as a non-binary person, I'd particularly like to acknowledge that, hey, we're here too.

We're not just making "fashion statements" or trying to be "trendy for attention". +
I've been deliberately misgendered by both cis and binary trans folks. Cis people dismiss and ridicule my identity and an hour later, a binary trans person makes some asinine comment about my "cis passing privilege". +
I'm sick of thinking I've found spaces where I'm safe, people who understand the dynamics of not conforming to cis-imposed standards, the pain of being forced into that harnass and punished for rejecting it, only to in turn be rejected by the very people I deemed "safe", +
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Can we take a moment to appreciate how capitalism has commodified motherhood, which fine, whatevs, but in the process created an exclusionary holiday which serves to reinforce people's existing smugness, and marginalise those already struggling. Cool huh.
Instead of peer pressuring each other into buying flowers/cards/croissants to paper over the appalling way in which women are fucked over by society once they procreate, let's focus on the much more valuable #TransDayOfVisibility (1/?)
...and how people are literally dying because somehow transphobia is a acceptable form of bigotry among liberal circles (and of course in conservative ones) which means some of the most vulnerable people in our communities are screwed from every which way (2/?)
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CW suicide:

Jayden Lowe died on 22/11/2018 after 11 months on the waitlist for the monopoly transgender children's gender service. 7 months on he would still be waiting. The wait is now 21 months & still rising. Some of our kids will never get there. #NHSfailingtranskids
Imagine if in September 2018, Jayden had reached the @NHSEngland service, they still would not have given any immediate medical treatment. They would not have offered bridging hormones, instead they would have reported him & his parents to social services for self medicating. 2/
@NHSEngland If not ejected from service, Jayden would have suffered more waiting during an assessment of minimum 3-6 to establish eligibility access hormone blockers. If already through puberty, blockers would create a medically induced menapause, extremely distressing as a 17 year old 3/
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A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed This Way, And No One In Mexico Is Stopping Them
archive.is/sNpLo
Organization's website: pueblosinfronteras.org

Organization's twitter: twitter.com/PuebloSF

Legal organization's twitter: twitter.com/AlOtroLado_Org

Main organizer's twitter: twitter.com/alex_mensing
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1/ One of my favorite Dr. King quotations is about street sweepers, and I'd like to tell you why I'm thinking about it a lot today.

(image: @TheKingCenter)

#TransDayOfVisibility
2/ When I read this quote as a kid, I was dirt poor. My mother worked minimum wage jobs for long hours. We were on welfare. To me, this quotation was a revelation because it amplified the dignity of the adults in my life. It made them visible, not the set pieces of other stories.
3/ As an adult, as an out transgender person, that take on labor has expanded in my eyes. Visibility is not easy. Visibility for trans people, in our time, is a form of labor. In many ways, being openly transgender is a job in itself.
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Ein erklärender Thread
zu dem Label fluidflux
anlässlich #TransDayOfVisibility

( evtl. nötige CN sind vor den jeweiligen tweets. )
So hey,
ich nutze mehrere Label für mein Geschlecht.
Ja das ist ok und valide.

Neben dem gröszeren Label nonbinary/nichtbinär,
oder wie meine lieblings Schreibweise enby ( wie cute ist das bitte? 😻)

nutze ich unter anderem das Mikrolabel fluidflux.
Ich nutze das Label seit ein paar Jahren nach dem ich mehrere Label versucht habe.

Bisher kommt es dem am nächsten :3
Und wird vermutlich noch ne weile bleiben.
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