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11 Aug, 10 tweets, 2 min read
Today in "Stuff on my mind": some people need to be more careful with the ways they ridicule the people they don't like.

Is the target of your ire a racist threat to society attached to a dictator who regularly commits war crimes? Then why are you calling them fat?
I've been dealing with this a long time. I had a ton of coworkers at one job who would use the congested voice that people think sounds like a person with a developmental disability to mock, for instance, fast food workers who got orders wrong frequently...
... and when I tried to shut that down "come on, it's not like we're talking about you." First off, I bet when I'm not around they did. Second off, it's throwing an entire category of people who had nothing to do with that wrong sandwich under the bus.
Like just acknowledge that we all have bad days and ask for a new sandwich, FFS.

These days? The problems with Madison Cawthorne are LEGION. I truly do not give one single fig about his handwriting, especially not when they don't really teach penmanship anymore.
Trump's incontinence. Like, that's the whole of the joke? The whole joke?

Everybody's body breaks down at some point, sometimes all at once, more often piece by piece. You know someone with this issue, I guarantee it, who will NEVER tell you about it.
The bottom line is when you treat a trait that your friends have as worthy of derision in another person, you're not saying "I really hate this other person" you're saying "this trait makes a person unworthy".
Sidenote: There are some people in government right now who if they were my relatives, I'd want to do some tests to find out if we should hire them some help, and maaaaaybe somebody should have POA. There's got to be a way to talk about competence without...
the blanket generalizations that I've seen lately that implies the elderly and the disabled are straight up unfit for anything.
P.S: Choices are fair game. The spray tan for instance, was a CHOICE. Anybody with a bad suit who works in government and can therefore afford a better one has made a CHOICE. Those aren't really the same thing.
Might be a bit premature to put this here already but I HAVE ART! Many pieces have free hi-res downloads available. Also I have tooooo many bills due on Sunday. ko-fi.com/karidru

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9 Aug
I'm sure some do. But as often, parents think this when YOUR CHILD IS TELLING YOU THAT THEY ARE STRUGGLING.

"You're smarter than this." I wasn't. I was literally just born.

"Get me the thing." "I can't find the thing." "Sigh. It's right there. Snake woulda bit you." I'M BLIND.
Specific example: mom asked me to do the laundry. I was 12. I had never done the laundry. I understood the theory. So I agreed, but asked her to show me. She was furious. I should know how to do the laundry by now! Yeah, probably! But I need the settings explained ONCE, anyway.
Times a kid IS trying to get out of something? There's a nonzero chance they've got cause. "I'm in the middle of something, can I do it later?" Really does not fly in many households I know, but why shouldn't it, as long as later actually happens?
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8 Aug
Growlcat update: cannot find her. It's too hot and all the cats are hiding but I found the boys. Turned on AC when I realized I'm having heat exhaustion issues as well.
Found her! She's WAY too good at this. Saw her tiny little reflective eyes in a cave created by my bookcase, a box of books, and several blankets folded on top of the books. I am unsure how she managed to navigate all that.
She's now just chillin on the Growl Shelf on a stack of horror anthologies she knocked over.
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8 Aug
On tumblr and racism: I'm thinking about this a lot lately. Tumblr gets blamed for a lot of the worst, most dangerous behavior on the internet and I'm not letting it off the hook because the staff banned porn instead of Nazis. And it looks like twitter's going the same way.
Recently I discovered I'm on a blocklist of "fan creators who are a danger to marginalized people". This list is at least 70% BIPOC. The people who made the list: are not.

I am staring at the red string like conspiracy meme guy because I can ALMOST see how they did it.
I do not give a shit about being fandom cancelled, especially when I am in such good company.

The part I care about is a bunch of fash managed to persuade enough marginalized creators to talk about themselves to make a list like this...
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