FYI - As a woman and as a human I am angry - no, righteously PISSED OFF - and I have every right to be. This is not the time to mansplain Constitutionality, give me a lecture about gun rights v. pro-life beliefs, argue political party lines with "yeah but look at what XXX did," or otherwise try to convince me that I'm being alarmist.
So. According to the SCOTUS, gun control CAN'T be left to the states to decide how/why one would procure/carry a weapon because its a basic constitutional right BUT repel rights CAN because human rights are negotiable? Forgetting the part about the human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (basic human rights) which ARE protected in the constitution, but clearly not for women, children in schools, queer folks, the poor, or immigrants/migrants. Got it. #RoevWade
Another elementary school shooting. Reports are between 11 and 18 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders and their teachers are dead. But teaching CRT and LGBTQ+ inclusion is what I need to be afraid of in our classrooms. Yeah, ok. We are willfully and outrageously failing our most vulnerable, USA. Get it the fuck together.
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For anyone going to direct actions or protests here is my protest checklist™️
- Wear all black
- Cover your face
- Don't bring a phone, if you must:
- Lock your phone with pin or password
- Disable any "smart unlock" feature
- Don't bring ID of any kind
- Don't bring payment cards of any kind
- Bring cash, water, and food
- Bring an umbrella
- Inform yourself about the protests' lawyer and write their phone # on your arm with permanent marker; if there is none:
- Make sure you know of a decent lawyer and do the same
- DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE, if you get arrested, say you want your lawyer, nothing else
This bears repeating. AgAiN. It is never the right time to send half nekkid photos of yourself via DM to a church FB page. The pastor WILL ask if you need money for clothing. Following up with an additional pic will still not get you the response you’re looking for. #themoreyouknow
Oh you lovely creative creatures - stop apologising for your work! Stop making excuses for it!
Your work is valid. You don't need to say 'sorry for the' or 'sorry it's a bit' or sorry anything. Everyone here is learning - some people have been learning for longer than others. Every single one of us knows that sometimes the paint splodges or the pen wobbles or we mess up somewhere.
It's fineeeee. You're fine. Own it, and carry on. <3
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
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