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Uyghur/Han politics; marriage as colonization

In case you feel like getting really mad about how Uyghur women are being portrayed as ideal brides, with Uyghur men "safely" locked away in concentration camps.

complaining about cis queer bullshit 

@velexiraptor women and femmes is a cursed linguistic construct that doesnt describe or elucidate anything whatsoever imo

Posts to this profile are also my employers opinions because I'm self employed, now excuse me while I leave this meeting on my skateboard and kickflip occasionally into the sunset with a bundle of opinions under my arm x


Before jumping into someone else's mentions:

✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?

activism, fatigue, transphobia ment. 

I've done so damned little of my real job (teaching, writing) today, because of the time I spent researching university policies in order to see what can be done about some really transphobic, hateful language one of our students was subjected to from a staff member.

Even if the time put into it is objectively not that much, the mental burden of dealing with it all is just completely bloody exhausting.

But how much worse is it for my students? So onwards.

the (lack of) social life of academia, communal sadness 

I mean, oh no, how terrible to live a life where I have friends who want to invite me to things, but it just feels grindingly awful to say no time after time after time.

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the (lack of) social life of academia, communal sadness 

Solidarity is inviting a sad friend to write and weep together. We've both had hard years personally, but the wheels don't stop turning for either of us.

Said sad friend is one of like... three people I can envision meaningfully socializing with in the semester I need to finish my book manuscript, and I don't know how to politely tell literally everyone else in the world to please stop inviting me to things.

It counts as meeting my page goals if it turns out I got extra pages because I had my formatting messed up and needed to be writing US Letter instead of A4?

That counts, right?

mental health, writing 

There's probably a healthy way to write a monograph but I sure as fuck don't know what it is.





#TheKashmirSyllabus – A List of Sources for Teaching and Learning about Kashmir 《Added to my growing list of activist syllabi 》

So excited about the undergrads I'm advising this year. Tinder AND GRINDR projects!

WELL HELLO it's a new semester now and being online seems like a good idea again 👋🏻

fieldwork progress report, mental health 

In addition to all of this I've also checked in with people from past fieldwork. And working on article edits now.

Ye gods this has been a productive trip. I'm so much harsher to myself than I deserve—but as I was typing to my partner earlier, there's

"...something about the constant temporary feelings, and the rush to see people, and the never really getting to settle in"

that always makes me a mess, and makes it easier to be unkind to myself.

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fieldwork progress report. 

So in 6 weeks I will have conducted 10 interviews—5 check-ins and 5 new. Hopefully maybe a couple others but we'll see. + Lovely academic and fun times with academics in these parts.

I think, on the whole, that this is not bad.

@guerrillarain attempted criticisms of sex work accidentally criticizing the conditions of all labor under capitalism = 😽👌

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