global map of #Dec17 #IDEVASW #InternationalDayToEndViolenceAgainstSexWorkers events this year Show more
whore is not a misogynistic slur. it is not a slut-shaming slur. it is a slur for sex workers that sometimes gets used as an insult for civ women who have 'frivolous sex'. the insult is the comparison to us. being a woman does not give you the right to say it and having casual or frequent sex doesn't give you the right to say it. that isn't reclamation. it's still a weapon, & it's still used as one. you laughingly call yourself a whore & i hear every man who's fucked me with a gun to my head.
conference politics Show more
@avia literally every year at least two speakers (usually talking on high-risk issues) can't make it in, either because of cost or other necessity, and every year because the conference refuses to pay presenters and refuses all virtual access, the talks never happen at all. no matter how important they are. #letpresentersskypein2k19
papermaking Show more
last night i pulled my first sheet combining cotton and mulberry fibers!
[id: aforementioned sheet, held up to the light to show that the thicker sections of the paper form the message "hi", written in cursive with a heart for the dot. end id]
i understand people often have limited experience interacting with folks who have degenerative and/or terminal illnesses! i'm sympathetic. but, please, for my sake—i don't need or want your worry, your well-wishes, or god forbid your "i'm sorry"s. you can just talk to me like you would anyone else. a constant stream of pity is exhausting for anyone.
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strongly considering running a guerrilla workshop at the cc19 conference next month. i didnt submit to do a talk officially this yr in protest of the lack of funding and access, but they never change the lanyards and i can scan a presenter badge nbd. angry talk on open & virtual access y/y?
bad, bad #medieval lit meme, ID below Show more
two images, first a child pinning a kitten to a piece of paper and drawing around it; second, the resulting very rough image of a cat. the girl is captioned "snorri sturleson"; the cat is "an intricate literary and cultural tradition"; the drawing "prose edda". end ID
hey there. #introduction
avia. postgrad medievalist interested primarily in the ASTt & pre-xian near-arctic, but that's sure not stopping me from yelling about eddukvæði all day. tertiary interest in the aurignacian EEMH tradition.
i'm blind/VI & a GED-carrying member of the criminalized underclass, so academia can be kind of a weird place for me. i also do harm reduction & decrim activism. for fun, i spin, weave, & nålebind; i have a wife & a cat.
official/sfw account. medievalist. i like tea & textile manufacture.
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