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siri how do i explain that i'm a real human person and deserving of life

i'm tired of people i trust(ed) & people whose activist backgrounds all say they should know better continuing to dehumanize us. people who've heard me talk about this again & again & never actually listened. i don't know anymore what i can even say because every approach has failed

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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.

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hello i’m the language police here to tell you that all words are made up and grammar is a good-faith, best-effort sort of thing

i have made a Fool Decision and am only just now setting up the loom even though im supposed to have this tapestry done by monday at 11am 😬

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Weird how sex work is criminalized but being a nazi isnt

legit kind of in love with the whole "integrated cw as subject line" concept. so nice, so clean, so beautifully opt-in

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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.

nothing useful comes of differentiating lyric and poetry from literature, nor narrative art, & frankly it's only dismissive 🤷🏻‍♀️

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hey there.

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.

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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