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I'm Daniel (they/them), a Marie Curie Research Fellow working in the UK (Manchester) but actually from Portugal.

PhD in Communication Sciences.

I work mostly with gender, sexualities and new media. Main areas of interest are Consensual Non-Monogamies , , , , .

Will always rant about the Anglosphere.

“If more white women - liberal and conservative - had fought white supremacist patriarchy as zealously as they fight Brown Muslim patriarchy, if they had obsessed less over Muslim women and more with their own oppression, we would not have Trump or Amy Coney Barrett, his Supreme Court nominee who is about to become the Five-Star General of the Footsoldiers of the Patriarchy.”

This is a beautiful #linguistics #sociolinguistics #podcast and I really recommend you give a couple episodes a listen if you can to see how impactful linguistic liberation and oppression can be.

Accentricity: Multilingualism is not a Curse part 2


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?

OF, sex work, capitalism, sexual violence 

Today on Being Daniel, I find out that criticism against banking corporations for the way they treat sex workers means that I:
1) do not understand consent
2) promote / normalize sexual abuse against children
3) should try to be a better person so that I will get laid more often.


i think a focus on masculinities, rather than masculinity, is important. it provides plurality and diversity that allows for contradiction within the grouping: it is possible to claim masculinity while still being markedly different from, or even a polar opposite to, others that lay claim to that commonality. it also breaks up overarching concepts of what it means to be a man, allowing participants greater freedom for individuality, as well as helping to fracture stereotypes and oppressive expectations

Sex work, queer phobia, transphobia 

Now is a great time to point out that the "concerned liberals" who are often fooled by Evangelical attacks on sex work and porn have a label:

SWERF, or Sex-Worker-Exclusionary Radical Feminist.

The fundie group behind Mastercard pressuring OnlyFans uses many of the same false "studies" and "facts" that I've seen SWERFs use in the past.

There's a great overlap, both in perspective and methods, with the "save the children from the pervs, and the women from themselves" rhetoric of TERFs.

Because they're the same folks.

What might look like the disappearance of a porn site could actually be understood as an attack on queer sexuality.

Any attack on non-mainstream sexuality (and yeah, things that directly compensate creators are Not mainstream) is going to disproportionately affect queer, POC, and disabled people, because of the sidelining of these people's sexuality.

This is some people's living wage.

Solidarity with sex workers.

trans feelings, hindsight, 1/n 

It’s true for some people, but I didn’t “always know” I was trans. With hindsight, though, there’s stuff I missed, or ignored, or explained away over the years that I can interpret as trans feelings now, and I think it might be helpful to write about that. There’ll be a little biography involved but I’ll try to keep it to a minimum.

The Gender Construction Kit has come on a long way since the last time I visited. If you’re looking for info and resources on transitioning in the UK then it’s a good place to start:

research, call for participants 

If you sell sexual(ized) content online and you live in the United Kingdom please consider participating in this small study.

If you know someone who does, please share this with them.


OMG has anyone else seen "The Chair"?

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity and Love 


A feminist future for men can enable transformation and healing. As advocates of feminism who seek to end sexism and sexist oppression, we must be willing to hear men speak their pain. Only when we courageously face male pain without turning away will we model for men the emotional awareness healing requires.
To heal, men must learn to feel again. They must learn to break the silence, to speak the pain. Often men, to speak the pain, first turn to the women in their lives and are refused a hearing. In many ways women have bought into the patriarchal masculine mystique. Asked to witness a male expressing feelings, to listen to those feelings and respond, they may simply turn away. There was a time when I would often ask the man in my life to tell me his feelings. And yet when he began to speak, I would either interrupt or silence him by crying, sending him the message that his feelings were too heavy for anyone to bear, so it was best if he kept them to himself.

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Cultures that like spicy food: "Yum, spice."

Some white dweeb named Wilbur Scoville: "We need to quantify the spiciness level so frat boys can have pissing contests over who can get the highest spice-number while they eat shitty wing sauces with names like 'atomic hell punch!'"

Job opportunity 

In the scope of the initiative "Verão com Ciência" funded by FCT and awarded to CICANT, the center opened four one-month Research Initiation Scholarships.

The call is open until 17/08/2021, and more details on the positions, workplan, and application can be found here:

Only students from Bachelor's or Master's Degree levels are eligible, and we ask you to support the dissemination of this call as much as possible to ensure this initiative is a success.

paper accepted, sex work, labour, gig economy 

Waking up to an acceptance notice is sweet!

Cardoso, D., & Scarcelli, M. (in press). The bodies of the (digitized) body: Experiences of sexual(ised) work on OnlyFans. MedieKultur.

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