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Oh this is looking more and more like a breach of the UK Equality Act. Someone pass the popcorn.


Think of difference between telling a child they did something bad and telling a child they are bad.

WP (myself included) are children that hear "You are a bad, bad person" whenever we are called out for DOING something bad.

We never learned that good people can do bad things. We hear even direct "This thing you did here" criticism as an attack on our value and worth as human beings.

"I'm not a racist" is never true. Anti-racist is not the same thing as racism-free. WP can't grok that.

So, I think I've just started a one-person war against some of the REF procedures. 😅

Gonna keynote next week at an international conference on research! :D

❓ Poll: Have you ever had to report content in your feed to a fediverse mod?

Followup: how fast was the response time?

Boosts requested; I'm writing an article about the moderation of decentralized networks.

Special Issue of Sexualities:
Parenting, Polyamory and Consensual Nonmonogamy. Critical and Queer Perspectives (Editorial group: Daniel Cardoso, Christian Klesse, Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Michael Raab, Cornelia Schadler, and Mimi Schippers).
If you wish to contribute to the Special Issue, please, upload an abstract of 250-300 words (including 5 key words, a short biographical note and your contact details) by 30 July 2020 at

Pro tip from a mistake-maker: It's super valid to congratulate yourself for becoming less bigoted and unlearning harmful ideologies. You should feel good about that!

It's NOT valid to therefore expect praise or adoration from marginalized folks, or to expect people to thank you for not considering them 'beneath' you.

Cheers to everyone who's working to unlearn toxic nonsense. :anarchoheart3:

I used to think that I had limitless supply to hold other people up through emotional crisis but really I just had no respect for my own wellbeing.

I am unemployed. I don't believe I will be returning to academia.

If you or someone you know is looking for a high skilled, highly motivated Unix admin, technical writer, infosec consultant, or tech researcher, please get in touch. Willing to relocate anywhere (after the COVID-19 situation, of course) and work remotely in the interim.

(Please feel free to star and boost.)

kink, domination, ACNH 

"A non-binary dominatrix has been using Animal Crossing: New Horizons to humiliate clients during lockdown, beating them with a butterfly net, locking them in cages and accepting bells as payment."

If we, on the other hand, understand truth as a product of power relations and epistemic privilege, we can then clearly understand that they speak a truth - the truth of power. The truth of power resonates with those who feel their power is being robbed away from them, the truth of power resonates with those who consider themselves to be aligned with power, with those who see in the Other a counterpoint and a threat.
That counterpoint is truth to power. Parrhesia.

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Johnson, Bolsonaro, Trump, Ventura, and so many more, are ironically famous for "telling the truth". This baffles a lot of people, since they (provenly) lie, cheat, mislead, etc.
The issue stems from the fact that "truth" is understood as a correspondence between Reality and speech. (1/2)

adding "white feminism" to the pile along with "transmedicalism" and "homonationalism" and labeling the whole thing "Propping Up White Supremacist Ideas But Sounding Woke While You Do It", and then burning the whole thing

i was now years old when i suddenly realized that the expression "cut to the chase" is about movie editing.

Zoom meetings aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing on their website, in their security white paper, and in the user interface in their app by @yaelwrites and myself

A COVID-19 statistics PSA from your local health data scientist 

Epidemiology is hard. If you see someone who is not a trained epidemiologist posting numbers that are out of line with those reported by WHO etc., they are almost always wrong. Either they are using words to mean something different than you (or they) think they mean, or they are missing crucial concepts about how epidemics & public health data work.

This is still true even if they have a lot of graphs in their Medium thinkpiece.

Well this is cool, JSTOR is making some of their database accessible to non-registered users:

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