danger for trans people, PLEASE BOOST Show more
uspol framing Show more
Article from 2017:
"The term “government shutdown” gives the public the false impression that the entire government is being shut down, when in reality, only a small percentage of the government gets shut down—and for starkly ideological reasons.
What we are really facing is a liberal government shutdown—which is to say programs designed to help the vulnerable and poor are gutted, while institutions designed to serve the rich and powerful remain unscathed."
Politics Show more
Remember, when politics get too overwhelming to deal with at any given moment, try devoting your pent up frustration towards praxis.
Whether it's getting involved with your local Food Not Bombs chapter, making a donation, or something more ambitious, just doing something can help SO MUCH.
Errr I made an album?? https://flixography.bandcamp.com
It's a collection of the instrumental things I've been putting on SoundCloud (although there is one new one as well) - so if you've been enjoying those and want to own them, now you can!
Currently reading: Show more
"Racism: A Short History"
by George M. Fredrickson
Los Angeles teachers strike Show more
#Labor: Los Angeles County Unified School District teachers will strike on Monday, after failure to reach agreement in long deadlocked contract negotiations https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/l-teachers-plan-strike-monday-after-no-deal-was-reached-n957966
Transgender health, HRT Show more
New #UK studies find that #HRT (hormone therapy for #transgender patients) entails no more risk than birth control bills, and increases risk of cardiovascular disease not at all https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/studies-find-that-transgender-hormone-therapy-is-less-risky-than-birth-control-pills-300770439.html
I'm now on the path to becoming a bonafide academic and professor!
American Catholicism, kinda snarky Show more
Participants in American Catholic youth programs: Can you explain why it's sinful for my friend to have a boyfriend but you're not concerned that I might have a girlfriend? And why, when Jesus constantly uplifts female role models in the gospels, are women excluded from Church leadership positions at even the local level? Also, what is our plan for addressing poverty at a systemic level?
Youth ministers: To connect to youth, we need electric guitar in church…
capitalism, consumerism, education Show more
Due to tax cuts and the rising costs of textbooks, some USA schools are receiving corporate sponsored education materials.
This is just as bad as you think it is.
A 1998 study by the Consumers Union found 80% of these materials to be biased.
The educational materials were found to have incomplete or “slanted” information that favored the sponsor’s products and views.
Examples in next toot:
rhetoric, academia Show more
i love the shit out of this book
decolonizing area studies librarianship cfp Show more
One of the editors says the new deadline for chapter proposals is 2019-01-15 and to reach out to them if you want to discuss a proposal or might need a wee more time.
It's The Discourse of the Day! Show more
There is not a single word in the history of marginalized gender and sexual identities that has not been used as a cudgel against us.
You want to identify with the f word? That's your thing, go ahead. I'll straight up punch anyone who applies it to me without my explicit consent.
You like homosexual? You gotta deal with the history of that word and the medicalization of people's lives.
Same with gay, queer, dyke, and basically any other label. And if we start telling each other not to use certain words -for ourselves- we start using the language of the oppressor, instead of allowing the language of resistance to widen and flourish.
But also, don't pick fights with kids.
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