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Brown v. Board of Education, 17 May 1954:

"We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment."

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In Alabama, 74% of women are breadwinners in their families, yet women are paid less than men in every occupation & education level. Overall Alabama women are paid just 67 cents for every dollar paid to men.

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Happy - time for a 😺

Lions (specifically the species Panthera leo) were found in Europe until as recently as the first century CE. Today, the only population outside Africa is found in the Gir Forest of India. The Gir lions have a unique social structure and are highly endangered. 🦁

As always, ask me any cat questions you have!

📷 by Mika Brandt on Unsplash

Listening to passionate people talk about their work and research is my favorite pastime

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Since I moved accounts and have never done an #introduction , let’s change that.

Hi, I’m Sarah. An Enby originally from Germany but now living in Oslo, Norway. I moved here for work, which is in Software Dev (got a shiny CS degree somewhere).

I love

🤸‍♂️ Aerial Silk & Aerial Hoop
🎮 Videogames (PC & Console)
🎞 Movies & TV shows
💻 Coding
🧝‍♀️ Adventure (Travel, hiking, exploring)
❤️ Community

Languages: 🇩🇪🇬🇧 (🇫🇷🇯🇵🇳🇴)

they/them/hen :)

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Heya, I'm helping my friend @somarasu crowdfund a little bit of extra money for food, so we can build a solid pantry and go from there.

So if you got a $5-10 you can throw their way, or even more, feel free to. Otherwise boost.

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USpol, classism, abortion, white supremacy 

Reminder that the broad pro-abortion narrative in this fuckin country is largely controlled by higher class white cis fems who benefit from the imperialism and internal/external colonialism that their patriarchs participate in.

Change the narrative. Make sure they don't take it over, again!

A lot of these high class cis fem groups don't give a shit for Black liberation in the imperial core. They didn't show up for George Floyd, much less Ferguson. They only want their settler benefits. They are not our allies or accomplices (at most, they're momentarily beneficial for us, if needed). They're not gonna risk their status and property for working class white and Black folks who will bear the brunt of state-mandated-births.

Abortion access is a class and race issue. Don't fuckin' forget that.

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Yet another reminder that not all women have uteruses and not everyone with a uterus is a woman.

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*massaging temples* the US is a carceral state, but (super long post) 

I don't actually think that the shitstorm of legal decisions, bills being passed, Supreme Court cases being overturned, and pending evictions is going to actually lead to a 1:1 increase in prisoner populations (which is a sentiment I've seen tossed around on the Birdsite). The state simply cannot afford to grow prisons as they have done in the past because they have begun to acknowledge how frickin' expensive it is for the state to house prisoners, for any amount of time but definitely for life, as well as paltry not-a-stance stances on "mass incarceration" (a misnomer if I ever heard one) being bad. The prison is no longer a state economic "fix," as Ruthie Gilmore termed it in 2007.

What I could see happening is this a massive expansion of the number of people with ankle monitors and under electronic monitoring (yes we're all under it because we have phones, shut up, I'm talking about something very very specific). We're seeing this already with immigrant detention in the US:

"According to ICE budget estimates, it costs roughly $4.36 per day to place a person on a detention alternative, and more than $140 per day to detain someone in a facility."

(as a terrible, gross aside, one of the companies that ICE contracts with to provide ankle monitors used to um monitor cattle...)

Electronic monitoring pre-trial isn't by any means rare, and it's definitely more common (as far as I've seen) with folks on parole (for context there are 822,000 people on parole in the US and 2.9 million people on probation), but I could see a world in which the legal decisions of 2021/2022 lead to a higher number of people wearing ankle monitors, having to pay exorbitant fees related to the monitor not to the state but to that private company, either while awaiting trial or while out on parole (we have yet to see if the bills regarding trans healthcare for children and adults will create violent or non-violent felonies and as much as I hate to uphold the state's distinction, this does play a role in charging, sentencing, and the possibility of release etc). Of course, if you can't afford the fees, you're going to jail, or if your monitor breaks or you go less than a mile out of your judge-determined radius, you're going to jail, but idk, I can see this coming up as the far more common move by court systems, and one that people will stumble into rather than struggle against and wage war on.

These legal decisions are absolutely about shoring up cisheteronormative white supremacist and petit bourgeois ideals of what family, health, women, etc are, but I think we need to be cognizant of how the mechanism of enforcing those ideals is not just fascist mythmaking, but its the paternalistic penal state -- though one made more "compassionate" through the double-edged sword of tightly-controlled, automated surveillance and the possibility of not being held in a cage.

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Did you know, if your post recommending hashtags is unlisted, it's still boostable, and you can click through to the hashtags, but you don't have to take up space with recommending the hashtag on the hashtag?

It's like magic. Try it.

Here's some recommendations

#mosstodon #MastoTips #Caturday

#MascMonday #wenbiesday

#AmReading #amWriting

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Good day for a few friendly reminders:

1. Putting topics behind a content warning helps people manage their own stress.

2. Putting uspol in the CW, or #uspol in the text, helps non-US users filter out posts that aren't relevant to them.

3. Setting post visibility to Unlisted or Followers Only can help keep some Home timelines on-topic.

4. Roughly 200,000 of us have been here less than a week, and they're acclimating to a new set of conventions, so let's try to stay constructive.

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Please help me get stable while I am in a bit of a financial bind

"As I work to complete my program, I realize I cannot work any kind of “regular” job. Since I am trained as and enjoy working as a photographer, I intend to freelance to sustain myself as I study. These last couple of months have been particularly difficult as I’ve tried to maintain."

You can read the story and share and donate pls

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I love all things , history, law and equity, and other general humanities studies. I also love and I love researching and . , , and .

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