I forgot to mention, there's an organisation called Slave Free Chocolate, founded in 2007. They aim to make people aware of child slavery in West African chocolate farms and work to eradicate it. They also keep a list of ethical companies so you can help support the farmers and avoid any exploitative corporations.
Three Horns was a warrior.
No Moccasins was his his wife.
Three Horns lived many years.
he led great hunts;
he led great attacks.
he provided guidance to the elders.
Three Horns was an old man.
he became sick, and would die.
many came to visit; to mourn.
his village doubled in size.
Three Horns gathered the elders from the visitors.
he told them, "before I die, I'm going to tell a story."
So a lot of people have a lot of criticisms about the spectrum view of gender identity, mostly centred around the idea that it's a false dichotomy between male and female, which makes it an oversimplified picture.
And I completely agree with that criticism. But I don't agree that a spectrum is a bad depiction of gender, because this is not how a spectrum works!
Allow me to explain with a little thread...
I got pretty shook by therapy, couldn't really speak for the next hours. And my officemate was also very down and started talking about needing therapy too. And my soon-graduating office friend got very angry at the visa process for her post-doc because of US-China politics affecting her. Not a good afternoon at the office
Request for Suggestions (Please boost!):
Hi all! My reading group is looking for anarchist texts that get a little deeper into theory, praxis, and history of anarchist thought, but are still modern enough to be accessible. Kropotkin, et al, are great, but we're looking for something that's more like a modern summary/analysis of Kropotkin (if y'all get what I mean).
Happy to hear any suggestions you might have!
The Milky Seas Effect is an ocean phenomenon where huge patches of water glow blue, brightly enough to be seen from orbit. From the surface, the sea would glow from horizon to horizon for days.
It's called "milky" because old accounts describe it as white. It's actually blue, but human eyes aren't very good in low light.
It's probably caused by some kind of bioluminescent bacteria, but no one's sure exactly what kind. No known bacteria match what we see.
Probably the most useful tool I've ever learned to tackle a structural group problem is to brainstorm all the things that could be done and then organize them in 'low effort / high effort', 'low impact / high impact'.
Then do the 'high impact / low effort' things first, followed by 'low impact / low effort'.
Use the energy and momentum from those small successes for the 'high impact / high effort' things and just skip the 'low impact high effort' pitfalls.
example in next post
Something I told my kids yesterday, and I feel we all need:
We need to start celebrating every little step like it's a big one.
If you're proud of it, celebrate it like you just got your fucking PhD.
You got the courage to make a call, celebrate that shit even if no on else seems to. You actually do all your homework when you know you've been falling behind, CELEBRATE. You draw or write after weeks off? Shout about it.
Be proud. Celebrate the small victories, BECAUSE no one else will.
Just learned about this handbook for making complex visual images such as charts, diagrams, mathematical graphs, and more. It's super helpful for anyone posting educational content online! Plus, it's #CC licensed. #a11y https://www.pcc.edu/instructional-support/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/11/complex-images.pdf
Today, I'd like to ask a question.
Why is it that, when you imagine the European middle ages, you think of mud-covered illiterates who don't know what cats look like? Why are the middle ages a period of violence, ignorance, and poverty, a "dark ages" where little of note took place, and the periods that follow aren't?
ALERTA ! LGBTIphobies : LMPT à Paris le 19.01.2020 ;
l'#UCL organise une contre manif !
Rassemblement place des Martyrs de la Résistance le dimanche 19 décembre à 15:00, contre la Manif pour tous.
Watching potatoes grow
Trying to draw
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