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On political fundraising

22 Mar

Last year, I donated as much as I could to political campaigns around the country–not many, because I did not have much to give there after doing what I could for friends (GFMs, ko-fis, paypal donation pages, patreons, etc). I donated to Democrats in Wisconsin and Georgia and New Mexico and Virginia and Texas and wherever else I could, every chance I got, with both hope and fear in my heart, and have celebrated every day since January 5, 2021.

I knew and expected to receive emails from those campaigns when I donated, because we live in a never ending cycle of fundraising and campaigning. What I did not expect (but probably should have) is that those campaigns share their fundraising emails lists with other campaigns.

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Twitter has suspended my account

10 Oct

Someone saw fit to report a tweet, in a reply to both Robin Bradford (@Tuphlos) and Suzanne Brockmann (@SuzBrockmann) about Mike the slimy lying shit-sack Pence, that I was *threatening* and *harassing* someone, so twitter ‘safety’ suspended my account.

Here’s the ‘offending’ tweet:

I was given the option to have a temporary suspension *if* I deleted the tweet, or start an appeal process with twitter.. Meaning, I would be *punished* either way.

So I sent an appeal request, as follows:

Unfortunately, this means that I cannot let anyone at #TeamHydr8 what happened (or remind them to drink more water and take care of themselves) for however long Twitter ‘safety’ takes to read my appeal, if they even do.

Fuck you, fragile anonymous asshole who reported that tweet as harassment and incitement. May your boy Pence rot in hell right alongside you.

UPDATE (1 hour after appeal):

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#RomanceforRoe Anthology

15 May

Because #IAmProBodilyAutonomy/#IAmProAbortion, I am hosting a transcript of the screenshot below for Jackie Barbosa (tweet here), who’ll be editing and publishing a Romance for Roe anthology, all proceeds to benefit pro-choice charities.

Transcript below the cut.
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Musings on privilege

4 May

A few days ago, I had a conversation with a friend about politics, sexism, authoritarianism, and more. At one point, he mentioned that he despises the way privilege is often deployed to shut people up.

Which is a fair criticism, as we’ve all seen cries of “privilege” used to police what other people say and how they say it.

On the other hand, privilege exists, most people have at least some in one area or another, and it shields them from other people’s experiences and suffering.

Thing is, people rarely see their own privilege, however limited it may be, and therefore tend not to be receptive when it’s pointed out to them.

Like, say, people who have the privilege of choosing what they engage with, and how. Another form privilege manifests is in what we even see happening in the world around us.

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