Puberty blockers, gender dysphoria
If I had gotten on puberty blockers when I found out I was trans I would be far happier with my body today and would have done more with my more with my life since I wouldn't spend so much time deeply depressed and dysphoric. Maybe I would have been able to check up in school and graduate on time. Maybe could have gotten a job, and started saving money. But either way I would have been much happier now and then, and would have been able to actually have at least somewhat of a teenage-hood. Trans children deserve better. Trans people deserve bodily autonomy.
Tell president-elect Joe Biden: keep your promise, kill the KXL pipeline, and end DAPL once and for all. Protect the planet and the Lakota people. No mancamps. No destruction of the earth. No endangering our water. #MniWiconi — #WaterIsLife https://action.lakotalaw.org/action/biden-pipelines?ms=tw_share&snw=2&ref=b7d4f124-8d6a-4b68-9c2c-229cbdbc6973
I drafted up a proposal for a standard set of tags on the Fediverse. @willghatch mentioned some weeks back that he thought there should be such a thing and I thought the idea was quite cool and ran with it. (To be clear, the result is all my craziness, not his)
To be honest, I find the current use of tags to be fairly useless. I think if tags were aimed at usability and filtering, it could improve people's experiences on social media.
so here's a thought. what's the real harm in people on the fediverse knowing your real name? i'm not a child who's going to be kidnapped or harassed. i'm here to get away from google and facebook. google knows where i live and that i'm likely to buy eco-friendly cat litter. y'all aren't a huge evil corporation so why should i trust them more than you?
Hello Bay Area! #introductions
I am brand new to the Fediverse and excited to be here! I grew up in the Midwest, got degrees in Linguistics and Speech Language & Hearing Sciences, and then moved to the bay area in Jan of 2020! I’m a student, a blood donor, a programmer and an artist. I’m a dreamer and a doer. I believe ‘god’ is nature and all its forces, including the connected network of living minds.
gender = null # I like all the pronouns!
I'm a linguist and cat-guardian who is interested in online ethics, climate change, education, programing, math, cognitive science, crochet, sewing, and traveling.
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