Like 9 years ago I had to get a tire replaced on a Sunday in a distant city ... at a Sears because nothing was open on a Sunday. Except Sears.
They signed me up for Shop Your Way, some nonsense that has aggressively emailed me ever since. I've unsubscribed to no avail.
For the last I dunno 6 months they have been desperately trying to get me to confirm that my email address is still in use. Meanwhile I've been passively letting it collect itself in the spam folder.
Violence is not just hitting someone in the face. Violence is passing legislation and policies to deny a sick persons access to healthcare. Violence is removing peoples autonomy and the ability to have safe abortions. Violence is removing funding for food programs that help feed the starving. Violence is dismantling housing and aid programs that help the homeless. Violence is sanctions placed on "third world" nations leading to starvation and death. Violence is the criminalization of drug use. Violence is discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender or lack thereof, race, ability, or age. Violence isn't just throwing fists or shooting people. Violence has evolved with our society to be far more cunning, shifting and bureaucratic than that.
Removing someones ability to hand out harm reduction services to help prevent overdoses and the spread of disease in their neighborhood is inherently an act of violence.
I made the mistake of liking one that was legitimately about a doc realizing maybe don't shame fat people in your office unless your goal is to make them hate doctors. I've generally ignored all the others that YT keeps throwing at me.
@taweret They almost let someone from my old job do a Ted Talk, until the organizers realized she was going to talk about her in depth view on DV and assault and shit and how to reform society. and it wasn't.... liberal.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more