Hi. I was @mikeburns because I wanted to try Mastodon and it was the only server.
I have been informed that there are more servers now.
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pedantry about the word "self-care" Show more
There's a subtle difference between "self-care" and "taking care of yourself". I worry that conflating the two will lead to the first being lost.
revolutionary politics, power struggles Show more
Every day I see reminders that there are people who want to remove leaders because they want a more equitable distribution of power, and there are people who want to remove leaders because they themselves want to lead.
sewing! - and masculinity, gendering, misogyny, environmental pol Show more
As I learn to sew as an adult, four things come together to irk me:
- I was, through society and directly, not taught anything coded as feminine;
- sewing, and all crafting, is coded as feminine;
- all things coded as feminine, including crafting, is considered lessor;
- living sustainability and outside of consumerism is, often, a form of crafting.
I see what we did there, and I won't stand for it!
anarchist history, haymarket, uspol, violence Show more
Today marks the 131st anniversary of the hanging of four anarchists in Chicago, one of the most defining events in US labor and US anarchist history.
NYC Protest @ US Department of Health and Human Services Show more
Who is in #NYC and up for protesting the US Dept of Health and Human Services over this horrifying "biological definition of gender" proposal tomorrow, Monday, October 21st, at 3:00 PM?
They close at 5:00, so even if people go home early, we can get in their faces.
Location is 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278.
Boost. Reply. Join me!
abuse, harrassment, how society treats women Show more
And then you turn 31 and realize how absolutely horrifying the treatment was that Monica Lewinsky and Britney Spears received from basically everyone.
Monica (22) was harrassed by the most powerful man in the world and Britney had a breakdown after being marketed as a virgin for men to jack off to since she was 17.
I wish I could take back all the bad things I said about women who absolutely didn't deserve it because I internalized misogyny.
USA, Indigenous Peoples' Day Show more
Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day in the US. One way to celebrate is to donate.
I donated to the Cherokee Nation: https://webapps.cherokee.org/OnlineGiving/Donations/create
(It asks who the recipient is; the two non-obvious ones are Angel Tree, which provides gifts to children, and One Fire, which helps survivors of abuse and violence.)
Feeling some “eff you, Columbus” energy? Throw some cash to the Franklin Hiawatha encampment (homeless, mostly indigenous, folks in Minneapolis)
my dating life Show more
I've been dating someone for a decade, as of today.
That's a long time.
Sometimes I walk home through my backyard (aka Prospect Park) to find Janelle Monae performing. #nylocal