I'm on Mastodon since April 2017. Some sensitive topics I talk about (always with CWs) are mental health and Italian politics.
⭐ My more laid-back account is @miramarco, you can hit me up there!
📌 My personal interaction policies
👉 Feel free to send a follow request! I’ll almost surely approve it.
🔁 Please don’t take it personally if I don’t follow you back. I used to do it automatically and regretted it.
🔒 Before I send a follow request I usually check if a locked account has explicitly requested not to receive any. Apologies if I miss it!
🚫 Concern trolls and sea lions in my mentions are muted/blocked on sight — no goodbye, no second chance given.
I like hugs & headpats!
got my ass absolutely stomped apart by a zenyata called huehuecoyotl, a genderfluid god from the aztec pantheon that presides over song, dance, mischief, and "uninhibited sexuality". he's exceptionally notable for being a friendly god depicted not with a cadre of worshippers, but with human friends. they were considered one of the more balanced gods, neither fully chaotic or good.
Only Connect S15E22 spoilers
I'm watching the episode right now and they said, in the first picture question, that the Colosseum is on a roundabout… but it is not.
You can't drive all around it with your car, because you would enter a pedestrian zone. The best you can say is that it's on a square (Piazza del Colosseo) that is surrounded by three streets, but that doesn't make it a roundabout at all.
Dawkins, New Atheism
...time and time again that they want to actively preserve those bits, while attacking people who use religion to build community and provide guidance and some sort of meaning or comfort in this messed up world.
Ultimately, it's everything bad about the worst of Christianity (because that's their cultural context and they're completely unable to step outside of it) with everything that could have value stripped out.
Dawkins, New Atheism
I'm sure I've brought this up here before, but not on this account and it's something I think bears repeating. The reason that new atheism sucks so badly is that it doesn't just toss the baby out with the bathwater, it carefully extracts the baby and tosses while making sure all the bathwater stays right where it is.
Sure, religion can be bad, like when it's used to oppress, and uphold patriarchy and white supremacy, all that awful shite. But Dawkins and co demonstrate...
It's aro spec awareness week!! And I'm in the mood to answer questions.
Ask me any and every question you have about aromanticism! Got something you think is a stereotype and wanna check? Wondering if that thing makes you aro? Questions about what all the fancy words mean? Ask away
My boundaries: don't ask about my personal sex life and be open to hearing my answer. Beyond that everything is good to ask.
There's a falsity often perpetuated that certain areas, within the "third world" or "developing countries" are somehow unable or unwilling to function through the sustainable utilization of their natural resources. These myths are necessary to further colonialist, imperialist ideas, that those communities are too "uneducated" or "undeveloped" to be able to organize themselves to utilize their natural resources. It is a justification for the colonizing and exploitation of peoples and their land
Fediverse PSA for newcomers: Caption your images!
Newbies: Why won't people boost my funny images? 😩
Me: 🤔 Have you considered captioning them? A lot of people here care about accessibility, you know, and refuse to boost non-captioned images.
Me: The fediverse is a safe haven for vulnerable people, like trans folk, people of color, people with mh problems... and people with disabilities.
Yes. There are blind people in here, and screen readers are a thing.
"Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn't have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property." - John Lame Deer, Lakhota, 1903-1976
You know how some people have been holding their smartphones perpendicular to their ears to listen to audio messages through the lower speaker, as if they didn’t know about that their phone switches to the upper speaker if they hold it in proximity of their ear, as usual?
Well, I just saw a kid doing that while talking through the regular phone app, and I have weird feelings about it.
29 y.o. • he/him •
lives in Milan, Italy • #nobot
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