cw homophobic meme, clothed lewd image Show more
It's interesting to me that ideology can get people in a headspace where two people fighting Nazis and being in love with each other isn't absolutely epic and goals
"The middle class is a fiction created to obscure the relationship and conflict between the owners and the workers"
It has always bothered me how US media and politics focus entirely on the so-called middle class. Like why the fuck does nobody care about the poor? Now I know.
Community WG Vote re: Operations Team Show more
Following today's monthly Community Working Group Operations Team, there is now a proposal live to extend renew its mandate for another six month term, with some modifications.
If you're a co-op member, you may vote on the proposal here: https://www.loomio.org/p/J83AmQYn/renewal-of-the-community-working-group-operations-team-s-mandate-for-6-months-with-modifications
If it passes, at least one of the 5 seats on the team will be vacated by an existing member, so we'll be looking for folks to put their hats in the ring!
I don't read the papers so I didn't see it happen, but apparently the UN's biodiversity report got buried in the UK press in favour of the *royal baby*.
Current global response insufficient;
'Transformative changes' needed to restore and protect nature;
Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good
Most comprehensive assessment of its kind;
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction
Even though #veganism is an ethical position, the advantages for the #environment are compelling.
I first became #vegan because of the #environmental aspects and only after that I got to know the ethical reasons in detail.
The diagrams are from this article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html
What would you do if a close friend of yours started sending anti-SJW memes to you? And it's not even valid criticism, just woman hating and aggressively defending status quo.
Maybe it was always like this and I didn't notice before going further left.
It's taking a strain on our relationship. I'm really tired of spending hours politely explaining what's wrong with a pic. I can't justify it anymore as helping a friend, I feel like a parent. :/ But it's heartbreaking to just ignore.
student mental health, grading Show more
I'm grading final papers and a note card dropped out of one that just said, "had a breakdown and couldn't finish". I wish I could tell him, "buddy, I'm an underpaid grad student not a cop" because I'm going to grade what he did turn in in the context of his other successful work but like damn, remember to be merciful, everyone. No artifice of academia is worth human health.
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