news story about ICE and community pushback (-/+) Show more
HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent tried to bring a man in Hermitage into custody, but neighbors formed a human chain to allow the man and his son to get home: https://www.newschannel5.com/news/ice-agents-involved-in-a-traffic-stop-in-hemitage
w.e. domain blocks, useful service for admins Show more
Someone has made a @gabwatch bot which reports all new instances that use Gab's fork of the Mastodon software.
I'm now following it and blocking every instance it lists (after verifying them myself) from federating with . This should in theory be redundant with our server config level block of the Gabsocial user agent, but I believe in defence in depth.
[…] psychological findings that highlight the similarities between men and women; psychological research on transgender and nonbinary individuals’ identities and experiences; and developmental research suggesting that the tendency to view gender/sex as a meaningful, binary category is culturally determined and malleable." 🐘
"This review describes 5 sets of empirical findings, spanning multiple disciplines, that fundamentally undermine the gender binary. These sources of evidence include neuroscience findings that refute sexual dimorphism of the human brain; behavioral neuroendocrinology findings that challenge the notion of genetically fixed, nonoverlapping, sexually dimorphic hormonal systems; […] 🐘
a nice paper i just read
"The future of sex and gender in psychology: Five challenges to the gender binary." PDF: https://people.socsci.tau.ac.il/mu/daphnajoel/files/2018/07/AmPsych-Gender-Binary-2018.pdf // https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/amp0000307
Instance block reccommendation Show more
Currently flooding the fedi TL here with pro-fascist twitter crossposting bots
updates from #MaunaKea
Kupuna means "elder" in Hawaiian, and it was kupuna who put their bodies on the line first, who first faced arrest yesterday in blocking construction on Mauna Kea
Donate to the bail fundraiser here: http://hawaiicommunitybailfund.org/
Ahhhhh! I found one! I found one! #CicadaWatch2019 🐘
trans, gender expression Show more
It is a weird boomerang effect where before, I felt like I had to be as MASCULINE AS POSSIBLE to be perceived as anything but, you know, this cute small girl, and now I am learning to bounce back and have longer hair if I want to and get into florals again.
Like the difference between using Google Translate and just speaking the language. Sort of.
trans, voice stuff Show more
I have noticed I like the sound of my current voice better when I speak "higher" - it has more colour to it - but after years of unconsciously speaking lower in my old voice, it doesn't come naturally. I will just have to retrain myself, again
gene wolfe in the streets, clive barker in the sheets
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