Time for an #introduction. I'm a non-binary trans woman (she/they), on HRT less than a year and nearly done with laser (ouch), at least on face. I have written a couple occult books on chaos magic and serpent symbolism. My spouse is enby (them/they) and we have lived together for well over a decade. We currently live in #Scotland, in the bonny city of #Inverness. We love it here. I'm an amatuer artist (in that I don't sell my work). I work in tech. I like walking/hiking.
re: lgbti, politics, europe
@toniwidmo Yes, that's helpful. Say, category hate crime ... the map shows legal status. The detailed chapter shows statistics. That's why I hinted that real life is grimmer, perhaps, in some instances.
The legal improvements in the pipeline for Germany, for instance, are not yet reflected in the map since not ratified, yet.
Still, it's a helpful tool, I think.
The Washington Post: Scientists around the world are investigating how a dwindling number of people have managed to dodge the coronavirus for more than two years, even after the highly transmissible omicron variant drove a record-shattering surge in cases this winter.
IT’S. BECAUSE. THEY. DON’T. GO. ALL. THE. PLACES.
I made an image for a future blog post explaining the Fediverse.
An SVG can be downloaded here: https://seafile.aetherrauschen.de/f/d5d0a49ce4064ea0a53d/
It's free to use for everyone and for all purposes (public domain).
Does #ActivityPub have some good blogging software? I mean for full length articles, not microblogging like Mastodon?
conversion therapy, UK pol, terf island: never not at it
The UK isn’t “banning” conversion therapy, it’s *legalising* it. The “consent” exemption means we’ll now have a law which expressly states that it’s OK to try to change someone’s sexual orientation provided they “consent”. This may well be a world first. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Why we want Reproductive Rights, and not just abortion access.
Transgender People have been forcibly sterilized in this country, in some states, to this day
Neurodivergent people have been sterilized, and this practice sadly exists to this day.
Disabled people have been sterilized, and sadly continues to this day.
A long standing Inmate sterilization program exists to this day.
Indigenous people were sterilized as part of a Colonial Genocide progrom, that ended as recently as 2006.
So... I'm turning this into an ongoing thread about #LongCovid.
2. "Pandemics disable people — the history lesson that policymakers ignore"
"Influenza, polio and more have shown that infections can change lives even decades later. Why the complacency over possible long-term effects of COVID-19?"
"From the beginning of this pandemic, people with disabilities understood that the disease would target them and would swell their ranks."
Eight Greenpeace climate activists this morning climbed the HQ of Fortum in Espoo/Esbo, S Finland to protest its continuing to fund Putin's war of aggression against Ukraine though purchase of fossil fuels, reports HBL.
Fortum is a major energy corporation owned by the State of Finland and a major operator in all the Nordic countries as well as Germany.
On location is also Yuliia Melnyk of the Ukrainian environmental organization Ekoltava, saying
"Ukrainians can not wait. Every day people die, become refugees or lose someone close to them. Fortum is obviously not ready to work for saving the Ukrainian people and country, so I ask Finland's government: Why are you allowing a State of Finland-company to finance Russia's war?".
#fediverse newcomers: Welcome to your first collective outrage/sorrow experience! There's some etiquette here for the occasion: the ✨ content warning ✨
If you drop your takes and commiserations under a CW, people can choose to engage with the doomscroll or skip it entirely.
It's not censorship; it's empathy.
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