The newest PH episode (not fast pass) made me cry
NPR just ran a story about how undecided voters are less than 1% of the voting population so the current tactic is to disenfranchise voters into not voting. They’re flooding social media with trolls and bots talking about how they’re not voting because their preferred candidate didn’t win the primaries, about how nothings going to change and there’s no point in voting. And the thing is, we know how social media works. People get stuck in these echo chambers and have those ideas reinforced over and over again by hundreds of different (fake) voices. It’s not directly voter suppression, but it smells very heavily of it.
If you say “I’m not voting ❤️” your excuse better be not living in America, under 18 or you legally cannot vote for whatever reason. Now is not a time to be apolitical.
So like. Don’t fall into their lies. Vote like our lives depend on it, because they do.
I’m not American, but like. This needs a signal boost.
I don’t know what it’s like living with so few brain cells
I can’t believe this shit. Cause all of this is ignoring ACTUAL Terf dogwhistles.
So from me your tired fucking Trans Lesbian some of the common ones are
- Rad/Radical in their url especially paired with Feminism
- “Gender Critical”
- Any weird spelling of woman most commonly Womyn, and ESPECIALLY Womyn-born-Womyn
- A downright freaky obsession with vagina’s
- Checkmark flag in description (very common on twitter)
Talk about Men invading Women’s Spaces (ESPECIALLY Bathrooms)
- Talk about Men pretending to be lesbians
- Talk about Men getting resources devoted to women
(The last three are SO important because that can certainly happen, but who do you think the “Men” they’re talking about are? It is VERY important to have some critical reading skills here)
These are all about TERFs specifically. As in the Trans Exclusionist Radical Feminists. NOT Common Transphobia/Transmisogyny (Which is different. They are not the same) And not something that I wanna talk about right now, if someone wants to add more feel free.
The one thing I want to add is that what you should get to make sure you aren’t following TERF rhetoric is to GET SHINIGAMIEYES. A Chrome and Firefox extension! It allows you to see both pro-trans and anti-trans links!
(Btw all the “dogwhistles” in the original twitter screenshot are NOT TERF Dogwhistles if it wasn’t clear. That person just hates Lesbians)
IF I MAY ADD,
- In my experience someone that has “hygiene” “hygienist” “pro-hygiene” in their bio is a TERF 9 times out of 10
- Will address themselves as “female”
- Talk about “““fake lesbians””” that date trans women
FINALLY THE FAKE DATING TROPE
hey guys i rarely post things like this but the uk gov is trying to take away trans ppls rights to self identify, meaning if your doctor is transphobic, you can’t transition. if you’re in the uk, please sign this petition. if not, share it! do not try to sign if you’re not in the uk because they will discount the petition.
No charges for Breonna Taylor’s killer’s. Cops in Seattle are already blocking streets in preparation to commit more war crimes against any protests that arise. Fuck this country.
if you’re in Louisville seriously stay in groups and be careful, 3%’ers are out
one of breonna taylor’s murderers was charged with wanton endangerment for firing into her neighbors’ apartments. not for murderering a young woman in her home. but for property damage. no other charges were filed.
if you can, now would be a good time to donate to the Louisville bail fund. hundreds of protesters are currently marching with a long day ahead.
black lives matter.
Because I remember disinformation being spread around the last election and I’m sure Russia will bring it back:
- YOU CAN’T VOTE ONLINE.
- YOU CAN’T VOTE FROM YOUR PHONE.
- IN MANY STATES THERE ARE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES FOR PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR BALLOT.
- DO NOT WEAR CAMPAIGN GEAR TO THE POLLS.
- DO NOT TRY TO PERSUADE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE AT THE POLLS.
- DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY KIND OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE AT THE POLLS.
- NO ELECTION IS EVER A SURE THING, EVEN IF YOU’RE IN THE BLUEST OR REDDEST OF STATES. IF SOMEONE TRIES TO TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN SIT THIS ONE OUT, THEY ARE EITHER IGNORANT OR MALICIOUS.
THATS WHAT THOSE ARE.
IVE BEEN GETTING THESE AND DELETING THEM FOR WEEKS.
i haven’t seen this talked about on tumblr a lot but i’ve seen it all over twitter so please spread this:
there is a new sex trafficking method of sending women these texts (and these aren’t other people’s screenshots, these are texts that were sent to ME):
if you receive this kind of text, block the number immediately and do NOT click on the link. it leads to websites that give you the ability to “track your package,” when in reality, it is YOUR location being tracked.
i myself almost fell for this and i luckily called my apartment’s leasing office to check if i had any packages i never picked up and they said no.
spread this please because i’ve seen a LOT of others say they’ve received these kinds of texts, so there’s likely to be more who are unaware it’s a scam.
I AM NOW SCARED WTF-
you’ve heard about california but here in oregon the entire west half of the state is on fire. i haven’t seen a donation post going around yet and I’m not going to wait around for one
here is the relief fund for willamette valley, where i live. you do not have to donate to this one specifically, but it would mean a lot if you did. if you are looking for something more generic,
here is the official gofundme for oregon wildfire disaster relief. there are clear instructions on how to help as well as several personal gofundmes of displaced oregonians listed below
me and my entire family live in western oregon. personally my valley is surrounded on all sides by 4 major fires, out of at least 35 total so far. please help keep us safe.
(if anyone else has links please add them in the reblogs if you’d be so kind!)