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Hey, everyone. I'm moving my account over to @mearcstapa, so if you get a follow request from them, that's me.

Hey, everyone. I'm moving my account over to @mearcstapa, so if you get a follow request from them, that's me.

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Perfectly timed shot of a Leopard catching a Stork in Serengeti NP, #Tanzania
He missed by the way

πŸ“Έ:Chef Paul Rifkin

prison, fascism 

@kittenlikeasmallcat And prison is also where a lot of people become white supremacists.

πŸ” ADHD - looking for post-sec student advice πŸ” 

@eileen Habitica helps, but I am struggling with the same things as you, so I can't offer much other advice.

Dental health, negative 

Also why are my teeth getting fucked up? I brush, I floss, I use one of those tongue scraper things, I don't have a very sugary diet...what am I doing wrong??

Gender stuff, negative 

My genders are unhappy and dyeing my hair didn't fix it. Maybe growing it out will...

I WILL keep creating autistic amab agender DnD characters, and God is with me on my quest.

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Masto church goers.

There has been a threat of violence against progressive churches this week. As "they are an affront to God"

If you somehow go to in person services, please, please, please be careful.

@MatejLach How is it for downloading and listening to audio? That's a great deal of what I use my phone for.

In addition to Medievalists of Color, there's also the In the Middle blog (CW for discussions of racism on the front page): inthemedievalmiddle.com/?m=1

@alcinnz Dang...well for now I'll just keep my eye on what's in development.

I would highly recommend the Medievalists of Color website for anybody interested in medieval history, and particularly the intersection of race and medieval studies (CW for eye contact on the website): medievalistsofcolor.com/

As of yet, are there any open-open source smartphones that are like...viable alternatives for people who aren't Tech People?

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when they unloaded the ships, the story goes that the slave owners mocked the state of the enslaved people's hair, and called their appearance "dreadful"

so this right here is one of the main points of why only black people have a right to wear our hair like this. it's directly a result of slavery.

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slavery, kidnapping conditions 

even in this picture, which depicts around 500 people, is an understatement. it's known now that slave ships easily had double what this shows.

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slavery, kidnapping conditions 

okay here we go. so historically, dreadlocks are a hairstyle that directly comes from slavery. when my people were taken from our native lands and forced on the ships, they were crammed so tightly, they would often get drenched in each others bodily fluids. that, plus time, and general lack of access to hygiene, matted the hair of the enslaved people and created this "style"

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so, we're entering the last moments that mastodon has before i go on my "dreadlocks are only for black people" tirade

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The gender of the day is an aggressive angel on a bridge.

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