Oh, and trans rights, duh.
Had to take the bus into town today, and wore a kilt. Some Delores decided to take issue; which sadly I'm used to. "Why are you wearing a skirt?!" and so on. As I said, used to it (and big scary white dude, so I have some privilege to wield), so I'm calmly addressing it with her
But then she said "well how am I supposed to explain that to my kid?!", and friends, I didn't have to say a thing, because the most awesome Black lady jumped in. She turned to her kid (I'd guess roughly 13 years old) and said "hey, why is he allowed to wear a skirt?"
Kid: "he's grown enough to wear whatever the fuck he wants"
Mom: "see?! Ain't hard ma'am"
Delores huffed but that was pretty much the end 🤣
I was actually blissfully ignorant of the magnitude of the hack that wheels are until recently:
Woke up way too early as my dream got stuck into an internal monologue where I faced a hearing dad who's got a deaf toddler, and told the dad that he's wasting his boy's life by not teaching him sign language.
I got so annoyed at that fucking imaginary dad that I just got out of bed.
Recommendations wanted: cross platform relational database app.
I used HandBase for over a decade, starting with my palm pilot! It was a lightweight & powerful, intuitive app that made it easy to create relational databases that could either sync w/Access or its own desktop version.
It hasn't updated in years. Likely abandoned.
Anyone know of a similar product that will sync b/w android & windows?
I loathe software-as-a-service & would rather just pay for a program.
nursery rhyme, death & violence, irrationality of capitalism
"They hang the man and flog the woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
Yet let the greater villain loose
That steals the common from the goose
The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine"
That's exactly why I like looking at random Wikipedia articles.
Apparently using they as a singular pronoun (to use instead of he and she) is hardly a new phenomenon. It dates back to 1375 in written records!
In fact, singular you is much more recent! Dating back to the 17th century! 😂
Oh, this quote’s fun, and it shows that our gender-related issues has been going on for centuries:
In 1794, a contributor to the New Bedford Medley mansplains to three women that the singular they they used in an earlier essay in the newspaper was grammatically incorrect and does no ‘honor to themselves, or the female sex in general.’ To which they honourably reply that they used singular they on purpose because ‘we wished to conceal the gender,’ and they challenge their critic to invent a new pronoun if their politically-charged use of singular they upsets him so much.
I’d say it’s probably safe to use they in general. I do use singular they regularly and it’s the least fuss imo.
Oh, and trans rights, duh.
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