it pisses me off to no end the way that institutional white christianity makes conversations about morality all about an obsession with victorian-esque sexual purity and gender roles while turning a blind eye to egregious systemic injustice. it would be one thing if they protested police brutality with the same vigor as when they protest outside of abortion clinics. i would still disagree of course. but they dont. and the implications are obvious
asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed
does anyone nearby (i'm in riverside county, in southern california) have a place i could stay in the near future? like, a couch i could sleep on? not yet, but it looks like things are gonna go to shit pretty soon no matter what i do, so it'd be nice to have an escape plan ready. my parents have been incredibly abusive since i moved back in with them, especially since they found out i was trans. today they went into my backpack and took all my hormones, and that's only the tip of the iceberg of the bullshit they've put me through. at the end of next month they wanna take me to mexico and i wanna be gone before then. please help.
I lived in Minneapolis for over 12 years and only left a couple of years ago. I'm worried that my friends aren't safe, and seeing places I know burned down is so surreal.
I don't have anything profound or insightful to add, but if anyone else is worried too, please open to see the furry child that helps me through.
"read the Bible!" oh you mean like the parts where God talks about toppling unjust rulers for their wickedness, and destroying the lives of those who murder, and afflicting those who withhold wages from their workers, to help the stranger in your land, to feed the hungry and clothe the naked? the white evangelical church cares only about its own whiteness
Some sketches from last year of my #OC Nora! These days I tend to imagine her hair being a bit shorter than it looks in these drawings. I guess she just got a haircut since then (^_^)
I have privilege as a white-read person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can drive a car (#SandraBland)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at a store (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with my grandfather (#CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd)
Colorism and white privilege are real. Say the names of those it kills.
@isolategab ... mission accomplished? this is fucking hilarious
wonder if that's why fediverse.network has reported gab being down since two Fridays ago
the police and government officials and the media are pushing the "all the violence is caused by white agitators" line primarily because they want to make everyone suspicious of solidarity across racial lines, there's a handful of off-duty cops and boogaloo boys trying to escalate things in order to see more black people get shot but they're vastly outnumbered by actual helpful protestors
people have needs to have fulfilling human lives. if you deny that to people but complain when they trash shit you dont give a shit about peace or justice. you just want obedience.
@melissasage i haven't seen a youtube comment in about a decade and it's one of the best decisions i've ever made
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Hi! Game Making Social is a part of the Fediverse dedicated to being a well-moderated, cosy, friendly place to talk and share stuff about amateur videogame making, and everything surrounding that.
It's kinda an offshoot of Game Making Tools, which is a wiki(+) for a similar audience.
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