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Have you ever been at a show or on a flight where you bought your seat, showed up on time, and there's someone else sitting there? Then you politely say "Hey, I think that's my seat, see?" Then you show them your ticket which clearly says their seat.

Some people look at your seat, look at their ticket, realize they made a mistake, look abashed, apologize, and move to their actual assigned seat.

Some people apologize and ask if you'd be willing to trade with them, their kid/spouse/friend is in the next seat over and offer a reasonably similar seat one row up.

Some look utterly confused, and show you their ticket has the same seat, so you have to call over an usher to figure out how this seat got double booked and what to do.

But some become defensive and aggressive. How dare you question that you deserve this seat! I was here first. If you continue to press, it turns out they have some other seat in a much worse section, but they feel this seat should belong to them because their friends are there/they can see better there/they prefer aisle seats/every other time people let them have that seat, it's ALWAYS their seat. If you do continue to insist that's your seat, they might begrudgingly move, but suddenly all the people around you are judging you. Their friends on either side are manspreading into your space. The people behind you kick your chair. Maybe someone spills a soda on you while they're moving through the row. You can feel the daggers being stared into your back. When you come back from the restroom you find them in your seat talking to their friends. The entire experience is miserable, simply because you asked for the accommodations you deserve. You can't PROVE that abuse was because you demanded your seat, after all, everyone has their seat kicked sometimes, has rude neighbors, etc.

This experience is every single day of a marginalized person's life. Every time you ask for rights, it's a roll of the dice what you're going to get.

Every single human has a ticket that entitles them to their fundamental human rights. They don't have to have done anything, know the right people, have been there first, or ask nicely for those rights, they just have them by the virtue that they are human beings.

Now sure, sometimes people's understanding of their human rights comes into conflict. Oftentimes, those who were there first didn't even understand that they were preventing someone else from being able to freely exercise their human rights, and are willing to make accomodations and negotiate so everyone can have a great life alongside one another. In some cases, there needs to be a neutral 3rd party to look at the situation and mediate what is the most fair way to accommodate everyone.

But every marginalized person knows that sometimes they're going to ask for their human rights, and they're going to end up with the other class of responses. Those that insist you don't deserve that right. They demand you take fewer rights because they were there first/you having your rights makes them less comfortable/it's inconvenient for them. And you know that continuing to press the issue runs the risk of microaggressions and abuse when you simply wanted what you're entitled to.

So the next time someone who experiences different marginalization than you asks for accommodations, maybe remember this analogy and be the kind person who helps work things out so everyone can have a great life alongside one another, not the person who grumbles and picks on them simply wanting what they're entitled to.

#trans #equality #bipoc #neurodivergent #disabled #antiracism

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As you get older all of the years blur into one: The Year of the Linux Desktop

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Only when looking at the product description for a Rode microphone windscreen is it perfectly normal, and not at all suspect to see the following phrase:
"Box contains
1 x DeadKitten"

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Walked passed this thing... Behold! The crossover you've all been waiting for.
Peppa Pig and her Hasbro Friends (ft. Mr. Potato in the corner)
Street shows are something.

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"zxx (no linguistic content / not applicable) is intended for data which is not a language at all, such as animal calls" - Wikipedia

(rude.)

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With new advances in "AI" and "Machine Learning", we can incorrectly assume that correlation equals causation _millions_ of times faster than before!

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Pro tip: If you’re ever in a meeting and don’t think you’re adding value, at the first opportunity you get, lean back, pretend to think, and say “mmm….but does this scale?”

You still won’t be adding value, but everyone else will think you are.

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"If something is free, that just means you're the product", I say, squinting mistrustfully at the Sun

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My final annoying offering for today is something that I cobbled up like 15 years ago now. It's a randition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carole, all done by text-to-speech engines. Complete with soundscapes. Please note, no zombies were hurt during this recording: dropbox.com/s/2zczncdhxkdcxb1/

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I wonder how many people are using the sad but relieved face 😥 emoji in the wrong context without realizing it. Probably the same amount of people who post about their dog dying, followed by face with tears of joy. 😂

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Give a man a fish. Sure, why not? Go around giving strangers weird fish gifts. Who cares

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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"We come in peace," they said, "to ask you to resume analog TV broadcasts, so we can receive them."
"Sorry, don't think we can."
The alien made a resigned gesture. "We feared as much. Then, please take us to the nearest Blockbuster."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

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Here's post.news's founder Noam Bardin, declaring in the same breath "we are not focused on . . . accessibility" and "We want to do it all but first, let's get everyone in." In other words, "everyone" does not include people with disabilities. This kind of discrimination is not uncommon from tech companies, but it's a pretty unusual for a founder to state it this explicitly. #a11y must be an MVP expectation for digital startups.

(H/T @jaspar; cc @LFLegal) post.news/article/2I8KY7PphGpE

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Your mental state is important, keep it in check 💜

We do so much good when our mind is in right place and with so many distractions we are being bombarded by on a daily basis, it takes a toll on us, so don’t let it get to ya :pinkiesmile: :pinkiesmile:

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Give this post a boost if you think the graphics and visuals of #gaming are seriously overrated. There's an entire world of text based adventures out there more powerful than any graphics could hope to be. Why? Because they let you paint your own picture. They put you on equal footing with other players. Textspaced is a great example of this, in my opinion.

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Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

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Joke, world cup 

*drinks from the World Cup*

Bystander: "Hey, where’d the world go?"

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I do not like that site of birds
I do not like its awful words

I do not like what it became
I do not like its cult of shame

I do not like intrusive ads
I do not like the vapid fads

I do not like the clout it’s given
I do not like its algorithm

But I shall miss that weird bird town
I do not like it burning down

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Equestria Social Network

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Equestria.Social (EQS) est une instance Mastodon pour tous les fans de poneys, créée pour fédérer les Bronies et Pegasisters voulant rejoindre le "fediverse", et ceux déjà présents ! Mais nous sommes ouverts à tous !

Equestria.Social (EQS) is a Mastodon instance for all pony fans, created to federate Bronies and Pegasisters wanting to join the fediverse, and those already present ! But we are opened to everyone !


Nos copains ! (Aussi fans de poneys)

Our friends ! (Also pony fans)

Radio Brony

Webradio Brony

Brony Webradio

Canterlot Comics

Bibliothèque de comics

Comics library

Le Poney Blanc

Magazine autour de MLP

Magazine about MLP

New Lunar Republic

Streaming MLP

MLP streaming

MLP France

Streaming MLP

MLP streaming

Need for Ponies

Streaming MLP

MLP streaming


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