heteropatriarchy memes: i have nothing in common with, nor do i remotely understand or attempt to understand, the only person i will ever allow myself to be with
lesbian memes: sometimes we’re too cautious and respectful and end up not making any direct moves, but the magnetic power of our attraction brings us together anyway, leading to hilarious “wait have we been dating? this is dating!” retroactive confessions
trans, UK, GIDS, ethics explosion!
Wow, this is a tale and a half..
"So, in a nutshell:
GIDS, the Tavistock u18s GIC, gives new patients a pack of surveys at the first appointment. I was told 'these help us to better get to know your situation'.
They're actually research, and it should have been communicated to me that they were optional. It wasn't, and that's illegal.
What's also illegal is the language used, it contravenes the Equality Act 2010.
And I scanned and released them, as people need to see some of what trans kids get subjected to!"
As a result, the matter has attracted the attention of Pink News, Trans Safety Network, Dr Webberley of GenderGP, and..
* * drum roll * *
.. NHS England's Research Ethics Service.
i do, however, understand why platforms that cater to small, often queer creators (like itch) get classified treated as some sort of stain on Polite Society
i am so very tired of the constant puritanism demanded by platforms like apple and put even more on display during the epic trial today in claiming that http://itch.io is some sort of den of Unspeakable Pornography
and here they are
zine with advice for helping folks who are feeling suicidal
This short document is a universe better than the entire "Mental Health First Aid" training program I've been subtweeting
"helping your friends who sometimes wanna die maybe not die."
oh wow they literally just released synapse 1.33 well what timing
other news: library management web app maybe 50% done, next up is a chat server thing
Interesting blogpost by Drew DeVault