Got auto-muted for 24h by for replying "You're trash" to some transphobe who said they identified as a wet teabag.

I reported the comment to Facebook since it's a clear violation of their community guidelines. Their example for "dehumanizing" is that you can't compare people from a certain ethnic group to insects or animals. Then surely comparing trans people to wet teabags warrants a mute, right?

The dystopia is real.

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this is a call in, not a call out- folks who are new to fedi: moving from platforms like instagram that do not prioritize accessibility to this platform requires some serious unlearning around convenience and comfort.

it may not be as easy or comfortable to post images or posts here as it is on corporate media, but this is a space where accessibility is prioritized.

take the time to learn how to cw and caption. it’s a valuable skill and a valuable practice in mindfulness.

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we have a "remote work unless essential" mandate here in Montreal atm so my girlfriend is taking over my workspace for today and tomorrow while I figure out a way to use the old monitors we have here on my second PC to set her up for the next few weeks. probably gonna need VGA to DVI adapters.

@senzubean I use Ubuntu on an old 2010 Sony Vaio for school stuff. It went from an unusable mess with Windows to a perfectly decent laptop with Ubuntu. The learning curve isn't too steep either.

@queerthemme reading this from my throne 🚽 with diarrhea because blatant transphobia from a local F***b**k group upset my intestines 🙃

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photo caption/alt text tips on Mastodon 

When you add a photo to a post, you can click "Edit" in the top-right of the photo preview to add a full alt-text description of the photo for screen readers. You have 5000 characters for that, too. Mastodon mobile apps generally also include access to this function.

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In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.

Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.

This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.

@kachow that's Ponty hanging out under my desk a while back. she had just received that bed so she didn't like it yet 😂

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If you're here because I peer pressured you from instagram, start here ❤️

github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

Love,
ur queer mom

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@error_1202@mspsocial.net I think that the TikTok community has done a lot recently to raise awareness about image description, subtitling and closed captions, but there's still a lot of work to be done.

thanks for the reminder, I just noticed that I forgot to describe my first image here.

already love it here, I'm glad I found a bunch of queers to follow 💜💜💜 I had hundreds of followers on Twitter but no engagement unless I posted something controversial. same on my Facebook meme page. I want to just be a boring autistic spoonie and still being able to be seen.

@kachow that's cause I made a new account! I used to have an anonymous account on Fosstodon (does that server still exists?) cause I was working on Mastodon for a seminar, but instead of handing my final essay I broke down cause I was starting HRT at the same time and it was too much. still ended up with a B- for the course because that prof was probably non-binary too lol

@makegodgayagain@kolektiva.social

Hi! I'm a 25 yo, non-binary trans woman who's looking to cut back on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook because they're fucking up my brain chemistry and worsening my IBS with their stress-inducing algorithm. I'm a bunny mom. I love plants, playing the guitar (just finally bought one again after selling them all to pay for transition-related stuff.

I'm one of those geeks who actually used to hang out on here back in early 2018, but I came back as my true self 💜

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