HIV prevention PSA (tldr you can get PrEP for FREE) 

if your reason for not being on PrEP (the pre-exposure prophylactic medicine that almost entirely prevents HIV from taking root in your body) is that it's too expensive, you should be aware that you are entitled to receive it 100% FREE OF COST to you via Gilead's "Advancing Access" program. Not only that, it's so easy to sign up I literally did it in line at the pharmacy when they told me I'd have to pay $3k for my script pickup.

There is no reason for you to pay ANY MONEY for PrEP.

Go sign up today: gileadadvancingaccess.com/copa

It is wholly disingenuous to conflate the push to de-platform groups that mean to perpetuate hate and violence to a generalist push to control the flow of information. That point is complete and utter bullshit.

People such as myself that advocate de-platforming bigot do not give a single solitary fuck about controlling information. I want to *reduce harm*. That's it.

Anyone that gets on a high horse about how that idea is SLIPPERY SLOPE is purposefully trying to derail the point of it.

Next time you're at the sex club, fucking on a huge vinyl bed, spare a thought for everyone whose passion it is to create and maintain that space.

Think about how your action is benefiting many humble folks. Your pleasure-adventure creates a ripple effect.

Think about how much joy you might be bringing to the person who made the cushion to know that it's being put to good use, and she might even be watching you christen it! 😏

People who think that there would be no scientists or "innovation" without capitalism seem to be living in some imaginary world where scientists get paid a lot. People become scientists *despite* capitalism. Capitalism tries to sabotage science at every turn.

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* Tagging of local users commences... now.

Cat: Bug #34638 filed: food bowl keeps emptying

Me: closed as duplicate, this is by design, WONTFIX

Cat: Opening bug #34639. It is 11am. Food bowl still empty.

Me: You were fed at 8am. WONTFIX.

Cat: Fundamental disagreement with moderator. Opening dispute resolution process.

Sigh. That extension that lets you tag social media profiles as trans-friendly so they appear as a different color in your browser to you is 95% assuredly a data mining operation.

Please don't use it. If you do, don't tag me in it.

Even putting aside all the other important benefits of adblockers, simply not exposing yourself to ads is itself anticapitalist praxis

You are not immune to advertising

I've been thinking a lot lately (pokes @briana_sweetheart) about what it would take to pull people that -I- care about off Facebook.

Turns out it isn't a photo album, or a marketplace, or instant messaging, or polling, or anything like that... it may just be event invites / management.

Everyone is on Facebook, so if you want to invite all your friends to something and kind-of manage your event, you do it via facebook.

I’ve been receiving negative comments about my body since I was about 8. That’s nearly 20 years of harassment. I’m over this shit. Something finally clicked in the last few years that it’s a THEM problem, not a me problem. Don’t allow assholes to dictate your self esteem✌️

I know that self-interest is like, the grossest way to get people to care, but isn't it interesting ("""interesting""") that a pair of bills nominally about human trafficking have targeted voluntary sex workers (including people in pornography) and is now splashing over onto basically anybody who trips a very poorly trained algorithm because you made a joke about Kirby not wearing pants?

Enforcement of FOSTA / SESTA is a goddamn privacy and expression nightmare. And this was bipartisan!

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BDSM & Politics and Sex Positive Career Path 

A new and exciting career niche for those who might be interested.

"Dominatrix specializes in turning ‘white, right-wing men’ into socialists"

tinyurl.com/y9ejtsz6

Hey friends, if you're in the kind of business where you could use an email account that's completely secure from interception -and- interrogation... Protonmail is finishing up their Cyber Monday promotion for 50% off.

protonmail.com/blackfriday

RT @AuschwitzMuseum@twitter.com: When we look at Auschwitz we see the end of the process. It's important to remember that the Holocaust actually did not start from gas chambers. This hatred gradually developed from words, stereotypes & prejudice through legal exclusion, dehumanisation & escalating violence.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AuschwitzMuseum/st

RT @jules_su@twitter.com: CNN: Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty!

BBC: Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty!

ABC: Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty!

NBC: Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty!

MTV: Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty!

CBS: Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty!

FOX:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jules_su/status/10

If only the Christians had, in this, their most holy of holiday seasons, some example of how to treat refuges, immigrants, and people who have no place to be/stay.

I can't say I'm surprised.

Researchers built a smart dress to show how often women are groped at clubs.

qz.com/quartzy/1477709/oglivys

An outstanding essay about executives in power blaming their abuse on polyamory and kink, by @lizthegrey on twitter. 

“Sex-positivity doesn't imply assault. Polyamory doesn't imply cheating. Dating someone in a completely unrelated department isn't sexual harassment.”
- @lizthegrey@twitter.com

medium.com/s/story/google-empl

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