person-first language wrt neurodiversity and (2/2)
You'll sometimes see me flipping the script on this by referring to allistic people as "people who suffer from allism" or some similar person-first language. I think this is illustrative in how jarring it is, and it simultaneously makes people inspect how being allistic isn't a default *and* how describing autistic people as if they have a "disorder" isn't appropriate
I welcome other autistic people to use this language if you want - and for allistic people, you can keep it in mind as a rule of thumb. Whenever you're talking about autistic people, before you hit send, reverse the language to being about allistic people and see how it feels. If you feel dehumanized, clinicalized, or othered by it, chances are we would too!
Is er iemand hier wie Nederlandse Gebarentaal met mij wou leren? Ik woon in Finland en dus kan niet op irl-cursussen meedoen. Dus het zou prima zijn met videogesprekken mijne NGT-vaardigheid om te verbeteren.
[EN] Is there anyone here who would be interested in studying Dutch Sign Language with me? I live in Finland and thus can't participate in any irl courses in the NL. Thus it would be splendid if I could practice my skills with videochat.
Here's an interesting longread about an American #velopunk hero of their days and their influence on the US bicycling culture.
Although the writer (Joe Biel) makes bold claims about Kittie Knox's worldwide legacy, as a European person I wouldn't swallow them without chewing.
In solidarity with Scholar Social, I'll be adopting a similar policy.
Notice: not observing April fools' day
This means that there will be not be any practical jokes coming on the part of the admin
I don't want my users to have to second-guess this account
It also means that expectations for:
* Maintaining a safe space,
* Descriptive and accurate content warnings,
* Respect for other users
* All other Community Standards
... will be enforced on April 1 just like any other day
Constructing houses from tree is considered a good way to store carbon for long term. I've been thinking about in what extent the same arguments hold for books.
How much carbon does one book hold up, and how big percentage of the original tree ends up in paper? How long on average are books stored before they're discarded (and either burned or left to rotten in landfill)?
So in sum: are paper books more like storage than consumption?
New blog post up! https://tilde.town/~avalon/2019/03/electric-unicycle/
Velocipedists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your balance!
And on that note, I share with all my favorite velocipede song: The Great Velocipede Migration, by S. J. Tucker, from an album based on Cat Valente's books set in fairyland. https://music.sjtucker.com/track/the-great-velocipede-migration
Writer, translator, publisher. Books, bikes, trains & cities.
Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. Welcome!