consent is interesting because it's a term that pops up often in liberal discourse in political phrases like "consent of the governed" but any serious notion of consent should be utterly opposed to governance. how could there ever be consent between an asymmetry as great as between a nation state and an individual, where the nation state utterly dominates the terms of the negotiation and has the ability to inflict huge amounts of violence. how could you ever consent to being an unwilling recipient of asymmetric violence?
even if someone nominally agreed to a "social contract" with an organ of governance, if that consent is not revocable then i can't imagine how it could be considered to be "consent". a contract anyways implies the threat of consequences for a breach of the terms and that can't really be considered a consensual situation even if at one point the parties may have agreed to it.
mental health, not mine, "laziness"
I know two young people who were both struggling with school, always branded as "smart but lazy" by teachers and in one case by their own parents. One graduated with good grades, the other left school without graduating.
Yesterday I learned that both of them have been diagnosed with depression and one of them has severe ADHD.
Both obviously masked and compensated the hell out of it.
Laziness does not exist.
Dear #mastoArt #artists,
I'm currently working on a browser-based #FindTheDifferences game (see my Secret of Mana spot-the-difference version as an example), and I'm now at a point where I can start looking for more #drawings to use.
And this is where I hope you can maybe help me out?
I'm looking for #CreativeCommons licensed drawings, photos or other kinds of pictures that come in sets of two where the second has a couple of differences.
The images do have to line up, as I use an offline image comparison script to detect / extract the differences.
While I'm looking for all sorts of images with varied levels of difficulty, I'm especially interested in #colourful drawings aimed at young kids, which I could play with our almost-four-year-old.
Do you have some? Do you know of a collection of such #SpotTheDifferences images that isn't copyright-encumbered? I'd love to hear from you. :D
If you want to follow along with the progress of my game / toolset, feel free to bookmark the thread about my Find-the-Differences game.
hi, so im gonna absolutely play that card and say
i am disabled, mentally ill and cannot work. I have tried, i have done voc rehab, the works.
Im trying to get ssi, they refuse to help me but im still working on it.
Im probably gonna be unhoused soon.
Money most likely isnt gonna help me get a place but it could help me in smaller ways, and that matters to me.
please only donate if you can and aboslutely wish to.
Ill reply payment methods to this post.
Hi. I tested positive for covid a day before a busy work week, my shifts are really sporadic so I depend on these kinds of weeks to get by, not being able to work it is putting me in serious danger of not being able to pay rent this month + next month. If there's anything at all you can do to help it would mean a whole lot & help keep me alive
GoFundMe update: 933€/1000€.
We're so close! The goal is almost reached. We are so grateful!
I'm asking one last time, if you wanna help us financially so the power doesn't get cut off on two disabled folks with no family support, here are our GFM and PayPal links:
Boosts are truly appreciated please.
Don't put yourself in a difficult situation by giving us money if you can't, do it only if you want and can!
Thank you so much 💙
Continuing to post this because I still do not have anywhere to live other than back with my parents.
Hi my name is Hearth and I'm a trans woman in Florida.
My lease is up at the end of the month and I'm trying desperately to find work and somewhere to live. If you know of someone or somewhere with space, so I don't end up with family. If you have anything, please let me know!
If anyone knows somewhere that might be hiring, preferably remote, I have a ton of experience in tech and will gladly apply.
money (-) help needed
Most of the money of my partner's new job has been going to paying late bills and council tax and stuff so we've been incredibly strained the past few months, it should hopefully level out somewhat finally next month as we no longer have outstanding things to pay.
I've been working as much as my mh lets me, which unfortunately isn't enough. Right now my bank account is nearing zero again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Nerd. Artist. Incredibly anxious all the time.
Part of a plural system. White + Transmisogyny-exempt
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