@joeycastillo just unveiled a redesign of The Open Book! Also seems like they just got an account here recently so give them a follow if you are into #OSHW

So, a Supreme court draft opinion was leaked, that clearly states the intention of over turning Roe v Wade. politico.com/news/2022/05/02/r

If you are a cis-man, or otherwise could be prescribed mistoprosol I would highly recommend getting it prescribed and the send it to your local underground abortion provider.

The world is unfair. But we don’t have to be. We can be honest. Look out for each other. 🖤

We can *not* act like poverty or oppression is deserved by continually talking about self development or pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps or overworking or self discipline.

Even if those things did help us. We can acknowledge they are not enough for so many.

Maybe the best advice I can offer is don’t take advice uncritically from anyone with something to sell you.

Once you get into that, you can’t really afford to tell people the truth: that not all great people or great ideas or great talent is rewarded or recognised. There is no magic formula.

One more thing: the idea that you should only take advice from people who’s life you want or who are “on the level” you aspire to is survivor bias in action.

You already know the richest people in the world were born wealthy. But you want to act like their habits or philosophies are gonna make you wealthy? Knock yourself out.

There is a lot of value of listening to people who faced constant rejection.

In listening to people who’s only offering Is that they know you deeply and love you.

Everything is hitting hard this week. Not least that my daughter is entering a world where it’s like the last 30-50 years of progress is being wiped out.

It’s been three long months of kid being sick constantly, and over a month of taking kid to ER almost every week for sever vomiting while sick. I’ve slept less in the last 3weeks than since my first month of motherhood.

Today needs to be a self care day.

But seriously, the best reason I’m not on twitter is it’s full of “focus on yourself” neoliberal “self-improvement as the new spiritual ascension” types. Who I just knew would be silent on the lowest point for womens and LGBTQIAP rights.

It bugs me so hard that some women are only minorities or gay or whatever when they have a product to sell.

Aware of anyone violating EU sanctions on Russia or Belarus?

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Question, please boost: I am looking for accounts to follow which focus on African affairs from an African perspective, whether personal accounts by journalist, activists etc., or news portals, independent news outlets as well as sciency ones, political science ones, think tanks etc.

I learned product design cos apps replaced websites. I’ll learn a bunch more things before I retire because the way tech works is it’s always changing. I’m not afraid of retraining. I’m also not afraid of managing, which I can do pretty well cos of just experience doing different things.

So don’t let ai freak you out over jobs.

Ai should freak you out when it’s what police use to arrest you, manage your loan, insurance etc.

We shouldn’t be thinking that some jobs are valuble brain work and others are menial and easily replaceable. Because if history has shown anything, it’s that sooner or later, automation will come for the earning jobs to slash prices. Whether it’s spinning cotton, printing, or coding.

What we need is UBI. What we need are unions. And what we need is to make companies accountable for how they impact the job market with their automations and layoffs.

I remember so vividly how I felt when Wordpress template stores launched. How much I used to earn for custom themes and custom hand coded sites before that.

I have empathy for the fear of losing jobs but I also know how much so many devs seem to abstract writing tools to replace other peoples jobs as being a fun “challenge”

The worst thing I ever saw while working in house in a big corp was the dev team - my team- writing an app that would basically replace most of the graphic design team who sat right next to us.

It was basically canva but for our specific product.

It’s like the line from Lucky Number Sleven”: “A Kansas City Shuffle is when everybody looks right, you go left.”

Getting everyone to focus on “individual choice” and habits instead of holding governments accountable for controlling the harm big businesses inflict on us.

The strategically smart thing about the GOP deciding to split up LGBT+ over trans rights is that, if you buy into “taking hormones is harmful”, you’re likely to believe that for birth control too. And I’m seeing more and more young people buy into that.

Birth control is literally less hazardous to our heath and fertility than the air we breath. 99% of planet earth is inhaling air that is considered a heath hazard.

But let’s agonise over these pills and use cycle apps instead that spy on us.

Request for help with teaching material for kids with ADHD/dys*; please boost 

My lesbian friend has just started to use dating apps, since her marriage ended a while ago. I had NO idea how many dudes and couples are on there looking for gay girls for threesomes even when the bio says DNI. 🤮 why??? RTFB.

We’re trying to work out what percentage of this is women upholding patriarchy vs dudes catfishing, but it’s all grim.

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