Not sure what to do with this beauty. #diy #handmade #fatty #fatpositive #bodypositive #embroidery #applique #lace #rose.#tattoo #needlework
Lucy and Bart
me, majestic, looking at you, not majestic
Hey local friends, come to Craft Night tonight! You can msg for details.
I’m getting a bottle of Malbec and a loaf of french bread so you know it will be swell.
I hope my neighbors can hear me playing Gangnam Style and Gentleman loud as shit and that they think I’m so passe.
My biggest problem with transhumanism is who the fuck wants 3d printed food? That shit sounds disgusting, I don’t want any fucking vat grown meat and shit. Food is incredibly important to hella cultures, there is enough food there are just tons of systems in place that make it so not everyone has access to it. Growing your own food/food for and with your community is a great and liberating experience I don’t wanna eat fucking food tablets ew gross don’t make me a robot.
Well, ideally the technology would be perfected to the extent that it made food that was 100% like real food. I personally love the idea of 3d printers / star trek style replicators, because not everyone can farm their own food, or wants to. And it would mean you could have certain problematic things without exploiting other people, or animals. And it would just make self sufficient things much more of an option for many kinds of people, especially people with disabilities. It would fix the whole anti-civ problem of not having drugs that people need to survive and just, you know, letting them fucking die.
It’s not perfect, but such technology could be a really useful tool to overthrow systems of oppression.
We’ve basically had this conversation in person, but I mean I think that ideally both anti-civ concepts and transhumanist ideas could co-exist in a cool way. And I do also think both are kind of presented in fucked up ways most of the time?
With anti-civ stuff it’s so often white academics idealizing indigenous cultures and presenting all these notions of what’s “natural” for humanity in a kind of almost religious way? And with the tranhumanists it’s a lot of white academics and nerds who want to play god and just plain ignore the realities of poverty and oppression as they exist so long as they get to have a 3d gun and a cybernetic dick or whatever.
But both extremes have useful ideas sometimes?
God we fuck up teenagers’ heads. We tell them that biological conditions are moral punishments and then we get all shocked when they don’t practice rational risk management of biological conditions. We teach them “sex is super desirable and all the cool kids do it, and it’s hideously shameful and will destroy your life” and we wonder why they act an eensy bit neurotic about it. If you tried to design a system for making sexually active kids confused and unsafe, you couldn’t do much better than the American media and school system.
And for once, the answer is relatively simple. Just talk about sex like it’s a part of life. Some people have sex and some people don’t, because people are different. STIs aren’t bad because they’re Dirty Crotch Rot; they’re bad because they’re contagious illnesses like strep throat or whooping cough, and you can ask a doctor to check for and treat them just like you would with strep throat. Unwanted pregnancy isn’t a scarlet A; it’s a mostly-preventable accident that sometimes occurs when people are going about their normal business of having sex. You can ask the school counselor about a variety of topics, including career planning, problems at home, questions about sex, or conflicts with teachers.
If we could just get the goddamn stick out of our collective ass and accept that sex is a human activity and teenagers are humans, maybe there wouldn’t be quite so many plaintive “I don’t understand my body and I’m confused and scared and I don’t know anyone I can ask in person” messages flying out into the world.
I am delighted by chocolate sprinkles.