celebratedrecluse

celebratedrecluse wrote

that's not how technology works. You can't just ban some digital practice or software, you can only shift the center of development and commerce to some other country, reaping all of the negatives with none of the wealth or power associated with it. No government will successful ban facial recognition in any meaningful way because they don't have the power to enforce something like that

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celebratedrecluse wrote

This article assumes people are being labeled by or for outsiders from their communities, rather than using our own words to describe ourselves. The rhetoric is incredibly academic and condescending as a result.

I am a woman, I use she pronouns, identifying these and other aspects of my experience are an important part of my gender expression. This doesn't make me either "less than" or "identical to" any other person, trans or otherwise, nonbinary or otherwise. It means I am using my words to communicate, not to alienate and talk down to other queer people.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

One might look to the 12 years before the US civil war (1848-1860) to see how these conflicts in the US can, in retrospect, require a lot of time to fully manifest, with the general public becoming slowly aware of a rising bodycount, until the posturing and shitposting erupts with seeming suddenness into undeniable warfare.

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