ravengrace

ravengrace wrote

I have Aldiko on my phone. You can skip the sign up. However, it's not open source.

I heard of Calibre, it seems like a good option. Open source and available on desktop, android, and tablets.

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Reply to comment by ravengrace in Violence and men by Freux

ravengrace wrote

I don't think it makes the space less welcoming. I haven't listened to the podcast but those are my personal reflections. I don't think violence is wrong and I'm not a pacifist.I think that machoism is a problem within some circles, especially when the people are involved are putting others in unsafe situations without talking it through, or don't value the many types of work and labour that goes into the movement. Another thing they do thats problematic is shame you for not putting your safety on the line without recognizing different abilities and people's boundaries, some people have kids that depend on them and can't put their bodies on the line, etc.

Anyways, I think raddle is a very welcoming space and I appreciate the work that goes into making it a safe space from an anti-oppression lens.

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Reply to Violence and men by Freux

ravengrace wrote

I am a woman in my early 20s. I go to self defense classes , I advocate punching Nazis , etc . However what we mean when we are talking about this is violence and aggression for the sake of violence and aggression because of men's personal issues. For example , manarchists who want to punch Nazis but really they just want to punch anyone because they had a messed up childhood. They want us to do the emotional labour for thejr problems and are often problematic and aggressive. ( Taking up a lot of space , being condescending, etc) they violence is good to use in any situation without checking in or thinking it through. They want to learn violence but don't want to learn other skills like communication skills. ( Not saying we should debate Nazis but communication skills are very important for anyone especially those in radical movements )

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Reply to Got chased help by Henlo

ravengrace wrote (edited )

You're safe now :) don't go back to that store, if you really want to wait 6 months then go back and see if they notice you. If they had anything on you the police would be at your door.

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ravengrace wrote (edited )

A sting is when they spy on you for weeks , months , or more , then infiltrate your trust by getting an undercover cop to work with you or getting you to commit a crime against them. So a sting, no. Just waiting for you, probably not either.

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