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people who suffer discrimination or otherwise organize to fight it learn about patterns and dog-whistles that are useful heuristics to recognize bigotry. I respect, value, appreciate, support, and take part in the struggle for social justice.
I understand the value of heuristics, but they're imperfect, and can lead to mistakes that end up promoting injustice. time and again, I've seen nuance such as standing for human rights of horrible human beings, and debating of scientifically relevant taboos, be mistaken for bigotry.
attempting to walk the fine line in which hate speech is ruled out but nuance and scientific debate can take place is quite a challenge, and people pressed for time in a culture of thoughts that can be expressed in 140 characters seem IMHO too ready to shoot when heuristics triggers. that is IMHO not a good trend for nuanced debate, for science, nor for social justice. 2022-12-09 04:33

Alexandre Oliva started following Nanny. 2022-12-09 04:13

IIUC the implications of what you're saying, one could always do more to protect oneself and others, so everyone has to draw the line somewhere, and different people may legitimately choose different spots, even down to zero, when exposed to similar public risk profiles. I can't disagree with that.
it strikes me as odd, however, to suggest "long enough" should play a role in this assessment. absent changes to the risk profile, it seems illogical to me to decide "I've sacrificed long enough; no more!". if it made sense to wear masks (or hazmat suits) before, and the risks didn't change, it would still make just as much sense to wear them.
but the risk profile hasn't remained the same. you and others you care about have aged (not much, but that risk is going up, not down), and there's a new wave spreading incredibly fast, and without any evidence of lowering the risk of long-term chronic disability to as much as balancing out the increased risk of catching, passing on, giving rise to mutations, or getting your immune system weakened against opportunistic infections (which some new variants seem to do). so I find an "enough!" decision quite illogical at this moment. if it was reasonable to wear a mask before, now it would be a time to wear a better mask, not to drop it. 2022-12-08 09:54

wearing masks would help protect the vulnerable from several such diseases indeed. it's a bit like blocking in the fediverse. we may be thick-skinned, privileged enough to not be part of any vulnerable groups, but when we moderate, we block instances that would hurt the vulnerable, even if doing that work is a little inconvenient.
why should the conclusion be different when it comes to blocking a virus that could kill them? 2022-12-08 08:29

é que nóis faiz láivi pa ganhá láiqui quando tá ònláini

aqui não tem como marcar idioma. é mais uma daquelas extensões incompatíveis que o mastodon oferece e cria falsas expectativas em seus usuários. 2022-12-08 08:14

quem não aceitou o resultado foi a fujimori, né? 2022-12-08 07:46

o meu linux uma cópia.
por hackers.
:-) 2022-12-08 07:11

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