Mar. 10th, 2019

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Basically a long list of things I do almost none of, being not feminine despite the body's appearance. 

1) "Go fuck yourself" is a totally fair answer when people are screwing with you.  If more feminine and female-bodied people would respond assertively, fewer people would try to take advantage of them.

2) If some stranger asks a rude intimate question, they have then defined that as the appropriate communication mode.  I find that "Do you like anal sex?" makes them back up in alarm and demand why I would ask such a thing.  "Well, you asked me (totally inappropriate topic for strangers), so that means intimate questions are fair game.  Dildoes or penises?"  If you don't like talking about sex, "How much do you weigh?" is a good substitute for female-presenting harassers.

3) Hillary Clinton's "Would you ask a man that question?" still rocks too.

4) Some feminists prefer to quote a price.  My base price for things I don't want to do, but am capable of doing, is $100/hour.
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People are freaking out over a climate change paper. Very little of this is actually new; what's new is that some people are actually listening this time. Let's look at a few choice bits.

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 ... are so indestructible they would count as superpowers except it's all species gifts.  Don't worry, even if we wipe out humanity and most other macrolife, the tardigrades will blithely continue onward until the sun swallows the Earth.
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We discovered a new fruit today at Harvest Market: Cape Gooseberries.  These are small yellow berries about the size of a cherry, with a sweet-tart tropical flavor and a floral aroma.  They taste kind of like a mango or apricot with notes of orange and persimmon.  Apparently they have health benefits.  I had no idea; I bought some because they smelled good.  This page has some recipe links.
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This poem came out of the March 6, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] redsixwing. It also fills the "dark alley" square in my 2-28-19 Words and Phrases card for the Meet Ugly Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony and Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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