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blackfox026  ·  81 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is a Woman, Anyway?

There’s really something quicksand-like about The Trans Issue, where it seems people engage and then become completely mired in it. J.K. Rowling’s dedicated her Twitter feed to it; Jordan Peterson has apparently decided it’s his central issue now. And the animus is just palpable. Like I think people just weren’t aware that within transness as a whole is an unimaginably deep well of shame, self-loathing and mental illness, and by engaging with it in this combative way they kind of inadvertently siphon off some of that energy to go process on their own.

I feel like there would be something kind of empowering about being centered in a Culture War if it weren’t just so fucking exhausting

Oh yeah? Gaze upon this:

blackfox026  ·  96 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The hypocrisy of abortion as a corporate perk

I wonder who at the company an employee is supposed to reach out to in order to inform management that they need reimbursement for an abortion. What's the procedure in general for reimbursing costs for a specific, private medical treatment? Who is able to access this information?

blackfox026  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ...about that Google researcher who thinks Lambda is alive

Oh my goodness

blackfox026  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 1, 2022

Thanks! I think I will stick around, I’ve felt drawn more to long-form media and substantive discussions recently. I always liked the vibe here and am not totally sure why I faded out in the first place, but I’m sure it had to do with a hunger for dopamine-driven interactions starving out more depth-oriented ones.

Good luck with the last year of your MPH! I do think that in many ways this pandemic was a great time to go for a grad degree. We didn’t miss out on a lot being busy the past couple years haha

blackfox026  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 486th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I’ve been listening to a lot of KAYTRANADA again recently, and some Syd (who I’m gonna see in a little over a week!)

This collab is probably my favorite track by each of them:

blackfox026  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 1, 2022

i haven't been on Hubski in over 3 years! I love that it's still active here. Since last time I've visited, I've transitioned genders and finished about 99% of a master's degree in electrical/computer engineering--still one week left before I graduate, but it looks like I'll probably have a 4.0 for the program. I can code in like five different languages now. Right now I'm knee-deep in the last data science project for a machine learning class, which involves predicting stock prices. Not totally my thing, but the problem-solving aspect is cool. My therapist let me know this week that they could give me an ADHD-I diagnosis. It gives me hope that I can look into medication and start getting my life together, and stop relying on semi-functional coping strategies and Indian modafinil to stay on top of my deadlines and obligations. I'm scared to death to try to get out there and find work this summer, but I think things will work out.

I also finally got glasses after four years of noticing my vision gradually deteriorate, and they're super cute! It feels good to see things in focus.

blackfox026  ·  1717 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Will Millenials Kill This Year?

probably the pres...ent state of the housing market. bubble's gotta burst sometime