Nobody in my immediate life is affected in any way by abortion bans. We don’t have the equipment for pregnancy or it doesn’t work – not a functional uterus in sight. And yet somehow reading about the “kill the doctors and the patients” anti-abortion bill from Texas was the final straw for me being able to follow news. I just can’t handle it anymore. The most cogent response I have to that is bargling death threats.
“What can men do against such reckless hate?” asked King Theo in nerdwad movie. To the people capable of engaging with these fights, I say “Long live the fighters” (from different nerdwad movie). Good job, people. You’ll always have my votes and other support as possible. Right now, I can’t handle reading about that or anything else wrong with the world. It’s gotten too stressful again.
I don’t follow political tumblrs though I catch dribs and drabs of politics on there. On FtB there’s always a blog on top of the newest fuckshit, and as long as I have a sidebar of “Recent Articles on FtB” I’m going to compulsively read all of them until blood shoots out of my ears. I blocked that element in my browser, and I likewise I left the FtB discord for the same reason.
That also means I’m missing any non-stressful news or cheeky posts. If anyone sees anything fun elsewhere on FtB don’t link me to it, but give me the short version in the comments here, if you’ve got a moment. I don’t want to look directly at the articles and see the titles of the “Previous” and “Next” ones. And thanks.
As for my own posts, I’ll continue the little random things I’ve been doing, though without news input, it will be less topical. Also less despairing and angry! So that’s something to look forward to.