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Wore my love heart DMs today. In the library awkwardly trying to take a photo of your shoes, without accidentally upskirting yourself, for your social media feed that no one ever looks at. Absolutely on brand.

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JK Rowling is still a bigot. If you know, you know.

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She writes and writes to calm the restless sea, and soothe her restless soul.

Like a pebble trying to resist a desert wind.
The wind that erases and abrades
whole mountain ranges down to dust.

She writes to leave a sun-bleached way marker
poking up from a hollow in the desert floor
that says;
"I was here once, but am no more."

One of the most irksome sentences I’ve read recently is “there is as yet no reliable data on transgender life expectancy.” I would like my lovely non trans friends to think about that. Wouldn’t it be unsettling if you read the phrase “there is as yet no reliable data on cisgender life expectancy.”

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Being LGBT affects your health, and how much it affects your health depends on how much hatred you experience. Meaning the most socially and economically marginalised LGBT people face the biggest challenges. And it feeds into health outcomes. For e.g.

I’ve been writing an essay about it for my course and that’s why I wrote this blog post about a brand new book on the subject.

ruthonthelineblog.wordpress.co

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The UK government gave UK trans people a Star Wars Day present, doing the bare minimum it possibly could to help, the charges for gender recognition certificates were reduced to £5 from £140 on May 4th. ruthonthelineblog.wordpress.co

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I've been studying existentialism for about 11 years now and something that keeps annoying and upsetting me is that Simone de Beauvoir continually, especially among the Left, gets "reduced" to being a feminist writer when in fact she was also a brilliant philosopher who has produced a large and interesting body of work on many other subjects that doesn't get enough attention.

Would my followers be interested in reading an essay or a series of essays about this on my blog?

Serial killers are chronically uninteresting people. The fascination that swirls around them is about a lack of something important in the lives of people who consume true crime as entertainment.

Just upgraded my ten year old laptop's ram to 8Gb and the difference is incredible. Its running like new. I bought the laptop in 2015 "refurbished" i.e. all the valuable parts had been replaced with cheaper lower spec parts, for £199, so I think I have definitely had my money's worth so far.

I don’t understand how the tories won another election, after all the tweeting I did against them. I even commented sarcastically on a number of clever memes,

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If the Son of Sam was killing people today you can bet instead of sending his taunting messages to the police in letters he’d be doing it from a verified Twitter account.

Tuesday next week is the last chance journalists will have to take photos of the James Webb Space telescope’s main mirror. After that the telescope is being packed and prepared for launch. Launch is scheduled for 21st October. nasa.gov/press-release/media-i

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Wore my love heart DMs today. In the library awkwardly trying to take a photo of your shoes, without accidentally upskirting yourself, for your social media feed that no one ever looks at. Absolutely on brand.

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Tran on a train. Spectacles, long hair and face masks are not an easy combo to manage, and I fail every day. Here my specs are sliding off, and every day is a bad hair day for me in a pandemic.

A woman, robbed of control over her life in sixties America reasserting it in the worst way possible. Understandably embittered at the sexism and possibly homophobia that blighted her life. Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest represented The System working as designed. In “Ratched” she’s a comic book villain. An aberration rather than an accurate reflection of the “respectable” people of the era, doing terrible things as a matter of routine.

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