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The March for Science rejected these "suggestions".
Apr 26, 2017 - 5:21 AM - by specious_reasons
Taken from Ophelia Benson's site. (I know, she's got some issues, but I still read her.) A Facebook Group, Women of Color Speak Out, posted this open letter in regards to the Seattle March for Science:

https://www.facebook.com/wocspeakout...56894964538985

The list of "suggestions" - demands, really - were rejected by the March for Science organizers. I felt like commenting on some of them.

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4. In their values they say "Science is the BEST method for understanding the world". This will greatly offend Indigenous communities, POC, and faith communities. This divisive messaging should be muted to "Science is an EXCELLENT method to understand the world".
Nope. In fact, the whole point of the march is that science is really the best tool we have for determining the truth and understanding the world. Offending the "faith community" happens because the "faith community" thinks it has some sort of monopoly on the truth, even when their truth is denied by the evidence.

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6. There must be Indigenous women who are grassroots activists on the march steering committee, as well as WOC and other POC such as Queer and Trans POC.
7. Their paid organizer for the March must be a POC from the grassroots racial justice community, NOT a white person or a colonized POC who is trained to obey the system.
8. For the March
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I learned how to do fake calligraphy this week. Never mind that I already know how to do real calligraphy, you can do the fakey shit with any old pen.

You just write it in regular script and then go back and widen the downstrokes. :fap:

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You also gotta make the original script wide enough, which I alternated between remembering and forgetting to do, which is why the keming is all over the place.
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