だけど、00:20:57で”~ is a bitch”、「〜は最悪だよ」と言う表現を使う。この表現は”fucking”と”shit”と違って、女性に軽蔑する性差別的な意味も含まれているから、普段私は言わないようにしているけど、その瞬間に私の気持ちを表せて、出てきてしまった言葉です。私の本音の気持ちをそのまま表現したいから編集でカットとかはしなかった（聞くと理解してくれると思います）けど、この珍しい文脈の例外を除いて、私は使わないんで、使わないことを進めます。
Suicide rates in Japan have risen sharply in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found.
I just posted something on Facebook using someone’s preferred pronouns of “them and their”, which I know is an issue that riles some people up, so I want to explain that issue as I see it:
If I started calling you, and referring to you, as “dickface”: – “Hi dickface””morning dickface how’s it going?” – “fancy a quick pint after work, dickface?” – “have you seen dickface lately?” – “Let’s invite dickface to our meeting, he might have some useful input”
I don’t think it would take very long before you got pretty pissed and asked me to stop. And having been asked to stop, the considerate (of your point of view and experience) thing for me to do is to stop.
In my response to my friend’s death I somehow ended up sharing my grief on social media (which is very not usually something I would do). I discuss this in the final section of this post, but first, the posts themselves, culled from my social media for that week:
A lot of my recent posts have been very energetic (ranting and shouty, even…) but today I want to take a moment to breath deeply, and talk quietly about how terrifying this all is, and how to deal with that.
First, a brief summary of the facts, just as a short reminder of how scary the situation really is:
The science and scientists tells us that we have a massive problem: global warming will lead to more extreme weather: heatwaves, droughts, floods, and storms. The physics of why is simple: more heat energy in the air means more energy to the air’s movement, which makes weather events stronger than they would otherwise have been.
Heatwaves and floods are going to damage crops; as these events become more frequent and stronger more and more crops are going to be damaged and fail. That’s going to reduce the food supply, eventually getting to the point where people start to go hungry (this is already happening).