Evie @evie ?active 3 years, 1 month ago
Or, ‘How to break Cleverbot in two simple non-binary steps.’ So I thought I would have a chat with Cleverbot, an AI (artificial intelligence) bot. It started off simply enough:
Cleverbot: What are you? User: A human. Cleverbot: Define human. User: Homo sapiens, a medium-sized land-dwelling mammal. Cleverbot: Ok then. User: What should I do today? Cleverbot: Cartwheels.
Cute, right? We chatted amicably for a while, on various topics [...]
Evie commented on the blog post Should social workers reveal their sexual identity to clients? 3 years, 1 month ago · View
From my knowledge of emotion work/support work a crucial part of it is congruence: being yourself, being fully open and genuine, not trying to hide any thoughts or feelings. So that the person/people you’re working with feel safe and trusted enough to be fully open in return, and don’t have to worry what else you [...]
Evie commented on the blog post Partner rape is real rape – Justice for partner rape survivors 3 years, 1 month ago · View
This is awesome. Thank you.
It’s not just Glee’s avoidance of bi characters, but the outright erasure of bi folks by the co-creator:
“Blaine is NOT bi. He is gay, and will always be gay. I think it’s very important to young kids that they know this character is one of them.”
You may well have come across these already, but they’re excellent advanced guides to consent:
Also, a mention of the existence of non-heterosexual relationships wouldn’t go amiss – likelihood is that some of the guys you’re talking to won’t be straight.
The Home Office (UK) is running a pilot participatory budgeting scheme to fund projects responding to violence against women and girls. More information from a local student newspaper here. Against the backdrop of huge funding cuts to this sector, asking the public to vote by text to allocate only £3,000 to successful projects is trivialising. Also, [...]