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Sociologist, Gaming and Social Critic; Techie TransLatina; words in @Gamasutra | @Verge. Scholar @UW_iSchool; researching Ethics in Tech and Online Harassment.

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The interest in Trump dissenters is wholly about the press exonerating itself. You have to assume the existence of… https://t.co/8rOkyIxtLS
Retweeted by Katherine CrossWhat a moment for me and thousands of other citizens voting for the 1st time . https://t.co/UoDghp1CJq
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @ButNotTheCity Chill egyptians: don't worry we will give you bandage boobs and a gender affirming burial so that pe… https://t.co/CVZ6pEo1hE
Retweeted by Katherine CrossConservatives keep presenting frames they don't actually believe in and they trick us to arguing within their broke… https://t.co/fmMoOFkpaV
Retweeted by Katherine CrossEverything makes sense if you stop thinking of them as "confused" or "hypocrites" and assume they're just knowingly… https://t.co/pXhKgQiqRO
Retweeted by Katherine Cross"I should go." https://t.co/BSTA5FBwIbWe are not one grand debate away from solving the world's problems. We are not one "evisceration!" away from ending… https://t.co/mjuITW43SR @WillJPowers It's not "stupid" though. I mean, in a very literal sense it is, but that also misses the point. It's… https://t.co/W62x1FgncvLike, the dude endangers their lives, openly and ostentatiously, and they'll still support him. No one should be su… https://t.co/dfeZNISjodWe should not overemphasise the importance of such people, nor overstate their numbers, but it does make things cle… https://t.co/36j3TUNYeHI am still haunted by a photograph from a Trump rally of a person wearing a homemade "My son died from COVID and I'… https://t.co/94L26ryHKQI've understood for years that neither rational debate, nor argumentation, nor factual presentation can persuade mo… https://t.co/crTtTYswuxYou cannot draw a political cartoon of the Trump Administration that is more biting or cruel than anything they do… https://t.co/wq4xEzWQ78This is a defining feature of the video game industry, but it's part and parcel of much modern work culture. It's "… https://t.co/5jumUbk8EITwo years ago, I argued that this sort of crunch culture had become an especially violent form of "emotional labour… https://t.co/k7t2lwDiChThe 100 week is not a myth; it's really happening, and it is part of how AAA games are being made. https://t.co/UFdhO1wel3I was asked recently why more public defenders & civil rights attorneys should be judges. A lot of reasons, but one… https://t.co/OJH6D0mSpT
Retweeted by Katherine Cross#earlyvote evening update 10/27 At least 70 million people have voted in the 2020 general election 🥳… https://t.co/2Gzvq6w0QK
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10/28
2020
Cancel all student loan debt to start. I never want to hear anything else about personal responsibility and financi… https://t.co/nxhyhpffaD
Retweeted by Katherine CrossGenuinely disturbed at the folk who think this is an earnest plea as opposed to a comment on the real vulnerabiliti… https://t.co/yzd2ckvMpe
Retweeted by Katherine CrossVictorians I’m begging you, please don’t use your newfound freedoms to go crazy and become precariously employed, l… https://t.co/FACBPZVwzk
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @Wanderlustin Trans culture thanks you.If you live in Wisconsin, DO NOT MAIL YOUR BALLOT. Drop it off at a dropbox or vote in person. YOUR VOTE WILL NOT B… https://t.co/Q00B6Am8Qk
Retweeted by Katherine CrossVictoria Police has issued $5000 covid-19 fines to people protecting the sacred trees at the Djab Wurrung embassy today
Retweeted by Katherine CrossAs far as chyrons go, this one is pretty good. https://t.co/EJQ7DGlVws
Retweeted by Katherine CrossSo, yeah. Privilege is a hell of a drug. And I will always despise people who look down on those of us who had to s… https://t.co/a4JUPXnUNhEncountering real privilege for the first time is such a culture shock when you grow up where I did. And suddenly i… https://t.co/Vg89xEcYisAnd it wasn't until high school that I learned there was a whole swathe of people who just... took that for granted… https://t.co/6mSsfzbfROEvery book was manna from heaven. Even my beat-up textbooks from elementary school were sacred texts that contained… https://t.co/fb3KB0aSLxMy father and I didn't always get along. But he did nurture in his own way. He recorded The Practical Guide to the… https://t.co/1kk5a4nUUrI got lucky, too. But our life chances shouldn't depend on such good fortune. There are times when I look at my lif… https://t.co/LsjGLhpBYDAnd I hated it. Even as my birth name got mispronounced all the time and I dealt with insipid jokes about drug use… https://t.co/L0ivJ5hdfmI was always used as "one of the good ones," to prove that *other* Puerto Ricans, other Latin@s, were just lazy or… https://t.co/XepbOnD7fz @Roleplay_James I actually do the climax of the song with a fair bit of emotion, so it does hew closer to that version at points, yes. :PI feel nothing but satisfaction that I earned everything I got, and grief that so much luck was still involved. The… https://t.co/OCAZNOHwFkAnd I kept having to play catch-up, improving my reading level, trying to compete with classmates whose parents had… https://t.co/Kq20LZNwCoUntil teachers gave me books and I scraped together my allowance to spend at the Bronx's only bookstore (the Bay Pl… https://t.co/mqiUpAMVYYWe had more Chilton manuals than novels at home. The one educational text we owned for many years was a 1968 Encycl… https://t.co/KOGWHdazxxMy math teacher advocated for me to get into an accelerator programme that helped disadvantaged kids prepare for t… https://t.co/IbYo4qqDyII grew up in the South Bronx but caught a bit of luck. I had teachers who took an interest in me. My 5th grade hist… https://t.co/4wdwmIwenOThere's a reason that the song "Common People" literally has my name on it at my karaoke bar.This thread is intensely relatable. https://t.co/DyLWHhU7YlBailfund for those arrested during the rebellion in #Philadelphia tonight: https://t.co/tOv8mHenet
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @lmichet Draconic see-balls have the juice.The Supreme Court has signaled tonight that if you have not yet mailed in your ballot, either do it tomorrow, or vo… https://t.co/8IGDHefI0E
Retweeted by Katherine CrossPennsylvania: Your extra 3 days will be stolen by the Supreme Court. Vote in person. Drop off that ballot in person.
Retweeted by Katherine CrossIt’s not just that Democrats no longer have an incentive to hold back. If they don’t regain power and expand the co… https://t.co/pbAcRbQsb4
Retweeted by Katherine CrossTomorrow is one week before election day, the cutoff USPS recommends to guarantee delivery of a mail-in ballot befo… https://t.co/EZiv9mVoK8
Retweeted by Katherine CrossI wrote my dissertation on people sentenced to life without parole as children. In those conversations years ago, t… https://t.co/V9J5rQoPlX
Retweeted by Katherine CrossWhatever happens next, we’re in this together.
Retweeted by Katherine CrossLike I said, this is where the real threat lies. The subversion of democracy. https://t.co/Mkvi7TaWXC
10/27
2020
Yes, shocking that people are figuring out that sometimes it matters who wins the Presidency https://t.co/uqaNT8RLmD
Retweeted by Katherine CrossThere was a cheaper alternative route that would have save these sacred trees. Instead the Vic government has sent… https://t.co/KRtBMGQeio
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @incrediblemelk I'm prepared to eat my words, but the threat I'm bracing for is for them to try to overturn, by hoo… https://t.co/oq1oGLb7Q6 @incrediblemelk While anything is possible, all the evidence points to the GOP trying to entrench minority rule in… https://t.co/kFj4MBytmfThere are a lot of folks traumatised by 2016 who fear the polls are understating Trump's *legitimate* support, that… https://t.co/ONPmw4PfLUHow news anchors spill tea 🍵💁🏾‍♀️ @6abcJeannette https://t.co/Gue8HxrcKS
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @Wanderlustin I just want to say this whole thread is giving me life. https://t.co/DaZnrYnNVHThe Andrews government has used today as a political distraction from the desecration of a sacred Djab Wurrung wome… https://t.co/gPTrcM1G6z
Retweeted by Katherine Cross#BREAKING A landmark decision has been heard at Alice Springs local court where the NT Police officer charged over… https://t.co/vUXXCidA46
Retweeted by Katherine CrossVery thankful for our healthcare workers in particular who worked so hard to look after us, and risked getting sick… https://t.co/pyvIBrKGYI
Retweeted by Katherine CrossIf you used our Copley Square ballot dropbox on Saturday, October 24, between 2:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. today, please co… https://t.co/roMP2HlyoL
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @Wanderlustin You're in for the ride of your life.https://t.co/xfjqhDx6Ks
Retweeted by Katherine CrossEverything about the pandemic is depressing, but one of the ugliest has been watching nominal progressives and left… https://t.co/ym1McpVYw8Faruqi is fighting a lonely battle here and I wish more people were willing to speak up about all this. https://t.co/o0AdE9Da9B @dreamingnoctis I honestly think it's a mixture of misguided efforts at encouraging compliance plus certain public… https://t.co/L63TD84hdcIt’s easier for a white person to vote from space than for an African American or Latino to vote in their home zip… https://t.co/Tkx4eh1pJl
Retweeted by Katherine CrossPpl in Melbourne know that wealthy suburbs are still getting cleaners and gardeners and guests through their homes… https://t.co/SQPWannZPE
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10/26
2020
“This pandemic may break our spirit but clearly it’ll never break capitalism” https://t.co/xkasHDAIbU
Retweeted by Katherine Cross @LeenaVanD Well, it wants some people to live at any rate. But yeah, it's exhausting and dispiriting. Not only has… https://t.co/mh47tyxXBnOne clarification here. I'm not defending closed borders (quite the opposite) but there are many international lead… https://t.co/Vi7gXg0TxyWell, that and blaming each other. Which, if you thought the individualistic shaming extravaganza from the summer w… https://t.co/RkK2HNo7VTIn spite of the fact that such changes will have benefits that go far beyond COVID-19, could be the beginning of a… https://t.co/Ipof9qOKtUBecause when we could've had massive public works programmes to redo indoor ventilation, for instance, or rethink w… https://t.co/ijzUeSvllYInstead of this nonsense where we keep hearing "when there's a vaccine," as if that won't *itself* be a process rat… https://t.co/XQQc37iPUiWe need realism from our leaders about what the next year looks like, especially if there is no vaccine, but also a… https://t.co/UZ9OEcsGpXBut on the same token, if you imply we're one lockdown away from 'back to normal,' or that a vaccine will fix every… https://t.co/bM1Ee1EGAtAnd so here we are. If you imply to people that they will never see faraway loved ones again, never gather again,… https://t.co/YbLuHWT7yPThese are important concepts, but they've unfortunately become synonymous with denialism--this prompts an overcorre… https://t.co/KH8HbxxfSqOur political discourse is also completely corrupted at this point. Even now, I risk my words being co-opted by rig… https://t.co/Igt0Ty11AoWe've heard "it's a marathon, not a sprint" since the first knockings of the pandemic, but that wisdom gels rather… https://t.co/hRpuDJEIkoEven leaving aside the Rorschach-ness of this statement (i.e. that it can mean so many different things depending o… https://t.co/VqQxWyD79RAs many parts of the world settle into the COVID winter of our discontent, it's worth thinking critically about pub… https://t.co/JeQdssUW5rWtf people in Victoria are not US military personnel; it is absurd to thank us for our sacrifice. We did this becau… https://t.co/DGGWuvhna6
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10/25
2020
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Retweeted by Katherine CrossThe far-right, ordinarily braying about "thoughtcrime" and "cancel culture", is mysteriously once again completely… https://t.co/xmqH3d9Uyg
Retweeted by Katherine Cross11 days out from the election 46.6% of Seattle voters have already returned their ballots, compared to maybe 15% to… https://t.co/k0234AUuBE
Retweeted by Katherine Crosscannot believe how emotional it makes me to hear amber properly and easily say my full-ass nigerian name on televis… https://t.co/wKjqkUZkWx
Retweeted by Katherine Cross“Especially a female” Hoooooooooooooooo. https://t.co/FDoiXYdsqe
Retweeted by Katherine Cross
10/24
2020
Another example of why I think profs shouldn’t *force* students to have cameras on. And yes, it sucks for us to tal… https://t.co/haMe9zCFZA
Retweeted by Katherine Cross*clippy pops up* "it looks like you're thirsty af. would you like help?" https://t.co/qyvOxJUabB
Retweeted by Katherine CrossI feel this in my bones. https://t.co/SQlpFmp8bWThis @_cingraham post is eye-opening. https://t.co/rbrioTHUaP https://t.co/tGRHNbUfWg
Retweeted by Katherine CrossPopulation is power, borders are arbitrary, and citizenship is an invented category with invented rules that can ch… https://t.co/cARffweGi7
Retweeted by Katherine CrossIT'S HAPPENING AGAIN https://t.co/EavYVlQizh
Retweeted by Katherine CrossI dream of this kind of sleep ngl https://t.co/vM80XORV7A
Retweeted by Katherine CrossAnnouncement - please RT! I am recruiting PhD students @uwcse! My just-formed Social Futures Lab will be reimagini… https://t.co/3aE3jaKhnR
Retweeted by Katherine CrossJust the framing of the question "which US president did the most for Black people?" is violent in ways that shouldn't be normalized
Retweeted by Katherine CrossI don't know who needs to hear this, but it's 2020 and if your nerdy subculture doesn't actively work to keep fasci… https://t.co/PFuYChmNkM
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10/23
2020

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