Reblogging with a few clarifications since facebook changes stuff around sometimes!
First of all you HAVE to use m.facebook.com! Regular facebook doesn’t work!
You also HAVE to use Mozilla Firefox and Firebug! facebook mobile in chrome doesn’t let you edit your profile because it’s formatted for smartphones or something.
When you have facebook MOBILE open in MOZILLA FIREFOX with FIREBUG installed, you will go to the main page and click “Profile”. Then you will click “Info” which is right above the status box. Scroll down to where it says “Sex” or “Gender” (it could be either of these, it was “sex” in mine and “gender” in my guinea pig profile). Then you will get the screen shown in the tutorial above.
Follow instructions 6-10. I found it easier for me to copy the code in step 10 character-by-character. And bam you’re done~~~! Hope it works for you!
Problem: Once you set a gender on your Facebook profile, you can’t reset it to neutral. Although you can choose to hide your gender from your info page, it still appears when referencing you, as in “X changed his profile picture”.
Solution: As seen here. For Firefox users - use Firebug to edit the HTML of the dropdown selection box and add in a third option with a value of zero. This returns your reference pronouns to they, their etc.
Problem #2: Facebook changes profile to “Timeline” setup. Above solution stops working.
Solution #2: Okay, here’s the instructional part. The trick is nearly identical to the one above.
1) Get an HTML inspector, e.g. Firebug for Firefox. These instructions are written for Firebug users, but can be adapted to other HTML inspectors.
2) Open Facebook Mobile.
3) Click “Timeline” to go to your profile page.
4) Under your name, click “Edit profile”.
5) Under “Basic information”, click “Sex”.
6) Radio button options for “Male” and “Female” appear.
Right click the radio button which is selected. (In this example, it’d be the “Male” radio button.) From the context menu, select “Inspect Element With Firebug”.
7) Firebug will highlight a line of code, <label onclick=””>.
Expand the line of code by clicking the plus sign on the left.
8) The line expands into the following block of code:
Right click the line that begins “<input type…” and select “Edit HTML”.
9) A line of code appears.
Note the property “value”. The “Male” option has value 2, the “Female” option value 1.
Copy the line and paste it so you have two lines of code. Remove the checked=”1” from the first line of code. In the second one, change the value to zero (value=”0”).
10) Your code should look something like this:
Looking up from the Firebug panel, you’ll notice the page has changed to include an extra radio button, which is checked:
Click save to submit the value “0” from the radio button you created, and you’re done!
Old hacking instructions involving Safari never did nothing for me. This is what worked (though I had to trash my old Firefox and reinstall the last compatible version for my processor to get this done).
after too many attempts at hacking fb to count…
i finally got the neutral pronouns back.
i am a god. that is all.
Tremaine McMillian, 14-Year-Old With Puppy, Choked By Miami-Dade Police Over ‘Dehumanizing Stares’
Clenched fists and flared hands.
per Mychal Denzel Smith
Miami-Dade police officers pinned a 14-year-old to the ground and put him in a chokehold after the teen gave them, in their words, a “dehumanizing stare” and clenched his fists. Can you guess which response I had?
Tremaine McMillian was walking the beach on Memorial Day when police officers riding an ATV approached him and another teen to tell them their roughhousing was unacceptable behavior. The officers asked McMillian where his parents were, and as he walked away from them (McMillian says he was walking toward his mother, in an effort to answer the officer’s inquiry as to where his parents were) they jumped off the ATV and restrained McMillian. They choked the teen until he could not breathe and he urinated himself. The six-week-old puppy McMillian was holding and feeding when the officers approached him was also injured.
Tremaine is being charged with felony resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct.
I saw the story making the rounds of my social media networks and knew without clicking any links that the 14-year-old in question was black. And not because the headlines identified him as such, or because I saw that his name was Tremaine, or because I was there and witnessed the whole thing, but because racism is predictable. It’s the most consistent thing in my life.
Also predictable is the trying to pretend this isn’t racism. Attempting to justify the use of force in this situation, Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said: “Of course we have to neutralize the threat in front of us. And when you have somebody that is being resistant, somebody that is pulling away from you, somebody that’s clenching their fist, somebody that’s flaring their arms, that’s the immediate threat.” You see, this had nothing to do with racism, it’s just the police doing their job.
But it’s a matter of who constitutes a threat. Who but a black teenager has the ability to dehumanize a police officer with a stare? Who but a(n unarmed) black teenager can make (armed) police feel threatened by clenching his fists? Who but a black teenager can simultaneously clench his fists and feed a puppy? Who but a black teenager isn’t afforded the opportunity to comply with a request before it’s determined that they’re not complying? Who but a black teenager is choked to the point they urinate themselves while being handcuffed? When does any of this happen to people aren’t black teenagers?
It happens… when a person poses a threat, not when they’re walking on the beach. This is what it is to be young and black in America: you are always considered a threat. And that’s why, as livid as this makes me, it’s so incredibly unsurprising. Racism, in all its predictability, lost its ability to shock me a long time ago.
Read Mychal Denzel Smith on media perceptions of black kids.
digging a swale to china
crappy cell phone photo of a swale i decided to dig in the rain, in my bathing suit
FLORIDA’S FIRST EXPLORATORY OIL PLATFORM (by WoMenHead101)
Published on Jun 5, 2013
A Public Notice was posted in the Pensacola News Journal, by the EPA, on May 24, 2013, announcing that an oil company is requesting EPA to waive Air Quality Standards for an exploratory oil platform. THE PLATFORM IS A DONE DEAL. The public has until June 10, 2013 to request that the EPA conducts a hearing REGARDING THE QUALITY OF AIR. You can submit your request, via email, at the EPA’s web site: www.epa.gov OR PHONE THE EPA at 404-562-9643.
Considering that data regarding the quality of air along the Gulf Coast has been unavailable, since the Deepwater Horizon Disaster in 2010, is enough to cause alarm.
i can’t remember when or what site it was but i did some silly “brain sex” test that had me measuring my hands (something about ratios between index and ring fingers). one hand was average for females and one hand was average for males.
once upon a time, in 8th grade, i did a sort of drag for my english class, where i had a project with a partner (my bff at the time) involving the x-files. she dressed as scully, i dressed as mulder. my dad greatly disapproved but my mom gladly helped me shop for a cheap trench coat.
in my science class i dressed as albert einstein. i had a wig and drew on wrinkles, but i cannot recall what i did for facial hair. somewhere i still have the sweater my mom bought for that one, and i treasure the ugly thing.
in a failed attempt to explain relativity in a video we had no ability to edit, i dressed as a male country bumpkin, my friends drew on a mustache with eyeliner, and i remember shouting “ethel, are you a relative?!”