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[–]Wahwah 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Regarding George Floyd, I do consider his being high on drugs did contribute to his cardiac arrest, I have noticed police does perform the 'knee' method elsewhere too, so personally I feel perhaps it was excessive force to some extent. The reaction was purely sentimental.

Transgender are socially the desired sex as long as they pass, i.e. have secondary sex characteristics that of the sex e.g. voice, curves, breasts etc. people do assume gender based on visual cues primarily to be honest.

Welcome! May you find a safe space away from censorship here.

[–]pcpmasterrace 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have noticed police does perform the 'knee' method elsewhere too

It's a technique they were taught by the fucking IDF

[–]liberty_primer[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Transgender are socially the desired sex as long as they pass, i.e. have secondary sex characteristics that of the sex e.g. voice, curves, breasts etc. people do assume gender based on visual cues primarily to be honest.

This is my view on it too. Your gender is what everyone else thinks you are. Not what you think you are. So, in that respect ... some transwomen are women. The ones who don't pass are just living out a private daydream.

Regarding George Floyd, I do consider his being high on drugs did contribute to his cardiac arrest, I have noticed police does perform the 'knee' method elsewhere too, so personally I feel perhaps it was excessive force to some extent. The reaction was purely sentimental.

I can't speak too intelligently on the cardiac arrest thing, but I consider it murder because ... after watching the video, it was pretty clear to anyone with eyes that the man was struggling to breath. But that's besides the point. Police violence is a tiny drop in the bucket compared to other causes of death in the USA. There's plenty of stuff that poor people (of all races) have good reasons to be pissed about that are backed up by statistical reality. What happened was horrific to watch. However, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that countless others die of things that don't trigger the same emotional response.

[–]Wahwah 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes. The force was excessive, and I am not saying the death happened only because he was drugged. The police treatment did cause it, I stated the drugs might have contributed to it as well.

With that said, everyone across the spectrum I know agrees that he did not deserve to die that day. The police has been charged. It should've ended there in a rational society.

However, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that countless others die of things that don't trigger the same emotional response.

Agreed.

[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pretty much the same for me, though I've been here a while. Recently, though, Reddit has been getting especially oppressive, getting to just about the final straw, and SaidIt has been a bit more active, so I think this is a turning point in my online activity. I'm also left-wing with a pretty similar experience. Now I can't even say we should take back #AllLivesMatter to actually mean what it says and reduce division in the US. It's just too much. Censorship is everywhere, and it feels oppressive even in non-political subs now. I don't feel like there's anywhere nice on Reddit now, and have re-started making alternative versions of my favourite subs. Too bad I forgot about the 2-week timeout; maybe I would have started doing so in a different order if I remembered.