LGballT encouraging teens to identify as trans: "If you want to date someone and they're not into your gender, then just come out as another gender so you can date them!" by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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I'm so glad these message weren't around when I was a teenager. I had depression, I constantly felt like I had a horrible dirty secret about being same-sex attracted that would mean my life was over if anyone ever found out, plus there was the whole AIDS hysteria going on, which was the basis of a lot of very negative comments about gay people. On top of that I was pretty darn flamboyant so really didn't fit in. I used to be so envious of women that they could just be into men without having to deal with any of the stuff I did, it felt like they definitely had the greener grass of the deal to me at the time. If I'd been getting bombarded with messages along the lines of 'well just be one then', and that anyone who disagreed was a horrendous person, I'm sure the message would appeal to me.

PinkNews: Lesbians love gay male porn. "get your rocks off hunny" by motss-pb in LGBDropTheT

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In terms of weird-stuff-porn-users-end-up-getting-off-to, this is pretty vanilla. Just stop spending your free time jerking off over a laptop and your brain will eventually go back to normal.

I like that there is no downvote option please don't change this by dontbuyanylogos in SaidIt

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Plus without downvotes, you don't have to see a hundred twatty comments along the lines of 'Sorting by controversial, wish me luck!' on every post that has more than one point of view in the comments.

Google bans Parler app after users flock to it to avoid censorship by Drewski in censorship

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Can't websites do 'progressive web app' versions of themselves? Like when you go on a website and it says 'do you want to add this site to your home screen?'. That's basically the same as an app isn't it?

Woke Homophobia by _Moon_ in LGBDropTheT

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"It's OK to be homophobic as long as you're racist as well" basically.

male “lesbian” found on AL mistakes his unresolved psychological issues for his period. by verystablegenius in LGBDropTheT

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It's a myth, people have tried to test it by studying women living in dormitories together, it doesn't happen, there's no magic pheromone in the air that's controlling people's bodies. But of course any time people living together are on their period at the same time (even if it's just for one of the days) they're probably going to bring up the thing about being synced up.

The cis fag and the neuroqueer gigadyke by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I suspect most people on the bird app who talk about being 'neurodivergent' probably have a low bar for what gets counted as such. Everyone seems to want a label.

Lesbians who only only want to date the female sex only do so because they don’t know they’re actually attracted to trans women. by yousaythosethings in LGBDropTheT

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Here's the text in response to 'which app is the best for femme-on-femme dating?' just in case it disappears:

Your terms could use a bit of work, but thank you so much for the detailed information!

I mean, the HER thing is not confusion on our part. It's cis women not knowing we're just as much women as they, and I assume you, are. We're not "woman kind"; we're women. If they're looking for other cis women then it's on them to state their bigoted positions. "Woman kind" would be anyone whose gender aligns with women (such as non-binary femmes) unless you're using an outdated, transphobic version of it. The use of terms like that is exactly how the TERF movement started in the 1970s. Please don't perpetuate it.

I'm the kind of trans woman that other trans women typically can't even clock. I'm the kind that tends to shatter expectations of what we're supposed to look like. Harassment is the only thing I personally worry about, and it sounds like most of those would be fine for me. Though, I likely wouldn't use HER anyway given the sheer amount of TERFs and men I've heard of on it.

On a personal note, jfc I really wish I didn't have to consider whether I'm going to get death threats just for using a lesbian dating app. Wtf is wrong with people that they think that sort of behavior is acceptable.

The biological science of trans everything by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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In the vast majority of cases, people who identify as transgender are unambiguously one sex or the other. I don't see why people think it's useful to keep going on about extremely rare cases. It's like, the message used to be that sex and gender weren't the same thing, but now the message is more like 'they're not, but they might be, because it's a mystery'.

"Nonbinary lesbians" demand free money. This is what people are going to judge the LGB community by. by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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I've seen a lot of social media profiles which start off by listing a billion ways to give them free money for no reason. What's that about? Does anybody actually send them money? Or is it just there as some sort of 'the world owes me a living' statement?

Dysphoria is a brain deformity, gender is bullshit, transwomen are men and men who can use their cocks to jack off arent trans. Fuck reddit by NotYerWorthlessWurm in Introductions

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That's how I see it. Having anorexia doesn't mean you're actually fat, having OCD doesn't mean you actually left the iron on at home.

How dare you equate a penis to a man! by PasLagardere in LGBDropTheT

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A speech being interrupted every ten seconds by people calling out 'point of personal privilege' is like something from a sketch show. Absolute insanity.

How dare you equate a penis to a man! by PasLagardere in LGBDropTheT

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I'm really looking forward to when people can't play the literal 'Trump card' any more. It just seems like no matter the conversation, someone has to point out they don't like the US president.

Happy New Year. Cupiosexuals have joined the party! by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Call me a gatekeeper, but I feel there should be some sort of threshold for how actively a term is used before it can be considered 'a thing'. It seems like there's a term (and a flag, of course) for a huge amount of 'sexualities' which could just be explained with words that already exist. Or not explained. The world doesn't need to know the ins and outs of what turns you on.

Straight guys pressured to identify as bisexual? by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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That's like saying if you could ever possibly like the smell of bacon then you're not a vegetarian. Unless you're sticking it in your mouth, don't bother labelling yourself because of it.

An excellent deconstruction worth preserving: "I'm transgender. I absolutely despise other trans people." by wafflegaff in LGBDropTheT

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This is really interesting. I wonder if at some point there'll be some sort of 'T drop the NB' discussion group.

What's a skill you tried to learn, and would still like to learn, but haven't? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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Sleep's just weird in general. I stayed over at a friend's house once, sharing a bed. I woke up in the middle of the night and realised I had my hand up her top on her boob. To this day I have no idea if she thinks I'm some sort of weirdo who goes around groping sleeping people.

Is Eddie Izzard a lesbian? by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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People certainly are asking this question over on the bird app.

What's a skill you tried to learn, and would still like to learn, but haven't? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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I had a friend who used to keep a hammer by his bed, just in case. One night he woke up to find a man standing over him. He realised at that moment he wasn't quite up to the task of hammering someone to death so rushed out of the bed and turned the light on, only to find it was his housemate sleepwalking. He started locking the bedroom door after that.

Transman participating in Ru Paul's drag race-- woman, who believes she's a man, who decides to dress up as a woman. by reluctant_commenter in itsafetish

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I know some people who always refer to the Drag Race contestants as 'she', which I always find a bit odd since they're not claiming to be women, but apparently (I am told) the thing to do is to use their persona's pronouns. I wonder if they'll do that in this case.

26 year old "girl" abandons transition after learning about autogynephilia theory because he can't convince himself he's the same as actual women anymore. by gendercritfem in itsafetish

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I saw a comedian once who said the worst fetish to have would be one where you liked looking at your own flaccid penis. Your comment reminded me of that.

It's the future we're making by christnmusicreleases in pics

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The Hanging Stranger's good, definitely worth a read. It's one of his that has stuck with me for some reason, along with The Preserving Machine.

What's a skill you tried to learn, and would still like to learn, but haven't? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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I would guess that less than 0.1% of the world's population have defeated both a franipani tree and a possum with a katana. 99.9% of us bow before your katana mastery.

Who are the transgender-identified "colonizers" of LGB subreddits? - A breakdown by subreddit overlap by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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I've just spent a couple of minutes looking up 'headmates' and the concept sounds like literal insanity.

Ok, Boomer... by carn0ld03 in memes

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Millennials are in a very strange situation. They get called boomers, but it's still a lot of people's go-to name for young people.

‘Women’ or ‘vagina owners’? Teen Vogue’s publication of ‘masturbation guide’ mocked for advances in woke linguistics by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Not people. Genital owners.

Cutie from the QT by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I have a bit of a fascination with CHAZ. I really hope one day a good documentary comes out about it.

Bisexual tall girl by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Interesting that 'used to be a sex worker' is there in the bio, I can't imagine what kind of circles I would have to socialise in in order to think that was something that needed to be in there.

Also (complete side-note, and not something that necessarily applies in this case) I feel people have quite a low bar as to what counts as 'sex work' nowadays. I've known a few people who worked as strippers, but if you referred to them as 'sex workers' I am fairly sure you'd end up with a punch in the mouth. Maybe that's just me, I think of prostitution when I hear it rather than someone trying to sell a picture of them in a bra.

I really don’t understand at all how it would even make sense for the T to be grouped in with the LGB. by nbailey73 in LGBDropTheT

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Back before this was such a hot topic the explanation I would often hear as to why gender identity and sexuality were together in the initialism is that a lot of T identify as L, G or B. As if to say, well, they're in there anyway so they might as well have a letter. I don't know if that's a common explanation any more, and it didn't really make much sense to me at the time. You could say the same about hairdressers.

"If I feel like a woman then boom I'm a woman bc it isn't real" by MilkTea in LGBDropTheT

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Exactly now you're getting it!

Is there some reason people like this type everything in this weird condescending way? I hope this is just something they do online. If they actually act like that in real one-to-one interactions that would be bizarre.

Why don't we have a word like this in the West? by EzukiRaen in LGBDropTheT

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Let's just take it. Japan has 'ice cream' from us, we can have 'chunibyo' from them.

When did everyone become ‘queer’? - '...16 percent of high school students, and 22 percent of girls, identified as LGBTQ.' by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Fingers crossed for 'Generation Alpha', I suppose.

When did everyone become ‘queer’? - '...16 percent of high school students, and 22 percent of girls, identified as LGBTQ.' by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Is it millennials, do you think? They're coming up to 40 now.

When did everyone become ‘queer’? - '...16 percent of high school students, and 22 percent of girls, identified as LGBTQ.' by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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A very interesting point indeed. I suppose one factor to consider is whether people who describe themselves as 'sapiosexual' are generally intelligent.

"CP2077 is doubling down on their phobic😭” by Rag3 in LGBDropTheT

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Same, I find it astounding how often I'll see someone's Twitter and their pinned post is just a list of fifty ways to give them free money. If they were actually offering something in return I think I'd donate out of shock.

Trans male who posts on AL complains that women have access to pharmaceuticals but he doesn’t. by verystablegenius in LGBDropTheT

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Could be worse. Could be 'titty Skittles'.

Why do so many people who identify as transgender also identify as gay? by JFVG in LGBDropTheT

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The latter, is what I'm wondering about. I was just curious to know if anybody had attempted to explain that, as the proportion is huge compared to those who do not identify as transgender.

Why do so many people who identify as transgender also identify as gay? by JFVG in LGBDropTheT

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Well, yes, it's the official explanation I was wondering about. It just seems rather odd that they wouldn't go, oh, that's odd, people identify as this rare thing and also this rare thing, and so do so many others.

Landlords have filed more than 150,000 eviction notices already. By January it will get much worse. by d1984 in news

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People just don't like landlords, they feel they're parasites. Housing's a limited resource, and they go around buying it all up to profit off of people who need somewhere to live. Plus you've got the fact so many of them are dodgy, don't repair anything, cram too many people into properties etc. Perhaps in countries where the rental market is better regulated there is less ill-feeling towards them, but in some places it's like the wild west.

Self-Victimhood Is a Personality Type, Researchers Find. People who suffer from a "tendency for interpersonal victimhood" present themselves as weak, hurt, and vengeful. A new paper in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences posits a Tendency for Interpersonal Victimhood (TIV). by Chipit in news

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Maybe. A lot of the recreationally offended people I've seen online seem to list mental illnesses like they're collecting stamps. It's like the first five things they list in their Twitter bio.

Streets are for Cars: BLM geniuses playing in the street are surprised that when they surround a car, non-organic matter beats organic matter every time by official_disclaimer in conspiracy

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It's just a way to harass people, there'll usually be one or two people in a car and if there's a whole bunch of people surrounding it, that can be quite scary. Most people won't drive through them.

Physically indistinguishable from a cis gay man by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I love the 'can everyone please go and look at the mean answers I got somewhere else' parts.

Handy tip for getting rid of fruit flies by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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These ones were out of sight for the most part, we had them hanging outside on the wall by the window to stop flies coming in.

Handy tip for getting rid of fruit flies by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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I bought some fly traps by a company called 'The Buzz' and they caught more flies than I could even comprehend existing. I ended up with plastic bottles packed full of dead flies, it was revolting but strangely fascinating. The traps had a very strong smell to them, so definitely for outdoor use only.

Oh the humanity: ‘What It’s Like Hooking Up in Cis Gay Spaces as a Queer Trans Guy’ by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I know this isn't exactly the key part of the article, but someone would need to offer me more than £40 to deliver a pair of pants to a lake at 2am.

I think the biggest reason for a lot of these fast, nonsensical shifts in social discourse is because this is the first time ever that young teenagers and preteens are HEAVILY involved in the discourse (bc of the internet.) You literally click on the bio of most of these profiles saying all this... by fuckupaddams in LGBDropTheT

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Probably self-diagnosed in most cases, I'd take it with a fair amount of salt. A lot of young people seem to want to tick as many boxes as they can.

What's a skill you tried to learn, and would still like to learn, but haven't? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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I tried the thing of watching well-known movies with the audio and subtitles set to French, I picked up a few key phrases like 'encore un peu du vin?' from that. Books might be a bit beyond me, maybe a magazine might be a good way to ease into this.

Are computer games too big now? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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I sometimes wonder if they deliberately make the installation huge, to make the game seem more impressive. Certainly if it were under a certain amount, I bet a lot of people would turn their noses up and think 'is that all?'.

Are computer games too big now? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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I was playing Galaga a couple of weeks back funnily enough, I bought one of those knock-off handheld NES consoles a while back and have certainly got my money's worth out of it. Occasionally I'll find something new that captures my interest, most recently Division 2, but it's certainly a rarity that I'll see any through to the end.

That's really interesting that you mention the space is used on graphics, that's funny to think that a 100GB installation might have around 8MB of actual code.

What's a skill you tried to learn, and would still like to learn, but haven't? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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A few vague reasons, which is probably why I didn't have a massive drive to get it sorted. I've been over to France a few times and felt I should be able to do a bit more than say yes, no, thank you, can I have, etc. I've got friends that speak it and recommend shows to watch, which would be interesting I suppose. I think initially I just found the idea of learning a language interesting but then after the initial learning-so-much-every-day part wore off my enthusiasm dropped.

Are computer games too big now? by JFVG in AskSaidIt

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I notice that a lot with the trophies / achievements. Sometimes I'll do something fairly ordinary like beat the first level or play online and it'll tell me that only something like 50% of players got around to doing that.

Why is there so little activity in this sub? by HearSmarter in AskSaidIt

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That's just small sites in general, there are probably a fair amount of people reading it though. The amount of posters compared to lurkers is tiny:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture)

"Pomosexuality, WTF" by EmptyCode in LGBDropTheT

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It always irks me when people past the first three letters in the LGB etc initials call themselves 'queer'. If they went with 'flaggots' I could accept that.

"Pomosexuality, WTF" by EmptyCode in LGBDropTheT

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Paradoxsexual.

"Pomosexuality, WTF" by EmptyCode in LGBDropTheT

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Or flags. Why does everything need a flag?

ActualLesbians mods are gutter trash lmao by marmorsymphata in LGBDropTheT

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You should probably chuck in 'rooted in white supremacy' for good measure. That seems to be the go-to phrase for 'I won't / can't explain why, but if you disagree with this then you're some sort of racist person'.

THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT - The Best Movie You Never Saw (9:18) ~ JoBlo Videos by JasonCarswell in MovieReviews

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I saw it when it came out. The only thing I remember about it is the main character being drowned on a big wheel. Maybe I should watch it again if this bloke's saying it's so good.

This is the first ever post in s/interesting by JFVG in interesting

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Glad to see the membership snowballing. I suspect however that this might also become the only post in s/interesting.

So, that's kind of interesting.

How can I help drop the T? by Ryhon in LGBDropTheT

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That's got to be the absolute main thing, to just say 'gay' instead of reeling off that whole fifty letter thing. I've seen people take pride in saying as many as they can remember as if they're reciting pi to the hundredth digit but the fact is the other letters aren't relevant to a lot of discussions. People focus a lot on the difference between the first three and the fourth letter but really, everything after that is just as much its own thing.

France will begin labeling electronics with repairability ratings in January by Pis-dur in WorldNews

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We have the traffic light labels on a lot of food in the UK, it does help to make it obvious that something's full of sugar or salt. Sometimes it can be quite surprising how much sugar things have got in them.

Holy cow, the TRA are getting utterly destroyed in the comments section by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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I'm so baffled. What grounds could somebody possibly believe they have for contacting the police over this?

People on twitter claim that LGB Alliance is "supported by neo-nazis" by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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If a post starts with 'PSA' or ends with 'thanks for coming to my TED talk', it can be safely ignored.

"Sir! This is r/AskGayMen! We will not have any of this 'homosexual' business here!" by ThrowMeAway2879 in LGBDropTheT

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I mean really, imagine if he had punched him and HR got involved. His online friends might cheer him on for it but ultimately he's punching someone because he didn't like the sound of his sexuality. In the real world that's frowned upon.

Louder for the back by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I've looked up 'heteromantic' (which I note gets a red squiggly line under it in this browser) and I'm no closer to working out what they're going on about. At this point it would be easier if someone just clarified who isn't in the 'community'.

"Sir! This is r/AskGayMen! We will not have any of this 'homosexual' business here!" by ThrowMeAway2879 in LGBDropTheT

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I can just picture the 'I had to shut down the conversation' part, I've seen that a few times. It's basically the blind panic people like that get into when they encounter someone who thinks differently to them.

"Sir! This is r/AskGayMen! We will not have any of this 'homosexual' business here!" by ThrowMeAway2879 in LGBDropTheT

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It's such a quick jump from saying he wanted to punch someone to saying he preaches tolerance and acceptance.

It's emotional labor to say you’re not a blatant homophobe by Lesbianese in LGBDropTheT

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Recreational outrage. I've known a few people like that.

“Homosexual” is offensive? by peaked2020 in LGBDropTheT

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They probably don't like the term homosexual since it has an actual concrete meaning rather than just being a vague term to use to sound interesting. I saw an article last week about a singer who had 'come out as queer' and by the end of it I couldn't tell if she was actually claiming to be same-sex attracted or not.

“Homosexual” is offensive? by peaked2020 in LGBDropTheT

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I sometimes suspect the majority of people who describe themselves as 'queer' are heterosexual.

here from the banned feminist subreddits💕 by [deleted] in Introductions

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I listened to a podcast about that, The Last Days of August. It was quite interesting.

My gay transman identity is hijacked by cis women who treat my relationship like their porn, their toy, their property by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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What would this person be like without the internet? Better, I imagine.

Pansexuality is "problematic" because it's homo/biphobic AND transphobic by PeakingPeachEater in LGBDropTheT

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TWAW is 'trans women are women', TMAM is 'trans men are men'.

Perfection by diogenesjunior in whatever

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I love the idea of a 'no politics' place online, the way it gets shoehorned into everything on some places is quite tiresome, especially to people who don't live in America.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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It might encourage them to write a bit about what the link is and why they're sharing it, rather than just spamming a link and leaving.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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Either that or it's the person who made that website, trying to get hits.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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I'd be up for just getting rid of link posts altogether. People can put links within the post itself if they're relevant. Constantly seeing spam posts for that 'my time' website all over the site is quite annoying.

"Cis lesbians and cis bi's [sic] are the most toxic part of the community" by diapason in LGBDropTheT

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Could be worse, could be 'problematic'.

"Those who say chromosomes define sex, haven't seen their chromosomes" by xAcidRainx in LGBDropTheT

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The overwhelming majority of the time, people who go on about about their 'gender identity' are unambiguously one sex or the other, and certainly don't need some sort of chromosome / DNA investigation to work it out. I find it bizarre that we've gone from hearing 'sex and gender are different things' to 'sex is not a real measurable thing' so quickly.

"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I have seen Bill Hicks on television. Checkmate, Bill.

Can we talk about everything wrong with this article? - "13 things not to say to your LGBTQIWTF++ coworkers" Mainstreamm media by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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Things you shouldn't say:

  1. things you shouldn't say.

We are a queer couple able to reproduce. by [deleted] in LGBDropTheT

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I hope this is actually how they introduce themselves in real life.

Do you think that the sheep mentality of people is due to low intelligence or ignorance by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

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I think a lot of people who just follow whatever the currently-acceptable opinions are know that they don't agree with some of them, or maybe even a lot of them, but they just find it easier to go along with it all if the alternative is getting abuse over it, especially the ones who pretty much live their entire lives online. It's like with those black squares people were posting on Instagram to support BLM. I reckon plenty of people were just doing that so they'd have a bit of protection against being called racists for not posting one.

r/lgbt just spreading awareness about 99% of the world’s population. You get a flag even for not giving a damn. by Artmausden in LGBDropTheT

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Caffeine drinks exist on a spectrum, please use the term pancaffeine in future.

Disagreeing with the trans narrative = white supremacy by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

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People always try to shoehorn race into things to give their argument more weight. I've seen that come up a lot when people are discussing who should and shouldn't be able to participate in women's sport, you'll see people claiming that that's basically the same thing as saying women of different ethnicities shouldn't compete together.

Saidit is 3 years old today! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Happy birthday, thanks for putting this together.

When you walk into the local dodgy boozer you dared not go to when a teenager by whyyoudrinksomuch in CasualUK

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I was talking about this exact scenario yesterday, weirdly enough. It was a place that had a bit of a reputation for troublemakers hanging out in which for some reason had 'wine bar' in its name, a sign saying 'no under 21s' on the door, and bouncers on the door most nights despite it just being a small bar in a row of shops rather than an actual pub. As 16 year olds it was absolutely off-limits to attempt to get into, so I forgot about it for about a decade until one day the bouncer randomly upwards-nodded at me and pulled the door open a bit as I walked past. Rather than have an awkward conversation about how I wasn't intending to go in, I said hello, wandered in, and then became a regular at the dodgy bar for the next few years.

Please Stop Imposing American Views about Race on Us by [deleted] in Europe

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I've noticed this with some people from my work, their social media accounts are full of things only relevant to the US. I think it's probably because they follow American celebrities and see them going on about it and just blindly assume it applies to the rest of the world. Saying that, they go on about Trump a lot as well and they presumably know he's the president of America and no other countries, so who knows what's going on in their heads.

Why are people changing orientation to preference? by pacmanla in LGBDropTheT

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I used to know a bunch of people in the 90s who would often go on about how 'everyone was bisexual', but they only ever meant it to mean 'nobody is 100% heterosexual'. They were fine accepting that people could be homosexual for some reason. They'd say things along the lines of 'if you love someone, what does it matter what body they've got?' which sounded sensible when you were in a group that agrees with all that sort of stuff and calls you names if you don't, but don't really hold up to how humans actually work (as I found out on a couple of occasions when trying to parrot this stuff to people not in that group).

Adults on the Danish TV show ‘Ultra Strips Down’ show their naked bodies to children to teach them about genitalia. by [deleted] in Europe

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This seems like the sort of thing that could be covered in a book, really.

Influx of bots by 3rdFuckingAccount in SaidIt

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I've noticed that, the account that keeps posting irrelevant links to a site called 'My Time'. Maybe it's one of those things where a site's paid someone to get them hits, so they just spam them all over the place.

Why is it so empty? by diogenesjunior in SaidIt

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What was that sub about? I used to see loads of posts from it on the 'new' page and couldn't figure out what it was. Actually that's the case for lots of subs, I'll click on them and they don't explain what they are in the sidebar.

Gay = white supremacy by Rosefield in LGBDropTheT

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I love the random 'rooted in white supremacy' chucked in there, and would be really interested to hear it explained. I suspect it's something along the lines of 'well society as a whole is something something white supremacy so any ideas people have that I think are bad are part of that'.