J.K. Rowling, Noam Chomsky among dozens to call for end to ‘cancel culture’ by Iam1ofMany in news

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Would Olivia Newton John (and countless others) have a cancer foundation if she never got cancer? Probably not but it's still a net positive in the world.

J.K. Rowling, Noam Chomsky among dozens to call for end to ‘cancel culture’ by Iam1ofMany in news

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She got a LOT of shit for "retroactively" making Dumbledore gay. He was clearly intended to be gay from the get go. He wore bright purple robes when everyone else wore black or dark colours. In the first book he 'cries at how beautiful music is.' He wears bonnets and women's hats every Christmas that crackers are mentioned. Then in the final book, he has a fling with Grindelwald. She wrote a gay character who basically got to the seventh book where Harry realises "hey, I never really knew anything personal about him," and he kept a very teacher/student relationship with him even if it was a close one, his sexuality was not relevant to the story.

The fact that people got angry because she didn't write "Hello Harry, I'm Dumbledore and I'M GAY!!!" just shows how close-minded people are. It's one of the better inclusions of a gay character in current media because he wasn't forcing his sexuality down our throats, he wasn't defined by his sexuality, and he wasn't just the congealed ball of stereotypes we usually get represented by in media.

The black Hermione thing though, that was just shitty. I'm half giving her the benefit of the doubt that it was more of a "you can't say you won't hire an actress based on race" but we all know it was just a publicity stunt.

I think the front page algorithm should show more newer posts. by NorfolkTerrier in whatever

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Cool, that's the main issue, I'm pretty sure they're just a bot account that automatically posts any update to their site. Tried replying to one and just had no response from them.

Can we create a disagree option? by AreYouSureee in help

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I like that.

I think the front page algorithm should show more newer posts. by NorfolkTerrier in whatever

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Also is there any way to block people? I'd love to be able to sort by new without it just being pages and pages of that one person spamming /s/entertainment with what is clearly links to their own site.

On reddit you got the option to block someone after reporting them, but it seems like here you would need them to personally reply to you, and they don't.

Young Americans Know Nothing About The 4th of July by scrubking in politics

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So short version; most people knew it was about independance from the Brits. Nobody ACTUALLY cares about memorising dates because it has no real impact on anyone's life. Young people have extremely opinionated views on the history of racism depsite being very poorly informed on history in general.

Fits pretty well with 'young people in "X country" don't give a shit about "Y public holiday" as long as they get a day off.'

DEAR NEW PEOPLE by x0x7 in whatever

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It'll probably be different in 2 weeks once the new accounts can recreate their favourite subs.

Since hate speech is allowed here... by Arapaho_Joe in whatever

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For when picking your own just isn't 'special' enough.

Christina Ricci at a Friends House Without her Wedding Ring by templederr in Entertainment

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Jesus is this a sub for entertainment, or a sub for your personal thread of "every time someone who was an extra on a tv show once scratches their balls."

Covid is still a hoax, people. by mongre in conspiracy

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Our species has evolved to the point where we can pass on genes more reliably that JUST being able to have sex and have a child at the current moment. We also keep people alive through medicine in situations that would otherwise kill them.

As a species we've raised the evolutionary fitness of the weak links, but they're still considered fit because those options exist.

Covid is still a hoax, people. by mongre in conspiracy

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Yep, a disease that started in China, and affects every country across the world is a "hoax" by your government, just because it's fun to fuck with people.

This has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world, at least have some fucking respect for the dead rather than dismissing their lives as a hoax.

In the first week since its anti-crime units dedicated to rooting out illegal guns were disbanded, New York City suffered a 358% surge in shootings. by Chipit in news

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Oh hey yeah, or maybe there's more than one person on the entire internet and they don't agree on everything like that.

Also this

Also great example of a celebrity, the guy who's more famous for being a meme than whatever he thinks he's actually famous for, that people must bump into on the street daily and have no fucking clue who he is.

In the first week since its anti-crime units dedicated to rooting out illegal guns were disbanded, New York City suffered a 358% surge in shootings. by Chipit in news

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FIFTY FIVE people shot in a week. In a first world country.

Honestly I don't care what the situation is like, this is why the rest of the world thinks your gun laws are fucking stupid.

Subreddit creation threshold should be lowered to 24 hours or so, just during Saidit's fledgling stage by Cindy in SaidIt

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Yeah with new people coming in droves, 2 weeks of ONLY boring political shit will be enough to drive most straight back out.

Just a gay guy tired of being told what I'm allowed to believe. by anarchy753 in Introductions

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It so often feels like the ones getting offended over those terms aren't the ones who those terms apply to, but the ones with nothing better to do than to get in an argument and get offended on someone elses behalf.

Just a gay guy tired of being told what I'm allowed to believe. by anarchy753 in Introductions

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No. Faggot has had tens of different meanings through time, and if it just means "bad" now instead of a negative connotation of "gay," then that's something to be celebrated.

Gay by this point is a colloquialism for bad and by context can just mean bad without meaning "this is bad, and gay is bad, so this is gay." I know plenty of gay people who say it as much as any straight person. Bringing it up and getting all holier than thou over it is really causing more damage than fixing anything.

How women see the world around them by Cindy in funny

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I'm sorry, would we not find bathrooms a nice place if there weren't a thin layer of piss and dirt over the floor of EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

Just a gay guy tired of being told what I'm allowed to believe. by anarchy753 in Introductions

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Yeah, I saw some data posted on lgb-t the other day that acceptance of LGBT has actually gone down in the last few years. I know it's hard to prove, but I seriously think these oppressive, aggressive people who force radical views and demand constant media attention over things like gender identity have legitimately made people feel less connected and accepting of us as a whole. It's a damn shame.

Sadly it doesn't matter what stats say because these sorts of people don't want acceptance, they just want attention, and to be the ones who do the oppressing rather than ending oppression.

Just a gay guy tired of being told what I'm allowed to believe. by anarchy753 in Introductions

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See the difference is that those stereotypes "man doctor," "woman nurse" were being worked towards being abolished. Now people are trying to push this concept of going against the stereotype means you aren't the same gender any more or you're shunted along some spectrum based on extremists ideals of genders, like a male nurse is part woman or genderfluid and shit. I reject that idea.

And, like all forms of philosophy based entirely on a man-made concept, my opinion is just as valid as anyone elses, and boils down to as many contradictions when questioned far enough. Trying to create hard and fast rules for these things never produces a concrete, infallible law of nature, and any given theory is an valid choice.

Hate Facts - Things that are undeniably true but step beyond the mainstream Overton Window by Marou in whatever

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Yes, but a lot of them is "Muslims think X about americans" rather than general opinions towards other countries as a whole.

Can we create a disagree option? by AreYouSureee in help

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And yet seeing downvotes gives some people the confidence to voice a dissenting opinion.

When you come to a thread with a bunch of agreeing people filled with "everything here is insightful and funny," you feel much less welcome to make valid disagreements than if you see other people, even less 'vocal' ones are at least around.

Hate Facts - Things that are undeniably true but step beyond the mainstream Overton Window by Marou in whatever

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Kind of interesting but annoyingly fixated on facts that affect America only.

Also not seeing how some of these are non-PC, like supporting attacks on American soldiers in other countries. Like if you asked me I'd probably say you have justification on attacking an occupying force in your own country. But what, cos it's against Americans that's not ok?

Just a gay guy tired of being told what I'm allowed to believe. by anarchy753 in Introductions

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This is my favourite take on it so far.

"It's racist for white people to filter out black or asian people, however this change is insensitive to people of colour who want to find other people of colour."

Fuck the patriarchy forcing women away from being honest about their opinions by Elysian in Introductions

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I largely agree with you. I find drag completely tasteless and don't see how dressing up as something you're not and portraying a bunch of stereotypes is somehow demonised in one situation and celebrated in another.

We men hear you too. We have people saying they're men because they like to wear pants. We have singers telling us that "If I were your gender, I'd be a heartless, cheating, lazy piece of shit!"

You know what, neither gender is so shallow that just dressing like them makes you one of them, and stereotypes don't reflect most of us accurately. These people who have the gall to say they know they're the opposite gender have no frame of reference for what that gender has ever felt like, and idolise and fetishise just the smiley, happy, "grass is always greener" sides of the other sex. There is zero way to prove the way you feel isn't the exact same way every other person of your gender feels and they're just dealing with it better or not fixated on the negatives.

So yes, own your gender. Fight the people who think they can claim to be one of you just because they like something "feminine" or "masculine."

Does anyone else feel that division between 'Left' and 'right' only serves to further divide us? by Freshly_Squeezed in conspiracy

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I'm from Australia and it's always been so foreign to me that Americans seem to be such a dichotomy. Sure we all have our views down here and it usually goes one way or the other, but with American people commenting on stuff it's always "I scraped my knee today, FUCK THE LEFT IT'S THEIR FAULT" or "It rained today and I got slightly wet because THE FUCKING RIGHT RUIN EVERYTHING."

I swear people take every single situation and try to tie it to the political party they don't like. You disagree with someone on a completely non-political point and their immediate response is "YOU OBVIOUSLY SUPPORT THE [insert side I don't support]" or "TYPICAL TRUMP SUPPORTER/HATER."

America. Calm the fuck down. Keep your political views to a minimum outside of distinctly political places because I guarantee you, the person you're talking to almost certainly doesn't give a shit. If they do, it's probably because they're just equally insane over the split between left and right and either want to jerk you off for agreeing or argue for disagreeing with no actual goal of having any form of insightful debate.