$5 million for each longtime Black resident? S.F. has a bold reparations plan to consider by noshore4me in news

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To qualify for the payments, residents must be 18 at the time the committee’s proposal is enacted, and have identified as Black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years.

So you don't actually have to be black to claim it? Interesting...

John Deere relents, says farmers can fix their own tractors after all by Drewski in technology

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Rossman is a chad, I love his videos

Popular Video Game Distributor Fires Female Employee Over Claims of “Transphobia” by jet199 in TumblrInAction

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I liked Limited Run Games's product offering, it's a shame they'll be going on my boycott list.

Study underpinning the "Dutch Protocol", the affirmation-only pathway for trans-identifying children, was funded by pharma company responsible for puberty-blocking drugs by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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I'd put up a shockedpikachu.gif, but I'm not even surprised at this point

Sex with TiF brings revelation to gay man - but not the one she was hoping for by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Oh damn, those comments... I've rarely seen so much cope in one place

After the execution of Scott McLaughlin (LARPing troon murderer mentioned elsewhere on this sub), PPD gets a visit from some TRAs. by LordoftheFlies in TumblrInAction

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"Now there are two deadnames".

I nearly spat out my coffee, that's bloody hilarious!

What journalism used to be by P-38lightning in memes

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The ubiquity of free news has devalued the product so much that people are no longer willing to pay for journalists to produce it.

Advertorials and shallow comment round out the poor offering at most outlets, so reporting the press releases of gov depts is all they have left.

I think the move to more adversarial and polarized reporting has also made people trust what they are reading less, so their credibility has been entirely squandered.

8 feminists and 1 conservative on a pannel discussing feminism, this is how it went. This is why the left needs censorship and cancel culture. by Canbot in whatever

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Not only that, to even ask the question is considered "hostile". Coming from the woman in a wheelchair who presumably has literal barriers to equality it is astonishing how carefree she is with diluting those needs...

What do you think about the Starbucks employee that had a meltdown about their work? by 8thmonitor in whatever

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This person is a woman pretending to be a man.

She's one of the most pathetic humans I've seen on Youtube. I've worked in fast food retail and yes it can be stressful, but no sane person would react this way. She is luxuriating in her entitlement and weakness, and is clearly unsuited to any actual employment, so I'm not sure what she is studying at college.

As for unions, yeah they are a good idea, but they don't exist to stop people from needing to work hard...

Social media triggers children to dislike their own bodies, says study by bife_de_lomo in whatever

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It wouldn't surprise me, indeed it would explain why they shut down any discussion outside of the gender ideology line, both for their writers and commenters.

Social media triggers children to dislike their own bodies, says study by bife_de_lomo in whatever

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The lack of self-awareness from the Graun is astonishing given they've been pushing the gender-woo as much as TikTok has...

I'm Done With Google by Myocarditis-Man in technology

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Relevant XKCD comic, as usual...

https://xkcd.com/488/

Yarr

NYC dad killed in ‘home invasion’ may have been murdered by trans "daughter" by Musky in whatever

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The suspect retained the aggression of its birth sex, I see...

TRAs admit they have to rely on stereotypes otherwise trans people wont exist. by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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Always has been

TRAs can't even agree on what being trans means. by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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Yeah, isn't it mad what counts for "groundbreaking" in trans la-la land?

TRAs can't even agree on what being trans means. by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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If you want to read the actual text, here is a dropbox link to the report.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qxz18wht70c2d7p/Report%20FINAL%2012%2012%2022.docx?dl=0

It's a laugh and a half!

Do you think global warming/climate change is real? Do you care about the environment? by 8thmonitor in whatever

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Yeah, I'm with you on that one too. I didn't necessarily specify reducing per-capita consumption or total global consumption, but clearly both play a part and population numbers are part of it.

Which is why it seems like an insurmountable problem at the moment.

Do you think global warming/climate change is real? Do you care about the environment? by 8thmonitor in whatever

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I think it's fairly clear that climate change is happening, and that humans are accelerating it, but the problem does feel a little overwhelming to solve without reducing global consumption.

The West gets a lot of bad press for their emissions, and that's somewhat fair when the US is responsible for 25% of all historic carbon emissions. But China is the real problem here, they have emitted as much carbon in 8 years as the UK has emitted ever so there seems no point fiddling around reducing little bits here and there.

That's not to mention all the microplastics, diesel fumes, coal particulates that are also destroying the environment.

I knew in high school gym class that I had a responsibility to use my influence as a male and get my peers to quit their disturbing and violent locker room talk, but instead I spent my time there getting beat up and called gay slurs. I feel deep guilt over this failure; how can I make things right? by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Your failure to do what, exactly?

The world is full of toxic people and they're not that way because someone hasn't informed them that their behavior is crappy; they know it and do it anyway because they don't care.

This applies to both men and women, by the way. There is plenty of toxic femininity, the bullying just manifests differently. Women also objectify men, so the locker-room chat you hear has an equivalent in the female sphere, though is perhaps less aggressive.

You as an individual aren't going to change the minds of these people, so you can't feel guilt for not managing to do it. It takes time for an entire culture to change, and takes everyone doing their bit to change their own behaviors.

D&D infantilizing players by bife_de_lomo in DND

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"You're in the Demiplane of Dread, this is MY dungeon!"

Hashtag currently trending on Twitter #transwomenareconmen by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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Yeah, for sure. Those types of response are very instructive of the reality that lies beneath the ideology.

Hashtag currently trending on Twitter #transwomenareconmen by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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I think that the reason women transition has a lot to do with the noise we're seeing, also the consequences of the transition. They seem naturally more inclined to keep their heads down and blend in.

The men all seem to be exhibitionist creeps, hence everyone losing patience with their shit.

D&D infantilizing players by bife_de_lomo in DND

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Too right. I think I can smell the office from here!

A small study of brain scans of FtM Transgender people by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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I'm not a scientist, nor an expert in a related field, but this is an interesting analysis of some actual science in the area of dysphoria. Looking at the breakdown of this small (8 subject) study, there appear to be some interesting results. The women studied appear to show a sensory discomfort when touched in areas they associate with the "gendered" parts of their bodies.

It makes sense to me that "dysphoria" isn't actually a feeling of being the opposite sex, but rather being dissatisfied with their own bodies. It would align with a lot of other body dysphoria disorders and makes sense that it can often manifest during puberty. It could possibly be inferred that the reaction is a "learned" response so a very interesting piece of work.

Also, if it's an issue of sensory response, it also explains the correlation with those on the autism spectrum.

The Observer view on Scotland’s controversial proposed gender reforms | Observer editorial by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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I certainly hope so. It's time the madness ended!

The Observer view on Scotland’s controversial proposed gender reforms | Observer editorial by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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Yeah, I agree. Hopefully the momentum isn't lost in the current mess!

The Observer view on Scotland’s controversial proposed gender reforms | Observer editorial by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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It is a reassuring step in the right direction that the mainstream UK Left press is starting to resist the unquestioning support of gender ideology, but the post has made me query things a little deeper.

The article recommends compromise, but I am struggling to see what rights people want in terms of their so-called gender identity that aren't already granted to them under sex-based protections under the UK Equality Act. Anything to do with presentation is covered, changing your name is a no-brainer, anyone can marry anyone else.

So can my fellow Saiditors halp me identify any good-faith reasons why "gender" should be a consideration at all? Why has The Observer stopped at a compromise, rather than coming to the conclusion that every other "peaked" person has?

TIL White People owe blacks 10 Trillion dollars in reparations by sneako in TIL

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I love a good comedy post. Thanks for making me laugh.

Model who won 'most beautiful vagina contest' now rakes in fortune on OnlyFans by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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Most beautiful vulva, surely? I'm pretty sure everyone's vagina looks basically the same...

Epson zaps lasers into oblivion, in the name of the environment by TheRealPanzer in technology

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The only "green" here is all the money Epson will be raking in

Dr Ranj urges British Curry Awards to ‘do better’ after lack of Asian representation and ‘racist’ joke by jet199 in SocialJusticeInAction

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I'm not one to celebrate diversity for diversity's sake, but that joke in this context makes the whole thing look really bad.

Any Grognards Here? by [deleted] in DND

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Yeah, evil races totally make sense within the context of the world's lore. It's perfectly reasonable for a magical creature to have a nature and temperament different to that of a human.

Indeed as you say, it actively conflicts with existing lore for for certain races to be good. And the idea that mythical creatures are racist stand-ins for real-world humans says more about the people saying it than the D&D fanbase, who play as an escape from the bullshit of the real world.

There's no harm in anyone having a session with their own homebrew rules, but I'm with you that such changes diminish the game and remove its flavour, which changes what makes D&D interesting in the first place.

Any Grognards Here? by [deleted] in DND

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Hear hear! I think it's crazy that people expect to see the human diversity of the modern USA depicted in a fantasy world rooted in the culture of medieval Europe.

The restrictions on certain races makes sense in the universe, as do the class restrictions. They're not even races in the sense we understand them, I'd consider them different species except for the fact that you can have a "mixed" character.

Wheelchair accessible adventuring is also a little bit bonkers to demand from official canon, so entitled! And a wheelchair using adventurer who couldn't climb stairs is so useless in a dungeon it stretches the credibility of them being part of a party.

The point of D&D is that things like this are always flexible, if your game doesn't care that you want to play as a "good" vampire, or a female knight then great, but why demand it from the game system?

As for the fighting, yeah it definitely has its place, and the game world is in truth built around combat. I enjoy a difficult fight, but sometimes it's fun to think outside the box.

Head of trans children charity Mermaids resigns after six years by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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What has happened to her child is the saddest part of this story. But it's exactly why the safeguards that Mermaids tried so fervently to destroy should be in place.

If he is desisting then I can only hope it causes self-reflection at the very least, and penance/ children's rights advocacy as a good first step.

9 years later, this parody song of Hunchback of Notre Dame made by 4chan is still relevant today. by [deleted] in TumblrInAction

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"Get out, stop raping me!"

A classic for the ages

EV Charging Stations By 2035 Will Need More Power Than A Small Town by TheRealPanzer in technology

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This is completely unsurprising.

We had a charging point installed for the times when my partner's family come to visit with their EV. On the day they arrive they use four days' worth of electricity to refill after the journey, plus the same again for their little top-ups during the week.

It really is a tremendous amount of energy!

Head of trans children charity Mermaids resigns after six years by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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Yeah, that would be devastating to The Cause!

Head of trans children charity Mermaids resigns after six years by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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Yeah, that would do it!

Head of trans children charity Mermaids resigns after six years by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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Given how shameless Mermaids are it's difficult to think what it could be

Head of trans children charity Mermaids resigns after six years by bife_de_lomo in TumblrInAction

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One down...

They're still trying to normalize pedophilia by [deleted] in TumblrInAction

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Yes, absolutely. It doesn't matter what a paedophile thinks, or feels.

The need to protect children from harm trumps anything someone might feel, or any urges they have.

Lesbians don’t like men… shocker! by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

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The entitlement is so bizarre.

And so thick... as though there might have been a possibility that by stating "born female" they may not have considered the feels of tansfolkxsx. The fact they need to say it is all you need to know.

"In the absence of solid evidence" This was reportedly scrubbed from their website by [deleted] in TumblrInAction

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They queened his pawn

So they're not mermaids then? by jet199 in TumblrInAction

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I'll give Dr Johanna some credit, increased rates of drowning would be the clearest case of trans people "literally dying" I've seen in a while! Just as soon as we see the statistical citation I guess...

But of course it's nonsense that someone wouldn't lern to swim just because they can't do it in a ranked competition.

French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘We need a single global order’. by Drewski in conspiracy

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It's all so depressingly banal. I wanted to see black helicopters but they won't even give us that as they take our freedoms from us.

Parents slam 'disgusting' After School Satan Club for children as young as five by HongKongPhooey in censorship

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I'm certain you've got a bit confused somewhere.

You claim The Satanic Temple is a pagan organisation, however Satan is a product of the Lore of the Abrahamic religions, not paganism. It is, therefore, Christians who believe in Satan, not Pagans.

Indeed the Temple do not sincerely express belief in Satan, or any supernatural beings, at all. They are a pressure group dedicated to highlighting the unfairness of promoting one set of beliefs over another. They don't want a Satan club any more than they want a Jesus club or a Mohammed club, but if one exists then all have a right to.

Also, I don't agree that they are "grooming" anyone, at least no more than Christians do.

Parents slam 'disgusting' After School Satan Club for children as young as five by HongKongPhooey in censorship

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I'm fully on board with keeping personal beliefs out of school.

It is interesting that you take the satanic temple's club at face value; the only people who believe in Satan are those who follow the Abrahamic religions. The Satanic Temple are highlighting the double standard of permitting one belief to be promoted while denying another.

They don't actually believe in or promote Satan as a deity.

Parents slam 'disgusting' After School Satan Club for children as young as five by HongKongPhooey in censorship

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I love The Satanic Temple. The hypocrisy of the Christian parents, who are advocating clubs for their own supernatural beliefs, is astounding but funny they don't see the irony of their position.

Based Satanic Temple pushing for equality!

One-year-old children investigated by police over assault allegations by [deleted] in NotTheOnion

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Why are the police involved at all? What is there to investigate? Regardless of whether it's even possible for a baby to hurt someone, anyone under 10 is below the age of criminal responsibility. What on earth are they thinking?

Stephen Fry is a pathetic fence-sitter whilst Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is based. by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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What the hell are "safe feminine spaces"?

It's sad he's fallen off the deep end.

Man is suicidal after troon committed rape-by-deception on him; Redditors scold and censor him for twansphobia by cars in TumblrInAction

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Shouldn't they be affirming this poor man's belief to prevent his suicide? They told us that was what they wanted...

I hate the hole between my legs, it doesn’t make me a woman by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

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From what I can gather, it's an actual woman who hates her real female anatomy.

It's a shame, because rather than worrying about what's between her legs she should just make the slight mental shift to say "I don't want the fact that I am a woman to define me as a person".

Man who had the world's longest nose was his generation's elephant man by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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Fuck nose...

What I ordered vs. what I got by [deleted] in politics

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Jared Kushner probably has a few lying around

Hmm by OBA in conspiracy

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Kelso in Scrubs was his defining role.

Cat found with sex organ agenesis - expect it to be used as ammunition in discussions about humans as ignorant journalists claim it has “no sex”. by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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Stunning and brave feline undergoes successful bottom surgery, bigots left confused.

More at 10.

Why is it socially unacceptable to say what we think about people like this? by Canbot in whatever

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"You don't actually learn by being told what to do but by doing and fucking up."

That's so true, and I am forever greatful that, as an engineer, I had supportive mentors who caught my most flagrant fuck-ups before anyone was killed...

Interesting article on the fightback against the turning tide. Groomers are desperately fighting a rearguard action against the gains being made by those wishing to protect children. by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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Thanks for posting, it's encouraging that there seem to be some adults in the room now, but the response from the former gender clinic workers is absolutely bonkers.

I think now they have put their heads above the parapet it's time for the General Medical Council to get involved and strike them off. Absolutely crazy that they are so emboldened.

Trans porn star flushed her testicles down the toilet 'like a goldfish' as she shares graphic details about her castration surgery by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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Totally normal and sane.

Jeff Bezos sued by housekeeper who was 'forced to work without break' by HongKongPhooey in LateStageCapitalism

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The Amazon Empire: Slaves from the warehouse to Jeff's house

'Not good': Elon Musk's 'Satanic' outfit befuddles conservatives—who now worry they championed the anti-Christ by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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I don't think Musk has ever professed to being a conservative, has he? I always assumed the love the Right had for him was an enemy-of-my-enemy type thing as his libertarian leanings rejected Leftist dogmas.

It's especially funny that they only recognise the clues from his Hallowe'en outfit, not his comprehensively-documented online opinions and, you know, actual actions.

Prominent New York Trans activist arrested, charged with soliciting sex from minor by [deleted] in TumblrInAction

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I'll keep optimistic, but Millennials are already having kids, the older ones are 40 now.

Certainly having kids has given me more of a reason to invest in the future of our society, but I'm sure I'm becoming part of a shrinking minority.

Caged woman livestreams herself barking and 'squirting urine' in 24-hour protest by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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Ugh...

.... she's not even hot

What do you think society as a whole's true stance is on trans people? by jacques1102 in TumblrInAction

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Very well put.

Best controller to buy for PC gaming by Andrew22 in Gaming

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8BitDo Pro 2, can't believe it's not on the list and is my pick over all of those!

Silent Hill 2 Remake Reveal Trailer by MarkJefferson in Gaming

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So excited. I just hope Konami don't fuck it up!

Found on PCM "My wife is on her second date this week" by SolidSnek in TumblrInAction

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That's so true it makes me sad...

Woman finds 'whale penis' on beach walk - but how it got there remains a mystery by [deleted] in whatever

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Stunning and brave whale

"I LOVE suffering!" by Vulptex in TumblrInAction

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Oh thank goodness for that!

"I LOVE suffering!" by Vulptex in TumblrInAction

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Do I want to know what a goblin is?

AMD Ryzen 7000 is off to a slow start, Zen 4 sales are not good by mordred in technology

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The processors are expensive enough, but the price of the motherboards is just mad. I'm not surprised people are holding off in a time of economic uncertainty...

r/gaytransguys - now that I understand my gender identity I feel so much more comfortable liking guys ... Lul wot by Chocolatepudding in GenderCritical

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I had a peek at the dude's comment history and he's got the full set of autism, adhd, aromantic asexual trans...

The best is when he called someone an a-phobe as though anyone is or even can be hateful against asexuals...

Newsweek: Big Tech is on the Wrong Side of History on Gender by xoenix in GenderCritical

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"Far from the public eye, dissenters from this movement have been relegated to websites such as Reddit, Substack, and the occasional right-leaning news outlet"

Hah, if only they knew...

Why millennials are the new online dinosaurs by hfxB0oyA in news

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It's nice that I don't give a fuck what Zoomers think. It makes life much easier

Princess Margaret helped flush poo by chopping it with ivory-handled cake slice by [deleted] in whatever

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A real Reddit moment IRL!

Not allowed to say 'mum' and 'dad'! Fury as councils are ordered to BAN 'offensive' traditional terms and replace them with woke phrases like 'birthing partner' by [deleted] in NotTheOnion

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Inclusive of everyone except 99.99% of the world

Linux Foundation Events Now ‘Run’ by Linux’s Biggest Foe by TheRealPanzer in Linux

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"Zemlin also brags about Microsoft working with Linux Foundation on 'trust'"

I don't trust Microsoft one bit, hands off our OS!

r/MTFSelfieTrain - Do I look like a man? Yes. Yes you do. by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

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Michael Jackson's stunt double

Liz Truss abandons plan to scrap 45p top rate of income tax amid Tory revolt by GeorgeCarlin in Europe

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It's just madness, all of it.

Even if you agree ideologically with flat taxes, reducing the size of the state etc, the climbdown is almost worse than the initial reaction because they are just piling weakness and confusion onto an already long list of Truss and Kwarteng's failings.

I don't even see who this appeals to, particularly. It doesn't add much to the treasury coffers in real terms, all of the unfunded tax cuts are elsewhere so borrowing is still going to be massive. It's just a really narrow band of those who will directly benefit in the short term, and who are also happy to see the rest of the economy burn in the medium to long term.

r/MTFSelfieTrain - Do I look like a man? Yes. Yes you do. by BenitoGreen99 in TumblrInAction

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Even on Reddit one of the comments was "I don't mean to be rude but I can see why someone might have misgendered you".

Is SaidIt just a platform for nutjobs and conservatives or is it something more? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Same here, your post could be entirely about me. I'm a soft lefty but becoming more of a "leave me alone liberal" as I get older.

I hate that Reddit's banhammer has eviscerated any debate about anything consequential. I'm happy to swallow downvotes for an unpopular opinion but I want the chance to actually say it. Saidit is a place where I can do that.

There's plenty of kooky shit on here, and as a proportion of the whole is greater because the userbase is smaller, but there are plenty of weird subs on Reddit too... If Saidit can grow its userbase to a point where it's more lively then I'd probably just leave Reddit behind completely.

["The Slippery Slope is not real!" I continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob] 'Children have the right to have sex with whoever they want' by t_deaf in TumblrInAction

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It's so sad that in current year this is a based take...

Germans could be ‘left without a country’ soon – Trump by [deleted] in politics

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Fukushima was caused by a tsunami, which they don't get in Europe. If that was her reasoning then it's still just as poor in my opinion.

Well maintained nuclear facilities are very safe, it's probably the cleanup of the waste that is the biggest issue.

Prince William reveals Queen gave him an "almighty b--------g" by trident765 in whatever

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Her maj had the biggest hairiest bollocks around

Here's why we have a housing crisis. Outsiders don’t really understand just how weird the planning process is. It's run by a bunch of twentysomethings with zero experience making up rules as they go along. Here's what it's like to deal with them from the experience of a master carpenter. by Chipit in whatever

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That's a great article. I work in fire safety engineering and there are huge overlapping themes in getting building inspector approval too!

Teens forced to have sex with family to 'keep blood pure during apocalypse' by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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Why would "purity" be of value in the apocalypse? What a ridiculous argument. Genetic diversity is better for survivability over inbreeding...

Windsor Tower in Madrid, Spain burned for 20+ hours and never collapsed. No steel frame structure had ever collapsed due to fire, before or 9/11. On 9/11, 3 collapsed, due to "structural failure from fires". by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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There are a couple of reasons why Torre Windsor was different to "those other buildings".

For a start Windsor had a concrete frame which has vastly different structural performance and behavior in fire. While reinforced concrete does small steel bars buried in the concrete these can't be compared to steel columns and beams in a frame.

Secondly, the building was undergoing refurbishment which meant large parts of the facade were open. This releases heat from the building, reducing compartment temperatures and thus the survivability of the structural elements.

Teacher told students to call pedophiles 'minor attracted persons' by meisthebigdumb in TumblrInAction

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Get to the chipper!

New definition of woman just dropped by Datachost in TumblrInAction

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Thanks for responding. I don't think that man/woman or male/female are synonymous because they aren't the same type of word. Man and woman are nouns, and male and female are adjectives. A female human is a woman.

I, unlike some on the sub, think there is utility in distinguishing gender from sex so we can talk about the things that men and women do in society that don't relate to their biological state, but nonetheless are commonplace social constructs. This is the masculine and feminine adjective of gender.

I would quite strongly disagree that there is such a thing as being "more of a woman" or "less of a man" based on conformity with gender stereotypes. This exposes the oppression of gender and my hope is that one day people won't be blackmailed into thinking they're less of a man because they're not an athletic lumberjack.

To your last point, I see a difference between masculine presentation in a woman (like a tomboy or a butch lesbian or even completely GNC), and a person who actually wants to change sex (a woman who thinks they are a man, or a transman). Would you say the former category are also men because they present as masculine? I can't quite tell if you feel it's easier or more polite to acquiesce, or whether you feel both sex and gender play a part in man- and woman-hood.

I think we might actually agree on quite a bit, but I think offering politeness is my line in the sand that I can't cross at this point.

New definition of woman just dropped by Datachost in TumblrInAction

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I'm interested in your thoughts here because I don't understand your reasoning. Masculinity and femininity don't have anything to do with whether you are or are not a man or woman, they are just the social constructs and expectations of what men and women "should" do or are "supposed" to be because they are men and women.

Very few people conform fully to society's expectations; whether you're a tomboy or a twink your behavior and expression doesn't alter the underlying reality.