The woke "male feminist" youtuber to stunning and brave transwoman timeline by firemonke8 in LGBDropTheT

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Coming out as a trans woman is like their form of asserting dominance.

Totally. This is the grift of all critical theories but with AGP trans it is particularly hate-fueled and not simply a case of opportunism.

Brad - Buttercup by soundsituation in music

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Great hangover music

50 axioms of my life as I reach 60 years old tomorrow. I use sermon titles in life and these are perhaps my top favorites I use as I run amuck on this planet. If you like any one or few of these then say so and say so why. by thomastheglassexpert in help

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I liked numbers 4 and 11. I cast side-eye at number 8 but it's a warm sentiment so I want to be on board. 37 and 40 inspire in similar ways. 12 scared the shit out of me; am hoping my past fender benders count as "crashes".

50 axioms of my life as I reach 60 years old tomorrow. I use sermon titles in life and these are perhaps my top favorites I use as I run amuck on this planet. If you like any one or few of these then say so and say so why. by thomastheglassexpert in help

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That's a fun way to put it. I agree, but "lite" makes me think noncommittal (not saying that was your intention, rather my own association). Lutheranism is like extremely minimalistic Catholicism.

This Gender Identity Argument Self-Destructs by soundsituation in GenderCritical

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I recommend King Critical's channel in general, especially if you find yourself debating TRAs and want to stop wasting time getting dragged into sophistic arguments such as the one linked here. He does a good job of painstakingly deconstructing all of their manipulative attempts at logic.

Am I going crazy? (Poe's Law) by SexualityCritical in GenderCritical

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This reminds me of when Tina Fey was doing Sarah Palin. Very little exaggeration, mostly reenactment.

Did your special affliction make the cut? by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Maverique Neutrois is my porn name

Bi men in gay spaces – examples of constant homophobia, misinformation and undermining our definitions by lazy-summer-god in LGBDropTheT

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Do they not see that these are clearly 2 different sexual orientations?

They believe (or profess to believe) that sexual orientation is based on gender identity, so they would say that the gay-identified bi guy is gay, and that the actual gay guy is gay with a genital preference.

I've spent too much time on reddit.

Little Pigs,the Crane and a Wolf by kiemeo in Introductions

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Nice to meet you

GC: Women can have penises and men can have vaginas? by Fastandthecurious in GCdebatesQT

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u/strictly did, particularly in their last paragraph

Bi men in gay spaces – examples of constant homophobia, misinformation and undermining our definitions by lazy-summer-god in LGBDropTheT

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I feel the same way re: bi women in lesbian spaces. As long as they're not TRAs and as long as the discussion stays focused on same sex attraction, I prefer to not exclude them.

Shouting 'FREEDOM' is Now and Anti-Government Slogan per the NYT by scrubking in politics

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Maybe. I think we are a silenced and intimidated majority with no obvious party to organize around.

Shouting 'FREEDOM' is Now and Anti-Government Slogan per the NYT by scrubking in politics

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I'm well aware of what the old true liberals used to believe. Those people are long gone.

We're not, we just call ourselves politically homeless or "classical liberals" (accurate but too pretentious imo) instead of Democrats now, while the contemporary left calls us alt-right/Nazis/fascists.

Bisexuals, bisexuals, bisexuals... by PatsyStone in LGBDropTheT

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I see. Yeah, that certainly has the potential to be a defensive conversation-ender.

Bisexuals, bisexuals, bisexuals... by PatsyStone in LGBDropTheT

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I feel similarly. Saidit is my favorite forum, in large part because it is (mostly) a free speech site but also because it's based on the pyramid of debate. Comments that advocate violence (which I have never seen here except from the occasional gendercult tourists) or repeatedly resort to name-calling and ad-hom attacks should be reported.

But really, we all get along pretty well for the most part.

Bisexuals, bisexuals, bisexuals... by PatsyStone in LGBDropTheT

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It really doesn't and it's not even close. You're new here. Welcome to the sub, and please have a look around at the many non-hostile actual conversations taking place. The 'B in LGB Spaces' thread, and this meme response thread, are not indicative of the usual tenor of discussion.

I think there’s a lot more evidence linking transgenderism and raging narcissists by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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Interesting. Does it work the other way around?

r/askgaybros - Can we finally properly adress the "trans-activism" trolling that has been going on for some months now on this sub? by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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We have one! s/askgaybros

Fully agree with ThrowMeAway2879 though, gendercult infiltration is their goal.

Male vs Female running performance by woodrup in GenderCritical

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Yeah, athletes and former athletes get it. There is a lot of political and ideological diversity in that cohort but almost no debate on the issue of men in women's sports, because we've all seen firsthand the stark differential between male and female performances at every level of competition.

I think there’s a lot more evidence linking transgenderism and raging narcissists by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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I've met a handful (well, only on reddit) that are quite skilled at rhetoric and sophistry. In my opinion that does signify some degree or type of intelligence; it also signifies above-average Dark Triad traits, of which narcissism is one.

How many LGB are gender critical? by RedJackal in LGBDropTheT

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Depends on how you understand the term. Colloquially, "gender critical" now seems to be shorthand for just acknowledging the existence and immutability of sex, and I really believe that 90-95% of people (LGB or not) fit that description. The percentage is probably a bit lower among Gen Zers.

If by gender critical you mean the most hardline radical feminist stance of blank slate-ism (as in, absolutely no biological correlation between sex and behavior), I think the percentage falls a lot; less than half the population probably.

Gender dysphoria doesn't exist by SexualityCritical in GenderCritical

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Great post. I have no idea why it was removed, but maybe you'll consider sharing it on s/philosophy or s/GCdebatesQT.

Public outcry over Laurel Hubbard's Olympic dreams by BiologyIsReal in GenderCritical

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I completely agree. If you're interested, this video makes a very convincing argument that marijuana doesn't even meet the World Anti-Doping Agency's own criteria for a banned substance (5 minute watch).

Soy Milk by Bigs in Coffee

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It's actually so right. Here's the thing though: soy milk is not the right move with a regular cup of coffee (the right move would be 1/2 & 1/2) BUT in a latte or any other espresso-based drink it is superior. It provides just the right amount of creaminess and sweetness (even unsweetened soy milk, which is what I use).

Credentials: former barista, honorably discharged

The Handmaid's Tale by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Forgive me, Twitter, for I have sinned.

Public outcry over Laurel Hubbard's Olympic dreams by BiologyIsReal in GenderCritical

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Meanwhile, the US's fastest female sprinter has been banned from this year's Olympics for smoking weed.

To people in the radical feminist community who supported Anita Sarkeesian for all these years, this is how you get rewarded by shzprm in GenderCritical

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fear or cognitive dissonance

Definitely agree that these are both major factors. With regard to the latter, I think it's also the cognitive dissonance of smelling bullshit but at the same time believing that exclusion = hate and disagreement = discrimination.

But the moment I point out that it's the left pushing for it, she starts accusing me of lying.

This is so weird that I wonder if you two are defining terms differently. Maybe your friend is an old school, class-first, r/stupidpol type of leftist rather than a woke intersectional leftist? It would be interesting to know who she does think is pushing for this stuff.

Olympics goes full retard, banning Namibian teen girls for high natural testosterone while accepting New Zealand "woman" for low unnatural testosterone. by hfxB0oyA in ThatsRetarded

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If these "girls" have the same condition as Caster Semenya

They do.

Their level of testosterone has made them ineligible for the women's 400m but still eligible for the women's 100 & 200m because they are subject to World Athletics' so-called "Semenya rules." These rules put restrictions on the T levels of athletes competing in women's middle-distance events only if the athletes meet ALL of the following criteria: 46,XY sex chromosomes, not XX chromosomes; testes, not ovaries; male levels of T, not T in the far lower female range; and male-typical sensitivity to T.

If WA hadn't already determined Mboma's and Masilingi's sex and medical status, and ascertained that they are XY DSD with testes, then the Semenya rules wouldn't apply to them.

https://www.worldathletics.org/news/press-release/questions-answers-iaaf-female-eligibility-reg

(Old interview) Jesse Lee Peterson (religious conservative) interviews Blaire White -- In case you still thought transmed/truscum were the sane ones by usehername in GenderCritical

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They're not as demanding as tucutes, but they open the door for them. After all, if Blaire White has a lady brain in a male body, what's the difference if he doesn't transition? He's still a woman in his brain.

Good point

The eternal delusion by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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3,500 points and 99% upvoted. It's not a "vocal minority", folks - this is the mainstream trans community.

(Old interview) Jesse Lee Peterson (religious conservative) interviews Blaire White -- In case you still thought transmed/truscum were the sane ones by usehername in GenderCritical

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I haven't watched the video yet, but - I'm okay with people being religious. I'm not okay with religious inquisitions. I will never agree with the transmeds but at least (afaik) they're live-and-let-live, unlike TRAs.

Jews Masquerading as “Rich, White Men” are Funding the Transgender Movement by WhiteZealot in GenderCritical

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This can hardly be a cohencidence

Wow

I think we're all in agreement here that the plutocratic donor class is largely to blame for gender cult hegemony, but who gives a shit whether they're Jewish? Or white, for that matter? Would the greed be any more forgivable if it came from a more oppressed race? Let's leave ethnicity out of this.

Actually we'd rather shove the whole Empire State Building up there than have sex with your disordered self ma'am by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Female incels really do exist

Herb Alpert - Rise (HQ Audio) by soundsituation in music

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My favorite discovery of the year so far. If you're under 40 you gotta listen until at least 3:17

I'm so proud of this community by justagaydude123 in LGBDropTheT

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It's either that, or they admit that gender identity is an undefinable and unfalsifiable concept, which I'd be pretty okay with if they weren't still adamant about using that meaningless concept to redefine the categories of man and woman.

Pride is "kicking out T**FS that try to crash the party because there is no community without trans magic" by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Yes, but it's mostly a particular subset of straight people: "queers"

If you feminism doesn't include transwomen - you need to pick up a copy of Transgender Studies Quarterly right now by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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Why not just come up with a completely different word that doesn't change the meaning of an already existing word?

I honestly think they want people to be confused. Using doublespeak allows them to pull off a Motte & Bailey.

If you feminism doesn't include transwomen - you need to pick up a copy of Transgender Studies Quarterly right now by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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Why does the headings use "decolonize"? You can't even colonize beliefs, just countries. Is there some sort of separate sociological definition which includes beliefs and political movements and studies?

When woke people use that word it means removing white and western influence from basically anything you can conceive of.

It originated in postmodern philosophy but it's been adopted by sociologists and activists.

"White dykes do better" by Shales123 in LGBDropTheT

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Do what better? Least helpful sign ever

Dio got banned from Reddit again LOL by MisterQ in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Who is this?

I'm part of the resistance from within the Iron LEFT. Ask me anything. by MisterQ in AskSaidIt

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Is the iron left synonymous with AHS?

CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for Olympic Trials by soundsituation in GenderCritical

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Ohhh, interesting! Yeah, Caster is an 800 meter specialist but it's not uncommon for runners to do more than one event, or move up or down in distance - and for an 800 runner the realistic alternatives would be 400 and 1500.

Thanks for the insight.

CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for Olympic Trials by soundsituation in GenderCritical

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Archive: https://archive.ph/Ph7le

Quick take #1: Whoever wrote this isn't playing the pronoun game - Telfer's name is used throughout the article instead.

Quick take #2: Did anyone else catch this?

World Athletics put out new guidelines in 2019 that closed off international women's events of between 400 meters and a mile to athletes whose testosterone levels were at 5 nonomoles per liter (nmol/L) or more.

Why confine the 5 nmo/L rule to such a limited range of events? Does this mean that Telfer would have been allowed to compete in the 100 hurdles? In the future, this leaves the 100, 100 hurdles, 200, 4x100 relay, plus every distance running event from 3000 and up open to male athletes who are above 5 nmo/L but under the 10 nmo/L rule set by the International Olympic Committee. For context, average T levels for females are 0.12-1.8, with a ceiling of about 2.4. None of this should be based on testosterone levels anyway, but I still find it a curious loophole.

A backlash against gender ideology is starting in universities by 1nvar in GenderCritical

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Archive link with the full text: https://archive.ph/vEsW4

Sunday Social - open chat! by TumbleweedFireflies in LGBDropTheT

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I've been running into this problem lately whenever I access the site from an non-US IP. Can you try setting your VPN to somewhere in the states and see if that helps?

So never then. Good that's settled, let's move on. by jet199 in SuperStraight

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Very true!

Trans acceptance will not be complete until forced sex from cis people is legislated by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Foot fetish is the new vanilla

So never then. Good that's settled, let's move on. by jet199 in SuperStraight

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Even if you measure acceptance in normal, sane ways, 100% is still never going to be attainable...for any group, marginalized or not. Prejudices will always exist. Most people learn to accept this and move on.

What's on your agenda today? by mongre in general

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Took an edible and am watching the US olympic track trials

Are US GC feminists on average more hardcore than UK and why? by BEB in GenderCritical

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I hope some UK users comment on this. I can't compare the two cultures; I've only ever lived in the US and have never even visited the UK.

But this

the US has a pioneer-type, “Don’t Tread On Me” tradition

is absolutely accurate. Liberalism, and in particular "negative liberty" really is foundational to our national ethos. It's why the US is known for its individualism. We also have separation of church and state here, and as u/yousaythosethings phrased it in an earlier comment, the gender identity movement is "a system of belief that demands constant demonstrations of belief and loyalty". And it doesn't just demand these from its adherents but from everyone. So I'd guess that queer theory being both totalitarian and religious is particularly unsettling to Americans.

Why do people say hand when giving directions ? by Brewdabier in AskSaidIt

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It's like the expression, "Do you want to go with?" or, "Can I go with?" It's common in some areas but unheard of in others.

I haven’t heard this too much irl; it seems like a British-inspired affectation. Idk though, might also be partly generational.

Why do people say hand when giving directions ? by Brewdabier in AskSaidIt

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This must be a regional thing. People here usually just say take a left/right.

Do you find "people who menstruate" or "birthing people" dehumanizing? by Rage-Xion in GenderCritical

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I don't know if you made a typo but from what I've read it's just the opposite. Person-first language ("he has autism" rather than "he's autistic") is meant to highlight our shared humanity. No matter what hardship you face, you are a person first and foremost.

Importantly, this is in direct contrast with intersectionality and identity politics, which make strategic efforts to spotlight group membership based on victimhood. To say that the woke have fallen afoul of the ideals of the original civil rights movements is an understatement; they've completely reversed their tactics. We used to pursue equality; now we flaunt our oppression.

I don't like policing others' language, but it's interesting to think about the political and ideological motivations behind linguistic choices, whether good or bad.

Do you find "people who menstruate" or "birthing people" dehumanizing? by Rage-Xion in GenderCritical

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Dehumanizing isn't the word I'd use. I think insidious, totalitarian and misogynistic are better fits.

Will they eventually unmask themselves for the whole world to see? by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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This looks like an improv class homage to Portlandia

The bros are still not having it by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I don't think they want to ban it. I think they want to neuter it, by ousting the inactive mod and installing gender cult mods, à la actualtransbians. That's what thesilentchief always said his goal was, anyway, and it makes more sense in terms of optics. More members for us either way.

Health service acting like Stasi with Pride pledge by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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Health workers will be asked...to show their willingness “to speak up and challenge intolerance”.

LOL

They are about one step away from corporate struggle sessions.

"Reddit moderator"... I wonder who inspired this... by ISaidWhatISaid in AgainstHateSubreddits

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At this point it's more of an archetypal role than a specific person, but I feel you.

LEAKED SCREENSHOT: Loki brags about spamming the front page of SaidIt with "HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!" by MisterQ in SaidIt

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Thanks to this user's obsessive dedication the Nazis are one step closer to being defeated

Why are Twitter and Reddit so out of touch with reality and popular opinion regarding statements of fact about transgender people? by snub-nosedmonkey in LGBDropTheT

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Fair point, to which I have two responses:

-If someone brings up sex apropos of nothing or even within a philosophical discussion, your point stands. But if we're talking about self-ID laws then I don't think it does, since women's-only spaces/sports weren't segregated on the basis on gender identity/femininity in the first place. They can't say that's invalidating without abandoning their claim that sex ≠ gender.

-More importantly, why should others be obligated to affirm their worldview? I don't owe queer theory my faith any more than I do Christianity or Islam. I can see why they're upset by this, but no one owes them assent. I don't believe what they believe and I don't have to. It's really quite totalitarian to demand otherwise.

(I don't mean to be combative, by the way. I really appreciate your comment because I agree that we need to address their best arguments.)

Why are Twitter and Reddit so out of touch with reality and popular opinion regarding statements of fact about transgender people? by snub-nosedmonkey in LGBDropTheT

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I can't speak to twitter but I'm convinced that reddit is a grooming site. Spend any amount of time in the trans subs and it becomes readily apparent that they're populated--seemingly exclusively--by teenagers, for whom the pedo admins have created an environment censorious of any heresy against queer theory. The isolation resulting from lockdowns and school closures forced people online more, which means more time in echo chambers for reddit's trans userbase and helps explain the steep rise in insanity. Finally, contemporary trans activism is tailor-made for Narcissists, and reddit is a place where they can go and get showered in affirmations and enact/demand retribution against anyone who threatens their fragile self-worth.

I'd accept that if someone was making this statement to deny someones gender identity it could be offensive, but when made clearly as a statement of biological fact the controversy is unwarranted.

As for this, while I have seen some trans people on reddit insist that they literally are the opposite sex, most are hellbent on selling the fiction of "man" and "woman" as social constructs, distinct from male and female, which is why people can usually get away with referring to transwomen as male but will catch a ban for calling them men.

I Didn’t Leave the LGBT Community, the LGBT Community Left Me by TheAmeliaMay in LGBT

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20th century porn: Zionists. MindGeek (global smut monopoly): Zionist.

Oh...I had never peered into that rabbit hole 👀

I Didn’t Leave the LGBT Community, the LGBT Community Left Me by TheAmeliaMay in LGBT

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perverse Zionist smut peddlers

Hmm?

Saw a link to FBI stats and thought it was interesting, since we are always focused on violence against the T. by xandit in LGBDropTheT

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Transphobia doesn't exist. No one can be bigoted against somebody's invisible subjective gender identity or their metaphysical belief system. Bigotry against trans people is really just intolerance of gender nonconformity and/or homosexuality.

Historical Fact Checking by JulienMayfair in LGBDropTheT

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In contrast, I know a woman who started a cat rescue in her garage back in 1994. She built it up into an independent shelter supported by donations, and over the years, she's gotten over 10,000 cats adopted in addition to their low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

Does she have a website? I'd love to support this amazing individual.

Praga Khan - Injected With A Poison by soundsituation in music

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That sounds like a perfect moment:)

Halifax Pride, a "LGBTQ+" group, boycotts local library for acquiring a copy of "Irreversible Damage" by Abigail Shrier (Halifax, Canada) by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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boycotts local library

I won't be spending another red cent on these free books!

For Reddit moderators: What do to if AHS and Bardfinn are targeting your subreddit by ISaidWhatISaid in AgainstHateSubreddits

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Thank you!

Praga Khan - Injected With A Poison by soundsituation in music

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thought it fit the zeitgeist

Thank you for your work erasing women by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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There are people who don’t bleed?

According to Elizabeth Spelman's 1988 book: Inessential Woman 'gender realism' is "the view that women have some social feature in common that makes them women" – so there is an official term for TRAs: gender realists by SnowAssMan in GenderCritical

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No, it is TRA are misusing words again and calling us bio-essentialists, while we are not.

Yes, and I don't know if they truly misunderstand our position or just find it politically advantageous to lump us in with conservatives, who actually are essentialists. I could believe either or both.

According to Elizabeth Spelman's 1988 book: Inessential Woman 'gender realism' is "the view that women have some social feature in common that makes them women" – so there is an official term for TRAs: gender realists by SnowAssMan in GenderCritical

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I don't know which term is older, but people use "race realism" to describe the same theory in regards to race. I think both are confusing and unnecessary and potentially lend undue credence to ideas that the very people who use this terminology intend to criticize. Besides, we already have a more descriptive term for this concept: essentialism.

I'm a girlfag because... by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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She's basically calling it a lifestyle choice in the second tweet. For a radical queer she sounds pretty conservative.

For Reddit moderators: What do to if AHS and Bardfinn are targeting your subreddit by ISaidWhatISaid in AgainstHateSubreddits

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AHS leaders (who are known as The League of Extraordinary Trolls) were invited to Reddit HQ to talk about their "work"

Do you have a source for this? I don't doubt it but this is news to me.

Do you think the queer and trans movement will drive lesbians - particularly young lesbians - into the arms of radical feminists? by SickOfThisShitNow in LGBDropTheT

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First legitimate criticism in this entire thread 👍 Thank you for making it. It reminds me of some of the more absurd things I've seen in the radfem community and definitely makes me rethink my previous comment about radical feminism not being an ideology.

In your experience are those beliefs about makeup, shaving and men's predatory nature actually foundational to radical feminism, or just a representation of its more extreme adherents? I'd assumed it was the latter since those comments usually seem to generate disagreement.

I actually made a controversial post that poked holes in their hypocrisy to where they called me heartless and a few other names lol. I wont post it here though, but I can DM you OP on that one haha.

Could you DM me this as well?

Do you think the queer and trans movement will drive lesbians - particularly young lesbians - into the arms of radical feminists? by SickOfThisShitNow in LGBDropTheT

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It sounds like you're trying to do identity politics in a new way, casting gc hetero women as the oppressors and lesbians as the oppressed. Lesbians make up a small percentage of women, so I wouldn't expect a feminist movement to center their interests. Nor do I see how radical feminism is at all at odds with lesbianism (and no, your ridiculous and antiquated assertions of political lesbianism don't count).

Do you think the queer and trans movement will drive lesbians - particularly young lesbians - into the arms of radical feminists? by SickOfThisShitNow in LGBDropTheT

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Radical feminism is mostly synonymous with material feminism, and as such I think it's a stretch to call it an ideology. Off the top of my head their only purely ideological/immaterial position is blank slate-ism, a position I have some sympathy for as a reaction to historical prescriptivism, even though I'm personally skeptical of it.

I don't think you're wrong about queer theory pushing lesbians towards radical feminism, but I don't think it's fair to call it swapping one ideology for another.

looks appealing on the surface but doesn't represent our interests

In what way(s) does radical feminism fail to represent lesbians' interests? Or did you mean LGB/gender critical interests as a whole?

Feeling Misunderstood by My Therapist by Feminist_AF in Lesbians

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So glad to hear it! In my experience it's not an easy decision to leave a therapist, as the qualities we evaluate them by are not necessarily as intuitive as they are for friends, partners and anyone else we choose to keep in our lives. But based on what you've shared here it really does sound like your current therapeutic relationship isn't helping you. Have you tried Psychology Today's "find a therapist" tool? It lets you filter by mental health issue, therapeutic modality, age, sex, familiarity with gay and lesbian issues, etc. It also shows therapists who specialize in transgender issues, so if it seems like that's their main "thing" you'll know up front that they're probably not right for you.

I feel like some support groups have a tendency to focus on victimization, which has just not been helpful for me.

I appreciate this insight. Emotional support is a necessary but insufficient condition for productive counseling.

I've missed you all!!!!!!!!!!!! We need a back-up! by WildApples in GenderCritical

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No, it was created by a couple of r/superstraight refugees, a man and a woman. I'm grateful that a site like Ovarit exists and is flourishing, but I also think there's a real need for co-ed gender critical spaces, especially as more men are waking up to to trans ideology's totalitarian inroads.

Glad you like the look of the place!

Prominent US biologist, Heather Heying, pushes back on the Uber Woke & Transwomen are Women by BEB in GenderCritical

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I never thanked you for this

Thank you!! Paradigm-expanding

Feeling Misunderstood by My Therapist by Feminist_AF in Lesbians

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As soon as I mentioned feeling uncomfortable in my body, she started talking about Gender Dysphoria and suggesting I might be non-binary.

Imo this is bad therapy. And I don't say that out of personal bias against gender theism but because therapists, generally, are supposed to help patients generate their own insights. They're not supposed to give out advice unless a patient has already expressed an ambition.

My therapist also keeps pushing me to find LGBT support groups and I just can't do it

This is also weird. It's not odd or bad for a therapist to encourage a patient to expand their support system, but pushiness is just antithetical to progress, and insisting upon LGBT groups in particular is ideological/identitarian. (Btw, Jonathan Haidt argues that woke culture acts like reverse CBT in that it prioritizes group identity over the individual and seeks to aggravate navel-gazing grievances rather than teach emotional regulation and personal responsibility)

What has worked for you

This is overly simplistic but what has worked for me is seeking out therapists over the age of 50

I've missed you all!!!!!!!!!!!! We need a back-up! by WildApples in GenderCritical

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If you're looking for a privately hosted backup, please join us here: https://slgbs.org/

Edit: This site is not women-only or strictly radfem, but it is 100% gender critical.

So relieved we're back! This is an LGB sane place. They need safe spaces? We need SANE spaces! by our_team_is_winning in LGBDropTheT

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So relieved we're back! This is an LGB sane place. They need safe spaces? We need SANE spaces! by our_team_is_winning in LGBDropTheT

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Fuck I missed this place! So glad to be back among the sane.

Rachel Ivy Veronica McKinnon is having a twitter meltdown and yet CNN is going to put him on the air about TiMs in women's sports. Good - Meltdown on air, Rhys - do it for us. by BEB in GenderCritical

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I think this is true of political stuff, which is ultimately evidential stuff, stuff you can't know without witnessing it for yourself or being told what happened. It's very hard to arrive at the full, true story these days unless you are particularly politically motivated.

But this is Emperor's New Clothes shit - it's a ruse that our (everyone's) natural heuristics can detect. I think this will peak more people.

Ex-owner of r/SuperLGBS here, just got banned by R*ddit by rbmk1980 in SuperStraight

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Hate to be cynical but yeah it was a foregone conclusion. Was there something specific that precipitated the ban?

If even radfems say that they want to be degraded and humiliated they we will never be free if most women for some reason are retarded masochists by [deleted] in BlackPillFeminism

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What is the context for this post? Why do you think most women want to be degraded?

Los Angeles Times - "California prisons grapple with hundreds of transgender inmates requesting new housing (in WOMEN'S PRISONS)" BARBARIC. by BEB in GenderCritical

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Great resource, thanks

Los Angeles Times - "California prisons grapple with hundreds of transgender inmates requesting new housing (in WOMEN'S PRISONS)" BARBARIC. by BEB in GenderCritical

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Like in that article about 200 girls dropping sports and coming at meeting against twaw in sports - because boy comes there, says he is tw and showers with them.

Hey, do you have a link for this?

"Vaginas and MTF vaginas are indistinguishable": This level of cringe is beyond unbearable! by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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You know, I usually code these guys as straight men (which ofc they are) but comments like the one I pasted above really make me think that their defining feature is actually narcissism. I don't think the average heterosexual male interloper would mind discussion of pussy, and in all likelihood would probably enjoy it. For these people on the other hand everything needs to be about reinforcing their delusion.

"Vaginas and MTF vaginas are indistinguishable": This level of cringe is beyond unbearable! by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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I get pretty tired of checking out anything lesbian related and immediately being bombarded with endless discussion of "pussy" and so on. It's like they're trying to make a cult of vaginas.

I get pretty tired of checking out anything politics related and immediately being bombarded with endless discussion of "news" and so on. It's like they're trying to make a cult of current events.

You won't perform oral on a transwoman? You're a bigot! by crymeariver in SuperStraight

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I can definitely believe that 2% of straight-identifying males didn't realize they were bi.

Is Queer Theory just Satanism rebranded? by our_team_is_winning in LGBDropTheT

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I think some believe it. Queer Theory in particular seems to attract/prey upon people with Cluster B personality disorders, which are characterized by a lack of a stable sense of identity and persistent feelings of derealization. I don't think most advocates actually believe this stuff, though, because it doesn't make sense, and more importantly, because they don't care that it doesn't; like all totalitarians, they view the world strictly in terms of power dynamics. To them, it doesn't matter whether something is true, just whether something is problematic.

Is Queer Theory just Satanism rebranded? by our_team_is_winning in LGBDropTheT

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Yes I have! That book made me reverse my previous belief that the fear of pedophilia's inevitable legitimization is rooted in a slippery slope fallacy. I'm now genuinely afraid that we're going to have to contend with that in the near future.

Helen Pluckrose is a phenomenal thinker and writer - I highly recommend checking out New Discourses and Areo Magazine if you haven't already. And if you have any further recommendations to share, please do! This is the most fascinating rabbit hole I've fallen into in years.