Woman charged for running naked on football field while high on heroin in front of eighth graders by AmericanMuskrat in news

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Uthe allegedly jumped over the Helias Football Stadium fence and ran onto the field where students participated in a youth program, court documents said.

I haven't done heroin, but I have had morphine and based on that experience I find it hard to believe that anyone on a strong opiate would have the energy to do what this woman did. Must have been something else, or mixed with something else.

u/awkwardtheturtle has been trolling me ever since she banned me from r/rant. by Choclate1893Pepsi in censorship

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That person is a huge self-righteous chode. They're also a moderator at AHS. That's all you really need to know.

A simple, very effective devotion, The Three Hail Marys Devotion. by FlippyKing in Hail_Mary

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Incredible, thank you. I wasn't expecting much when I asked but your analogies really connected, particularly the one about therapy. Are you a priest or some other officer of the church?

A simple, very effective devotion, The Three Hail Marys Devotion. by FlippyKing in Hail_Mary

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Do you think it's possible to translate the state of grace into secular terms?

Has anyone noticed a large percentage of shill accounts lately? by Zapped in whatever

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Yes. I haven't noticed the scheduling thing, but there seems to be an uptick in new accounts that attempt to sow infighting or only post the bleakest black pill demoralization. There are also a few accounts whose posting mostly consists of slurs and other no-no words; they could be edgy kids but I think they're probably astroturfers.

Subway Worker Films Himself Walking through Food, Drinking from Bottles for Sale, Putting Tomato Slices on Toilet Rim Before Making Sandwiches (VIDEO) by [deleted] in politics

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How is this relevant to politics?

Do individuals with CAIS have female sex organs? Or do they have male sex organs? by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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No one encountering most CAIS individuals would mistake them for men.

Things have gotten heated in here and I don't want to pile on, but I'd like to respond to this part of your comment just to wonder out loud whether whether Olympic-level DSD athletes are representative of most DSD individuals appearance-wise, because just looking at the Tokyo games, two of the three DSD athletes (Margaret Niyonsaba and Beatrice Masilingi) are, in my opinion, easily identifiable as male. Christine Mboma looks more ambiguous.

Anyway, perhaps it's a trivial point but I still wonder.

What is happening in this world by magnora7 in whatever

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Have you heard of generational theory? It encompasses a lot more than I'm up for getting into on here but we (taking the liberty of assuming most of us were born roughly between the early 80s and mid 90s) belong to the same generational archetype as the young adults of the WWII cohort. We're both considered Hero generations.

What are you doing during the Halloween season? by ishutmyeyestosee in Lesbians

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Favorite discovery/favorite horror movie?

Always do the opposite of what the FDA says: "FDA issues new salt guidelines [to reduce intake]" | tl;dr: Salt is not bad for you. Read "The Salt Fix", dyor by metafilter_sucks in conspiracy

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Yeah they make like 9 or 10 different flavors. I bought a variety pack and the orange was my favorite, chocolate salt runner up.

Edit: Actually it's 8 flavors. Free sample pack here: https://drinklmnt.com/pages/letsrun-samplepack

Always do the opposite of what the FDA says: "FDA issues new salt guidelines [to reduce intake]" | tl;dr: Salt is not bad for you. Read "The Salt Fix", dyor by metafilter_sucks in conspiracy

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Not a shill for big salt, I just really really love this stuff (orange flavor best): https://drinklmnt.com/pages/the-science

Half a pack in 16oz of water will make your day right. As much as minerals can anyway.

The likelihood of health problems was quite high in individuals consuming less than 2g of sodium per day, the lowest rate of events was at about 5g per day of sodium intake. This is more than double what is recommended by the AHA, FDA, and CDC. What is particularly interesting is the study’s authors noted that one must get as high as 8g of sodium per day to see the same degree of problems as below 2g per day of intake

Another study found that not only was sodium restriction ineffective in hypertensive patients, those who consumed lower than 2.5g per day of sodium had consistently HIGHER blood pressure than those who consumed larger amounts

You can never be sufficiently inclusive by JulienMayfair in LGBDropTheT

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I don't remember the word inclusivity being used by gay rights activists. In the 90s/00s (and quite possibly before that) the buzzword and general liberal moral standard was tolerance, which seems to have all but vanished from progressive discourse in favor of the idea of inclusion. I wonder if my memory is accurate, and if so, whether TRAs are singlehandedly responsible for this shift in language and ideals.

"Use or threats of violence are illegal" fall on deaf ears... by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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Yep, Trantifa is both more violent and more sexually entitled than the fundamentalists ever were.

Members can identify as black, disabled or female, university union insists by soundsituation in NotTheOnion

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Here we go.

Archive link with the full text

What are you doing during the Halloween season? by ishutmyeyestosee in Lesbians

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Oh I didn't even know about the Hooptober thing. Thanks for mentioning it. I've just been haphazardly going through friends' 'best of horror' lists on there - watched Midsommar last night and I am so in love.

I hope your isolation is very temporary indeed. Happy Halloween, however you celebrate it.

wat by Anonymouss in Internet

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It's not what you are missing, but wat.

What are you doing during the Halloween season? by ishutmyeyestosee in Lesbians

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Making my way through the letterboxd horror lists and deciding what to dress up as; will probably fall back on the tried and true lady of the 80s.

Ghost hunting?

That's a good idea!

I need to live vicariously through the rest of you

Why, are you a ghost?

Had to get this off my chest: is it just me or is this cringey as fuck? by [deleted] in Lesbians

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"Not everyone is 100% straight" is a factual statement.

As for people who can't understand any perspectives outside of their own, let's call that what it is: a lack of empathy.

r/TwoXChromosomes - I just reported my former best friend to the FBI by jjdub7 in GenderCritical

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Hey OP, you've contributed some great stuff here and I hope you continue to do so, but I don't see how this is relevant to our sub. s/MeanwhileOnReddit and s/censorship are better fits for something like this.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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Yeah I support the death penalty for child rapists and child pornographers - not even only as a matter of justice but also as a public service.

I don't like the American political system. It's not all bad, and I even think it could be fixed, but it's been corrupt for some time now. It's also a problem that we only have two parties that can legitimately contend for major offices. What about you, do you like the Russian political system? Was there an abrupt change after the fall of the Soviet Union or were changes phased in gradually?

And what do you think about free speech?

I think it's a necessity and I hope something can be done with respect to big tech censorship. Alt tech is a promising solution in the meantime.

The Sisters of Mercy - Emma (John Peel Session: 1984) by ISaidWhatISaid in Gothic

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I really love this one.

How do you feel about people who refuse to date bisexuals? by usehername in Bisexuals

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Gotcha. And for sure, thank you for starting the thread. I think it's an interesting question.

How do you feel about people who refuse to date bisexuals? by usehername in Bisexuals

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Generally, people are thinking of bisexuals who don't appear GNC and prefer the opposite sex.

Fwiw I wasn't. All of my partners have been "feminine presenting", and one did have a preference for men; nevertheless she maintained a long-term romantic and sexual relationship with me so I've never questioned her orientation.

Bisexuals will commonly use homosexuals for sex and then when they want to settle down, they want that heterosexual marriage.

Fortunately this has never happened to me, but it wouldn't because I don't do hookups.

How do you feel about people who refuse to date bisexuals? by usehername in Bisexuals

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I have dated both - only one lesbian, though. I think I can guess which stereotypes you're referring to but if there are others you'll have to let me know.

My first bi gf cheated on me but it was with another girl, and we were teenagers, so I don't read anything into that as far as bi stereotypes are concerned. No other partners have been unfaithful. As for the idea that a lot of women who ID as bi are just straight women LARPing, I think there is some truth to that, but I also think that if you have halfway decent gaydar and don't rush the vetting process, those people are extremely easy to weed out. I've never dated (or afaik even crushed on) a fake bi; all of my bisexual exes have genuinely been into women.

How do you feel about people who refuse to date bisexuals? by usehername in Bisexuals

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lesbian:)

Weird flex, hope it's okay. by GatitoMalo in LGBDropTheT

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We've got a stickied thread on why we joined DropTheT, but never a thread on why we're leaving DropTheT.

Is that why you didn't actually tell us why you're leaving? I've enjoyed your contributions here but I don't understand why you've made this intentionally cryptic post.

I've accomplished what I set out to do.

What was that?

You and tail are two peas in a pod.

Who or what is tail?

where the institution loses its original purpose

Why do you believe this sub has lost its purpose?

Autogynephiles, I owe you a debt of gratitude. I would not be as socially, politically, and scientifically as well-developed as I am now, without you.

How so?

How do you feel about people who refuse to date bisexuals? by usehername in Bisexuals

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I think it's weird. I've heard two reasons for it:

  • Concerns over being dumped for someone of the opposite sex: this one I understand but still find pretty sad. I think it's better to evaluate people's character on an individual basis rather than blanket-ban an entire group.

  • A desire to be with someone with whom you share a sexual orientation: this one I don't get. I understand that a lot of people (maybe most people) want to be with someone of the same race*/sexuality/etc., I just don't understand why. Okay, you likely will have shared some of the same experiences with them; why is that better than being with someone who has had different experiences?

However, I also think that at the end of the day it's none of my business and that no one should be shamed or pressured into "deconstructing" their dating preferences just because I have different ones.

*Edit: actually with race it could be a matter of physical attraction, which is different.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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I'm glad you can at least see where I'm coming from. I understand your perspective too, and I have a couple thoughts on it. Firstly, the activists of today's LGBT are no longer majority homosexual, but perverted straight/bisexual people with personality disorders (mostly narcissism) who have identified this movement as a way to gain money, power and attention. They are not the same people who were fighting for LGB equality a few decades ago; in fact, ironically, the current "LGBT" movement is anti-homosexual (it's anti-heterosexual too; they aggressively push the idea that people should be willing to date others regardless of their sex). And secondly, I think it's a mistake to only view rights on a continuum of conservatism/progressivism. Conservatism/progressivism doesn't tell you anything about how good or bad an idea is; it just tells you how old or new it is. Viewing the issue of rights instead on the continuum of authoritarianism/liberty allows for more intelligent judiciousness, and punishes people like pedophiles while allowing people like LGB to live their lives in peace as long as they let others do the same.

Do you know any other languages and what is your favourite language aside from Russian? Also, do you consider yourself American or Estonian?

For foreign languages, definitely Portuguese! I love the sound of it, love the concepts it uniquely conveys, and for whatever reason it's the language where my accent is the best. And I consider myself American.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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The simplest answer is that LGB rights (such as marriage equality) do not infringe upon the rights of others. I think this is the only fair way to deal with rights for any group; any other method involves authoritarianism. If a group begins to make demands that do infringe on the rights of others, those demands must be rejected.

I am shocked to hear that BLM is a popular topic in Russia; it just seems like it would be totally irrelevant for them.

How long was it before English and the Roman alphabet felt natural to you? Is English mandatory for Russian students, and if so, when do they start learning it?

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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I see - for sure there is a lot of nuance there.

I do like Cyrillic, but it's tough having to learn to read all over again.

BLM and LGBT either are or have become totalitarian grifts. I support marriage equality and other homosexual rights though. Why do you ask? Do people even talk about BLM in Russia?

Choosing genitals over personality or hobbies?! You crazy bastards! by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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and even their face which you're going to see FAR more of during a relationship

They always do this. Faces are also male or female, as are all other body parts. They look and feel very different.

Choosing genitals over personality or hobbies?! You crazy bastards! by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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Common interests have absolutely nothing to do with compatibility in my experience. For me it's all about personality and chemistry.

Please debunk this TRA article by [deleted] in debatealtright

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I thought it was just ban evasion (and in the case of s/GenderCritical it is) but you're right, even in subs where none of their accounts have been banned they still post under different names. My guess is that they post to the GC sub first, get banned or have their post removed, and then spam other subs with whatever account they are signed into at the time. Rinse and repeat.

I'm saying they instead of he because they've talked about their vagina in the past, but of course that doesn't mean anything coming from someone like this. I do suspect it's a man.

Please debunk this TRA article by [deleted] in debatealtright

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Again and again! (And again and again).

Please debunk this TRA article by [deleted] in debatealtright

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They keep doing this in other subs too: 1, 2, 3, 4

They've been doing it for months under different accounts in the GC and GCdebatesQT subs.

Olivia Wilde Jogging in a Sports Bra and Leggings in Silver Lake by templederr in Entertainment

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Olivia Wilde won't be there though :/

Health Care Business Sector | MITSUI CHEMICALS INDIA, PVT. LTD. by MitsuiChemicals in Chemistry

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This is so tiring. It's like watching Nazi logic applied to online communities. by QueenBread in LGBDropTheT

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Agreed. I think it's worth noting that gender ideology activism is in conflict with the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18:

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

I can already hear them screeching, "but that doesn't mean freedom from consequences!", which is wild because that's exactly what it means.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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That depends on how adept I become at the language. With my current level of fluency I wouldn't be able to work in my current field (which I'd prefer not to name here) and would probably just teach English or something.

In Russian for just one feeling there are different words that portray different severity of it

Can you think of any examples?

Have you seen these under-the-radar lesbian(ish) films? You should, because they're amazing. by soundsituation in Lesbians

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Glad to hear you enjoyed it :)

So do you want us out or keep us?! Make up your mind! by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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I have to wonder how this generation was raised to view gender. I'm an older Millennial and my Boomer parents are by no means liberal or progressive, but they encouraged me to do and wear what I liked without regard for gendered expectations, and most of my friends and classmates seem to have had the same experience. That's just how it was in the 80s and 90s (in the US, anyway).

The parents of today's teens are Gen Xers, who would have been raised primarily by people of The Silent Generation, whom I don't know much about. I've spent a fair amount of this past year doing a deep dive into the history of queer theory in an attempt to figure out how we've ended up where we are, but your comment makes me wonder if we should also be considering a generational angle: whether Gen X brought their kids up with stricter gender roles, and if so, why.

So do you want us out or keep us?! Make up your mind! by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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What’s the maximum possible IQ of a person who wears a shirt that reads “gender is over” while holding a banner that reads “lesbians against T*RFs”?

Suddenly bi humor really bothers me by Mermer in Lesbians

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What do you mean by bi humor?

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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Nice, what a healthy/friendly custom.

Why do you like the Russian language so much?

Well, that's like trying to explain why I like the music that I like - it just sounds good to me. I feel the same way about Portuguese, which, to me, (and apparently to many others), sounds quite similar. Reduced vowel sounds, compressed consonant sounds, and tons and tons of жжж. It just sounds romantic and sexy to me. Some people feel the same way about French or Italian; different strokes for different folks. I've never heard anyone say they feel this way about English lol but I'm sure there's someone out there...(I think English is amazing for its flexibility, but not its musicality).

SaidIt Survey: Ban /u/socks and /u/ActuallyNot or keep them around? by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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Okay, I'm curious: do you feel the same way about paid influencers? I agree with everything you said when it comes to free agents, but I think an exception should be made for shills, in the same way that I think individuals should be afforded maximum liberty but corporations should be held to a different standard.

‘Conflicting opinions’: IOC’s transgender guidelines delayed again until 2022 by BiologyIsReal in GenderCritical

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“There’s going to be different criteria for different sports. If you compare archery to hockey to rowing, they require very different skills. And an elite athlete from one is unlikely to be an elite athlete in another."

No shit. But men have the advantage in all of them.

r/butchlesbians has fallen. by Tovasshi in LGBDropTheT

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Your logic is transphobic and your bigotry has been recorded.

r/butchlesbians has fallen. by Tovasshi in LGBDropTheT

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I still don't understand how non-binary is lesbian

They're now defining lesbian as "non-man attracted to other non-men".

r/butchlesbians has fallen. by Tovasshi in LGBDropTheT

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LOL I see that you were called a "Rowling-level T*RF" in one of those threads.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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Linguistics is just the study of language: its structure, development and cultural hallmarks. My program concentrated mostly on English and other Germanic languages, but we also studied the broader linguistic structures that are shared by all languages. And no, I'm not fluent in Russian. Realistically it will take several more years of study before I can claim fluency, but that would of course be accelerated if I spend time in Russia.

If you do decide to stay here, Take a trip on the Trans-Siberian to wherever you want, All of the areas are wonderful. If you want to get an authentic experience you have to find a typical communist block, Buy a good amount of cheap cigarettes (Low tax on them :) ) and a lot of cheap high proof alcohol and stand near the door and wait to make new friends, very easy way to get invited into someone's house for dinner. And don't forget sunflower seeds!!!

Great advice all around. Love the friend-making strategy lol. What's this about sunflower seeds? Is that a customary gift when visiting someone's home? I do enjoy sunflower seeds, but it would never occur to me to classify them in the same group as vodka and cigarettes 😆

Please help me debunk this TRA article by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Remember that woke lesbian sex guide? Guess someone could actually use one... by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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In the words of Cher Horowitz, that was way harsh. But likely accurate.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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I guess the place has hypnotized me a bit. It's different enough to feel exotic but similar enough to feel familiar; that's a delicious combination in my opinion. It also has that frontier vibe, which I suppose appeals to my American instincts. I love that Russia feels full of potential.

I left all this out of my first answer because it is very vague and subjective. Also, I think I understated my appreciation of the language. I got my degree in linguistics, so when I'm excited about a language, it's no small thing.

Do you agree with my theory of (modern) Russian resistance to totalitarianism? I admit it's conjecture, but I think it makes sense.

Oh, I looked up the places you recommended and they definitely look worthy of a visit. The Karelia region also appeals to me, as does the far east.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Representative Matt Gaetz calls for Nicki Minaj to be President Donald Trump's running mate in 2024 by [deleted] in politics

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They can’t lose.

TRA Argument, need some help (having to do with bathroom) by Kai_Decadence in GenderCritical

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The racial thing, don't even get me started. These people just can't hold in the opportunity to show their racism when it comes to this can't they?

I know they want it to be some clever gotcha moment, but it ends up demonstrating that they don't understand why racial segregation is unjust, either because they hold racist beliefs or because they're amoral virtue signalers who don't actually care about which policies create the most safety, dignity and fairness for everyone.

TRA Argument, need some help (having to do with bathroom) by Kai_Decadence in GenderCritical

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Do fathers of babies just walk into women's bathrooms and change their baby's diapers in there? I could've sworn that the only time this may happen is if the bathroom is a family bathroom no?

Just like u/lefterfield, I have never once seen this. I've never even heard of it happening. So I think it's a pretty unlikely hypothetical.

But I also think it's a stupid hypothetical. The main issue with self-ID is that it's impossible to know (until it's too late) which men just want to pee and which men want to take advantage of women in a vulnerable space. If a man brings a baby in to use the changing station, however, it's obvious what his purpose is for being there.

This guy's racial segregation analogy is even more idiotic, and I suspect disingenuous as well.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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A few things appeal to me:

  • cost of living - what gets me a very modest place here would get me one of the nicest apartments in Moscow. Life in general is just much, much cheaper in Russia.

  • lack of authoritarianism - totalitarianism is growing here, and it's influencing our legal and educational systems. My guess is that this is less likely to happen in Russia since people there have lived under such a system and can remember its consequences.

Those are the main attractions. I also love the language and would like to get really good at it. And I like that Russians prefer deep bonds and meaningful conversations to small talk and superficial connections.

Liberals are now policing feminist jokes by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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I'm not saying that they're exactly the same or that if you support one you have to support the other. I'm saying they share the same structure. They don't use the same recipe but they do use the same formula.

This video may explain it better than I can.

Who are you on a genital spectrum? I'm chaotic neutral minge by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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But there's curly kale, dino kale, baby kale, etc. Some tougher cuts of steak actually mimic the chewing experience of eating hearty greens, and obviously the same dressing used in a cis kale salad can be used to marinate steak. So while it's fine to have salad preferences it's worth examining the often misguided assumptions behind them.

How many lives has Judith Butler ruined? by JulienMayfair in LGBDropTheT

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I agree with you (and with both of you, in a way). Judith Butler is not the public face of this movement. I'd be more than willing to bet actual dollars on most reddit/twitter/tumblr users not even being familiar with Butler's name let alone her published works. But her ideas have absolutely saturated the culture, particularly in younger demographics.

Intersectional feminism is failing Indian women by BiologyIsReal in GenderCritical

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Well stated. I honestly believe that intersectionality is the most strategically brilliant and evil idea to emerge from the late 20th century. It takes a simple, easily understood truth and fashions it into a rubric that determines social position based on superficial identity categories. That's no accident, either - in Mapping the Margins Kimberle Crenshaw basically admits that it's not so much the case that racism and other -isms are a problem, but rather that we just haven't been applying them correctly. It's a power-grab that emboldens the most controlling and attention-seeking types of people and doesn't actually help the groups it pretends to champion.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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Sorry for the delay. I thought I'd do some research in order to give an informed reply, but I don't really have time. Truth is, I'm not in tune with Estonian politics so I can't comment on them. I'm Baltic in terms of heritage, and somewhat in terms of culture, but I'm not even close to having a native's perspective.

I appreciate that this may seem trivial in /s/censorship, though for what it's worth... by socks in censorship

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Sure, I can help mod.

I appreciate that this may seem trivial in /s/censorship, though for what it's worth... by socks in censorship

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I had hit the 'remove' instead of 'report' button, and then wasn't sure what to do, as I could not find an option to cancel the removal.

You can just hit the 'approve' button and the post will be restored.

I appreciate that this may seem trivial in /s/censorship, though for what it's worth... by socks in censorship

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No, I removed the post. You can see it in the log - it's the one from 14 days ago. The deleted comment was my own. I nixed it after OP had already replied to me, so I was sure they'd received the message.

I appreciate that this may seem trivial in /s/censorship, though for what it's worth... by socks in censorship

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Oh true. I've disabled it on my account so I almost forgot that that was the default setting.

I appreciate that this may seem trivial in /s/censorship, though for what it's worth... by socks in censorship

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I've done it. That deleted comment was from me, letting the OP know that their submission would be better suited to a sub like s/Food. If you tag the OP the notification should still show up in their inbox even after the post has been removed.

I appreciate that this may seem trivial in /s/censorship, though for what it's worth... by socks in censorship

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I don't think mod demotion can in any way be construed as censorship. And I don't think that's what you meant but it's unclear from your post. As for removing duplicates I think it's okay if both of the following conditions are met:

  • The content is an exact duplicate - so if there are two posts about the same news item but each links to a different source, both posts should remain.
  • There is no engagement on the post - but to be safe, perhaps before removing the post the mod should tag the OP in a comment that redirects to the older duplicate?

National Security and Defense Council chief: Ukraine must switch to Latin alphabet, make English compulsory from kindergarten by Budget-song-budget in WorldNews

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make English compulsory from kindergarten

Ok

must switch to Latin alphabet

Wtf why? If they start learning as young as kindergarten they can easily pick up two alphabets.

Less masculine men who are uncomfortable with their absence of manly qualities are on average more likely to commit physical assault, inflict injuries on others, and drink driving (I was wondering what some radfems think of this). by SexualityCritical in GenderCritical

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This might get more traction/generate good responses on s/gendercriticalguys.

What stood out to me was the second part of the title: "More likely to commit violent assaults with weapons and to cause injury if they feel others see them in this light too". Inability to regulate one's own self-esteem makes a person totally vulnerable to the evaluations of others. Oftentimes it makes them obsessed with markers of status (such as masculinity for a man) because high status = positive evaluation (from external sources) = safe self-image. This sounds like Narcissistic Personality Disorder, more specifically narcissistic rage.

We should get rid of gendered expectations, but narcissistic violence will always find a scapegoat. I'm not interpreting this from a radfem lens but from from a psychological one.

Liberals are now policing feminist jokes by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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When I talk about liberals I'm referring to people who support the principles of liberalism in the philosophical sense. I understand that the term has been bastardized to mean something else colloquially, which was the main point of my comment above.

And how are woke people neomarxist?

That's why I specified that they are culturally neomarxist, in that they apply the Marxist oppressed/oppressor dichotomy that traditionally described the 1% and the other 99, to other axes that have nothing to do with economics and often have nothing to do with real oppression either. Some of these groups are defined by immutable material characteristics and some aren't, but woke types don't seek equality of opportunity between such groups anyway; they want power and equity. I'd say that that is also anti-liberal.

I agree with everything else you wrote, though.

Liberals are now policing feminist jokes by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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I didn't know that. This is interesting, because apparently concepts do have concrete meanings for at least a fraction of these people. Acceptance via self-identification isn't sufficient for Cara anymore because now she's outed herself as not authentically ideologically 100% queer.

Liberals are now policing feminist jokes by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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People who are colloquially referred to as liberals often aren't. What kind of liberal opposes basic liberties such as freedom of expression? These people are cultural neomarxists, and given that they've been the driving force behind cancel culture for the past decade or so, I'm not surprised by this at all.

Thank you for validating my big-dick lesbian energy uwu uwu uwu by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I know ‘impotent’ can have a more generic meaning, but I think it's great that it's this r/dickvalidation user's choice insult.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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Thank you for the helpful reply - that's encouraging information. I'm Estonian but I live in America, hence the Mexican food addiction.

This is a Pandemic of the Obese by [deleted] in politics

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Obesity can be cured by simply jogging three miles a day

You really can't jog if you're obese.

Служить России. Военная песня by Zvezda in For_Slavs

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Служить sounds kinda dirty.

Anyway I am thinking of moving to Russia but I don't know if I can live without Mexican food. I've heard Georgian food is similar but I am skeptical.

Apparently all you need is Viagra and/or a very vivid imagination by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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It seems to be that young people have been trained to believe that they are responsible for everyone else's feelings

Codependency en masse

Hurt deeply by "bisexual" friend by Hera in Lesbians

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This is hard to believe when you have low self-esteem, but the fact that she hooked up with a guy 40 years her senior only says things about her, not you. It's not like this old guy is universally preferable to you; it was one choice made by one person and says absolutely nothing about your desirability or worth.

She apparently has never had sex with a girl other than in a 3some that involved a man.

Did you know this before you asked her out?

I think therapy will help you with boundaries and with developing a less distorted self-image. As for surviving the pain: I think we never feel more emotionally connected to ourselves than when we're going through shit. Journal, read poetry, watch tragic love stories, listen to Boys for Pele...it might sound like twisting the knife a little bit but it's what works for me. Heartbreak feels horrible but it also makes you feel really alive.

Gender Questioning by JasonCarswell in Sex

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Can the sex (ie. chromosomes) of a person or animal still be binary, male or female? Or is this not politically correct now too?

It is considered politically incorrect to bring this up, yes - but if a queer theory advocate chooses to engage with the debate, they will usually counter by bringing up intersex conditions and/or saying that the division of sexes by chromosomes is nothing more than a social construct.

Am I correct in thinking that "gender" now refers to "gender identity" which may mean whatever anyone wants it to mean?

It really depends on who you're conversing with, but yeah this is the safest assumption.

If a person's gender is not binary (male/female), then why still use the terms "masculine" and "feminine" to describe people? Doesn't that verify the reality of a binary nature?

I think they view gender as a continuum, and assume that people who are/identify as men and women exist at either terminal of that range. I can't quite figure out whether they see masculinity and femininity as social constructs or as endemic traits and I don't think they know either.

If a person's gender is not binary (male/female), then why are there even feminists? Shouldn't they all be humanists?

2nd-wave feminists, material feminists and radical feminists agree with you. Feminists who embrace queer theory would say, I think, that we still need feminism because women (including trans women, in their philosophy) are not oppressed so much on the basis of sex as they are on the basis of which gender society perceives them to be (the assumption being that society sees trans women as women). A lot of people mistakenly believe that wokeness operates on oppression points. This may be have been true in the past but now it's more like oppression + transgression of societal norms, with transgression being far more important.

Can I sexually identify as a Black lesbian dwarf yet look like and behave as a cis white male?

No, you are only allowed to identify as one of those things (lesbian). You will be vilified and ridiculed for identifying as either of the other two, no matter how much you change your appearance and behavior. Critical theory holds that the categories of man and woman have no material basis and are instead defined by gender, which is subjective, but also recognizes race and disability as material realities.

Can I consider myself "MehBisexual"? Now there's this "SuperStraight" thing that I don't get yet, nor really care. I was only bi for about 10 horny years of my life, willing to stoop to doing fat chicks or dudes against my preference for excellent specimens of women. Eventually I quit stooping because it wasn't worth it, and it wasn't fair to them, nor myself. I'm not ashamed, nor have pride, nor feel super - I'm just meh about it.

I don't know. It sounds like you weren't attracted to them, so I'd guess no, probably not bisexual. Did their bodies turn you on or was it really just a case of libido + opportunity? Do you fantasize about men and/or could you see yourself hooking up with them again in the future? No need to answer these here, of course - they're meant to be self-reflection questions.

I don't even know which gender sub to post this to, so my default is /s/Sex

I think this would have generated interesting responses in s/GenderCritical and s/GCdebatesQT. s/Sex makes perfect sense too but apparently no one was participating at the time.

Welcome by Greykittymomma in Nosubnamesarefree

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FYI there's also s/GenderCriticalUSA and s/WorldWomensDiscussion. The latter is totally dead but I bet you could petition to mod it.

Saidit.net Canary #20 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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Hey I know I'm new but... by ungratefulbitch in SaidIt

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That's the second request from a brand new account today.

I've been lurking r/GC and Ovarit nearly daily for several years.

Pretty amazing given that Ovarit is barely a year old and the subreddit was banned over a year ago.

Both: What do you think about the arrest in the Wi Spa transgender incident? by worried19 in GCdebatesQT

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Wikipedia claims that the Proud Boys and QAnon were at the protest, while saying that Antifa's presence is "disputed", lol. Normally I think complaints of wikipedia's bias are exaggerated, but this is ridiculous.

Queer Theory Jeopardy! with Professor Derrick Jensen (6:05) by soundsituation in CultureWars

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Filmed at the Eugene Public Library in 2018. Things have gotten even scarier since then; I doubt this guy would be "platformed" by the same place in 2021.

Gender Ideology 101: The origins by JoeyJoeJoe in LGBDropTheT

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That was difficult to watch but well worth the discomfort to see the guy maintain an absolute spine of steel while his hecklers can only answer with meaningless epithets. Maybe it's because I was reminded of the Evergreen College debacle but I had a feeling that this must have taken place in Oregon and sure enough, according to this upload it happened at the Eugene Public Library in 2018. Oregon really seems to be at the vanguard of woke totalitarianism in the US.

Robert Bruce - Astral Dynamics by Stankmango in dreams

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Link is broken but here is the relevant YouTube channel: Astral Dynamics

When they say the quiet bit out loud by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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So she cherry-picked four photos of men with furrowed brows and took that as evidence of forced masculinity, which is homophobic for some reason. Airtight!

Also, why does "Bryn" put "Bryn's" own name in scare quotes?