Notice the sub’s name? Guess that means nothing. There’s no space only for women anymore. by letal_22 in GenderCritical
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Banned from twoXchromosome.
On jk rowling, "I upvoted this proudly- she is a TERFIST POS."
Me, "Hate speech right here. SMH at the aggression."
Unpopular opinion: parts of third-wave feminism directly led to the rise of trans ideology by Aureus in politics
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Yes I think we are in agreement on most of this as I'm a big believer in biology and the influence of hormones on male violence. I am drifting towards socialization however, due in no small parts to posts like this. Her in depth explanation in one of the comments is fascinating.
Ty for explaining your experience. The situation with PCOS is challenging and I wish you the best.
Edit link: https://www.reddit.com/r/Feminism/comments/i7nlsf/öcalan_says_that_sexism_is_one_of_the_main/
"Getting rid of capitalist 'exploiters' in Communist countries did not raise the living standards of workers, even to levels common in many capitalist countries, where workers were presumably still being exploited, as Marxists conceived the term." - Thomas Sowell by sproketboy in quotes
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Firstly, I read everything you sent and respect the fact that you make an argument instead of throwing snark and running away. So while this is my final rebuttal on this thread, I'm looking fwd to the next topic we discuss.
I'm seeing three issues:
1. H/G Equality
2. Recent Income Inequality
3. Minimum Wage
"Most of Walmart’s 1.5 million US employees don’t earn anything close to that, of course, and its stores are famous for their deleterious impact on small towns. One study shows the opening of a big-box retailer results in as many as 14 local stores closing, while another argues towns in Iowa lost 47% of their retail sales after a decade of a Wal-Mart opening. The harm to small towns was multiplied when Walmart closed 154 stores, leaving some towns without any options for groceries"
I prefer how graphs really illustrate the impacts of inequality over the last 50 years. We are on a runaway gravy train for big business and the 1% as shown below.
"The median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000"
Keep in mind that data produced by Daniel Aaronson, Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, may be biased towards elites, especially considering his conclusions regarding offshoring and automation in the face of raising the minimum wage:
"The key mechanism behind the model – that more labour-intensive establishments are replaced by more capital-intensive ones – is supported by evidence"
But this is more clearly enunciated here:
"I take a radical position: I not only think the minimum wage should not be raised, but it should be abolished and Congress should use its power under the commerce clause to prohibit state and local minimum wage laws...society is better off having lots and lots of entry-level jobs" Thomas A. Firey, Cato Institute
These arguments from diehard neocons basically assume that financial opportunity >> people's welfare and do not consider social equality in any way shape or form. They want more inequality and a more ruthless system than we already have. Ugh
This discussion started with humans being equitable by nature and here we are discussing the lowest amount companies can legally pay a person. I disagree with the values expressed here and will leave you with a more balanced source that reflects the values we were originally discussing:
"A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration employers legally have to pay to workers. The main purpose of the legislation is to ensure employers, who usually have higher bargaining power in the labor market, do not exploit their workers and that workers earn a fair living wage."
"Distributive justice is achieved when there is fair distribution of benefits and burdens by the state, so that everyone receives their due."
In the future I'll play nice if you play nice. Respectfully.
Evolution: a process of change in a certain direction
For 70,000 years humans cooperated in egalitarian ways. We evolved to be social, compassionate and creative.
Warriors hunted. Shamans healed. Chiefs administrated. Hierarchy is a recent social phenomenon closely linked to religion and patriarchy. Read some sapiens by hariri. But of course, learning from experts is irrelevant.
Confident know nothing scared to engage with a real mind. Run boy run!
Boring still empty blah blah say something interesting with those two brain cells you have left propaganda sock puppet
Firstly, I assert that families don't exploit others because you are accountable if you don't milk the cows and I do your share. It's obvious. Skimming all of our salaries adds up to a big chunk of change and is not exploitive if I voluntarily contribute for specific benefits as in a union. But that's not what you are saying. What you are saying is that it's not obvious when corporations do it. I disagree.
Your claim that the five levels of managers on top of me at evil Corp deserve half my pay, not 10%, for organizing doesn't wash. You shouldn't romanticize exploitation.
This is the same argument used to justify contractors vs. employees. Inserting a middle man is capitalism in a nutshell but adds no value other than driving down the cost of my labor. This is the entire justification for the us healthcare industry that delivers less health value for far greater costs. It's an organized system, but not in the way you are claiming. It's not about efficient health outcomes, it's about concentrating wealth. That's all Capitalism is about.
Increasing minimum wage does not lead to shuttered cafes. Many states have min wage greater than the federal level and the actualuzed min wage is at historic lows. Per economic policy institute: "As stressed in the Card and Krueger book cited above, these studies...solidly reject the conventional hypothesis that any increase in the minimum wage leads to job losses among affected workers."
Just because you use a lot of words doesn't mean you are making sense.
Obviously gotta let the quote do your talking sock puppet boi. Empty hat running on troll fumes. Zzzz
Seems more like large groups provide the opportunity to exploit others. Referring to the natural state of humans counters the 'greed is good' mantra of predatory capitalism.
That's all I see, especially with ostentatious displays of wealth: arrogance and greed. The folks who swear allegiance to concentrating wealth and enriching the few have me shaking my head.
It's why people hate royalty, nepotism and corruption. Unearned benefits taken off the backs of the working man. Exploitation. This doesn't happen in small tribes cuz if you grab my food off my plate, you'd get KTFO.
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And yet for almost all of human history, people practiced social equality. The need for heirarchy is a myth.
"Christopher Boehm, having explored data from 48 societies spread across the globe, ranging from small hunting and gathering bands to more sedentary chiefdoms, suggested that with the advent of anatomically modern humans who continued to live in small groups and had not yet domesticated plants and animals (hunter-gatherer), it is very likely that all human societies practised egalitarianism and that most of the time they did so very successfully."
"The term egalitarianism has two distinct definitions in modern English, either as a political doctrine that all people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social and civil rights, or as a social philosophy advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people, economic egalitarianism, or the decentralization of power. Some sources define egalitarianism as equality reflecting the natural state of humanity."
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We'll start with Thomas Sowell. US Marine Corp, fought against communists in Korean War with PhD from Chicago. The infamous Chicago Boys who helped Pinochet with extreme capitalism that required a brutal military dictatorship to give away resources to elites and multinationals. Branded by neolibs as the Chilean Miracle, "the regime left over 3,000 dead or missing, tortured tens of thousands of prisoners, and drove an estimated 200,000 Chileans into exile."
One could say the ussr was successful, compared to life under the tsar, this was a come up. China is obviously doing big things, but they are more fascist state capitalists than communist. Cuba has survived, despite being under the boot of the US. Vietnam is doing fine for the last 40 years.
El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela had communist governments that all felt the wrath of the us either through coup or embargo and are actively prevented from functioning outside the communist sphere of influence.
I'd say that considering the venom and propaganda against communists, they've done ok. The issue, as always, is that the elites have the wealth and the guns. Communism threatens the elites. I'm surprised more people aren't supportive of the working man and would rather imagine they can get rich too.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell by sproketboy in quotes
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lib•er•ty (lĭb′ər-tē) The condition of being free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor; the condition of being free from oppressive restriction or control by a government or other power.
While it's kinda fun telling people what they don't want to hear sometimes, it is projection of control. I think Orwell is confusing free speech with liberty here.
Free speech is about freedom TO say what you believe. Liberty is about freedom FROM oppression. Trying to control others is the pinch.
Your points about yelling fire in the theater is a good example of limits to free speech. And listening to others is a lot easier if there is something interesting to learn as well.
Cancel Culture VS. Ellen by Anon123 in GenderCritical
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This is a very thoughtful post OP, you've definitely provided context and powerful facts that highlight how and why a successful lesbian entertainer is being targeted.
Most importantly, it is to shift attention away from institutional abuse by men, both sexual and financial.
Secondly, it is related to wrong think as you indicated so clearly. In particular, TIMs wanting to burn the witch.
Ty for writing such a persuasive and well-researched post. You rocked it!
Shat Attack! Is Shatner Peaking? Are we going to see a peak wave with the celebs coming forward, or a peak Tsunami? by [deleted] in GenderCritical
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Bingo. Nice observation my friend!
depending on where you look, anywhere from 0.4% to 85% of transfolk detransition; many TRAs claim it is such a small number that it should not really be discussed ... yet transfolk make up 0.4% - 1.7% of the human population and expect all language and space be changed to suit them. LIKE WHAT?!?! by lunarenergy8 in GenderCritical
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I never considered that trans medicalization went this far. Ty for sharing these horrifying perspectives. I find this doctor's attitude and financial stake in mutilation deeply troubling.
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You still complaining snowflake? Just because I pushed back on your unsupported opinion? You can curl up into a little ball or make an argument. I'm here to push back on ideas and you appear to be out of those.
You can have the last word since your self esteem looks a bit low.
Snark meet condescension. Condescension this is snark.
You want respect? Earn it by sincerely adding something meaningful to the conversation.
Otherwise fuck off :)
More of a janitor just taking out the garbage actually.
+1 for creative interpretation
Interesting you noticed the part intended specifically for you. What a good boy. Here's a treat for the good boy. Run along now and play with your trucks vroom vroom, the adults are talking. :)
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Sexual appetite cannot be reduced to mere testosterone - your flat negation followed by a narrow male-centric response is a comically underwhelming introduction. Let's see what else you got.
Gender socialization using intersex argument. Ok, 0.1% of the population born intersex and most want informed consent at age of majority rather than be butchered by doctors at birth. This has nothing to do with toxic masculinity or anything else I said. Random.
More random tiny perturbations of prebirth hormones that proves...nothing with respect to toxic masculinity the world over. Don't blame feminists for men's failure to take responsibility for evolving more appropriate social behaviors.
"The concept of toxic masculinity is used in academic and media discussions of masculinity to refer to certain cultural norms that are associated with harm to society and to men themselves. Traditional stereotypes of men as socially dominant, along with related traits such as misogyny and homophobia, can be considered "toxic" due in part to their promotion of violence, including sexual assault and domestic violence. The socialization of boys in patriarchal societies often normalizes violence, such as in the saying "boys will be boys" with regard to bullying and aggression."
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It's called a counter example to your bogus claim. This is how debates are won. Instead of whining about my rhetoric and tapping out, you could have made an actual argument with a premise, supporting facts and a conclusion.
I called you out because your initial point was nothing but hot air and undeserving of respect. Your second bite at the apple is even more limp. Don't know why I bother playing with such intellectual lightweights.
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Lawdy how many misogynists reply with 'you people' blah blah nonsense. If you have an argument, bring it clown. This incoherent whining is fucking boring you twit.
Debate me. Let's see that big brain do some work.
EDIT: foul language. My apologies this comment was super obnoxious of me.
Ahha 'you people' omg welcome to the 21 century chump lol how do you even tie your own shoes when you reason like a deformed pretzel?
2020 FOTY Zhang vs. Joanna
You should not be teaching women with an attitude like that. As with bball and football, women's game emphasizes technique over brute force and speed. The exact opposite of your opinion.
Give me one example of an outrageous finish like masvidal vs askren. You are so full of shit amigo.
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So happy to read your opinions: thoughtful, coherent and clear. Thank you for sharing your POV.
You're certain that men don't suffer from the privilege of certainty? Ty for proving my point and here's some reading material to add weight to my opinion.
Two excerpts in reply. The first on increasing male suicide and the second on gender difference from (gag) Jordan motherfucking Peterson, who, when he sticks to research, is not nearly as much of a dick as he is on YT.
"You are the type of man who has chosen to isolate himself from town, health care and other people. Then you shoot yourself, and you’re hours from a trauma center.”
"It’s easy to bash white middled-aged men in America. As a member of that privileged group, I’ll admit that much of the bashing has been warranted: No group in the history of the world has been given and squandered more than the white man. Yet the American white man is responsible for enough suicides annually that Madison Square Garden could not hold all the victims"
"What really killed Hemingway was one of the things killing American men today: a macho fantasy of a man who needs no one but himself...Lingle fell in and out of love, with his most serious relationship ending when his girlfriend begged him for a last time to get help and he refused."
"Where are the largest differences? Men are less agreeable (more competitive, harsher, tough-minded, skeptical, unsympathetic, critically-minded, independent, stubborn). This is in keeping with their proclivity, also documented cross-culturally, to manifest higher rates of violence and antisocial or criminal behavior, such that incarceration rates for men vs women approximate 15:1. Women are higher in negative emotion, or neuroticism. They experience more anxiety, emotional pain, frustration, grief, self-conscious doubt and disappointment (something in keeping with their proclivity to experience depression at twice the rate of men). These differences appear to emerge at puberty...So even though men and women are more the same than they are different, the differences can matter."
TLDR; Deep down I despise myself almost as much as I despise you
No offspring with these anti-social characteristics bc healthy women won't couple with toxic masculinity. Darwin called it 'aesthetic selection' when female choice in a species shapes male attributes and behaviors.
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Sorry mate, this is complete horseshit and smells alot like a men's rights advertisement.
IMO, here's why.
Men and women are biologically different, but that doesn't manifest in a noticeable performance differences across many domains. For example, I love women's MMA. Women fight differently than men, but the fights are just as exciting. Same with women's football or math or playing the violin or sexual appetites.
However, particular male attributes, such as violence against women and what I call the privilege of certainty, really stand out. These characteristics of masculinity manifest in toxic, anti-social ways that feminism will eradicate with selective genetic pruning.
Men who blame women for their problems don't need to become women, they need to embrace social behaviors, empathy and communication. None of which fit the classical masculine profile promoted by popular cultures. Therefore do not blame feminists for men's problems with masculinity, blame the men who choose not to evolve.
TLDR; The problem is with socialization of gender roles, not with masculinity per se.
"Dying societies accumulate laws like dying men accumulate remedies." - Nicolás Gómez Dávila by magnora7 in quotes
Funny imagery this, that multiplying laws calcified the body until everything freezes up. We're still alive, but trapped in position like statues.
I rather like this quote on modern culture:
"In our post-everything culture, obey has become a four-letter word. Obeying is for wimps. Obeying is for people who didn’t do well enough on their SATs to write their own rules. Only the weak and the feeble and the young—-well, not even the young anymore—-need to obey. Funny, because the root of the word obey is from the French verb meaning “to listen, or to give ear to.” It was never intended as a militant word, but one of hearing, of understanding. Of getting it. For a world obsessed with staying in constant communication, we aren’t really very good listeners."
Heather Choate Davis
I came out as *le Tervenclaw* to a very close person... by AdmiralPangolin in GenderCritical
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I believe I feel this way because it is so clearly wrong, yet many don't see the issues at stake clearly. The silencing of non-believers makes it worse. Now I'm agreeing with religious zealots on biological facts and I feel like I'm living that talking heads song lol.
Sick of the 'oh trans people lead the stonewall riots! respect them!' narrative. No, they didn't. Trans people were not welcomed in early pride parades. Marsha P. Johnson was a gay drag queen, the majority of other participants were butch lesbians. You forced yourselves into our community. Shut up. by Smolders1 in LGBDropTheT
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Much longer than that, but doesn't change the premise that LGB issues have been consumed by T as history is being rewritten.
"the first true pioneer in the field was Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld. As a gay physician, he devoted his studies to the fields of sex and gender. Hirschfeld was the first to coin two of the most popular terms to describe transgenderism: transvestism and transsexualism...In 1910, he wrote a two volume monograph"
Black Man Yelling All Lives Matter & a bunch of white people scream at him. We live in a clown world. by [deleted] in WorldPolitics
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There is only one battle worth having - the fight against elites with their concentrated wealth and power. Everything else is manufactured distraction and manipulation.
How are these people grabbing power? Who is holding the power excluding these groups and why are they legitimate?
Back up that insult with an actual argument foo.
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We're in a funny little echo chamber of fear and insecurity. Somehow promoting equality of blacks and women takes something away from white males.
I can say that 'all humans are created equal' and trace that principle back to ensuring women and minorities have equal protections under the law.
You traced back 'all lives matter' to a core principle that isn't very respectable or worth aspiring towards. And that's why we rightfully call it out.
Concern trolls be like by AntiLowEffortHuman in whatever
I'm waiting for the ideas so I can respond. Yeah this is a challenge. Discrediting conservatism is like shooting fish in a barrel. Bring it.
Not bad, just intellectually bankrupt. Ty for proving my point captain caveman :)
Oh the right has ideas now? Fascinating...
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Saying you won't bother to read the comment that you can't understand as a sign of your willingness to engage with a different POV while signalling condescension is a lot of empty work.
Maybe you'd just be better off explaining why being prejudiced works for you. Get a soapbox and take advantage of that free speech bruh.
The BLM "protestor" who was fatally Shot in Austin was filmed hours earlier saying that the 'People Who Hate Us' Are 'Too Big of Pussies to Actually Do Anything About It' by america_first_1776 in news
You mean this photo where the rifle is pointed at the ground? I notice you have an issue with reality amigo.
Austin Police Release Driver Who Shot And Killed Antifa Protester Garrett Foster – Photo Allegedly Shows That Foster Was Pointing His AK-47 At The Driver by Trump_WG1WGA in news
He ran the red light through the crowd, the barriers and the cruisers with flashing lights using his car like a deadly weapon. Then freaked out and opened fire within seconds. Indefensible idiocy.
If cops had been in his way, he'd be dead for assaulting officers.
Watched both clips on redstatenation...ewww, anyways, the driver didn't stop while turning right against the light despite the obvious crowd, barriers and the flashing lights of cruisers. He started shooting within five seconds of being swarmed to stop before he killed more people. He was obviously terrified with zero situational awareness.
Plowing into a peaceful march is a fair characterization. Assault with a deadly weapon is not an unreasonable assessment either and could justify the threat of using lethal force to stop the commission of a crime.
If he drove into police like that, he'd be dead. The video can't be any more obvious.
I'm honored to make it on your radar! Especially after your mask slipped on that last post lol...two things.
On 2A, the problem with having streets awash in guns is that fearful idiots end up using them.
On Garrett, when someone uses a car to plow through a crowd, we call it assault with a deadly weapon. Chicken shit tactic the far right shares with Al Qaeda. But for the driver's actions that night, Garrett would still be alive.
Foster didn't even fire his rifle. The five shots were from the dumbass driving through a crowd of first amendment protestors and the three following were from another protestor.
But hey, why let facts get in the way of a good propaganda campaign? I'm going to remember you as the secret agent who broke the case wide open with your complete bullshit.
"He was a Libertarian military veteran and witnesses said he was well-known among the activists participating in the protests in the city. Foster, 28, was shot dead while with his fiancee, Whitney Mitchell, a quadruple amputee who was in a wheelchair"
"People were getting out of the way and telling this gentleman to slow down and telling him to just stop driving because he was at risk of hitting someone...Police said the suspect drove into the protests and shot at Foster"
"Foster was known for doing outreach to the homeless in the city."
Red Bull Just Purged High-Level Execs Who Pushed for ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ by sproketboy in news
"You probably won't know why white people were so important until they're gone"
Oh my gawd this is the funniest comment in this thread. Ty for the laugh ahha. Seriously can't make this shit up.
You are delusional about the privilege of being minority. Cite some sources to back up your race-baiting propaganda or STFU.
Oh boo-hoo, you is sO oPpREsseD!
Poor white folks playing the race card [as he stacks deck, hides ace up sleeve, uses house money and whines about not being able to pwn women, gays and minorities like in the good old days]
Lol you 'white males have rights guys' are so fucking oblivious it is hilarious. Enjoy your downward spiral chump :)
Aww, poor maga-head gonna be a minority soon. You sound scared homie, chill. Those are some big words you are throwing around. Here have a red bull and some commie black progressive science:
"The aging white population, alongside a more youthful minority population, especially in the case of Latinos, will result in the U.S. becoming a majority-minority country in around 2044.
The demographic shift in the U.S. has resulted in many whites proclaiming that they are losing their country, and that they already are or will soon become a minority group."
Meet the neuroscientist shattering the myth of the gendered brain by DR373737 in GenderCritical
On sympathy for males, “If they are being driven down a route that leads to self-harm or even suicide or violence, what is taking them there?”
Since it's obviously not a female brain. Her argument about the socialization impact on a highly plastic brain makes sense as well.
With all due respect to my gay bros, while I have no doubts about your inherent same-sex attractions, society has been trying to force people into gender buckets for too long and I want my children to have as many options available as possible.
Wasteland of interesting replies. He's a $26B CEO Trump fan. Obviously diversity and inclusion were not on his agenda even though it would likely expand his market share.
Remind me to look for the wrongful termination settlement in six months.
A wild gay Jew appears by briarmoss in politics
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You sound like an opinionated loudmouth asshole with boring mainstream bigoted republican political views from 1958. Hope I never have to deal with you IRL.
Thanks for contributing your prejudice manifesto to the annals of academic discourse. I think I hear your rock calling for you to slide back underneath.
Ugly, piece of shit, garbage human kneels on toddler's head in support of BLM. by suckitreddit in news
Idiotic stunt. I feel for the kid, but this is not newsworthy. Post and many of the vile comments are prejudice propaganda. Feel sorry for some of you pitiful yahoos.
To all of you trans ladies out there by AdmiralPangolin in GenderCritical
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His efforts to silence Martina Navratilova and then his refusal to accept her apology peaked me. What a horrible human being.
Seriously fuck this male entitlement to women's spaces. We need to stand up for women and recalibrate the message.
Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns by Echoofmiles in GenderCritical
Wow just watched some clips and he's a beast. I think about how much effort athletes put into getting tiny advantages, like Lance Armstrong with the epo and all this guy had to do was get some bolt-ons and drop his T.
The rugby decision will have ripple effects. Please let common sense prevail over narcissism.
TERFs, I see TERFs everywhere... by Lyssa in GenderCritical
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I read a Glenn Greenwald article recently about how he backed away from doing a biopic of his childhood hero Martina Navratilova because of her stance on playing against men. Her coach, a TIM since the 60’s said that playing against women wouldn't be fair and they'd wipe the court against the best women in the world.
So despite being an LGBT advocate for all her life, Martina got cancelled.
The same people who say we need to "stop with the anti-semitism" are the same ones who will support anti-White rhetoric as free speech by EuropeanAwakening in SaidIt
LMAO...wheeeeEEee, welcome to Tom's world. Israel is a modern apartheid state and neoconservative lab doing horrible things to peoples and governments worldwide in the name of it's 'security.' There is so much evidence of bad faith dealing, you don't need hidden conspiracies.
Further evidence that sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you're a fool than open it and remove all doubt. Like the fictional character you chose as a username, your opinions are non-sensical and irrelevant:
"Tolkien described Tom in The Lord of the Rings as "just an invention" and "not an important person – to the narrative", even if "he represents something that I feel important, though I would not be prepared to analyse the feeling precisely. I would not, however, have left him in, if he did not have some kind of function"
Can't argue with this. Israel has been wagging the dog for a long time.
I guess I don't see a problem with organized advocacy for any group. I don't even see a problem with Russian bot farms manipulating public opinion and dividing their opponent's democratic coalitions.
We probably agree that censorship is worse than propaganda. At least with propaganda I am free to research and consider my own explanations.
The most difficult thing for me is to link a series of well-researched points into a coherent and persuasive argument. Apparently I'm not the only one who struggles with this.
Neoliberal chickens coming home to roost? A little dash of drought and climate catastrophe. Proxy war between Russia and the west. Cruel leadership and human rights violations by elites.
If I was unlucky enough to be born in Syria I'd GTFO too. That place is a political shitshow. If western democracies were smart, they'd stabilize these regions so desperate people don't wash up on their shores. Instead we sell arms, invade their neighbors and let allies like Turkey crush the Kurds.
People aren't plants. They can move to safer places. Just wait til the climate really starts heating up and the real fun starts.
Opened Grindr a few days ago and... by [deleted] in LGBDropTheT
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Chad vs. ladyboi entitlement death match lol
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Like I said, do you. The count's scheme sounds...convoluted. I'm not even sure what I just read, that shit was muddy AF.
As the poster on the Reddit thread remarked, if you are against immigration, then be against immigration. It doesn't have to be a mustache-twirling plot hatched by counts and Zionists.
There are many good, realistic reasons to be against immigration, neoliberalism, genocide and organized religion. Shit I can support any one of those arguments with concrete reasons that have nothing to do with racist conspiracies.
It's tough to be taken seriously unless you accurately define problems and propose related solutions. Otherwise, this is just boring speculation and hate opinion disguised as pseudo-science.
“They want to teach their daughters body acceptance and self-advocacy? MUST BE A CULT!” by [deleted] in GenderCritical
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 28 insightful - 1 fun28 insightful - 0 fun29 insightful - 0 fun29 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
I get a very conservative and men's rights entitlement vibe which just baffles me for a supposedly oppressed demographic. My suffering taught me compassion, not the other way around.
And for people who want to live a non-normative lifestyle, they are really judgmental. The only commonality I can sense is hate for women.
TIF whining because gay men behave like gay men by weirdthorn in GenderCritical
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 39 insightful - 4 fun39 insightful - 3 fun40 insightful - 3 fun40 insightful - 4 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
That thread was so cringe, poor thing. As a straight guy I was wondering how a young woman could be in such denial of others' needs and attractions. I can't imagine going to a lesbian bar and expect to be the Belle of the ball lol. Self-knowledge and accepting our limits are a hard road for all of us.
Your compassion and understanding are exemplary. Sign me up for the 'be yourself' team.
Exactly. Israel and it's lobbyists are so incredibly powerful and entitled that I'm basically for whatever they're against. Same as us gov't or big tobacco or oil companies or Japanese killing dolphins. I'm sick of the abuse.
On the other hand, I am sympathetic to people who have suffered and just want to be left alone to be themselves and live in a half decent world for whatever time we have left until climate and civilization collapse.
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 17 insightful - 5 fun17 insightful - 4 fun18 insightful - 4 fun18 insightful - 5 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Meh more like you're free to shout your ignorance from the tallest shit pile. Do you! I don't associate with racists because it's embarrassing, not because I'm scurred of truth lol
TRAs were angry when r/gendercritical existed. Now they're mad s/gendercritical exists. It's almost like banning subs doesn't delete people from existence by [deleted] in GenderCritical
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 52 insightful - 16 fun52 insightful - 15 fun53 insightful - 15 fun53 insightful - 16 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Yes I caught myself thinking along these lines yesterday. Why am I obligated to participate in someone else's fantasy at all? If Jerry wants to come to work in his furry costume, must I refer to him as bare-bear during staff meetings?
You know what made reddit shitty? It wasn't the dev team (they were shitty too), it wasn't the website flaws, and it wasn't the banwave of censorship. It was the people. It was you guys. by zeusdx1118 in SaidIt
Well yeah. Condé Nast has a history of censorship too ahha
After more digging, I see that tencent invests in a ton of US companies, like Tesla etc... you're right that if there is evidence of CCP influence in Reddit, other than individual users, I don't really see it. Maybe Sino banning trolls and the odd Wuhan virus subs that got quarantined.
Mostly just admins crushing free speech now to go mainstream media.
That's like saying the NBA censored the Houston Rockets' Daryl Morey after he tweeted about HK because the NBA doesn't care about human rights or the fate of HK. They just care about the money more.
It's obvious that the NBA didn't want to inflame the CCP mission to crush HK independence because it would cost them money. Tencent is not an investor in the NBA, yet they kowtow to the CCP and throw human rights under the bus. Point of OP was allowing the CCP to invest in Reddit opens them to criticism. Don't know why you'd dismiss that as a conspiracy and flatly state CCP doesn't censor Reddit.
Your pointing out that Americans also censor doesn't get the CCP off the hook, hence why I callout your aims as you continue to make these false equivalencies in order to avoid saying admitting that the CCP has a history of censorship and money is influence.
That's shouldn't be so hard for someone committed to the 'truth'?
It's quite telling that you'd reason with 'whataboutism.' I'd be the first to criticize US imperialism at home and abroad. The DHS brownshirts in Portland are an abomination. These facts don't change the genocide being perpetrated by the CCP.
Locking immigrant children in cages is equally horrifying as 're-educating' Uighers in concentration camps. Being able to openly discuss these issues is the point I've been making, a luxury being curtailed on media platforms and obviously banned in China.
But hey, you are out here wrecking tin foil hats serving what cause and which master?
Well TIL. No problem, I was surprised it wasn't already censored.
Doesn't change the argument that CCP money equals influence and that the result is propaganda, censorship and repression. Maybe you'd like to take your victory lap around tiananmen square?
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
List of websites banned in China is loooonnng and does not include Reddit.
CCP-controlled Tencent is a major investor in Reddit.
Not an accident. 2 + 2 != 5
Can we please talk about the Muslim concentration camps in China and REDDIT? by PencilPusher55 in politics
Yeah I'm a little disappointed in the arguments on this thread as the situation seems pretty obvious. CCP invests in Reddit to propagandize. Muslims are pretty much hated in the west.
This doesn't change the fact that CCP under Xi is running vile genocide against Uighers and their apparatus appears as a modern version of authoritarian regimes like Hitler, Stalin, Pinochet or Trujillo.
Drone footage of Uighurs being taken away by magnora7 in WorldNews
Source for that 'fact'?
Little brain goes brrr...yeah facism actually has an agreed upon meaning quite different than your ignorant opinion. This could be an opportunity for you to actually learn something.
Behold the fourteen points of fascism. Please point out any of these features not being enthusiastically pursued by the CCP.
"Cancel culture" cannot erase a strong argument - Feminist Current by flapyourwings in GenderCritical
Hey I just found my inbox!
Well mainly just the desire to unwind unjust heirarchies, primarily patriarchy. Being able to go into any worker roles without prejudice I also something I ascribe to anarchy. Flattening of power structures so everyone has an equal voice in operations. There may be something with respect to mutual aid and communalism that strikes me as more cooperative than the typical male ego allows within competitive patriarchy.
AskGayBros continues to be in their #1 target now. by Criticallacitirc in LGBDropTheT
Don't you know? Being a woman is a costume. /s
Another great example of how lies propagate on Reddit by TruthTeller in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Yeah I was reading through it thinking that it's reasonable and logical so what's the problem then I saw the edit. LOL. Reddit got real weird real quick. I'm going back to digg.
Unfortunately when anti-fascists get together, we rarely get much accomplished because first we all need to talk. It's like herding cats, if you recall occupy wall street. That's what happens when you share power democratically, it's messy AF.
CCP are straight fascists. Would hate to be Christian, Muslim, Tibetan or HKer in today's China. Economically they are kicking ass tho.
[–]sudd3nclar1ty 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun - 2 years ago (0 children)
Excellent article. I'm always surprised that I get called a transphobe in anarchist/Chomsky subs when I make a claim similar to this quote from article:
"Is the problem that one is assigned to the wrong category? Or is the problem that society has imposed gender categories that are rigid, repressive, and reactionary on everyone? And if the problem is in society’s gender categories, then is not the solution to analyze the system of patriarchy — institutionalized male dominance — that generates those rigid categories? Should we not seek to dismantle that system?"
I'd think feminists and anarchists would be natural allies, but it feels like TRAs have already captured that space. Ugh.
A researcher has found that of the 16 moderators of Reddit's sub for lesbians, 11 of them were biologically male transwomen. The forum has now been closed down because too many women on there only wanted to date other biological women, and this was considered 'transphobic' by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit
LOL...have you seen MY CAT he looks LIKE THIS :)
When someone says trans women are women, use this. by [deleted] in GenderCritical
So a man wearing a dress is no different than a blackface costume?
I must be stupid bc the trans logic simply baffles me.