How can I join the private lesbian exclusive subs on reddit? by Imscared in Lesbians

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If you're signed in, just go to the subreddit page and message the moderators. Afaik even the private ones all insist TWAW and welcome male users, but it's been a long time since I was there so I'm not sure how things are now.

Elon Musk puts Twitter (TWTR) deal on hold pending supporting info on bot stats by AmericanMuskrat in news

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Thanks for the well thought out reply. I think everything you've laid out here makes sense, although despite knowing how curated some sites are I was not aware of how widespread the practice of erasing all discussion of infiltration is. I think that is probably the biggest contributor to the general lack of awareness.

Also admins don't want to show any public weakness to attackers, or else attackers might get ideas and new motivations.

I could be wrong, but I think the list of motivations is quite small and that once you're aware of it you can usually see through the superficially different manifestations.

r/lgbt - those transwomen of colour responsible for all our rights have now morphed into tranbians by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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What's with queer people and entitlement? Why do they always go hand on a hand?

To put it in very simple terms, the current thinking of the far left is that all inequalities are socially constructed. If you are aggrieved and oppressed (but only according to the official rubric of intersectional oppression), it's never a you problem, and always a society problem. There's also the fact that most social media sites reinforce this entitlement, enabling the worst people to make insane demands.

Elon Musk puts Twitter (TWTR) deal on hold pending supporting info on bot stats by AmericanMuskrat in news

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What I find almost as disturbing as the presence of bots and shills is that most people aren't even aware of them. This is the only forum I visit where it seems like a majority of users understand that social media/news infiltration exists (communities.win might be wise to it too but I'm not there enough to know).

I'm curious as to whether this has also been your experience, and if so, why you think that is.

How trans activists exploit gay rights by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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It doesn’t actually work, though, at least from what I could find. Even though psychotherapy isn’t a hard science we can still track the efficacy of different treatments, and if the evidence doesn’t support their use it’s unethical to continue to practice them. That’s just charlatanism.

/s/altrightmemes removed from all by Markimus in SaidIt

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Jews posting wild conspiracies

Could you be more specific? Are you talking about covid stuff or what?

Stupidity in Colorado State. And no, this isn't satire. by NoMorePatriarchy in TumblrInAction

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Brought to you by the same school that offers 17 discrete resources for students "affected by free speech events".

women relationships by [deleted] in Bisexuals

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It has meaning, but the message is the opposite of what you might expect. All that stuff signals to me that a woman isn't attracted to me. Sexual attraction creates tension and anxiety (just normal situational anxiety, not the pathological kind), even in confident women. If there's easy breeze friendliness I know it's most likely platonic. If I feel tension on the other hand I know we're doing the dance.

Woman shoves other women and LGB people aside to shout, “What about me?!?!” into the void by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

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The problem? Ø is a completely normal letter in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish, and if we removed it, the languages would fall apart...

Seems like a reasonable price to pay to placate people who will never be happy.

How Democrats Con You Into Voting On Abortion Crisis They Created! (18:33) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in politics

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He criticizes Trump for being a populist who didn't follow through on any of the promises that got him elected, and he criticizes the establishment in general for being a one-party oligarchy. I don't think he's shilling for the right at all. In fact, except for free speech and vaccine/mask mandates, I don't know of a single issue on which he agrees with Republicans. But it's true that the vast majority of his criticism targets the American left. I actually just listened to an interview he did with Triggernometry where he explains why; he quotes someone (can't remember the name) who basically says that if you want policy to move left, you have to push Democrats left. Sure you can complain about Republicans opposing progressive initiatives, but everyone already knows about that, and Republicans don't claim any different. The Democrats somehow still have a veneer of progressivism, but by and large they don't back it up. They also do the same things that Republicans get (sometimes rightly) called out for, but few seem to call them on it or even be aware of it. That's why Dore leverages most of his criticism at the left.

SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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SOCKS IS BANNED. by JasonCarswell in news

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I think that's the point. Carlson has mainstream appeal and platforms people that disenchanted leftists/democrats listen to, like Dore and Gabbard. People like socks probably don't hate Carlson as much for his politics as they do for the threat he poses to the establishment narrative and/or Democratic party solidarity.

Are calls to violence allowed on saidit? by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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I've just removed the two comments in question. By the way, users aren't notified if you ping them in the body of a post. You have to mention them in a comment.

u/magnora7

Bruce Willis' daughter Scout goes bra-less under clinging crop top by AmericanMuskrat in Boobs

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Hot, although it seems more accurate to say she's going shirtless and only wearing a bra.

So... The hard lemonade works. by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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These typos stand testament to the effectiveness.

Thanks. I love lemons, and booze.

So... The hard lemonade works. by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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So what is the procedure for this?

FilePizza - a free peer-to-peer file transfers in your browser by TheRealPanzer in Internet

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This is very awesome 🍕

The Snake Oil reference chart. It charts popular supplements by the amount of scientific evidence backing them. The stuff you should be taking is at the very top. by [deleted] in Health

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No link :/
Sounds interesting though

Biden’s Five Million Mystery Income by MagicMike in SaidIt

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Removing this because

This is Saidit's main sub for things related to the saidit.net website itself

but feel free to repost in s/politics, s/news or s/whatever, or any other appropriate sub.

Yikes...that didn't age well. Hypocrisy is just a means to an end to consolidate more power. Robert Reich is Jewish, but then again of course he is. by Chipit in politics

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This is the guy who said free speech is every authoritarian’s dream.

Why are children joyful? by platonic1 in Philosophy

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I should have been more specific. What other options are there? How do you know there will be other options?

Why are children joyful? by platonic1 in Philosophy

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don't go into the tunnel of light when you die

Where else are we supposed to go?

The Cranberries - Ode To My Family by MarkJefferson in music

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Cranberries songs get me dangerously close to crying in public.

I bet you haven't been as lucky as to read these books. by PenTears in books

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What changed?

How do you guys identify politically? by far_pianist_6731 in LGBDropTheT

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No, and I have no idea why you assume that I think so. I'm not using "fascist" as an epithet; I described the ideology faithfully and without bias in my above comment.

Which American politicians do you support? by soundsituation in debatealtright

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Thanks, this is the kind of answer I was hoping for.

Banned from Big Tech Platforms and my barbershop of several years

Wow

How do you guys identify politically? by far_pianist_6731 in LGBDropTheT

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It frustrates the hell out of me that no liberal politicians in the US seem to recognize the sexism, the homophobia and the child endangerment brought on by the transgender movement.

I don't know if you consider her to be liberal (I'd say she's center-left), but Tulsi Gabbard is on Team TERF.

Been seeing more conservative homophobia lately, inspired by the TQ+ movement. by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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I really don't think they're the monolith you make them out to be. With regard to gay rights and gay people in general I've seen four distinct camps among American conservatives:
-the "classical liberals" who champion individual freedoms and are pro- gay marriage (but are probably anti- compelled gay cakes)
-the idgaf crowd, which I suspect is by far the biggest group; similar to the above group but less civic-minded and mostly concerned only with issues that directly affect them
-the people you named, the ones who don't understand the difference between same sex attraction and transgenderism; my theory is that this group is basically the same as the last one and may have passively supported gay rights in the past, but no longer do because they think we're all on team trans now
-and finally the very religious and/or traditional types who see homosexuality and gender ideology as just two different flavors of degeneracy.

I feel strongly that we ought to consider the first two groups our allies, and do everything we can to show the third group the many fundamental differences between LGB and TQ+.

How do you guys identify politically? by far_pianist_6731 in LGBDropTheT

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I'm not talking about Republicans vs Democrats or conservatives vs liberals, but about the ideology of fascism vs that of libertarianism. When I talk about the far right or the right wing, I'm talking about fascists.

How do you guys identify politically? by far_pianist_6731 in LGBDropTheT

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The far right wants centralized authoritarian leadership. They're also pro-welfare and against any protections for gay people. RedEyedWarrior sounds like a conservative-leaning libertarian to me, but definitely not far right.

Just this whole lot of nonsense by CleverFoolOfEarth in LGBDropTheT

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Thank you

This biotech startup thinks it can delay menopause by 15 years. That would transform women’s lives. by soundsituation in women

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Glad you enjoyed the article. I share your concerns - this could be wonderful or dangerous or some mix of tradeoffs. I'm excited about it though. If this works it wouldn't just extend the window of fertility; it could reduce or delay the risk of developing osteoporosis, heart disease, dementia, and alopecia.

The Approach I Support in Ukraine [Another LONG One - I can't help myself - it's in my nature...] by StillLessons in Antiwar

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In the past year or so I've seen this technique pop up frequently on reddit and in other auth-left spaces, where someone will explicitly challenge you to condemn x, and if you refuse to engage in compelled speech you're accused of supporting x.

You forgot to put on your red nose while speaking 🤡 by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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That was my first LGB movie and I still love it so much:) Also, I haven't seen it yet, but some of the former cast members reunited for this non-sequel in which Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne play a couple again.

The mystery of Siberia's exploding craters by KateWilson in Togetherforever

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weird sub name for that

When we drop the T. What's gonna happen to genuinely gender-dysphoric people? by CancelPower in LGBDropTheT

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Interesting, thanks for that. Looks like BDD is treated pretty much the same way depression is, with SSRIs and CBT.

For many people with BDD cosmetic surgery does not work to alleviate the symptoms of BDD as their opinion of their appearance is not grounded in reality. It is recommended that cosmetic surgeons and psychiatrists work together in order to screen surgery patients to see if they suffer from BDD, as the results of the surgery could be harmful for them.

You forgot to put on your red nose while speaking 🤡 by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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Lesbians are notorious for only dating the prettiest men.

When we drop the T. What's gonna happen to genuinely gender-dysphoric people? by CancelPower in LGBDropTheT

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The wording of this question appears to presume that the current association between LGB and T is benefitting people with genuine gender dysphoria, and I very much disagree with that. But as to the question of how best to help them I think you have to investigate the underlying cause and proceed from there. I suspect that serious cases of gender dysphoria are a form of body dysmorphic disorder, but I don't know that for sure and I'm not sure if anyone does since the current model of "affirmative care" discourages actual research into the phenomenon.

Do you support Putin's approaches in Ukraine? Yes or no? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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I am anti-war.

Saidit CSS updates April 2, 2022 by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Looks good now:) 👍

Same-sex attraction is degeneracy, says a 'he/his, queer cis gay boy' by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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Thank you! I might have to save these for the weekend but I skimmed and they look very tasty.

Saidit CSS updates April 2, 2022 by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Yeah, the first link looks fine and the other one has the issue the issue I was talking about. Thanks for caring! I appreciate the work.

Saidit CSS updates April 2, 2022 by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Things are looking weird on mobile. Some comments appear in elderly-friendly (but margin-unfriendly) large print and some show up tiny. On the plus side I love that comments are now above the sidebar.

Same-sex attraction is degeneracy, says a 'he/his, queer cis gay boy' by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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He was one of my favorite contributors as well. I'd love to see your curated list, whether here or in a separate sub.

Desperate woman asks for a trans approved word for her same sex attraction by lunarstrain in LGBDropTheT

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“Problematic” means you have a boundary that they want to tear down.

The mystery of Siberia's exploding craters by KateWilson in Togetherforever

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What is this sub about?

Same-sex attraction is degeneracy, says a 'he/his, queer cis gay boy' by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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I really appreciate the link to that other comment. Do you by any chance remember who posted it? I see that they have since deleted their account.

Edit: Bless everyone who archives. It was u/GatitoMalo.

Same-sex attraction is degeneracy, says a 'he/his, queer cis gay boy' by DickFreeBacon in LGBDropTheT

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This is so cool! Thanks for the bio lesson.

"Lesbian" who's "dealing with CompHet" is jealous of coming out experiences. by NoMoreMadness in LGBDropTheT

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What the fuck do he thinks a coming out is ? An instant celebration with cheering and applauses ??

Yeah I initially found this post super bizarre since I don't think coming out is actually fun for anyone, but it all makes sense when you see it as the idealized LARP that's so typical of this crowd. They've fetishized the experience because they see it as an untapped source of narcissistic supply.

Actual best-case scenarios:
-the person you tell is totally unfazed and continues the conversation without a hitch
-it deepens the relationship and brings you closer together
-even if the initial reception is less-than-great, it ultimately facilitates more honesty and vulnerability

Coming out can be a good thing (and can also be a devastating thing, as you're right to point out) but I don't think it's ever a fun thing. It's something that many of us have to do over and over again throughout our lifetimes in order to have honest relationships with the people around us, not an enjoyable experience in its own right.

Refusing to apologize can have psychological benefits (and we issue no mea culpa for this research finding) by GeorgeCarlin in Psychology

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This explains why narcissists never apologize. It threatens their already fragile sense of self esteem.

I've been with a liar for 15 years by Greykittymomma in Relationships

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It's easy for a person on the internet to tell you to end the relationship, and that is my first instinct, but 15 years + a kid is significant. If you decide that you're still invested in this, I recommend sex addiction treatment for him and couples therapy for you both. As to the latter, get someone who uses either the Gottman method or EFT (emotionally focused therapy). Both have a 70% success rate, by far the highest of any modality.

Blind lesbians by reluctant_commenter in LGBmemes

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wholesome facts

I'm sick of these surface level comparisons, we are not the same by lunarstrain in LGBDropTheT

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Lysah 26 points
People also used to say shit about how we shouldn't entertain homosexuals and feed into their delusions and that if you just tell your kids being gay isn't normal they will grow up "right." Same exactly shit they say about trans people now.

Except that's actually true with "trans kids": 9 in 10 grow out of their gender dysphoria. Edit: and ironically it doesn't involve convincing them that they aren't normal, but rather the opposite, that they are fine just the way they are.

On the term 'social justice warrior' by LarrySwinger2 in Terminology

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Fascinating. I thought it referred to having awoken from a "false consciousness" and being able to see the hidden machinations of intersectional power structures. That's too bad that the term was co-opted.

No more tomboys, only boys by soundsituation in GenderCritical

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This is from a training module put out by the APGO, the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Thanks to u/DickFreeBacon for the link and the title inspiration.

The slackers we got stuck with for the group project with aren't pleased with us doing all the work and getting them a passing grade by spanishprofanity in LGBDropTheT

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This reminds me of that scene in Breaking Bad when Walter tells Saul, “we’re done when I say we’re done”. Except a lot of LGBs never signed up to further the trans agenda in the first place.

The whole point of objecting is that William has such advantage that he likely would win even with no training. What a disingenuous asshat. by CleverFoolOfEarth in GenderCritical

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Athletes who use performance enhancing drugs train incredibly hard. Given that “Lia” ditched the men’s team for the women’s, you probably could criticize his work ethic, but that’s obviously not the main point of contention.

Reassure me it’s perfectly ok to subject some poor gay man to this far from hot mess by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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With this degree of self-hatred she's probably not ready to date anyone, regardless of their orientation.

Vegetarian propaganda fail by [deleted] in ShitpostNews

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Broccoli is super healthy, no need to make up lies to promote it.

On the term 'social justice warrior' by LarrySwinger2 in Terminology

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It’s pretty much been replaced by “woke”, which was also began as self-descriptor and turned into an out-group pejorative.

What do they call themselves now?

Midterms by aaarrgh in whatever

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The choice is clear.

Biden Admin Bans Unvaccinated Tennis Ace Djokovic From Competing by Drewski in VaccineSkepticism

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How Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use Leads to Cognitive Impairments - Neuroscience News by [deleted] in Health

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How much were you taking?

Eating Your First Meal: Is it Better to Eat Before or After Workout? by rudolfweston in Fitness

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What is the goal? Because if it's to have a good workout (and by that I mean enjoying yourself during and recovering as quickly as possible afterwards) then the answer is both. But if it's weight loss or autophagy, after.

Schizophrenic voices much more negative now than in previous eras by soundsituation in Psychology

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From section 3.3 Culture:

Mitchell and Vierkant (1989) compared two samples of patients with schizophrenia from the same hospital but who were hospitalized during two distinct periods: those admitted from 1933 to 1939 and those admitted from 1986 to 1987. The files reporting delusions and/or hallucinations were then examined. Differences were found regarding the primary sources of the AVH. The 1930s group reported sources that were religious in nature (God, the Holy Ghost, spirits) while the 1980s reported sources that were religious, secular and technological (God, devils/demons, doctor, scanner, television, radio). Differences were observed concerning content of AVH and in particular for command hallucinations: 1930s: benign and religious (“be a better person”, “live right”, be good and go to heaven”, “lean on the Lord”); 1980s: negative and destructive (“kill oneself/others”, “do perverse things”, “set fire to the lawn”). Finally, there were reported differences in terms of affective content of the AVH: “We want to go to heaven” versus “You will be crucified for your sins”. The cultural milieu may hence increase the probability of AVH having negative content.

C'est le merde du chaval: Quebec restaurant pulls name of beloved cultural dish to virtue signal. by hfxB0oyA in ThatsRetarded

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That really is retarded.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to not feel so depressed about all this? by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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I don't think it's a drove of trolls. I think it's one person with tons of alts who strategically inflames the naturally existing pressure points in a group in the hopes of--my best guess--driving people away from that group. Tensions and differing opinions do exist in heterogeneous communities such as this one, and even among lesbians whose common denominator isn't a shared ideology after all, but just a bio-social reality. Most people--sane people--who find themselves in philosophically diverse spaces know that in order to maintain a pleasant and collaborative atmosphere it's best to highlight those tensions rarely, if ever, and with a light touch. So that's one reason why a specific type of "grievance" post raises red flags for me. The other reason is that this is a known pattern of ((that one user)); it doesn't require much stretch of the imagination to think that this subsaidit and perhaps even this site aren't the only places he's trolled.

So that's my $.02. I won't keep trying to convince you, though, because your points are valid as well and all either of us can do is speculate anyway.

"Women should only date women because men are terrible"

Genuinely curious, do they actually say this? I mean, you're right, that is consistent with some radfems' beliefs, but I always thought the bisexual hatred came more from a place of insecurity (about being left for a man) or jealousy (resenting the fact that bisexuals have more options, one of which is more socially acceptable).

Political Lesbian is a concept that led to the concept of translesbianism. by GayPartisan in LGBDropTheT

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I don't think there is any argument against modern feminism being rooted in or at least inspired by Marxism unless you see Marxism only as an economic theory rather than a rubric of axes of oppression. James' contention that the trans wave was ushered in by radical feminism is a harder sell for me, though. I get what he's saying--that in declaring gender a social construct, feminists left the door open for others to claim that sex is a social construct--and I see the historical progression (because this was Butler's exact argument) but I don't see the logical one. It's comparing something that is somewhat and sometimes materially determined to something that always is. Furthermore, it's not like feminists introduced the idea of social constructivism. Subjectivism has been around since forever, and was revived by the postmodernists well ahead of 2nd wave feminists.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to not feel so depressed about all this? by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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"Political lesbianism" is another one they love to bring up. I've gone my entire life not only never having met a "political lesbian", but also never having even heard the idea discussed in lesbian circles...until saidit. Could be that it's back en vogue, or could be that a very determined and pathetic user with countless alts wants to drive a wedge between lesbians and bisexual women.

Why do people love america so much by yabbit in whatever

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A lot of people, myself included, remember 2015 as being the turning point. Wtf happened that year?

Nukemap still down by jet199 in Internet

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It's working for me now.

Putin should get a Nobel peace prize or something... by platonic1 in whatever

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I was going to post this in question form, but your way is funnier. Has anyone seen ANY covid coverage since this thing began? I haven't heard a peep.

Ukrainian tractor steals Russian APC by [deleted] in funny

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Could you try resubmitting with the specific link?

Archive.today is presently unreliable; a discussion of alternatives by wafflegaff in LGBDropTheT

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Thanks for this. I haven't had any issues with the archive sites, but I also wasn't aware that they were hosted in Russia. Definitely a good idea to be aware of alternatives.

TRA claims every cell can be sperm or egg by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Did you upvote this with your u/SetFireToTheRain account?

Trans College Swimmer Lia Thomas Lets Junk Hang Out In Locker Room, Female Teammates Say, And Coach Won't Do Anything About It by CleverFoolOfEarth in GenderCritical

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It’s a great idea. It would also be way more exciting than a swim meet whose results are an illegitimate foregone conclusion.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to not feel so depressed about all this? by reluctant_commenter in LGBDropTheT

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There were a couple topics especially that usually led to fights that kept being brought up, over and over again:

  1. "bisexuals suck"
  2. "being a gold star lesbian is amazing / gold stars are victims"
  3. "let's talk about comphet"

I noticed this too (albeit in retrospect since I only started using saidit regularly 6-8 months ago), and I'm noticing the exact same thing on ovarit, so I suspect that the shills have migrated over there. None of these topics fall outside the believable realm of occasional discussion but the fact that it's a repetitive pattern (and one that many users clearly dislike) makes me think it's inorganic. And I think the point is to drive users away from forums.

Trans College Swimmer Lia Thomas Lets Junk Hang Out In Locker Room, Female Teammates Say, And Coach Won't Do Anything About It by CleverFoolOfEarth in GenderCritical

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It seems that we don't actually disagree on anything. If it sounded like I wasn't leaving the coach with any options it's because I was only commenting on his agency in the very narrow, binary context of whether or not he can kick (and keep) LT off the team. That's what I meant when I said there are two separate questions. Does the coach have the ability to make any kind of difference? I agree with you that he does. Does he have the power to yeet the narcissistic pervert? No, I don't think so, and that assessment is based on the fact that Penn has already come out in enthusiastic support of "Lia's" participation in spite of protests from students and parents as well as vocal opposition from prominent members of the swimming community. It's not that I don't think that the wider context is important (I do), I'm just saying that we were talking about different things.