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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

I'm the one who said Islam is worse than any other major religion (not counting Mormons or the Amish).

The people who claim to be adhering to Islam do some of the worst things you can find justified by religion today-- no-one's disputing that. Islam just isn't worse than other majour religions because of that. Any other majour religion can be used to justify abhorrent actions, too. Hell, just look at Christianity's past.

it is due to the religion these countries have in common that women are treated in such a backwards way there.

There are egalitarian states with predominately Muslim populations, and there have been in the past-- which shows that misogyny and horrific oppression of women isn't inherent in Islam or necessary in it's practitioners, which is the point you're missing.

But it's TRUE! YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM THE FACTS!

You sound like some conspiracy theorist jajaja

This form of American Liberalism is absolutely abhorrent.

Y'know, you say "American" and "Liberal" a lot-- though basically none of us are liberals, and this isn't an "American" site. I don't know why you'd assume the site's "American," or representative of US liberalism.

Raddle users are soft.

If by "soft" you mean "people who care genuinely about progress and the well-being of other people," OK. At least, that's the vibe I get from people on this site.

it's not my problem directly if leftism [fails] because a few people chose to make it a fight about gender identity, dysphoria, non-binary-ism or some other thing that offends them.

"It's not my problem if leftism fails because you people decide to make it about race."

"it's not my problem if leftism fails because you people decide to make it about sexuality."

Just as those two statements reveal ignorance and callousness over the problems facing people of colour and queer people (and how they intersect with basically everything leftists fight for), your statement reveals ignorance and callousness over the problems facing trans and non-binary people.

(Though I bet you're the kind of person to say the other two lines, also!)

Progress and leftism are intertwined-- we can't reach for economic justice while ignoring social injustices. And what's the point of establishing a free society if it isn't free for everyone, anyway?

That also kind of shows why you were banned-- it was probably excessive, preachy liberalism or queerphobia/transphobia.

EDIT: As a trans person, I've found this to be the only site that's genuinely welcoming and feels like a true safe space, and I really appreciate that about Raddle and all the people that use it. Not really related to this rant exactly, but I did want to say it.

But when some faux-leftist [Raddler] comes to me and tells me my account has been blocked because he felt offended, or his feelings were hurt, or because I'm a FASCIST SPY

OK, so people block you when you're being a dick and don't even try to understand their perspective. That sounds about right.

And your account being blocked because you're a "spy"-- well, you do kind of tick some of the boxes. You know, your preachy & manic tone, queerphobia, liberalism, etc. Believe it or not, we have had quite a few fascist trolls/attempted "infiltrators" from Voat etc. over the months. So even just a few of those boxes (which, tbh, are very easy to keep unticked!) can raise suspicion.

So when you block me, you're just taking a step backwards, and a big one, against your own movement.

Nah, we'll be fine without you. :)

But don't do the same for a leftist like you. Just because you disagree with him.

TBH it sounds like you broke some of the terms of service. People don't just get banned from this site (you say "blocked", but in the way you use it, I think you mean to say "banned?") for disagreeing with people-- they get banned for tangibly breaking the ToS. Which you probably did, even just judging by your rant.

No, I'm not an Anarchist

No shit

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youblockyoulose wrote

Of course I agree that all people should be treated equally, and I don't judge you based on your sexual or gender orientation. That's not what I meant to say at all. But the issue is that we're being caught up in too many discussions on gender issues, in my opinion, and not focusing enough on the rise of the alt-right, racism etc...

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GaldraChevaliere wrote (edited )

How far does that equality extend for you? As far as needed to have extra bodies in a movement, or to serve your economic and political goals? What then? We're still as screwed under an authsoc governance as we are under the status quo.

If you really agree that all people should be treated equally, which is to say fairly, stop saying you do not judge and that you are somehow blind to skin, to roots, to sexuality and gender as if you were somehow raised outside the system and not another subject to it. Everyone does, it is systemic in nature and plugging your ears and crying "You're being divisive!" does nothing but alienate the very people who need this the most.

Class and identity intersect at all levels, they are inextricable from one another. You may feel that everyone is caught up in some 'petty' dispute over pronouns or bathrooms or whatever little simplification of a host of issues you will never experience firsthand is most convenient for you. But for the majority of people living through those same conditions you ignore, they are more often matters of life or death, every bit as much as the color of your skin is. Fighting racism, queerphobia and capitalism are not mutually exclusive goals to split our energy between. They are intertwined and simultaneous aspects of the same battle.

E: Oh, hi, as an addendum. Fuck yourself. To even have the gall to think that your comparatively pampered ass has more of a stake in this than any trans femme who's lived long enough to see her transition through and wasn't just beaten to death or frozen on the streets. You want fighting for a better future? I've fought nearly every day of my life just to have a future the next morning.