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GaldraChevaliere wrote

I've lost all interest in her.

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GrnBlck wrote

I can't bring myself to watch her again since the aesthetic video :(

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mouse wrote

Why, what happened?

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GrnBlck wrote (edited )

It just reminded me too much of the truscum gaslighting I received when I was first figuring out gender stuff. The mods on her subreddit getting all ban-happy didn't help.

I'm still glad that her stuff is out there, but I spent days after seeing that video just thinking about it. It just wasn't a good thing for me to watch in that particular space and time. I hear her subsequent video addressed these complaints, but the aesthetic just left a really bitter taste in my mouth.

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mouse wrote

hmm okay. That probably wasnt her intention, as she addresses her own issues with truscum and dysphoria in her incel video a bit. but that makes sense

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Are Laverne Cox and the lady who fronts Against Me still cool? I feel like we're running out of visible trans women who aren't kind of garbage.

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GrnBlck wrote

I haven't got a bad word to say about Laverne Cox, tbh. Laura Jane Grace has gotten really cynical lately, so I don't like a lot of the newer Against Me stuff, but their older stuff still rocks.

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plast wrote

Pretty meh contra, but I'd expect that from a champagne socialist. She didnt focus enough on large scale industrial civ being the cause of climate change and her suggestions are kinda shitty. I think the idea that we can vote or protest our way out of climate change is absurd. An end to human caused climate change would mean the creation of a non-growth based economy and the elimination of most modern amenities. As well as a population drastically smaller than it is now. Contrapoints makes it seem like you can keep your lifestyle with minor changes plus voting and fails to acknowledge that with great change, comes great sacrifice. Living in a world where this is resolved is living in a word where we lives our live completely differently. Contra is peddling a dangerous narrative that's arguably worse than whats being pushed by climate denialists.

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mofongo wrote

I find uncomfortable her use of reptile imagery, I don't think dehumanization should be used at all when discussing social/political/economical issues because they could easily backfire.

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ziq wrote

I think it's a reference to the conspiracy theory that reptilian aliens have infiltrated the upper echelons of society and want to change Earth's climate to match their home planet.

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mofongo wrote

She also used them in her "Capitalism" video, which made me not watch it.

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mouse wrote

Aren't our "eat the rich" and guillotine jokes dehumanizing too? At least from an outsiders perspective? I mean the reptile thing is a joke too

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mofongo wrote (edited )

Class is something a person can actually opt out of. Classifying people as a lizard thing is suggesting that there is something intrinsic to their nature that makes them do what they do. Plus it uses the same fear of the other that is used against poc, lgbt, immigrants, etc. It's this last part specially that I think makes that analogy to backfire.

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qimerra wrote

To be fair she does say in an earlier video that the reptiles aren't even the capitalists. Getting nuanced messages across in a highly entertaining way to people with short attention spans who may disagree politically is hard. She may not be perfect but she's changed a lot of minds.

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mofongo wrote

Artistic license is not an excuse in this case. Both the topics and imagery point to the reptiles being capitalists, specially when the reptile people conspiracy theory is pretty well known.

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mouse wrote

her videos keep getting better and better <3

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BADC wrote

Quite the character(s). A brightness bringing gloomy science.