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bloodrose wrote

Reply to comment by ghost in by lentils

there really aren’t any spaces safe for me online. Even the spaces that are supposed to be safe are constantly infiltrated by trolls and abusers.

A while back while suffering from medical discrimination based on my fatness, I was saying to my husband that I need a Yelp for fat folks so we could review people so we'd know where was safe. He said it absolutely wouldn't work because there are too many trolls going after fat people on the internet. It made me very sad to realize how right he was.

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ghost wrote

Reply to comment by lettuceLeafer in by lentils

You’re fine. It’s not you or any one person… just too many trolls on the internet, and too many bad experiences with people who seemed safe but we’re not. The internet is just shit nowadays. I mean, some great shit too, but a lot of real bad shit and I’ve just reached my limit.

I really appreciate your comment and your reply.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Reply to comment by ghost in by lentils

I'd love to know why you aren't comfortable talking on this site. Hell if I have anything to do with it feel free to go blast. I'm not one to take it personal.

Also thank you for commenting I really appreciate when i make a commetn guessing if something makes people uncomfortable for on lookers that people can confirm or deny me being correct.

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ghost wrote

Reply to comment by lettuceLeafer in by lentils

As a fat person who isn’t very comfortable talking on this site, you’re not too far off.

I don’t think posts like this meme are serving a purpose, except to remind me that there really aren’t any spaces safe for me online. Even the spaces that are supposed to be safe are constantly infiltrated by trolls and abusers.

If there was an abundance of pro-fat or fat lib memes, maybe the occasional cringe would be fine, but posts like this just remind me why I’m not online much.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Reply to by lentils

I agree with ziq on this kinda point. What is the point of posts like this to prove that most people belittle and dislike fat people for being fat? Like I think that should be incredibly obvious to anyone who uses this site. Sure there are a lot of bad idieas but people on this site are enough of a fool to not recognize basic stuff like fatphobia exists or terfs are transphobic. I mean I will sometimes repost stuff but it usually has a point beyond the obvious as it has great comedy to me as I get to laugh at the creator in some way for being a bigot.

But stuff like this I just don't understand the appeal. I mean post what u want I mean its me I just spew random shit onto the frontpage constantly. But I just don't get the point of stuff like this.

actually now that I think about it I think I might actually get it. I know in like vegan and queer spaces its common for people to go to queerphobic or carnist spaces then just repost the content which is honestly just making digital self harm a social activity. Which idk I do stuff like that sometimes tho I do wonder if its a good thing to do. So I do wonder if stuff like this is something I would wanna encourage on this site.

Lets say I"m a fat trans woman and I'm a lurker bc I"m new to all this and I don't have great self confidence and am pretty socially anxiosus. What would my emotions be like after viewing raddle and a lot of the posts aren't really pro queer or just fatphobic racist stuff reposted to acknowlege that it exists I prob would feel like shit. For a lot of people regular life just beats down thier will for being different and smothers them.

Going to a queer space and then being surrounded again by regular society stuff and being unable to get away and have a breather for the fact that a lot of people view you as lesser might not be good. I think why I like raddle so much is that its a space where you just don't get beat down for being yourself and is an example of social life being nice so its easy to see the critique of how society is bad and not me because on raddle u aren't smothered.

So I think there is an incredibly loss if posts like this would become common in that respect. You can go about your life with people being shitty to you for a large variety of oppressive reasons anywhere at anytime especially on the internet. Raddle is unique and interesting in part bc u don't have to deal with that bullshit which is incredibility rare.

Not really criticising you or really saying u did anything wrong or you should take it down. This is just me talking about my thoughts. And maybe it would be cool to see others thoughts on this. Tho mostly my thoughts are that this new cultural change is something I prob don't like and is something that I can see becoming an issue if more popular.

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ziq OP wrote

Reply to howdy by ziq

because nothing says left unity better than a cop enforcing laws

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Ziq would u want to establish an anarchist country with me? We could run it with an anarchist two party dictatorship. The ziq party and lettuceleafer party. Then anarchism would be good.

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