marx

marx wrote

Most sex workers nowadays produce pornographic content. If it's not allowed, then that's basically a major part of their identity and a major if not the primary part of their labor production that's prohibited, closed off, made lesser than and taboo.

Now don't get me wrong. I don't think that the admins here have banned porn out of any sort of anti-sex worker bias. I doubt most sex workers think that. I'm sure they understand the reasons, what with how allowing porn makes hosting more difficult and whatnot. But it still sucks and is hurtful, same as it is to have any other part of you shut out.

Even if you're put in a position where you feel compelled to go along with oppression (again hosting issues for pornographic websits, etc.), and even if it's hard to blame you, the oppression is still being perpetuated.

Imagine the opposite, a porn site where any left-wing political talk is immediately shut down and silenced. Sure, they can say "Well it's just a porn site. Go somewhere else for your politics." and maybe there's some logic to that, but wouldn't you still feel put out a bit if you checked the rules and saw a rule straight up like "Marxism and anti-racism are banned."?

Again, I respect the admins here for doing their best under constraints to create an inclusive space. I don't think that their stance is indicative of any sort of bias. But, fact is, it simply can't be a perfectly inclusive platform if the labor of sex workers is deemed unfit for platforming.

An architect can post a house they built here, a game dev can post a game they made here, and an artist can post their paintings here, but one group (that's already seriously marginalized, including often even on the left, especially when they're trans or PoC) is left out, with the products of their labor specifically called out in the rules as forbidden.

It's exclusionary. I get it. But it's exclusionary and I have no reason to believe that it's not upsetting for those excluded.

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marx wrote

There was a discussion recently in f/meta about that and the consensus was that it's not worth the trouble and if sex workers wanted that, they would just make their own platform instead of coming to a overtly political one.

That sucks, though I understand as porn cuts you off from a significant amount of financial infrastructure. I would say that sex work is inherently political nowadays though. Sex workers are often disprivileged people without the means to create their own spaces too, particularly digital ones that require heavy investments.

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marx wrote

Why not just add "(criticism of Israeli policy is okay)" after antisemitism? Six words could solve the problem.

By the way is there any chance of the restrictions on porn ever being removed or an alternative NSFW site being established? An explicitly anti-bigotry space for sex workers could be really popular.

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marx wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in Broken Child VS Grown Man by ziq

I've never heard of meawww, but I guess that's an example.

I'm still not sure if it's a valid comparison though because the conversations are so different. It's obvious that Tamir Rice was just a normal kid doing what normal kids do so mental health really had no place to enter into the conversation. Even the most racist bullshit spewers seemed focused on his parents.

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marx wrote

Reply to comment by ziq in Broken Child VS Grown Man by ziq

Has anybody even called Cruz a "broken child" (or accepted that characterization) other than his own lawyer? The mainstream media's treatment of Tamir Rice was bullshit, but this comic seems like a strawman. It's Cruz's lawyer's job to unequivocally defend him, even in shockingly disingenuous ways. I haven't heard of anyone else expressing much sympathy for him.

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marx wrote

I screwed up some stuff at a local H&M store myself, but nothing that would get me in trouble (since unfortunately my country isn't as radical as South Africa). I would love to be part of a mob that really fucks one of them up (or burns it down) or does the same to any other capitalist shithole retailer.

I wish there was a way we could organize to do this without the risk of infiltrators/LEA. Every H&M store in America should have been ransacked for this racist bullshit. Get on a bullhorn, give the employees some time to leave, and then destroy it.

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marx wrote (edited )

This type of deplorable sexual assault is a favorite of maladjusted white trolls who feel the need to replace their declining white and male privilege with some other form of oppressive power. This conviction may be the first, but let's hope it's not the last. And let's protect women of all ages from it too.

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marx wrote

Reply to comment by mikesum32 in by emma

The fact that they're so worried about "false" accusations says it all.

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marx wrote

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Good, he should be kicked out. And I guarantee you there are many more white cismen in the world of technology who also need to be rooted out and exposed. Linus Torvalds, for example, is someone I wouldn't be surprised to see an allegation emerge about.

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marx wrote (edited )

You have to love (or hate) the hypocritical right-winger logic about this case:

Right-wingers: "All Muslims hate women because some of them practice religious modesty standards."

Also right-wingers: "She was raped... by cops? B-b-but... she posted some pretty provocative selfies on Twitter! That explains it! Stone her!"

I've seen so many tighty righties on Twitter slut-shaming this girl and implying that she was "asking for it" because she had the audacity to... be in a bikini in a photo! :o It's so disgusting. Some of them have even claimed that she "willingly" (as if that were possible) had sex with them to "get out of trouble" and then accused them of rape, as if that makes any sense at all. The mental gymnastics bootlickers will go through in order to defend their oppressors even literally raping them is astounding.

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marx wrote

Hello, fellow Marxist/Leninist/Post-modernist comrades! I am a united working comrade of the world just like all of you! Please tell me all of your plans to destroy society. While we're at it, maybe we should openly plan some illegal activities and behaviors too! Don't worry: you can trust me. I know all about operationally autonomous comfortably queer lunar socialism. I fash the bash, practice good infosex, and always support proper plexus.

.../s

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