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It's not LaVeyan satanism, but according to the FAQ (specifically, "How does [The Satanic Temple's] satanism differ from LaVeyan satanism?"), it's pretty clear to me that it's based off LaVeyan satanism, and it's very similar in the sense that it's got very little (if anything) to do with Satan The Character From Religious Texts, or those texts that mention him.

It can definitely be a bit tricky when theistic satanism and atheistic satanism both use the same word to tell which one you're talking about.

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I'm not sure if I'm misreading you, but just in case you got the wrong idea, Alyson Escalante is a trans woman, too.

And, for what it's worth, I didn't get the impression she was saying that Marxist feminism was by any means 'the only way' to have a single, cohesive definition of gender, just that, as a Marxist feminist, that was the example that came most naturally to her, and was the easiest for her to use in the article.

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Can someone who's watched the latest episode of Dr Who let me know how bad the spiders are? My partner said they're kinda realistic, there are some closeups, and that there was a jumpscare, but didn't go into any more detail than that, really.

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In America, I'd say it's almost the same as not voting, but a bit worse, because you went to all the effort to vote and still did nothing. There is no extra effort required at that point to make a small contribution towards a less bad world, and you still didn't do it. If you're somewhere with a halfway-functional voting system, though, by all means vote for the least Evil.

Also, as I said in my first post: not voting is only something you should do if you use the time it would take to do something even better, which a 3rd-party vote absolutely comes nowhere near achieving. "A bit worse" is a bit of an understatement ;P

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In my opinion, yes. And so are people who didn't vote (who could).

And if Hillary won and you voted for her, you'd still be responsible for the actions of her government.

I know that's not the most anarchist thing to say, but to be honest, I'm more interested in making the world better (and less bad) than I am in ideological purity or whatever, and voting for a lesser of two evils is definitely a small contribution to making the world less bad.

That said, if you think you could spend whatever time it takes to vote more efficiently doing some other action that makes the world even less bad (or more good to balance things out or whatever), you should do that. But not voting is a choice, and you're still responsible for that.

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Watching this reminded me a lot of the first few-several months after realising I was trans. After realising that when I imagine myself as women in porn rather than as men in porn, I enjoy it a lot more; I started watching a lot more porn, and it led pretty directly to some pretty severely unhealthy views of myself. I almost want to compare it to an abusive relationship without a clear abuser (except maybe myself?? idk), but I haven't really experienced abuse, so I dunno if that'd be an apt comparison or a rather insensitive one. Maybe a kind of self harm is a better way of putting it.

I've manged to dismantle a lot of the thought processes I built up over that period, so I'm doing a lot better now, don't worry :P <3

I think being reminded of that time in my past has diminished, a little, my distaste of a particular breed of early-on trans-fem folks who (among other things I don't like) treat transness as inherently sexual. Obviously that's still really shitty, and they should please stop doing it, but I guess I can't really blame them. idk

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UBI is the kind of thing I mostly only support in the context of, "assuming capitalism is a given". I think directly providing necessities to a population is better than giving them a UBI with which to buy them.

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I don't think having a pretty font really matters, and I definitely don't mind whether it's used or not, but I think having a cohesive aesthetic (which the font contributed to) would probably be beneficial for, for lack of a better term, 'branding' and generally spreading and acquiring more users. Idk how important or valuable you consider that, but that's the best argument (at least, to me) in favour of keeping the old font that I can think of

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The only real rules are the terms of service (scroll down to "Content Policy" for the most relevant part for ordinary users). Besides that, stick to the topic of whatever forum you're in as best you can (If there's a more appropriate forum for a post of yours, someone will probably let you know, but there's no penalty or anything for making that kind of mistake)

You can also look at the global moderation log (or the moderation log of a particular forum, e.g. here's /f/socialism's) if you want to see some examples of what gets banned or removed or etc.