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this_one wrote

hi yes i am trans and i agree with me :) but i dont like ur last sentence and how it implies im not trans :(

im really tempted to leave it at that but i cant resist,,

what about abolishing race by making a million billion new racial subcategories for POC to fit themselves into? nope, that smacks of whiteness.

Yeah, because you don't do that; you make a million billion new racial classes for white people too.

My point is, in general it is not helpful to oppressed people to double down on the logic that is oppressing them in the first place.

what i said is as far as im aware the primary strategy other trans people subscribe 2 so to say that its unhelpful when its what we have chosen is a bit yucky

maybe ur rite and it isnt the best way of freeing us or maybe it wont free us at all but i firmly believe that not only will 7.7 billion genders make gender meaningless (automatically abolishing gender) but also 'before the perfect society' matters too and 7.7billion genders is the best way ive heard to move towards 'the perfect society' while still making a positive impact and making life nicer for trans people 'before the perfect society'

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this_one wrote

The way I've heard it talked about before is kind of like, 'If you keep expanding gender, and naming new genders, eventually you'll reach a point where any gender is too specific/personal to be useful/meaningful, thereby automatically abolishing the system as a whole' - if everyone on Earth has their own gender, is that functionally different from noone having one?

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this_one wrote

Without going into too much detail, the major right-wing party at home would rather flagrantly disregard the law and their jobs than be a bit nice to trans people, and so it looks like the forecast for the next few months is "public debates about whether trans people are cool"

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this_one wrote

Also, for what it's worth, most false accusations follow very similar patterns. Unfortunately I didn't think to save the tumblr post where I learned this, but there are a whole bunch of commonalities between the vast majority of false rape claims - stuff like, it's (almost) always especially brutal, the accused are often famous people, the accuser has never confided in anyone that they've been raped before, and a few other things that I don't remember (rip)

Obviously there are still some people who are going to have experiences that check many (or all) of those 'this claim should be treated with suspicion' boxes, so I still think believing victims is a good default position, but if you're going to be someone who asks for evidence for rape claims, you could at least look at the patterns behind false rape claims, and only take that position when you've got evidence that it might be false.

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this_one wrote

In case anyone's wondering, the full entry in the moderation log is as follows:

/f/Blackness — Tequila_Wolf [admin] deleted submission "The issue is class, not color." by ComradeGerm. Reason: "fuckoff brocialist" — 3 months ago

It's currently on page 19 of the global moderation log, and it's the oldest entry in the moderation log of /f/blackness. I don't know if there's an archive of the actual content of the post that could be linked to.

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this_one wrote (edited )

0 squared is 0, so not quite. It's more like figuring out an asymptote. If you have the function y=1/x, you can't directly solve it for x = 0, but if you graph it, it's pretty easy to see that, depending which side of the y-axis you start on, the answer 'should' be either infinity or negative infinity.

The example in Zeno's Paradox isn't actually asymptotic, but you can solve it in the same kind of way

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this_one wrote

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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this_one wrote

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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this_one wrote

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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this_one wrote (edited )

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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this_one wrote (edited )

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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this_one wrote (edited )

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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this_one wrote

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.