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I really, really enjoy Innuendo Studios (just wish he posted more often). Sexplanations is the best sex ed resource I've ever come across, if you have any interest in that. HBomberguy, and Philosophy Tube are also both good channels (and I believe they're both friends with Contrapoints, if that counts for anything :P ).

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ngl, I'm not familiar with all of these youtubers. 'Carnival Communist' links to a youtube page called "Love & Rage". Are these the same person? Is this a case of someone changing their handle? Searching "Carnival Communist" on youtube does come up with that same channel, but I don't full know what meaning to glean from that.

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I kinda doubt anyone will make much use of this informaion, but just in case, here's a list of senators who shook hands with/hugged/kissed this fascist after his speech, alphabetical by last name, with links to their pages on the Australian Parliament House website:

*Apparently, Hinch and Storer have apologised.

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I'm gonna be honest, I first watched her videos probably over a year ago, so my memory isn't the clearest. I might not have been 'trap', specifically, but she definitely used words for herself which made me uncomfortable, especially since (at the time) she was also saying she was cis.

I definitely get why some trans people reclaim the word trap for themselves, and if that's what they want to do, that's awesome, but when cis people do it, it feels a bit icky to me (even if, consciously, I understand that cis crossdressers might share a bunch of the same experiences as trans people that spur them to do that)

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I mostly know her from her older videos (before she came out/IDed as trans), when she would describe herself as a 'trap' and stuff (it's been a minute, it might have been some other slur(s), I'm not 100% sure), so I've not really liked her since then, and I've definitely not made any effort to seek her videos out because of that, even when youtube tries to recommend them to me. The few more recent videos of hers I've watched have definitely made me uncomfortable, which, on one hand, I get the impression is kind of the point, but I think at least a fair amount of my discomfort is still in the way she talks about trans stuff (as well as discomfort of having my political views challenged, though it's not always easy for me to tell the two apart).

I do broadly enjoy hbomberguy's content, and I get the impression the two are fairly close friends, so I guess she's probably not as bad as I think she is, but my first reaction to finding out someone likes her is still definitely to feel wary of that person.

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I think it's worth noting that there can be different 'intensities' (that's the best word I can think of) to being agender (or any gender for that matter). To use the analogy in the article, for some people, eating icecream might be entirely bearable, but in the end basically a neutral experience, and for other people (or the same people, at different times!), all kinds of icecream are really yucky, and to be actively avoided as much as possible. And, of course, those are two points on a scale, not the only two possibilities

I've had times in my life where even 'they/them' pronouns feel too gendered.

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This has inspired me to look into local edible weeds. Does anyone have any particular advice or information on avoiding ingesting herbicides/sprays?
I've looked up the council's guidelines, and they have to mark wherever they spray, so for the most part, I should be able to avoid anything like that anyway, but it still feels worth asking

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I don't really have an specific advice, but I tend to find it helpful to think of myself as someone I'm dating - what would I do for my partner if they were feeling what I'm feeling right now. I also find that it helps, because it makes me better at identifying what I'm feeling/putting it into words (even if I don't say it out loud, I'll still kind of imagine the conversation I'd have with my partner).

Sometimes it can take me a while to really pin down what's up, and I find that an hour or two walking alone in the bush has proven itself to be a good place for me to do that.

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Electronic stuff. I used to listen to a lot of metal, but as I started turning away from music with lyrics (or at least, lyrics I could comprehend), electronic stuff began to fill up a lot of that space.

My favourite artist is definitely Singto Conley (I dunno what kinds of places people here like to listen to music, so I'll just post a few) spotify, bandcamp, soundcloud, youtube