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  1. Comment on Young people around the world are less religious than their parents in several measures in ~humanities

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    Economically conservative, not religiously. How many people do you know who converted to a religion when they were older?

    Economically conservative, not religiously. How many people do you know who converted to a religion when they were older?

    4 votes
  2. Comment on The statue of the Little Mermaid in the entrance to Copenhagen harbour has been daubed with the words “racist fish” in ~arts

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    Did they ever catch the person responsible for the previous graffiti? Also, what are those yellow spots on the statue?

    Did they ever catch the person responsible for the previous graffiti? Also, what are those yellow spots on the statue?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Reclaiming Indian food from the white gaze in ~food

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    At least you're not lactose intolerant!

    At least you're not lactose intolerant!

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The Monty Hall problem in ~science

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    ...then I don't understand it. Isn't it just random in that case?

    ...then I don't understand it. Isn't it just random in that case?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The Monty Hall problem in ~science

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    I didn't understand this until I realized that the host knows what's behind the doors. Some people omit that part.

    I didn't understand this until I realized that the host knows what's behind the doors. Some people omit that part.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    Do you mean trans women?

    Do you mean trans women?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on The Chinese government is engaging in a widespread, systematic campaign of forced birth control and sterilization on Uighurs and other minorities in ~news

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    While a mass boycott would be nice, I doubt it would stop the Chinese government from doing what they have set out on doing.

    While a mass boycott would be nice, I doubt it would stop the Chinese government from doing what they have set out on doing.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The Chinese government is engaging in a widespread, systematic campaign of forced birth control and sterilization on Uighurs and other minorities in ~news

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    But what can be done to stop this? Threaten China with war?

    But what can be done to stop this? Threaten China with war?

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    It's not poorly thought out, it's deliberately vague, so they can enforce it however they like.

    It's not poorly thought out, it's deliberately vague, so they can enforce it however they like.

    25 votes
  10. Comment on Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests, racial injustice, and policing policy - week of June 29 in ~news

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    Daily?

    Daily?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on How 'Star Trek' made history 22 (24) years ago with a same-sex kiss in ~tv

  12. Comment on Three stories of people fired after being accused of racism in ~life

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    The root of this problem is really America's terrible labour laws. You can get fired for any reason as long as it's not illegal.

    The root of this problem is really America's terrible labour laws. You can get fired for any reason as long as it's not illegal.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on Views of homosexuality around the world - The global divide persists, but a survey of 34 countries shows increasing acceptance in most of them over the past two decades in ~lgbt

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    Sounds about right, but if I were to guess, many people still culturally identify with the church, even if they aren't believers.

    Sounds about right, but if I were to guess, many people still culturally identify with the church, even if they aren't believers.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Views of homosexuality around the world - The global divide persists, but a survey of 34 countries shows increasing acceptance in most of them over the past two decades in ~lgbt

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    Maybe. More than half the population are members of the Church of Sweden.

    Maybe. More than half the population are members of the Church of Sweden.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What is something that most people don't realize is harmful? in ~talk

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    Not similar or analogous enough that the article can actually be applied to other countries. Like being a refugee isn't some sort of arbitrary category you're born into. Not saying that other...

    Not similar or analogous enough that the article can actually be applied to other countries. Like being a refugee isn't some sort of arbitrary category you're born into. Not saying that other countries are bastions of tolerance.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What is something that most people don't realize is harmful? in ~talk

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    The article is literally talking about America and the article's points can only be applied to countries that have a prevalent concept of "whiteness." Which isn't how racism works in a lot of...

    The article is literally talking about America and the article's points can only be applied to countries that have a prevalent concept of "whiteness." Which isn't how racism works in a lot of other countries.

    Many other countries brush these things under the rug because they aren’t confronted with the practical realities of living with others day-in-day-out and having a formal mythology around these groups as being full and equal members of the polity.

    If other countries aren't "confronted with the practical realities of living with others day-in-day-out" then they can't brush that thing under the rug, can they?

  17. Comment on What is something that most people don't realize is harmful? in ~talk

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    Add an "in America" to your comment and your article becomes more credible.

    Add an "in America" to your comment and your article becomes more credible.

  18. Comment on What is your favourite film from your country? in ~movies

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    Is this movie well known in Brazil?

    Is this movie well known in Brazil?

    2 votes