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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I always feel weird coming back to these threads because I don't regularly participate so a whole bunch of books stack up which I don't remember well enough to say much. Then I get self conscious,...

    I always feel weird coming back to these threads because I don't regularly participate so a whole bunch of books stack up which I don't remember well enough to say much. Then I get self conscious, as if anyone's keeping track of how many books I talk about and judging me if it's not enough :P

    Anyway, I've recently finished Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies (loathed 95% of it), Convenience Store Woman (kinda enjoy what it's doing but wish it was much more explicitly political), and The Night Watchman (adore it with no caveats other than massive TWs, Erdrich is so fucking good).

    I'm just starting Kafka's The Metamorphosis, which is apparently high school-core that I was never exposed to. I don't wanna go out there either buddy, I feel you. I can immediately see why this would work so well with students, it's really approachable and explicit with its themes (at least those which have been introduced so far). Lots of room for discussion without needing to dive into something too dense.

    Next up are Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, Vonnegut's Deadeye Dick, and a film theory textbook because I want to fill in my knowledge there from the few classes I took on the subject. Might get a chance to study that more in school, since I'm changing my major. Feeling good about books right now :)

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  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Hope you enjoy Wuthering Heights. Easily my favorite work by any Brontë and one of my most loved books overall.

    Hope you enjoy Wuthering Heights. Easily my favorite work by any Brontë and one of my most loved books overall.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    Probably because even if they get shit on (like they did), we're not totally prepared to deal with stuff like this all times of day. If Deimos isn't here, the best we can do are stick on TWs or...

    Probably because even if they get shit on (like they did), we're not totally prepared to deal with stuff like this all times of day. If Deimos isn't here, the best we can do are stick on TWs or maybe move to ~test or change the title.

    So they get an hour+ of exposure, sadly. This isn't yet at the point of being like a real problem, but it's clear that it is a vulnerability right now.

    11 votes
  4. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    I've noticed some more questionable posts recently, too, but this is hardly representative. This would've been gone in an instant if Deimos were here, and basically no one here is having it.

    I've noticed some more questionable posts recently, too, but this is hardly representative. This would've been gone in an instant if Deimos were here, and basically no one here is having it.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    It will be whenever Deimos sees it. Hopefully it won't be long.

    It will be whenever Deimos sees it. Hopefully it won't be long.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    And in the process it shits up our website. It'd be one thing if it were just pointless, but it's a pointless exercise which makes the experience of being here infinitely worse.

    And in the process it shits up our website. It'd be one thing if it were just pointless, but it's a pointless exercise which makes the experience of being here infinitely worse.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    Account that hasn't been active in a year comes back just to spout transphobic nonsense? Get the fuck out of here.

    Account that hasn't been active in a year comes back just to spout transphobic nonsense?

    Get the fuck out of here.

    37 votes
  8. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    There’s a few of us who pop out when it’s relevant, that just isn’t particularly often. I’ve openly advocated for communism here before and gotten a non-negligible amount of support. Tildes is...

    There’s a few of us who pop out when it’s relevant, that just isn’t particularly often. I’ve openly advocated for communism here before and gotten a non-negligible amount of support.

    Tildes is overwhelmingly lib, though, that’s for sure.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    Tbf, most people you'd label Stalinists would just call themselves Marxist-Leninists... I hear we have this label called "offtopic". I wonder when that would be of use.

    Tbf, most people you'd label Stalinists would just call themselves Marxist-Leninists...

    I hear we have this label called "offtopic". I wonder when that would be of use.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    Hey now, don't take our radical cards away like that! It hurts... :P Also I think there may be a couple Leninists hanging around who might be called "tankies" by some.

    and even the socialists I have seen here are pretty damn moderate

    Hey now, don't take our radical cards away like that! It hurts... :P

    Also I think there may be a couple Leninists hanging around who might be called "tankies" by some.

    14 votes
  11. Comment on Tilweaks: A user style I made to "clean up" Tildes' interface in ~tildes

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    Huh, looks nice. I'm going to try this out later. Do you plan on keeping it up-to-date with site changes?

    Huh, looks nice. I'm going to try this out later.

    Do you plan on keeping it up-to-date with site changes?

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What are some songs that use repeating lyrics as the central motif? in ~music

  13. Comment on Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the latest example of black people being relegated to side stories in games in ~games

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    Luckily our conversations about what's right or wrong aren't bound to market logic. Isn't the fact that the market encourages this state of affairs the problem?

    Luckily our conversations about what's right or wrong aren't bound to market logic.

    Isn't the fact that the market encourages this state of affairs the problem?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 10 in ~news

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    Beau is wonderful. He's not quite as radical as I would like, but with the things he does believe he fucking means it and is frequently out there giving meaningful support. He manages to be angry...

    Beau is wonderful. He's not quite as radical as I would like, but with the things he does believe he fucking means it and is frequently out there giving meaningful support. He manages to be angry and demand real change while also really fleshing out his ideas in a well-reasoned way that pulls from relevant perspectives. Usually I have to look to different places for the two sides of that coin.

    I haven't kept up with his videos on these protests, so thanks for reminding me to go in and watch em soon.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The Gender Tetrahedron: A model for my own gender in ~lgbt

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    Glad to see another neocities user, and especially one keeping that beautiful place queer as hell! I'm curious about your use for this model. Is it only an attempt to map out how you visualize...

    Glad to see another neocities user, and especially one keeping that beautiful place queer as hell!

    I'm curious about your use for this model. Is it only an attempt to map out how you visualize gender, or do you plan to use it for sharing that visualization, meaning actually plotting points on there to show others where you're at at any moment?

    Either way, really cool. I love seeing the different ways people think about gender, it's beautiful how much variety there is there. Your original scale is pretty close to how I think about my own, though I'm usually snapped hard in the "female, yes gender" corner, and rarely flirting with being a little further down. I use neopronouns (fey/fem) as a set secondary to she/her, but I don't really feel like it's connected to where I'm at on the chart.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Iyanna Dior, a black trans woman, beaten by mob in Minneapolis in ~lgbt

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    I can't recall if we've had this discussion before on Tildes, but in the wake of this and George Floyd...do we need to be directly posting videos like this? The evidence needs to exist and is out...

    I can't recall if we've had this discussion before on Tildes, but in the wake of this and George Floyd...do we need to be directly posting videos like this? The evidence needs to exist and is out there if anyone has doubts, but I'm not sure we should be publicly gawking at it. I dunno.

    I'd love to post the opinion of Black writers on this, but I don't think I've read anything dealing with it directly, just mentions in passing about how we share around images and videos of Black suffering in a way that feels exploitative.

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  17. Comment on Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigns after controversy over treatment of staff members of color and insensitivity to racial issues in ~food

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    That part hangs separately from the rest of your point, so I approached it on its own. The acceptability of things changing is irrelevant to this case, and I pointed that out. I mostly disagree...

    That part hangs separately from the rest of your point, so I approached it on its own. The acceptability of things changing is irrelevant to this case, and I pointed that out.

    I mostly disagree with the rest of what you're saying, but I only wanted to chime in on the part which seemed the most obviously wrong. There's at least a case to be made about the effectiveness of "cancel culture".

    Think of it less as "hah, you're wrong because this part isn't true!" and more as "this part doesn't work, but the rest of what you're saying stands on its own, so the conversation can continue by focusing on the other points and leaving this stuff out".

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigns after controversy over treatment of staff members of color and insensitivity to racial issues in ~food

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    "It was a different time" is a really tough argument to make even in really clear-cut cases where things changed later, but 2013 is nowhere near that. We knew this was bad then about as well as we...

    Are we going to retroactively "cancel" anyone who did something in a previous iteration of society, even if it was culturally acceptable back then, if it's less acceptable now?

    "It was a different time" is a really tough argument to make even in really clear-cut cases where things changed later, but 2013 is nowhere near that. We knew this was bad then about as well as we do now. Little has changed since then wrt public consciousness with racial issues.

    16 votes