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  1. Comment on Should surrogate mothers be paid for their labour? in ~life

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    And we do it in other ways and in other contexts... don't they pay for plasma in the US? Not to mention that sex work is legal in some places which has been put in place to protect the rights of...

    And we do it in other ways and in other contexts... don't they pay for plasma in the US? Not to mention that sex work is legal in some places which has been put in place to protect the rights of workers whose bodies are their business. What about manual labour? I don't get the difference either.

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

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    DUNE. Have you read it before? I would be interested in hearing fresh impressions - I read it long ago and have reread many times since then.

    DUNE. Have you read it before? I would be interested in hearing fresh impressions - I read it long ago and have reread many times since then.

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  3. Comment on What are you currently reading? in ~books

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    Same - one of the things I enjoyed the most is the reminder of how culturally contextual storytelling is. I continually felt that this is a story meant for another audience but I still found is...

    Same - one of the things I enjoyed the most is the reminder of how culturally contextual storytelling is. I continually felt that this is a story meant for another audience but I still found is enjoyable and engaging.

  4. Comment on Your Weekend Plans in ~talk

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    I try to spend time being active and outside on weekends as much as I can, so hiking on Saturday and maybe a bike ride on Sunday. Also going out for dinner on Sunday night and hopefully meeting...

    I try to spend time being active and outside on weekends as much as I can, so hiking on Saturday and maybe a bike ride on Sunday. Also going out for dinner on Sunday night and hopefully meeting some new people.

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  5. Comment on Does anybody else feel like they have trouble reading/digesting text? in ~talk

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    Same here! It wasn’t until an optometrist asked me a bunch of questions about reading and attention span and concentration that I realized it might be a physical problem. Got progressives with...

    Same here! It wasn’t until an optometrist asked me a bunch of questions about reading and attention span and concentration that I realized it might be a physical problem. Got progressives with relaxing lenses for reading and it has helped a lot.

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  6. Comment on The growing toxicity of fanbases in ~misc

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    This, 100% I think it contributes to real-world tragedies too. Some kid might not find a local white supremacy group to hang out with but you better believe he has friends in an online echo...

    This, 100% I think it contributes to real-world tragedies too. Some kid might not find a local white supremacy group to hang out with but you better believe he has friends in an online echo chamber that convince him that it’s a great worldview. It’s a weird combination of being socially isolated but accepted by an online community.

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  7. Comment on Daily Book: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson ( Hard Science Fiction ) in ~books

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    Yeah I’m not sure I understand the point of this post, other than to completely spoil the story for anyone who hasn’t read it ☹️

    Yeah I’m not sure I understand the point of this post, other than to completely spoil the story for anyone who hasn’t read it ☹️

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  8. Comment on I don't like fate because I am not in control of my life in ~talk

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    To me “fate” is just a catch-all term for things the lie outside my control, directly or otherwise. I don’t treat that in a fatalist way, like “oh there is nothing I can ever do about this” but it...

    To me “fate” is just a catch-all term for things the lie outside my control, directly or otherwise. I don’t treat that in a fatalist way, like “oh there is nothing I can ever do about this” but it does help with accepting things as they are on a certain level.

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  9. Comment on My so-called (millennial) entitlement in ~life

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    I agree but I also feel like the article goes somewhere different at the end: I feel like she is advocating a quiet revolution, something more grassroots. I really like what she says about...

    I agree but I also feel like the article goes somewhere different at the end: I feel like she is advocating a quiet revolution, something more grassroots. I really like what she says about supporting your neighbours and taking care of yourself as much as possible. The houseplant metaphor is nice and I intend to hang on to that one.

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  10. Comment on What's your greatest life accomplishment? in ~talk

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    Maybe they would like some encouragement in the form of seeing others achievements?

    Maybe they would like some encouragement in the form of seeing others achievements?

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  11. Comment on Anyone else here into yarn craft? in ~creative

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    I got into weaving just under a year ago! I have been enjoying it a lot but get frustrated with not being able to spend as much time on it as a like. Small tapestries at this point, but I did take...

    I got into weaving just under a year ago! I have been enjoying it a lot but get frustrated with not being able to spend as much time on it as a like. Small tapestries at this point, but I did take class on rigid heddle loom recently that I enjoyed.

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