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  1. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~lgbt

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    It was coined by a pedophile who wanted to include pedos in the acronym

    It was coined by a pedophile who wanted to include pedos in the acronym

  2. Comment on "Mischievous responders" have been tainting the data about health disparities between LGBT youth and their peers in ~lgbt

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    Uh, the methods for detecting outliers vary drastically, which is why there are numerous studies that compare methods of detecting them...

    Outliers can be spotted in the beginning of the analisys if the instrument was designed well.

    Uh, the methods for detecting outliers vary drastically, which is why there are numerous studies that compare methods of detecting them (https://appam.confex.com/appam/2014/webprogram/Paper11278.html & https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4893901/ to start).

    They are also not necessarily liars, but a deviation from the expected norm whose input can be safely dismissed as untrustworthy

    Sure, but these people are liars. The referenced literature in the paper establishes respondents as such & the literature has targeted 'mischievous responders' as a factor. That's the entire point of the study we're talking about: to show that people are lying in order to influence the results.

    If there are many – like in the case above – i.e. they exceed a certain percentage (there are standardised ways to detect different types of outliers and compare it to the whole of the sample), the research is flawed in design (and should not be considered a victim of misuse)

    They aren't traditional outliers, again. They are people who are purposely answering questions incorrectly in order to influence the results. Even more, the research is most definitely not 'flawed in design' if it gets people who purposefully answer incorrectly, that's just a function of how kids work. These studies show how it can be corrected for.

    but I find it discouragingly ridiculous that there was a report on something that shouldn't even have happened

    How should it 'not have happened'? Are they supposed to somehow control the people answering the survey so that they don't make up answers?

    but the people behind this study who obvously didn't learn enough statistics (which I did).

    And yet you're calling me the passive-aggressive one? You're the person talking to actual researchers who had first-hand experience with the data. These people have PhDs. I'm sorry but you're the one being extremely dismissive.

    Let me quote from the research so you understand the purpose of the study (which you can read here: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304407):

    “mischievous responders”—respondents who mislead researchers by providing extreme and untruthful responses to multiple items, perhaps because they find it “funny” to do so

    The section on the technique they used to identify the mischievous responders (who are again distinct from traditional outliers - outliers are valid data points but are misrepresentative of the whole population and thus significantly bias results) is long, so I won't quote it here, but it's helpful in understanding why the technique is considered novel. The pop science article, as always, oversimplified the technique.

    If you want to read the literature on mischievous responders, which is developing, here are some papers:

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3102/0013189X14534297

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.2501/IJMR-54-1-129-145

    https://peerj.com/articles/2401/

    http://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2016-35905-001.html

    It's clear this phenomenon can't simply be reduced to traditional "outliers"

    I honestly find it really condescending that you assume you know more than people who went to school for these topics, develop techniques to correct these issues & perform research on correcting these biases in these surveys. These issues have been known in the literature (studies have identified the issue for years - especially in the limitations section of research), exactly why the study was published.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Street transvestite action revolutionaries: Survival, revolt, and queer antagonist struggles in ~lgbt

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    That's fine. It doesn't refer to trans people, it's an outdated term for drag queens (which is the new term). This is from decades ago.

    That's fine. It doesn't refer to trans people, it's an outdated term for drag queens (which is the new term). This is from decades ago.

  4. Comment on What do you actually *do* if you think you are transgender? in ~lgbt

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    No, I think precluding self-medication disproportionately burdens poor people. I've seen it happen time and time again. Not having HRT is what kills trans people

    No, I think precluding self-medication disproportionately burdens poor people. I've seen it happen time and time again.

    Not having HRT is what kills trans people

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Why Tildes doesn't need to be fully public in ~tildes

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    Private torrent trackers do that all the time

    Private torrent trackers do that all the time

    3 votes
  6. Comment on To Slow Down Climate Change, We Need To Take On Capitalism in ~enviro

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    I don't see my mutualism as a compromise, I see it as more radical than anarchist communism :shrug:

    I don't see my mutualism as a compromise, I see it as more radical than anarchist communism :shrug:

  7. Comment on I watched D&G’s China show fall apart from the inside in ~design

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    The only thing I can ever think of when I hear "D&G" is Deleuze & Guattari

    The only thing I can ever think of when I hear "D&G" is Deleuze & Guattari

  8. Comment on Children of Ted - Two decades after his last deadly act of ecoterrorism, the Unabomber has become an unlikely prophet to a new generation of acolytes in ~humanities

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    Let's see how misrepresentative this article is. Before I even read the article, let me note that anti-civ anarchists predominantly do not follow Ted Kaczynski because he: 1) devowed anarchism 2)...

    Let's see how misrepresentative this article is.

    Before I even read the article, let me note that anti-civ anarchists predominantly do not follow Ted Kaczynski because he: 1) devowed anarchism 2) was a bigot in various ways.

    Talking about revolution was the anarchist version of praising the baby Jesus, invoked so frequently it faded into background noise.

    Associating the Unabomber with anarchism has been a common media narrative to further marginalize anti-authoritarian critiques of society.

    Books and webzines with names like Against Civilization, FeralCulture, Unsettling America, and the Ludd-Kaczynski Institute of Technology have been spreading versions of his message across social-media forums from Reddit to Facebook for at least a decade, some attracting more than 100,000 followers

    Unsettling America is an anti-colonialism blog that wants to decolonize (i.e. unsettle) America. It has little to do with anti-civ politics and next to nothing to do with the Unabomber.

    The entire article seems to amalgamate and associate vastly different groups of environmental activists, critics of civilization and radicals with each other despite their avowed condemnation of each other (i.e. anarchists / environmental activists of ITS, ITS of everyone, post-civilization anarchists of primitivists, anti-civilization anarchists of primitivists, primitvists of anarchists, etc). Disingenuous at best.

    I have my own critiques of primitivism (I think Wolfi Landstreicher's critique is on point as well), but this article does a horrible job of articulating the nuances of 'rewilding', decivilization, and other radical environmental politics.

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  9. Comment on "Mischievous responders" have been tainting the data about health disparities between LGBT youth and their peers in ~lgbt

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    If you read the article (doesn't seem like you did), you'll note that they did isolate the people messing up the data set with statistical analysis. It's in the news because the conclusion that...

    If you read the article (doesn't seem like you did), you'll note that they did isolate the people messing up the data set with statistical analysis. It's in the news because the conclusion that they came to was that people were not answering the surveys honestly (not a surprise given results about the validity of surveys in general - not useless, but flawed)

    You're assuming that it's a few outliers rather than malice, which may be far as a starting point, but when the researchers doing the study have made a conclusion based on their access to the data & analysis, I'm going to trust them over you. They even give past examples of mischievous responders in the article

    The fact that the "outliers" (read: people who lied) were predominantly present among boys aligns with what we'd expect from social norms & socialization.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What do you actually *do* if you think you are transgender? in ~lgbt

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    Self-medication is very often the only way that poor trans people can access HRT, so your comments seem really classist

    Self-medication is very often the only way that poor trans people can access HRT, so your comments seem really classist

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Study finds no link between transgender rights law and bathroom crimes in ~lgbt

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    Who would have known!

    Who would have known!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Flowerboys and the appeal of 'soft masculinity' in South Korea in ~life

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    I saw a study about this but I can't find it right now. They analyzed the literal facial makeup; the anatomical and physical features of the face of men and women and found essentially a reversed...

    I saw a study about this but I can't find it right now.

    They analyzed the literal facial makeup; the anatomical and physical features of the face of men and women and found essentially a reversed trend from that of the West

  13. Comment on Trans people in Chile can now change their name and gender, without surgery in ~lgbt

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    I think Argentina did this already. Latin America seems to be a success story for trans legal rights (despite the high rate of violence)

    I think Argentina did this already. Latin America seems to be a success story for trans legal rights (despite the high rate of violence)

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Positive Coming Out Experiences? in ~lgbt

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    My parents have been somewhat accepting, it's just that they highkey forgot?

    My parents have been somewhat accepting, it's just that they highkey forgot?

  15. Comment on Street transvestite action revolutionaries: Survival, revolt, and queer antagonist struggles in ~lgbt

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    A zine about STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries): a trans-led street organization that fought for trans rights during the gay rights movement that was closely involved with Stonewall.

    A zine about STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries): a trans-led street organization that fought for trans rights during the gay rights movement that was closely involved with Stonewall.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What do you do to research politicians in your country? in ~talk

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    Ballotpedia has some really good information and a variety of links that I haven't been able to find on other websites. They usually have the candidate's social medias and official website, and...

    Ballotpedia has some really good information and a variety of links that I haven't been able to find on other websites. They usually have the candidate's social medias and official website, and often include a few of the candidate's platforms for easy access if I don't want to spend 20 minutes searching through a shitty website design.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Flowerboys and the appeal of 'soft masculinity' in South Korea in ~life

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    I think South Korea is a good example of how facial features of the "sexes" reverse in different countries, and a good example of the variety of gender roles globally.

    I think South Korea is a good example of how facial features of the "sexes" reverse in different countries, and a good example of the variety of gender roles globally.

    1 vote