[-] [email protected] 6 points 11 months ago

Different people use different words about their transition, and I think you're imposing your own experience onto others. To say that trans women categorically weren't men in the past totally invalidates how I have always described my transition. I don't share your experience, and I don't describe my past self the way you seem to think I should.

I was comfortable with my gender, and I don't think it was invalid for me to have identified as a boy. That's not who I am now, but that doesn't invalidate my identity for the first 16 years of my life. And I think if speaking, behaving, or filling the social role of a male doesn't make it valid to say that I used to be a boy, then that feels invalidating to everything I thought made me a woman. :/

But I think all of this is heavily philosophical and subjective, so I'm not saying your feelings are wrong either. But to say that the only way for trans people to be is the way you perceive them to be is not just silly, it runs the risk of invalidating everyone else who doesn't share your feelings on the matter. Our identities are our own to express, not yours.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 11 months ago

Any plans to make it easier to interact with links to other instances?

The QoL value to automatically open links to other instances inside my current instance would be enormous.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 11 months ago

This was 1000% written by an AI 🤦‍♀️

[-] [email protected] 7 points 11 months ago

Ignoring the bad is equally invalid 🤔

And they're not saying ignore the good, they pretty explicitly said there is good and bad and that the situation has a lot more nuance than you guys seem to think

[-] [email protected] 6 points 11 months ago

Lol you didn't even look at the post. Actual NPC moment

[-] [email protected] 9 points 11 months ago

This is why I'm a firm believer that "homo/heterosexual" is an outdated term. We need words to denote being attracted to masc/feminine people that don't also unnecessarily make implications about your own gender.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 11 months ago

Assholes who run this place are trying to supress me

Did you forget that you're going around calling everyone groomers and pedos? 🤔

Nobody is trying to suppress you, sweetie. To everyone else in the room it's pretty obvious why your comments would be getting deleted (assuming you're not making shit up)

[-] [email protected] 5 points 11 months ago

Seethe 💁‍♀️

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There's no problem with it, but the US has been tricked into believing there is a problem with it to perpetuate the supremecy of the main two parties. That's my POV at least ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 year ago

People in America thinking that our only option is democrat or republican. The only reason we have to keep settling for the "lesser of two evils" is because we've convinced ourselves that it's impossible to do otherwise.

It's the definition of a self-fulfilling prophecy. We're shooting ourselves in the foot every time we fall for it.

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After reading/having so many discussions about religion on Reddit and elsewhere on the internet, it's clear to me that faith means different things to different people. (Especially between theistic and atheistic communities)

So now I'm curious, how would you define "faith" and what is your relationship with it?

submitted 1 year ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Inspired by the debate between Matt Dillahunty and Jordan Peterson.

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submitted 1 year ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Guess I'll get things started here! Tell me what you believe about the creation of the universe, and any god(s) that may be out there. But most importantly, let's hear why you believe it!

submitted 1 year ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I guess I will kick things off here:

An omnibenevolent god would never condone and regulate the enslavement of your fellow man. Therefore, the Old Testament contradicts the claim that The Bible was written or divinely inspired by an omnibenevolent god.

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