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    Is music good for one?

    I mean there are good people and bad records but on the whole...
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    Is music good for one?

    I prefer records to people
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    'Woke capitalism' in 2020

    just really disappointing. The flag isn't the part that's the big deal for us to see!
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    'Woke capitalism' in 2020

    maybe they were both bi trans activists but you certainly wouldn't have got it from the photo
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    'Woke capitalism' in 2020

    a few years ago a local shopping centre did a Pride event and promoted it by sharing photos on their social media of the entrance to the mall painted in rainbow stripes, and it being walked on by... a straight-presenting couple holding hands
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    Cancellations

    and that's why I think it's so galling to see Rowling use her platform this way - the character of Harry Potter is built on that private fear of not having a place to fit in, and the series as a phenomenon is that feeling blown up into a global scale of relatability, so to see her turn her back...
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    Is music good for one?

    lo fi chill hop beats to study/relax to
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    Cancellations

    I think if you know enough about the debate to "have an opinion" (ugh) on eg trans rights then you really do enough to make the decision to not be a bigot
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    Sophistication

    what about failed sophistication? I'm thinking of the harpischord MIDI melodies and pizzicato string sounds in UK garage, the ones that sound thin and digital but are clearly chasing that certain respectability
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    Cancellations

    There is a difference between people who are ignorant and people who are bigots, and I think it's crucial to understanding how these conversations play out. If I tell someone who is ignorant that being called a faggot is terrible and they shouldn't do it, they'll learn the lesson and do the...
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    Cancellations

    bigotry is bigotry, whether it's malicious or thoughtless it still manifests in the same way, and if people can't/won't learn that it is destructive and harmful to both individuals and the nebulous concept of society, then fuck them. Trans acceptance isn't difficult. "I want to be known as X...
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    Cancellations

    Compromise on what though, existing without discrimination and bigotry around me?
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    Cancellations

    But, as a person of comparative lack of privilege (ie a gay man in a heteronormative world), why should I care about protecting and respecting the feelings of people who lack the insight and empathy to respect me and humanize me? It isn't difficult. If your response to e.g. "please don't call...
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    Cancellations

    Trans people aren't rapists, rapists are rapists. A trans person can potentially be a rapist as much as anyone potentially can be... but the cause of sexual violence is people who commit acts of sexual violence
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    Cancellations

    People aren't raped because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, they are raped because somebody raped them. You might as well say that women in short skirts are asking for it.
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    Cancellations

    Exactly. Get in a cubicle and lock the door and nobody needs to give a fuck
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    Cancellations

    I think it's absolutely disgusting that The Sun ran an interview with her ex where he gleefully admitted his various crimes against her and I don't think anyone should have to go through that publicly or privately, but that doesn't give her a free pass to carry on with the transphobia
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    Cancellations

    The idea that sexual predators and rapists would be stopped because they would be expected to adhere to bathroom signage is almost hilarious in its surreality tbh. "I was going to commit a vicious and brutal attack, but I shouldn't be in this room so I won't"
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    Cancellations

    The two men who mugged me at knifepoint had a different skin colour to me, I've managed to not turn into a frothing racist
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    Cancellations

    "Don't bother trying to change their minds, they're old and set in their ways" = "they've lived through major social changes and instead of wanting to help people live better and fairer lives they've chose to double down on reprehensible positions" If a person is resistant to developing their...
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