Did this really need to be a thread?
Did this really need to be a thread?
Enjoy a little comic relief.
Does anyone actually care?
You need to shut the fuck up. See, the thing is he was in an interview and was approached with the question of what where his thoughts in comic adaptation movies, the difference is that you weren't asked of your opinion though.
Lol you athiests crack me up. Try again.
We get it, you’re woke
I want to learn about what trans people deal with but I won't post in a thread because I see other with the same questions being banned for transphobia. We can't learn if we ask a question and you deem it phobic and block discussion by banning us. You have to understand the majority are unfamiliar with this topic, as "gay" was years ago. If people in good faith are asking questions shutting them down is hurting you, not helping.
The first part is a good first step as it is actually addressing an issue that has been a long running issue on this site and online in general. Outrage culture, left eating itself, woke culture, and bad faith arguing are all used incorrectly by people and used primarily as a way to dismiss people as not being genuine so that they don't have to actually entertain that they could be wrong. It's incredibly similar to the arguments that people have used in the past that accuse people of virtue signalling which has been actioned quite a bit, which is why it was frustrating to see things regress on this front. The issue that exists within the pronoun section is the implications that doing something like that carries if it's not explicitly said. People who willfully misgender trans people are telling us that they don't really see trans people as the gender that we are, that we aren't valid. When someone does this explicitly for all trans people, that is abundantly clear. However, there are times where someone will see a trans person doing something criminal and they'll start to fall back into using the wrong pronouns. This shows that they don't see us as valid as much as they see our identities as a courtesy or a polite gesture that can be taken back when needed. We have been told in the past that people who do not see trans women as women, trans men as men, or trans people in general as valid will be perma'd instantly when they reveal this, and I think that willful misgendering should fall into that category as well. And you're right that trans people are individuals, but you sort of start to counteract that with your very next part. Staff members and regular members are not treated the same way, and it's always been apparent to everyone who posts on this forum to the point that it's a running joke in a lot of circles here. I'm not talking about who makes decisions on reports, but the way that hostility is treated as well as the way that bigotry is actioned. If someone insults another member, they'll get a warning or at most a day ban if they don't have a history. But, if someone comes after the moderation or express frustration they'll more than likely get 5 days to a week at minimum. I don't think that you all should be facing harassment of any kind, but this is one of the easily verifiable things on the site that people have seen. The way that bigotry is handled by people on Staff is also a bit strange. There was that one transphobic post by a moderator that when posted by anyone else would have been a month ban, but in this case, they were just talked to and allowed to stay on the team. When evidence was presented of how they had said these things throughout their time on GAF before this, it was dismissed and considered resolved. There are also chats that have been shown to people about a moderator on the staff talking in the discord about how Asexuals should not be a part of the LGBT+ community and instead of any challenging or talking through, was essentially told that people could see where they were coming from, to not feel bad, and then dropped. These things are always going to be treated differently because these people that are on the team are more easily reached, more easily talked to than the people on the forum, but these double standards that people see on top of the regressions that have happened in some topics are going to frustrate people. Of course you guys care about the site, but you often seem to be under the impression that you're the only ones who do and the rest of us are just trying to stick it to you instead of doing what we can from our own end. The users of this site are people too, and you can't expect us to take just as much abuse as you when we have no ways of pushing back against it. It's not that you all aren't open to listening or feedback, so much as the opinions on people of staff are typically held higher than the rest. Which is somewhat understandable as you're able to have longer and more in-depth conversations as you're in a discord together, but is part of the issue I have with this "Trans people are individuals" line. I get what your point is. There are threads where people are upset about an issue going on and telling someone that they don't care about trans issues without knowing the first thing about the person they're talking to. That isn't good, and that should be taken care of, but when we're able to recognize that trans people are going to differ on some of these minute topics it can't all come down to the weight of whichever trans mod is online at that particular moment to make the call every time. Because I'm dating someone who was on the mod team for almost 2 years and had a lot of conversations with you all, I know that it's rare for more than one trans mod to be around and tackling reports. And I think you all need to be more open to the idea that people aren't reporting what they see as bigotry for no reason.
Lol “well if you tell us not to be shitty then we’ll just go back to when things were worse and it’ll be all your fault” straight out of the alt right playbook. I can’t.
Haha I promise to think of your comment at least once when I'm helping myself to a second serving of turkey. Really, though, get over yourself.
If Ket did something that breached privacy, fine, but show your work. I'm afraid I don't take the word of volunteers chirping "use that report button!" very seriously. Quite honestly, this is some Gaf-level rug sweeping. It's just painted pretty because some mods are trans.
I think she will quietly resign come July or August.
Also structure of the skull and facial features. Technically, Middle Eastern and North African are white as well although not European and their different religion as well as frequently tanned skin makes them alien to Europeans.
Maybe if you're going to quote me, quote correctly. I said "GUESS this is how poor people feel consistently" I never said "MUST". You can't even read my post properly, for someone being so hostile Also, for those that can't comprehend the sentence: Notice how I said 'CONSISTENTLY", this suggests that I'm imaging a scenario in which I forget my wallet all the time, which means I'm hungry ALL THE TIME. Is that not what poor people experience?
The guy with a communist Air Force pilot avatar is totally not CCP or a defender of communism. I’m so sorry for accusing you of something you aren’t. Much love.
Is that Soultrain
Not is news or needs a thread. Yeah, joking about violence against women isn't a great look but the context of the comment seems innocuous so it baffles me how this could be interpreted as a genuine statement of hostility. Still, not something you should be saying.OMG what a chump amirite!! Especially when you consider all of McCammond's Pulitzers.
Make Jarate Mod #2020 I promise to ban all lakers fans and all patriots fans on this forum!
It's racism to not condone extreme physical violence in retaliation to words? That's cute.
Gift like 10 million dollars to the most prominent socialists on ERA and see how they react to their immoral wealth Not enough money to give most away and live comfortably, and not enough money to ignore... just the right amount for never ending cognitive dissidence.
lol you are so full of shit it's unreal. Invent a racist? Dude I said that Fox News shit before you even mentioned anything to me. You're the one who has the reading comprehension of a high school sophomore and immediately *assumed* you knew what I was talking about without really connecting the dots. Like, are you unable to see how this whole dialogue can EASILY be turned into a Fox News talking point? Is that beyond your grasp? Apologize for trying to assume that I didn't read the thread and then not understanding what I was saying. (Really, if you were a decent person you'd apologize for just being an antagonist in the thread, too, rather than actually trying to have a reasoned, level-headed conversation with your fellow forum-members. But that doesn't allow you to look like the hero in your own little Euripides play that you've got playing out in your head here, so I'm not holding my breath.)
"It's a culture thing" so it has nothing to do with actually being white. You're just a bigoted individual trying to differentiate yourself due to ideological, political, and nationalistic reasons. You assume things due to your own innate hatred and won't bend that to accommodate reality. Your opinion is so ignorant that it offends me. Doubly so when the concept of sharing anything with a Brit so disgusts you that you can't possibly bring yourself to admit reality. I put your beliefs in the same category as flat earthers, aka "fucking dumb". Good luck living in your own weird ignorant bubble.
I have a question for ya'll... How do you feel about stuff like this when its reversed? Minorities playing white characters in a historical setting? For example, the new Lady and the Tramp on Disney+ features Lady's owners as an interracial couple (Jim Dear is white and Darling Dear is black). The movie takes place in the early 1900s and presumably in New Orleans or at the very least the South. Isn't this a quite disingenuous to history and an how people were treated at the time and place? Wasn't interracial marriage illegal in the United States until at least the 1960s? I have no problem with fixing the racist siamese cats, but making racial changes for the sake of modern culture without regard for historical accuracy just seems wrong. It feels like they are viewing history through rose tinted glasses. It also goes beyond Lady's owners too; the pet store owner is played by Parvesh Cheena (Indian), the doctor is played by Ken Jeong (Korean), and the dog catcher is played by Ardrian Martinez (Hispanic). I'm no expert on the racial makeup of 1900s southern United States, but this seems highly implausible.
Is this in China? They can be pretty prejudiced against darker skin
Our president is fucking retarded. Like what else is there to say at this point
I torrent 90% of what I watch and I'm proud
I blame elitist shitstains like you
Maybe next time around the media and twitter/era pearl clutching will cause the shooting they desperately awaited.
People are soft af these days.
Good ole fashion racism. Good for you.
I am coming out as asexual.
not the debate, I’ve heard Jeremy loud and clear over the last few months. NHS is going no where, don’t worry - well unless the population keeps sky rocketing and we end up in a quantity over quality
You can't be surprised by that. And based on the prior quotes from the old thread, they're a hypocrite and want this swept under the rug as quickly as possible.
(Posted in the wrong thread before, my bad).
I might be wrong here but I did not see this episode as transphobe. Hear me out, I believe that it sheds a critic light on something on people exploiting gray areas. The current understanding and laws apply to the old binary form of sexual identification and shoehorns them into this ancient paradigm that we have. We have the boys, excluding the girls at something cause they feel they are being intruded and outclassed. I feel it conveys two sides of a coin. How inclusion can be beneficial and the struggles we have today to come to it, but the discussions we need to have that are unconformable. Granted, I don't believe that the trans athlete messaged was conveyed in the best way, still I the message I got is not against trans athletes but the way we try to shoehorn progress into today's paradigm which can result in an imbalance. Eventually I think these things need to be discussed to reach a true level of fairness and acceptance of everyone. I believe it's a mistake not to celebrate the wonderful diversity trans people bring to human society, and try to mold them into a binary paradigm when in reality I don't think much of the world fits to it. We as a society as we accept and include more, need to treat the shades of gray people have.
A great movie and well deserving. None of that MCU or Star Wars crap.
This thread once again reminds me that Era is such a neolib community, it's sad to see.
No empathy for a White with damn near half a bill in the bank. Fuck outta here with that “buT TheY be aRtiStS, itS DIFFERENT” bullshit, they’ll be gutted by the poor when we rise up as well as any other elite
Oh! My feelings are so wounded... What will I do now that I'm ridiculed on this oh so tiny part of the internet!
When you know you've said something truly horrible, so horrible that if anyone discovered it you'd be ruined, you get super paranoid that people will find out about it. So when a poster references that event, even if they name no names and mention zero specifics and there's no way it could possibly be related to you, you panic because you know know, and at some point in the future they attach a name to the horrible things you said. so they ban you
OP I'm not saying this to be mean, but you sound kind of like a deuche. Not only because of your paranoia but because of your general attitude in this thread. I've gotten the barest whiff of your personality and I already resent you.
What exactly is going on here ? Are people committing suicide because of a thread ? There needs to be legal action being taken
exactly how was I transphobic? And yes ima stay out these threads tho enjoy
These are people who dislike Ace of Base, right? If so I agree, fuck them.
I am blown away at the combative stances in this thread. She's literally trying to capture her generation in a quote. Her generation and she's trying to ease that idea. NOTHING is immediate. Y'all have the most minimal context. I get why people are leaving.