EtcetEraThreadTwitter annouces it's banning all depictions of child pornography, including loli and shota art
ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing sexual depictions of minors and numerous severe infractions
Yeah I know what it is. But a drawing of a kid is not a real kid. I put it in the same category as simulated rape porn, gore porn, etc. This stuff might be sick but it's still in the realm of fiction and I don't think it should be outlawed or treated as equivalent to actual depictions of children or sexual violence.
But like I said I also get why Twitter wants no part of it.
EtcetEraThreadBill Maher's racist on Real Time again
ReasonUser banned:(2 weeks) Dismissing racist stereotypes and history of derailing threads
Agreed. He could have said "Burger King" or "a corner bodega" or something, and the joke would have worked just as well. But again, that's why I'm saying that the joke here isn't racist, he just happened to pick a loaded reference.
It might be a stereotype that he's trying to think of an urban neighborhood with back alleys and "Popeye's chicken" is the first business that pops into his head. But that's not about Hurd or Hurd's race as much as a general idea of inner cities, and it's also not offensive on the same level.
EtcetEraThreadBernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Rationalizing and excusing racism over a multiple posts; previous severe infractions
That's not a good way to understand it. It isn't a distinction of bad/worse, bias and ideological racism mean two different things.
I actually think in terms of the negative effects felt by people of color, bias is a MUCH bigger problem than actual ideological racism and white supremacy, just because it's a lot more prevalent and it can much more easily infiltrate institutional structures.
The reason that distinction is important is just because, unlike ideological racists who are cognizant of their beliefs, people with bias . They think they're hiring/voting/judging based on merit and it just so happens that 3/4 of the time the white person is more deserving. They don't think of themselves as racists, and if you want to reach them, and build the kind of coalition that wins election, you can't just label 80% of the population (and it is 80% of the goddamn population) as "racists who need to fuck right off." You just can't be that direct about it.
I'd love to live in a world where we could tell it like it is 100% of the time, but that world isn't the world of politics, at least.
EtcetEraThreadLouis C.K. re-emerges with surprise performance at the Comedy Cellar
ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Downplaying sexual harassment and assault.
So two of them said that they believed he was joking, and I don't think their consent was really consent. But not a single one said that he continued after saying "no," and several did say no.
I said I talked to four victims of sexual assault, not HIS victims. Come on, now. If you don't know four sexual assault victims, you don't have close female friends.
Except definitely not, in any realm of reality. DK is one of the best arcade games of all time. DKC is a generic platformer (released when there were 100s) with sub-Jimmy-Neutron-TV-series art and animation, and character designs they stole off a bag of store brand cereal.
Stop apologizing for abuse you received as a child. It wasn't your fault.
EDIT: You know, I think I'm being too harsh. Generic cereals usually have much better character design than DKC.
GamingThreadThe alt-right attack on the Netflix Witcher makes me feel a bit uncomfortable about CDPR
ReasonUser warned: Do not use "retarded" as a pejorative
It isn't how you or I would do it, but it is a country where all of the black people can fit on a single schoolbus, so the fact that they're addressing race at all is noteworthy.
That said, there's also truth to their approach. Race is a construct, and has been understood differently in every society. In America, someone is consider "ethnic" or even "non-white" if they speak Spanish, where in Europe that would be seen as retarded. Race isn't actually about skin tone, that's just how people obsess over it here and now.
They did that, it was called True Blood and it ran for 7 seasons.