EtcetEraThreadDemocratic Presidential Primary |February OT| It Can't be Worse than Iowa, Right? (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
ReasonUser Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive Commentary Over Racism; Prior Severe Infraction
Yeah, because if you were a POC you'd know that even Bloomberg is better than Trump.
(His gun control pitch might actually save thousands of lives down the road, even if the rest is 'eh' )
Being racist isn't the same as a psychotic despot.
Ffs, get your head out of your asses already.
EtcetEraThreadBernie Sanders is the best candidate internationally (BadEmpanada)
ReasonUser warned: Inflammatory generalizations over a series of posts
Am Dutch, and do understand policy versus 'yelling dreams at clouds'.
Elizabeth Warren had the most extensive answer on the military presence in the middle east, Bernie is basically just left Quackery made into male form. He'd be a great VP or someone to position on Housing or Education, but he needs to stay the hell away from the actual presidency.
The only people who want Sanders to be president are either fools dreaming of 'free money' and Russians mobsters. Because Trump WILL beat him, easily. You guys seem to think 'Jewish man' versus 'Literally Hitler' is going to work? He's going to slaughter the man! He already had a hearth attack ffs, that's just easy prey for a predator like Trump. It. Will. Never. Work. And we'll all be stuck with four more years or god knows how many of GOP dictatorship.
"best for the international community", my ass.
If it takes Biden to get the USA back on track to anything normal, I will happily see President Biden until AOC can take over in 2024. But no more of this Republican bullshit just because the American voter is an idiot. This election isn't a wishlist, it's an ultimatum. Either you end this wannabe-dictatorship here and now, or there won't be a second chance.
EtcetEraThreadIf gender is a social construct, how can we explain gender identity?
ReasonUser banned (2 weeks): transphobia
You can only call yourself trans because the social construct of trans exists. Don't worry, I've once had this exact response to a sociologist describing aspects of my self-identity to a T by talking about a group that have these aspects in common with each other. Sociologist don't deal in individuals, they deal in aggregates. A "group" is basically just a bunch of data that is both similar yet distinct as its own cluster versus other data clusters. It does not reflect on your individuality, though getting to understand that your of individuality is tied into the history of the language and culture that surrounds you might be difficult, since it's essentially an inside-out view.
I don't mind if you reject this, but any serious academic discussion will be about , and not people. Identity is a concept, and everyone's understanding of said concept will be understood in their unique ways (yes, everyone is an individual), but we can only have a meaningful discussion about a concept if we all have an understanding of what that is.
To answer the OP: it's the difference between actualized and possible, as people move through the medium of language into both self-awareness AND the culture they happen to be born into. Your language(s) will teach you both concepts (the 'what' ) and HOW those concepts manifest within the cultural area in which said language is spoken. The self will actualize along lines that the culture allows for, including gender identity, but ultimately the social categories available to self-actualize must be present beforehand, or be quickly constructed (a new word or meaning) and successfully diffused among others. It is possible for new constructs to emerge quickly, but the general 'selection grid' is bound by categories that have already been spread.
Please be aware that this is a social science model of explaining social reality and NOT a reflection of power relations and / or politics as they too exist in human realities. Stigma affects everyone, yet all stigmas are themselves social constructs. So: Actual status versus possible status.
EtcetEraThreadPoll: only 28 percent of young voters say they will certainly vote in the 2018 midterms
ReasonUser Warned: Needless Hostility.
yeah, you're full of shit. Every socialist shows up to vote because that's how a socialist system gets shit done.
You're just here to bitch about it while allowing Putin to rule your dumb whiny ass. Decision are made by those who show up. Show up and vote, dumbass.