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society 45 comments
party05 · 14 hours ago
which begs the question; is this rule change a violation of rights? how do we resolve this ? i don’t have any clear answer and i’m afraid that no one does.
edit: thank you for your honest open take. in my family trans rights is a hot-button topic and we can’t talk about it without someone going ballistic, at which post i usually try and leave the room before the shouting starts. it’s a nice change of pace to come to a place where opinions and honest questions can be shared without both sides thinking they’re so right that no ideas can really be shared. and yeah i get that no everyone on the site is so open, but it’s still a welcome change.
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society 45 comments
party05 · 14 hours ago
and THAT’S a sticky issue, and one that is made further difficult by statistical evidence; in an article on the NZ NIH website (which i frustratingly can’t post here because of the site’s rules) they discuss the statistical difference and the problems it presents, and in a Business Insider article they discuss Lia Thomas’ success it was mentioned that she was 65th in mens swimming in the NCAA which jumped to around the top 5 in womens, which prompted a rule change mentioned in a Washington Times article where post-pubescent biological males can’t participate in womens swimming. (again, i would post links but i apparently CAN’T >:-( ).
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society 45 comments
party05 · 14 hours ago
which as i understand it creates a conflict of interests; on the one hand we want to be fair in competition so we divide the teams amongst those most demographically similar denominator, ie gender, with the understanding that while some are born with genetic advantages amongst them there is still enough similarity to where it is competitively fair, and on the other hand we want to make sure we are inclusive of all peoples, regardless of orientation or preference. and, it seems here that unfortunately we can’t always have both, because the acceptance of one practice contradicts the other (fairness in competition may exclude trans people on the ground of physically unfair advantage, but exclusion of them can be seemed as a violation of their rights and a failure of recognition of them as people)
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society 45 comments
party05 · 14 hours ago
so essentially there are 1) cultural stigmas associated to the concept that would prevent the social acceptance of such practices, both in sports and elsewhere in society, for reasons that are not always without merit, and 2) even within the extremely limited norm amongst the athletic elites, there are enough differences, at least at the adult level, wherein it would create an unfair demographic in competitive sports (though my own kids being still very young and in integrated little league sports, i very much agree with you regarding the adolescent level, that it’s a non-issue).
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society 45 comments
party05 · 17 hours ago
so, i ask this, without bias and with personal experience in mind as to the many different things a person can be capable of, regardless of gender, to see why we haven’t or can’t just cut out the middle man?
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society 45 comments
party05 · 17 hours ago
some context; this isn’t in anyway a tongue-in-cheek question or sarcasm. my brother is a trans-man and i was in the volunteer fire service locally for almost a decade, serving alongside men AND women without bias to either. each kicked ass and whenever i had the choice i mixed the two to play each member on my crew to their strengths to complement each other in every situation. and these strengths and weaknesses varied, in my experience, not by gender lines but by individual capabilities, though in many cases there were some glaring differences; the ladies in the service tended to be smaller, though not always, so they would take on tasks requiring close confinement, critical thinking and dexterity, and the men in the service would be often bigger, and i would often take on the more heavy-lifting roles requiring not just strength but endurance. but each was trained to do the other’s job, and trained how to overcome these weaknesses in these roles.
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society 45 comments
party05 · 17 hours ago
question; if we are to accept that there is no considerable difference between men and women, physiologically speaking, to prevent trans people from joining the team of their post-transition gender, then to remove this as controversy, why not just remove the gender distinction between the two and have sports be unisex, on both an individual and team level? unisex wrestling, unisex baseball or football, unisex diving, weightlifting, etc? i mean, we should be able to remove that particular barrier, right? because, according to the proponents to this, there should not be any disadvantage to anyone.
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Onions 8 comments
party05 · 22 hours ago
does this also apply to satirical comedy against prominent figures in society, ie politicians, social media personalities, film and tv stars, etc? because that’d kill a lot of what has been previously considered comedy. though for in-person bashing, i agree. that’s pretty shitty.
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Beware 3 comments
party05 · 2 days ago
oh it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
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The Death Ray makes him so relatable 4 comments
party05 · 2 days ago
i will read it! thank you.
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The Death Ray makes him so relatable 4 comments
party05 · 3 days ago
i like the guy but he was a eugenicist. we can’t forget that he was as complicated as anyone.
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I'm not a bassist but .. 2 comments
party05 · 5 days ago
i love and i hate this.
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Trust the science, unless it's about nuclear power 7 comments
party05 · 5 days ago
oh my god people suck.
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Trust the science, unless it's about nuclear power 7 comments
party05 · 5 days ago
have we successfully created them? i thought they were theoretical at this point. that would be beyond ideal
Trust the science, unless it's about nuclear power 7 comments
party05 · 6 days ago
as far as i know the major concerns for nuclear power are safety and waste. which is ludicrous, because in terms of safety it’s far better than more traditional methods of energy (though when it fails it fails pretty spectacularly) and the waste, while radioactive, is fairly easy to contain, and simply comes down to the issue of NIMBY- Not In My Back Yard. once employed the benefits far outweigh the risks in any concern and this is an unfortunate truth many in the environmentalist camp don’t want to admit because nuclear power carries with it a certain fear.
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On the importance of proper emoji use 8 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
true.
On the importance of proper emoji use 8 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
the age gap is a little icky but honestly this is adorable
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Lifting is the best way to maintain your memory as you age 6 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
i was literally thinking this like what if the entire time the person bodybuilding was listening to podcasts to further their knowledge while they furthered their gains?
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I might get hate for this but it needs to be addressed 1 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
no it totally does. the vast majority of the russian troops aren’t in support of the war either. save for those who have partaken in war crimes such as looting, murder, targeting civilians, etc, they’re almost as much victims as the people of Ukraine.
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A tale of two standards 4 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
one can be changed, one can’t. both are shallow, regardless.
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We got em boys 4 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
ahhh gotcha. i rescind that congrats
We got em boys 4 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
congrats!
Looks like we're overdue 1 comments
party05 · 1 week ago
*or russia.
so hey we’re like 40% of the way there.
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bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbreh 8 comments
party05 · 2 weeks ago
ha. nice. but the main difference there was that germany lacked the logistics and leadership to carry itself through, and was leading the axis powers which was made up of an understrength Italy and Japan, which was on the other end of the planet and was dealing with its own fight. it was fighting on two fronts, which is never a good idea even in the best of circumstances.
here, it’s the russians lacking the logistics and the leadership, no notable allie’s, and fighting a war on multiple fronts, if you count the economic sanctions and embargo’s as a front by itself. the only major failing here is Germany’s reliance on russia’s natural gas due to its “progressive environmental” policies that resulted in shutting down their nuclear energy program which offered a significant, if incomplete, alternative, which admittedly is a result of shit leadership.
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Rock and Roll, amirite fellas? 2 comments
party05 · 2 weeks ago
Feel free to fact check, i might be wrong on a few details.