lizzos cover wasn't good but the fandom these days is too busy with worse ppl than her, i don't it's a big deal
i mean, music is up to the individual to like. me having issues in regards to musical direction doesn't mean i care about whether people like a cover or not. definitely not important in the grand scheme of things.
one of these things is a little different than the others....
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BTS sometimes use their ship names but it’s more like a unit/friendship name. They sometimes use ship names when they’re teaming up in games. But I doubt that’s the intention behind that top...
(hello, resending an ask bcz i think it didn't work) 1. what do you think of lab-grown meat being used for carnivorous pets? 2. do you think it's racist to point out that even poc/indigenous farmers exploit animals? even small groups whose food culture heavily relies on meat/dairy?
i honestly don't care about these questions, sorry. of course people of colour exploit animals, sometimes it's for survival, sometimes it's not, just like any other group. i don't care about lab grown meat questions, because it's currently the uber expensive ventures of the rich, while others are starving. i've answered similar in the past. check the blog acti-veg, they tag and archive everything in categories of topic.
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is shipping always romantic? maybe i don’t understand cause i’m not a native english speaker but i thought it could also refer to friendships? there are some pairings within the groups that i like more cause i enjoy watching them interact with each other and they seem like great friends but i don’t think they’re secretly dating
nah, shipping is romantic. if you like friendships, then you just say you like their friendship. yes, some have great interactions and chemistry, and some people WILL shorten the names together when referring to a specific few for a specific reason (eg. a unit song, comp group names), but that was a shirt, there was nothing to specify them out for. it just said vmin.
ALSO, bts HAS unit names! there's the kims (jungkook, namjoon, taehyung), the mins/minis (yoongi (min last name) and jimin), the maknaes, the hyungs, the dance line, the rap line, the vocal line, the j's (jungkook, jimin, jin), 'vmin' are the "95ers" or "friends" (with the korean word for friend often having the connotation of being the same age. someone who is the same age is called a friend no matter how little you know them, which is part of the reason their song in 7 is called that, because they're both friends in the english sense, and in the korean sense where age greatly matters in how you talk to and address someone) because they're both born in 1995. although i have heard maybe once or twice them using vmin, but it was typically as a joke from the others, not serious.
i don't think bts will be offended or super weirded out by the shirt or anything, but we have the curse of knowing how the fandom truly is, knowing why that sweater was likely created, and the context surrounding those combined names. if it wasn't the ship name, then yeah, it could be used for friendship just fine, but shippers have ruined it, so it just feels cringe when you see it.
edit: sope is the one exception that bts uses semi frequently though, likely because it's just their stage names, making it easy to disconnect from THEM, and turn it into a joke.
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THE HOLY TRINITY HAS BEEN COMPLETED, thank you jungkook. i know bts ain't feminist, but the these will forever make me laugh
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Sadiq Khan has called for misogyny to be made a hate crime in the wake of horrific murders of women on the capital’s streets and parks.
The London Mayor described violence against women and girls as an “epidemic” and called on men to be “allies” in an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.
It comes following the murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa, 28, who was attacked taking a five-minute shortcut to a pub on the same £1billion housing development where she lived in Kidbrooke Village, south-east London on Friday.
Appearing on GMB, Mr Khan said misogyny should be made a hate crime, and harassment in a public space against women should be a criminal offence.
He listed the names of Sabina Nessa,Sarah Everard and sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, all murdered in the capital prompting anger from campaigners over male violence.
Mr Khan said: “Between last year’s International Women’s Day and this year’s International Women’s Day, 180 women were killed at the hands of men across the country.
“We do have an epidemic when it comes to violence against women and girls we need a whole system approach.
“We need to make sure at a young age boys are taught to respect girls they are taught about healthy relationships.
“Girls at a young age are changing the way they dress on the way to school because of the way they are treated by boys.
“I think we need to make misogyny a hate crime. I think harassment in the public space against women should be a criminal offence.
“I think we need to give this issue the same seriousness we give other issues.”
The Mayor addressed host Ben Sheppard, adding: “The reality is Ben you and I have not had the lived experience as Kate [co-host Kate Garraway] my wife, my daughter and others have.
“About the fact them just going about their normal way of life they are harrassed treated in a different way simply by virtue of their sex and gender.
“I think us men have got to be allies in addressing this issue.”
Her death has sparked answered questions. Murder detectives said they fear the killer of primary school teacher could strike again.
Our Streets Now, which seeks an end to public sexual harassment, said Ms Nessa joins a growing list of women murdered in London’s public spaces in recent months.
In a statement on Wednesday, the campaign group said: “It’s why we don’t walk where we want, when we want.
“It’s why we tense at the sound of a car pulling up, or of a man crossing the street towards us.
“It’s why 1 in 5 girls have avoided their place of education.
“Please, stop telling us we’re overreacting.
“Male violence is killing us. It’s restricting our right to be free and equal citizens.
A vigil has been organised in the Kidbrooke community in memory of Ms Nessa on Friday by The Depot pub. St James’ Church Kidbrooke will open its doors the same day to offer prayer to those affected by the murder.
Anyone with information or any witnesses are being asked to call police on 101, reference 5747/18. To remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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ah, just so people know, this occurred over 2018-2019.
So this man, working as head of HR for the Ministry of Culture in France, who has poisoned hundreds of women during job interview with diuretics ( this depraved fucker had a PISS kink. So he drugged those women with diuretics in their cup of coffee / tea to make them pee uncontrollably in front of him. He made sure they didn't have access to toilets ). He humiliated them. He made them suffer and pee themselves for his fucking disgusting kind. He even took pictures of them. Some of these women had to be hospitalized because diuretics can indeed make you very sick. And guess what, he still has a job. He is NOT IN JAIL. Free as a bird. My rage is just infinite and if could get away with it I would murder him with my own hands
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i agree in terms of stating violence against women, but i believe the term actually comes from hoping someone would choke on their food, so basically wishing bad, dangerous luck.
very disturbing how candidly and gleefully some freaks on here will tell women with dissenting opinions to “choke.” anyways here’s an article on how strangulation is a very gendered form of assault and how it is often used by men against women in cases of domestic abuse
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maybe the vmin shirt was more to represent like her biases names together instead of a ship name?? idk how to explain but combining idols names isn't always a shipping thing
uhhh, yeah it is, it's a shipping thing, everyone knows that. not just in kpop, but in all fandoms, name combos are ships. i'm hoping that maybe despite being terminally online, she somehow didn't understand the connotations and was just like "oh lol it's two of the members names together on a shirt i want to show that i'm a fan!", that's our only hope, that she misunderstood. but that's absolutely what the shirt was created to be.
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extremely petty thing that annoys me: people calling obviously female animals “boy” or “good boy”
yeah, i can't remember what i was watching recently, but there were animals that were blatantly female, like they gave birth, they had dimorphism, and people just kept calling them him and boy, and i'm like bruh, not even birth is enough to remove male as the default?
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Did you see Lizzo in a VMin shirt covering Butter by BTS…. I don’t know these guys sexual orientation, but it’s weird to me that she wore that.
i...didn't want to know this...i don't want to know this.... i hope this is fake, i'm not gonna search it up. lizzo about to be fucking assassinated by bts fans...and maybe rightfully, because can straight women stop fetishising homosexuality and gay men/gay shipping please.
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Do you have any stats/ links to the percentage, numbers of men (& geographical location, ethnicity etc) who watch porn?
here's the study itself
daspe has done many incredible, important studies relating to violence against women, relationships, and online media, i highly recommend clicking her name and checking her other studies out.
98% of men and 73% of women between 18-35 (sorry, i should have specified that, but when talking about porn and men, i'm generally talking about our generations, not like 70 year old men, because a ton of old men are internet illiterate and don't have smartphones or computers) have watched porn in the last 6 months, around 80% of men and 26% of women have watched porn the the past week. was an online recruitment study of just over 1000 people (half women half men). it's in english (the authors are from quebec, which is why they have french names), so mostly western north americans. but when we also take into account the surveys on prostitution, and around half of men in various countries (us, korea, new zealand, germany) buying sex at least once in their lives, one could assume that the porn consumption results would be similar too, although i suspect that the women's rate would be lower due to many countries having more stigma surrounding women and sex and porn.
there is most likely more surveys on this, but this is my go-to because i live in an anglo-colonial nation too, with a similar culture, so i feel it's a study representative of the west, and likely similar in other non western countries with similar economic levels/internet access (eg men can't watch porn if they're too poor to have electronic devices).
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goddamn AMERICAN ANTI MASKERS. there's a reason why we use american as a pejorative, my god.
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it's just sex focused body dysmorphia, it's an image disorder, a mental disorder. it's as simple as that. they have a healthy body that causes them immense distress. there are people that feel the same about every part of their body, there are people that want their limbs amputated, there are people that believe they're meant to be other animals. it's a mental illness by all definitions, a healthy body, a distressed mind that causes negative emotional reactions by the inherent condition (as opposed to distress from being gay because you were taught it's sinful). we proved decades ago that there's no difference in the psyche between gay and straight people, hence not a mental disorder.
what he's saying is that on some level deep down, all gay people know from early childhood that they have feelings towards the same sex. they push it down, they take a long time to realise what those feelings are, they aren't aware that the repulsion of the opposite sex isn't normal, and internalised homophobia has a massive impact, in the same way female socialisation makes girls and women act in ways that are not biological. in the same way that young school children have non sexual crushes on the opposite sex as young as 5-6, there's no conscious realisation like "oh yes, i am this sexuality", it's just feelings that you later reflect upon.
i myself do not use this argument in regards to anti-gay people because it falls under the appeal to nature fallacy, and i don't entirely agree with op in some little details of what he said, but he's not arguing with someone whether being gay is good or bad or whatever. he's saying he believes from his experiences and what he knows of others', that it is innate. no morality around it, which is required for appeal to nature. he is simply making a statement that currently can neither be proven nor disproven entirely yet. and so because it's his experiences, i find it unnecessary to pull the "it doesn't matter if gay is innate or not because neither indicates its worth and moral value".
it's a false equivalency, because sexual attraction and mental disorders are two very different things, unless you want to claim that homosexuality could be categorised as a mental disorder, which i don't think you do. you brought up trans people as an unbefitting comparison, then clarified that your argument is actually about claiming it's innate without evidence. i honestly don't think hons wants to have this debate about his own personal experiences of childhood attraction, and frankly, neither do i. i experienced female attraction when i was 4-5, didn't know what it was then, figured it out later, my own mother suspected before i did, but i did always on some level know that i was not the same as the straight little girls. i have also actually read the research, and the current theory that i believe from studies is hormonal exposure in the womb affecting the part of the brain responsible for attraction, or turning on a 'switch' that's there, but 'off' in heterosexuals who don't get the right conditions in the womb. so, technically an environmental factor that affects phenotype during in utero development, but there has to be a gene/s that gets activated from it. so both. but when the layman thinks of "environmental", they don't understand that in utero counts as environmental, and they think it means they can change. so, with this theory, 'born this way' is absolutely still correct.
also, it's 4am and i've had a headache for 4 hours now. hons has probably about to block both of us. i'm gonna sleep.
edit: damn, i thought you were a woman. i hate arguing with men, it goes in one ear and out the other, they gain power from annoying debates like this.
discourse about whether or not homosexuals are born this way is always so annoying because it’s like, if you find yourself contemplating whether or not your sexuality is innate, that’s really just cause for you to start identifying as anything other than homosexual if that’s what you’ve been doing so far. i, and others like myself, don’t have to think twice about it. we *know* it’s innate. we’ve always known to some extent, even before we could fully understand it. that’s the thing about being gay; if you get it, you get it. if you don’t, that’s on you and you’re not gay. even if someone were to continue insisting that sexuality is in any way flexible, you’d still only be separating yourself from those of us who can, with 100% certainty, say that ours is not. trueborn homos are real and i love that for us
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if it makes people feel better, we're now, as of september 23rd, at 261 active community cases, with most recovered, and only getting 10-25 cases a day (because people keep breaking lockdown :))))) )
this is how insane and not to be messed with delta is
17th of august: 1 case. immediately go to level 4 lockdown that night
19th of august: 21 cases
31st of august: 609 cases
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some man murdered a partially blind woman with down syndrome here, the police are trying to find the killer. her name is lena zhang. men are evil. killing someone is already so horrible, but to kill someone so completely vulnerable...it has to be either a murder motivated by gained sexual/emotional pleasure (as it doesn't appear to be someone she was close to, she was found in a random parking lot) because she would be an easy target, or it was a hate crime, whether because of her disability or race (asian). it's not like she had....enemies, she wasn't dating anyone, there's nothing there for the 'typical' motives. there is a man of interest that the police are looking for, but it's not confirmed he's the killer, he was just seen on cctv in the area close to the time of her death, but it was a path traveled by dozens a day, and the camera could easily miss other paths. i hope it gets solved.
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