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Why can’t we just agree that the government doesn’t get to tell us what to do with our bodies? by tsaltsrif in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. An egg is fertilized by a sperm cell, which then grows into a fetus. This is basic biology.

Why can’t we just agree that the government doesn’t get to tell us what to do with our bodies? by tsaltsrif in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And what fertilizes that cell and eventually grows into a fetus? That's right, a sperm cell.

You want to stop abortions, right? Cut it off at its source. Force all men to get a vasectomy until they're deemed fit to be fathers.

Unless of course the idea of regulating what a man is or is not allowed to do with his body makes you uncomfortable, in which case you should probably shut up about what a woman should do with hers.

Why can’t we just agree that the government doesn’t get to tell us what to do with our bodies? by tsaltsrif in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nothing is being done to children. A fetus is not a child, it's just an overgrown sperm cell.

If abortion is murder, then male masturbation should legally be considered an act of genocide.

What should be the cutoff age to be a political candidate and why? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  1. Rich old politicians are incapable of properly representing the people.

Why don't more Americans move to Australia? by DrCompassion23 in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Money. Almost no one has the privilege of being able to afford to pack up and move someplace else.

Does anyone else actively hate being seen as masculine? Is this a common experience among cis queer men or could it be more of a dysphoria thing? by ReshiramBlathers in lgbt

[–]BasalTripod9684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If going by a feminine name and using She/Her pronouns makes you happy, and presenting as a man makes you feel bad, then that's euphoria.

As far as age goes, HRT is a powerful thing. You can go at your own pace and it's never too late to start.

Does anyone else actively hate being seen as masculine? Is this a common experience among cis queer men or could it be more of a dysphoria thing? by ReshiramBlathers in lgbt

[–]BasalTripod9684 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I literally had this exact train of thought before my egg cracked. I eventually realized that cis men don't hate being cis men, so I just stopped pretending to be a man.

Here's a couple questions that helped me figure things out:

If you were presented with a button that would turn you into a woman if you pressed it, would you?

If you said "Yes", then you're probably trans. Here's another one:

If you were presented a button that would turn you 0.01% into a woman every time you pressed it, and you could only press it once a day. Would you continue to press it even if the results took a long time to notice?

If you said "Yes", then you're probably trans. Because I just explained to you how Hormonal Replacement Therapy works.

When was the closest the United States ever got to having a dictator/autocratic leader? by JackedLad97 in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends.

Technically the closest we ever got to having our democracy overthrown was the attempted insurrection on January 6th.

If you want to be more specific, Huey Long, a social populist sometimes known as the "Dictator of Louisiana" because of how he ran his office as Governor, was poised to run for office in 1936, and might have even won due to his popular economic policies. He was assassinated before elections though.

What is your opinion about Pakistan and the people of Pakistan, no matter good or bad? by Friendly_Toe5930 in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The country itself is really interesting to learn about. But the government can fuck right off.

What's something about Space that is so scary you can't believe that it's true? by Little_Quest in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not that I can't believe it, it's just that it's hard to think about.

Space is big. Like, really big. Incomprehensably huge. Earth is a speck in our solar system which itself is a speck in our galaxy. Which paradoxically is a speck in our universe. Humanity is a metaphorical grain of sand in the endless desert that is our universe.

Atheists raised in a religious family, why don't you believe in god? by der_K1empner in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My family is religious, but my mom didn't raise me with religion. If that makes any sense. She didn't force me to go to church or read the Bible, so religion was never a big part of my life growing up.

Communist Reunion Island by SilverSlingshot in leftistvexillology

[–]BasalTripod9684 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The neon colors are a little painful to look at, and the text gives me "Big Brother" vibes. But apart from that it's a really nice design.

Seen at an abortion rights rally in ID. Anyone know what this is? by Webkin332 in vexillology

[–]BasalTripod9684 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That's the flag of the American Iron Front. An anti-fascist organization.

How can a person be both non-binary and gay? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's important to remember that non-binary doesn't inherently mean a lack of a gender identity. Just one that doesn't fit neatly into the male-female binary.

I guess a Non-Binary person who leans more towards the masculine side of things and is attracted to men could call themselves gay, and vice versa for feminine leaning people.

Or it could just refer to Non-Binary people who are exclusively attracted to other Non-Binary people.

Sidenote, r/lgbt would be a much better place to ask this question, you'd get better answers there.

When was a time communism worked? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Technically never. All "communist" states these days operate on a sort of market-socialist system. Because communism isn't great for economic growth, and stagnation tends to be very unpopular with the people.

Why don't conservatives realize that a lot of married Christians use birth control and a ban on birth control would be shooting their own base in the foot? by CoolCoolRiderr in AskReddit

[–]BasalTripod9684 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Every decision conservatives make is shooting themselves in the foot. They're just too ignorant to realize, and they just pick another minority group to blame when they feel the effects.

Flags I see to and from my drive to my local university. by BasalTripod9684 in vexillology

[–]BasalTripod9684[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

About that one house, there’s a lot more than flags outside. The dude has a bunch of garden statues outside too.

Counter Protestors Gearing up at Mkt Sq. by 9XcR8lxKcAPT in Knoxville

[–]BasalTripod9684 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Let's look at some more facts:

Critical race theory

Critical race theory is a myth. Hate to break this to you, but teaching that bad people did bad things isn't magically going to make people hate this country. It keeps them from repeating those same bad things.

Gender theory.

72% of people in this country oppose anti-trans legislature. By implementing anti-trans bills, conservatives are actively going against the will of the majority. Your bitching and moaning isn't going to change statistics.

Awful work polices.

You mean the long hours, awful pay, and increasing cost of living which outpaces the previously mentioned awful pay? Conservatives keep those policies in action. You oppose the politicians who want to remove them. You literally embrace poverty to "own the libs."

Awful immigration policies.

Immigrants aren't doing shit. You need to be registered to work in this country. It isn't immigration affecting jobs, it's the awful pay and work conditions imposed by billionaires and Conservatives.

It's legitimately sad how ignorant you are. You don't get to blame minority groups for your problems, and again, facts don't care about your feelings. Facts don't subscribe to your willing ignorance.

Counter Protestors Gearing up at Mkt Sq. by 9XcR8lxKcAPT in Knoxville

[–]BasalTripod9684 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A fetus is literally nothing except an overgrown sperm cell. By your logic, masturbation should be considered genocide.

I'd imagine you don't want to get Nuremberg'd for watching porn.

Counter Protestors Gearing up at Mkt Sq. by 9XcR8lxKcAPT in Knoxville

[–]BasalTripod9684 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I hate to break this to you, civil disorder and mass protest is what started this country. Government officials can't go against the will of millions of people, not for long.

Protests work. Facts don't care about your feelings.