This has nothing to do with whether or not gay people exist, but how society views or deals with these topics. The total absence of any law shouldn’t be taken to mean societal approval. If it’s so taboo that they won’t even talk about it, there won’t be any mention of it publicly or at home, so no laws, and some people will grow up not knowing what it is.
You seem not to be very well aware of how this works. Part of the marginalization of sexual minorities does involve pretending they don’t exist, and you may also have heard of this place called the closet but if you don’t know what that is you can ask someone else.
If you think all gay people are open and out in the DPRK and they get treated well by society, I would be a bit skeptical.
Like I mentioned elsewhere, communism in North Korea isn’t California communism…
A lot of people grow up in the world not being well informed about sex and sexuality… not necessarily unique to Korea, but it is indeed possible that there is still this type of social conservatism there. Homosexuality was usually criminalized in communist countries until just very recently, and I am not currently aware of its status in the DPRK but I’m not sure I’d automatically assume that it’s a leader in that area.
I’m guessing, if you are from the West, you have this misconception that values associated with communism are the same as they are in your country, but over here in the East it can be different. It’s no coincidence that today one of the most outspoken anti-LGBT countries in the world is Russia, and that also relates back to the country’s Soviet past. In Russia the kinds of people who want the USSR back and love Stalin, are a type of right-wing conservative who hate gays as much as they pine for lost Soviet Russian imperial power. They’re pretty much the opposite of Americans and Europeans who love the USSR today. The DPRK itself is a hangover from the USSR days.
Iran has announced this many times over the past several years. I don’t know to what extent they have succeeded in using crypto, though. This would be good to cross-post to !email@example.com
This is the natural consequence of having a state which monitors its own citizens using tools of mass surveillance, for example though monitoring their Internet and social media activity. It creates a dangerous situation for all individuals, and the states which engage in these kinds of practices deserve our highest condemnation.
This isn’t even the worst possible scenario; governments regularly access this kind of information about users without even a warrant or any form of approval. They are also not only spying on their own citizens, but potentially anyone.
I think for me lemmy.ml is enough. Turning off federation would have the added benefit of stopping the crazies from coming on here
Growing up my parents had the water temperature lowered for safety, as far as I know. You have no chance of burning. This is only possible if you have a large enough tank so you can do stuff like take a shower with hot water only.
Normally the water is extra hot because you mix it with the cold water and that gives you a larger quantity of water to shower with. Where I live now, the tank is so small that it would run out if you set it at a lower temperature.
I have also showered with self-boiled water. Also a useful life skill to learn.
Wolff is a great scholar