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didn’t think about that, thanks!

sorry if this sounds harsh

A tip, say ‘I’ statements instead of ‘you’ statements



What's your hot takes on when should abortion be NOT allowed?
iirc it takes 9 months to birth a human on average. So someone could say abortion should be allowed at 8.9 month and someone can also say just 1 week. I'm waiting for someone to say abortion should be allowed at 8.9 months cause i want to hear the reasoning. **Here's my hot take**: (ib4 ban) we should develop tech like artificial uteruses and just move unwanted baby/fetus/idk-the-terminology into these instead BUT we should also have a comprehensive social welfare program to raise ALL children/humans, and not conservative welfare where it's like 1 mother figure taking care of 6 children with food stamps. Given what i know about 2022 technology: if conservatives gave a hoot about child/fetus welfare, they're have comprehensive social welfare programs, which would reduce the number of abortions bc at least the mother figure won't be #rekt financially by have 6 kids.



Any suggestions for what material I should start with?








Ended up cutting the inner seams shorters in a bathroom and stuffing my one pocket with my phone and wallet, which gave me enough space.


Best pants to wear for going commando?
For males, but females free free time chime in too. As a male, jeans are too rough for me. Sweat pants - havent tried in public, would be a bit concerned about getting a random boners since weak material. So far, since it's summer now, it has definitely helped with not being as sweaty. Low key, if i was mentally tougher i'd wear a skirt.

I think I’ll print some of these off and strategically leave them around work.



Does anyone else spend their days off doing not much? And feel bad about it?
On my days off I don't want to rush and try to like jam so many things in. Also I feel like I'm tired from my days of working. It does make me feel bad though, that on my days off I haven't done much. Not being productive eniugh. Criticize by my inner capitalist/#hustlegang nonsense.

. Seems to me more plausible that reading actual literature would affect things more than consuming entertainment – which most people understand as being shallow.

iirc watching tv shows that have a african cast causes caucasians to build parasocial relationships with these africans, which improves caucasian perception of africans. [citation needed] So i think educated via entertainment is possible.

“universities are leftist propaganda machines” talking point (which I believe is largely bullshit).

From what i know it seems like “universities are leftist machines” is true. A lot/all of science is left. Ex climate change. Ex 2, turns out poverty lowers like performance therefore we should eradicate poverty.


tldr: as a male leftist working in this area, i am not sure if this group would be able to gain the necessary knowledge about patriarchy, sexual violence, abusive behavior, and other aspects of “toxic” masculinity.

It sounds like we agree that leftist men need a lot of work in this area. maybe that could be what a movement solely could be based around


I’m not sure what the point would be, or what the exact plan is.

Same, but just spit balling. If the men’s right movement was absorbed into a leftwing movement, that would help boost our left causes


resolve the paradox (whether apparent or real) of the “feminist man”.

do you have thoughts on how to do this? Or like what i’d look like?


complaining that can go nowhere

you just described 50% of what i’ve seen on the ‘men gone their own way’ sub


Men’s Liberation subreddit

my biggest criticism of that subreddit is it’s basically all like scholars posting hoty-toty articles. Whereas like the ‘men gone their own way’ subreddit are like 50% dudes who were just dumped yesterday and are ranting hard. We could do with a men’s liberation that doesn’t automatically (via automod) remove posts by some dude who is just here to rant about his break up, but as long as the rant isn’t misogynstic.

I didn’t word this the best, and their automod is a bit different than that, but i think you get my drift


as a long long term strategy i agree. In the short run however, i think we need something to help disarm the men’s right activists


I'm at work and my pants suddenly started sacking me. Help?
With every footstep I take, the like groin seam thing is hitting the boys slightly, which wasn't a problem initially but now I'm having a pretty bad time right now. Cant go home to change pants. I wear these pants everyday and it's never been a problem. Any emergency fixes I could do right now? Why is this happening?

Fiction made for women/girls might have less libertarian values? Which might partially explain why women have more leftish values?
Follow up to https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/36465 I came across an interesting idea, which is the post title. Thoughts? If true, this might say something about why i know way more women with leftish values then men. Ex, romantic movies. 500 days of summer: protagonist isn't special in any way. Vs Avengers movies: literally the protagonists couldn't be more god's chosen hero. my hero academia and a lot of animes and green lantern: you can do anything if you have enough will power, regardless of the system around you. (Pull yourself up by your uwu boot straps)

Would you be opposed to a leftwing men's movement?
Not the right wing "men's right" thing. Some kind of left version, that would fundamentally be a feminist movement but with different branding. Different branding would be necessary to absorb a bunch of men into it.


Fuck Cars matrix chat room
Can we get this listed in the sidebar and in the matrix room, we'll list this lemmy?

Western fiction emphasizes libertarian values. Any fiction that emphasizes other values?
A lot of Western fiction goes along the lines of: the world's in danger and since you're God's chosen person, only you can save the world. You don't require that much assistance from anybody else because you pulled yourself up by your own bootstraps Even if it involves a team, it's like a team off like 10 people, that the protagonist had to pull together in some way shape or form due to their personal charisma or something. In real life, to take down the evil dictator or whatever it needs a lot more than 10 people, and since you're not God's chosen person, you could even die. Additionally a lot of Western fiction places big emphasis on money. The protagonist will have access to very expensive equipment frequently. The evil dictator is basically straight out of a psych ward, which I guess is not offend conservatives, but It's rare that the evil dictator is even racist. Like Trump would make a great villain. This is kind of a follow-up to my personal branding question. But basically protagonists have done a great job with personal branding. --- I think it would help our cause a lot if there was fiction that emphasized basically the opposite of what I listed above. And it should go mainstream. Any examples of good fiction? Especially if it's free and visual

Is personal branding a function of capitalism?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/35739 > A lot of people are trying to get some kind of fame online. It could be people trying to imitate their favorite Instagram celebrity. Obviously people would like to be in a similar position as that celebrity. But some people spend a lot of hours per day trying to take really good selfies and probably won't ever get fame or fortune. > > It does strike me as kind of a libertarian kind of thing.




How to lower mbps usage of a rogue device via physical means? Or an extremely cheap way to limit mbps consumption?
Think i figured out my ping problem. Housemate has been downloading a lot of stuff for the past 3 days and i've been getting 350 ping (srsly) and 0.65 mpbs download speeds (srsly). Worse ping i've gotten today was 600. Sometimes Qwant search fails search due to 'network conditions'. When they're not using the internet, no connection problems. The router is in my room and im the one on the isp contract. Some of my devices lose connect when i walk 5m away but not others. Furthermore, putting half a faraday cage around my router only slows down connect to some of my devices but not others. Not entirely sure why. [My router](https://www.midco.com/contentassets/a8faa9563b6b49e5b244ef7418c1b314/hitron-coda-4582.pdf) doesn't have any mbps control settings. Already tried the obvious stuff of talking to housemate about it. I'd be nice if i had at least 5mbps to work with, and i'd think if i slowed down their connection it'd free up some for me. Worst case, i could buy like another router that has a mbps control function, but it'd be nice if it's cheap af.

List of things that increase ping?
Seems like the further away something is the higher the ping? I've been 350ms ping according to speedtest.net lately, but when i turn my router-modem thing on off i get 11ms ping, so seems like router-modems can cause bad ping. Anything else?

Enraged by how Starbucks Corporate has decided to stymie unionizing attempts, I printed these off to hang on the door of all our local stores. Under the cover of darkness, I’m giving the employees tomorrow morning off. x-post https://matrix.to/#/#praxis:matrix.org

What news orgs do you follow? Do you trust MSM?
I only consume mainstream media, which has been a major part in radicalizing me against capitalism. BBC, the guardian, Al Jazeera, etc It seems like my communist comrades and alt righters dislike MSM. Mainstream media seems to push more for anarchism principles then communist principles, which might be why Communists don't like it? Inb4 someone says MSM supports the status quo. Most of what I hear on MSm is in favor of nearly a revolution.

I'm not saying we should arm the lumen proletariat the way the black Panthers did
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/27802 > Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or a knife, and lay in wait on the steps of the palaces of the rich and stab or shoot the owners as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination.