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Trans people have always been a very important canary in the coal mine for bigots looking to roll back rights. This is not unique or unusual. They lost ground with Obergefell, and they will absolutely abuse trans people as a testing ground for rhetoric that, if successful, with 100% be turned on other LGBTQ+ people, Read more

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That’s amazing! I truly, truly hope that this is a sign to games workers everywhere that they CAN unite, they CAN push for change, and they CAN receive fair compensation in a safe and healthy work environment. Read more

Aug 5
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Fuck the US Army esports channel, fuck the US Army esports team, and fuck the US Army. But most of all, fuck their openly predatory recruitment efforts and fuck the imperialism that needs to prey on mostly-poor teens to feed their bodies into a machine that will kill them in the name of perpetrating monstrous evil on Read more

Aug 4
2

D&D 5E seems like one of the worst possible fits for this. I imagine it’s all licensing and ownership issues and nobody really made the CHOICE to make it with D&D so much as that right was purchased, but... eugh. I can think off the top of my head of a half dozen systems that would be a better fit for it.

Aug 4
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That very much may have been the intention! But my issue is that it is listed, uncritically, alongside “treatments” that are functionally indistinct from not doing anything at all. It’s weird and I think very misleading. It would be like saying “they tried everything to treat the cancer. They thought about birds, they Read more

Aug 4
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Risperidone is a treatment for autism! This is not an off-label use, it’s a very helpful medication which helps people with autism sort through and ignore stimuli that otherwise make it very difficult to focus their attention or manage emotions.

Aug 4
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I’m still early on in the article, but I strenuously object to listing Risperdal alongside elimination diets and superfoods. Yes, the class of medications that risperidone belongs to is called “antipsychotics,” but that does NOT mean that he was being mistreated for an unrelated illness. Risperidone is often Read more

Aug 3
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This absolutely should have been caught by his editor, and for the vast majority of authors, it probably would have. This is not a problem with every single editor or every single publishing house, but there’s a definite trend where the more famous or well-selling an author is, the less closely edited their books are. Read more

Aug 3
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Oh, John Boyne is THE WORST about this, and he’s had lots of practice responding to massive, glaring and obvious inaccuracies in his books. The fact that he’s receiving this criticism well and not responding with the threat of lawsuit is only because he’s not being criticized by a trans person. This is how he handled m Read more

Aug 1
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Hahahah, I didn’t say you didn’t understand your thoughts, what? You either misunderstood the tweet (saying that you cannot deny the context in which a work was created, which includes that it was created by the artist), or your comment was just not actually a response to what you were responding to. If it was the Read more

Jul 31
2

Sure, but I don’t think anyone is saying “any discussion of popular media needs to open and focus primarily on the ~problematic~ elements of that thing.” I’m commenting here specifically about John K being a child rapist not because any conversation about Ren and Stimpy needs someone saying “John K. groomed and raped Read more

Jul 31
4

This was my immediate thought as well—“oh, how you feel about Wawa (which I unironically love very much) is how we all feel about California’s obsession with In-N-Out.” Read more

Jul 31
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You are also not understanding what it’s saying. It’s not saying that the creator is inherently fronting any given idea in their work. It is that the context of the work includes -that it was created by- the artist.

Jul 30
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I don’t think you understand, from your first line. This is saying that the art itself is not without context, and a part of that context is who created it.

Jul 30
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Again, I really must insist that this tweet is not insisting that you abandon and burn down any and all art created by someone who doesn’t meet a certain standard (you SHOULD have a standard, but everyone is going to have to find their own). Read more

Jul 30
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This isn’t telling you that you must “tear down” this or that—it’s saying that you cannot pretend that art was not created within a specific context, and sometimes that context includes facts like John K being a rapist by grooming and dating more than one teenage girl when he was more than twice their age and at the Read more

Jul 29
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Boyfriend Dungeon isn’t from last year, isn’t it not out yet?