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    [–] Which hero is the most satisfying to play as? JoelMahon 1 points ago in DotA2

    Antimage, bfing down creeps, so much gold noise but without the guilt of playing cancer siren or skill cap of NP

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 1 points ago in vegan

    Again, there's nothing wrong with removing stigma of it, which can be done by celebrating cases where stigma has been abolished etc, but how about other things that are celebrated? People claiming that because a boy likes barbie that they're trans. Claiming effeminate male characters in fiction are trans. Maybe you never see this so there's a miscommunication.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 1 points ago in vegan

    That's your problem, I don't disagree with the article, and I already said several times I have no problem with them getting surgery paid for by my taxes.

    But you're wrong about many things, there is a very real part of the lgbt movement that celebrates trans philosophy, it's fine saying you shouldn't be ashamed of mental conditions, but celebrating it is a whole different ballgame. I'm on mobile but I'll like what I mean later. And btw, my first rant was for people writing other/non-binary.

    [–] What are some common signs that a person is toxic? JoelMahon 2 points ago in AskReddit

    And if it's the opposite you have a great friend :)

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in vegan

    I don't understand? Did you just not read the very first comment that you replied to? I said I had zero problem with people changing their bodies, actions, clothes, etc. And because it is a condition I don't have a problem with it being paid for by tax money (ofc in america, backwards land, there's no universal healthcare to pay for it, but in the uk at least).

    You seem to misunderstand my complaint, I have zero problem with their choices, I have a problem with them perpetuating sexism by acting like SEX defines who you are.

    A mentally healthy person should have no identity crisis if they wake up in a different body, male, female, Caucasian, African, Asian, tall, short, disabled, able, animal, we're all sentient, and our minds are who we are, not our bodies, and I think a lot of the transgender messages go directly against that message which is why it bothers me, celebrating the disorder makes it seem progressive but it's regressive, back to when "women belonged in the kitchen" which we out grew but it applies a similar philosophy that men and women are different.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 1 points ago in vegan

    based on what gamete you could potentially produce if in good health

    The only people who can't produce gametes aren't sexually mature or aren't healthy.

    And this is what I get when I google transgender

    "denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex."

    as I said, sexist, and perpetuating the social construct of gender which is no longer remotely a productive concept in society.

    I am looking at results and can't see any that say sex is scientifically defined any different than what I linked, you made a claim, I made a claim, I cited sources, you have provided no sources. It shouldn't be hard since you claim it's a consensus so please show me.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 1 points ago in vegan

    Male and female don't refer to chromosomes. Scientifically that's inaccurate. Chromosomes are not equal to sex. Chromosomes influence the physical traits your body exhibits, but it isn't even remotely uncommon for people to have physical traits that differ from what their genetics suggest they should have. Genes are a very rough blueprint

    https://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Screw

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/male

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male

    Top three results for "scientific definition male", so what us this scientific consensus? I admit I was slightly wrong, as according to this sex is predominantly based on what gamete you could potentially produce if in good health but the correlation with chromosomes is so close that they might as well be the same, but in any case, none of these are close to what you're saying. Please show me this "consensus" you claim exists.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 1 points ago in vegan

    I never said that sex determines your physical appearance? Why must you put words in my mouth to make your point.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 0 points ago in vegan

    That's what I'm saying, it's sexist to think that being male or female feels different.

    People believing in creation might not affect me but I still dislike it because truth is something humans should strive for.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon 2 points ago in vegan

    How is it transphobic? I dislike the trivializing of people's personalities and experiences into two categories, that goes for any form of sexist. Trans is just the example that came up here.

    [–] Fairly simple lethal puzzle I encountered earlier in arena JoelMahon 3 points ago in hearthstone

    [[defias cleaner]] silences afaik, so no deathrattle. You do have to hero power for lethal.

    [–] I've been playing Dota for like 10 years and I just realized something... JoelMahon 1 points ago in DotA2

    I feel like it's also so strong because it keeps you attentive, like I struggle to focus, I often won't make it through half an episode of a show I really like but dota can keep you captivated because you fall behind if you afk, or even don't pay attention, browse reddit with your phone while playing? Oops you died. Especially farming heroes.

    Then again. That constantly stimulation may cause most of my attention issues...

    [–] DOTA 2 cured my masturbation addiction JoelMahon 7 points ago in DotA2

    Your waifu is trash sorry fam

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon -1 points ago in vegan

    Do you treat anorexics by saying it's who they are? What about hyper pody modification body builders? And I never said they shouldn't be able to get plastic surgery, I just said I think it's anti progressive to say that "men" and "women" have a difference between them.

    Not to mention, where do you draw the line, if validating one form of BDM is socially imperative why not the others? Plenty of people claiming to be wolves exist, what about people identifying as races that they have no ancestry of?

    [–] SO is always there for you... JoelMahon 37 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    If I deal with it long enough, or enough times it will get remembered ofc, but like you I never actively try and commit it to memory, even if it was hard to find I'd still commit the search that finally got it to memory before the actual code.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon -5 points ago in vegan

    Male and female on forms refer to either sex or gender. There are transgender people, so you expect them to put down what they were assigned at birth or the one they actually are?

    You already lost me, male and female an abbreviation to categorize different chromosome groups, a physical trait that can't be changed in the modern world, though one day might be, gender is a social construct that I believe is anti progressive.

    Rigid and inaccurate? How is someone who with 99.9% probability of having an XY, or XYY, etc chromosome putting male on a form merely explaining that.

    If the form said man/boy, woman/girl, then sure, answer whatever you want, because those are for genders, which imo are meaningless anti progressive social categories that we shouldavemout grown.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon -1 points ago in vegan

    considering they're more accurate than most disease screening which I would also take for their word, even if I did have my chromosomes checked I COULD still be given the wrong results, or the test mess up. You can never be 100% certain of anything so your argument is a little silly.

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon -6 points ago in vegan

    That's my point though, at that point I am female not male, I would have 0 problems with writing F on forms.

    And as I said, if they identify as a gender that means they think there are two or more ways to split personalities, whether they correlate those to physical sexes (which would imo be ant progressive) or not, personalities are two complex to be grouped up like that, same reason why type A type B personality stuff is BS.

    [–] Anime irl JoelMahon 31 points ago in anime_irl

    FINALLY an actually relatable post on anime_irl

    [–] 2018 Veganuary statistics JoelMahon -29 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in vegan

    Side rant.

    14% Male, 84% Female, 1% other, 1% Gender non-conforming?

    Is that a US thing because here in the UK male and female aren't genders, they're sexes, referring to your chromosomes not even your genitals. And that covers pretty much all chromosome disorders as well afaik, while not all of them are intuitive they do have medical/scientific definitions, e.g. turner's syndrome (only one X) is female, XYY is male, etc.

    Like isn't it anti progressive to associate sex with personality anyway, I still don't and never did quite get it, saying a girl likes to dress like a man implies there's a way men should dress and women normally shouldn't. Obviously cross dressing alone doesn't make you transgender, but it's part of the package usually.

    If you like to dress and act in a certain way go for it, but idk why it has to be social, for example, if I woke up tomorrow in a women's body, apart from being extremely surprised and for a long while assume I am dreaming, I wouldn't have an identity crisis, my physical body isn't and imo shouldn't be part of my identity. As for bathrooms and similar because I suppose that does help make it political and therefor social, I don't see why we segregate them at all, gay people use bathrooms too so we're hardly avoiding possible chance of someone who fancies you seeing your junk.

    [–] Thoughts and prayers? JoelMahon 5 points ago in vegan

    I know, it's just saying falsehoods just gives people who want to oppress those animals more ammunition. Every mistake made is something they latch onto.

    [–] Thoughts and prayers? JoelMahon 18 points ago in vegan

    That's why we have words, minority refer to numbers, oppressed group refers to a group under the thumb of another. No need to change definitions at a whim when the terminology already exists.

    [–] Thoughts and prayers? JoelMahon 17 points ago in vegan

    no...no it doesn't, that already has a term, it's called an oppressed group, you can't just go redefining words how you fancy.