A Three Step Guide on How to Enjoy Problematic Content

In light of Laverne Cox’s decision to play the role of Dr. Frank N Furter in a reboot of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Breastforce’s Yikes Count that she did of the original, I have decided to write a short guide for enjoying problematic content.

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What PornMD’s Search Stream Says About The Internet

Massive content warning for offensive language of all varieties.

For those of you familiar, PornMD has a live ticker in which you can see the search results, live and in real time, of various users of their websites. It has three categories – straight, gay, and “shemale” (yikes). It’s consistent. It’s bizarre. You could probably make a drinking game out of it if you want to. And like most information dumps, it says a lot about the people who use the site.

When you open a link to a search results page and the first result is “illegal,” you might want to consider your life choices and clear your search history.

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Feminine v. Masculine Power Dynamics: Red Pill Disagrees, But a Good Leader Uses Both

Featured image is “Leadership,” by Kevin Dooley

In The Red Pill Constitution proposed by Illimitable Men, there is a distinction between feminine and masculine powers – the feminine being soft power, and the masculine being hard power. Soft power, according to the author, refers to things such as “influence and charm” used to gain power and hard power refers to “economic and political” power.

Feminists crave privileges which consolidate the realm of male power with that of the female. … This is achieved by glossing over the influence of feminine soft power in society (influence and charm), and comparing men and women solely in hard power (economic and political). In taking this highly one-sided approach to power, feminists play upon humanity’s propensity to take pity on women, and where the myth of female powerlessness is bought into, more power is redistributed to them.

… All the while women continue to quietly monopolise soft power. Because social influence (the female monopoly on pity as well as beauty) is difficult to quantify, its prominence is neither stated nor factored into measures of equality.

Hard power and soft power in reference to leadership and power have been talked about before, except they’re not exclusive to men and women – good leaders of all genders use both.

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The Importance of Atheist Non-Profits

I was requested to do an article on the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation) and I decided I would take a slightly broader scope on a small think piece and propose a couple of reasons why online atheist educational non-profits as a whole are important, both to theist allies of marginalized groups subject to religious discrimination and atheist people.

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Shitposting and Identity

What is “shitposting?” Know Your Meme, a compendium of online memes, defines shitposting as thus.

“Shitposting” is an Internet slang term describing a range of user misbehaviors and rhetoric on forums and message boards that are intended to derail a conversation off-topic, including thread jacking, circlejerking and non-commercial spamming.

– “Know Your Meme”

I would like to posit that shitposting is a little bit more of a broad term. Shitposting as a whole tends to be off-the-cuff, nihilistic (and borderline defeatist) borrowing themes from everything up to and including postmodern literature. It often comments on universal themes, including relationships, politics, and economics, but does so in a blissfully unaware fashion.

Know Your Meme puts the birth of shitposting as early 2007, but it’s very difficult to define when exactly shitposting became a major mode of communication. I’m more familiar with Tumblr and Twitter versions of shitposting, in which some people (including myself) will dedicate entire channels to shitposting. It’s fun, it’s inane, and I believe it actually facilitates communication among diverse groups of individuals by reducing complex topics down into an easily-digestable, humorous quips.

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A Short Post

I am very much afraid that the queer community will forget our collective past and let ourselves fall prey to the very things that generations before us have fought so hard to earn. I am scared when I see young trans people suffering. I feel way older than I am because of the things that I have seen. I will give up so much to make things better because the alternative is something I can’t live with. Don’t forget the past. Without it we can’t build our future. Continue reading A Short Post