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  1. Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Under a conservative, right-wing government, it sure as hell isn't. They are diametrically opposed to the well being of workers and this is put on display every time they hold office. They invariably push for tax cuts (which always benefits the wealthy and indirectly hurts everyone else)...
  2. Serious 2020 Democratic Candidates Discussion

    Actually, you're completely wrong about this. For starters, 78% of all US workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck, 58% of all Americans have less than $1000 in savings and the average US household is in $137,063 of debt. Most people know first-hand that things are pretty damn bad right now. The...
  3. Separating Genders

    The most fundamental issue of sexism males face is the double standard towards sexism itself. Wherever they face sexism, it never receives any publicity and society always either tries to tell us it's not "real sexism" or simply ignores it entirely. Those issues I outlined are all instances of...
  4. Separating Genders

    You're conflating education with academia. Education is absolutely important, but you don't neccessarily have to drop $50K+ and 3+ years of your life to get one; there are many other avenues that people need to be encouraged to consider before just blindly enrolling in college. It's a decision...
  5. Separating Genders

    If so many women are indeed getting paid less than men for doing the same job, why aren't women everywhere sueing their employers for lost income? Why aren't they demanding to be backpaid for all the money that's rightfully theirs? Womens groups have many powerful figures in government, media...
  6. Separating Genders

    So you're saying that if you have a man and a woman that work for the same company, in the same position, with the same amount of experience, and for the same number of hours, the man will make more than the woman almost every time? What types of jobs do you claim are affected by this? What...
  7. Serious What to do when witnessing someone getting harassed?

    I would have waltzed right up to him and given him a Bruce Lee style roundhouse kick to the teeth, as all us brave smogon warriors would.
  8. Separating Genders

    Women don't just have degrees in humanities, they have plenty in other fields such as health/science/law, but they certainly make up the largest portion of those obtaining degrees that have little or no economic value. The main reason for this is that the young people of today have been...
  9. Separating Genders

    What job do you think people are expecting to get when they go to college and enroll in a gender studies, arts, music, or other humanities course for example? Colleges are now little more than profit-driven businesses who prey upon vulnerable young people who don't yet know anything about how...
  10. Metagame 1v1 Metagame Discussion

    There are pokemon like Greninja who can do that, but as you said, what defines a speed trap is something that beats the majority of mons slower than it, so being outsped and KO'd by a faster mon doesn't disqualify something from being one. Jumpluff is a mon that can beat most mons who it...
  11. Metagame 1v1 Metagame Discussion

    Jumpluff sets up for free too, since it first puts the opponent to sleep with sleep powder. The "speed trap" argument is just non-sensical, not to mention incorrect since there are good slower mons like Quagsire which beat it without needing to move first.
  12. Separating Genders

    This is just ironic and sensationalist drivel. On the contrary, nearly every discussion on gender dynamics I've ever seen on the internet almost invariably descends into a tirade attacking males for daring to speak out about the ways in which society is sexist towards them and how that ties in...
  13. Metagame 1v1 Metagame Discussion

    This isn't true at all. Accuracy drops are far less efffective than evasion boosting. 1) there's no move which drops accuracy by 2 stages, unlike evasion. 2) accuracy drops don't work against sub users, whereas evasions works regardless. 3) there are many relevant abilities like clear body which...
  14. Metagame 1v1 Metagame Discussion

    Accuracy reducing moves shouldn't be banned. "They're luck based" is a totally flawed argument to use in a metagame where luck is almost everything by design. What sets 1v1 apart from all the other metagames and what makes it so interesting is that the "skill" is entirely in the teambuilding...
  15. Separating Genders

    70.8% of children murdered by one parent are murdered by their mothers. Teach our daughters not to murder young children? "Sweetie, when you're older, make sure you don't kill your kid, mmmkay?" What people don't seem to understand is that children are extremely sensitive to any form of bias...
  16. Serious LGBTQ+

    The "+" is there for a reason. Basically, if you're not straight, then the boot fits. You don't need to win gold in the oppression olympics to be included.
  17. Serious LGBTQ+

    The term "Heteroflexible" is generally taken to mean people who are exclusively attracted to the "opposite" sex, but will have sex with people of other sexes purely for fun or other reasons. An astonishing number of people don't seem to understand the simple concept that you don't necessarily...
  18. Is it ok for men to shave their legs?

    Something tells me that a product with the power to remove hair probably isn't the nicest thing to be rubbing into your skin... Those home waxing kits (like veet strips) you get from the chemist are a total disaster. Going to a salon is expensive and usually leaves you looking like a plucked...
  19. Male & Intersex Genital Mutilation (aka Circumcision)

    You're confusing routine MGM with legitimate medical emergencies. If the child has a medical situation that could warrant the amputation of the foreskin, that's an entirely different story, and in that case the parents would of course be in a position where they can decide on going through with...
  20. Male & Intersex Genital Mutilation (aka Circumcision)

    And why shouldn't it be? It's an extremely serious issue, and the most bizarre thing that's still legal and accepted by society at large. For starters, since circumcision involves the removal of a part of the body, it is a form of amputation. Amputation is the most extreme form of treatment for...
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