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wiffleaxe  ·  2537 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Men Who Spy On Women Through Their Webcams - Ars Technica

Thank you for verbalizing this; I agree that your analogy is more apt.

wiffleaxe  ·  2537 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Men Who Spy On Women Through Their Webcams - Ars Technica

    Although it sounds odd, I'm sort of glad this is happening.

That's like saying "I'm glad his house burned down, he should be more careful with his cigarettes." I fail to see how you can put a positive spin on this.

wiffleaxe  ·  2539 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. It must be a terrible situation to find yourself in, made even more difficult because he may also be acting from a place of pain and grief.

The US Department of State has a page on identifying internet love scams as well as a resource guide for those who are victims of one. While the page is aimed at international financial scams, several of the resources appear to be available to victims of a domestic one as well, in case the penthouse model in Missouri is actually another widower in Florida.

wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ganging up on Reddit

I'm always willing to change my mind, so I asked for more information. However, this isn't nearly the most important topic out there.

wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sick.

I saw this and thought of you:

    A U.S. government analysis of this season's flu vaccine suggests it was effective in only 56 percent of people who got the shot, and it largely failed to protect the elderly against an especially deadly strain circulating during flu season.
wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ganging up on Reddit

Not by them, no. But that's irrelevant to whether or not they're "the action arm of TwoX."

wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ganging up on Reddit

    /r/feminisms is the action arm of /r/twoXchromosomes.

That seems terribly hyperbolic. I've never seen a link from /r/feminisms to other reddits to mock or downvote. (I'm not saying it has never happened. I do, however, see those in /r/mensrights all the time).

I fail to see what Donna had to gain from objecting to that, unless she felt the agreement would be made in bad faith.

wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ganging up on Reddit

I'm not yet understanding how a fourth sub sabotaged a non-aggression pact between three other subreddits. Can you clarify?

wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ganging up on Reddit

Sure, but it's about visibility and about normalizing attitudes and behaviors. A post with 500 upvotes saying "OP is a faggot" and a response at -20 saying "hey, that's not cool to say" is going to make people think that it's 1. okay to call others faggots and 2. discouraged to speak up against that kind of language.

Downvotes really are distributed silencing mechanisms. They reduce people's ability to see, and willingness to consider, contradictory viewpoints.

wiffleaxe  ·  2543 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ganging up on Reddit

What was her objection?