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was this a good idea?

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People always try to tell me that pornography is fine in moderation and things like that, and honestly, that would be true. But only if they were referring to themselves. Have they ever thought about what kind of horrible, disgusting things go on in the industry? Women are constantly being abused, with them being spat on, strangled, and many things that are even worse. How is porn "fine" when stuff like that is going on? What if they had to endure what a lot of the performers go through? Then they would understand. I guess it's just hard to understand what's happening when you routinely objectify the people in the videos. Seriously, sometimes I wonder if pornography should be banned. What good does it contribute to the world?! All it does is waste your time, get you addicted, contribute to human trafficking, and hijack people's sexuality. When are people going to wake up and realize what it does to people? And you can't even criticize it without everyone calling you a prude. So many people my age have grown up with this stuff, I hope they find help. Each and everyone of them.

Sorry. I just really feel for this.
 

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People always try to tell me that pornography is fine in moderation and things like that, and honestly, that would be true. But only if they were referring to themselves. Have they ever thought about what kind of horrible, disgusting things go on in the industry? Women are constantly being abused, with them being spat on, strangled, and many things that are even worse. How is porn "fine" when stuff like that is going on?
with them being spat on, strangled, and many things that are even worse. How is porn "fine" when stuff like that is going on?
What if they had to endure what a lot of the performers go through? Then they would understand. I guess it's just hard to understand what's happening when you routinely objectify the people in the videos. Seriously, sometimes I wonder if pornography should be banned. What good does it contribute to the world?! All it does is waste your time, get you addicted, contribute to human trafficking, and hijack people's sexuality. When are people going to wake up and realize what it does to people? And you can't even criticize it without everyone calling you a prude. So many people my age have grown up with this stuff, I hope they find help. Each and everyone of them.

Sorry. I just really feel for this.
Can see why you dislike it, but the thing is, almost everyone watches porn, women included. So if it's sexist, then women aren't any less guilty of it than men are.
And yes, things like child / animal porn, revenge porn, human trafficking, etc. are awful, but you can't hold the sites to which those are uploaded responsible for the production of it, for the same reason you can't hold beer breweries responsible for one's alcoholism. (Cigarettes are a different thing, since these are deliberately made to be as addictive as possible, and they are harmful regardless the quantity.) The only effective countermeasure would be to delete those videos and ban the producers.

It might be because of my atheism and somewhat hedonistic approach to life, but I don't feel guilty for watching porn, for the same way as I don't feel guilty for not being vegetarian or driving a car. (The latter of which is something I already don't do much anyway.) Nor am I very susceptible to the 'guilt-talking' techniques of SJW types. But that's another thing.

Regarding the whole porn thing, I don't see how it can be damaging as long as you know your limits. Everything in moderation.
And at that, the vast majority of mainstream porn is just 'meh' to me, so I'm already pretty immune to porn addiction I guess.
 

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I understand where you're coming from, but I guess the fact that everyone watches it is what upsets me. It's a drug that preys on one of man's most basic instincts: to reproduce. It gets you when you're just an innocent teenager and changes your mindset for the rest of your life, allowing you to waste precious time that could be used for something actually useful, unless you get help, that is. It just makes me sad. And sure, alcohol companies cannot control how people use their products, but think about this: if you're a gigantic porn website, with so much influence over people and visitors everyday, and yet you have literal child porn on your site, then the least you could do is have reliable verification to make sure this doesn't happen. I feel like that part is their responsibility. If this is the way Pornhub runs itself, then perhaps they should just be shut down. What if YouTube had videos of horribly gruesome acts put on their site? Then of course it would be their job to take it down. Porn sites have created a place for people to post malicious content, and they're not doing a thing about it! They just create a demand for more and more degenerate content. Famous people get called out for being pedophiles, but a website does this and it's suddenly okay? I just don't get it. Porn consumers wouldn't be having fun if they had to endure even half of what people in the industry go through. I feel like moderation doesn't matter if this is happening. But that's just what I think.
 
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I understand where you're coming from, but I guess the fact that everyone watches it is what upsets me. It's a drug that preys on one of man's most basic instincts: to reproduce. It gets you when you're just an innocent teenager and changes your mindset for the rest of your life, allowing you to waste precious time that could be used for something actually useful, unless you get help, that is. It just makes me sad. And sure, alcohol companies cannot control how people use their products, but think about this: if you're a gigantic porn website, with so much influence over people and visitors everyday, and yet you have literal child porn on your site, then the least you could do is have reliable verification to make sure this doesn't happen. I feel like that part is their responsibility. If this is the way Pornhub runs itself, then perhaps they should just be shut down. What if YouTube had videos of horribly gruesome acts put on their site? Then of course it would be their job to take it down. Porn sites have created a place for people to post malicious content, and they're not doing a thing about it! They just create a demand for more and more degenerate content. Famous people get called out for being pedophiles, but a website does this and it's suddenly okay? I just don't get it. Porn consumers wouldn't be having fun if they had to endure even half of what people in the industry go through. I feel like moderation doesn't matter if this is happening. But that's just what I think.
I understand what you mean, and agree that porn sites should monitor their content more, but taking down one of the largest and most visited websites in the world? That's just not gonna happen. And if porn is a drug that preys on man's instinct to reproduce - which it doesn't really; it only satisfies one's desire for one of our many forms of pleasure - then masturbating and all non-reproductive sex shouldn't be allowed either, which is impossible to make laws for.

Also, speaking from experience, I have never seen any content on Pornhub that was obviously illegal, which means there sure is content control.
 

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Yeah, I guess I did word that kind of weird. It's just that the brain is naturally programmed to see sexual imagery and want it, since that's how we've stayed alive as a species. But the brain is not programmed to be so overwhelmed as porn makes us. Our brains are based on having so many mates, just as we did back in the prehistoric times, so as a result, when you have a virtually countless number of sexual videos and images literally at your fingertips, then of course people are going to get addicted and it's going to be a thing that people routinely give into, and that's just the sad truth, as much as I don't like it. It's not like the old days when you had one dirty magazine and that was it. Now you can see women getting strangled and the most disgusting, unnatural fetishes from wherever you want, and everyone is fine with it. Porn takes sex and turns it into an awful, perverted thing. I don't have any problem with casual sex or masturbation themselves, as long as they are done within reason and not addictively, but porn is a whole other beast because of the endless pursue of novelty.
 

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I've probably said this before, but I think it's time people stopped being so tribalistic over products (including games) based on the people who liked/disliked them.

Like, yes, Dexit was a big controversy in Pokemon Sword and Shield and some people did take it a bit far.

But that shouldn't affect how you look at the game. If you liked the games, great. Feel happy that they did well. If you didn't, that's fine too.

However, it seems a lot of people aren't happy/unhappy because of the games, but because they feel their 'tribe/sports team' has won/lost. Like, there are people who seemingly think that if a vocal group wants a product to fail, it should succeed just to make them miserable or vice versa.

And I think that's become a bit of a plague online. People aren't judging products on their own merits anymore, they're judging it on whether their tribe likes the idea behind the work or not. Now it's not 'Star Wars is great, let's hope it succeeds' or 'Star Wars is terrible, hope it fails'. It's 'this group I think are horrible people liked this Star Wars film, so I'll root for it to fail' or 'this group I like/identify with liked this Star Wars film, I hope it does well' with the aim being to 'spite the outgroup'.

It's pathetic, and it's an absolutely plague on meaningful criticism.
 

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I've probably said this before, but I think it's time people stopped being so tribalistic over products (including games) based on the people who liked/disliked them.

Like, yes, Dexit was a big controversy in Pokemon Sword and Shield and some people did take it a bit far.

But that shouldn't affect how you look at the game. If you liked the games, great. Feel happy that they did well. If you didn't, that's fine too.

However, it seems a lot of people aren't happy/unhappy because of the games, but because they feel their 'tribe/sports team' has won/lost. Like, there are people who seemingly think that if a vocal group wants a product to fail, it should succeed just to make them miserable or vice versa.

And I think that's become a bit of a plague online. People aren't judging products on their own merits anymore, they're judging it on whether their tribe likes the idea behind the work or not. Now it's not 'Star Wars is great, let's hope it succeeds' or 'Star Wars is terrible, hope it fails'. It's 'this group I think are horrible people liked this Star Wars film, so I'll root for it to fail' or 'this group I like/identify with liked this Star Wars film, I hope it does well' with the aim being to 'spite the outgroup'.

It's pathetic, and it's an absolutely plague on meaningful criticism.
Indeed... this particular kind of polarisation where people use ad hominem attacks against each other for not liking what other people like (or vice versa), or what other people agree with, has become all too common by now. It's more like ''This sucks, but you seem to like it, so you suck too'' nowadays. This is really one of the biggest fallacies you can make, and, but that might just be me, most people are actually aware of this, but still use it.
 

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Okay, can YouTubers please stop giving their channel announcement videos such ominous titles? I've seen at least three YouTubers I follow post videos with titles like 'I quit' or 'the future of this channel', and it keeps making me worried they've decided to quit the platform/creating content altogether.
 

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My Birthday is tomorrow (as I'm writing this), And sad to say it wont be the same 'cause my dad is currently in the hospital getting heath surgery, and won't be home to celebrate. I'm worried for him and heath broken that he wont be here tomorrow, but I am hopeful that the surgery will be successful and that he will return home safely and healthy.

Say what you will about the America and it's healthcare system, but its all we have...
 

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Okay, can YouTubers please stop giving their channel announcement videos such ominous titles? I've seen at least three YouTubers I follow post videos with titles like 'I quit' or 'the future of this channel', and it keeps making me worried they've decided to quit the platform/creating content altogether.
That's just good ol' clickbait, the only difference being that it's usually not considered inappropriate.
 

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My Birthday is tomorrow (as I'm writing this), And sad to say it wont be the same 'cause my dad is currently in the hospital getting heath surgery, and won't be home to celebrate. I'm worried for him and heath broken that he wont be here tomorrow, but I am hopeful that the surgery will be successful and that he will return home safely and healthy.

Say what you will about the America and it's healthcare system, but its all we have...
Hope he will get better soon. Such things are never pleasant to hear.
 

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That's just good ol' clickbait, the only difference being that it's usually not considered inappropriate.
Yeah, it's certainly clickbait. It's just annoying given the channels that do this never use clickbait for anything else. I'd expect it from say, WatchMojo or something, but when you're making good videos with perfectly understandable titles and thumbnails, it's a lot more lame than it would be from a clickbait merchant like WatchMojo or BuzzFeed.
 

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I'm not entirely sure if it is true or not, but I've heard that soy is not good for testosterone and that it can actually lower it (hence stuff like the soy boy meme). So now I've been totally upset to find it in a whole bunch of things I would've never thought of before, es frustrante. Why is soy in Cup of Noodles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch? It's making me totally paranoid. ¿Qué pasa?
 

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I'm not entirely sure if it is true or not, but I've heard that soy is not good for testosterone and that it can actually lower it (hence stuff like the soy boy meme). So now I've been totally upset to find it in a whole bunch of things I would've never thought of before, es frustrante. Why is soy in Cup of Noodles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch? It's making me totally paranoid. ¿Qué pasa?
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Don't believe everything people say on the internet (or outside the internet for that madder).
 

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Having soy is fine as long as you don't indulge yourself in it. An actual "soy boy" is someone who regularly consumes products that are heavily soy-based, like soy milk, and gets feminized as a result. What people also don't take into account is that milk also contains a lot if not more estrogen than soy, so it is actually more "dangerous" to masculinity than soy. So just take things in moderation and you'll be fine.
 

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I would really appreciate if people would stop bringing up the whole Covid and Staying Home situation everywhere.
Almost every advertisement, every site, every corner has to bring this up just because. Sorry, but it's kinda getting on my nerves.
 

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I would really appreciate if people would stop bringing up the whole Covid and Staying Home situation everywhere.
Almost every advertisement, every site, every corner has to bring this up just because. Sorry, but it's kinda getting on my nerves.
Yeah, it certainly can get annoying. As can the constant reminders that this program or another was filmed before the pandemic broke out.
 

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Having soy is fine as long as you don't indulge yourself in it. An actual "soy boy" is someone who regularly consumes products that are heavily soy-based, like soy milk, and gets feminized as a result. What people also don't take into account is that milk also contains a lot if not more estrogen than soy, so it is actually more "dangerous" to masculinity than soy. So just take things in moderation and you'll be fine.
This whole 'soy and milk are feminising you' is grossly exaggerated, and likely deliberately being spread by some kind of militant antifeminist conspiracy theorist who believes that we will all be turned female for some vague reason.
I drink a cup of milk daily and never experienced anything weird, nor do I see any reason why it should be. Yeah, consuming exorbitant amounts of anything can do weird things to you, but that's because of the amount of it, bot the product itself. Many food products contain trace amounts of potentially harmful substances; almonds contain cyanide and bananas are slightly radioactive, but you don't see anyone avoiding these for such reasons, because you shouldn't. They are perfectly safe in normal amounts.

I would really appreciate if people would stop bringing up the whole Covid and Staying Home situation everywhere.
Almost every advertisement, every site, every corner has to bring this up just because. Sorry, but it's kinda getting on my nerves.
Indeed. This whole COVID-19/Coronavirus/whatever you name it can become quite annoying afte a while. That's why I have drasically lowered any news consumption, because you already know what to expect when you do so. I will tune in again after a while to see how much impact it is still going to have.
 

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Okay, apologies for saying this, since I try to avoid being too political here.

But... I think some people need to understand why countries have a police force.

Because in recent times, I've seen a few... somewhat extreme reactions to certain events, with some people outright saying they should abolish the police entirely.

And I get it. I really do get the logic here. The situation in many places is pretty damn bad, and there's a lot of corruption and brutality in the police, especially in the United States. Way too many of them get away with crimes that a civilian would go to prison for years for, way too many of them are racist, and far too few of them know how to handle a protest or criticism without resulting to mindness, needless violence for the sake of it.

So we definitely need reform there, and we need a lot of it.

However, that doesn't mean we can have a society without one altogether. A society without a police force (or any form of law enforcement) wil quickly turn into a dystopian nightmare of the type that'll make the recent protests look like a peaceful day at the park.

Don't believe me?

Go check out how things are doing in certain parts of South America. Or the middle east. Or Africa.

Many places there are basically war zones due to a non existent, poorly funded or utterly outgunned police force. Without the police, they end up overrun and controlled by organised crime, with results far worse than police brutality in the states could ever be. If no one keeps crime in check, the role of the police will end up taken up by organised crime (cartels, mafia, yazuka, triads, etc), street gangs, vigilantes or mobs, with no interest at all in reasonable force, innocence until proven guilty, human rights, etc.

Or alternatively, they end up going martial law and calling in the army to deal with things, which is probably not much better.

So no. You really do not want to literally abolish the police/law enforcement. They need a lot of reform for sure, and that reform might involve hiring new police to replace pretty much all the old ones to try and root out systemic corruption or what not, but you need some sort of law enforcement none the less.
 
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