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  1. Most 20-somethings I know have booked, or already had, their vaccinations. Though for that age group the reasons do skew more towards altruism or desire for normality rather than avoidance of covid-19. Having said that, I also know people in that age group who had covid-19 last year and still have no sense of smell or taste today.
  2. I think I can do it quite quickly, if I may: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/britons-are-frantically-googling-what-eu-after-voting-leave-it-a7101856.html
  3. A Torygraph cartoonist making cartoons that support Starmer's attempt at leadership tells you exactly what you need to know about Starmer.
  4. People are fed up because of something the tabloids have invented? That's mighty fucking stupid of them.
  5. What they said ^ Mostly. We had effectively 0 cases when the BLM march took place, and whilst I personally found it not great timing (a week later would've been good!) I do see the need for it to take place while the momentum was there worldwide. As for the swimmers, they were deliberately breaking the rules after being asked not to. I actually disagree with the police arresting the bloke, it should've been broken up as soon as the police arrived and everyone moved on instead, but here we are.
  6. It isn't comparable.
  7. Is anyone not allowed to display calendars?
  8. Conceptually or legally? Either way, probably yes.
  9. Liberals tend to support legalisation and regulation of sex work.
  10. I didn't feel like either movement was aimed at me.
  11. It's been of some amusement to me that the same people who felt victimised by the slogan "Black Lives Matter" now seem to feel victimsed by people suggesting that men disproportionately commit sex crimes. No doubt they're the same people who bleat about others being "professional victims" whenever someone has an actual grievance, too.
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    Women of Mann

    Smells like systemic problems. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/sexual-assault-harassment-metropolitan-police-metoo-london-a8845811.html
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    Women of Mann

    Perhaps national awareness and demonstration is part of the answer?
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    Women of Mann

    Having known someone who was horrifically mentally and physically abused by a partner, a manipulative person can remove someone's ability to get help entirely. There's a huge psychological element that your post somewhat glosses over.
  15. Lots of footage of police being violent during BLM protests!
  16. Neither do I, but I think the society we have has contributed significantly to the number of men who become sexual aggressors. As usual a large portion of the culpability lies with the media (likely male-controlled media!) who have spent the last century telling us that women are less valuable as human beings than men, and need to have a husband and kids to have any real meaning at all. Nobody should really be surprised that there are a number of men who take this view to heart and couldn't give a toss about women or their wellbeing.
  17. Sex work is real work. Pornography/sex are not inseparably linked to objectification in the way you seem to be implying. It's only objectification really if it involves dehumanising the person, or reducing their value simply to that of sex. I think OnlyFans is a good thing really. It lets women make money from their bodies solely on their own terms, unlike "traditional" pornography or sex work.
  18. Instagram and Twitter is full of buff men posting pictures of themselves with naff all on, nobody* objectifies them. Also women should be able to do whatever they like with their own image without being at an increased threat of sexual violence as a result, yeah? *same caveat applies
  19. People's behaviour is readily modified by the environment around them. Advertising wouldn't be a trillion dollar business were that not the case. Normalising objectifying women, degrading/violent pornography, de-valueing women as people etc does not turn "normal" people into sexual abusers, but they almost certainly embolden people who are prone to becoming abusers. So maybe we should stop doing that. Nobody is suggesting that all men are rapists, by the way.* *Yes you'll be able to find a post from some fringe lunatic on Twitter claiming that, and no I won't accep
  20. Literally never. We must've watched different protests!
  21. I did what to a Taoist?
  22. "Opposite colour" And no, not really. I have lots of friends who are mixed-race couples. Not really arsed what their babies look like, so long as they have ten fingers and ten toes. No disrespect to anyone with more/fewer.
  23. Amusing that the Palace were fine with all of Meghan Markle's "bullying" for years and years, until a few days before they feared she may out them publicly. Suddenly an investigation! I've been aware of Meghan Markle for quite a number of years, I thought "Suits" was brilliant. She came across as a decent, down to earth sort of person in any of the outtakes/cast interviews. Of course she's committed two cardinal sins since, being brown whilst royal and being a woman with an opinion. I mean, Prince Andrew is a literal pedophile, but sure Meghan Markle has ruined the royal famil
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