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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    Yeah well, more than necessary (or simply the wrong) actions were done imo. For instance, tracking infection sources and how that information was applied. If it's properly done and doesn't show communal spread getting out of control, restrictions should be light. Then after one part of the...
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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    Not in our case. It obviously could've been better dealt with, but as I said a failure was inevitable. The requirements for declaring State of Emergency were only met during 3/2020 (3 weeks) and not since. I think I've been thorough enough explaining why blaming the spread of COVID in Finland on...
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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    It's the liberal democracy part once again. Making airtight restrictions is illegal. Can't stop citizens from leaving the country either. You can look at mass spreading events and possibly point out how that particular person (who does their best to evade restrictions) could've been stopped...
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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    It has been restricted as much as the constitution allows. The service sector (current estimates 35-40% of small businesses) is the sacrifice. Our borders are always open to citizens and permanent residents, and some of them have no brains to speak of. I can't vouch for polls that I haven't...
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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    This premise is mostly rubbish looking at how things were done in Finland. Government can't step in to be the bad guy in a liberal social democracy. Whether you want it or not economic freedom is freedom too. I reckon that there are ways to do it worse, and refusing vaccination is the number 1...
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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    Sure, 98% vaccination rate on top of heavy social restrictions that everyone complies with. However, this is not what governments are after. They will lift restrictions when the hospital burden eases off, because that's what everyone wants in the big picture (and is the best option for...
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    A Group of 270 Scientists, Doctors, etc. Submit Open Letter to Spotify Regarding Joe Rogan (JRE)

    Omicron spreads too easily for vaccination to stop that. Everyone will be exposed to it soon enough, but even this is a ridiculous argument against vaccination. The COVID-19 illness people get from omicron seems to put people in bad shape, yes, but it's mainly because people with underlying...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    These seem the same in essence. Focusing on rape itself doesn't get us anywhere, because there's plenty of ways to be a scumbag without being a rapist. Nowadays when the definition of rape has been extended pretty wide in some places, thinking about tactics to evade possible accusations is a...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    Well, Saudis have not one but two solutions to this. Remember the equilibrium between freedom and safety? All of these increase the likelihood of consensual sex. Funny enough, false accusations fit the modern idea of rape. Now, it's not the statistical truth, but this stuff is always...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    Yes, something in real life resembling a fantasy is a funny coincidence. We're talking about people who have no issues separating fantasy and reality here. Every other day I entertain the fantasy of having access to completely disposable dolls (aka females of the species homo sapiens). That...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    We don't know exactly what was said there and then, so who cares. Rape + murder is a shock and surprise from just talk every time. Even if my racist friend (disclaimer: we're not close and I always confronted his stupid shit) went and lynched somebody, nothing he has previously said would reduce...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    You bring it back to very concrete things that we can point to. That's not the point exactly. Terminal Blue wrote earlier: This isn't a problem if the locker room misogynist turns out to be one in relationships also. Thus far in this thread we have people who haven't had a problem recognizing...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    For balance, I know a couple of bragging types and they probably do think they are more powerful because of that. Yeah, they sleep around and let you know, but holy shit I've no dreams of challenging them on that front. Sure, I'd like one sex life pls, but I wouldn't imitate them even if I had...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    Oh no, words on a web forum! No need to take things so personally. The context is subversion. We can point terrible instances of sex being about power, usually in cases of rape. But a lot of consensual sex is about power as well, thus we have a reason to subvert the expectation that there are...
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    Young South Korean Men Revolt Against Feminism in South Korea

    It could be purposefully provocative. Feminists have probably found ways to attach +1 to rape into anything considered masculine or belonging to the patriarchy. Go far enough radfem in these matters and rape as a term becomes extremely diluted and starts to mean very little on its own. Like...