I can't even begin to imagine what would cause respect or disgust. It's a dog on a road :-D

How could anything be more ordinary?

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and it seems completely batshit to think that this reflects people's politics.

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool leftist and I grew up on a road just a bit wider than that, otherwise almost exactly the same.

How is that related? (baffled emoji)

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This is the fallacy called false dichotomy

It's not an either/or. Presenting it as such is dishonest AF.

I doubt more than 0.5% of people who see this react with disgust or respect. Neither of those is a normal reaction.


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RT @VandaliaPosts
This image is a pretty good litmus test for politics: do you regard this scene with respect, or disgust?
twitter.com/VandaliaPosts/stat

Calling Twitter to demand they delete an insulting tweet is exactly what a pussy ass bitch would do 😀😀😀😂🤣

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😀😀😀⬇️⬇️⬇️🤣😂😀
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RT @swin24
“When the White House called up Twitter in the early morning hours of Sept. 9, 2019, officials had what they believed was a serious issue to report: Famous model Chrissy Teigen had just called…Trump “a pussy ass bitch” on Twitter —& the White House wanted the tweet to come down” twitter.com/swin24/status/1623
twitter.com/swin24/status/1623

The Dehumanization of Young Adults makes for hilarious cartoons thanks to wildly exaggerated claims by neurologists popularized by clickbait journalists.

In the 1960s sexologist Kurt Freund did a phallometric study of sexual attraction by age group.

He found that the normal men in his sample were almost as attracted to the 12-16 year old females as to the 17+ females.

full text: sci-hub.se/10.1016/0005-7967(7

Who sexualized these men?

a TV producer?
TV viewers?
the men themselves?

or maybe they're just naturally sexy?

My friend Gunter thinks these are very sexy tits.

Some wackos would have you believe that:

If they belong to a 19 year old woman Gunter is normal.

but if they belong to a 17 year old woman Gunter is a dangerous pedophile monster.

American laws regarding teens and sex are an atrocious dysfunctional mess

twitter.com/reason/status/1570
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RT @reason
How is it that photos exchanged—or even extorted—by teens who all reside in Kansas can be considered an interstate crime? Simple: Snapchat's server is in California. reason.com/2022/09/14/kansas-s
twitter.com/reason/status/1570

Chatting about the world with coworkers of various ages and backgrounds was Very Healthy for us.

It's so much harder to hate people you've gotten to know.

Fewer teens in the workplace is a sad development. It makes our society worse.

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Restaurants, and retail outlets had staff aged 16 to 65. They mixed. They got to know each other. They communicated. They learned from each other. In those days NOBODY had an official mentor. But everybody had half a dozen unofficial ones.

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Back in the 80s young adults aged 14-18 socialized with older adults sometimes. Maybe with neighbors, their parents' friends, during church or scouting activities, while cheering for a local football team, but mostly at work. Usually in the service industry.

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A few months ago I saw a graph showing how many more teens were employed in the 1980s than in the 2000s and 2010s. (sadly I can't find it now)

I think this trend toward teens working less contributes a lot to the hate everyone aims at teenagers.

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RT @Maggie_McNeill
"Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum." – Thomas Szasz twitter.com/FranklinH3000/stat

the term "groomer" is ridiculous fear-mongering bullshit, just like "predator"

it's totally detached from reality and serves only to gin up hysteria.

Teens are young adults.

Puberty is nature's way of making us adults.

Most of us are fully grown by age 14 or 15.

It's very fashionable to infantilize teenagers now, but it's stupid as hell. It's unscientific and it's demeaning and degrading to our young people.

The most widespread delusion in America

is that a child will be permanently damaged by a glimpse of a naked breast.

Apparently Gen Z believes that all the animals on the planet are sexual,

except humans,

who are ASEXUAL until some other human comes around and *sexualizes* them.

😀😀😀

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