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  • There’s a fairly well-known story that illustrates this that I’ll paraphrase here.[1, 2]

    A Redditor thought that he was being homophobic towards his gay roommate because he got mad whenever he saw his roommate with other guys. Fast forward a couple of days and after discussing this with several Redditors and his sister he finds out that what he’s feeling isn’t homophobia, but rather jealousy. Eventually him and his roommate talk it out and they end up in a relationship.

    Had this happened a couple decades earlier their story would have likely gone very differently. For starters the gay roommate probably wouldn’t have been out about being gay and might have been acting in a more stereotypically “straight” manner to not raise suspicion. Had the straight guy found out that his roommate was gay there would be a higher chance that he was homophobic, and even if he wasn’t he’d be far less likely to question his own sexuality after thinking of himself as straight for his entire life. Their story only ended the way it did because they live in a time where homophobia is less prevalent in society.

    As societal acceptance increases more people who experience same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria are willing to explore and adopt a non-heterosexual and/or trans identity, and more people are willing to tell that to a pollster as well.

    The life expectancy of queer people also appears to be smaller for a variety of reasons, although the gap with cishet people seems to have reduced over time.


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    Most of the time I think with my own voice, but sometimes when I’ve been watching a lot of videos from the same creator I’ll start thinking with their voice and speech patterns. This was moderately annoying when I started hearing my thoughts being narrated by Jacksepticeye’s high-pitched Irish voice.



  • Ȉ̶̢̠̳͉̹̫͎̻͔̫̈́͊̑͐̃̄̓̊͘ ̶̨͈̟̤͈̫̖̪̋̾̓̀̓͊̀̈̓̀̕̚̕͘͝Ạ̶̢̻͉̙̤̫̖̦̼̜̙̳̐́̍̉́͒̓̀̆̎̔͋̏̕͝͝M̶̛̛͇̔̀̈̄̀́̃̅̆̈́͑̑͆̇ ̵̢̨͈̭͇̙̲͎͉̝͙̻̌͝I̷̡͓͖̙̩̟̫̝̼̝̪̟̔͑͒͊͑̈́̀̿̋͂̓̋̔͌̚ͅN̸̮̞̟̰̣͙̦̲̥̠͑̔̎͑̇͜͝ ̷̢̛̛͍̞̖̹̮͈͕̠̟̽̔̋̎͋͑̍̿̅̈́̋̕̚̚͜͝Y̴̧̨̨͙̗̩̻̹̦̻͎͇͈͎͓̩̐̓Ö̸͈̭̒̌̀̇͂̃͠ͅŨ̷̢̞̗͛̌͌͒̀̇́̽̓͑͝Ŕ̷͇͌ ̸̛̮̋̏̋̋̔͝W̶͔̄̐͋͑A̷̧̖̗͕̻̳͙̼͖͒L̴̩̰͙̾͑͑͑̒̏Ḻ̸̡̦̭͚̱̝̟̣̤͗̊́͐̋̈́̒͠͠͠͠͝S̸̯͚͈̠͍̆̉̑͗͊̄̒̏͆̔͊



  • Winter because I live in Brazil, which is a tropical and very humid country so the heat can get unbearable even here in the south where it’s colder compared to the north.

    There are a few cities that get cold enough to reach negative Cº, but where I live it’s mostly between 10º-20º during winter so I just need some extra coats and more blankets and I’m happy. During summer I can only take off so many layers before it becomes illegal.


  • I’ve always thought that the biggest difference between religious people and atheists is that we’re willing to just say “I don’t know”.

    I don’t know if there was something before the universe, how it’ll end or if there will be something after, or if we’re in some kind of simulation, or whatever else. But I’m willing to leave it at that and I don’t feel the need to point to some deity to fill in the gaps of my knowledge.


  • This is a bad habit of mine lol

    I made a video a while back on the topic of political violence which I intended to be only like 5min long, but actually turned into 30 minutes as I researched more and came across more stuff I wanted to discuss on this subject.

    I’m doing the same thing now as I’m writing an article on the Cass Review which is already 20 pages long and I’m probably gonna go over 30. I have two pages dedicated entirely to discussing only one of the items of the modified Newcastle-Ottawa Scale that some of the systematic reviews used, and I decided to leave it there because if I were to discuss all of the items in detail I could write three times more.