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A single post on r/LGBT, got me banned. Never even been there before.

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January 16, 2018
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https://www.reddit.com/r/lgbt/comments/7qpyot/does_anyone_else_feel_trapped_by_this_community/?utm_source=reddit-android I made this post, hoping to stur up some discussion. i know its badly worded, and a bit "edgy" for that sub but it was late and i should be able to ask some out there questions right? ive known about the social justice warrior problem in the "community" for a while now but i figured that most were on tumblr or something but apparently not. i responded to some commebts with my own opinion, even the ones that were angry people right at the start, and i tried my best to not be a complete asshole and just put my opinion out there, and i woke up in the morning to a ban...


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Title A single post on r/LGBT, got me banned. Never even been there before.
Author Eden987
Upvotes 2
Comments 8
Date 16 January 2018 01:33 PM UTC (2 years ago)
Subreddit altTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/163419
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/altTRP/comments/7qsbk7/a_single_post_on_rlgbt_got_me_banned_never_even/
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[–]hatessw3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

The traditional gay subs have ruthless moderation. If you want a lack of subjective moderation, /r/askgaybros is your best bet.

Haven't checked out your post, because it's in that sub.

[–]RedBurritoMonsterPaw3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Like all wannabe totalitarians, social justice warriors are attracted to positions of power. That means they're both overrepresented among college professors AND moderators on reddit. I'm not kidding.

[–]azgary1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

They banned me, too, over some harmless crap. Mods are very sensitive. So fuck 'em!

[–]halfback9101 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

Can you give me a rundown on your thoughts? Everything is deleted.

In the case of what I think this is, I'll take a stab.

I'm going to guess you're experiencing just a tiny bit of self loathing. I did too. For the longest time I said things like "I hate the gay community."

I was your typical Uncle Milo. Over the last five-ish years I've changed. I'm still not in line with the average gay political position (although as gay becomes mainstream, that has changed gradually), but I do go to Pride now. And you know what? It's kind of fun. I generally don't go to gay bars unless I'm super thirsty for some sex and need it ASAP just because I hate loud noise and flashing lights.

I do not feel trapped by "the community". Simply because I do not have to be a part of any community I don't want to be a part of. It's also important to note that the online gay community is very different from the real life community. Yes, the online community is dominated by SJWs, but the real life community really isn't. It has a somewhat liberal tilt, but it's nothing you've not seen before and dissent is generally welcome.

The gay community as a phenomenon is not going to exist much longer. It existed because gays were oppressed and had to form a subculture. As gays are less and less oppressed, we've been seeing that subculture die. Gay guys don't live almost exclusively in gayborhoods anymore. So-called gayborhoods are now largely rich, white, straight hipsters. Gays just live normal lives in the suburbs and cities now.

I would try and sit down and analyze whether your feelings of being trapped "by the community" are from a part of you that wants YOU to be something separate, maybe something better, than "the rest of them". If your upbringing led you to believe that homosexuality is wrong/sinful/gross/whatever having a way to say "Well, I'm a different homosexual because X." is the next natural step away from the cognitive dissonance of "I'm not a homosexual."

[–]Eden987[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

I really apreciate your response and you actually nailed it on the head minus one thing; i also made a point to say in my post on r/LGBT, that LGBT is a movement and not an ideology, and that eventually to effectively achieve its goal it must dissipate, to avoid ending up like toxic femenism, which has made itself into an ideology, and thus self perpeutates itself by hurting people. I also proposed an open discussion on what are some areas that as a whole are unescessary to concern ourselves with at the current time, since alot pf progress has been made in the last 20 years.

[–]In_Mint_Condish0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

me too man, me too.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy

You need to own your hatred and defend it. Only a punk goes where he’s not wanted and deliberately upsets people. Don’t play others for fools; you are not “expressing your free speech” or being “honest”. You are an abusive person. Own it and don’t blame others for not wanting you.

[–]Eden987[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

For starters, i think you should acknowledge that you are doing exactly what you said i shouldnt do. I have no hatred for LGBT people, and i AM bisexual, and the post i made was talking about how there are sometimes that i feel the LGBT "community" oversteps its boundries and makes people more uncomfortable than accepting. I did not deliberately upset people, i did exactly what i said i did, and tried to stir up discussion, not trouble. Talking about an issue is healthy and productive. I recieved umerrited hatred from the commenters, and defended myself calmly, and respectfully, then woke up in the morning to a ban, after not a single warning, or even a previous post. When i say that the post was edgy for that sub, im simply saying that almost all the posts there are activism, and my post was talking about setting boundries for the community, and recognising that we cannot perpetually exist as an entity if our goal is to allow people of different sexual orientations to be recognised as normal. I am absoultely exercising my god given right to free speech, and not one thing i said in that post, or this comment has been "abusive". Things you do not like, or that hurt your feelings, or that juxtapose your political view, are not abusive, they are reality. I am sorry you are an intollerant, rude, and stupid person, and i hope you get better.



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