r/AskReddit May 17 '21

What doesn't get enough attention?

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u/FreeLook93 May 17 '21

Every answer so far is depressing at shit (expectedly so), so here is one that isn't:

The Japanese rock scene. There have been a lot of really great rock bands come out of Japan over the last 20 or so years.

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u/ConstableBlimeyChips 29d ago

The Japanese rock scene. There have been a lot of really great rock bands come out of Japan over the last 20 or so years.

I really wish they'd promote a bit more overseas. Babymetal and Band-Maid are the only bands I can think of that do so regularly. A few have done the odd show in the US or places like London or Paris but in general you have to go out of your way to support a Japanese band.

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u/FreeLook93 29d ago

Yeah, but on the flip side I got to see toe play live for in a small venue where I could be right at the stage and it only cost me $20. I do wish these bands were more popular, but the small venue live shows are amazing. So it's not all bad.

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u/ItzDomos May 17 '21

when i read this at first i thought you meant like rocks on the ground... and for a moment there i had a really wholesome vision of a bunch of happy Japanese men in a convention center showing off their pretty rocks to each other.

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u/ForgottenSalad 29d ago

omg me too, and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if there was a great *ground rock scene in Japan too

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u/yinyang107 May 17 '21

Gimme some, I wanna jam

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u/FreeLook93 May 17 '21

toe (Math rock/post rock)
Sakuran Zensen (punk rock/garage rock revival)
LITE (math rock)
tricot (math rock /pop-punk)
Otoboke Beaver (hardcore punk/noise rock)
Midori (hardcore/jazz fusion)
Necry Talkie (pop rock/indie pop)
Ogre You Asshole (indie rock)
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs (alt rock/noise rock)
The Pillows (power pop / indie rock)
CHAI (dance punk/indie pop)
a picture of her (math rock)
ASPARAGUS (indie rock)

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u/DonCherryFeverDream 29d ago

Ogre You Asshole has to be the most hilarious random band names there is, I love it.

Also, I would add Polysics onto this list, really fun band that have been around but seem to get left off a lot of these lists. Naivepop or Petitfool is another one I'd add.

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u/FreeLook93 29d ago

I actually know the story behind how they got the name (or at least how they claim they got the name)!

The band were big fans of Modest Mouse, and they met their bass player, who was very drunk at the time, outside a club in Japan. They asked him to name their band, and he wrote "ogre you asshole" on one of their arms. They stuck with it. They used the name for quite awhile before learning that it was a reference to the movie Revenge of the Nerds. They later opened for Modest Mouse, and shared the story with the bass player, who had no recollection of the encounter.

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u/Shishi432234 May 17 '21

Buck-Tick

X-Japan

the GazettE Their quality kinda dips after this album was released, just a heads up. Their earlier shit is great though.

Glay feat Kyosuke Himuro here Both of these artists are great by themselves, but this collab is my fave.

Creature Creature

Give me some time, and I can come up with a longer list for you if you're interested. Buck-Tick has been around since the mid 80's so their sound has changed a lot since then, so make sure to check around to get the full range of their work.

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u/Mr_Mori 29d ago

X-Japan

Holy nostalgia!

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u/Maanavdv May 17 '21

Anime openings are a great way to find cool bands!

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u/grimacesp 29d ago

This is too true:

Crystal Lake

Survive Said the Prophet

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Mary's Blood

Doll$box

Coldrain

A Crowd of Rebellion

Unlucky Morpheus

Undead Corporation

One OK Rock

My First Story

Ningen Isu

Tears of Tragedy

BRIDEAR

LOVEBITES

The list goes on, and on.

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u/Nvenom8 29d ago

Pretty sure Doll$boxx has two x's.

Also, if you're into that kind of thing, BAND-MAID has been pretty consistently putting out good stuff.

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u/ha_look_at_that_nerd 29d ago

I don’t know anything about Japanese rock but I’m upvoting because we need some positivity

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u/xTHEKILLINGJOKEx 29d ago

“Rain” by SID if anyone’s interested...

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u/Dance-Sure 29d ago

Another band I would strongly recommend in Pay Money to my Pain, they are a Japanese alternative rock band, yet all their songs are in English.

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u/easternjellyfish 29d ago

I recently became a huge fan of Japanese music, especially rock and pop. It’s a whole different world.

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u/Schlaym 29d ago

Band-Maid!!

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u/Zek_- May 17 '21

Networking.

Everyone will tell you that skill and education are the most important things to focus on.

I've personally experienced that who you know is more important than what you know

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u/GleichUmDieEcke 29d ago

Highly introverted, I don't care for people.

How screwed am I?

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u/Zek_- 29d ago

Depends what your job consists of

But in general other people's help can come in handy, even if you dont expect it. It's nice not having to do all on your own

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u/GleichUmDieEcke 29d ago

I can work in a team setting just fine. To me, "networking" has this air of putting yourself out there to make new contacts and industry insiders, which is just socializing in a professional setting.

Unless they want to discuss the finer points of which Zelda games are superior, I don't think I'm going to enjoy "networking".

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u/J_Krezz 29d ago

Don’t underestimate the reaches of the gaming community these days. If they are under 45 years old you probably have a shot.

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u/Katolo 29d ago

Networking doesn't just mean schmoozing and back-slapping. It could simply be joining a sports team or a local board-gaming club. By default, you then meet people and that's networking.

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u/countrylewis 29d ago

That's a good way to look at it. I went to business school and I always hated "networking." To me, that always implied that I'm only talking to you to get something out of it, and that seems fake as fuck.

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u/Luke5119 29d ago

This is legit where your success in a career either lives or dies. You can be #1 in your class in high school, go to a high end university, if you can't network....you'll be severly limited in how far you'll go in your respective field.

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u/MalcolmTucker55 29d ago

A lot of the time it's just acting normally and having a standard conversation where you show yourself to be an alright person who's easy to get along with. Not every event or talk has to be a big push to secure a massive job - can just be a cool way to meet new people and make an impression that might be useful further down the line.

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u/HarlanCulpepper 29d ago

Just being a decent human being with good manners is a great start. Try to get them to talk about themselves and find something in common. Even if you don't, sometimes having nothing in common is an even more interesting beginning of making a good contact.

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u/dunmiflnfinity 29d ago

Instead of sucking dick, make as many people as possible think you’re not a dick.

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u/CoolAtlas 29d ago

Also networking takes time.a common mistake people do when networking is meet people and then immediately try to "pull".

You need to know people for longer than a few days before you try and pull any favors

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u/Gracilis67 29d ago

How do you network though? Do you talk to colleagues and ask them to send your resume?

I want to utilize networking but don’t know how.

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u/Zek_- 29d ago

On a basic level it's more like knowing a shit ton of people. If you've ever lived in a small city you know the drill. Everyone knows everyone and you can count on help.

On a more advanced level, you should definitely take networking classes and courses, maybe books. I know the formers exist and are often part of masters, where networking is trained just as another skill

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u/my_lovely_lady_gutz 29d ago

That’s a great way to put it — the small town vibe. A lot of fields are very small & people bounce from company to company. Knowing who folks are and the companies that exist is the key, but it’s so hard to explain or “teach”. “How do I network in my field?” is kind of the same question as “how do I get to know people in New Castle, Delaware?” I can’t answer either question specifically but the approach is the same — go there & chat with people. Do that enough & you’ll figure out who is who & what they’re into.

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u/vanillabear26 29d ago

Kind of true in my experience.

Three years ago, I really decided to pursue teaching at an international school. I did my dutiful internet research, but couldn’t find anything comprehensive. Only heard back from one school in China with shit pay, so wasn’t really about it.

Flash forward two years and I decide to take a stab again. Only this time, I’ve developed solid friendships with people who have done it and know how and where to direct me to start looking. Now I’ve been in Kuwait for 7 months!

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u/DownvoteDaemon 29d ago

This is common knowledge. Some just don’t have the resources, connections or social skills.

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u/Preg4Wic May 17 '21

Remember the movie The Whistleblower? A true story about how in 2010 we discovered the UN was facilitating the sexual slavery of children? Nothing was ever done about it and it's become a cultural norm over there in Bosnia. Zero fucks given then, zero fucks given now.

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u/supernintendo128 May 17 '21

Lol I love how the U.N. tried to ban anime for "portraying sexual violence against women" but when it came to the welfare of actual children, they kick their feet up and do jack fucking shit.

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u/spaghatta111 29d ago

Because there is no better way to paint yourself as this big moral compass, than to talk about women and child welfare. To deflect accusing eyes from you

Actually DOING something about child welfare is just too much work to these types of people.

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u/-ButteredNoodles- 29d ago

fuck the U.N

they can’t make me drink my corn syrup

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u/a1b2t 29d ago

Add to this

A lot of white folks from the west to my part of the world to do sex tourism which fuel the entire economics of certain communities.

These prostitutes are nowhere of legal age and will do it because they have no choice

but no one in the west is ever going to bring it up, cause its their party country,soo much for feminism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0yuV0XEz98

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u/kukukele May 17 '21

How poisonous social media is to society.

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u/Yo_CSPANraps May 17 '21

Reddit is definitely the worst addiction I have.

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u/IdiotCounter 29d ago

Crack is my biggest addiction but Reddit is a close second

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u/Nothing-But-Lies 29d ago

My top addiction is letting sugardaddies cum in my tight ass, followed by Pringles

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u/Sackofgold69 29d ago

What...

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u/Gegdalf 29d ago

people really just say anything on the internet

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u/IntrepidusX 29d ago

Seriously, who gets addicted to a mediocre chip.

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u/davybyrne 29d ago

It I’m parsing that sentence correctly—and I most certainly am not—the Pringles are also cumming in their tight ass.

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u/CallMeChasm 29d ago

Once you pop you just can't stop.

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u/Dogeroni2 29d ago

pringle man 😩🤤

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u/Little_Hobbitt 29d ago edited 29d ago

I do agree to a certain extent however I have seen some benefits to social media. Someone who goes missing for example, I've seen multiple documentaries were someone goes missing or is murdered and their social media has given away hints clues as to what they were doing. That's one of the few benefits I can see. This is also in a another way the reason for divorces. Social media is everywhere. So many people catch their spouse/partner had been lying to them through discovering something posted on social media. I think I seen a survey a few years back that said all divorces in whatever year it was were linked to Facebook!

Another benefit is reaching out to old friends who live far away.

Edit: spelling

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u/__secter_ May 17 '21

This is like the most popular and inescapable topic of the last five years of pop culture and sociology, what are you even talking about

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u/themoogleknight 29d ago

I have to agree. "Phones bad" is basically everywhere. Sure we haven't 'done much' about it but I'm not really sure what there is to do. Something not changing doesn't mean it's not getting attention. It just means it's too complex. That'd b e like saying the situation in the Middle East or COVID doesn't get enough attention because it isn't completely fixed.

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u/tthetrainn May 17 '21

Loneliness

It can be just as damaging as being bullied, leading to greater physical health risks along with the depression that comes with

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u/msperfectlyfine May 17 '21

Been dealing with a lot of loneliness the past few years. I don’t know that some people realize how bad it can really be for some people. I’m literally on Reddit just so I can have some conversations with others.

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u/magma123gd 29d ago

I’m on Reddit because I have nobody to actually talk to or tell stories to

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u/Affectionate-Fan8894 May 17 '21

Yeah same it's killing me inside

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u/Tryypod909 29d ago

You all can talk to me, I'm not special or anything but it's nice to talk to others that's kinda what social media is for and if it helps anyone I'm all for that.

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u/likelyilllike 29d ago

Yeah, i agree. I've even deleted tinder because it started to be very pushy for confirmation. I know it is not a big deal but it gave some illusion of interaction with people. Now only the reddit left...

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u/cheesecracker900 29d ago

Reddit and Discord can stop loneliness

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u/GyaradosDance 29d ago

Good on you. I have reddit and youtube left. The important thing is to try to talk to people face to face (Zoom/Skype/Facetime if you can't. Phone call if you can't do that). We're social creatures, we can't get the same stimulation from a black and white screen.

If you ever want to chat with a stranger about anything, send me a message.

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u/SolquidDiarrhea May 17 '21

At least I'll die early!

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u/Cyrrow 29d ago

Gotta think of the positives!

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u/Maanavdv May 17 '21

Yeah, it isnt fun

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u/Beth_Harmons_Bulova May 17 '21

People actually doing the boring day-to-day work to solve one social ill. The people that clock in to eight hour volunteer shifts at a woman’s shelter stocking shelves and solving complex familial issues after months of training will never get the attention that one shiny social media poster will for a nicely formatted poster on Instagram saying “Homelessness for women is a PROBLEM” one time.

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u/Duskmood May 17 '21

Mental disorders

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u/ShadowShell78 May 17 '21

How about Good news? All we hear about it the terrible things happening in the world but never hear and good wholesome stories. That would be nice.

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u/Vapidmusings May 17 '21

I agree, but apparently shock and disgust are the more profitable option.

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u/TheSchlaf 29d ago

If it bleeds, it leads.

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u/BananadontpeelplzxD 29d ago

We're alive, on a planet, in a universe.

How amazing is that.

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u/jeankaaravan May 17 '21

The fact that our way of farming isn't sustainable: we are using a lot of products made from petroleum, we are using more phosphorus than we can provide and insects are dying. Among other things.

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u/JonnySnowflake May 17 '21

When I was a kid going on drives with my dad we'd have to clean the windshield off every few hours to clear the bugs off. I just drove five hours across Pennsylvania in the spring and didn't hit a single one. We should have started panicking years ago.

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u/Gr1pp717 29d ago

semi-related, when I was kid there was a decent chance of snow on halloween. Now that doesn't happen where i grew up until like january.

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u/JonnySnowflake 29d ago

I definitely remember more white Christmases as a kid. It snowed like six inches at my parents house this past Christmas Eve and it was like being 6 all over again

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u/phaazing 29d ago

My family and I took a 4 hour trip upstate NY. The amount of bugs plastered on my windshield and bumper was something that I have never experienced.

Not trying to take away from your experiences. Just thought I would share mine.

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u/notgoodwithyourname 29d ago

Dude I just drove maybe an hour across PA over the weekend and my windshield will tell you that a lot of bugs are no longer flying now.

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u/sriracha_no_big_deal May 17 '21

I've noticed this as well. Although I wonder how much this is impacted by improvements in aerodynamics of cars

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u/JonnySnowflake 29d ago

I'm driving a truck from the Clinton administration, so I doubt much

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u/SPYK3O 29d ago

Or seasonal factors. We get a mild winter and the bugs are way worse.

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u/rippleman 29d ago

I just recently learned about our top soil issue. I don't even know what to think anymore.

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u/Pontus_Pilates May 17 '21

And the solution is not organic farming, no matter how many people try to push it. It's just less efficient and needs more land.

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u/jeankaaravan May 17 '21

Not necessarly organic farming but associating two plants together seems to be a way to mitigate the problem.

Like associating tomatoes with eggplants to attract ladybugs that will eat some pests.

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u/trudenter May 17 '21

Well even just getting away from mono culture crops would help

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u/madeAnAccount41Thing 29d ago

This says that eggplants (and other nightshade vegetables) are not good companion plants for tomatoes. Apparently amaranth attracts beneficial insects though.

Another traditional method that's probably useful in sustainable agriculture is crop rotation. When it's done properly, it can mitigate plant pathogens and add nitrogen to the soil.

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u/frontally 29d ago

Companion planting! I plant marigolds in my veggie garden in the summer... well I did before we had our kid lol hopefully this year will get the veggies growing again with help from little hands

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u/OldManOuch May 17 '21

I’ve been getting into this a lot lately. I actually just watched “kiss the ground” on Netflix the other night. The whole point of the movie is we’ve been killing our soil for nearly 100 years now.

We need to go back to farmers taking care of the soil instead of just spraying poison all over our food. Poison to kill pests, poison to kill weeds. And then basically using steroids for plants because there’s no nutrition left within the soil. See the cancer comment thread that’s on this post. Even “organic” food is still sprayed, just with “organic” chemicals...

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u/Privvy_Gaming 29d ago

Support GMO crops and yo support a much more sustainable way of farming.

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u/EloquentSphincter May 17 '21

And we’ve drained most of the aquifer that waters the farms in the Midwest.

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u/blaspheminCapn May 17 '21

Water crisis

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u/Over_Worldliness4788 May 17 '21

Inb4 water wars. I'm giving it 15 years tops before y'all liberate us for our water :(

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u/blaspheminCapn 29d ago

So start dumping plastics and industrial waste into it - like everyone else.

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u/Over_Worldliness4788 29d ago

Yeah we do that here too ;P but Canada has so much freshwater, even with asshole human pollution there will still be plenty for the Americans when Colarado river dries up

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u/sparkerUwU May 17 '21

Media empires, corprorate backing of media, and the influence it can have in corrupting democracy while brainwashing people to certain positions. A good example is the Murdoch paper empire that is in Australia, effectively 100% of papers are owned by him in the state of Queensland, 70 in whole country.

This is never covered for obvious reasons and people dont realise they are being fed propaganda on a daily basis.

I would recommend taking a look at Kevin Rudd on the inquiry into news media to have it explained in a extremely good way.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 29d ago

It is happening in the US also, and unfortunately the days of the locally owned small town newspaper are coming to a close. They are slowly being squeezed out and either go under or sell to a conglomerate like Gannett

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u/Tananar 29d ago

It's a bit late for there to need to be attention, but when it was happening nobody seemed to give a fuck in the rest of the country...

My midwest city was hit with a severe storm in August called a derecho. The entire city was without power for days, some for weeks. The wind was estimated to have peaked at 140mph. Sustained winds were over 70mph. We lost a majority of our tree canopy. Trees that were decades old were completely uprooted. Some pulled the sidewalks and street up with them. They crushed houses and cars. Many roads were completely impassible. All the gas stations were out of gas. Generators were sold out. Chainsaws were sold out. For a while, there was pretty much no cell coverage.

It was essentially an inland hurricane. The difference between this and an actual hurricane was that we had minutes, not days, of notice. I don't know how we didn't have a huge loss of life. The NWS put out a severe thunderstorm warning, I think in this case it might have been one saying it's a particularly dangerous situation. The tornado sirens went off, but people tend to go outside and look at the sky when that happens.

The president came (a week) after it, but he didn't even leave the airport. He didn't meet with anyone affected. He met with the lawmakers of his own party. Nobody else. Not the lawmakers that were actively out helping the community. Not the guy who owns a BBQ shack and was feeding thousands of people for free. Just his allies.

It was estimated to have caused several billion dollars of damage here alone. Google "Cedar Rapids derecho" and look at the images. You'll get an idea of what it was like.

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u/messidude 29d ago

Sorry to hear that buddy I just saw the pictures. looks really bad. Hope you all get proper help from the government to fix and get back to normal.Wishing you the best my friend.

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u/Tananar 29d ago

Thanks dude. I got so incredibly lucky. None of my family's property was damaged too badly, and we all were safe.

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u/OmNomShivan May 17 '21

Male sexual abuse.

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u/Beth_Harmons_Bulova May 17 '21

Truly baffling people are more comfortable writing off a man or boy as a “problem” who is “acting up for no reason” than believing in their trauma.

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u/zJordan 29d ago

This happened to me, sorta.

I was in McDonald's, around 1am. We're standing in some busy line because well... our cities drinking scene is just around the corner. Place is full of drunks. These two women in front of me in the queue eventually turn around, and and one began groping my crotch.

I grab her arm and yank it away basically, and then tell her to fuck off, but it was all a joke to her.

If I, a guy, had done that to her I would've been beaten half to death before anyone intervened. As a society we shouldn't sexually assault either sex, but we definitely shouldn't turn a blind eye for one gender.

I'll be honest, I didn't care that much. The lack of equality in this area annoyed me more so than the actual act.

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u/OmNomShivan 29d ago

Sorry that happened. To common of an occurrence.

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u/writingwithmovement May 17 '21

It’s so sad. If a boy is assaulted by a man they’re expected to stay quiet about it. If a boy is assaulted by a woman they’re expected to like it.

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u/OmNomShivan May 17 '21

"Society"

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u/TheFloatingCamel May 17 '21

Not just that, male rape, for some reason, is fine to joke about. "Don't drop the soap in prison" is a trope as old as time.

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u/ekul_ryker May 17 '21

I was just at a party this weekend and there was drinking involved. I had two woman come up to me and grab my junk. If I had done that sober or not that would end my life.

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u/vanillabear26 29d ago

One of my favorite tv shows made a joke out of this very concept, like a woman grabbing a man’s junk and played for a laugh. It always rubbed me the wrong way.

The show didn’t make a habit out of this, for what it’s worth, but that always stuck out at me as something that really shouldn’t have a joke made out of it.

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u/boredgay0 May 17 '21

Thank you. because everyone assumes that women are the only ones it happens to.

Yes, it happens to lots of women, way to often actually but no one even bats an eye when it happens to a male and its disgusting.

The trauma is the same for them too

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u/OmNomShivan May 17 '21

Not only does it happen to almost as many men, especially young boys and teenagers, but it is almost always done by another man. Usually a family member, family friend, or someone with a position of power or authority.

Then, when a boy/man speaks up, they're trashed, called weak or insecure. That sometimes leads to an abused becomes an abuser.

It's a nasty and vicious cycle.

I was raped and abused for years by my uncles. I didnt say anything until I was in 7th grade because my other uncle had children and I knew his brothers were around them so I told my aunt, his wife, so she was aware.

My dad laughed at me and called me a liar. I decided right in that moment to get away from my parents (they were physically and mentally abusive my whole childhood.)

I left for Marine Corps Bootcamp immediately after highschool. Haven't seen them again, I'm 35. ✊✊✊🖕🖕🖕

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u/boredgay0 May 17 '21

I'm glad that you got out of there.

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u/OmNomShivan May 17 '21

Me too. I had to go to Iraq 4 times to get out of there. So going from a childhood of severe abuse into war wasn't the ideal solution, however, I was already numb and dead inside so I made it through ok. I'm fine now, mostly. But I don't socialize. I spend time with my wife and kids. No one else exists for me. Going to war was an eye opener.

Here's a tip, don't believe anything you see on TV or in mist cases, the news as a whole. Regardless of your country of origin.

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u/boredgay0 May 17 '21

Never really believed them in the first place. Lots of the news is either false or very opinionated which is so annoying.

Especially, I live in a country with a very high crime rate. Lots of shootings, stabbings and rape cases but the news covers none of that.

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u/OmNomShivan May 17 '21

If it doesn't cause drama then it doesn't sell. Real issues make people feel uncomfortable despite their seriousness. But, headlines and celebrities and shit.

Take this whole transgender situation. Ppl act as if it's a new trend or magically appeared one day. It isn't and didn't.

Ancient Sumer has records of transgendered people. That's what? 7,000-10,000 years in the past? The same is said about homosexuality. It isn't new or random.

It's human nature. Some people are gay, some people are born in the wrong body. Equally true, some people are white and some are brown. It's the same premise.

But put a headline with facts and logic and people ignore them.

Put a headline about XXX CHEATED ON YYY WITH ZZZ and everyone goes nuts.

One day though, one day the majority of people who've had enough will outnumber those who wait for others to make changes for them.

The kids born around 2010 and later will change the world. I'm sure of it. You can already see so much progress all over.

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u/moo_vagina May 17 '21

I've lost so much faith in humanity that I just can't believe your last point no matter how much I desperately want to.

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u/vanillabear26 29d ago

I’m a high school English teacher who spent last year (pre-COVID) as a substitute teacher. I had friends ask me what grades were my favorite, and I always said high school. Someone stopped and asked me why, as they were always terrified of the future generation already being mostly developed and stuck in their habits. But you know what I told this friend?

In my decently expansive but still quite limited experience of the world, I have never seen a group of people more collectively okay with everyone around them. Don’t get me wrong, teenagers are gonna teenager, but the generations that are graduating high school right now are more empathetic, more engaged, and more knowledgeable than anyone I’ve ever known. Social media is a cancer to be certain, but they’ve transcended it to the point where they are able to distill and get the better parts from it than we knew how to. It’s quite marvelous to watch, actually.

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u/Norman_Scum May 17 '21

Your last point is why I have tried to browse the dark web (or maybe it's considered deep web?)

Can't censor it and it's anonymous, so I feel that it's the easiest way to get true news from the people of those countries. Or at least their accounts of what's happening in their country.

You can see it all over the internet. We get to see how other countries perceive us and compare that to how we perceive them and guess what? We all have perceptions based on misinformation.

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u/CharlieTuna_ May 17 '21

And it can be difficult for guys to even come forward due to the general societal expectations that a guy is always receptive to sexual advances which creates a stigma coming forward.

One job I went to management over sexual harassment/assault. Management thought I was doing something to encourage this behaviour when in reality I was asking them to stop. It was infuriating because I knew if I did the same thing to any of the women there I’d be fired. And I put up with it a lot longer than I should have before going to management, and when I did they made me feel like I was causing this behaviour

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u/[deleted] May 17 '21

Can't say about sexual abuse but ever since Amber Heard case, the male physical or mental abuse is at least getting attention.

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u/DIOsexual_priest May 17 '21

The Muslim concentration camps of China.

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u/theseus12347 29d ago

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u/Bxttle May 17 '21

The fine arts! I’m a classical musician so maybe I’m biased, but I think so many people would be more interested in the fine arts in general if they were introduced to more modern art pieces. I mean people nowadays can relate to newer stuff than Mozart or Haydn. I think it’s a shame how many people miss out on all of this amazing art.

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u/haeslan May 17 '21

Yes! Fantasia was a big reason I loved classical music as kid, and I still listen to it! May we need a Fantasia for adults?

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u/HabitatGreen 29d ago

I'm not entirely sure what would count as classical beyond 'old', but if we are talking about (possibly) orchestral or instrumental music, video game and movie music is great as well. Truly art in my opinion. And just look how popular the theme song to Pirates of the Caribbean is. So many covers, so many versions, so many instruments including stuff like the bagbibes and kazoos. The piece really resonated with the public at large (and for good reason).

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u/flashodinson May 17 '21

Every important issue that 'Big People' want to hide from general public. The news and media is so easily manipulated these days that getting the important stuff out there is nearly impossible if someone with money finds it threatening.

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u/Murkepurk May 17 '21

Porn / masturbation addiction, its super widespread, nearly Invisible to people around and way too easy to get into with the internet. While some of its effects are really bad.

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u/themoogleknight 29d ago

I think this is partly because it's gotten tied in with being sexually positive, so if people talk about the negative effects they are immediately assumed to be a prude/religious extremist etc and definitely 'uncool'. Same as talking about negative effects from weed - you get an immediate defensive reaction from people who assume you want to just ban everything and don't want to admit that there can even be a negative side. I feel like this happens much less with something that's been a part of society for longer, like alcohol. Where people can say "yeah this could have some bad effects but I still like do it in moderation." And anyone who immediately jumps down the throat of someone who brings up say, drunk driving, will probably be thought of as a possible alcoholic.

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u/fattestfuckinthewest 29d ago

I’m currently suffering from this. Fortunately I have a fantastic SO that understands and is supporting me. Haven’t looked at anything since Tuesday but it’s definitely a tough thing to fight.

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u/BonelessPickle May 17 '21 edited 29d ago

Cancer. People are aware of it but not its impact.

To put it in perspective, 3.4 million people have died of COVID19 globally so far over almost a year and a half. Cancer has consistently killed 9-10 million people per year since 2014.

Here in the UK the Grenfell Tower Incident was published as a national tragedy where 72 people died in a building fire. £24.5m was raised for that single issue by public donators. In this country cancer kills 450+people every day.

In the USA, over 600,000 people die of cancer every year. That's a 9/11 level event every 2 days.

These don't even account for the people who are treated for cancer, beat it, and it still ruins their lives.

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u/ChronoLegion2 May 17 '21

The problem is that “cancer” is a catch-all term for a wide variety of illnesses. So when someone talks of “cure for cancer”, there can’t be a single solution to the problem. I mean, science fiction has provided some like nanotechnology repairing cells and seeking out mutated ones or boosting the immune system mechanisms that fight cancer naturally. But even if those were viable solutions, we’re decades (if not centuries) away from them

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u/05110909 29d ago

Saying that there's a "cure for cancer" is like saying there's a single "cure for physical injury." You don't treat a sprained ankle and a cut hand the same way even though they both fall under the umbrella of physical injury.

And there are cancers that are already "cured." Basal cell carcinoma has a 100% cure rate if it's caught before it spreads.

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u/BananadontpeelplzxD 29d ago

True, but I think there is a big difference between "curing" cancer and preventing it. Advancements in fields like cloning are going way faster then people often think, and replacing organs that are damaged by cancer with new organs grown in a lab could be a reality very soon, but also detecting cancer in the future could be achieved solely by a ring around your finger for example, or technologies we can simply not yet imagine, because they don't exist yet, but will in several decades.

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u/Antnee83 May 17 '21

Ok- but what would all this extra attention do?

It's not like scientists aren't furiously working on treating and curing cancers worldwide, it's not like we're not painfully aware that cancer kills a shitload of people.

So what's the aim here?

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u/Sfinktar May 17 '21

A lot of people only find out that they've got cancer when it's already too late.

If getting checked for cancer was mandatory once every few years and free, then many more could be saved by detecting cancer early and eradicating it.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 29d ago

Health care procedure in the US? Free? Lol

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u/Nice_Swordfish_69420 May 17 '21

In Sweden he have television ads for donating too cancer but it’s mostly child cancer

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u/niamulsmh May 17 '21

Thanks for the maths, really puts things in perspective.

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u/Crissxfire 29d ago

Maybe a controversial one but the threat of automation in work force.

I'll make it brief, but the idea of automation is fine, if we address all the issues that will arise from it and have plans in place to provide for those who will be displaced from their jobs.

But as it stands, killing off all these jobs won't just start and end with low level labor and services industry jobs. It'll creep into a large portion of jobs. It'll shrink opportunities for employment and make colleges more crammed and more competitive. It'll take away jobs for teenagers/young adults to save money and get a head start in the world.

Education, health care, housing, and more will have to be affordable and more of a right than a privilege for the world to work with automation. Otherwise I feel more people will be on welfare or homeless and It'll be this sad dystopia.

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u/Fast_Turtle99 29d ago

Automation is supposed to be a great thing for humanity. It means we can produce more with less human hours of work. If productivity increases 25% (through automation), it should mean that people can work 30 hours instead of 40 hours and have the same quality of life outside of work.

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like it will play out that way at all. Instead of everyone benefiting from automation, a few % of the population will reap all the benefits as has happened over the last 40 years in the US (Productivity increase vs pay gap ).

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u/DuckTaleDudette 29d ago

DuckTales 2017 why are we still talking this takes the cake.

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u/NextBlueMoon May 17 '21 edited May 17 '21

Actual African American issues.

I can hear you say, "But police brutality BLM BLM" Literally the smallest issue. Cop related things don't account for 1% of African American deaths nor does it explain, without massive leaps and speculation that makes the heat death of the universe blush, how it makes them completely destroy inner city schools, try to fight teachers, the massive gangs (which account for majority of the black related homicide and drug sales). It doesn't explain the death of the family. The only thing it is is a marketing point for politicians because it is an easy issue that you can talk about without having to do anything

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u/BonelessPickle May 17 '21

So this kinda ties in to what I was saying too - I read a meta analysis a while ago about free hormone levels in black vs white Americans and it turns out black men are at higher risk of testicular cancer and are also less likely to come forward and seek treatment. This was layer published in an article which did not mention healthcare or education whatsoever. Until we fix the fundamental problems facing low-income, predominantly black neighborhoods, no progress can be made.

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u/The_Iron_Eco May 17 '21

Assuming this is a scientific medical paper, conclusions about systemic racism wouldn’t make sense. It’s not supposed to mention healthcare, education, or anything other than the direct observations. From there, economists, political scientists, and various other fields of science can draw conclusions from swaths of data rather than just extrapolate from one datapoint.

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u/Preg4Wic May 17 '21

That's because we already know all their issues, and Reddit's not a safe place to say them all out loud.

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u/JohnCarlous May 17 '21

The amount of plastic and over fishing in our oceans today. Even the government dont give a damn about this. Watch SEAPIRACY in netflix this documentary is an eye opener.

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u/Hazmatfox 29d ago

Not to mention high levels of mercury in our lakes too that make the fish inedible

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u/Serious-Judgment-824 May 17 '21

How much Social media changes people.

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u/Oxygen95 May 17 '21

China's claim to the South China Sea and building of artificial islands.

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u/CainRafe May 17 '21

Psychological research, there is a lot of great actionable research out there but the general public doesn't have access to it because scientific papers are so inacessible in terms of the language used and statistics. There is research on how best to teach students with learning disabilities that give actionable easy to do cost effective advice and that research is rarely applied in schools. It's really frustrating seeing amazing advances not being implement because if how horendasly hard it is to read scientific papers.

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u/VeeAndro May 17 '21

Local, County and State Government in the United States, by Americans. The head of the snake is at the bottom and so much corruption starts at home.

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u/ATF0 May 17 '21

At this rate, we'll soon run out of drinkable water if no one does anything, and it doesn't look like anyone will.

Here's a video, to learn more.

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u/skynikan May 17 '21

The consequences of envy. It's one of the most horrible emotions possible and it's terribly common. And whenever someone complains about it, It's always "You're so rich/beautiful/intelligent/successful/lucky/etc., don't complain when you're so priviledged."

Honestly, some of those blessed people are the most unhappy because others sabotage them out of envy. Have a new friend? Boom, envy, terrible behaviour and friendship ended.

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u/wishiwasmute May 17 '21

Everything when it comes to sex….

Sex Ed

Sex Abuse (especially male sex abuse as the top commenter said)

STI’s and STD’s and how to prevent them.

Teen Pregnancy and teach kids why it’s important to not frick until you are prepared to have a child because even if there’s condoms and birth control, still a chance u could get pregnant

Things that aren’t sex related

mental health is just as important as physical health

vaping , smoking, other drugs (they need to actually say why it’s bad for you in stead of just saying not to (show pictures of what happens also pictures of meth addicts and shit can scare kids out of doing that sometimes doesn’t work on teens tho )

so much more but I’ll just leave it here for now

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u/Inner-Nothing7779 May 17 '21

Men's mental health. Social justice issues facing men. Double standards against men.

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u/Wanderingpoet98 May 17 '21

I (23f) didn’t realize how much of a problem this was until I met my current boyfriend (23M). When he first brought up his traumas and mental health to me he didn’t know there were options for him to get help, he always thought he just had to deal with it. We recently got him on medication, and in counseling and it’s made the world of difference.

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u/Inner-Nothing7779 29d ago

Yep! There's help out there, but we guys are taught to just man up and deal with it.

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u/Wanderingpoet98 29d ago

I’ve since learned that there is no love more pure than the love that comes from a man that you told that it’s okay to not always be okay.

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u/Inner-Nothing7779 29d ago

It's a sad reality that we have to live with. That we have to always be ok. It's even sadder when we hear that breaking down is weak.

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u/Wanderingpoet98 29d ago

It’s heartbreaking to know that so many men have to live like that, and I deeply regret any part I may have played in that toxic role for men in my past. All I can do now is try to be better, and support all the men around me.

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u/Inner-Nothing7779 29d ago

Thats the best thing you can do.

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u/Electronic_Speech563 29d ago

In my area - shelters for women and their children running from abuse- 4, shelters for men and their children running from abuse- 0. Man and woman get into a fight, regardless of who started it, or who is injured, it's the man that gets taken away in cuffs.

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u/Vegetable-Fruitz May 17 '21

Pregnant moms mental and emotional health.

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u/tricro May 17 '21

Pregnant or recently delivered moms. Postpartum depression can continue for quite some time after delivery and warning signs or calls for help shouldn't be taken lightly

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u/Hoorayforkate128 May 17 '21

Along those lines...Postpartum anxiety. I was not depressed after I had my daughter but I was a nervous wreck. It wasn't until a couple years ago that I learned postpartum anxiety was a real thing.

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u/Electronic_Speech563 29d ago

When my son was born we were in the hospital for several days due to complications. When I told the nurses that I couldn't stop crying I was (literally) thrown a bunch of pamphlets, that's it. Thanks for the help, not. Mind you, my whole experience from the time I checked in until the time I checked out was simply awful. I think there may have been union negotiations happening at the time.

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u/Competitive-Menu-146 May 17 '21

Yes many people don’t even know about postpartum which is very sad.

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u/HiHoJufro 29d ago

Heck, even if we forget postpartum. I know a few women who were instantly defined by their pregnancies against their wishes. Everyone asked how they were, but it was pretty much all in reference to the baby. Sick? Feeling down? Achy? "I hope that baby is ok!"

I get the importance, but mothers-to-be are still people, y'know?

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u/darthdevyn19 May 17 '21

How debilitating "morning sickness" can be because "it's natural! We'd be worried if you weren't sick!".

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u/Maanavdv May 17 '21

My step grandma(my grandfather's first wife) died due to mental health problems after birth. Apparently she randomly jumped off the 2nd floor

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u/Back2Bach May 17 '21

Mountain lakes that were once peaceful and pristine - excellent for fishing and swimming - that are now polluted with oil and gas from roaring high-speed motorboat engines and people's trash.

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u/coporate May 17 '21 edited May 17 '21

Copyright, patent, and IP laws. The idea that someone can own a sample of music, write a generic patent, or take a public domain story/work of art then claim ownership is a travesty. Not to mention right to repair, eula, and other ways we’re denied ownership of our own property.

We have stifled innovation and expression so that a few large companies can profit and maintain a monopoly on the ownership of ideas and intellectual property.

Yet we never hear about ip law reform unless it’s Disney trying to extend them again so they can keep their properties out of public domain.

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u/Anna_dutch_ 29d ago

Sex trafficking. I wish the media was more concerned with that and would spread awareness.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '21

My cat, apparently. Won't stop trying to type this comment for me.

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u/Retrosonic82 May 17 '21

Mental health. It’s only a concern if somebody is at risk to themselves or to others, but it can quickly get to that point if it goes unchecked. A lot of places just aren’t equipped to deal with it and people don’t know how to respond to it or what the signs are to look out for.

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u/plaaya May 17 '21

What food we put in our mouth

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u/maleorderbride May 17 '21

Far too many of the people reading this comment.

Have an internet hug. You matter.

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u/KingStronghand May 17 '21

stock market manipulation...this is literally infecting... yes i mean infecting.... the world.

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u/Esleeezy May 17 '21

Homelessness. At least not the proper attention it should get.

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u/DoomerPatrol May 17 '21

Anti Asian Hate Crimes

They're being harassed and attacked daily across the country and no matter the severity of the attacks, it's just all tossed under the rug because the government and media don't care.

I'm from Wisconsin, so the attack on Ee Lee was especially close to home.

She was a Hmong-Asian mentally handicap woman who was raped and tortured by 11 guys in Milwaukee so badly that she died after 3 days of fighting in the hospital after they left her for dead. Link Link

It's on the same level as the Indian Bus Attack a few years back that made global news for months but Ee Lee's tragedy barely made the local news.

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u/mwatwe01 May 17 '21

It’s being ignored because many (most?) of the attacks are not being perpetrated by white people.

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u/Jay_Cobby May 17 '21

BUt iTS sTIlL wHitE SuprEMacY

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u/Kuli24 29d ago

I'll be in the Paper Town.

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u/Avi_093 May 17 '21

The horrible treatment of Native Americans in the US and Canada. It hasn’t been getting a whole lot of recognition

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u/Sfinktar May 17 '21

The UFOs that have been freaking out the US Navy for the past couple of months.

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u/Zubon102 May 17 '21

It's because there are perfectly normal yet boring explanations to those videos that actually match what is seen onscreen unlike the interviews by the pilots.

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u/SilentZ0ne May 17 '21

Great. So in 2022 we will deal with aliens from space?

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u/[deleted] 29d ago

Got any sources for this? Sounds pretty cool

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u/chelseyelric May 17 '21

The webcomic series "Scoob and Shag". It's a parody series with a ton of people's favorite cartoon references, epic battle scenes, body horror, and more! It's one of my favorite series and highly recommend checking it out!

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u/squirelfart1989 29d ago

Joe Biden and his puppet masters fucking with my 401k, gas prices and giving money to people to keep sitting on there and claim they can’t get a job.

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u/squirelfart1989 29d ago

Joe Biden and his bosses are about to fuck our economy giving out money so more people can sit on their ass and claim they can’t find a job.

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u/NoU12234 May 17 '21

That manufactureing is needed for every trade. Auto techs need cars to work on, IT people need computers, stuff like that.

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