My knowledge and Opinion: #MakeThemNotice…


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Date: August 29, 2020

There is an ongoing campaign to unjustly purge MAPs from Twitter…These are a few of my responses.

01) On Twitter

Dear @TwitterSafety
Please be aware, that the Minor Attracted Person [MAP] movement is, first and foremost, a human rights movement.

It is threatening towards no one.

It builds support and community, for the voiceless & demonized.

The MAP movement exists to end, or at least reduce, actual sexual violence and abuse, and to make the world a bit safer for all.

It also exists for the mental well being of Minor Attracted People.

As has already been established, it is far better for MAPs to be out in the open, with a support structure, than to be isolated and unknown.

This movement and its’ presence, have not harmed Twitter in any way, nor the minors who also happen to use Twitter.

MAPs are not leaving this platform…Not even if we cease calling ourselves MAPs.

However, it should be noted that “Minor Attracted Person” is already established in the mental health field, as well as in academic research…

Banning this identity and related discussion…

…should not even be an issue of question, at this point in time.

There is literally no justification for it.

“CSEM”, child abuse, child porn, confessions of abusing children…These Are Not “MAP content”.

Anyone suggesting otherwise, has disingenuous motives.

I trust that Twitter will maintain it’s loyalty to human rights, free speech and open dialogue, for all MAPs who use Twitter in full compliance with it’s terms of service.

You are doing a deep and honorable service to humankind, in supporting the voices of MAPs.

02) On Twitter

#cleanuptwitter #MakeThemNotice

As a human rights activist who happens to be a MAP, I use Twitter to supplement my blog, which exists for education, communication, expression…sometimes even entertainment…all legal and within TOS.

Twitter does not have a MAP problem…

…It has a “paranoia about MAPs” problem.

03) On Twitter

#CleanUpTwitter

Twitter does have this, but you have to search for it.

https://support.twitter.com/forms/cse

This likely filters out many of the people who make knee jerk reports, over tweets legal and within terms of service.

The more people flood it with bad reports, the longer things like child porn will remain up.

04) On Twitter

You should be thanking people like myself, for being out here and opening up doors of communication.

You needn’t bother responding to me again…

It’s clear you think people should be smeared, harassed and terrorized online, for nothing more than being here, and using resources.

05) On Twitter

Well…thank you for plucking that “gem of wisdom” out of thin air…

Yeah…like I said last night…nearly all I ever see out of you sort, is a bunch of bleating and snorting…

Never any substance…and you aggressively dismiss actual substance, on a whim.

06) On Twitter

Ah…

…defending someone who lacks the decency and humanity, to refrain from “pride” policing another human being…

You two are quite the thought manipulators, aren’t you?

The “big sin” these days…”thinking you belong, and are worth something as a human being”…

07) On Twitter

This last one gets very curt at the end. It may be uncomfortable for some, but it addresses something which I think has remained unaddressed for far too long…and something which is more than just a small pet peeve of mine. It angers me that people try to exploit the ignorance of the masses like this, using that tactic.

#cleanuptwitter

Let’s get real…

…MAPs are not leaving Twitter, regardless of how big a stink people raise, or who they take their tantrum too.

Even if you managed to get the ludicrous goal of banning the term “Minor Attracted Person”…

…or it’s acronym “MAP”, this would do nothing to stop us from being here…We adapt in whatever ways we need to…

I’ve never even identified as a MAP in my bio…and I am among the longest running group to identify as MAP…

…It doesn’t bother me to not use the term…

But…you’re going to need some really amazing arguments, to ban a term which is already established and in use, not only in the mental health field…but in academic research.

Surveys and studies use the term…It’s been published…

…a good number of times, in fact…

So…how do you ban an entirely valid term like “Minor Attracted Person”, which has been in use in these fields for several years…and which has a history going back over twenty years, from being used on Twitter?

And who do you ban from using it?…can you link or cite websites and articles with the term in it?…

[What about the people complaining about MAPs?]

…What about all the other groups who use the MAP acronym?…

..”Banned” means banned, after all…How are you going to consul the Multi Animator Project people?…

If Twitter relented to this insane demand, there is something really, really massive to consider…

Some people might argue that Twitter already crossed this line with Alex Jones, or white nationalists…and I would be inclined to agree, if it weren’t for one thing…

…both of those cases involved people and groups violating Twitters TOS…

The Grade A asshole Alex Jones, wasn’t even competent enough to give any recognizable disclaimer, making it clear he is a “performance artist”, and that nothing he or his guests say should be taken…

…literally…and because of this, various loons ended up in places they should not have gone…some with loaded weapons…and quite dangerous…a few have ended up in prison over it…

White nationalists…well…I never paid much attention to them…so, I cannot make absolute…

…claims about their behaviors…but I can say, if they dehumanized other races, that is one TOS violation…If they pushed a race war…again…TOS violation…

I’ve seen a lot of ugly things, associated with that type of ideology…it persists til this day.

That type of banishment is a whole different animal…from what so many in this hashtag clearly seem to be pushing…

…namely, the singling out of people who are in full compliance with Twitters TOS, and banishing them from the service without cause…

…other than to appease an angry, paranoid, ignorant mob…

The people behind the #cleanuptwitter hashtag, appear to be demanding that people be penalized on Twitter, based solely on sexual orientation, and immutable, inborn characteristics.

I don’t believe these people even comprehend, the Pandora’s box this would open…and all the reasons @jack and company are so against going down that road…

…Because the Alex Jones and white nationalists of this world brought with them an obvious, intentional behavior…

…which clearly violated the TOS, attacked and harmed real people, in the real world…

This is entirely absent, when we are talking about MAPs who are minding their own business [interacting among their own community], staying legal…

…objectively doing nothing harmful to anyone at all…and staying within the TOS…

…you know…those of us who are just trying to be out here, as good representatives of the MAP community, and decent diplomats to the world…

If Twitter wants to start openly targeting us, where it is so clearly baseless and indefensible…and they want to say that something immutable within us makes us ineligible to participate on this platform…

…they can no longer argue, that they are not a publisher, if they have so clearly taken a public stance on who they will publish content from, and what subject matter they are willing to publish…

…Because they’re not making decisions based on bad behavior, anymore…

…They’re making decisions based out of prejudiced discrimination, and political/social opinion…They’re deciding what people can, or cannot, discuss on this platform…

…And how on earth do you conclusively argue, that discussion of an established group…

…for which there are now several published studies, papers and programs…as well as groups and organizations…how do you conclude that “it’s only right, that these people and their issues cannot be discussed on Twitter”?

There is no way to split this hair…

…and if you somehow managed to force Twitters hand in all of this…not only would it all be for naught, because many of us will just keep rolling on, discussing issues with different wording…words you’d have to take away from an ever increasing…

…number of people…as you keep trying to ban more and more ways of expressing ideas you don’t like…

…but it would also make Twitter legally libel for everything posted on it’s platform…because it would then be a full blown publisher…

…and if you imagine things are messed up now…Ha!…

…Grab your ass…buckle up, and get ready for one hell of a rough ride…because Twitter would never be the same again…

…One of the biggest reasons so many people dislike you crybullies…is because of your penchant for ganging up en mass, running rampant like unholy terrors on a website, imposing your own will over others, in a completely unilateral, unaccountable and contemptuous manner…

…and basically, everywhere you go…you completely fuck up and destroy the place, for everybody else “you” deem “okay” to abuse, and act like a complete douche bag shit towards…

Twitter will have to change massively, if it makes the changes you are demanding…

If they are legally a publisher…they’ll have to approve everything before it gets published, complete with all the extra costs of pre-screening and lawyers…If Twitter is not profitable now, it certainly wont be then…You’ll just be driving it further into the…

…financial hole…and speeding it towards an earlier death…

One last issue…for all you sorts “so timid”…”so certain” in your paranoia…that “what you got going on, is to irresistible” to stop people from raping you…yet, you have no problem barging into our hashtags, approaching and abusing us…

First…Jesus Fucking Christ…would you please stop inflicting on the rest of us, this mind numbing, neurotic self flattery?!!

You are in dire need of a reality check, and a whole fuck ton of the real facts…

Any modestly self respecting MAP…

…would not put up with your shitty attitude, abuse and bullshit…

Lastly…there are a lot of us MAPs, myself included, who have never sexually wanted your nasty, rancid asses in the first place…

Sorry sweethearts…You ARE NOT “all that”…

So…kindly stop accusing people who never even wanted you sexually, of “wanting to rape you”…

Seriously…you people are pathetic.

08) On Twitter

This is correct…

Twitter factually has a zero tolerance policy, which it strictly follows.

People in this hashtag [#cleanuptwitter] are twisting the facts, and equating a sometimes slow response time, with “allowing” it [ie: child porn].

Lots of mischievous story tellers in this hashtag.

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Rand Paul’s MELTDOWN Shows He Doesn’t Believe In Democracy…


Date: August 29, 2020

01) Rand Paul’s MELTDOWN Shows He Doesn’t Believe In Democracy


“Rand Paul is a lying political hack for the Republican Party.

Protesters harassed and intimidated attendees of President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech in Washington D.C. as they filtered out on Thursday — with an elderly couple, a bus full of people, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) all falling victim.
Videos showed the attendees leaving the speech as protesters swarmed them, screamed obscenities, and flipped them off — with some attendees experiencing violence.

Citation:
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/watch-protesters-mob-attendees-filtering-out-of-trumps-rnc-speech-including-rand-paul/

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SnagFilms Has Shut Down :-(…


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Date: August 28, 2020

01) SnagFilms

“Twelve years ago, after showcasing a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, we realized how difficult it was for nearly every independent filmmaker to reach their full potential global audience via traditional distribution. SnagFilms was born out of that need. For 12 years, we provided a home to thousands of filmmakers – for many, the only way their films could be seen.

It has always been a difficult business proposition, and with the current economic crisis, an impossible one for us to continue. With deep regret, we have shut down the SnagFilms service, and by the end of May will be wrapping up our relationships with the filmmakers, production companies and other content owners we have been honored to serve for more than a decade.

Film fans, please continue to seek out independent film and television – these unique voices are more important than ever.

And thanks to all for your past support.

Rick Allen, CEO”

SnagFilms was one of the better “free movie channels”, you could find on Roku…and online…

It featured independent films, and was really quite great.

This is a pretty heavy blow, from my point of view.

I had a long list of URLs, to movies on their server which I’d intended on sharing here…In fact, I was browsing that list a bit ago, trying to find a movie to share tonight…when I was ultimately led to this heart breaking announcement.

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Noam Chomsky Says Trump is WORSE Than Hitler…


Date: August 28, 2020

01) Noam Chomsky Says Trump is WORSE Than Hitler


“Noam Chomky speaks with Cenk Uygur on The Conversation about how consent to nominate Joe Biden was manufactured by the mainstream media.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/646903/climate-crisis-and-the-global-green-new-deal-by-noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin-in-conversation-with-cj-polychroniou/

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Girls’ Stories About Their First Sexual Intercourse: Readiness, Affection and Experience-Seeking in the Process of Growing into Womanhood…


Research
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Date: August 27, 2020

01) Girls’ Stories About Their First Sexual Intercourse: Readiness, Affection and Experience-Seeking in the Process of Growing into Womanhood

“Article in Sexuality & Culture 18(3) · September 2014 with 5,979 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/s12119-013-9206-1

Abstract

This study introduces Finnish girls’ views on and explanations for the factors contributing to their decisions concerning their first sexual intercourse. The data consists of personal interviews with girls aged 16–19, and stories produced through process drama. The analysis was conducted by narrative methods. Two model story categories of the first sexual intercourse stories were constructed: the close relationship and the casual relationship. The close relationship category consists of elements of two sub-stories: the conventional and the planned love story. The casual relationship category consists of elements of the tragic love, the teenage party and the experience-seeking sub-stories. Being prepared for sex was a shared plot element in all of the first intercourse stories. In the close relationship category the other major explanatory factors were mutual love and a steady relationship. In the casual relationship category the explanatory factors were girl’s affection for the partner without a relationship or getting experience, respectively. The girls’ agency in the use of contraception and the intercourse itself differed between the sub-stories. Girls regarded intercourse as an important step towards their womanhood. Those who work with teenagers should be aware of these stories in order to reinforce those stories where teenagers are active agents.”

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Doesn’t Know When To Quit…


Date: August 27, 2020

01) Jerry Falwell Jr. Doesn’t Know When To Quit


“It’s over for Jerry Falwell Jr., but he doesn’t know that.

Embattled evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. agreed to resign as Liberty University’s president Monday but withdrew his resignation when media reports about the decision emerged, the university said in a statement Monday night.

The Christian school founded by Falwell Jr.’s late father was in discussions with him about his resignation earlier Monday, a school spokesman told CNN. The conversations around his fate come after a series of recent public controversies about his behavior, including an affair a Miami man said he had with Falwell Jr.’s wife that went on for eight years. In a statement to CNN, Falwell Jr. acknowledged the affair.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/24/us/jerry-falwell-jr-resigns-liberty-university/index.html

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America’s Preexisting Condition Is Killing Your Neighbors…


Date: August 27, 2020

01) America’s Preexisting Condition Is Killing Your Neighbors


“America is sick, you see it happen when Jacob Blake is shot by police as he walks away, but did you see it happening in his hospital bed?

Racism is killing Black Americans seeking medical attention, Thom Hartmann exposes America’s medical racism.

Black people are more likely to die from COVID-19 but did you know that almost every other major illness kills Black Americans more than white Americans?

A new report from Propublica highlights this sickening problem…

Do you have the cure?”

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