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  1. I would start off with Not Ready to Make Nice, which is their biggest hit. It completely flopped in the country market but it crossed over into the pop charts, won three Grammys, and made their haters FURIOUS. Before you listen to the song you should read about the controversy that inspired it, because it makes it so much more meaningful. They have dozens more amazing songs, but this is the one that shows why they're my heroes. I love that you called them a real band and not a girl group. I like girl groups too, but they deserve much more credit than that label. They play instruments,
  2. I may be biased, but I'd recommend all of them. I'm completely obsessed, not only with their music but also with their inspirational comeback story. Even if you don't like country music you should still try them out, because they're the exception to that rule for so many people. I'm such an obvious fan of them too because I fit all of the stereotypes (Subaru driver, Hillary voter, granola aesthetic) They have a song for almost any kind of feeling or situation, so let me know what you'd be interested in and I can recommend a song to start out!
  3. Prior to Daddy Lessons they made completely different styles of music, but in hindsight their collaboration makes so much sense. They're both HATED by that particular demographic of conservative rednecks, and I bet it got them so mad to see Bey and the Chicks on the CMA stage together performing flawlessly and being showered with acclaim.
  4. I also adore the Dixie Chicks version of Daddy Lessons, and I hope Beyonce collaborates with them again in the future. They're my favorite group and Bey is one of my favorite singers, and they made magic together that pretty much no one was expecting!
  5. I also like "Schoolin' Life, "Countdown," "Love On Top," "Party," and "End of Time" because they're so free-spirited and optimistic, and they work really well as a soundtrack while I go out there and achieve all of those goals. The 4 album in general is so underrated and probably my personal favorite Bey album.
  6. I just want to say that "I Was Here" is one of my favorite songs ever. I relate to the lyrics a lot, because the message is so important to me. I want to make a difference, I want to learn as much as possible, I want to educate and help people, I want to travel the world, I want to put my talents out there, I want to experience what it's like to love someone unconditionally, I want to right all of my wrongs, I want to be a role model, I want to know that I worked hard and did my best, I want to make a positive impact on somebody's life, and I want to look back on my own life with a sense
  7. Lmao. DACA, for example. I'm not even an official democrat (no party affiliation and I plan to keep it that way), but they need to get their shit together and stop the infighting if they ever want to win another election. Hillary versus Bernie debates are so passé and counterproductive. It's 2017, they both lost, and both sides should be thinking about how to fix this Trump mess and preparing for 2020 instead of crying over spilled milk (especially the Bernie stans tbh).
  8. I can't at Democrats STILL arguing over Hillary vs. Bernie. Get over it and move on. We have bigger problems to worry about.
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    Aw, thank you so much! This was so sweet. <3 I'm glad that something I wrote is helping people reevaluate how they approach these sensitive topics and maybe even inspiring them to have these discussions with their own families. I'll be honest and admit that I used to be the prime example of someone who was afraid to talk to my family about racism, but things have gotten so bad that it's impossible for me to just sit there and try to ignore it any longer. I'm so fed up that I no longer care about the social consequences, and I feel ashamed that things had to go so far in order for me to
  10. is feeling very festive this week!

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    *downvotes* *but then asks for civil discussion* You're not off to a great start. I highly doubt we'll find common ground here, but sure. What do you mean? How are those tweets examples of white "SJWs" asking how they can help black people but making it about themselves? That's what I was saying and I fail to see the correlation. The original blog post doesn't even have anything to do with the SJWs you always bring up in debates so I don't even understand what you're trying to argue or what you're doing in here with these tweets and videos honestly. SJWs are like the evi
  12. Parker and I are friends but sometimes I can't tell if he's trolling or not with stuff like this and I get really worried and right now is one of those times Please be safe and I'm not even kidding I know a lot of people have complete disregard for internet safety these days but it can still be the difference between life and death r/letsnotmeet is filled with horror stories of people almost getting abducted because they were too flippant with posting personal info online
  13. @Parker delete this for real I don't play this game but I was lurking your profile and saw this and there are some scary people on the internet guests can see games by the way literally some pervert could kidnap you or leave something dangerous on your doorstep Parker sis wyd
  14. OMG I don't watch any makeup channels so I don't know who this is but she's so pretty!
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    You're right in that #ThisIsNotUs refers to America as a whole, but I still feel like it has the same sentiment as #NotAllMen. People are using it to shift the blame from themselves and act like they had nothing to do with contributing to that culture, which is exactly how #NotAllMen is used. And personally I've only seen white people using that hashtag, probably because most people of color know that it IS us. But I think we're on the same page, other than that!
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    Here you go: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0016885 And yeah, like I said, each side needs to do a better job at listening and understanding where the other is coming from because they could learn a lot and discover that they might even agree with some of their views. There are definitely bad apples from both groups but I truly don't believe that trans women are sexist as a whole or that radical feminists are transphobic as a whole.
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    Okay, I'm glad we seem to be on the same page now, and that we're having a civil discussion without slinging around accusatory remarks of misogyny and transphobia. That happens far too often in these types of conversations elsewhere, and all it does is keep each side from listening to each other's valid arguments. As much as this answer seems like a cop-out, it's not up to me who is allowed in women's spaces. That's for women to decide, not me. It's such a touchy subject lately, because it's far less black-and-white than it seems on the surface and I'm not even sure what I think abou
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    I never said that, but once you omit female biology, there is not a single trait that one could argue applies to all women. What exactly does it mean to 'feel like a woman'? I have never seen anyone give a legitimate answer, because they usually resort to the brain sex argument (which has been debunked), or misogynistic gender stereotypes about femininity and fashion. This leads to gender-nonconforming people who are just different and don't have gender dysphoria being made to feel like failures as their birth sex because they don't have this innate feeling of gender identity (since it's a soc
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    That class sounds so interesting and I'm glad it was an eye-opening experience for you! It's great that they didn't tell you which way to think and approached each aspect through an objective lens. I've taken Sociology but never anything about women's history or feminism, so unfortunately my knowledge on those subjects is limited to what I've read in books and on the Internet. I would love to take a class like that as an elective someday, if the opportunity were ever to arise. Fair enough, but apart from biology, isn't the rest all just sexist stereotypes of how a woman is expected to
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    Always happy to help bb! Liberal feminism is more about individual empowerment. Rather than dismantling patriarchal institutions (a la radical feminism), its solution is to make reforms within them. Common goal, different approach!
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  23. I mostly stopped posting on FOTP, but this is too important for me to leave unsaid. If anyone reading this has been dealing with depression, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts, please talk to a counselor or contact a hotline. You matter, you are loved, and you are not alone. It isn't easy to put yourself out there, but trying to get help will be one of the best decisions you've ever made and you will thank yourself later. Below is a list of numbers you can call, and while I'm by no means a mental health professional I'd be happy to listen and help somehow if you send me a PM. <3
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