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For those of you still on Reddit what are some communities you enjoy?

I think Reddit can be a fun site to hangout in so long as one is only using it for things like discussing one's favorite movies, books, video games and the like and avoids the communities with bad moderation...

Unfortunately discussing Feminist and social issues in there in general is not a good idea since they decided to ban the Gender Critical sub back in 2020 but as long as one avoids talking about trans stuff it can be ok... Reddit has a lot of TIM mods and even admins like that Aimee Challenor so they don't like when people are critical of TRAs...

I personally like this community here : https://www.reddit.com/r/mendrawingwomen/

And this other one here : https://www.reddit.com/r/menwritingwomen/

Unfortunately both of them seem to be pro-TRA... The owner of the one about character designs in addition to being pretty rude she is also a HUGE handmaid for TRAs as can be seen here : https://www.reddit.com/r/mendrawingwomen/comments/q6256h/regarding_the_influx_of_transphobes/

Due to this I mostly lurk in these places and avoid posting there but I do enjoy a lot of the stuff they talk about in there like calling out sexist or over-sexualized character designs in video games and animated media and such...

For those of you still on Reddit what are some communities you enjoy? I think Reddit can be a fun site to hangout in so long as one is only using it for things like discussing one's favorite movies, books, video games and the like and avoids the communities with bad moderation... Unfortunately discussing Feminist and social issues in there in general is not a good idea since they decided to ban the Gender Critical sub back in 2020 but as long as one avoids talking about trans stuff it can be ok... Reddit has a lot of TIM mods and even admins like that Aimee Challenor so they don't like when people are critical of TRAs... I personally like this community here : https://www.reddit.com/r/mendrawingwomen/ And this other one here : https://www.reddit.com/r/menwritingwomen/ Unfortunately both of them seem to be pro-TRA... The owner of the one about character designs in addition to being pretty rude she is also a HUGE handmaid for TRAs as can be seen here : https://www.reddit.com/r/mendrawingwomen/comments/q6256h/regarding_the_influx_of_transphobes/ Due to this I mostly lurk in these places and avoid posting there but I do enjoy a lot of the stuff they talk about in there like calling out sexist or over-sexualized character designs in video games and animated media and such...

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I got banned from the men writing women subreddit when someone posted a laughably bad/wrong depiction of what menstruation is like and I commented, "Did Jonathan Yaniv write this? LOL"

So they support that sexual predator pervert?

Yes they sure do!

Before I was finally banned, I got numerous replies that all basically said:

"REEEEEE!!! A TERF!!!! BURN THE WITCH!!!!

or....

"Yes. JESSICA Yaniv is a bad person! But that is no reason to misgender HER! I bet you don't misgender CIS-WOMEN who do bad things!!!"

None - aside from the TRAs, the literal pedo mods running it, the silencing of women, the depth of depravity of the porn there - once FDS mentioned the culture of ‘toxic positivity’, it’s all I can see on the more mainstream subs.

There's a culture of toxic positivity on most mainstream subreddits?

The constant, inescapable affirmation, everything is positive, everything is valid, no dissent, only hugboxing.

None. I deleted my reddit account after I got banned from FourthWaveWomen. That's where I used to hang out.But it was my third main sub already. I was on GC (till it was banned), then I was on FDS (till I was banned for disagreeing with them about radical feminism) and now I got booted from FWW. I know that last ban was only to protect the sub because I was espousing GC views, but it's ridiculous they have to act like that to stay in a misogynist place like Reddit.

So, after that I was done. Deleted Reddit and reclaimed my free time.

I visit the subreddits relating to dogs, but i find a lot of them to be snobby, unwelcoming to beginners and very America centric.

Literally hundreds of cat and other misc animal subs, a few crocheting and yarn subs, different tv show subs, STEM subs, weed subs, also subs like AmITheAsshole and AskReddit.

All of Reddit is TRA, and you can't freely participate. I used to try to find "nonpartisan" subs so to speak when r/GC was still around, but since the bans it's literally impossible to avoid anti-woman crap on there no matter where you are. I recommend not using reddit at all. I really don't miss it.

Okay, let’s see. Well, first there’s video game or TV related subreddits which will obviously depend on what you like. Then you get ones like AskEurope, AskAnAmerican, etc. Those are fun. SubredditDrama and HobbyDrama are pretty interesting. AskHistory is good for history questions because it’ll actually get answered unlike the more rigorous AskHistorians. And then there’s OutOfTheLoop, AgedLikeMilk, AgedLikeWine, etc.

[–] ghoul2 3 points Edited

Boring subreddits like the one for my city, sports teams I like, electronics repair, appliance repair, and the cooking ones- there's one that has to do with eating good in a budget but I can't remember the name.

Oh also I like talking about albums on the subreddits for various bands.

[–] LonelyKindred 5 points Edited

I mostly just lurk in hobby-related subs. Classic World of Darkness subs, specific gaming subs (Deep Rock Galactic, VTMB, etc), cat/dog/rabbit/snake/etc pictures, weird memes (anarchy chess! Antimemes! Copypastas!), semi-serious geopolitics (anime__titties, polandball, etc), weird architecture that I like (brutalist gang)... You'll occasionally find cringe TRA shit even in the weirdest of subs (saw a libfem "demigirl" jacket in battlejackets recently) but imo as long as you stay off the normie places of reddit it's actually a pretty palatable place.

imo as long as you stay off the normie places of reddit it's actually a pretty palatable place.

I believed this too but I logged in 3days ago and now they shove stuff from the popular pages like r/funny into your feed even if you don't follow them... i was disappointed

Old.reddit!

Oh that removes it? I use old reddit to view things on mobile all the time idk why it didn't occur to me to use it on desktop. Thank you!

I used to visit r/cats, one of the knitting subs (was there one called kitting?) and a couple of history subs. I soon lost interest in the history ones because it was all US or French Revolution or ancient history, none of which I wanted to read about, and the cats and knitting ones were either “help my cat is dying” level-depressing or too rules-ridden. I prefer a cats-and-knitting forum elsewhere and I no longer have a Reddit account. Never have found online fora about the periods of history I like.

Which history are you interested in reading about? :)

Early 17th century France and early Victorian Britain. It’s the monarchs (and one consort, Albert) who interest me.

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