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Föhn

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active Apr 2021
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    I've got a forma that i no longer use since i changed to an infinityseat. I'm located in the Netherlands but willing to post.

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    Is it though? QR fails on suspension forks and TA is the solution to this problem. All the other gains are marginal i would say, especially for road and gravel bikes. Or is cornering that much better on TA?

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    I wonder if thru axles and flat mount is going to be the next technological advancement that won't stick. Like pressfit bottom brackets, they only offer an advantage in certain circumstances.

    These frames would be my ultimate gravel/bikepacking/epic long journey bike. Geo that's based on the salsa Fargo. It's a stiffer frame so will ride better with heavy load, has 135mm qr dropouts and it isn't suspension corrected so you have way more front rack options. Now if only it had a kickstand mount.

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    I didn't call you a TERF, all i did is call out the claim that the term TERF is designed as an insult. I acknowledge that TERF is being used to call out people for more then just being a trans exclusive radical feminist. It has kind of become a designation for people who's feminism isn't intersectional. Calling someone a trap is offensive because it dehumanizes trans people. Calling someone a TERF isn't dehumanizing anyone. Calling someone a racist slur is offensive because it's dehumanizing . Calling someone a racist is not dehumanizing. It's calling someone out for what they say or believe.

    Now for some epic wtfness, in 2016 a Dutch politician was found guilty in court for offending another politician by calling him a racist. This politician said several racist things like he isn't opposed to religious schools except when they are Islamic or that dutch citizens with an immigrant background should receive harsher sentences then white citizens.

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    I'll repeat myself because my argument seems to not be clear enough. I'm not saying that TERF can't be used as an insult, but what i am saying is questioning the term itself is a pretty good signalling of someone who does seem to question trans womans rights to be included in feminism. Trans peoples humanity isn't up for debate when you ask me. When someone does so they are the ones who suppress a debate, not the people who call them out for being a TERF. I agree that the experiences of womanhood of trans womans are different to those from woman who have not transitioned. But that is no reason to exclude trans woman from feminism, if you do so your feminism isn't intersectional.

    I'm not saying those 1,000 Corbyn supporters are actual anti-Semitic racists because they find it offensive to be called one. But when all those 1,000 Corbyn supporters would reply with how anti-semitic is a problematic term, you would probably scratch your head wouldn't you?

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    People who take offence to the terms like terf or racist, fascist, misogynist etc usually are yes. I'm not saying that if someone calls you a terf and you disagree you are one. But if you have issues with the term itself, then yes it's definitely a red flag.

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    Calling someone a terf is not insulting them, it's calling them out for their beliefs. One of the biggest signs someone is a terf, is when they take offence to the term TERF.

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    I can think of a couple of more words that are insulting and make people assume you're a bigot. Racist, misogynist, facist. Most of these bigots don't like being called these terms either.

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    How is TERF "a term deliberately designed to insult and not just describe"? It literally describes what a terf is, a trans exclusive radical feminist.

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