r/TooAfraidToAsk 23d ago Helpful

Health/Medical Roe v Wade leaked SCOTUS opinion MEGATHREAD

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90% of the frontpage is this discussion, would prefer to have it somewhere central rather than asked in a slightly different way.

This topic is easily one of the most sensitive topics to discuss so please engage politely with each other and report anyone engaging in an uncivil manner, we will deal with it fairly quickly.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 9d ago Faith In Humanity Restored Silver Helpful

Meta Ignorance of the rules is not a defense - Telling a user a method to commit suicide will result in a permanent ban.

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Edit: this is not up for debate

Your job before using a Subreddit is to be familiar with the rules to ensure you do not end up having your content removed (mild) to being on the receiving end of a ban (severe).

Given the nature of the offense, this type of infraction is not liable for a warning nor is it liable to the defense of “but I didn’t know!”

This stance has zero to do with personal belief regarding assisted-suicide, which would imply the use of a medical provider operating within evidence-based approaches to help with end-of-life. This stance is in regards to largely uninformed Redditors, of unverifiable credentials, offering “advice” with methodology that is not evidence-based nor generally is it without risk.

Were medically-assisted suicide pan-legal across every single State, it would still not be allowed for users to give methods to others on how to kill themselves.

Your individual beliefs have nothing to do with this discussion, has nothing to do with adhering to rules in order to participate within a sub and further has no bearing on your ability to support medically-assisted suicide, of which a Reddit comment is not, across various discussions.

However, If you tell a user a method to kill themselves, you will be banned and your comment will be escalated for additional review by Reddit admins.

You should know better than to provide someone potentially suicidal with methods to kill themselves, and if you can’t have that inherent moral compass then you should be able to gander at the multiple places our rules are plastered before engaging within this sub.

Thanks to the rest of you with enough common sense that this message will seem ridiculous, keep on keeping on.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 14h ago Silver Wholesome

Reddit-related Why do people write "I'm not on social media" in Reddit? WTF is Reddit?

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Edit: I never thought this many people would respond. Thanks folks!

It looks like Reddit is definitely social media for anonymous or antisocial people. Antisocial/asocial media? Anonymous social media? I like it!

All social media platforms are basically forums ( a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged). Reddit has a lot of forums on one platform.

Merriam-Webster - Social media: forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos).


r/TooAfraidToAsk 13h ago Helpful Take My Energy

Law & Government should there be a maximum age requirement for politicians, presidency etc?

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There is a minimum age because you aren't considered mature enough but maybe you'd need one for the other extreme, like 70 or something, because I feel people in power should be open to change and that happens way too rarely in old people (like look at any of your grandparents or neighbors)

Thoughts?

Edit:I'm not American


r/TooAfraidToAsk 13h ago

Other Why do algorithms keep trying to get me to watch Joe rogan, Jordan peterson, and right wing commentary etc when I have no interest or affiliation with that stuff at all?

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Ffs read the post you cretins im not saying Joe Rogan is right wing


r/TooAfraidToAsk 4h ago

Culture & Society How come people catch so much crap when they say they hate both political parties?

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Why can’t I hate both? Both options suck. How is that my fault or problem? Make better political parties, I don’t know what to tell ya.

Also mental midgets will come in saying “you’re just right wing because if you hate both parties you’re actually just right wing.” It’s like, oh gee wiz that’s convenient for you if you’re on the left huh? Seems peculiar to me…

But yeah I really hate both parties for different reasons. Sorry, but it’s the consequence of living here in America where both parties blow.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 6h ago

Other is there something literally every person on earth agrees with?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 10h ago Silver

Ethics & Morality What am I (as a male) supposed to do if I am falsely accused of rape?

189 Upvotes

It feels like anything I would say in that situation would seem fake and incriminate me further.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 7h ago

Other When and why have many people started spelling the word 'lose' as loose?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 3h ago

Sexuality & Gender Do you think Homophobia will ever end in Africa?

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I am a human rights defender, and refugee rights advocate living in Kakuma refugee camp Kenya. I'm facing extreme persecutions and Homophobia. My parents chased me away from home after they discovered that am Lgbti. I have gone through the worst. I was pushed into a long ditch by Homophobic Refugees and my bones got broken and dislocated... We need more advocacy dear Friends. I'm threatened on daily, denied services some times and they want to poison me. I need a safe place I can stay. Is being who you are a crime?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago Silver

Love & Dating Do women find men's butts attractive?

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It's something my sister said and I'm still puzzled over it... Is this true?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 4h ago

Culture & Society Why do so many women love true crime?

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I’ve heard a lot about the audience of true crime works being largely made up of women. Serial killers sometimes even have fan clubs dedicated to them, of course this contingent of fans are not the majority but the point still stands that the true crime fan base is largely woman based. I’d be grateful if anyone could share some opinions on the matter.

Sincere thanks for reading and to anyone who comments.


r/TooAfraidToAsk 7h ago

Media Are Amber Heard’s lawyers actually bad lawyers or is it because they have nothing to work with? or both?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 6h ago

Interpersonal How do I stop feeling like an NPC?

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Ever since I was a kid I was always a side character. I have never been somebody. I have never had very many friends. I’ve never been popular. I’ve just always have been a nobody. I always feel like if I just died tomorrow that no one would notice or care.

I know part of it’s my fault as I’m just shit at socialization. I don’t know why. I’m just not good at talking to people in a meaningful or memorable way. It’s like whatever part of your brain that makes you good at interacting with other humans is just broken.

I get so in my head about it because I know I look even more like a freak when I’m alone as everyone has friends but me so I stick out as the lonely weirdo.

I want to be normal and feel normal. How can I do this?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Ethics & Morality Do you think showing images of the carnage of a mass shooting, especially involving children, would have an impact on the possibility of gun control laws being passed?

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I'm a father of 2 and I'm so tired of hearing sirens near my children's schools and wondering if there was a school shooting. I'm also a teacher. Every time a school shooting happens, my colleagues and I are on edge for the next week or so, hoping we don't encounter a copycat shooting at our school.

After every shooting, the media shows beautiful pictures of the people lost. It's heartbreaking to see, but it's reassuring to see they were loved while they were with us.

I sometimes wonder, if we took the same approach as Emmitt Till's mother, would it be a more effective catalyst for change in our gun laws.

I know it would be horrific, but how is having a mass shooting every couple of days not equally horrific?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Culture & Society English speaking people, can you please explain what the hell is your problem with the correct use of "it's" and "its"?

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Seriously, I was taught in elementary school, with English as a FOREIGN LANGUAGE, that "it's" is a contraction of "it is" and "its" is a possessive adjective.

It's not hard.

And I understand quick typing, autocorrect and such, but NEWS SITES, NEWSPAPERS, ESSAYS, this mistake is friggin everywhere and it drives me insane.

And of course, the moment you raise your hand and correct someone, you're a Grammar Nazi.

Yes, there are also issues with "your", "you're", "then", "than" and many more, but nothing is as triggering or common as "it's" "its"


r/TooAfraidToAsk 9h ago

Love & Dating What really makes a man more attractive to women?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 1d ago

Law & Government Can someone walk me through the logistics of just exactly HOW the government would “take your guns”?

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So, let’s just say the US bans all firearms and/or does a buyback program. How would they go about seizing everyone’s guns? Would local police officers (often pro-2A themselves) be forced to go from house to house with metal detectors? Or would we bring in the military to do that? Would thousands of people actually rather die than not have a gun?

From a pure logistics standpoint it would never happen, so I truly don’t understand the fear that the government would somehow take them


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Mental Health My Dr. asked if I was suicidal when I stated, "I'm alive." and I broke down into tears while saying I was ok. Is there any way I can end up in a mental ward because of this?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Mental Health Do you think suicide rates would go down if everyone had a dog?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 17m ago

Culture & Society Is it bad I hate being mixed ethnicity?

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I am Scottish/Middle eastern but I have never felt like I fit in, in any country I spent a considerable amount of time in. I grew up in Scotland where everyone was really accepting but I felt like an outsider often. I look European so when I return to the Middle East I am seen as a foreigner and I don’t fit in much with the culture there either.

I always feel like this makes an invisible barrier between me and everyone else has anyone else experienced this and how did you overcome it?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Culture & Society If someone was actively trying to murder you and you had a chance to kill them before they dealt the final blow, would you do it if you knew for sure that no one would believe it was self-defense and you would go to prison for life?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Mental Health I enjoy carving and cutting into stuff like cardboard, apples, and toys. Is this normal?

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Okay, I know I sound like an edge lord, But hear me out.

I’m 15 and I’ve always had a lot of anger, especially with my PTSD. I remember pushing a kid into a fence and kicking him because he laughed at me. I enjoy destroying things because it releases that anger. I destroy stuff Like cardboard, apples, and random shit like stuffed animals. I just use a regular kitchen knife.

Is this normal? Should I be worried?


r/TooAfraidToAsk 1h ago

Culture & Society Why Isn’t Plastic Surgery Viewed As An “Asterisk” And Supposed To Be Looked At The Same As Natural Beauty?

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r/TooAfraidToAsk 7h ago

Law & Government What is the stupidest thing president of your country ever said?

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