A pro-science marxist who is labeled with Autism and ADHD. Psychiatry is a psuedoscientific tool of oppression mostly used by the bourgeoisie and we should oppose it!

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Physicians can persecute anyone they want through psychiatry.

Procapitalist physicians have become police collaborators.

I got curious about what the Bolsheviks would have done so I searched.

Interestingly enough, the Bolsheviks seemed to have went for no fixed or constant age of consent; instead, they used the presence of puberty as a primary factor for the age of consent. Courts would use medical testing to determine if a person was going through puberty.

In the 1922 RSFSR Criminal code of article 166 and 167:[1]

4. Преступления в области половых отношений

  1. Половое сношение с лицами, не достигшими половой зрелости, карается - лишением свободы на срок не ниже трех лет со строгой изоляцией.

  2. Половое сношение с лицами, не достигшими половой зрелости, сопряженное с растлением, или удовлетворение половой страсти в извращенных формах, карается

4. Sexual offences

  1. Sexual intercourse with persons who have not reached puberty is punishable - by deprivation of liberty for a term not less than three years with strict isolation.

  2. Sexual intercourse with persons who have not reached puberty зрелос, involving corruption, or the satisfaction of sexual passion in perverted forms, is punishable - by deprivation of liberty for a term not less than five years.

Same for the 1926 RSFSR Criminal code:[2]

  1. Sexual intercourse with persons who have not reached puberty, involving corruption or satisfaction of sexual passion in perverted forms, - imprisonment for a term of up to eight years.

Sexual intercourse with persons who have not reached puberty, committed without the specified aggravating signs, - imprisonment for a term of up to three years.

  1. Debauchery of minors or minors committed by means of debauched acts against them, - imprisonment for a term of up to five years.

  2. Sexual intercourse involving physical violence, threats, intimidation or using the victim’s helpless state by deception (rape) - […]

  3. Entering into marriage with a person who has not reached the age of marriage, - imprisonment for a term of up to two years. Entering into a marriage with a person who has not reached puberty , or forcing him to enter into such a marriage - the measures provided for in Article 151 of this Code .

So, for example,

  • If there was a 16 year old teenager and they had not gone through puberty, they would technically be considered a minor and thus lack age of consent.
  • If a 15 year old teenager had initiated puberty and there was no coercion, they would have consent.

What I wonder is what would happen to people older than 18 who never got puberty, like some people with Kallmann Syndrome. Would they still be considered minors then?

Of course this is for the RSFSR; I don’t know what the other soviet republics did.

Surviving socialist states

The current surviving socialist states seem to have stuck to the more common fixed age of consent concept:

Age in years:

  • China - 14
  • Laos - 15
  • DPRK - 15 (from 0 years, I think)
  • Cuba - 16
  • Vietnam - 18

  1. https://docs.cntd.ru/document/901757375 (russian, use translator) ↩︎

  2. https://docs.cntd.ru/document/901757374 (russian, use translator) ↩︎

Ohh. I should have just meant and said perform sex. I treated the two like they’re the same. Sorry.

I thought that was implied through the general term damage, that’s why I used the general term damage and not just physical. Sorry if it came off that way.

(Technically, all damage (physical, emotion, neurological, etc.) is physical as it affects the human body, but that shouldn’t and hopefully doesn’t downplay their effects and importance of recognition.)

Because someone using their power dynamic to coerce a minor into sex isn’t sexual abuse to some people, while it is to me, for example.

That is sexual abuse to me.

To attempt answering your question, I dont think its solely a matter of sexual development of the body. Mental development is much more important, especially the ability to manage human relationships and set boundaries.

I didnt think about brain development until now. Yes, that is important.

Age of consent is also not simply a binary question of yes or no

Yes. through dialectical materialism, sexual coercion can’t be simplified into merely use of physical force; there is also economic coercion (through capital), and they all influence consent.

One approach I know about is that relationships between young teenagers are only legal up to an age difference of 2 years or so, not with adults.


It also makes sense that parents should be able to decide if their child can enter in a relationship with a specific person, after all they know their child best.

It’s also said that the child knows best; and I think that children should learn what makes for a good relationship (no damage of all types).

I have issues with rape and abuse; of course I want to be and am against that.

Yeah, maybe I should have worded that more clearly to say “sexual abuse” is still bad.

But you’re probably gonna get banhammered anyway. Thanks to horde of libertarians in the internet every discussion about those things is automatically considered bad faith pedo bait everywhere except liberast pits.

Yep. They suck. 😒

That’s why internet marxist stance is “do not talk about it”. From what i see in the real life marxist theoreticians also basically just accepted current societal norm without any comments.

OK, thanks.

Never said prepubescent sex was good. It’s still bad because it damages the child.

You’re assuming age of consent is about puberty, reproduction, but age of consent is about being intellectually capable of understanding and having responsibility for actions, which isn’t something you can measure in a physical sense.

  1. Intellectual knowledge in a person would have to be physical though, otherwise it wouldn’t affect the brain (and they wouldn’t learn anything).
  2. Simple solution then: Initiate sex education at all school levels and multiple times.

“the conclusion of sexual development allows a person to have sex without sustaining damage” this is baseless and incorrect

How is it baseless and incorrect? Without puberty, humans would never become able to sexually reproduce safely and also develop into adults.

fucking creepy as shit, tbh

What’s creepy about saying that ending puberty allows a person (or adult in that case) to perform sex safely (without sustaining damage)?

What is the marxist conception of the age-of-(sexual)-consent discussion?
I have noticed that when I looked at some discussions on age-of-consent that the arguments are often built on metaphysics. (For example, the idea that sexual development (or puberty) has definite, exact stages; and start or end dates.) However, the dialectical materialist conception *opposes* metaphysics; so this would mean that if the age-of-consent is built on metaphysics; then it will not correspond to material reality. This would include the start and end of sexual development in people; some people self-initate or end puberty much earlier (like at 8 or 9 years age) than what is traditionally expected (12 to 13 years age); and the rate of puberty onset has changed with the material conditions^[[J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Nov; 60(11): 910–911. doi: 10.1136/jech.2006.049379 PMCID: PMC2465479 PMID: 17053275](https://sci-hub.se/10.1136/jech.2006.049379)] (as dialectical materialism predicts). So, if a person ends puberty (sexual development) much earlier than the age-of-consent and has gotten clear sex education; then should they still be not allowed to have sex until that age? What about adults having late puberty? What about people who never went through puberty, like some people with [Kallmann Syndrome](https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/kallmann-syndrome/)? --- Since the conclusion of sexual development allows a person to have sex without sustaining damage, with ***good and proper*** sex education (as is education that doesn't lead to rape), that would mean the person would be able to safely have sex, even if they have late puberty or end puberty earlier than expected. This is the opinion I've developed from my rethinking on this topic.

because people’s solutions are lead by individualized fears. /j

What would marxian view-bait (or clickbait) be like?
¿Markseca rigardkaptilo estus kion?

Why do seemingly many responses to fight videos have bigoted-rhetoric? (specifically on Reddit)
[This video](https://libreddit.spike.codes/r/FightsGoneWildpt2/comments/10w0kcf/equality_part_2_ft_suplex_city/) as an example has the "mEn'S rIgHtS!" sexist rhetoric of "equality". Also: * https://libreddit.spike.codes/r/fightporn/comments/vjytb8/somewhere_in_russia_a_fight_over_a_woman/ (Fatphobia) * https://libreddit.spike.codes/r/fightporn/comments/10e1r9l/kim_deserved_that_broken_nose/ ("mUh MeN's RiGhTs")

I’m real suspicious of the delay in fixing this issue…

How did I block myself? (and also need help to unblock myself lol)
I checked out the blocks page of settings, and I apparently blocked myself at some point. I of course can't fix it myself.

Unfortunately, the Non-GMO movement exists… I hate that shit so much.

Ukraine hasn’t even entered Russian territory.

Novliberalisma imperioj ĵetas sian piedojn.

I guess it was about Nazi Germany?

Western bourgeoisies’ goal of colonizing Russia.

Also, how is communism a disease? It doesn’t even exist yet.

Researchers are now permitted to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days. Here’s what they could learn.

Permitted?! So they weren’t allowed to grow embyros longer than 14 days prior to that? Why?

What if they don’t have that much RAM?

I bet they wouldn’t do the same for George Floyd protests.

Oh, yeah I agree with you lmao. I’d wait for better sources too.

I hate that shit so much; it’s gate keeping the use of scientific infornation to the capitalists and labour aristocrats.

Even sci-hub and oadoi doesn’t always have the study.

To profit off free labor.

What’s depressing is that capitalism is gonna ruin it.

Maybe he’s referring to China.

Mo Black is an anarchist so I wouldn't take their opinions at face value. But good god *they're right.* Konosuba really does seem to be misogynist and I didn't even realize until now. I kinda feel guilty for that. (I think I had that feeling; but I didn't realize Konosuba was outright misogynist until now.) Sorry Aqua...

in a world where people are struggling to afford housing and food money made them happier

Also known as western capitalism.

Then what really is ADHD and autism?

Symptomatic labels. That’s all they are.

Where do these symptoms come from?

There can be many causes (these aren’t all of them either):

  • Bad diets.
    • Over-consumption of sugar.
    • Chronic ingestion of seed oils.[1][2]
  • Trauma
  • Psychiatric drugs

Some medical causes:

  • Infections (as in, all pathogens that actually impact a patient)
    • Mycotoxosis
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Flare ups from the immune system.
    • Microglia getting triggered.[3][4] (Of course the cited studies try to imply that suppression of microglia activity “improves depression.” It’s pathetic lmao.)
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Gut dysbiosis.

There are many conditions that can induce particular hypersensitviities:

  • Some hypersensitivities can be induced by certain antibodies.[5]

  1. BLOG: What Are Seed Oils: 6 Harmful Effects You Should Know About ↩︎

  2. VIDEO: The history and [dangers] of seed oils ↩︎

  3. STUDY: Kalkman, H. O., & Feuerbach, D. (2016). Antidepressant therapies inhibit inflammation and microglial M1-polarization. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 163, 82–93. doi:10.1016/pharmthera.2016.04.001. ↩︎

  4. STUDY: Ohgidani, M., Kato, T. A., Mizoguchi, Y., Horikawa, H., Monji, A., & Kanba, S. (2016). Antidepressants Modulate Microglia Beyond the Neurotransmitters Doctrine of Mood Disorders. Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy, 611–620. doi:10.1007/978-81-322-2803-5_36 ↩︎

  5. STUDY: Khorooshi, R., Asgari, N., Mørch, M. T., Berg, C. T., & Owens, T. (2015). Hypersensitivity Responses in the Central Nervous System. Frontiers in Immunology, 6. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2015.00517  ↩︎

The Serotonin Zombie: Authors of New Study Try to Breathe New Life into the Dead
> The researchers then ran a bunch of additional statistical tests on this same data (tests to include other factors, such as age, and then breaking the data down into specific regions and re-running the tests—a controversial statistical process known as p-hacking because it increases the likelihood of finding a statistically significant result by chance). Even after all this, the researchers found that the depression group and the healthy control group continued to have serotonin levels which were no different, except for one slight average difference in one brain region (the temporal cortex). Even in this area, the data shows an almost complete overlap between the two groups. > The researchers, as they reported their results, ignored this fact. Instead, they calculated the mean change in serotonin release scores for the 20 healthy controls and 16 depressed patients, and concluded that there was a slight “statistically significant” difference (p value = .041). Without the one outlier, this statistically significant finding would have vanished. > ## Study Biases > The study was published in Biological Psychiatry and was led by David Erritzoe at Imperial College, London. Several other researchers unaffiliated with the study quickly pointed out several flaws in the study, starting with the fact that it was quite tiny, which increases the likelihood that any finding is due to chance. In a Twitter thread, researcher Eiko Fried compared the study to a presidential poll. Would you trust a poll of 37 people (31 male) to estimate who is most likely to win a presidential election? There is a reason polls try to reach a quorum of several thousand and a representative sample of the whole population. > > In addition, 14 of the 17 in the depression group—and 17 of the 20 in the health control group—were male. The inclusion of only three women in the depression group (though women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression), the inclusion of five people with Parkinson’s disease (which could create a different neurobiological effect), the inclusion of two people taking a drug for Parkinson’s (which could create larger brain chemistry changes), and the fact that antidepressants had been used by six people in the past (which could have led to long-lasting brain adaptations) are all significant confounding factors. > It is also worth noting that study was paid for by [Imanova Ltd (now Invicro)](https://www.bioindustry.org/member/imanova-ltd.html#:~:text=Imanova%20Limited%20%2D%20a%20centre%20of,Kings%20College%20and%20University%20College.), whose profit is dependent on demonstrating the success of imaging techniques, such as PET, for “drug and diagnostic development.” In an acknowledgment, the researchers express appreciation for the work of the company’s employees “for their excellent technical support.” It is unclear how much input the company had in developing the study, conducting the analysis, and writing the paper. Bad science at its finest folks.

No Brain Connectivity Differences Between Autism, ADHD, and “Typical Development”
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/585028 > > Neuroscience researchers find no differences in brain connectivity between children with diagnoses of autism, ADHD, and those with no diagnoses. > > This shouldn't be surprising at all. Psychiatrists literally made the labels up and asserted it was scientifically formed.

seems like it might be a relevant data point to consider.

It is.

Prozac, and many psychiatric drugs, are known to cause general health issues, including aggression. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/12/prozac-makers-secret-payment-mass-shooting-lawsuit-revealed/2302888001/

Psychiatric drugs mess up the homeostasis of the brain;[1] so it’s no surprise that the brain responds this way.

However, since some drugs are known to cause mental side effects

A lot of psychiatric drugs have side effects, the side effects are common, and those side effects aren’t just mental.[2]

  1. Hyman SE, Nestler EJ. Initiation and adaptation: a paradigm for understanding psychotropic drug action. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 Feb;153(2):151-62. doi: 10.1176/ajp.153.2.151. PMID: 8561194. ↩︎

  2. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/adderall-side-effects.html ↩︎

Unpaywall [articles]
Awesome site and convenient for quickly sharing studies!

None of the DSM editions had ever been scientific lmao. > "our understanding of the biology of mental disorders has been slow in coming." There's no biology in mental disorders; *none of them* have objective phenomena and they are arbitrarily given and created.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/478127 > I found this picture on here: https://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2021/02/28/hot-off-the-press-pfizer. > > --- > > I get the feeling that whoever made this image didn't even read over the graphs. There's less deaths than cases in the picture. How does that make vaccines bad? > > I can barely tell what these graphs are supposed to say, they are saved as a PNG and the text is so small. > > --- > > Christ, this is pathetic. Anti-vaxxers are really desperate to find an excuse to be anti-vax. Remember kids, watch out for bad science!

Why Psychiatry Isn’t Scientific (For Laymen)
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/520880 > It's pretty simple to figure once I had a change in perspective; I really wish I figured this out earlier.

I feel like so little studies actually have the reproduction step.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/514928 > Reproducibility is an important aspect of science; reproducibility allows for alternate viewpoints; improvements in the referrant study; and verification that the referrant study is actually possible. > > It could just be my perspective when reading studies; but I'm not seeing much scientists actively attempt to reproduce the result of the referrant study. > > EDIT: or I'm just not seeing it somehow.

How any one could think Psychiatry is a science is beyond me; especially when reading the DSM.

Why is incest so controversially demonized?
I searched up how many generations of incest would it take to destroy a family, and got that it would take thousands of generations to do so. Maybe my research is wrong…

Microsoft shutting down freedom — again
cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/307628 > Microsoft created PLUTON, the next gen TPM chip. And now it’s possible to ban devices which don’t run these locked down operating systems. Welp. I guess I'm not buying new hardware anytime soon. Please hurry with the homeland hardware China…

When does programming (alone) get cumbersome for you?
For me, it's when I start prototyping. I lose the little amount of interest I had.

How do you find serious forums that are actually good?
I can't tell what forums are good (or bad).

It's a good thing I ditched GitHub and VSCode!

https://redd.it/v8l8vi These people keep bringing up "mArKeT sHaRE" 1. Linux is free. How would it get market share? 2. It's quite difficult to get an accurate "market share" since user-agents can be faked. EDIT: I wonder if Microsoft are making anti-Linux accounts to try and hamper Linux.

Don’t use Reddit for Linux or BSD related questions
The upvote-downvote feature is the worst mechanic to plague social media.

Dialectics And Modelling In Information Systems
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/311994 > This paper is an interesting read! When I first learned of dialectics, I wondered if it had been applied to computer science. > > --- > > Dialectics perfectly explains why it is not always feasible to have a *universal* standard; sometimes contradictions in a general problem (like Databases and programming) are prevalent enough for a single standard to not solve them.

[Corridor Crew] used this tech a few months back. --- This is cool! (It could be used for malicious intent; but it also gives people the ability to protect their privacy in the event that they need to show a face.)

A Database that Follows the Unix Philosophy GNU recutils - Invidious
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/294325 > [GNU Recutils > ](https://www.gnu.org/software/recutils/)