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Has your hometown changed a lot since you were a kid? If so, how? Have the changes been for the better or worse?
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tynamite's avatar You can find poverty, drugs and crime in every city.

However I notice that gentrification happening in my city. That means when the poor are socially cleansed from an area due to rising rents or the installation of luxury property. They are building luxury houses here and building a new hospital right next to an old hospital, then they will knock down the old hospital, replace it with housing, then the rents will rise around that area then people will get evicted.

Another thing that is happening is that all the greenland is being built on. In the city centre there was a large patch of greenland you could play sports on when I was in school. They built the new library on top of it, knocked down the old library, and they knocked down a shopping centre and are replacing it with a new shopping centre.

So I see gentrification, a lack of school places and the removal of greenland.

The UK has a housing crisis because the supply for housing is much higher than the demand. Because of mass immigration, there is a strain on social housing such as council houses and supported accomodation, and it's common to have HMO's, houses of multiple occupancy, where you get a landlord who rents each room in a house instead of renting the house to just one person, because mass immigration has put a strain on the housing market.

Also school class sizes are overflowing, there are not enough places to guarantee every child to have a space in school.

I also see a declining lack of social cohesion.

There's people who complain that mass immigration has made the place a much worse place to live, not just because of a strain on hospitals, housing, roads and schools, but because they feel like a stranger where they live.

In the 90s, you would ask someone, "Are you a feminist?", and they would either say yes or no. No debate. No further clarification. No explanation. Now there are so many different types of feminists, people don't know what to think any more. Feminist X is different to Feminist Y who is different to Feminist Z. How are people supposed to know whether they're a feminist or not, if every feminist thinks different things? Also in the 90s you could "cold approach" girls on the street, and they would write their phone number on your arm with a pen that they carried in their pocket, because mobile phones didn't exist. You can't do that any more. When catcalling first got invented, it was really tame and kinda polite, but now the men just shout at women, follow them down the road and intimidate them. I can see why it's not acceptable to do any more.

I see feminists complaining about rape, sexual harassment, catcalling, cold approaching, domestic abuse, objectification, traditional gender roles, rape culture, incels, cyberbullying, harassment, MRAs, pick up artists, and that's about it.

The feminists will say that they face a lot of harassment on the internet. Everyone faces harassment on the internet, male and female, but women experience it more than men do. I faced harassment and bullying on Quora. I agree with feminists on some things, but I don't agree with them on most things.

From that list in the previous paragraph, I do not believe that objectification and rape culture is real. Feminists say that Page 3 causes women to be seen as sex objects and that it's degrading. In my opinion, it is ultimately a woman's choice to do glamour modelling or do porn, and it is empowering for the woman to do so. If a woman is thought of as a sex object or good decoration, that is due to the person's attitudes in question, not some billboard advert that is using a scantily clad woman to sell a car that causes a man to think that way. The advert never made them think that way, their life experience did. People gain their political and social views due to their LIVED life experience, NOT due to some advert or youtube video or something they read on the internet. Stereotypes are real and they are hurtful, but an advert or Page 3 isn't the problem, you have to unpick the person's life experience, not the media. It should be a woman's choice to choose what she wants to wear. I also do not believe that there is a rape culture, because the vast majority of people do not endorse or condone rape. Now we have the #metoo movement which is designed to raise awareness of sexual harassment and reduce rape. Most people don't endorse or condone the abuse the women face. Also there is no pay gap. Feminists calculate the pay gap by adding up the wages of men, and the wages of women, calculating an average, then deciding that there is a pay gap because the average pay of men is more. The pay gap is a hoax, which can be explained by saying that men choose higher paying jobs and women choose lower paid jobs.

The frequency of rape is decreasing, because of the increased access to porn, which helps to control people's urges. Rape is higher in countries where porn is illegal. When VHS got invented, rape went down because people got access to porn for the first time.

When I was a child, there was no law against domestic abuse in a family or intimate relationship. Parents could abuse their defenceless children and men could abuse their women. Theresa May is a woman and a feminist, so she introduced a law to make coercive and controlling behaviour illegal, and the Domestic Abuse Bill.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coercive-or-controlling-behaviour-now-a-crime

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/domestic-abuse-bill

I see a lot of writers on the internet get a lot of haters. I think that to write is to provoke, and if you're not a provocative, you're not a writer. I see a lot of writers get haters because they're controversial. I think that those writers are "troll profiteers", the more trolling they do, the more money they make! It gives them more traffic, sales and ad revenue.
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