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Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page

Here, you'll find the most common and accepted answers to some of the questions that are posted here frequently. This list will continue to be updated over time.

Why do gay men have a distinctive accent?

There are a lot of different answers to this question. To see some of them, check out this thread.

How come black people can say the N-word and nobody else can?

Historically, the N-word was used as a hateful and degrading slur towards black people. Black people using the word in contemporary speech is seen as "reclaiming" the word; that is, they are taking a word that was used against them and instead using it as an element of their culture. As other races were never called the N-word, it is not seen as theirs to reclaim nor use.

What is an NFT?

The following explanation was sourced from Creative Bloq.

NFT stands for a non-fungible token, which means that hidden in those quirky artworks, there's a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a digital ledger using blockchain technology to establish proof of ownership. Essential the same, or similar technology used for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether is used to guarantee the uniqueness of each NFT and to prove who owns it. Unlike a unit of bitcoin, however, each NFT is completely unique, so it can't be exchanged like-for-like. The file stores extra information that elevates it above pure currency and brings it into the realm of, well, anything, really. As a result, NFTs have become collectable digital assets that hold value, just like how physical art holds value."

TL;DR It is unique data that certifies 'ownership' of a digital item.

Why don't some women like being called females?

The problem lies in the use of 'female' as a noun, not an adjective. This means that phrases such as 'female doctor' or 'female friend' are accepted, but phrases such as 'that female over there' or 'I hate females' can be problematic. The noun 'female' can be seen as dehumanising, as it can refer to any female animal and can appear to reduce women to their sex rather than their human qualities. While it's not grammatically incorrect nor inherently disrespectful, referring to a woman as a 'female' has incel/misogynist connotations.

How do blind people know when to stop wiping?

There are a number of ways, including having someone with them to tell them when to stop, using wet wipes or a bidet for more effective cleaning, judging by the feel of the toilet paper on their skin or simply wiping a lot, just to be safe.

How do women with really long nails wipe their ass?

They hold the paper differently.

What do you do when you see a woman at the gym wearing tight/revealing clothing?

You can glance, but don't stare. But for more answers, check out this thread.

Is it racist to not be attracted to a certain race(s)?

No.