@lynnesbian Actually it's only "technically" if it relates to the technic region of France. Otherwise it's sparkling pedantry.
Protip: when someone from an opressed group (e.g. POC, immigrants, women, etc) complain about something a privileged group tends to do (white, non-immigrants, cis men, etc), if you are from the privileged group, there's no need for you to comment assuring that you don't do these things. There's also no need to comment "lol yeah we're horrible aren't we" on a serious post about terrifying opression. It makes you seem defensive and like you're not taking opression seriously.
If you don't do those things? Congratulations! You don't get a medal, that's a bare minimum. If you do those things? Quietly improve and maybe boost the post that made you realise that you did wrong.
I know it doesn't seem like a big deal if you're privileged but it gets tiring when half the replies on a serious post about opression are joke replies by the privileged group.
Bioethics; Anti-aging "treatments"
Thing that I don't care about that much:
* The super-rich getting fleeced
Go for it. Take Bezos or whoever to the cleaners and give him sketchy non-medicine for it. Idc.
Thing that worries me:
* An eventual spurious positive result on one of these trials leading to desperate middle- or lower-income people re-mortgaging their houses to pay for 6-figure-level costs of ineffective "life-extensions" on the assumption that they'll live long enough to pay it back
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