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by Aum
Tue Jun 20, 14:09 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: My husband left me
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: My husband left me

Lil, I'm so sorry to hear about this. If it's any consolation, you're not the only one experiencing this right now. My partner, who was so full of promises and hopes in the beginning, is leaving me too. My frustration is the lack of staying power. It's like these guys can't see through their own des...
by Aum
Tue Jun 13, 17:35 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: Unsolicited relationship advice
Replies: 53
Views: 581

Re: Unsolicited relationship advice

I'm now going to substitute this thread with large alcohol consumption.
by Aum
Thu Jun 8, 18:41 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 244
Views: 77643

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

My post contains spoilers. Saw Wonder Woman two nights ago. I was generally impressed. They did a better job than all the recent superhero movies IMO. The dialogue was not too cheesy. The one egregious error that they made which I can't really forgive them for is that Diana was actually breathed to...
by Aum
Thu Jun 8, 18:30 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: "Let her speak, please!" - mansplaining at the World Science Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: "Let her speak, please!" - mansplaining at the World Science Festival

A good reflection of the state of academia. And the world.
by Aum
Tue Jun 6, 0:02 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Blue Foods?
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Blue Foods?

The herb woad, which is used for blue dye (indigo), is also used as a cough medicine (da qing ye) in Chinese medicine. I know that's stretching it a bit. Anything with anthocyanins in it will have a blue pigment, like blueberries... though it may not appear blue to the naked eye. Blue is rare in nat...
by Aum
Mon May 1, 17:39 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dating Older Men as a Feminist
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Dating Older Men as a Feminist

I've mostly dated guys older than me since the beginning, sometimes by 2 generations. The guy I'm currently seeing is almost 3 generations older. I value life experience and maturity above all else and these tend to be abundant qualities in older men. The generation gap can be a problem... he doesn'...
by Aum
Sat Apr 29, 23:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Girlfriend Zone

I wasn't trying to be a creep when I did it the one time. I was gay and out in high school but still very much uncomfortable with expressing same-sex feelings, so I just tried to be his friend and get close with the hopes that he would, at some point, reveal some kind of attraction... or that we wou...
by Aum
Sat Apr 22, 20:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Girlfriend Zone

Lol good read... On the topic of friend zoning... do people actually not pick up on someone who really wants to be with them as more than a friend? To me it's so obvious when someone is trying to play friendly in order to get closer. And I did this to someone in high school and he saw right through ...
by Aum
Mon Apr 17, 10:02 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Pneumonia

I use home made elderberry syrup to treat this. It's more effective than antibiotics most of the time. Better for the viral version though. I've been reading a book about viruses over the past few days, and currently reading the big section on the 1918 flu pandemic. The statistic is that 1 in 3 peop...
by Aum
Sun Apr 16, 14:26 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"

I didn't like the Led Zeppelin score. They're just replicating what they did with Guardians of the Galaxy by using the old school music. Zeppelin is supposed to be counter-culture. The very industries that used to hate them are now casually using them in movie trailers? Screw that. I've given up on ...
by Aum
Sat Apr 15, 20:40 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How do you pass time at boring parties?
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: How do you pass time at boring parties?

I leave them.
by Aum
Sat Apr 8, 20:54 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Lack of family work/life balance policies
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Lack of family work/life balance policies

There is one demographic to blame and that is the aristocracy, especially the ones from the baby boomer generation. The middle-upper and upper classes have less use to be serviced by a thriving middle class anymore, so they are reabsorbing the wealth. The solution is to cut health care, retirement b...
by Aum
Sat Apr 8, 12:39 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: The Gentrification of Standing Rock
Replies: 11
Views: 848

The Gentrification of Standing Rock

Here is the article I mentioned in the other thread: https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/the-gentrification-of-standing-rock/ Sometime in mid-October, a school bus full of New Orleanians pulled into Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the prayer camps at Standing Rock. It was followed by a tru...
by Aum
Sat Apr 8, 12:32 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Feminism outside the West

It's pretty straightforward. Feminists in other countries can form alliances with the west if they so chose, but they would still remain the leaders of their own respective movements. Our presence, our knowledge, our insights, our human resources... they should all be by invitation only. The west is...
by Aum
Fri Apr 7, 22:50 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: A critique of Feminism worth reading
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Re: A critique of Feminism worth reading

I'm assuming we're mostly talking about the United States in this thread, so that's what I'll go on in my reply. The U.S. is suffering from populism in general right now, which generally represents a modality of thinking that is a lot more superficial in its effort to draw conclusions. Some feminist...
by Aum
Wed Apr 5, 21:36 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Women's self defense
Replies: 35
Views: 2974

Re: Women's self defense

My sister took a women's self-defense class and they taught her to go for the eyes, the nose, the groin, the belly. I think the eyes are pretty sensitive. Really you do anything you possibly can in those situations. The other tool is screaming as loud as you can, even if the assailant hasn't touched...
by Aum
Wed Apr 5, 15:38 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Feminism outside the West

Western Feminists are too scared of looking "colonial" so don't take the lead role. Middle Eastern women are scared of getting murdered so besides a small handful of extremely brave activists are not empowered enough to take a lead role in these issues. Western governments won't put press...
by Aum
Thu Mar 30, 13:07 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Depression

I think you are hung up on what optimal looks like. I don't know of anyone on this journey who loves themselves all the time, unconditionally. Thinking in that way is actually sidestepping the underlying reasons why you feel bad. It also creates enormous pressure to be a certain way in order to be &...
by Aum
Thu Mar 30, 12:48 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Feminism outside the West

You've fallen into the trap of taking one example of something and thinking it applies to all feminists. That's kind of a non-starter for discussion. There are some places in the world that first wave feminism has not yet reached, maybe will never reach, or maybe it will reach in a way that westerne...
by Aum
Fri Mar 17, 12:27 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women's consent in bed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1638

Re: Women's consent in bed?

How did you search for the origin of the picture?

He is handsome but veiny muscle is gross.
by Aum
Tue Mar 14, 13:19 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women's consent in bed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1638

Re: Women's consent in bed?

Obvious troll is obvious.

Hot profile pic btw, even though it's probably not you.
by Aum
Wed Mar 8, 1:20 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Is beauty a cultural fabrication?
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Is beauty a cultural fabrication?

It's hard to put words to my observation, but I would say that there's innate beauty and learned beauty. On the innate side, humans seem to find symmetry more attractive than asymmetry. There's also pheromonal response, which is highly subjective and varies person to person. These, among other thing...
by Aum
Sat Mar 4, 21:35 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Brains, Bees, Balls, and Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Brains, Bees, Balls, and Behavior

Animals are smart and sentient. WHO KNEW
by Aum
Sat Mar 4, 21:35 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Milogate.
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: Milogate.

I think both sides of this issue are going to ridiculous extremes. Milo is an idiot who got way too much media attention, and his opponents would do anything to ruin him including dishing out the most unholy of the holies: an accusation of being a pedophile. All it takes is the accusation to ruin so...
by Aum
Mon Feb 20, 15:43 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women only companies. A disaster!
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Women only companies. A disaster!

I prefer to work in equal sexed spaces. Mostly men or mostly women drives me crazy. The sexes each have their unique brand of fucked upness.

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