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by AndrewZealand
Tue Jan 5, 21:07 2016
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 234
Views: 74986

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

I saw (the new) Point Break. Firstly, it's only very loosely based on the 1991 film. The two male leads are still named Bohdi and Johnny Utah, but other than that it's a very different story. I have to admit that the new Bohdi (played by Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez) and his gang are very interest...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Dec 8, 20:21 2015
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Mockingjay Pt. 2
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Re: Mockingjay Pt. 2

Katniss is probably the most important female role to appear on the big screen in a long time. She ranks up there with Ripley IMO. I'm so glad the on-screen portrayal of Katniss was done so well. Katniss/Jennifer was great. I don't expect all women in real life to be like her, but Katniss/Jennifer ...
by AndrewZealand
Thu Nov 19, 23:12 2015
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Mockingjay Pt. 2
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Re: Mockingjay Pt. 2

I would rather that it had been a trilogy, because y'know there were 3 books and 3 is kinda a better number than 4, for a series of films, but I guess the filmmakers felt they couldn't put all of book 3 into one film. Honestly I have a hard time picking a favourite from the 4 films. They all left me...
by AndrewZealand
Thu Nov 19, 14:40 2015
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Mockingjay Pt. 2
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Mockingjay Pt. 2

Finally I've finished watching The Hunger Games in movie form. Well I have to say that I've come out of each of the 4 quite emotional. I still think that Katniss and Peeta is one of the best romances I've ever seen on screen. There is such equality there. Josh Hutcherson has a rare look. So does Jen...
by AndrewZealand
Sat Oct 31, 20:01 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Men are the majority of victims, split from Many feminists are clearly unbalanced/nuts, split from faq thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3425

Re: Men are the majority of victims, split from Many feminists are clearly unbalanced/nuts, split from faq thread

People talk about MRA being a response to feminism. Maybe an overresponse? They say "Women aren't victims, men are!!!". It seems like an overreaction to feminism, turning tables like that. I really don't think that too many feminists aren't in favor of simply being equal to men. The idea t...
by AndrewZealand
Wed Sep 30, 16:01 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Chivalry
Replies: 55
Views: 6224

Re: Chivalry

^I'm in no doubt that exploitation of chivalry occurs. I have a lot of experience working in female dominated work places. While I did feel both exploited and disrespected at times because of my sex, much of the time I felt pressure to prove my usefulness because I lacked the product knowledge that ...
by AndrewZealand
Mon Sep 28, 23:24 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Many feminists are clearly unbalanced/nuts, split from faq thread
Replies: 39
Views: 5500

Re: Many feminists are clearly unbalanced/nuts, split from faq thread

^programm33r When people complain about someone being "entitled" they mean "they think they are entitled to that which they aren't". Otherwise if you're calling someone "entitled" it's like you're admitting that they ARE entitled to things. I've heard folks call others ...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Sep 22, 5:25 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Chivalry
Replies: 55
Views: 6224

Re: Chivalry

^Yeah I know it is part of the Christian gospel message, though really it seems like such an obvious, natural morality idea. I was talking earlier about how some will exploit chivalry so to speak, expecting you to perform your chivalrous duty for them under threat of regarding you as less of a man. ...
by AndrewZealand
Sun Sep 20, 21:07 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Chivalry
Replies: 55
Views: 6224

Re: Chivalry

Well again it all depends what people think of when you say "chivalry". Do they think of men opening doors for women or do they think of knights protecting peasants? I think of both. But in any case, I believe there must have been many cases where a person could have easily murdered, raped...
by AndrewZealand
Sun Sep 20, 3:48 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Chivalry
Replies: 55
Views: 6224

Re: Chivalry

Like I said before, how appropriate chivalry is depends on how you define it and what the alternative is. I talked about how in some places, mainly in the past, but in the present too, murder, robbery, rape and other abuse was fair if you were not capable of preventing it. But some people thought it...
by AndrewZealand
Thu Sep 3, 23:47 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Many feminists are clearly unbalanced/nuts, split from faq thread
Replies: 39
Views: 5500

Re: Many feminists are clearly unbalanced/nuts, split from faq thread

obviously no one likes entitled people going nuts I hear people use that word "entitled" and mean that someone is demanding something that they don't deserve. Who decides that? Who decides a person's worth and entitlement? Who decides what belongs to who? Some people have decided "th...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Sep 1, 21:37 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: non-religious parents raise okay kids after all
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: non-religious parents raise okay kids after all

However, one thing I remember clearly from my childhood is being very afraid of death. I remember when I first realized that we die when we get old. I told my best friend at the time and he got really upset. I never quite had the need for an afterlife, though I remember at about 10 I conceived that...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Sep 1, 1:14 2015
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: non-religious parents raise okay kids after all
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: non-religious parents raise okay kids after all

Personally, I think religion is at it's most useful when people don't take it too seriously. I've read versions of the Bible and found it sometimes inspirational, because I didn't take it too seriously. And you have to ask yourself....where do religions come from in the first place? People act as th...
by AndrewZealand
Mon Aug 31, 1:15 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Chivalry
Replies: 55
Views: 6224

Re: Chivalry

I'm sure that back when knights or samurai followed codes of chivalry it was more about respecting and not taking advantage of people that they knew they could take advantage of if they wanted to i.e robbing, raping , murdering. In the context of a society where the robbing, raping and murdering of ...
by AndrewZealand
Mon Aug 31, 0:35 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: On God, "he", and kids...
Replies: 51
Views: 7101

Re: On God, "he", and kids...

Alex I think you hold supremely arrogant beliefs, with nothing to back them up. The Bible doesn't prove itself trustworthy. The only reasons people have for believing that the Bible is the "word of God" are that they were told so as children and have always trusted it was true, that the Bi...
by AndrewZealand
Mon Aug 24, 18:48 2015
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 234
Views: 74986

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Like Zeph, I too have recently seen Trainwreck . I too. I read the brief on the film and though "Nahh"...then I read that Amy Shumer was playing the lead and thought "Hmmm, maybe". I'd seen some of her stuff and I'd been given a movie voucher. So I went to see it and about 2/3 o...
by AndrewZealand
Mon Jul 27, 15:27 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: On God, "he", and kids...
Replies: 51
Views: 7101

Re: On God, "he", and kids...

My link is not a final authority; as Christians, the Bible is. And we must not cherry pick the Bible and rank out what we disagree with. Also, God uses the 'He' pronoun and I suppose He wants to call Him that. I guess this turns into a question on whether we believe in the Judeo-Christian God as an...
by AndrewZealand
Mon Jul 27, 6:53 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: On God, "he", and kids...
Replies: 51
Views: 7101

Re: On God, "he", and kids...

I guess, of all the gods that people worshiped in olden times, we've inherited one of the gods rather than a goddess. That's assuming that the ancient Hebrews did actually call Yahweh/Jehovah/El-Shaddai "he" and assumed him to be male. That they presumably didn't make idols to him makes hi...
by AndrewZealand
Fri Jul 24, 20:53 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: The Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj thing
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: The Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj thing

Feminist or not, neither Taylor nor Nicki have impressed me much with anything they've said or did. I suppose I'm ignorant as most of the music I listen to is 20-50 years old, but then again maybe there's a reason why.
by AndrewZealand
Sat Jul 18, 3:07 2015
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: New page: Classic Video Game VILLAINESSES
Replies: 0
Views: 12610

New page: Classic Video Game VILLAINESSES

I posted about my page on pre-Lara Croft heroines of video games a while back. I've since decided to start a page on classic video game villainesses. http://sites.google.com/site/thevinylgeek/video-game-classics/classic-video-game-villainesses Just a few at the moment, but I'll work more on it later.
by AndrewZealand
Wed Jul 15, 17:53 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "Submission"
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: "Submission"

Even though I see myself in a 50/50 relationship, I shouldn't judge people in a 75/25 relationship because if it makes them happy, that's what matters. So long as there's no manipulation, gaslighting, physical abuse, etc. I can more or less accept that. There can be "75/25" relationships ...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Jul 14, 16:28 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "Submission"
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: "Submission"

Well in religion and in D/s the word "submission" is actually used, but outside of that it isn't necessarily. I frequently hear Christian people talk about submission in marriage and obviously in D/s people talk about submissives or subs for short. There are obviously relationships where t...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Jul 14, 2:18 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "Submission"
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: "Submission"

Well I did mention consensual discipline at the start, but I'm talking about submission far more generally than that. I'm pretty knowledge about D/s relationships and I know there are submissive men and dominant women, but to be frank I've found it to be a bit stereotypical, with the majority of wom...
by AndrewZealand
Tue Jul 14, 0:10 2015
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "Submission"
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

"Submission"

I've been led to think a lot lately about "submissiveness" and people who believe in it. I've been around various types of "submissive" people and I wonder if "submission" is not all that it seems. I've experienced some particularly rude, judgmental, exclusivist treatme...
by AndrewZealand
Sat Jul 11, 5:26 2015
Forum: Ranting
Topic: The Return Of The Sexist Gamer Girl
Replies: 22
Views: 5057

Re: The Return Of The Sexist Gamer Girl

I'm impressed by the understanding of games that Anita shows in her videos. I disagree with her sometimes and have openly criticized her, but I do like her. You can disagree with a person and still be impressed by them.

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