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by melsbells
Sat Feb 18, 16:04 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Inclusion vs. revolution: "Bourgeois Feminist Bullshit"
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Inclusion vs. revolution: "Bourgeois Feminist Bullshit"

Thanks for this link. I really appreciated this article, and I doubt I would have stumbled across it on my own. allowances for every possible variation of “feminism” under the logic that If Women Want It, It Must Be Feminist. No matter how poisonous the effects may be I've fallen into this trap. I'm...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 18, 14:54 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: I just want my bank to be dependable and not evil
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: I just want my bank to be dependable and not evil

Next January. I'll inquire about Nech's suggestion. When we opened this account, I discovered that it's on the bank to close the old account and transfer your money to their institution for you, but I can't see how that could actually be required of us to accept. I'll find out tomorrow.
by melsbells
Sat Feb 18, 14:50 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: If America's First?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: If America's First?

Germany did a much better job at obviously insulting Trump, but their video also made me wildly uncomfortable. I hope these videos really do cause people to be more introspective. With so many populist politicians in Europe gaining support on the path Trump paved, I think they can be seen as self wa...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 18, 14:41 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Donald Trump? :(
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Donald Trump? :(

People in my life who have always been minimally involved in politics are now writing to their representatives, searching out petitions to sign, trying to call but not getting through because the lines are always busy, etc. As terrified as I am about what will happen during this presidency and its e...
by melsbells
Fri Feb 17, 15:30 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: I just want my bank to be dependable and not evil
Replies: 4
Views: 93

I just want my bank to be dependable and not evil

When I first got married, spouse and I had seperate bank accounts. Mine was way over in the U.S. and basically useless. I had checks, which no one had any idea what to do with. I couldn't do direct transfers. Any payment had an extra cost of converting between currencies. We were just always using s...
by melsbells
Fri Feb 17, 13:26 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How comfortable do you feel asking about someone's race?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: How comfortable do you feel asking about someone's race?

Worse than asking someone's race, I had to guess volunteers' racial identities for my last job in the U.S. It had something to do with funding, not so official that I should have actually surveyed our volunteers, just some demographic questions about who was being served. Am I ever glad I didn't act...
by melsbells
Fri Feb 17, 13:08 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL

I'm used to "fanny" being used to mean the posterior in polite company, but I definitely consider "twat" to be a slur referring to female genetalia.
by melsbells
Sat Feb 11, 16:24 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: If America's First?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

If America's First?

I noticed this article on NPR, about a video from the Netherlands claiming to be second if America is first, then other countries getting in their bids to be second, but didn't bother reading beyond the blurb. Then the next day, spouse tells me about it because Finland also made a video . Minutes af...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 11, 16:01 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you a good dancer?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Are you a good dancer?

Probably not so great. Certainly not ballroom, but folk. I can lead well but only for specific styles. I can almost always follow in partner folk. The thing about partner dancing, is I think personal match is pretty important. I have met some really great dancers with whom I just don't like to dance...
by melsbells
Mon Feb 6, 6:57 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Why SpaceFEM?
Replies: 26
Views: 495

Re: Why SpaceFEM?

Please stop doubting a person's credibility as a feminist based on their gender. No one is "running a section called Feminism". Sonic is one of two moderators assigned to that board.
by melsbells
Sun Feb 5, 13:12 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism and pro-life
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Feminism and pro-life

I was thinking about it from a different angle. I can be pro-life when there's comprehensive sex-education, accessible/affordable birth control, universal health care, paid maternity paternity and family leave, accessible/affordable child care, and really the list goes on. There would have to be a s...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 4, 15:05 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dialogue principles
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Dialogue principles

Thanks for this link. I really want to think of unity in the feminist movement as intersectional support and hadn't really considered how the term is used to erase concerns. All that despite being aware of the lack of non-pink pussy hats and declarations from women who will not be marching alongside...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 4, 14:36 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Terrorist attack in Berlin
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Terrorist attack in Berlin

The influx of immigration is our own doing I agree. Like I said, we're letting them in and not vetting them properly. You can't argue with the statistics. But you're implying that the West is the cause of Jihadism. It isn't. We didn't cause them to be murderous, anti-Western zealots. That is their ...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 4, 14:09 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: My name is Medea
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: My name is Medea

Welcome! What does your cultural center do? I've been to cultural centers that celebrates and educates about diffrent cultures from around the globe, and I've been to cultural centera that was about the Arts.
Also, mmmm pancakes.
by melsbells
Sat Feb 4, 14:03 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Why are men so ready to complain...
Replies: 40
Views: 1138

Re: Why are men so ready to complain...

I haven't waited significantly longer for a single occupency restroom than I have for a stall in a multiple occupency restroom. Since I've never had to wait for a sink in a multiple occupency restroom, even if people are using the mirrors, I don't see how the mirrors would be causing a problem. I wo...
by melsbells
Mon Jan 30, 14:37 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's a fashion you don't like right now?
Replies: 25
Views: 674

Re: What's a fashion you don't like right now?

I like a lot of things on this list, but not necessarily for me. I have opinions, but save my judgement for the rich who can afford to care about how they look, like trouser pants without a break and all the many problems with suit shoulders. Really, if you're wearing a suit that costs more than all...
by melsbells
Sun Jan 29, 15:11 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 215
Views: 71031

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

I just watched Weekend (1967). No stars. This movie was incredible disturbing and I think brilliant. I think mentioning any part of this film would be a spoiler, but also be content warned. The movie starts and we quickly learn that a couple is planning killing the wife's parents. The wife is pl...
by melsbells
Sun Jan 29, 14:51 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism and pro-life
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Feminism and pro-life

I think a person can be a feminist and pro-life, but with so many caveats that it would be easier to say they were pro-choice and have less caveats.
by melsbells
Sun Jan 29, 14:42 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: What did I just say?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

What did I just say?

Yesterday I heard myself say "You're not allowed to break chunks off of the furniture" and "That's right, you aren't allowed to drink your pee." Before I had to say those things the first time, I would never have imagined needing to say them. Let's make it normal. What weird thin...
by melsbells
Tue Jan 24, 2:53 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: 2016 Forum Awards!
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: 2016 Forum Awards!

^That's it, I'm going to win next year.
by melsbells
Sat Jan 21, 12:49 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Women's self defense
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: Women's self defense

I've been to demonstrations that were school sponsored/mandatory but not an active class. I would say that the demonstrations are not particularly helpful, probably because of what Rowan mentioned and overcoming inhibitions.
by melsbells
Sat Jan 21, 12:45 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: 2016 Forum Awards!
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: 2016 Forum Awards!

I would like to nominate Rowan for the Warm Fuzzy Award because of their heartfelt Internet hugs.
by melsbells
Wed Jan 18, 14:54 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 135
Views: 42064

Re: what are you reading?

I have been spending all too much time reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. It feels vindicating. It makes me want to read the Harry Potter series to my kid, just so we can then read this. Before getting distracted by that, I had started in on Ulysses. I have tons of mixed feelings o...
by melsbells
Tue Jan 3, 12:50 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: tactile stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 321

tactile stuff

While house sitting for my sister-in-law, my kid and I got to play with some SAND, or maybe it's sånd, but it's definitely Swedish. And maybe I got opportunities to play on my own after the kid went to bed. It reminded me of brown sugar (or what's called brown sugar in the U.S., it's called somethin...
by melsbells
Tue Jan 3, 12:29 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What's the last craft supply you bought?
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: What's the last craft supply you bought?

If postage doesn't count, a felting needle.

Galen wrote:Heavy-duty ultra-precision toenail/cuticle scissors. For paper snowflake cutting. We're very serious about our paper snowflakes around here.
Have yous seenthis snowflake folding thread?

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