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by melsbells
Sun Apr 23, 12:48 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Question
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Question

Feminists like explicit and enthusiastic consent. Feminists are also made up of all genders and age ranges of people (your question wasn't actually asking me, not being a child). I don't think children like corporeal punishment, even if they believe it's good for them when told. Note: The New Member...
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 15:33 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Bilingual Toddler
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Bilingual Toddler

A long while back, I wrote about how we were attempting to get our kid to be bilingual Somehow, I missed TheDarkOne's reply at that time (sorry, it is a really interesting read). Anyway, I thought it was worth an update. I still find this whole thing fascinating. I have also gotten a lot more positi...
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 14:18 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Saturn moon has "ingredients for life"
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Saturn moon has "ingredients for life"

I thought there was a non-carbon based life-form discovered on Earth a few years back. And after checking, nope, it was arsenic as opposed to phosphorous, still got the carbon.
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 14:14 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How long can you stay in your house?
Replies: 9
Views: 80

Re: How long can you stay in your house?

Enigma wrote:I sold it.
Congatulations!

I think we're allowed to stay at least until the owner dies.
by melsbells
Fri Apr 21, 14:11 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Quicktakes
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Quicktakes

One of my classmates saw me today, said hello and introduced her husband (and that it was his 77th birthday today), to her husband she said that I speak terrible Finnish, right in front of me, as though I wouldn't understand.
by melsbells
Wed Apr 12, 5:19 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Pics of me as a woman
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Pics of me as a woman

How did you pick the dress? I like the color blocking and the way it fits through the hips. You do look classy. I interpreted this as guys making a joke of it, which is fine by me since I get that it probably comes from a place of insecurity ("I want to dress up, but I'm scared to, so I'll get ...
by melsbells
Thu Apr 6, 15:03 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Happy 2nd spacefemmiversary DarkOne!

Two years! Keep hanging on, I'm glad you're here. I was about to get you a mimosa (the plant, not the drink, but I suppose you could have both) when I was distracted by this cuteness. Image
by melsbells
Thu Apr 6, 14:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary tomokun!
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary tomokun!

Happy spacefemmiversary! You were a catalyst for me joining spacefem (a thread you started that I found really interesting, though I don't remember what). So have a groundhog and enjoy your day. https://s14-eu5.ixquick.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.busybeaver.net%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fup...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 3, 12:40 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: A critique of Feminism worth reading
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: A critique of Feminism worth reading

oh gosh I didn't even notice that was posted in an existing thread. Eh, there were a couple of threads in a similar vein not long before I posted this. I think I was asking fairly inaccessible questions as well, but I'm not quite sure how to break down the question of how to make Feminism more inte...
by melsbells
Mon Apr 3, 12:30 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Immersive theatre
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Immersive theatre

This sounds really intriguing. I've heard of some immersive performances before, but I haven't experienced them in any way. I would fear that it would be quite difficult to be an audience member as well given the immersive and intense nature. In the ALSO article, although it really making me want to...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 13:27 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Lack of family work/life balance policies
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Lack of family work/life balance policies

Yet more evidence not to blame the world's ills on the older generation (the false hope that things will simply get better as people die off instead of doing something about it). I don't think I've ever cared more about parental leave than after I experienced it. All parents deserve proper leave. Bu...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 13:16 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: A critique of Feminism worth reading
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: A critique of Feminism worth reading

And now we have the follow-up, barely informed critique of Feminism that we've all heard before. And look, we're given to opportunity to be labeled as rational femnists as long as we reject a list of criteria. Then we can regain its validity as a movement (as opposed to, you know, stop ignoring the ...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 13:05 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Feminism outside the West

The original post is ignoring all of the feminist action that has emerged from outside the west. Female Genital Mutilation was first brought to 'Western' awareness by people within countries where it's practiced. One of the leading advocates has been Waris Dirie, from Somalia. Things that immediatel...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 12:20 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What do you want for your birthday?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: What do you want for your birthday?

A real break, or basically what Dark-One said, which is actually what I asked for. Me: I know we don't do birthday presents, but can I ask for a date this year? Spouse: You mean you'd like to go somewhere? Me: No, we don't actually have to do anything, but just do it together, and not with the kid. ...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 31, 12:15 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you own galoshes?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: do you own galoshes?

My grandfather is the only person I have ever known to own galoshes.
by melsbells
Wed Mar 29, 23:52 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what are you particular about?
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: what are you particular about?

I have to cover the whole surface area of the side, and it has to be an even thickness. Consequently, takes me like five minutes to butter toast. This is definitely me. The bread has to line up on a sandwhich too or, well my reaction has in the past been a little extreme. To generalize, I'd say I'm...
by melsbells
Wed Mar 22, 3:38 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

^I'm down with that, though it'll be about two months late for really having ALL the sun.
by melsbells
Sun Mar 19, 15:10 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday DarkOne!
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Happy birthday DarkOne!

Happy Birthday! I tried to find you a present that had something to do with building continents, but the google offered me tool and dye manufacturing, economic growth in Africa, architechture in South America, and kids' books that looked promising until I looked into them. So instead, to tie in cont...
by melsbells
Fri Mar 17, 14:27 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite adhesive?
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: what's your favorite adhesive?

^Oil has worked for me in the past. DO NOT PUT PETROLEUM JELLY IN YOUR HAIR TO REMOVE ADHESIVE.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 17, 14:24 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How do you pass time at boring parties?
Replies: 22
Views: 649

Re: How do you pass time at boring parties?

I try to catch all the words I understand and remember them to ask spouse and find out how off I was later. I really suspect they wouldn't be boring if I could follow along. When that gets to be too much, go outside and cry.
by melsbells
Fri Mar 17, 14:18 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What is your shoe size?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: What is your shoe size?

Usually 35, sometimes 34, or for the U.S. more often 3, but I used to have some size 4 (women's 6) Doc Marten's that were my favorite for years. I like getting to buy my shoes in the kids' section.
by melsbells
Tue Mar 14, 15:17 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: 26 Multicultural Picture Books about Inspiring Women & Girls
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: 26 Multicultural Picture Books about Inspiring Women & Girls

I really like that all of these are not just interesting and beautiful, but about real people.
by melsbells
Tue Mar 14, 14:55 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Nerdy bachelorette party ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Nerdy bachelorette party ideas?

I'm still jealous of my brother's bachelor party where his friends each gave him a board game. Sounded way more fun than any of these types of shindigs that I've attended.

Ever since a friend of mine made me some agar agar dessert, I've wanted to make something similar and serve it in petri dishes.
by melsbells
Wed Mar 1, 8:38 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: avatar vote
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: avatar vote

I'm against the protoplanetary system, because it somehow demands all of my attention. I must look at it. I'm against spacefern because I'm bitter about it's non-existence, and I'm against the original sun because I'm against all the emotions of change only to change back.
by melsbells
Sat Feb 25, 15:46 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dialogue principles
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Dialogue principles

But what in the world are the first two demands about? Are they meant to be hyperbolic (in which case, *literally* demanding civil disobedience is very confusing)? Why is it reasonable to expect white women to be the first ones there, as opposed to just "there". Is this a request for some...

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