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by rowan
Mon Feb 20, 16:36 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dialogue principles
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Dialogue principles

^I like that you ask questions with actual intent of discussing and learning, unlike a bunch of people who wander here. 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. This, I feel so much. I like...
by rowan
Mon Feb 20, 11:37 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?

I think "heritage" a little less loaded up here in the north, but also awkward for Black folks because... well often they just don't know what part of Africa they were stolen from. So I would never ask a Black presenting person that. But I might ask other people that. I was talking with a ...
by rowan
Mon Feb 20, 11:10 2017
Forum: Careers & Education
Topic: Performance reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Performance reviews

I get about zero performance reviews. It's kind of weird. Other places I've been did an observation every year, this place I've been observed...once? I think it's pretty poor practice not to do reviews to be honest. When I was in grad school we had "self reviews" and then the faculty revie...
by rowan
Mon Feb 20, 9:43 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: hey, it's me and my idea
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: hey, it's me and my idea

I'm not up on the author world at all but I follow several on twitter. :) Not sure if there are any dedicated feminist author online spaces but I wouldn't be surprised if there were somewhere. You're welcome here though. Posts about creative stuff (including writing) go into the sub-forum Mixed Medi...
by rowan
Mon Feb 20, 9:31 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Broke my damn finger
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Broke my damn finger

Oh maaaan ow. I fell a couple times yesterday too but didn't break anything. Hope it heals up.
by rowan
Sat Feb 18, 9:59 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Donald Trump? :(
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Donald Trump? :(

We're all fighting still, it can be exhausting for sure but remember to self care and keep fighting the good fight.
by rowan
Fri Feb 17, 14:33 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have predictions about the future?
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: do you have predictions about the future?

I predict things will get harder and worse before they get better.
by rowan
Fri Feb 17, 14:30 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL

melsbells wrote: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.

That's the way I hear it too.

Language is weird.
by rowan
Wed Feb 15, 16:54 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?

In the case of Brazil (which is pretty diverse): we do ask a lot, but not because of someones' etinicity, just curiosity :lol: 99.99% we just mean "where city are you from?" I'm not quite sure but it seems like you're not asking someone's actual race then, which is what the question here ...
by rowan
Wed Feb 15, 9:52 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: VALENTINE'S DAY POLL

I think I've used about half of those in my life thus far.
by rowan
Tue Feb 14, 13:11 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?

"Where are you from" I find is an extremely fraught question because it's often used as an othering tactic for people who are not white passing. So I try to ask other things if I'm curious about someone's background. I generally feel it's not my place to ask about race; if people are comfo...
by rowan
Mon Feb 13, 19:36 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hoi
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Hoi

Neat. I've heard about some interesting fungus-plant stuff that's promising to help with drought tolerance. But I'm just an admirer of bio applications as well. ;)
by rowan
Sun Feb 12, 21:04 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hoi
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Hoi

Neat, there's some interesting things going on with fungus research. What do you do once you've sequenced it?
by rowan
Sun Feb 12, 20:57 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: If America's First?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: If America's First?

I mean more dealing with current racism. Here in the US it's a big issue that our history is taught incorrectly but also that we think all the problems have been solved.
by rowan
Sun Feb 12, 20:52 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Not really sure how to ask this tactfully...
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Not really sure how to ask this tactfully...

I'm not but I have a couple of friends who have transitioned.
by rowan
Sun Feb 12, 11:32 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 14th spacefemmiversary The MoUsY spell-checker!
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Happy 14th spacefemmiversary The MoUsY spell-checker!

Oh hey I missed this. :) Happy spacefemmiversary!
by rowan
Sun Feb 12, 11:32 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Are you a good dancer?
Replies: 16
Views: 209

Re: Are you a good dancer?

I used to be pretty good at swing and ballroom, but alas I haven't danced in a long long time. I imagine I'd have to practice to be good again.
by rowan
Sun Feb 12, 11:31 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: If America's First?
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: If America's First?

Ah I'll have to watch later. What do people think about their pointing out their own racist (& sexist) things? I'm glad people are recognizing them, but are they going to try to fix them?
by rowan
Wed Feb 8, 10:36 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what are you reading?
Replies: 135
Views: 42065

Re: what are you reading?

I just got The Girl from Everywhere and I'm super excited! Haven't quite gotten to crack it open yet, but tonight I will!
by rowan
Sun Feb 5, 21:57 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite graphical pattern?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: what's your favorite graphical pattern?

I don't think I have a favorite pattern but I hate houndstooth.
by rowan
Sat Feb 4, 14:51 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Why are men so ready to complain...
Replies: 40
Views: 1138

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

Yeah mirrors are totally not the problem anywhere I've been, ever. It's waiting for the stall.
by rowan
Sat Feb 4, 14:45 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Terrorist attack in Berlin
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Terrorist attack in Berlin

SpicyX, something you don't seem to understand about statistics is you need to apply them to the population you are interested in -- in this case refugees accepted into the U.S. If you do that the incidence is extremely low: Zero.

[in response to your claim that we are not vetting them properly]
by rowan
Fri Feb 3, 17:07 2017
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hey I'm "Thea"
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Hey I'm "Thea"

I've ridden in a combine way back when, but driving's not really my thing in general. I do fly small airplanes though, so there's that.
by rowan
Fri Feb 3, 17:04 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: what temperature do you set your space?
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: what temperature do you set your space?

2.7 K, baby.
by rowan
Fri Feb 3, 17:04 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Any1 else got a twin sister?
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Any1 else got a twin sister?

Nope but there are twins in my family.

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