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Mon Jun 17 3:00 PM

Quiz: What kind of engineer should you be?

Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!
Mon Jun 17 3:00 AM

The Skirt Pattern Calculator

I like to sew. This calculator tells you how to make an arc for any skirt you've got the fabric for - just type in your measurements.
Sun Jun 16 3:00 AM

Female Artists and the nude:

At least in the past women were discouraged from depicting the nude and as a result of this and that there was many fewer professional female artists as compared to male artists, there are not many known examples of female artists depicting the nude. Many people may just assume that any nude image they see was done by a man, but that is not so. While being in the minority nudes were produced by female artists and many of them I feel are beautiful. Also it is my impression that female artists depict more diverse nude subjects. As the title indicates there will be images of nudes in this topic. My plan is to show both female and males nudes, most of which would be of the type that would be displayed in museums or normal art galleries and many if not most are displayed in museums. I do not want to shock people or cause distress. Some of the pictures I will post in the topic, but if I feel if an image is too explicit for some I will link to is and put a description of the image so people can chose to view it or not.

by Endymion in Feminism
Sat Jun 15 1:31 PM

Quiz: Do you need a boyfriend?

Are you a young single gal wondering if you need a man? Take our quiz.
Sat Jun 15 3:00 AM

Female Singers:

Hello again, earlier I wrote that Natalie Dessay (b. 1965 in Lyon, France) is one of my favorite singers and you could expect to hear of her more in this topic. Well here she is again this time singing “Glitter and be Gay,” as Cungegonde from Leonard Bernstein's 1956 operetta Candide (7 ½ minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCg4r1Ile4w.



What I most like about singing is not the lyrics, but listening to the voice as a musical instrument. As a consequence I enjoy listening to songs in a language other than English, sometimes more than listening to an English version. I have already linked to a number of such songs and here are two more:

by Endymion in Mixed Media
Fri Jun 14 1:11 PM

Quiz: What Color Are You?

Forget the four-color quizzes, this one displays your personality as one of the hundreds of named HTML colors.
Fri Jun 14 3:00 AM

Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

For more than half its life the US Constitution did not guarantee that a woman’s right to vote would be the same as a man’s with the result that most women before 1920 were denied this basic right. But this was only one of the very clear cases of discrimination against women. Another one was the concept of coverture. This is a situation that many people may not be fully aware of.



According to the Harvard Business School’s website dealing with Women and the Law, “. . . marriage and property laws, or ‘coverture,’ stipulated that a married woman did not have a separate legal existence from her husband. A married woman or feme covert was a dependent, like an underage child or a slave, and could not own property in her own name or control her own earnings, except under very specific circumstances.” See here: https://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/wes/collections/women_law/. Connected with the concept of coverture was the doctrine of necessities (see here: https://ap.gilderlehrman.org/essay/legal-status-women-1776%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%80%9C1830). This meant that a husband had to maintain his wife in a “manner commensurate” with his status and this could be enforced by court action. What other category of people does this sound like? Children are finically dependant on their parents and parents are legally responsible to financially support their children. So what we have is that married women under coverture are treated similar to children. Now coverture was not unique to the United States. It came to the United State from English Common Law and as such it also was the law in England. This is what Elizabeth Cady Stanton was referring to in the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments when she wrote “He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead” and “He has taken from her all right in property, even to the wages she earns.” Gradually over the 19th and into the 20th century the coverture laws were repealed, both in the United States and in England.

by Endymion in Feminism
Thu Jun 13 1:06 PM

The Baby Due Date Statistics Survey

I wondered if due dates were accurate. 5,000+ internet friends chimed in. See the charts here.
Thu Jun 13 3:00 AM

Pregnancy Calendar

For geeky moms like me who need to remember not just what week they're on, but their percent completion.
Wed Jun 12 3:00 AM

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Tue Jun 11 3:00 PM

Mnemonic device generator

Type in letters you want to remember, we'll make up a funny sentence to help
Tue Jun 11 3:00 AM

Still here??

It is called West of Loathing. I don't know how much it costs or if it is as good as KoL as I've not played it.



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by Tweek in Random
Fri Jun 7 10:06 AM

John Wick 3, Aladdin (2019), and Booksmart


I loved Booksmart! It was very funny, and I'm always here for the nerdy girls who are trying too hard. And a spoilery thing that I liked: neither of them has success with their love interests. That felt very true to life for me.


I also liked the spoilery thing. It was good to see a movie take that direction.
by Unvoiced_Apollo in Mixed Media
Tue May 28 9:47 AM