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by Aum
Thu Aug 17, 15:35 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: Fb arguments
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Fb arguments

I think it does do something. The aggregate effect of so many discussions on Facebook is that people's behavior gets shaped. Just like on forums.

I don't feel that in-person activism does very much anymore.
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:58 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Shitty Air Quality

I found one but it may be too late. When humans breathe in all this soot mixed with city air pollution, they cough it up and swallow it, and it enters their general circulation. So it's not just harming their lungs but the rest of their bodies. I got a decent air filter. I don't have AC so I need to...
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:56 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 29
Views: 800

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

Well yeah.... rape culture doesn't exist -- if you ignore everything that says it does, which is basically what you're doing. You're arbitrarily making the requirement for evidence so high that you don't have to consider most sources: limiting definitions and categories, claiming sources are biased ...
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:24 2017
Forum: Hell
Topic: Higher Priority Feminism vs race.
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Higher Priority Feminism vs race.

First wave feminism was for white women, although women at the time didn't want to admit that. They would've said that feminism was about the rights of all women, but the ensuing inner conflict about race turned feminism into a racial movement as well. Since most of us are neither first nor second w...
by Aum
Tue Aug 8, 13:45 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Shitty Air Quality

The air quality has triggered my auto-immune condition, after a really good year of no health issues.

I am pissed.

Today I'm buying an indoor air filter, assuming they're not sold out. At least I can breathe when I'm at home.
by Aum
Wed Jul 26, 14:38 2017
Forum: Feminist FAQ
Topic: Can you be a pro-life feminist?
Replies: 14
Views: 3746

Re: Can you be a pro-life feminist?

Just a disclaimer, I'm pro-choice. I have met a pro-life feminist who said that she was pro-life because ultimately, when humanity is liberated, there will be no accidental pregnancies. She's thinking more in an ideal world where everyone is educated, has access to contraception, there's no weird re...
by Aum
Tue Jul 11, 18:20 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Studies That Prove Link Between Autism and Vaccines
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Studies That Prove Link Between Autism and Vaccines

After California created the vaccine mandate for children, we have started to see more real numbers. Give it 5 more years and there will be more reliable statistics on vaccines and behavioral disorders as well as auto-immune. The auto-immune link likely has to do with how certain vaccines are made, ...
by Aum
Tue Jun 27, 15:48 2017
Forum: Polls
Topic: uninvited house guests
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: uninvited house guests

I usually don't do anything unless they are causing problems in the home, like eating food or setting up shop near my bed.

The only things I've been killing lately are wasps. I tried to capture and release one and it stung me. So now I just kill the whole forbiddeness lot of them.
by Aum
Tue Jun 20, 14:09 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: My husband left me
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: My husband left me

Lil, I'm so sorry to hear about this. If it's any consolation, you're not the only one experiencing this right now. My partner, who was so full of promises and hopes in the beginning, is leaving me too. My frustration is the lack of staying power. It's like these guys can't see through their own des...
by Aum
Thu Jun 8, 18:41 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 250
Views: 81229

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

My post contains spoilers. Saw Wonder Woman two nights ago. I was generally impressed. They did a better job than all the recent superhero movies IMO. The dialogue was not too cheesy. The one egregious error that they made which I can't really forgive them for is that Diana was actually breathed to...
by Aum
Thu Jun 8, 18:30 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: "Let her speak, please!" - mansplaining at the World Science Festival
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: "Let her speak, please!" - mansplaining at the World Science Festival

A good reflection of the state of academia. And the world.
by Aum
Tue Jun 6, 0:02 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Blue Foods?
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Blue Foods?

The herb woad, which is used for blue dye (indigo), is also used as a cough medicine (da qing ye) in Chinese medicine. I know that's stretching it a bit. Anything with anthocyanins in it will have a blue pigment, like blueberries... though it may not appear blue to the naked eye. Blue is rare in nat...
by Aum
Mon May 1, 17:39 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dating Older Men as a Feminist
Replies: 19
Views: 2051

Re: Dating Older Men as a Feminist

I've mostly dated guys older than me since the beginning, sometimes by 2 generations. The guy I'm currently seeing is almost 3 generations older. I value life experience and maturity above all else and these tend to be abundant qualities in older men. The generation gap can be a problem... he doesn'...
by Aum
Sat Apr 29, 23:11 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: Girlfriend Zone

I wasn't trying to be a creep when I did it the one time. I was gay and out in high school but still very much uncomfortable with expressing same-sex feelings, so I just tried to be his friend and get close with the hopes that he would, at some point, reveal some kind of attraction... or that we wou...
by Aum
Sat Apr 22, 20:48 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Girlfriend Zone
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: Girlfriend Zone

Lol good read... On the topic of friend zoning... do people actually not pick up on someone who really wants to be with them as more than a friend? To me it's so obvious when someone is trying to play friendly in order to get closer. And I did this to someone in high school and he saw right through ...
by Aum
Mon Apr 17, 10:02 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Pneumonia

I use home made elderberry syrup to treat this. It's more effective than antibiotics most of the time. Better for the viral version though. I've been reading a book about viruses over the past few days, and currently reading the big section on the 1918 flu pandemic. The statistic is that 1 in 3 peop...
by Aum
Sun Apr 16, 14:26 2017
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "The Last Jedi Trailers"

I didn't like the Led Zeppelin score. They're just replicating what they did with Guardians of the Galaxy by using the old school music. Zeppelin is supposed to be counter-culture. The very industries that used to hate them are now casually using them in movie trailers? Screw that. I've given up on ...
by Aum
Sat Apr 15, 20:40 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: How do you pass time at boring parties?
Replies: 22
Views: 1459

Re: How do you pass time at boring parties?

I leave them.
by Aum
Sat Apr 8, 20:54 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Lack of family work/life balance policies
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Lack of family work/life balance policies

There is one demographic to blame and that is the aristocracy, especially the ones from the baby boomer generation. The middle-upper and upper classes have less use to be serviced by a thriving middle class anymore, so they are reabsorbing the wealth. The solution is to cut health care, retirement b...
by Aum
Sat Apr 8, 12:39 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: The Gentrification of Standing Rock
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

The Gentrification of Standing Rock

Here is the article I mentioned in the other thread: https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/the-gentrification-of-standing-rock/ Sometime in mid-October, a school bus full of New Orleanians pulled into Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the prayer camps at Standing Rock. It was followed by a tru...
by Aum
Sat Apr 8, 12:32 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Feminism outside the West

It's pretty straightforward. Feminists in other countries can form alliances with the west if they so chose, but they would still remain the leaders of their own respective movements. Our presence, our knowledge, our insights, our human resources... they should all be by invitation only. The west is...
by Aum
Fri Apr 7, 22:50 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: A critique of Feminism worth reading
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: A critique of Feminism worth reading

I'm assuming we're mostly talking about the United States in this thread, so that's what I'll go on in my reply. The U.S. is suffering from populism in general right now, which generally represents a modality of thinking that is a lot more superficial in its effort to draw conclusions. Some feminist...
by Aum
Wed Apr 5, 21:36 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Women's self defense
Replies: 35
Views: 3894

Re: Women's self defense

My sister took a women's self-defense class and they taught her to go for the eyes, the nose, the groin, the belly. I think the eyes are pretty sensitive. Really you do anything you possibly can in those situations. The other tool is screaming as loud as you can, even if the assailant hasn't touched...
by Aum
Wed Apr 5, 15:38 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism outside the West
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Feminism outside the West

Western Feminists are too scared of looking "colonial" so don't take the lead role. Middle Eastern women are scared of getting murdered so besides a small handful of extremely brave activists are not empowered enough to take a lead role in these issues. Western governments won't put pressure on the...
by Aum
Thu Mar 30, 13:07 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Depression

I think you are hung up on what optimal looks like. I don't know of anyone on this journey who loves themselves all the time, unconditionally. Thinking in that way is actually sidestepping the underlying reasons why you feel bad. It also creates enormous pressure to be a certain way in order to be "...