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by Aum
Fri Mar 15, 1:57 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

So that means we should push through laws - whether internal to schools or private companies, or external like public speech rules - just because some people don't know how to talk about this reasonably? I'm not saying fuck trans at all. I think trans people need and deserve protecting. But I also t...
by Aum
Wed Mar 13, 17:42 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

A free speech zone will reflect the biases of outside society with free speech. So if the outside society is transphobic overall, it would be transphobic within college. To have a different environment in college, you have to consciously work against the external paradigm. "How do we define a woman...
by Aum
Tue Feb 19, 1:59 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

Sorry, my time is short but I want to try and respond to as much as I can. What's your standing for making this claim? It raises several red flags: 1. Women's Studies and Gender Studies departments tend to be interdisciplinary, in the sense that their faculty often do research or teach in multiple f...
by Aum
Thu Feb 14, 14:59 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

I don't think Pikachu was changing the subject. I thought ze was responding to the idea that trans people are somehow oppressing women, which isn't possible since as a group, they don't have that power. And example of that power differential is looking at murders. There's also room to assign blame ...
by Aum
Wed Feb 13, 19:29 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

It's science. Not ideology. Nope, the arguments of the radical left are not based in science. They are based in ideology. People doing gender studies in college are not simultaneously taking biology, anthropology, or world history. Based the arguments we are seeing, they are not scientific. Murderi...
by Aum
Sat Feb 9, 0:30 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

I don't think they're a hate group. I also don't think they're deliberately mislabelling. The language of the discussion is being selected to allow for efficiency, it's not intended to override the identification of trans people. I think they made that pretty clear. They're not saying that trans peo...
by Aum
Tue Feb 5, 15:05 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

I watched the full video so I got to see the whole conversation. In general, I agree with the sentiment that some of the bigger questions haven't been answered or even discussed, especially in light of the formation of new pro-speech laws. I also resonated strongly with the statement that regardless...
by Aum
Mon Jan 28, 1:06 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights

This was a huge deal in my city recently with lots of controversy. Meghan Murphy wanted to hold a talk on women's rights and what that looks like in women's safe spaces that are being (according to her) steamrolled by trans women who act with male aggression. Her primary thesis is that there's not e...
by Aum
Sat Sep 15, 15:32 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Things are No Bueno
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Things are No Bueno

This is kind of unrelated to what you're saying about your day to day problems... but I recently got my genetics done at 23andme and then plugged the raw data into a detox genetics analyzer. Turns out my body can't detox worth a damn and it's part of the reason why I'm prone to anxiety/depression. W...
by Aum
Sat Sep 15, 15:29 2018
Forum: Polls
Topic: Why doesn't anyone ever make a new poll?
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Why doesn't anyone ever make a new poll?

spacebot is making most of the threads now, so is there a need for real humans anymore?

Automation is the death of spacefem! Increase post wages! Tear down the machines!

:D
by Aum
Wed Jul 18, 15:54 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.

I don't really get the concerns about safety, to be honest. It's communally monitored in addition to being monitored by the organization providing the space. Nude beach culture is very benign. I have gone for years and only witnessed a few incidents (we're talking 2 or 3 in 10 years), mostly pervy ...
by Aum
Wed Jul 18, 12:19 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.

I don't think this proposed compromise does anything to address the safety of trans persons in public restrooms or changing rooms. I've been to plenty of places that had single stall restrooms that weren't gendered, and plenty that were. There is no reason for a single occupancy restroom to specify...
by Aum
Fri Jul 13, 11:23 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.

I don't think alot of men would be capable of not sexually harrassing woman in a shared changing room. Even if it only comes in the form of staring that makes the women feel threatened. That's the same argument that straight men make against sharing locker rooms with gay men. If you're so afraid of...
by Aum
Wed Jul 11, 16:21 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.

I dunno... after being to nude beaches, where everyone is there including all the sexes, adults, children, the elderly, etc... I see a world where different change rooms aren't even necessary. Same with bathrooms. If you travel in Quebec there are unisex bathrooms. There's so much talk about having ...
by Aum
Sun Jun 10, 4:57 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Finally happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Finally happened.

I can't imagine the logistical nightmare you're going through, especially while trying to negotiate with an insurance company.

My thoughts are with you for sure.
by Aum
Fri May 18, 9:57 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Knee Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Knee Surgery

The post-op sore throat really sucks... I know it well. Sometimes they are so rough when they put the tube in. I drink a lot of tea with raw honey in it after times like that, and it helps... and eating popsicles. Have you ever seen those empty plastic popsicle molds you can buy at the dollar store?...
by Aum
Tue May 15, 9:29 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Knee Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Knee Surgery

Eating a collagen rich diet or taking collagen supplements post-op will make it heal a lot faster, along with L-glutamine. There's a company called Great Lakes that sells a collagen powder that you just add to water, but there are many collagen powder producers out there. I prefer collagen supplemen...
by Aum
Wed May 9, 0:46 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Leelah Alcorn's situation wouldn't have gotten better. (Trigger Warning)
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Leelah Alcorn's situation wouldn't have gotten better. (Trigger Warning)

It gets better for people with privilege, or it starts good in the first place. Everyone else has to struggle to make it better and doesn't always succeed.

I'm not jaded, just being realistic.
by Aum
Wed May 2, 12:11 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: When does one become "a local"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: When does one become "a local"?

It may just be simpler to say that you have to be born there to be a local. Hmm. I don't feel like a local there, anymore, really. Too many things have changed back there, even though I was there a long time. I suppose a lot of people don't feel local anywhere anymore. In Vancouver? Hard to feel li...
by Aum
Wed May 2, 3:00 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Have you ever pretended you don't know something?
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Have you ever pretended you don't know something?

Over the years I've learned to subdue my brilliance because a lot of people completely miss the point of what I'm saying or they take it personally. As I get older I'm becoming like a wild animal that just wants to conserve energy whenever possible, which means meaningful engagements only. I've lear...
by Aum
Wed May 2, 2:56 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: silly destressers
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: silly destressers

I love going for long walks at night when most people are at home and in bed, blasting my ipod. I can walk huge distances. I'll stop in my favourite parks to stretch on the monkey bars and benches before moving on. I have a rich inner fantasy life so it's win-win when I can exercise my body while le...
by Aum
Wed May 2, 2:52 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: When does one become "a local"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: When does one become "a local"?

I have honestly never felt at home anywhere, so I'm not sure how to really answer. I'm assuming a local is someone who has spent a lot of time and energy getting to know a place, relating to its culture, and knowing a lot of its ins and outs fluently. But when I examine what I just said, it doesn't ...
by Aum
Thu Apr 26, 10:43 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Unplanned, polyamorous pregnancy situation
Replies: 8
Views: 3371

Re: Unplanned, polyamorous pregnancy situation

It sounds like you can't predictably rely on either of these men to bring another life into the world, and your 10 month boyfriend is too new to know either way. Wanting children "some day" is not exactly a ringing commitment. You need to get real here. You're potentially bringing a human being into...
by Aum
Thu Apr 26, 10:39 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Brand new human organ identified - REALLY!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Brand new human organ identified - REALLY!!!

I think as modern medicine starts to gain a better understanding of holism in the body (vs. compartmentalism), they will begin to discover more organs like this. I have to admit though, I'm having a hard time understanding what this interstitutium is about. In Chinese medicine they have an organ cal...
by Aum
Fri Mar 30, 5:58 2018
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 292
Views: 113511

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Girlhood (Bande de Filles)

It was OK.