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by A.K.A. Z
Mon Oct 1, 2:42 2012
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Dark Knight Rises review
Replies: 12
Views: 4416

Re: Dark Knight Rises review

I am surprised the plot itself isn't under a bit more fire here. I thought the movie provided what it promised: blockbuster action. As far as the plot however, I left the movie theatre annoyed. The movie clearly touches on class-warfare but does so in a way that portrays the radical lower-class as ...
by A.K.A. Z
Fri Aug 24, 14:05 2012
Forum: Feminism
Topic: hookup culture as female progress
Replies: 10
Views: 2086

Re: hookup culture as female progress

The liberation of women has led to the liberation of women's sex lives, sure, but I think it's a little bizarre to conflate women's progress and hook-up culture the way she does. Hook-up culture is a byproduct of women's greater opportunities in the present time, I certainly hope it's not as importa...
by A.K.A. Z
Wed May 30, 20:47 2012
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What is an MRA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6909

Re: What is an MRA?

The article's a little reductive, but it does get right down to the crux: MRA's just throw out numbers and factoids rather than addressing the actual systemic issues, meanwhile ignoring obvious ethical axioms (which anybody else wouldn't even bring up because of their obvious axiomatic quality) invo...
by A.K.A. Z
Fri May 25, 22:14 2012
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Aren't men's rights important?
Replies: 48
Views: 10127

Re: Aren't men's rights important?

In general life such as families etc, it has to be either patriachy or matriachy, its just how humans work, the alternative to patriachy isn't always better. I'm always very skeptical of "Just So" stories. Enlighten me as to why black-and-white is the only way of viewing things. Most people who pro...
by A.K.A. Z
Fri Apr 27, 16:42 2012
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "Feminist" vs "Feminist-ally."
Replies: 20
Views: 6380

Re: "Feminist" vs "Feminist-ally."

I identify as a feminist. "Feminist-ally" as a term is just dissembling, and to cover what I have no idea, but it's dubious from the get-go. You either agree with a sentiment/philosophy or you don't. Any terms beyond that are descriptors of that term: radical feminist, egalitarian feminist, liberal/...
by A.K.A. Z
Sat Feb 12, 18:40 2011
Forum: Ranting
Topic: shit like this, all the time.
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: shit like this, all the time.

Ignore it. Unfriend him. One or the other. Anything else is feeding the troll, c'mon man, this is Interwebs 101.
by A.K.A. Z
Thu Feb 3, 19:04 2011
Forum: Ranting
Topic: GRRR. Parents reinforcing stupid gender sterotypes!
Replies: 36
Views: 2721

Re: GRRR. Parents reinforcing stupid gender sterotypes!

I see this every great once in awhile working at a department store with a toy aisle. I don't like it, but I can't do anything about it, and pretty much expect it from my geographic location.
by A.K.A. Z
Thu Feb 3, 18:57 2011
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Poem: There are days in which I, doubting, whine:
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Poem: There are days in which I, doubting, whine:

very nice, I really like how you tweak the language thought I am sure there are English purists who cringe. I am not being critical but isn't it "sets sail" and not set sails? Most every word you use is deliberate and that might be too. and catalystastrophe is a fucking awesome word especially when...
by A.K.A. Z
Thu Feb 3, 17:38 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: Friend me!
Replies: 30
Views: 2941

Re: Friend me!

I just re-activated mine for another site I use. Generally I add people based on a "Eh, do I care?" basis. Only a very small group of people actually talk to me on FB, ever, but I get lots of old friends and stuff and I usually add them just to not be rude. Then I delete them later because we never ...
by A.K.A. Z
Thu Feb 3, 17:33 2011
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Poem: There are days in which I, doubting, whine:
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Poem: There are days in which I, doubting, whine:

True love is when you look at them to know less alone. Their silence gives a speech. Their sleep demands a sculpture. Their heated tongue beats torture. Their caress twitches a scalpel; cutting open the bloodpumper to drain out that unhealthy hot uglypus. Everysomeone who loved another more than all...
by A.K.A. Z
Sat Jan 29, 23:34 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: In Soviet Russia, bed sleeps in YOU
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: In Soviet Russia, bed sleeps in YOU

I would say it's sexytime followed very closely by cuddling but it's been 2 and a half years since either happened. :crying:
Mostly I read and sleep.
by A.K.A. Z
Sat Jan 29, 16:05 2011
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What are Some of the Goals of Modern Feminism?
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: What are Some of the Goals of Modern Feminism?

My personal one is simple: To build a world where there is no violence and no hatred. Add to this sentence, "towards women as a class of people," and I'd agree, but still accept that it's impossible and the minimizing of it is a more important goal than the elimination of it. Minimizing presents go...
by A.K.A. Z
Sat Jan 29, 15:56 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: Pharmaceuticals
Replies: 22
Views: 1763

Re: Pharmaceuticals

I used to take anti-depressants but I got into drug treatment and used Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the combination of depression and substance abuse. I still drink a little bit and occasionally get depressed but not at all in the same way I used to and I find it easy to apply the techniques and...
by A.K.A. Z
Sat Jan 22, 1:53 2011
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: David Foster Wallace's Novel Infinite Jest
Replies: 1
Views: 418

David Foster Wallace's Novel Infinite Jest

"... let's say a reader is a sort of mechanic. And let's say this particular reader-mechanic has worked on lots of books, and after a few hundred contemporary novels, the mechanic feels like he can take apart just about any book and put it back together again. That is, the mechanic recognizes the co...
by A.K.A. Z
Fri Jan 21, 13:38 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: do you believe in God?
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: do you believe in God?

Are you debating my religious beliefs with me? lol. Danger zone! (but seriously though I don't care) No, I'm not. I'm putting forth a logical position. If God exists, a theist has the ability to say they know, because God as an existing fact would be able to make his presence known to them, choosin...
by A.K.A. Z
Wed Jan 19, 16:39 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: do you believe in God?
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: do you believe in God?

I said, "it's a little more complicated than that" because I do believe in God, but I tend to perceive the concept of God in a really not normal way. I am sure that none of us can know for sure though. What's fairly interesting about this is that if theists are right, they actually can make this as...
by A.K.A. Z
Wed Jan 19, 15:08 2011
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Explain Overreaction to "Harrassment"
Replies: 39
Views: 2202

Re: Explain Overreaction to "Harrassment"

I have to agree with lillerina, the only thing your situation and the situation described have in common is that they both occured in a grocery store. Other than that, your approach was different, the woman's reaction was different because of that, and the outcome was obviously different as well. ....
by A.K.A. Z
Tue Jan 18, 23:16 2011
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Explain Overreaction to "Harrassment"
Replies: 39
Views: 2202

Re: Explain Overreaction to "Harrassment"

People don't meet people in grocery stores. People don't get dates with random strangers in grocery stores. People don't find fuck buddies on a 30 minute trip to the grocery store. People shouldn't make sweeping generalizations that have no basis in anything. People get random dates with strangers ...
by A.K.A. Z
Sun Jan 16, 19:56 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: do you believe in God?
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: do you believe in God?

Sure is Neoplatonic in here...
by A.K.A. Z
Fri Jan 14, 22:00 2011
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: 13th zodiac sign
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: 13th zodiac sign

Generalized statements about human character will generally fit human beings who have general human characteristics under general parameters of general human behavior, if stated in relative ways with generalized nuances. I'm having a hard time understanding the part about this that's not just "Derp-...
by A.K.A. Z
Fri Jan 14, 21:37 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: do you believe in God?
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: do you believe in God?

I find the proposition that there is a God incredibly terrifying in its literally millions of known ambiguities of identity, shockingly vague considering its infinite expansion of unknown ambiguities of identity, its total lack of clarity in metaphysical/moral applications a source of extreme confus...
by A.K.A. Z
Tue Jan 11, 13:17 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: tattoo limits?
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Re: tattoo limits?

3 badly drawn music notes on my arm, a badly drawn half-rotted zombie girl on my lower torso, and a "phoenix" that sort of resembles a stylized chicken on my shoulder.
by A.K.A. Z
Tue Jan 11, 12:41 2011
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: ethics of sex selection
Replies: 20
Views: 2658

Re: ethics of sex selection

maybe it could be restated to say that consumerism just exacerbates the trend. I don't think so, is pretty much my point. It's a lateral shift, not one of degree. The possession of children is not exacerbated, it's simply entrenched in exactly what I was talking about, the new perspective on biolog...
by A.K.A. Z
Tue Jan 11, 1:12 2011
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: ethics of sex selection
Replies: 20
Views: 2658

Re: ethics of sex selection

I see nothing wrong with any of it. it is that the consumer age treats even children as possessions. Nope, totally wrong. Western culture and especially law, especially from English common law on down, has considered children possessions for hundreds of years, much like spouses. In fact it was only ...
by A.K.A. Z
Tue Jan 11, 1:03 2011
Forum: Polls
Topic: tattoo limits?
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Re: tattoo limits?

"Do it or do not do it: you will regret both."

Totally getting that on my neck. In big pink bubble-letters like 5th graders draw.

No really though I regret my tattoos and will save up to get them removed when my priorities work for it.