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by Sonic#
Sat Oct 5, 19:04 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: can I kill this forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: can I kill this forum?

Replace it with a guestbook (LOL) - a final place to give thanks, record our joys (in the old way), and move on.
by Sonic#
Sat Oct 5, 19:02 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: can I kill this forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: can I kill this forum?

I'm with Enigma. I check for the last several months out of obligation or habit. I don't have the energy to start new discussions, and it isn't like others are starting many new discussions. I hate to see it go ... but I give you permission to, not that you need my permission. Spacefem, thank you fo...
by Sonic#
Wed Aug 28, 18:11 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 48
Views: 6651

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed Oroonoko! I recall liking that short story a lot, but I haven't read it in years. I know her best for her plays; if you had to read just one of her plays, I'd recommend "The Rover." It's quite a romp, and frankly my favorite Restoration comedy written by anyone.
by Sonic#
Sun Aug 25, 10:39 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 48
Views: 6651

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

I think, regarding not replying, that it is hard to figure out how to interject in a series of informative pieces. Like, you're collecting examples of women in different pursuits. That's great. I haven't known quite how to respond beyond, "That's great." I don't have firm criticisms beyond what I sa...
by Sonic#
Wed Jul 17, 13:55 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday rowan!
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Happy birthday rowan!

Happy birthday, rowan! I give you a dog and friends.
by Sonic#
Thu May 16, 18:35 2019
Forum: New Members
Topic: Howdy y'all
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Howdy y'all

Welcome to the forum, twistycake!

I also trawl the Wayback Machine sometimes. Are there any exquisite goth websites that you've come across?
by Sonic#
Thu May 16, 18:34 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Abortion laws in the US
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Abortion laws in the US

I'm watching, talking to people I know, and considering actions like volunteering for 2020 campaigns. I'm in Georgia, and I'm deeply enraged. It pisses me off that the legislators and even much of the reporting misunderstands or ignores women's bodies and women's experiences, I'm pissed at the hypoc...
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 23, 13:13 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Talk about your TTRPG characters!
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Talk about your TTRPG characters!

I love designing characters, both on paper and digitally. The tools in digital adaptations of tabletop games like Pathfinder: Kingmaker or Neverwinter Nights are half the fun for me. In the Pathfinder campaign I'm playing in, Destrum is an aasimar cleric of Abadar who serves as the manager and drumm...
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 2, 11:01 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 3rd spacefemmiversary geldofc!
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Happy 3rd spacefemmiversary geldofc!

Happy spacefemmiversary! Have a money:

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by Sonic#
Mon Apr 1, 5:29 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Neko!
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Happy birthday Neko!

Happy birthday! I only have mud to offer, but it's red mud and really nice!
by Sonic#
Thu Mar 28, 14:41 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 48
Views: 6651

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

First, thank you for sharing. I like reading about the summaries of women, and in a few cases I didn't know about them. (Bathsua Makin is literally a couple of years outside of the literary time period I studied, and she didn't come up in my surveys like Mary Astell did, so I knew next to nothing ab...
by Sonic#
Sun Mar 24, 8:29 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 3612

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

Topic locked due to insults.
by Sonic#
Mon Mar 18, 7:12 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: College admissions scandal
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: College admissions scandal

So all of that is fun to ogle. But I agree that the more important point is the way it highlights all the existing inequalities in the system. I've been thinking a lot about why we draw the lines we do. We all know that rich kids often get more resources that help them in the admissions process, fr...
by Sonic#
Sat Mar 16, 8:33 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: College admissions scandal
Replies: 3
Views: 968

College admissions scandal

So this week 50 people were indicted for using payments and fraud to illegally influence college admissions decisions at prestigious colleges and universities. Some parents paid someone to help their child obtain special accommodations for the SAT/ACT or have an adult take the test for them. Others ...
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 15, 17:01 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 3612

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

Personally I find worrying about the tactics of introducing issues credible when it comes from people active in advocating for those civil rights, and not when they come from people skeptical about whether the said group of people should have rights.
by Sonic#
Fri Mar 1, 7:39 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Milo Manara's controversial new Spider Woman drawing.
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: Milo Manara's controversial new Spider Woman drawing.

Yeah, it's not the art in itself that troubles me, but the context of a panel on mainstream comics. (Well, okay, I find the image itself bad too, but there's a lot of bad objectifying "art" out there.) I'm not surprised: Milo Manara *has* published artwork almost as explicit. Here's an effective jux...
by Sonic#
Sat Feb 23, 15:12 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Enigma!
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Enigma!

That's a big number. Congratulations! :D
by Sonic#
Thu Feb 14, 16:22 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 3612

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

I disagree with the conspiracy theory being posed between academia, far-leftists, and anti-science people using trans people as their platform. To take up one point: Nope, the arguments of the radical left are not based in science. They are based in ideology. People doing gender studies in college a...
by Sonic#
Thu Jan 31, 8:26 2019
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: learning to read
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: learning to read

From what I understand, many kids start reading before school. Reading to kids helps with that, especially when indicating with a finger what text I'm reading at a given time. (I've just begun to see this with my nephew, who I sit and read with when I visit.) That said, it's not unusual to take a li...
by Sonic#
Wed Jan 30, 11:01 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 3612

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

Happy 3000th! The transcript is hard to get through, largely because of the many false generalizations going on about trans people, trans activism, and feminisms that don't agree with her own, as well as her continual misgendering of trans women. One sample early in the transcript: This, coming from...
by Sonic#
Tue Jan 22, 16:23 2019
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which is the best cycle?
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Which is the best cycle?

So wait, isn't a quadcycle a four-wheeled vehicle driven by human power?

Wouldn't that be two bicycles tied together? Whereas a septcycle would be two bicycles tied to a tricycle center?
by Sonic#
Mon Jan 14, 8:43 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: MMA Transgenders and feminism
Replies: 6
Views: 2884

Re: MMA Transgenders and feminism

^ No, thanks for tagging that. I didn't originally reply because I felt like I remembered this discussion before, and I didn't want to have to rehash the same replies.
by Sonic#
Mon Jan 14, 7:36 2019
Forum: New Members
Topic: hello :)
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: hello :)

Welcome to the board!

At first I thought your favorite food was elephant and your favorite animal was king crab. I'm glad I read that wrong.
by Sonic#
Wed Jan 9, 19:48 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: terrible but fun
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

Re: terrible but fun

I don't have a good answer. I've thought about this for 20 minutes. The closest I've come is SimCity. Any of them. I am able to build a competent town, but I always manage to mess it up. I end up with abandoned houses, a budget that's out of wack, traffic issues, trash piling up everywhere, low valu...
by Sonic#
Wed Jan 9, 19:32 2019
Forum: Polls
Topic: How do you say gif?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: How do you say gif?

I used to say "jif" but then I spent enough time around nerds who were obnoxious about it that I use the hard g about half the time now. A related question would be whether either side has more obnoxious people. Like, as a [jif] person, I like to banter about it, and I find the "jraffic" argument k...