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by spacefem
Sun Sep 3, 20:37 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: The Becky Thing
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: The Becky Thing

There are so many white women pretending that they can do no wrong and dismissing criticism by women of color that it started feeling like there should be a word for it. The word is going viral because it strikes a cord. When you name something and point out common ways to recognize it, people have ...
by spacefem
Sat Aug 19, 14:25 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2867

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

This might be a dumb question but... my kids and pets play outside every day without staring at the sun. Why are people extra paranoid that they'll do it during the eclipse?
by spacefem
Fri Aug 18, 7:38 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2867

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

I don't think we can let the eclipse thread die until the actual eclipse happens :) So! Get ready to share your eclipse experiences. The only thing I know about it is eclipse viewing glasses are sold out EVERYWHERE. We've got ours but zomg complaints and questions people. So I've been posting up how...
by spacefem
Sat Jul 29, 19:00 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: bad reasons for having a baby
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: bad reasons for having a baby

my worst reason was that I was working in an office with just a lot of really nice people and I knew they'd be excited for me. other bad reasons: pregnancy is a fun adventure! last childbirth was a cakewalk my kids asked for another baby - that was tempting, they really wanted one. but I take them t...
by spacefem
Tue Jul 25, 14:44 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: forum broken!
Replies: 0
Views: 176

forum broken!

so.... my web host upgraded my php version which means I need to upgrade phpbb, otherwise errors happen.

they seem to happen if you try to post using bb code. so a quote, smiley, link... you can't post.

I will get us upgraded soon!
by spacefem
Tue Jul 25, 14:36 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have dice with more than six sides?
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: do you have dice with more than six sides?

Mels - I think we need a story of your most recent example.
by spacefem
Tue Feb 28, 17:01 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: STEM or STEAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: STEM or STEAM?

I like STEM. Look, lots of things are important. Music, poetry, history... we need to be well-rounded. 50% of fine art degrees are awarded to women. 20% of engineering degrees are awarded to women. There's a recruiting problem that we need to talk about and it's got to focus on what's going on with ...
by spacefem
Tue Feb 21, 7:53 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: stuffed animals
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

stuffed animals

I saw in the "what do you not need" thread someone brought up stuffed animals - babies don't care too much about them, they get drooled on and or gross, so don't get too many. I agree so hard I wanted to post a special public service announcement about it. ZOMG THE STUFFED ANIMALS. AVOID AT ALL COST...
by spacefem
Tue Feb 21, 7:40 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: What did I just say?
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: What did I just say?

"don't eat your napkin." - I've actually had to repeat that one several times.

there's also a LOT of "don't lick that".
by spacefem
Sat Feb 4, 5:59 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Why SpaceFEM?
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

Re: Why SpaceFEM?

I get called spacefern so much I'll take whatever I can get.
by spacefem
Fri Feb 3, 20:11 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism and pro-life
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: Feminism and pro-life

I think a person can be a feminist and pro-life, but with so many caveats that it would be easier to say they were pro-choice and have less caveats. this. Okay here's how a feminist could be pro-life... I think abortion should be legal during the first trimester, first trimester miscarriages are so...
by spacefem
Fri Feb 3, 19:44 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dialogue principles
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Dialogue principles

I approve of this article from Feministing: I'll pass on "unity" and the women's march . The gist, for the link-phobic: it's easy for the most privileged to say "let's put aside our differences and support what we all believe in, shall we?" And then talk about unity, and pretend like problems aren't...
by spacefem
Sat Jan 28, 16:52 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: Give California to China. Settle the debt.
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Give California to China. Settle the debt.

Abe Lincoln would be so proud of his party.
by spacefem
Thu Jan 26, 6:45 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Feminism and pro-life
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: Feminism and pro-life

It's tough. I used to say I was "both" because I would like to see birth control so widely available that the need for abortion becomes very rare. Then I realized that the pro-choice organizations like planned parenthood were doing exactly that, while the pro-life organizations were campaigning to m...
by spacefem
Mon Jan 23, 19:36 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Why are men so ready to complain...
Replies: 50
Views: 5320

Re: Why are men so ready to complain...

Yeah this is a little sketchy. Either gender can suffer digestive distress and NEED a toilet right now, I can understand why men would be pretty upset to run into a restroom and find that they can't use the toilet. Admitting that everybody has bodily functions = feminism.
by spacefem
Sat Jan 21, 6:58 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: 2016 Forum Awards!
Replies: 15
Views: 739

2016 Forum Awards!

Every year I post a thread so I can praise a few awesome contributors who posted a lot here and made life awesome. 2016 was a year we really needed each other so I really appreciate each and every one of you, even if you weren't in the top 10 or 20, let's have a group hug :) Top posters: 1 rowan 896...
by spacefem
Sat Dec 24, 20:27 2016
Forum: Polls
Topic: _______ Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: _______ Christmas

Last week I randomly checked my grandpa's Facebook feed to see what the alt right was into these days - I muted him, but got curious. Interestingly enough it was all about the war on Christmas and about how Donald J Trump was going to bring Christmas BACK! Because he is so devoutly Christian and God...
by spacefem
Sun Nov 20, 8:18 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: What is your Pet Peeve?
Replies: 29
Views: 5662

Re: What is your Pet Peeve?

In some bathrooms they have two toilet paper rolls to avoid this, so public service announcement: you're supposed to always take the toilet paper from the SMALLEST roll. Do not keep toilet paper rolls equal, because one is supposed to be the backup, if they're even then they run out at the same time...
by spacefem
Sun Nov 20, 8:14 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: All Rights Matter
Replies: 15
Views: 4619

Re: All Rights Matter

I'll focus on "What bothered me most about the Fox New sexual harassment fiasco was the the fact that not one single man there stood up for those women. "... I have a non-feminist friend who doesn't see why we need feminism. He says, "Of course rape is bad, that's why we put rapists in jail. It's il...
by spacefem
Fri Oct 14, 19:58 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Financial abortion
Replies: 17
Views: 2117

Re: Financial abortion

There's nothing stopping her from getting a job with maternity leave. Get. A . Job. I'll pick on this bit of crap. In the U.S. companies aren't required to pay for maternity leave at all. Many don't. The ones that do usually require that you've been working there long enough to be eligible for FMLA...
by spacefem
Sat Oct 8, 7:24 2016
Forum: New Members
Topic: Can you logical argue that feminsim is right?
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Can you logical argue that feminsim is right?

All your logical argue are belong to us!

Feminism is a big topic. What specific facet of it are you most interested in discussing? You might read through the feminist FAQ subforum here to understand some of our starter motivations. If you think any of them are illogical, post a new thread here.
by spacefem
Thu Oct 6, 2:20 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Patriarchy confused for feminism?
Replies: 17
Views: 1636

Re: Patriarchy confused for feminism?

On the topic of chivalry, I approve of this article: http://bettermyths.com/chivalry-isnt-dead-you-just-dont-know-what-the-fuck-it-is/ summary: the origins of chivalry lie in knights on horses, it has to do with "I could kill you and get away with it but I won't. Doesn't that make me awesome!" This ...
by spacefem
Sun Oct 2, 17:42 2016
Forum: Random
Topic: my teeth
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

my teeth

:tooth: I'm getting my wisdom teeth out on Thursday. No major issues they've just got cavities and the dentists won't fill them they're like "they have to come out anyway, they have weird gaps because they're falling out of your face, get them out." so FINE. I rescheduled the appointment four times,...
by spacefem
Tue Sep 13, 19:24 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: other feminism forums
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: other feminism forums

forums aren't really a thing anymore, period. the world has gone to tumblr pages and facebook groups.
by spacefem
Tue Sep 13, 19:22 2016
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Announcement: Troll the Feminist Forum Friday!
Replies: 14
Views: 10271

Re: Announcement: Troll the Feminist Forum Friday!

Hey friends - I was tired of seeing the same post on top of the forum for two years running or whatever so I'm making this un-sticky. But culturally, I'd say it's in here, forever. If you want to just disagree with us on everything, you can do that on Friday. The rest of the week, return to your own...