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by tomokun
Wed Aug 15, 14:33 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Let's talk about Jordan Peterson!
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Let's talk about Jordan Peterson!

So, I avoided dude for a while because, quite frankly, his reputation made me think he was just another Ben Shapiro. 2 Interviews in, and I think my assumption is off. Based on those interviews thus far (something he did with Joe Rogan and an interview he did with a very feminist interviewer that I ...
by tomokun
Wed Feb 7, 17:42 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What role should Agency play given the aims of the MeToo movement?
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

Re: What role should Agency play given the aims of the MeToo movement?

Thank you for your replies thus far. A couple of points of clarification: Please note that you're explicitly telling the victims of sexual assault and rape that you "would have a real problem with the idea that women do not have an equal responsibility" in preventing their rapes and assaults, so I'm...
by tomokun
Tue Feb 6, 15:56 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What role should Agency play given the aims of the MeToo movement?
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

What role should Agency play given the aims of the MeToo movement?

So, along with the rest of the world it seems, I've been giving a lot of thought to the #Metoo movement, sexual harassment, bad sex, and the various grey areas inherent in certain interpersonal relationships. I was invited to a men's group that was put together by a friend. It's essentially just a b...
by tomokun
Tue Feb 6, 15:44 2018
Forum: Feminist FAQ
Topic: Can men be feminists?
Replies: 17
Views: 8130

Re: Can men be feminists?

So Storage, just to clarify, she does specifically state that she thinks what's important is that you IDENTIFY and PRESENT as a woman, in order to be a feminist. What's important is that you, for all intents and purposes, are a woman. If you meet this qualification by your own standards, then yes, y...
by tomokun
Mon Feb 5, 13:49 2018
Forum: Feminist FAQ
Topic: Can men be feminists?
Replies: 17
Views: 8130

Re: Can men be feminists?

So, not to play Devil's Advocate, but there are feminist arguments for why men can't be feminists. They aren't trollish, they aren't mean-spirited -in fact they strike me as quite philosophically sound. Article, written by a feminist, discussing why men can't be feminist, but can still be valuable a...
by tomokun
Sat Feb 3, 0:28 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

Re: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims

Hi, I'm new to the forums, and I feel that this is a great opportunity to enter the community here. I love talking about social issues with a very objective-based mindset. As a result, I find character assassinations and "punching below the belt" to be useless when debating. I mean if you're strand...
by tomokun
Thu Jan 25, 15:14 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up
Replies: 32
Views: 6949

Re: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up

First of all, there is a grey area about who holds the power between a black comedian who makes jokes about black people and the entire trans and progressive community which is helping to make sweeping changes in his industry. I'm not so sure he is the powerful one there, and I feel confident that ...
by tomokun
Thu Jan 25, 11:05 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Re: Flat Earth Discussion

I am reading this now, but I love you for doing this, thank you. :)

edited to remove giant quoted post ~mod
by tomokun
Mon Jan 22, 10:55 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Re: Flat Earth Discussion

LOL, I appreciate that Sonic. I DO want to break this down a bit more for him though. So would it be correct to say that static electricity is a product of electromagnetism, and that if what he was saying was true, then it would plausible for human being to be propelled AWAY from Earth due to any so...
by tomokun
Fri Jan 19, 11:52 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Re: Flat Earth Discussion

So... here's the latest in my delving into Flat Earth - there explanation for gravity. I'm... just going to cut and paste this in here. Would really appreciate help navigating some of this because I am not competent in terms of static electricity beyond that I don't think its strong enough to hold a...
by tomokun
Thu Jan 11, 13:32 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Re: Flat Earth Discussion

Another possibility is try to get them to explain - by drawing - how plane travel times can be the same. You have to lead into it though. First ask them to sketch a rough map of the earth. A typical flat earther will draw the Earth such that the north pole is at the center and the southern hemisphe...
by tomokun
Thu Jan 11, 13:26 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up
Replies: 32
Views: 6949

Re: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up

Thanks so much for your questions, I will get to them in a moment, but I wanted to clarify some areas where you think we have a disagreement. I have to disagree with your conclusion. One can be concerned about a class of people and not want to see them mocked So, I agree that once can be concerned a...
by tomokun
Mon Jan 8, 10:45 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up
Replies: 32
Views: 6949

Re: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up

There is certainly a difference between what comedy is, and what people personally find funny. In my opinion, that has less to do with what makes something funny, and more to do with what we PERSONALLY find funny. Or own specific circumstances, versus the mechanics of humor. For example, here is a h...
by tomokun
Mon Jan 8, 10:16 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

Re: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims

Who is your audience for this piece? It isn't fresh in my mind, so I would have to go back for more specifics. There were a few typos, but what I remember still is writing "Chapel" instead of "Chapelle" and that example also seems like a strange (read: not actually a) contrast. Is there a reason yo...
by tomokun
Mon Jan 8, 10:02 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Re: Flat Earth Discussion

Gotcha, so it iS the combination of spinning and rotation along with gravity that keeps all the water "on the ball" of Earth, yes?

So the main question is, what's an experiment she could do to experience this for herself?
by tomokun
Sat Jan 6, 12:26 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Re: Flat Earth Discussion

Is your goal to convince a flat-earther that the Earth is a sphere? Or that water will stick to the Earth? Or something else? My goal is to provide an experiment they can do themself that demonstrates how water stays on the planet. I'm guessing that if you have something which spins and rotates fas...
by tomokun
Fri Jan 5, 13:04 2018
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Flat Earth Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4453

Flat Earth Discussion

So... I used this video as an example of how "water can cling to a spinning ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ctaA2mERzI It didn't fly. The response was, "Dude that's totally cool however it's not sticking to a spinning ball in a vacuum." Anyone have any videos that have experiments anyone can ...
by tomokun
Thu Jan 4, 18:09 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

Debunking Ben Shapiro Transgender claims

So, occasionally I get really into the weeds on a topic, and today was no different. I came across a video of Ben Shapiro Shapiroing Transgender issues... and I just had to rip it apart. This is one of those rare moments where I'm fairly confident that I'm "with" the forum on my position. It's my fi...
by tomokun
Thu Jan 4, 10:02 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up
Replies: 32
Views: 6949

Re: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up

So, my intention is not to debate anyone in this thread - I already have my opinion, and as comedy is largely subjective, I don't expect to sway or debate as much I expect to expose myself to other perspectives. However, to Storage and Disposal - I will say that absurdity is the mechanism that is us...
by tomokun
Wed Jan 3, 15:28 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up
Replies: 32
Views: 6949

Dave Chapelle's New Stand Up

Comedy is... crazy difficult. I also personally believe it is CRAZY important and needs to be unrestricted because the role of comedy is to force us to question that which we believe is true. If it isn't attacking the things we think are sacred or inviolable, then to my mind its not doing what its "...
by tomokun
Fri Dec 22, 19:16 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "There Are No Safe Spaces"
Replies: 6
Views: 2698

Re: "There Are No Safe Spaces"

Hmmm... this really needs to be parsed carefully. The "safe space" phenomenon is not without its problems, including censorship of students and professors on college campuses. At the same time, college campuses really do have sexual harassment and assault problems. I'm all for designated safe space...
by tomokun
Mon Nov 27, 11:15 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Healthy attraction, socializing, and consent
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Re: Healthy attraction, socializing, and consent

So, I've got no stories to add because this is one of those threads where I should just be lurking, but I DO want to say that yes, this thread is a great idea. I have actually specifically asked this very question, because I can see the need for it. With so much signaling on what NOT to do, there is...
by tomokun
Tue Oct 17, 9:18 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 37
Views: 8557

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

So mels, I REALLY like your definition. I had to sit with it for a bit and process it because I realized my reflex was to reject it. After some introspection, I realized its because, as with Taurwen's definition, it's just not the way that I typically encounter this topic. It's framed in very "cause...
by tomokun
Tue Oct 3, 9:42 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 37
Views: 8557

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

Well, we're half the population and our experiences stem from culture at large so I don't really see why we should bother separating it like that. Rape culture is what creates the situations that make women live our lives differently. But also, it's what people say about rape and joke about it and ...
by tomokun
Thu Sep 28, 13:12 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 37
Views: 8557

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

Thank you Taurwen, because I think this is a great point. I really wish this was the way that the concept of Rape Culture was talked about because that collection of feelings based on circumstances that seem universal among women is incredibly important to get across. Semantically I would have zero ...