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by melsbells
Tue Jan 22, 13:48 2019
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which is the best cycle?
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Which is the best cycle?

I hope you all realize that a octcycle is just ridiculous.
by melsbells
Tue Jan 22, 7:38 2019
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: learning to read
Replies: 0
Views: 8

learning to read

Does anyone have recommendations for teaching a kid how to read? It's really important to me that my kid is literate in English, but other than instilling the desire to read and write, I'm at a loss as to how to impart those skills. As I type, kid is working on phonemes in Finnish with my spouse usi...
by melsbells
Sun Jan 20, 8:23 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: terrible but fun
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: terrible but fun

Usually, I am not interested in things I don't feel competent doing. I'm the youngest of my siblings, so for a long time, there was no chance that I could be better than them at anything, not that I understood that, and not that I wasn't mocked for it. But with sports, my brother would always have m...
by melsbells
Thu Jan 17, 15:51 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Art Book: Pros Before Bros
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Art Book: Pros Before Bros

One of the people I've long followed on the Internet is Ariel Meadow Stallings. She has been exploring in new directions and recently released a collaborative work, a limited print art book/sex memoir paired with custom jewelry, Pros Before Bros . One of the coolest things about this project is how ...
by melsbells
Mon Jan 14, 6:20 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: MMA Transgenders and feminism
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: MMA Transgenders and feminism

We've had this discussion on the forum before and here is the most recent thread that people bothered to reply: Transwomen and Sports? . It even starts with an MMA example. Birth sex assignment based on genital appearance (which is what I assume most people mean when they say someone is biologically...
by melsbells
Mon Jan 14, 5:32 2019
Forum: New Members
Topic: hello :)
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: hello :)

Welcome Hals. Are you involved in a club where you run or are you leading/coordinating a clubs of other activities? I can't decide which you meant. Either way, it sounds like a hobby to me. Once upon a time, I enjoyed running. Sometimes now I enjoy reminiscing about enjoying running.
by melsbells
Wed Jan 9, 12:58 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: terrible but fun
Replies: 8
Views: 128

terrible but fun

My first winter in Finland, spouse and I went on treks through the woods and over ponds. He was on old skiis that gripped on to the back of boots with a groove in them and I went on snow shoes. Dog frequently followed behind, confused that she couldn't walk on top of the now like us. It was delightf...
by melsbells
Wed Jan 9, 12:41 2019
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: kids' mail subscriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: kids' mail subscriptions

We got the first box last week. Kid wanted to do the whole thing in one sitting, which was tough. He has a hard time stopping something, even when it's obvious he needs a break. He doesn't have the best conception of time yet either and kept talking about the box that would come tomorrow. So getting...
by melsbells
Wed Jan 9, 3:39 2019
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: Sleep for babies after 6 months
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Sleep for babies after 6 months

This is far better than my kid was doing past 18 months. In Helsinki, they have an overnight sleep class for babies. Parents can drop their infant off at the hospital for a night and the nurses there help the babies learn to sleep. I'm unaware of this happening anywhere else, but the program seems t...
by melsbells
Wed Jan 9, 3:13 2019
Forum: Polls
Topic: How do you say gif?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: How do you say gif?

I say it with a hard g in English but with an acronym in Finnish "gae ee aff"
by melsbells
Wed Dec 5, 11:44 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: kids' mail subscriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: kids' mail subscriptions

The books on Little Feminist look really great, lots of books featuring actual people instead of anthropomorphic animals.

I remember having a Highlights magazine once or twice as a kid, but I don't remember being interested in it or a connection to books.
by melsbells
Mon Dec 3, 11:57 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Themed gift exchange... uhh??
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Themed gift exchange... uhh??

My favorite thing about Italy is the tarantella, but uh, it doesn't exactly sound like you could gift a song and dance, or a ticket to the tarantella festival in Italy. If I was in your situation, I would start making pasta.
by melsbells
Fri Nov 30, 15:00 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: let's list our favorite children's books
Replies: 34
Views: 17639

Re: let's list our favorite children's books

"Meidän piti lähteä" ("We had to leave") by Sanna Pelliccioni https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http%3A%2F%2Ft0.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRN9AchQ_RqZvzx9WXqPxwnR4YWrmg784dgol_mKo43g3EXl2Uv&sp=5522384139f1b88c04926201cc9de95f&anticache=69832 I have two friends in Finla...
by melsbells
Fri Nov 30, 14:26 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: False Accusations
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: False Accusations

1000 for evey 10,000 so you claim. You misunderstood what Sonic said there. 1 people to 20 people imprisoned and exonerated compared to 100 accurately prosecuted cases and 10,000 total instances of rape. So, yes, false accusations should definitely be taken seriously, but if you're going to ask me ...
by melsbells
Fri Nov 30, 13:42 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what do you like on your waffles?
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: what do you like on your waffles?

Bork, please explain savory waffles to me, so I can make them and put them in my mouth.
by melsbells
Fri Nov 30, 13:37 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: do you have issues?
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: do you have issues?

I have Issues I, II, VI, VII, and VIII.
by melsbells
Fri Nov 30, 13:10 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: kids' mail subscriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: kids' mail subscriptions

I hadn't heard of that before. The books chosen for this past year look like they have decent representation, which I wasn't expecting at all.
by melsbells
Tue Nov 20, 2:25 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: False Accusations
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: False Accusations

Instead of picking back against the things I disagree with here, I want to support the points that I agree with, in hopes that they don't get lost in the other arguments. The most insidious thing about false accusations of all crimes, is that it disproportionately affects people along racial lines. ...
by melsbells
Sat Nov 17, 14:54 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: False Accusations
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

False Accusations

I decided to look into what I thought I knew about the rate of false rape accusations. The Internet is full of the kind of people who make all sorts of claims like 98%. I generally stand by a range like the studies that have shown 2-10% and believe the 8% from FBI statistics with the understanding t...
by melsbells
Sat Nov 17, 13:15 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Tweek!
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Happy birthday Tweek!

Happy Birthday! Have what for years I thought was a juvenile crow. Image
by melsbells
Thu Nov 15, 16:38 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite website?
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: what's your favorite website?

False allegations are awful and cause suffering. A person is more likely to be falsely convicted of murder than rape. https://www.thecut.com/article/false-rape-accusations.html A man is more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-men-are-mo...
by melsbells
Thu Nov 15, 14:06 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite website?
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: what's your favorite website?

Just like women are victims, men have also been made into victims by women who continually go unpunished due to their gender. The raped can recover in time, most of these men will never recover to any previous life they could have had. Your saying that it's worse for someone to be falsely accused o...
by melsbells
Thu Nov 15, 12:56 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Warning: Extreme racism, suicide and self hatred.
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: Warning: Extreme racism, suicide and self hatred.

They could have a clause like a psychologist's confidentiality agreement.
by melsbells
Wed Nov 14, 6:24 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's your favorite website?
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: what's your favorite website?

I used to seek out similar painful confrontations to jar myself into remembering how much terrible stuff is in the world. It's probably why a news website (albeight not.org) has been a favorite website in the past. My current favorite is probably Plants For A Future (pfaf.org), but it's really the d...
by melsbells
Wed Nov 14, 6:05 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: do you like accordion music?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: do you like accordion music?

especially the sad stuff