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by melsbells
Thu Feb 28, 12:31 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Milo Manara's controversial new Spider Woman drawing.
Replies: 5
Views: 356

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

Having publishing standards isn't the same thing as censorship, and I feel like that is lost on many people. For example, I recently read a book that I would nominate for burning if I thought censorship was acceptable and that book burning was an effective method. I don't want people to read it. A l...
by melsbells
Fri Feb 22, 14:38 2019
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Enigma!
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Happy 15th spacefemmiversary Enigma!

I forgot how old you were in spacefem years! Congratulations!
by melsbells
Thu Feb 14, 12:27 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 22
Views: 742

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

Nobody's talking about murdering them. We're talking about free speech and the discourse of biological women vs. trans women and their needs in society. Don't change the subject. I don't think Pikachu was changing the subject. I thought ze was responding to the idea that trans people are somehow op...
by melsbells
Mon Feb 4, 12:01 2019
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: exploding termites
Replies: 1
Views: 120

exploding termites

There's a species of termites that accumulates a certain chemical on their backs throughout their lives. The older ones who have a lot of this chemical compound become guardians of the colony. When the colony is under attack and one of these elder termites dies, the chemical is released and mixed wi...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 2, 6:51 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Meghan Murpy on Gender Identity and Women's Rights
Replies: 22
Views: 742

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

^Honestly, the transcript was one of the least terrible trans exlusionary pieces I've encountered. I felt like under the right circumstances, I might be able to talk to her. I'm never sure how to recognize differences in definitions though. Like when she said she wasn't a biological essentialist, ju...
by melsbells
Sat Feb 2, 5:42 2019
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: learning to read
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: learning to read

Spacefem, thanks for the book suggestions. Sonic, I like the way you described the sound a letter makes. I asked a few early elementary school teachers I know this same question and wanted to share a bit of what they had to say. They recommended starting with consonant-vowel-consonant words (CVC) wi...
by melsbells
Wed Jan 23, 15:24 2019
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which is the best cycle?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Which is the best cycle?

Ah! I left out the news cycle. But I suppose that's a wrong answer.
by melsbells
Tue Jan 22, 13:48 2019
Forum: Polls
Topic: Which is the best cycle?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

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: 3
Views: 274

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: 295

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: 119

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: 1482

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: 121

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: 295

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: 1598

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: 281

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: 146

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: 1598

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: 323

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: 17860

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: 1872

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: 760

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: 709

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: 1598

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: 1872

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. ...