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by melsbells
Mon Aug 13, 14:33 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Abortion - My Stance and Why I Can Still Be a Feminist
Replies: 34
Views: 809

Re: Abortion - My Stance and Why I Can Still Be a Feminist

Basically, first I will state my stance on abortion: -- An adult human has something that makes it wrong for somebody to kill it (whatever this may be, I will simply refer to it as "a life"). There comes a point where the unborn child has this. -- Once the unborn child has this (considered to be "a...
by melsbells
Mon Aug 13, 13:56 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what's good with peanut butter?
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: what's good with peanut butter?

I'm having a hard time coming up with things that aren't good with peanut butter.
by melsbells
Mon Aug 13, 13:53 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday octarineoboe!
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Happy birthday octarineoboe!

Happy belated! Enjoy some great Estonian beer. https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http%3A%2F%2Ft0.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRkbE1a2v9WZHSEY2KJ1IwZF10ZKMcU3pykdeaJjcRP4hWlfS-zyQ&sp=6699ec4785e3a9146c178d3803739a15&anticache=162304 https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/s...
by melsbells
Mon Aug 13, 13:43 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you read comic books?
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Do you read comic books?

Not much. I wasn't allowed when I was a kid, so had no idea how incredible they were until adulthood. And now, if I can't get my hands on it easily, I'm not going to read it, though I am still compiling to-read-lists in my head.
by melsbells
Mon Aug 13, 13:36 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: How the 2nd pregnancy / labor was different from the first
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: How the 2nd pregnancy / labor was different from the first

Hi, welcome back to the forums. I'm sorry that we haven't gotten anyone with more than one kid responding yet. I'll see who I can poke to step up.
by melsbells
Thu Aug 2, 6:22 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What power tools do you own?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: What power tools do you own?

Not very many. I had more when I was living in the U.S. (damn you voltage differences). The reciprocating saw was my favorite. These days, most of my tools are hand tools.
by melsbells
Thu Aug 2, 6:19 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday Rainbow Dolphins!
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Happy birthday Rainbow Dolphins!

Happy day! Have a sauna cat!
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I can verify that this is what cats look like while taking a cat sauna.
by melsbells
Thu Aug 2, 6:16 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary melsbells!
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Happy 4th spacefemmiversary melsbells!

Thanks. This place has been really good to me.
by melsbells
Thu Aug 2, 5:57 2018
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: housemates + newborn = ?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: housemates + newborn = ?

I live with my in-laws, and while there will certainly be a lot of differences from your situation, maybe there's enough similarities that my experience could be useful to you. I think the biggest thing is that everyone has their own space. Our house is sort of divided in two, so we can take the kid...
by melsbells
Thu Jul 19, 11:08 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy birthday rowan!
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Happy birthday rowan!

Happy belated! Have some fermenting friends https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=https%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-pZIQo7ORVeY%2FWugZq8Dqm8I%2FAAAAAAAAHno%2FLHmYxVMb1B4pdF2z3AK8jZ9VSoC85jGfwCLcBGAs%2Fs1600%2FMicrobes%252Bsaving%252Bcucumber.PNG&sp=34016fa92c48f88fb3e38f89721714d6 Fe...
by melsbells
Wed Jul 18, 13:52 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.

I don't really get the concerns about safety, to be honest. It's communally monitored in addition to being monitored by the organization providing the space. Nude beach culture is very benign. I have gone for years and only witnessed a few incidents (we're talking 2 or 3 in 10 years), mostly pervy ...
by melsbells
Sat Jul 14, 15:11 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Compromise between Conservatives/TERFeminism and Transfeminism.

I don't think this proposed compromise does anything to address the safety of trans persons in public restrooms or changing rooms. I've been to plenty of places that had single stall restrooms that weren't gendered, and plenty that were. There is no reason for a single occupancy restroom to specify ...
by melsbells
Sat Jul 14, 14:15 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: do you enjoy marimba?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: do you enjoy marimba?

MFS, you have super cool kids. Marimba was my favorite melodic percussion instrument to play, except maybe the chimes parts in any Mahler piece. It felt so good that I didn't even mind resting through all those time changes with a director that didn't cue.
by melsbells
Sat Jul 14, 14:11 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Do you buy bottled water?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Do you buy bottled water?

Yes, when advised not to drink the tap water (in Russia) or when potable water isn't available (in USA).
by melsbells
Sat Jul 14, 14:08 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: What's your least favorite fruit?
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: What's your least favorite fruit?

I want to say Papaya is the worst, but maybe I've had it so seldom that I haven't given it a fair chance. Oranges, of the fruit commonly available to me. Persimmons if we go with seasonally available.
by melsbells
Mon Jun 18, 13:14 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What is male privilege?
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: What is male privilege?

Growing up, we had to put the lid down so that nothing in the medicine cabinet would fall in, double gross.
The lid also protects toothbrushes from airborne paticles thrown up during the flush, triple gross.
by melsbells
Sun Jun 17, 11:58 2018
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's the last movie you saw?
Replies: 292
Views: 105399

Re: what's the last movie you saw?

That description makes me want to see that movie.
by melsbells
Sat Jun 16, 11:13 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What is male privilege?
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: What is male privilege?

I don't agree with your assessment here on why protectionism arose, nor sexuality, nor nature, but to try to stick to the topic of privilege even some of your phrasing is an indication. "Men trying to develope a social structure" "Mercy, is the number one privilidge of women from men." Can it really...
by melsbells
Fri Jun 15, 14:51 2018
Forum: Feminism
Topic: What is male privilege?
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: What is male privilege?

The thing I hear most when people talk about female privilege is protectionism based: first on lifeboats, unarmed service, requiring an escort, "don't hit girls" instead of being told simply not to hit. When looked at closely, protectionism is oppression. Actual advantage that I have living as a wom...
by melsbells
Mon Jun 11, 16:03 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: inchworms or hummingbirds?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: inchworms or hummingbirds?

I have no idea what this is really asking, but I feel the answer is hummingbirds.
by melsbells
Mon Jun 11, 16:02 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: what beeps in your house?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: what beeps in your house?

^ I've never heard of that before.

My phone beeps often because it's old and I almost always let the battery drain before charging. Various appliances, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine.
by melsbells
Mon Jun 11, 15:54 2018
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Finally happened.
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Finally happened.

I'm sorry you lost so many irreplaceables. I hope insurance and bureaucracy is good to you for the rest.
by melsbells
Mon Jun 11, 15:50 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: when were you last in a hospital?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: when were you last in a hospital?

I hope your recovery keeps you out of the hospital, Bork.

I was there two weeks ago that ended in a shot/implant in my stomach. I think it was for the best, so I'll be frequenting the facility.
by melsbells
Mon Jun 11, 15:45 2018
Forum: Random
Topic: Happy 1st spacefemmiversary Skeezy!
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Happy 1st spacefemmiversary Skeezy!

Woah, I can barely believe it's already been a year. Congrats. I would give you a pop up paper sculpture, but I can't link images on this device, but you could check out Peter Dahmen if you're interested.
by melsbells
Mon Jun 11, 15:29 2018
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Hi everyone!

I've heard tell of people finding spacefem through quizes. Welcome! What materials do you like to use when drawing?