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by Aum
Fri Dec 29, 3:52 2017
Forum: Random
Topic: What was the last movie you watched?
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: What was the last movie you watched?

The Shape Of Water. Sally Hawkins was awesome as usual.
by Aum
Wed Dec 27, 21:04 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Healthy attraction, socializing, and consent
Replies: 9
Views: 3137

Re: Healthy attraction, socializing, and consent

I went to a social gathering two nights ago for Christmas. I've come to the conclusion that I can't stand most human beings, regardless of sex and gender. Most people are selfish, manipulative, and opportunizing. They place themselves and their immediate tribe ahead of everyone else. Not to mention ...
by Aum
Sat Dec 16, 14:42 2017
Forum: Feminist FAQ
Topic: Can men be feminists?
Replies: 17
Views: 8386

Re: Can men be feminists?

Yes I'm sure a lot of men (and women) don't know what feminism really is, but will call themselves feminists. How does this negate that male feminists exist? It doesn't. I consider myself an ally to feminism because I have witnessed my female friends and relatives go through a lot which they shared ...
by Aum
Sat Dec 16, 14:35 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: I might be pregnant...
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: I might be pregnant...

I never thought about how stopping b/c could be a form of stealthing. edit: it's actually called reproductive coercion and stealthing is the removal of a condom which could also expose someone to a wider range of STDs. I hope long-term couples talk about things like consent and b/c and intoxication...
by Aum
Sat Dec 16, 14:32 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Caution. X Rated.
Replies: 15
Views: 3348

Re: Caution. X Rated.

I watched porn a lot in my younger years. Eventually it got boring once I ended up in real relationships. It's just so repetitive and not a reflection of how real sex operates. Porn is definitely corrupting. I see it all the time in the gay community. It informs body image and sex acts. I've been wi...
by Aum
Sat Dec 16, 14:28 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: harvey weinstein
Replies: 26
Views: 4805

Re: harvey weinstein

I feel like any dude coming in here saying women aren't rejected as much/never approach men should have to sit down to a one hour lecture on my romantic history first. Both genders get rejected and it hurts both equally. Men don't have a monopoly on that. I thought we were talking about sexual assa...
by Aum
Sat Dec 9, 14:07 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: I might be pregnant...
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: I might be pregnant...

Why did you stop birth control anyway? Was there a medical reason? Stopping birth control without telling your partner so that he still thinks it is safe to have unprotected sex with you is a form of stealthing and falls under the general umbrella of rape, IMO. Women who do what you just did are why...
by Aum
Sat Dec 9, 14:02 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: White Supremacists
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: White Supremacists

I'm glad that Canada bans hate speech. I never liked the USA's First Amendment. Speech that harms the integrity of society and its most vulnerable people through hatred or promotion of violence should not be allowed.
by Aum
Thu Nov 30, 8:24 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: "There Are No Safe Spaces"
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

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 spaces...
by Aum
Tue Nov 21, 17:09 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Noisy Hotel Room
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: Noisy Hotel Room

Could earplugs help? Sleeping naked? I'm a light sleeper and I can't adapt to noises unless they're really constant and stable. If they fluctuate at all then it's no dice, like with snoring. I remember in Thailand the room I was in was like a furnace but the A/C was somehow built into the ceiling an...
by Aum
Tue Nov 14, 15:37 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: harvey weinstein
Replies: 26
Views: 4805

Re: harvey weinstein

Sensitivity training is just lip service. It's part of collective denial that pretends like people need to be made aware of something that they weren't aware of before. Providing this kind of training in the midst of a culture that supports rape is the most two-faced thing ever. What we need is more...
by Aum
Mon Nov 13, 12:38 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: harvey weinstein
Replies: 26
Views: 4805

Re: harvey weinstein

My biggest fear is that it's a meme waiting to be taken over by the establishment. We can rationalize wars and a misogynist POTUS. I'm afraid it's going to become just another news byte. I didn't participate in #metoo because it's highly triggering. The stories themselves are triggering. The sheer n...
by Aum
Sat Sep 16, 6:55 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: I think I need a new laptop....
Replies: 18
Views: 5098

Re: I think I need a new laptop....

Until my recent laptop, which is performance heavy and large, I always bought HPs. HP has the best warranties and customization options. I don't have a specific model in mind but researching the HP brand should bring up something for you. My previous laptop that I had for 5+ years ran on Vista and I...
by Aum
Sat Sep 16, 6:50 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: It might be time for a baby.
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: It might be time for a baby.

Seems like two parent families, or at least families that have a solid, stable, visibly consistent community of more than one person long-term, lead to better child rearing. I would think carefully before willingly entering single motherhood. society holds a father figure in such high esteem. they c...
by Aum
Thu Sep 14, 15:17 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: It might be time for a baby.
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: It might be time for a baby.

I get asked this question a lot in my clinical practice, by women in their 30's who are coming in for fertility treatments and general pregnancy preparation. The instinct for them is very, very strong and some will do anything to get pregnant, regardless of preparation or adequate partnership. One o...
by Aum
Thu Sep 14, 15:01 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 17
Views: 7371

Re: gender recognition

THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT SHE IS FUCKING DOING BY ASKING HER KID WHAT HE THINKS. And you waltz in here first and tell her that she's Parenting Wrong. You need to calm down, please. I haven't flamed anyone in this thread, I don't deserve it. I wasn't critiquing Mel's parenting specifically, I was speak...
by Aum
Mon Sep 11, 19:51 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 17
Views: 7371

Re: gender recognition

You won't respond to anything I've said so your rebuttal and personal attack on my character is worthless, as is your continued claim that I hate trans people. I resent being referred to as "fed" as though I'm trolling when my posts are carefully constructed for discussion. Most of what you wrote to...
by Aum
Mon Sep 11, 18:12 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 17
Views: 7371

Re: gender recognition

You can call me trans-phobic all you want but it's just a bait and switch away from the authenticity of my argument. You're comparing homosexuality to transexuality on a equal playing field in terms of social justice, but scientifically the two are apples and oranges. It's scientific fact that being...
by Aum
Thu Sep 7, 6:04 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 17
Views: 7371

Re: gender recognition

Yes it does force gender dysphoria onto kids to keep their identity questions intentionally ambiguous. Trans children exist but they are a very rare phenomenon. In leftist culture now we have parents letting their kids claim they're the opposite sex, or no sex, or some other made up thing... and the...
by Aum
Fri Sep 1, 22:39 2017
Forum: Pregnancy & Parenting
Topic: leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]
Replies: 17
Views: 7371

leftist parenting and gender [split from gender recognition]

[Mod note: topic split from " gender recognition ."] If a boy who has a penis asks if he's a boy and you don't just say yes, then that's straight up lunacy. What he decides to do with that boyhood or how he dresses is up to him. But if you're born with a penis you're a boy. Making it airy fairy when...
by Aum
Thu Aug 24, 14:41 2017
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 9073

Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017

I understand people wanting to see it casually, like stepping out of work or into their own backyards... But I am SO sick to death of hearing about privileged people traveling all over to eclipse festivals and remote locations in the wilderness, where they flaunt their amazing status to the social m...
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:58 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: Shitty Air Quality

I found one but it may be too late. When humans breathe in all this soot mixed with city air pollution, they cough it up and swallow it, and it enters their general circulation. So it's not just harming their lungs but the rest of their bodies. I got a decent air filter. I don't have AC so I need to...
by Aum
Wed Aug 9, 12:56 2017
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Rape culture doesn't exist
Replies: 37
Views: 8677

Re: Rape culture doesn't exist

Well yeah.... rape culture doesn't exist -- if you ignore everything that says it does, which is basically what you're doing. You're arbitrarily making the requirement for evidence so high that you don't have to consider most sources: limiting definitions and categories, claiming sources are biased ...
by Aum
Tue Aug 8, 13:45 2017
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Shitty Air Quality
Replies: 13
Views: 3774

Re: Shitty Air Quality

The air quality has triggered my auto-immune condition, after a really good year of no health issues.

I am pissed.

Today I'm buying an indoor air filter, assuming they're not sold out. At least I can breathe when I'm at home.