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by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 22945

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

ah, apologies, i misinterpreted what "it" was referring to in yr previous post.
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 22945

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

my first response was responding to the idea that false accusations of other crimes don't happen/don't hurt people. as mentioned, i noted specific circumstances (i.e. "you look sketchy bc you're black") because i was speaking from specific instances i know personally. you decided to read i...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 22945

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

that was an enormous distortion of my actual responses but sure okay
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 22945

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

no, i was speaking to my experiences of how i have personally seen some of this play out and the reasons for it in times i am personally familiar with. broadly though i don't think it's possible in our current u.s. society to separate any labor issue from its intersections of race and class so i sup...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 22945

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

that absolutely isn't true for a LOT of low-level work-related accusations of even something as "provable" as theft though. if you work in a retail store for example, or in domestic service, it is really, really, REALLY easy for things to be missing from your work environment and no way to...
by natraj
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

Re: black history

because philly is on fire today and full of EXCITEMENT some philadelphia-centric history for today, when philly cops bombed the MOVE compound in a residential neighborhood, killed eleven people incl. 5 children, & burned down several blocks of a middle-class black neighborhood bc they refused to...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

Re: black history

THREE DAYS in and already as predictified, i am a forgettyface, wups! issok my brain is full of holes, as a result two link today, #1 bessie coleman , is the first of black woman pilot in america (btw over 90% of us pilots still are white), 2 is african soldiers during ww2, often forgotten when talk...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Seems pretty reasonable, same as any other appointment based profession. And in the opposite case, where the professional cancels, a full refund is generally all that is required in all but extreme cases. Loss of reputation and patronage of course would also be common if a professional cancelled in...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

if they change their mind once i am at the appointment and have collected money, i keep the money. i don't see how that's any more complicated than literally any other service profession i have worked in. as a dog walker if i show up at someone's house to walk their dog and they're home and say &quo...
by natraj
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

morriswalters wrote:Your default is that I'm a bigot in terms of what I think about sex workers.


yeah given how you keep arguing that raping me isn't real rape i can't imagine how anyone could come to this conclusion.
by natraj
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

My emotional response in terms of rape is to shoot first and let the RNG sort it out. But combine that with sex workers and my thinking is much more muddy. In any case I need to give this more thought. But I don't feel like defending my character any longer. wow you know what would help un-muddy it...
by natraj
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The question formulated in a more concise way is, if you choose take money for the sexual act does society have any obligation to treat it as a special case? For instance, if a sex worker charges 1000 dollars for normal coitus, do we value the crime for the 1000 dollars or make it more heinous? you...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is an emotional position. But once you turn sex into a transaction then you've blurred the lines. I don't want to be the asshole of the day, but once a surgeon starts to cut, he can't just walk away. If you can criminalize the transaction once it has begun how do we draw the lines? It isn't fa...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

no, it absolutely isn't, and you're being completely and utterly disingenuous if you try for a second to pretend that the way people talk about sex workers being "a commodity" has any relation at all to the legal facts of other workers providing a service. my services are for rent. that's ...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

do we have a society-wide trend of talking about other professionals like doctors as things that are being sold? lawyers and doctors are also selling their services. i have worked in other service industry professions (dog walking, house keeping) where people seem to readily understand that they are...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

i was about to say jeez do you think SWers keep spreadsheets of all our clients so that we can do statistical analyses but actually, i keep a spreadsheet of all my clients with a pretty detailed number of stats. it's unlikely there are many people refusing black men as a way to signal status to othe...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I don't think it's just classism. Ok maybe it partially is in the sense that beauty itself is classist. I'm under the impression that it's also the assumption that non-smokers and non-addicts are less likely to have diseases. Not always true, but, well, stereotypes. you say this as if the stereotyp...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

(If they smoke but don't smell of anything I assume it would make no difference to the vast majority of clients) yeah, like, if you advertise as non-smoker, drug-free, these are some things that are pretty typical classist signifiers (among a host of other stuff) that people use to try and sort who...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

Re: black history

next up in black history,

sister rosetta tharpe! one of the pioneers of rock n roll, an enormous contributing influence to the genre as a whole and it's popularity, wasn't inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame until this past december despite this. p much a rock legend.
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nash Equilibrium in American politics
Replies: 91
Views: 4873

Re: Nash Equilibrium in American politics

how can I be sure that isn't actually true? mostly because there's no such thing as extremist democrats in america right now. the democrat party ranges from "centrist" democrats who are really approximately, politically, where the republican party stood in the reaganish era, to bernie san...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

black history

if i remember i will try to post some article about black history every day this month* but PROBABLY I WILL FORGET i am bad at remembering Things anyway to start out with, black wall street , one of the country's most thriving & affluent black neighborhoods that was destroyed by a violent white ...
by natraj
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can Renesemee catch on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2352

Re: Can Renesemee catch on?

how do you decide what makes a name ridiculous, though? i hear non-black people *constantly* make fun of black names, and having a stereotypically black sounding name is measurably linked to lower hireability etc. other names that white people read as "too ethnic" as well. but you take any...
by natraj
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 2498

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

what is "what did you learn" referring to? meaning, specifically, what have you learned about your racial makeup (i.e. through dna tests or genealogy or family lore or what have you?) or, meaning, what has being $race taught you about yourself/society/your culture/etc? or some other questi...
by natraj
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

apologies, i should have just said scavenging rubbish. actual dumps are usually pretty well protected, i was mostly just thinking of trash cans and dumpsters etc. i am aware that media influences people's views? my point is just that it is also enormously inaccurate and people should be aware that t...
by natraj
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3647
Views: 440153

Re: The Darker Side of the News

i mean, the us has children scavenging rubbish dumps and living on top of raw sewage and also, a mars-capable space program. also slumdog millionaire is. a movie? i really hope nobody is tryna use it as Representative Of India, it's a pretty love story set in a poverty porn backdrop. but like india ...
by natraj
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4251
Views: 737172

Re: Today I Made:

i made mushroom stroganoff bc i was craving it after suggesting zohar make it in a different thread :o
by natraj
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.
Replies: 54
Views: 16065

Re: Extra ingredients, or help I have buttermilk.

mushroom stroganoff! also there are many baking that include Real Alcohol and not just vanilla, i just made some delicious hazelnut cupcakes with hazelnut mousse that have hazelnut liqueur in them, I've also made margarita cupcakes in the past, or tiramisu/tiramisu inspired cake. but cooking-wise mu...
by natraj
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5896
Views: 818055

Re: Police misbehavior thread

jewish_scientist wrote: The problem is that someone doing their job poorly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is news and a person doing their job correctly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is not.


truly, the problem is that we don't just spend more time lauding cops for shooting people
by natraj
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 22945

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

i am not sure about better, but most things don't typically have worse outcomes than choosing not to report at all. like if i report my bike being stolen, or a home invasion (two things i choose because i have in the past reported these things and had nothing come of it) whether or not i end up with...
by natraj
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 4453

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

I think natraj was talking to the people forcing unwanted 'help' on sex workers that don't need or want it, rather than to sex workers that do need and want help. basically yeah. when bantler is like 'prostitutes are victims like most criminals' and then goes on to say that JAIL will sort them out ...
by natraj
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 4453

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

Prostitutes, like most criminals, are also victims. They should get the counseling and treatment they need to have productive stable lives. Jail might be the only way they can break their cycle of abuse. emphasis mine. i don't see any qualification there. just a blanket statement about "prosti...
by natraj
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 4453

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

i mean, also, not all sex workers are victims to begin with*. *with the caveat that i pretty much think literally everyone living under capitalism is in fact a victim of our screwed up society but i don't at all suppose those of you arguing that sex workers are "victims" who need REAL ACTU...
by natraj
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 4453

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

why do we demand of sex workers that they not only prove that their job is, y'know, paying their bills but that it is also fulfilling them spiritually or mentally or whatever, that they love their job, that it's exciting and fun and empowering? literally no other job in capitalism is held to these c...
by natraj
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 4453

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

what are the very good reasons that transactional sex should be illegal?
by natraj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 4453

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

-a high number of trans folk get into sex work because it's hard for us to get work other places, frequently. -‎many sex workers don't see black clients because racism. -‎decriminalization is way better for sex workers than legalization. licensing and registration would not weed out trafficking, it ...
by natraj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 2248

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

Internet pornography degrades and objectifies women and girls, traffics teen girls, abuses adult women AND SENDS THEM TO THE HOSPITAL. Routinely. your original claim was that trafficking teenagers & sending women to the hospital was a routine part of the industry. i am certainly not going to ar...
by natraj
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 2248

Re: Face covering law passed in Quebec

so your "sources" are an opinion piece that posits that porn increases the demand for sex and therefore, obv, increases sex trafficking (no actual proof of this much less proof of increase in trafficked teens due to porn much less increase in trafficked teens in porn itself) and then a pie...
by natraj
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13353
Views: 1367369

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

pulse candy is so good now i want some in my face
by natraj
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 197
Views: 32011

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

by natraj
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5896
Views: 818055

Re: Police misbehavior thread

no, i don't remember the exact wording of every part of each charge but intent is in many charges and a lot of our discussion ended up being around whether or not they proved the actual charge, essentially, of carrying the gun while knowing he was doing something wrong or whether they only proved he...

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