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by najradanti
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radical Feminism
Replies: 454
Views: 109288

Re: Radical Feminism

i admit i am kind of baffled at the idea of a relationship wherein nobody ever does anything for their partner except exactly what they want 100% of the time. a relationship in which both partners behave wholly selfishly doesn't strike me as very conducive to a 'good and healthy' relationship.
by najradanti
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother abandons daughter, and the Law can't charge her
Replies: 34
Views: 6677

Re: Mother abandons daughter, and the Law can't charge her

i also often hate the world, but i also have to agree. as someone with a disability that does not even hamper my ability to get around that much, i often get fed up with how MUCH other people attempt to do for me. like. for serious. the moment people notice i can't speak they keep trying to do stuff...
by najradanti
Tue May 15, 2012 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Argentina passes awesome gender identity law
Replies: 114
Views: 12627

Re: Argentina passes awesome gender identity law

a) their teammate was a trans woman, not "a MTF transgendered", transgendered is not a noun. b) that is not remotely an example of what Nordic Einar was talking about. what was asked for was an example of someone using laws/statutes that give equality to trans people to commit fraud . not ...
by najradanti
Wed May 09, 2012 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 42102

obama endorses same-sex marriage

so obama has finally come out in favor of same-sex marriage.

i guess that means he won't be winning any points in north carolina, but man, screw north carolina.

it is a step in a positive direction, at least.
by najradanti
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pontypool
Replies: 6
Views: 2929

Re: Pontypool

i watched this last night and i liked it a lot. i'm not usually into horror movies, at least not of the sort with lots of jump scenes and gore, but the style of this one was really enjoyable for me. to me it was far creepier and more engaging keeping most of the outbreak off-cam and watching them tr...
by najradanti
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The nature of sex and sexual orientation.
Replies: 46
Views: 8060

Re: The nature of sex and sexual orientation.

I have trouble necessarily considering this attraction. As a gay dude, if I meet somebody who presents as male and am attracted to them physically, then discover they are physically female, I am no longer attracted to them. Had I known this in the first place, I would not have had an attraction to ...
by najradanti
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Marine Corps opens combat school to women [Trigger warning]
Replies: 138
Views: 50183

Re: Marine Corps opens combat school in Quantico, Va. to wom

ah, wait, so your answer is that racism and homophobia are socially conditioned but sexism is ingrained. gotcha. really, though, why do you presuppose that the urge for men to treat women differently is any less socially conditioned? it seems kind of presumptuous to assume that men just can't help t...
by najradanti
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554369

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

So we have a correlation between the construction of the barrier and fewer terrorist incidents, and a confirmed causal connection from the terrorists themselves. I don't know why you're comparing this to that anyway. Regardless of whatever you want to say about the West Bank barrier, this law is no...
by najradanti
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238408

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

Maybe the female police officers are just all docile lambs like all good women should be, so are irrelevant to the discussion.
by najradanti
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238408

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

And in case you haven't been paying attention, it's the Richmond tea party who is upset about the permits. In case you haven't been paying attention, tea party people all over the place are complaining about this even if Richmond is the one actually filing to get their money back. Tea party folks h...
by najradanti
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.
Replies: 2500
Views: 238408

Re: Occupy Wall Street - Spreading. Check your town.

If you are non-disruptive I have never had a chain store deny me access to their bathroom (though I usually purchase something on the way out because I don't want to leech on them) I think this depends enormously on both the area you are in and your general appearance. It was a minor thing but one ...
by najradanti
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554369

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Israel never annexed any portion of Palestine. Israel has been negotiating constantly for them to get a state. Oh, I'm sorry, 'occupying and planting settlements that every other country agrees are illegal under international law'. Is that better? Sure, but this doesn't change the fact that Israel ...
by najradanti
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 554369

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

No, this is yet another example of you thinking Israel gets to do whatever it wants in the name of self-defense. Pursuing said terrorists =/= killing anyone they like in case they might be said terrorists.
by najradanti
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305648

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I particularly enjoyed that Herman Cain, a fucking black man running for President, is demanding a fucking loyalty oath. Herman Cain is a douchebag because he is an intolerant bigot. He is not a bigger douchebag because he is a black intolerant bigot. While it would certainly be nice if all minorit...
by najradanti
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady News!
Replies: 300
Views: 35256

Re: Lady News!

Grrr. It still has to go through the state senate but the Ohio state senate is full of douchemonkeys so I don't have too much hope.
by najradanti
Fri May 13, 2011 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Florida bans sex
Replies: 20
Views: 3575

Re: Florida bans sex

That is still an unacceptably vague definition! I mean, I am a living dumb creature and also an animal, being as I am a human who is Deaf/mute. So by that definition, I'd be classified as "animal" and that law would apparently apply?
by najradanti
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bomb found along MLK Day Parade Route
Replies: 47
Views: 4818

Re: Bomb found along MLK Day Parade Route

I've killed people. I understand that horror. Some people, when you get down to it, simply need dead. Not killing them allows them to kill millions more. The calculus is horrible. It makes me a monster for contemplating it. Are you trying to say blowing up a parade is justified, or just running off...
by najradanti
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tim Wise takes page from Khrushchev's playbook
Replies: 66
Views: 5533

Re: Tim Wise takes page from Khrushchev's playbook

To be fair, in the context of the elections, considering he posted that piece JUST after them and specifically mentioned them, it was pretty much completely obvious contextually just who he was talking about, and either stupid or utterly disingenuous to act like he was talking about hating all white...
by najradanti
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dr. Laura's Rant
Replies: 262
Views: 26519

Re: Dr. Laura's Rant

Dr. Laura is a terrible and ignorant person who uses people that seek her help like props. Does it even matter if she's also a racist? From this transcript, I'd agree, with the caveat that not listening to her show I don't know if this is typical or not; I suspect she rarely rants like this, but ge...
by najradanti
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: MS Paint Adventures thread
Replies: 687
Views: 189828

Re: MS Paint Adventures thread

Jorpho wrote:(I am really getting tired of reading about these trolls.)


Oh, man. I love the trolls the best. I liked the beginning just fine, but both the Exiles and the Trolls are way greater than the original kids, to me.
by najradanti
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Remember Johannes Mehserle?
Replies: 30
Views: 4050

Re: Remember Johannes Mehserle?

Oregonaut wrote:Either we live in a color blind society, or we don't.


Here, I'll make this really easy for you: We don't.
by najradanti
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Recording police officers now a felony in several states
Replies: 74
Views: 7746

Re: Recording police officers now a felony in several states

That is horrifying. Cameras are about the best defense most people have against police misconduct.
by najradanti
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 50281

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

Actually, the boats didn't claim to be solely humanitarian aid shipments. YNet wrote "The Flotilla organizers not only rejected this offer, but stated clearly that (and I quote) 'this mission is not about delivering Humanitarian supply, but rather about breaking the Israeli siege,' as Greta Be...
by najradanti
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School suspends trans student for existing
Replies: 43
Views: 4933

Re: High School suspends trans student for existing

It wasn't just the ACLU they didn't tell, they didn't even tell the kid why ze* was suspended. *bit confused on which pronoun is correct here, the article says he, but then talks about wearing female clothing, so I'd assume she would be more appropriate? gah. No offense intended to anyone :? The ot...
by najradanti
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School suspends trans student for existing
Replies: 43
Views: 4933

High School suspends trans student for existing

So, apparently, this same high school that cancelled prom so that a lesbian couple could not attend also, earlier in the year, suspended a trans student for being trans . Oh you've got to be kidding: Itawamba Agricultural High School, which wouldn't let Constance McMillen bring her girlfriend to the...
by najradanti
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472660

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Yay, Esperite! In other happy coming-out stories I have one of my own from this weekend. Spoilered for... long, and me being very squee. I went on a date this weekend with a guy who I have kind of had a huge Internet Crush on for a little while now. For strange reasons that are not particularly rele...
by najradanti
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drunk Ninja-Mom brings sword to school to defend daughter
Replies: 29
Views: 4572

Re: Drunk Ninja-Mom brings sword to school to defend daughter

This is kind of hilarious. The obnoxious racist comments on the article are appalling though. Another of a stupid black female in Memphis. MLK would be so proud of her,but she is just living up to the reputation of the jungle people in memfrica. More monkeyshines by the farm animals gone wild. Typic...
by najradanti
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Germany persecutes Evangelical Christians
Replies: 111
Views: 12633

Re: Germany persecutes Evangelical Christians

Difference between 'can be' and 'is always'... Uh, yes. obviously. Homeschooling isn't always the right thing for any given child and any given authority-figure-who-wishes-to-homeschool isn't always good at it. Conventional schooling isn't always the right thing for any given child and any given te...
by najradanti
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: D&D Outlawed in Prison!?
Replies: 39
Views: 4058

Re: D&D Outlawed in Prison!?

The court ruling was that "prison is a place to be punished." I'm pretty meh on the prison's "gang-related activity" reasoning, but I don't think the court's decision to back the prison up was completely unjustified. Suppose the guy's hobby had been, Iunno, something that wasn't...
by najradanti
Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret Santa staves off utilities shutdown for 17 households
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Secret Santa staves off utilities shutdown for 17 households

I assume they see it as a sort of welfare. But charity isn't the same; you can't rely on other people to support you when they could stop at any time. Yeah... but that's what's baffling, too! I mean, the people who are opposed to welfare usually claim to be in favor of private charity -- from indiv...
by najradanti
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Living (or Recent) Male Writer of Women?
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Best Living (or Recent) Male Writer of Women?

The world it is set in is an appallingly brutal sexist place, but I think it is entirely possible to write in a non-sexist way about a sexist culture; that said, though it definitely has its share of problems, I think Martin's Song of Ice and Fire has some very well-done female characters in its ens...
by najradanti
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477199

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm just starting Peter Watts's Blindsight. Too early to tell whether it is good or not, but I got into it because of some fascinating excerpts I read showing its interesting take on multiplicity.
by najradanti
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480857

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

I have a terrible time finding jeans (or any pants, really) that fit me, too; if they fit at the waist they're always WAY too short at the legs and if they're long enough for my legs they're always wide enough to fit two of me into. I kind of like skirts but I don't have any long ones I could wear i...
by najradanti
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret Santa staves off utilities shutdown for 17 households
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: Secret Santa staves off utilities shutdown for 17 households

This story is pretty awesome :)

I am totally baffled by the comments criticizing a wonderful act like this.
by najradanti
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have a nice holiday season.
Replies: 28
Views: 2797

Re: Have a nice holiday season.

Zohar wrote:I don't know about the rest but Hanukkah ended yesterday and workers get no time off for it.


Nobody gets time off for Yule, either, but it's what I celebrate, so I can still appreciate generic-holiday-wishes that hope it's enjoyable. :)
by najradanti
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have a nice holiday season.
Replies: 28
Views: 2797

Re: Have a nice holiday season.

... there are other holidays around now, too.
by najradanti
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rare gender identity defect hits Gaza Families
Replies: 34
Views: 3220

Re: Rare gender identity defect hits Gaza Families

Yet the intersex community is ridiculously small compared to the population as a whole. How do you know that a child with a sex differentiation disorder would have chosen to grow up with their gender ambiguous rather than have their gender assigned at birth as their biological sex and grow up like ...
by najradanti
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime
Replies: 43
Views: 4384

Re: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime

You also don't see people working on Wall Street wearing T-shirts or flip-flops or raver pants or any number of things that aren't business attire. What the hell is your point? Er, right, and that's totally relevant because we know for a fact that that photo was snapped of the kid while he was at w...
by najradanti
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime
Replies: 43
Views: 4384

Re: Murder to keep your neighbourhood white: Not a hate crime

Gelsamel wrote:Also he doesn't even look like a gang member anyway... I'm not sure what about him is sending that message to you.


Well, he's black. :roll:

... I mean, it's the bandanna. Of course. Everyone knows bandanna mean you're in a gang.
by najradanti
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Irish Abortion Laws Challenged As Against Irish Treaty
Replies: 221
Views: 18557

Re: 'Irish Abortion Laws Challenged As Against Irish Treaty

Or write into law that killing another human being, except in self-defense, is illegal. Oh hey, we already have that law. Yes, quite. I think the humanity/personhood of fetuses is really kind of a moot point overall, next to the fact that you have the right to self-defense anyway. Which should incl...

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