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by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is sexism universal?
Replies: 265
Views: 49194

Re: Why is sexism universal?

A lot of behavioral differences are obviously cultural, because we've seen them change. Crying used to be a seriously manly thing to do. Women used to faint. Just a minor nitpick on this one: (rich) women used to faint because they were nearly suffocated by their corsets and because they got almost...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does having kids really make you less happy?
Replies: 83
Views: 12590

Re: Does having kids really make you less happy?

mat.tia wrote:A thought alone cannot make anyone happy, I think.


I have to take extreme exception to this, I'm afraid. I know it to be false in my case.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Education from OWS thread
Replies: 201
Views: 21248

Re: Education from OWS thread

For the last freakin' time - STEM subjects are not the only degrees that get jobs . Nor are they "useless." Just because you think people who get a degree in history, english, or some other "basketweaving" subject are unemployable does NOT mean that is the way reality actually I...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Education from OWS thread
Replies: 201
Views: 21248

Re: Education from OWS thread

I think it's perfectly reasonable to go to college for personal enrichment, but I don't think that you have any right/reason to complain about not getting a job because you went to college to learn how to weave a basket and there is no current market interest in basket weavers. That was your choice...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Education from OWS thread
Replies: 201
Views: 21248

Re: Education from OWS thread

Jenkins; do you mean it was decided that college is isn't for ensuring a better future? I didn't get the memo that we were done talking about whether making a wise decision with your college education was important. Neither did I. Which is my point; you asserted the purpose of a college education w...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does having kids really make you less happy?
Replies: 83
Views: 12590

Re: Does having kids really make you less happy?

In fact, let me give one: It's OK for me to get drunk, knowing that my future self won't have any choice in the matter and might hurt himself as a result. It's not OK for me to spike someone's drink, knowing that he doesn't have a choice in the matter and might hurt himself as a result. Am I wrong?...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Education from OWS thread
Replies: 201
Views: 21248

Re: Education from OWS thread

That's part of the problem; people are possibly/probably choosing majors that don't have a strong ability to employ them, i.e., treating college as 'personal enrichment' rather than 'professional development'. Aaaand we're back to espousing false dichotomies and proclaiming that the purpose of coll...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Education from OWS thread
Replies: 201
Views: 21248

Re: Education from OWS thread

Arguments being thrown around are either 'college enriches students which society benefits by, so let them study whatever they want' or 'college should train you for a profession'. Propose a middle ground. They should do both, like they do right now. Did you miss the whole thing with people feeling...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Education from OWS thread
Replies: 201
Views: 21248

Re: Education from OWS thread

You know, other than "basket weaving," (a ridiculous term which others have already pointed out as loaded, inflammatory, and unnecessary), I keep seeing "history" cited as an area of study which is not just "less likely to get you a job" but actually useless or less rel...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warning]
Replies: 110
Views: 19682

Re: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warni

How can this hold up to Federal scrutiny? Are states really allowed to make laws that say: "This class of citizens, yeah, you can beat them senseless whenever you please". Isn't it the federal government's task to stop states from doing things like that? Well, yes, actually, and no, not r...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Sourmilk, the fact that you've never even heard of the Equal Rights Amendment kinda proves my point (speaking from a US-centric POV, of course). Not only are women not dominating men, we're not even constitutionally guaranteed equal rights! Of course you are. Any modern understanding of the Bill of...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

I'm always extremely leery of the whole "men are more analytical thinkers and women are more interpersonally oriented" trope. I'm sorry, (and I should disclose that I am a student of psychology and am often defensive about the field) but this is one particular flavor of koolaid I simply re...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Ah, I see. My mediocre high school history class failed to mention that it was an amendment and that it wasn't ratified. Public school treated me well, yes. I am not saying this to be snarky in _any_ way, but...yeah, that's kind of astonishingly bad. FAIL @ that school. (Out of curiosity - not tryi...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Oh that was directed at me? I knew what the Equal Rights Amendment was. I thought you must have been referring to something different, because I thought it was already ratified. How silly of me to think that passing both houses of Congress would be enough to pass a law. ...well, it's not. A constit...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Sourmilk, the fact that you've never even heard of the Equal Rights Amendment Where'd you get that idea? kinda proves my point (speaking from a US-centric POV, of course). Not only are women not dominating men, in some areas they are, dramatically. Mostly in educational areas. we're not even consti...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

I go to a school with an excellent nursing school...nobody gives the male students crap for studying nursing. So...now our anecdata cancel each other out.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

*snerk* :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

I understood He may or may not be talking about Male Empowerment, but assuming that his statistics are true than this indicates that we are raising the male population to be a bunch of fuckups. to be referring to me; if that is not the case then I apologize. (Also, I mixed up you and sourmilk, sorry.)
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

I found that line about women's salaries growing faster, and if the trend continues how they will pass men's salaries hilarious. #1, That is not a bad thing. If it is disproportionately set that may be bad, but even then if men continue to work manual labour positions and women rise in the ranks of...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 21914

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

OH NO women are about to become the dominant sex you guys!! Aaaaah! This is just laughable. Yeah, women's salaries grew faster - and in doing so, closed SOME of the gender wage gap. Don't worry - we still don't earn 90% of what males do. Women are starting to approach the most prestigious, highly-pa...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 594378

Re: Religion: The Deuce

"good" as in "it's not outright designed to fuck the shit out of everyone except for the guy at the top". avon is a pyramid scheme, it's not called a scheme because it's not a con. it's a "pyramid business" because it's not designed to trick people into fucking themsel...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 594378

Re: Religion: The Deuce

@morriswalters Agreed on secular humanists needing better writers, although, personally I think we have some great ones, it just takes time for these things to take hold. @DSenette Yes, but not everyone involved in the con has to know about it, and if the original conman leaves, it doesn't change t...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 594378

Re: Religion: The Deuce

@morriswalters Agreed on secular humanists needing better writers, although, personally I think we have some great ones, it just takes time for these things to take hold. @DSenette Yes, but not everyone involved in the con has to know about it, and if the original conman leaves, it doesn't change t...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3490140

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

@cheezewhiz not sure of your location, but if you are in the states, I have found Planned Parenthood gynos to be very nice, gentle, and sensitve, as well as offer a really wide range of options and really workable. I've heard horror stories about trying to get an IUD and such but they didn't bat an...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 594378

Re: Religion: The Deuce

I could just as easily talked about the architectural advances that were developed by building Cathedrals, or the painting of the Sistine Chapel. They neither could have happened without the church. Sure they could have. There are plenty of other reasons besides religion for someone to build a gaud...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3490140

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Oh haha I thought you were. XD Thanks! I'm sure I'll figure something out...thanks for the suggestions. :) On a completely unrelated note, I got all stabby earlier this week over some stupid model of women's moral development. I know I shouldn't, but those things drive me nuts. Guess which gender th...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3490140

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Hmm. I was under the impression that brand didn't matter, just active ingredient (but I have no idea. It all seems a bit like a Wiccan ritual lately to be honest). Maybe I should look harder into getting a new one (not to be defeatist, but I and my female relatives have been on this epic oddessy to ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3490140

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I might get to the point where I try something else, but I have to be on this specific one to regulate my hormones properly (at least, that's what they tell me. I'm starting to think nobody knows anything about female hormones!!) Also I hatehatehate my gyno (very rough, rude, and disrespectful) and ...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3490140

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So for various reasons, I've neglected to get my bc refilled for a week (after having Shark Week, so that's two weeks without taking a pill). O EM GEE! WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I have lost 5 pounds and I don't bloat up like a balloon after eating. I'm not chronically constipated. My tummy feels soooo diff...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychopaths (info and experiences)
Replies: 54
Views: 15541

Re: Psychopaths (info and experiences)

Not a lot of citations here, considering this is SB. It makes it difficult to tell who (if anyone) knows what they are talking about, and who is just pulling stuff out of his ass. Fair enough. I personally was going off of remembered psychology courses/related books, but I'll try to dig up proper c...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychopaths (info and experiences)
Replies: 54
Views: 15541

Re: Psychopaths (info and experiences)

Speaking broadly, the fundamental issue with sociopaths (or, as pointed out, people with Anti-social Personality Disorder) appears to be that they somehow literally lack the capcity to truly feel love, empathy, compassion, etc. There's a certain range and depth of emotion that's missing there for re...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question about public washrooms
Replies: 36
Views: 4887

Re: Question about public washrooms

Interestingly I surveyed a few people about this (read: I brought it up at work as a weird conversation). It seems that guys follow the rules much more strictly at urinals, but rarely follow them at all regarding stalls, while girls follow the rules more closely than guys in stalls, but less so tha...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question about public washrooms
Replies: 36
Views: 4887

Re: Question about public washrooms

Interestingly I surveyed a few people about this (read: I brought it up at work as a weird conversation). It seems that guys follow the rules much more strictly at urinals, but rarely follow them at all regarding stalls, while girls follow the rules more closely than guys in stalls, but less so tha...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Secrets
Replies: 46
Views: 6958

Re: Secrets

KnightExemplar wrote: But some groups, such as Al Queda do not negotiate, they do not reason, they do not do diplomacy. And thus, we have war.


Well, that's certainly not the _only_ reason we have war.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48787

Re: Polygamy

OT: The problem here is not that I don't know statistics. Shall I put even more kindling on these flames? Add a few logs, perhaps? I abstain. Also, your constant blaming of everyone around you for your communication failures is getting tiresome. Construe that as a hostile attack if you like, but ev...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does Santa Claus really not exist?
Replies: 90
Views: 17475

Re: Does Santa Claus really not exist?

The latter quote you mention is not Curry’s paradox, it is the omnipotence paradox . (Yeah I know, I realized about 5 seconds after posting that someone would point that out. xD A better example is "The sentence below is false/the sentence above is true." It does still feel like the parad...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48787

Re: Polygamy

I'm not dropping it just because you don't know what I mean. If you have never taken statistics, maybe that explains it? I did go a little far initially, though, and I changed it for that reason. It's a believable translation for Cheezwhiz and for you, but not at all for me. That's why I changed wh...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour
Replies: 95
Views: 21290

Re: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour

Unfortunately, not everyone is like grumpy Clint Eastwood. I get more and more spooked the more I listen to the GOP presidential candidates. Not a single solitary one of them gives any indication that they would do any kind of good for non-white people. Is it just my paranoia and political bias cre...
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does Santa Claus really not exist?
Replies: 90
Views: 17475

Re: Does Santa Claus really not exist?

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Curry's paradox


Thank you! I've tried to look for this before, but Googling "sentence that disproves itself" never turned this up, so I've never known quite what to call those "could God make a rock so big he couldn't lift it" type of propositions.
by Cheezwhiz Jenkins
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Polygamy
Replies: 400
Views: 48787

Re: Polygamy

Why should I address an argument that doesn't even try to be relevant to what I said? At least tell a joke or be entertaining if you aren't going to take this seriously. Out of charity, I'll explain it anyway: 1. Dress or hairstyle has little to do with how masculine someone looks in terms of their...

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