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I think it's possible that some folks - especially male folks - may not have experienced the sustained, socially-inappropriate attentions of a creepy guy. It can be really stressful and it often escalates. Not only are your lunches no longer... [more]
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I hadn't thought about the impact of just-in-time scheduling on cooking. I also hadn't thought about the need to cook something that everyone will eat, and how this reduces cooking to the least common denominator - if you can't afford much food,... [more]
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One thing I always notice in these threads - the way it's so easy to identify yourself with your suffering, or to identify with your abuser/the system that abused you. This is something I have struggled with a lot myself in terms of... [more]
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I am a butch/genderqueerish woman. If I could afford an alternative I would not wear combat boots to an interview, but ...the interview behavior is probably more the issue than the shoes; she may not have had better shoes and figured... [more]
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I really, really wish people would read some history and then work with, like, an intelligent publicist before coming out with this stuff. When someone "obviously means" one thing but their unconscious biases lead them to... [more]
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I suspect that you mean "martial law to quell rioting and prevent further political agitation since the UK is sort of spiraling toward soft fascism",thus stepped-up penalties for assembly, substantial state control of the media, more... [more]
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See, this kind of thing actually depresses me. What happens if they have a chubby intern? Or an intern with a physical disability? Or, god forbid, they've hired someone who has physical flaws? Or someone with a history of abuse who doesn't want to... [more]
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The percentage of Americans who have a valid passport, according to the most recent statistics issued by the State Department in January of 2014, is about 46%... I think we've had this argument on mefi before, but international travel is... [more]
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I was thinking about this - along with prison guard jobs and similar police-state employment - and realized that they're basically jobs programs for the right. We can't create real jobs programs because that would be communist or something,... [more]
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also, do women think that being involved in saintly humanitarian endeavors make you more attractive to potential partners? that's not something i've ever thought about before. Saintly humanitarian endeavors - certain kinds of saintly... [more]
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Yet, Kimberly Jeffrey says she was pressured by a doctor while sedated and strapped to a surgical table for a C-section in 2010, during a stint at Valley State for a parole violation. Jeffrey, 43, was horrified, she said, and resisted. “He said,... [more]
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Personally? If a friend of mine buddied up to a person I sincerely believed to be a rapist and my friend was all "well, he only rapes women he knows really well, so I'll just tell women that they shouldn't date him"....I would... [more]
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You know what's even worse? I've heard there are services where you can call someone or even go online and order food to be delivered to your house! Yeah, and most of those are shit jobs dependent on a long chain of shitty food production... [more]
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That time is here. It's time for homosexuals to stop with the drama of "coming out" and just get on with their business. No one cares, it's not a big deal so stop making a big deal out of it. There's a lot of hostility in this... [more]
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Okay, I'm not trans but I have a lot of trans friends. I'm not speaking for trans people; I'm basing this on what I would do if I were to date a girl under these circumstances (except that I wouldn't actually care whether my girlfriend was trans -... [more]
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Sorry, how stupid do we need to be to pretend that this is a surprise? This is exactly what the NYPD, and police departments across the country, have been doing to citizens, but especially to minority men, since before I can remember. If you are... [more]
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Could you elaborate on this point, Frowner? I'm not sure what you mean. I will try! I hadn't thought this all through quite like that until just now. "White discourse" is a vague term. I think what I'm trying to say is... [more]
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Okay, hold up, what about this from the Racialicious article: Peterson was frustrated that the school didn’t investigate her anonymous attackers, even after another scary incident in the winter, when someone sent an email to the freshman class... [more]
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Also this kind of sorta-squick realistic/parody art bugs me because I think there's this assumption that everyone everywhere always needs to be made uncomfortable in public spaces. That's one reason I'm not into this kind of exhibit - it... [more]
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Yeah, gee, it sure sucks when, like, marginalized people try to participate in academia by getting, like, a degree in literature instead of something "practical"! All those queer, women, working class and people of color PhDs should... [more]
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