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Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by guybrush_threepwood on July 10, 2014 10:22 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on July 10, 2014 10:01 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Jasper Friendly Bear on July 10, 2014 9:58 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on July 10, 2014 9:56 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by pseudonymph on July 10, 2014 9:43 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by freejinn on July 10, 2014 8:58 PM

And some people are simply trying to make conversation. If you have just met, they need to find some place to start. It's only nefarious if, beneath the civil exterior, they are really, deeply assholes. I have a really, really different... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by skwt on July 10, 2014 8:44 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by maxwelton on July 10, 2014 7:34 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by maxwelton on July 10, 2014 7:29 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by BlueHorse on July 10, 2014 7:16 PM

Exactly. Shaving is a personal choice, and I believe strongly that whatever people do or do not shave should not invite comment by anyone else. But it's disingenuous to think that we make these choices in a vacuum and that our perceptions as... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by col_pogo on July 10, 2014 6:36 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by moonlight on vermont on July 10, 2014 6:32 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by oneirodynia on July 10, 2014 6:25 PM

Exactly. Shaving is a personal choice, and I believe strongly that whatever people do or do not shave should not invite comment by anyone else. But it's disingenuous to think that we make these choices in a vacuum and that our perceptions as... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by eviemath on July 10, 2014 6:18 PM

I think one lurking issue too is that a lot of folks including me have rather undertheorized understanding of "femme". And I think femme-ness is a difficult concept, and there's a whole bunch of stuff entwined with it that's about... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by palegirl on July 10, 2014 6:16 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by eviemath on July 10, 2014 5:58 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by BlueHorse on July 10, 2014 5:41 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by BlueHorse on July 10, 2014 5:38 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by mister_kaupungister on July 10, 2014 5:31 PM

(my point being the if you're a certain type of oddball, you may think "this is a neutral observation" when it is totally not experienced that way, and you - like me! - need to watch that so as not to hurt others.)... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by JuliaIglesias on July 10, 2014 5:28 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by JuliaIglesias on July 10, 2014 5:28 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by colt45 on July 10, 2014 5:20 PM

It also occurs to me that most of the people I know who do that "oh, you!" little smack, or elbow someone to get them to stop telling off-color jokes or whatever - are women. And that the underlying issue is "a gentle poke can be... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Cheese Monster on July 10, 2014 5:20 PM

It also occurs to me that most of the people I know who do that "oh, you!" little smack, or elbow someone to get them to stop telling off-color jokes or whatever - are women. And that the underlying issue is "a gentle poke can be... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by liquorice on July 10, 2014 5:13 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Uniformitarianism Now! on July 10, 2014 4:43 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by liquorice on July 10, 2014 4:12 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by kiki_s on July 10, 2014 4:09 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by janepanic on July 10, 2014 4:05 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by kiki_s on July 10, 2014 3:58 PM

It still seems strange to me, because I have zero interest in the first thing and think of the second one (caring for each other) as the basis of any relationship, but maybe I already have non-traditional relationships. Oh god the emotional... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by sockermom on July 10, 2014 3:55 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by joseph conrad is fully awesome on July 10, 2014 3:49 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by tyrantkitty on July 10, 2014 3:48 PM

Bloodchild is also a kind of draft of the ideas in Dawn. The more science fiction I read, the more I realize that Butler is one of the biggest influences on...well, let's say post-1990 science fiction. (Not that no one was reading her... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by jammy on July 10, 2014 3:27 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by Lesser Shrew on July 10, 2014 3:27 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by General Tonic on July 10, 2014 3:22 PM

Exactly. Shaving is a personal choice, and I believe strongly that whatever people do or do not shave should not invite comment by anyone else. But it's disingenuous to think that we make these choices in a vacuum and that our perceptions as... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Proofs and Refutations on July 10, 2014 3:10 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by whistle pig on July 10, 2014 3:10 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by St. Peepsburg on July 10, 2014 3:06 PM

Exactly. Shaving is a personal choice, and I believe strongly that whatever people do or do not shave should not invite comment by anyone else. But it's disingenuous to think that we make these choices in a vacuum and that our perceptions as... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by dorey_oh on July 10, 2014 3:05 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by JHarris on July 10, 2014 3:03 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by 256 on July 10, 2014 3:02 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by whistle pig on July 10, 2014 2:59 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Scientician on July 10, 2014 2:53 PM

Weirdly, this reminds me of my thoughts yesterday about the "I smack my partner lightly when he tells a racist joke" askme. [Naturally, I have no knowledge of the actual experience of that poster.] I was thinking about how women are... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Proofs and Refutations on July 10, 2014 2:48 PM

(my point being the if you're a certain type of oddball, you may think "this is a neutral observation" when it is totally not experienced that way, and you - like me! - need to watch that so as not to hurt others.)... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on July 10, 2014 2:45 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on July 10, 2014 2:45 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Proofs and Refutations on July 10, 2014 2:44 PM

I know JKR joked about no one wanting to read about Harry Potter and the Midlife Crisis ...but there are hundreds of thousands of words of fanfiction suggesting that everyone wants to read precisely that.... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by asperity on July 10, 2014 2:27 PM

You know, I could easily see saying "I bet it's going to be a big baby" when I specifically meant "it looks like there's a high baby-to-pregnancy-weight ratio going on there" and was thinking of that as a neutral observation.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by jojobobo on July 10, 2014 2:19 PM

That article was so depressing. But also hilarious! The interviews which boil down to "Oh, everyone should make their own choices and we are all free to do that, but I would never do that because I think it's gross and unfeminine... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by St. Peepsburg on July 10, 2014 2:11 PM

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