#5976  
Old 04-12-2017, 05:10 PM
BrotherMan's Avatar
BrotherMan BrotherMan is offline
Domo Arigato Mister Roborto
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bortlandia
Gender: Male
Posts: XVCCCXLI
Blog Entries: 5
Images: 63
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Billo's response:

__________________
\V/_
I COVLD TEACh YOV BVT I MVST LEVY A FEE
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (04-13-2017), Stephen Maturin (04-19-2017), Stormlight (06-09-2017), The Man (04-12-2017)
  #5977  
Old 04-19-2017, 05:25 PM
The Man's Avatar
The Man The Man is offline
There's Tony Abbott; I'm going to headbutt him
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: MVCCCXVII
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

O'Reilly confirmed not to be returning. In unrelated news, Jason Chaffetz, one of the most notable cases of Clinton Derangement Syndrome in the House, has confirmed he won't seek re-election. (Putting this here because I'm too lazy to make posts in multiple threads, but the misogyny involved in the Clinton witch-hunts has been frequently understated, so it's still appropriate here.) Today is a good day.

No word on who O'Falafel's replacement will be yet, btw.
__________________


“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith

“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin

FG · last.fm · soundcloud
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-19-2017), Stephen Maturin (04-19-2017)
  #5978  
Old 04-19-2017, 08:48 PM
erimir's Avatar
erimir erimir is offline
Projecting my phallogos with long, hard diction
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dee Cee
Gender: Male
Posts: XMMCCCXCV
Images: 11
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Caution! You are entering the No-Job Zone!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (04-20-2017), Sock Puppet (04-29-2017), The Man (04-19-2017)
  #5979  
Old 04-19-2017, 11:50 PM
Stephen Maturin's Avatar
Stephen Maturin Stephen Maturin is offline
Refreshingly Stupid
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Juggalonia
Posts: VMCMXLVII
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Man View Post
In unrelated news, Jason Chaffetz, one of the most notable cases of Clinton Derangement Syndrome in the House, has confirmed he won't seek re-election.
That handwriting has been on the wall for some time. After all, providing such high-quality representation to the people of Utah's 3rd Congressional District was really cutting into Jason's punching-the-clown-while-reading-Clinton-emails time.
__________________
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis D. Brandeis

"Psychos don't explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a fuck how crazy they are." ~ S. Gecko

"What the fuck is a German muffin?" ~ R. Swanson
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Sock Puppet (04-29-2017), The Man (04-20-2017)
  #5980  
Old 05-12-2017, 12:02 PM
The Man's Avatar
The Man The Man is offline
There's Tony Abbott; I'm going to headbutt him
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: MVCCCXVII
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

This is both one of the most scathing and one of the best book reviews I've ever read.

Our Lady of Complicity | Laurie Penny

I suspect Ivanka would fail not merely the Turing test but also the Voight-Kampff test. It is important to note that she is essentially the Marine Le Pen of her family: she is fascism with a polite veneer, which pretends not to be fascism. And, much like her father, when you examine her more closely, there is no there there. There are no principles, no convictions. She says what she thinks people want to hear, regardless of whether there is any consistency between statements, and she speaks in vagueries that allow people to infer whatever meaning they want to hear. Ultimately she is just as narcissistic as her father, and potentially every bit as dangerous.

(If you didn't watch John Oliver's piece on her and Jared, you should do that too.)
__________________


“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith

“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin

FG · last.fm · soundcloud

Last edited by The Man; 05-12-2017 at 12:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Crumb (05-12-2017), JoeP (05-16-2017), Sock Puppet (05-12-2017), specious_reasons (05-12-2017), Stormlight (05-12-2017), The Lone Ranger (05-12-2017), viscousmemories (05-21-2017), Watser? (05-12-2017)
  #5981  
Old 05-16-2017, 07:18 AM
The Man's Avatar
The Man The Man is offline
There's Tony Abbott; I'm going to headbutt him
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: MVCCCXVII
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

So, this is pretty interesting and I suspect I will probably have more to say about it soon. I'm extremely tired right now as I'm in the process of moving, so you'll have to forgive my brevity.

Using technology to address gender bias in film | Google
__________________


“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith

“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin

FG · last.fm · soundcloud
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (05-16-2017), lisarea (05-16-2017), Stormlight (05-16-2017)
  #5982  
Old 05-18-2017, 06:16 AM
Jerome's Avatar
Jerome Jerome is offline
Dr. Jerome Corsi-Soetoro, Ph.D., Esq.
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: XCXCIX
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Female Privilege

Oxford student Lavinia Woodward 'may avoid jail' for knife attack - BBC News

Quote:
An "extraordinary" Oxford University student who stabbed her ex-boyfriend in the leg may avoid jail as it would affect her career prospects, a judge has said.

Lavinia Woodward, 24, attacked the man at Christ Church college, while she was under the influence of drink and drugs.

She admitted inflicting grievous body harm, the Oxford Mail reported.

At Oxford Crown Court, Judge Ian Pringle QC said he believed the attack was "a complete one-off".
__________________
What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. ... The origin of myths is explained in this way.
Reply With Quote
  #5983  
Old 05-19-2017, 03:05 AM
Corona688's Avatar
Corona688 Corona688 is offline
Forum Killer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: MMMDCCCXLIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Man View Post
This is both one of the most scathing and one of the best book reviews I've ever read.

Our Lady of Complicity | Laurie Penny

I suspect Ivanka would fail not merely the Turing test but also the Voight-Kampff test. It is important to note that she is essentially the Marine Le Pen of her family: she is fascism with a polite veneer, which pretends not to be fascism. And, much like her father, when you examine her more closely, there is no there there. There are no principles, no convictions. She says what she thinks people want to hear, regardless of whether there is any consistency between statements, and she speaks in vagueries that allow people to infer whatever meaning they want to hear. Ultimately she is just as narcissistic as her father, and potentially every bit as dangerous.

(If you didn't watch John Oliver's piece on her and Jared, you should do that too.)
What's interesting is this is more or less what Russian female liberation got swallowed by...
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Stormlight (05-19-2017), The Man (05-19-2017)
  #5984  
Old 05-19-2017, 08:11 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is online now
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101







i lolled
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (05-25-2017), Ari (05-19-2017), erimir (05-19-2017), JoeP (05-19-2017), lisarea (05-19-2017), Pan Narrans (05-19-2017), Stormlight (05-19-2017), The Man (05-19-2017), viscousmemories (05-21-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5985  
Old 05-19-2017, 10:19 AM
The Lone Ranger's Avatar
The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger is offline
Jin, Gi, Rei, Ko, Chi, Shin, Tei
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: MXCCXLI
Images: 523
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
O’Reilly noted that the world is currently in a “rough age” in which technology is breeding bad behavior. “The downside of that is turning us into a nation where hatred is almost celebrated in some quarters,” he wrote.
Golly. I'd find that a lot more convincing if both O'Reilly and Ailes hadn't spent decades working very hard to promote and celebrate hatred.
__________________
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
-- Socrates
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (05-25-2017), Ari (05-19-2017), JoeP (05-19-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (05-19-2017), livius drusus (06-19-2017), Sock Puppet (05-20-2017), Stormlight (05-19-2017), The Man (05-19-2017), Vivisectus (05-19-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017), Zehava (05-19-2017)
  #5986  
Old 05-19-2017, 02:39 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is online now
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMMCXLII
Images: 18
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post






i lolled
If only this worked :pipedream:
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Stormlight (05-19-2017), The Man (05-19-2017)
  #5987  
Old 05-22-2017, 10:30 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is online now
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Random interest.

The Hoax That Failed, or Skeptics Who Aren’t Very Skeptical | ACADEME BLOG
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (05-25-2017), Ari (06-09-2017), But (06-09-2017), Crumb (05-22-2017), lisarea (05-22-2017), livius drusus (06-19-2017), Pan Narrans (05-22-2017), Stormlight (05-22-2017), The Man (05-22-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5988  
Old 05-22-2017, 01:43 PM
Jerome's Avatar
Jerome Jerome is offline
Dr. Jerome Corsi-Soetoro, Ph.D., Esq.
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: XCXCIX
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Skeptics in today's world are in actuality simply sycophants to mainstream doctrine.
__________________
What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. ... The origin of myths is explained in this way.
Reply With Quote
  #5989  
Old 05-22-2017, 07:11 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is online now
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Because the Earth is a cube, amirite?
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (05-25-2017), Stormlight (05-23-2017), The Man (05-22-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5990  
Old 05-22-2017, 07:21 PM
Crumb's Avatar
Crumb Crumb is offline
Cmurb!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: LVMMCDIV
Blog Entries: 22
Images: 355
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Twaddle! The Earth is clearly an asymmetrical irregular icosahedron! :stoopid:
__________________
:joecool2: :cascadia: :ROR: :portland: :joecool2:
:glare:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (05-25-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (05-22-2017), livius drusus (06-19-2017), Stormlight (06-09-2017), The Man (05-22-2017), Zehava (06-12-2017)
  #5991  
Old 06-09-2017, 12:28 AM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is online now
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMMCXLII
Images: 18
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Madrid tackles 'el manspreading' on public transport with new signs | World news | The Guardian
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), Stormlight (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5992  
Old 06-09-2017, 01:22 AM
Ari's Avatar
Ari Ari is offline
I read some of your foolish scree, then just skimmed the rest.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCXXXVII
Blog Entries: 8
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
The best marks are always those who think they are too smart and cunning to ever be marks. Which is exactly how you get smart people to fall for a scam, play to their ego, unlike those idiots, only idiots fall for scams. Double your money in a month, you have nothing to lose!

Everytime I see something that mentions Dawkins I have to stop myself from commenting on his support of child rape.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
But (06-09-2017), Corona688 (06-09-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (06-09-2017), lisarea (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017), Watser? (06-10-2017)
  #5993  
Old 06-09-2017, 02:09 AM
Watser?'s Avatar
Watser? Watser? is offline
Fishy mokey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Furrin parts
Posts: LMMDCCCLVIII
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

:powerdawkins:
__________________
:typingmonkey:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
The Man (06-09-2017)
  #5994  
Old 06-09-2017, 03:07 PM
Corona688's Avatar
Corona688 Corona688 is offline
Forum Killer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: MMMDCCCXLIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
I got given an issue of "skeptic magazine" for christmas (irony dance :bonklers:) and ... wouldn't call it a high-quality peer-reviewed journal. It's a profit-driven pop magazine, filled with self-congratulatory tripe and vaguely cringy book-ads. I'm not shocked at all they got taken.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), beyelzu (06-09-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5995  
Old 06-09-2017, 04:55 PM
beyelzu's Avatar
beyelzu beyelzu is offline
simple country microbiologist hyperchicken
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: georgia
Posts: XMMMLX
Blog Entries: 1
Images: 8
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
I got given an issue of "skeptic magazine" for christmas (irony dance :bonklers:) and ... wouldn't call it a high-quality peer-reviewed journal. It's a profit-driven pop magazine, filled with self-congratulatory tripe and vaguely cringy book-ads. I'm not shocked at all they got taken.
I've spent time reading R/skeptic and while Reddit is an aspy, sexist, racist shithole at times so is the skeptic movement (whole lot of overlap in those Venn diagrams) and thus I have no reason to think that the redditors aren't similar to many other skeptics (especially the cis white male ones). Anyway, I've seen them argue with hat political correctness is what fucked up the Charles Murray and Bell Curve. I've seen heavily upvoted comments rejecting the consensus position and articles by recognized experts that the Bell Curve is racist shite because those statements were made by Murray's opposition. Well that's true of every person who ever designed a perpetual motion machine and was laughed at by a physicist.

In my experience(and I could be projecting here as I was once a young Objectivist, libertarian, skeptic), skeptics skew towards certitude in their own rationality and ability to ubderstand the world. This is generally not too much of of a problem with the hard sciences, but they often ignore the soft sciences or just assume that they know better than the researchers.
__________________
:blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss: :steve: :blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), Crumb (06-09-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (06-09-2017), The Lone Ranger (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5996  
Old 06-09-2017, 04:59 PM
beyelzu's Avatar
beyelzu beyelzu is offline
simple country microbiologist hyperchicken
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: georgia
Posts: XMMMLX
Blog Entries: 1
Images: 8
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ari View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamilah Hauptmann View Post
The best marks are always those who think they are too smart and cunning to ever be marks. Which is exactly how you get smart people to fall for a scam, play to their ego, unlike those idiots, only idiots fall for scams. Double your money in a month, you have nothing to lose!

Everytime I see something that mentions Dawkins I have to stop myself from commenting on his support of child rape.


"From the mere fact of publication of my parody I think that not much can be deduced. It doesn’t prove that the whole field of cultural studies, or cultural studies of science — much less sociology of science — is nonsense. Nor does it prove that the intellectual standards in these fields are generally lax. (This might be the case, but it would have to be established on other grounds.) It proves only that the editors of one rather marginal journal were derelict in their intellectual duty."


I really like this quote for Sokal the guy who did a similar thing 30 years ago.
__________________
:blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss: :steve: :blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss: :beloved: :blowkiss:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), Ari (06-09-2017), Corona688 (06-09-2017), Crumb (06-09-2017), fragment (06-09-2017), JoeP (06-09-2017), The Lone Ranger (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017)
  #5997  
Old 06-09-2017, 05:50 PM
Corona688's Avatar
Corona688 Corona688 is offline
Forum Killer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: MMMDCCCXLIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Yeah, the biggest eye opener I had as a skeptic was noticing there's often less consensus among skeptics, not more. Obvious when you think about it - "think for yourself" - but there's the temptation to believe the real skeptics are just the ones which agree with you. Like "non-religious", skeptic can contain a lot of woo-woo, hence the want to be exclusionary, but you really can't. Anyway, I'll stop being off-topic.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), beyelzu (06-09-2017), Crumb (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017)
  #5998  
Old 06-09-2017, 06:12 PM
Ari's Avatar
Ari Ari is offline
I read some of your foolish scree, then just skimmed the rest.
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: MXCCXXXVII
Blog Entries: 8
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Once 'skeptics' start to organize and internalize being a skeptic as a defining feature of them, most skepticism goes out the window because you've now got the social constructs of a community and shared personal beliefs to deal with. Like the beginnings of a religion.

Suddenly people begin to get held up as the best skeptic, the ultimate skeptic, who we should all endeavor to be more like. But since the basis of skepticism should be, "all humans are imperfect and emotional creatures." The cult of personality is now in conflict with the very basis of the movement, and since humans are social and emotional creatures, the cult wins.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), beyelzu (06-09-2017), But (06-09-2017), JoeP (06-09-2017), Kamilah Hauptmann (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017), viscousmemories (06-14-2017), Watser? (06-09-2017)
  #5999  
Old 06-09-2017, 10:10 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is online now
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

I talked to a guy who was involved in skeptic communities some years ago and bailed the hell out when an upsurge of sexual harassment on women took off. A year or so later Gamergate came along and he recognized a lot of faces and approaches. Now they seem all rolled into the 'violent masculinity' and neo-fascism movements. Venn diagram indeed.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Angakuk (06-12-2017), Ari (06-14-2017), beyelzu (06-10-2017), Corona688 (06-09-2017), The Man (06-09-2017), viscousmemories (06-14-2017), Watser? (06-10-2017), Zehava (06-12-2017)
  #6000  
Old 06-14-2017, 03:46 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is online now
Illegitimi non carborundum, mater irrumator praetor.
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: MMMDIV
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Yes, Uber board member David Bonderman said women talk too much at an all-hands meeting about sexism at Uber - Recode

__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (06-14-2017), Crumb (06-14-2017), JoeP (06-14-2017), lisarea (06-14-2017), livius drusus (06-19-2017), The Man (06-14-2017), viscousmemories (06-14-2017), Watser? (06-14-2017)
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > News, Politics & Law


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.57654 seconds with 14 queries