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Messages - Choppas an' Sluggas

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Yesterday, I got myself an eye exam and ordered new glasses.  My left eye is significantly worse than when I got these glasses, but my right is still mostly where it was.  The woman who helped me pick them out took my picture of several I was considering on an iPad.  I looked nearly human in some of them! :)

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This is true.  Though Luka didn't interact so much with people, so there is that....

I don't remember Luka at all. BH was from Salazore, I'm pretty sure.

He was that rent boy cannibal from Canada who killed that Chinese student.

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=30375.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luka_Magnotta

Oh, THAT Luka!  I was even here for that, and I forgot about him.

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I found a chart of symbols which may be helpful :D

http://i.imgur.com/pTqGqgq.png :D

I lol'd at at the 40K and electrical.. :lulz:

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FORTIFY THYSELF!


I'm totally using that from now on.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Swingers
« on: June 04, 2015, 09:08:35 pm »
Apparently, I was being judgmental, mean, and insulting by stating my own sexual boundaries.

There you go, being Nigel again all over everything.

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Our fucking calendar year is based on imaginary events and ideas lol so go figure about the rest

I know, right?

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I'm definitely in the same boat as Nigel, and the more I thought about it the more I realized how fucked up it is to "require" that someone go through a surgical (or even hormonal, honestly) transition to be considered legitimate.

I agree but not for the same reason. I hold maleness and femaleness (and therefore manhood and womanhood) to be defined solely by gamete production, something which modern medicine is so-far powerless to alter.

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And furthermore, if you acknowledge anything beyond that as a salient or meaningful or relevant or worst of all a defining difference between men and women you're a sexist pig.


I view it this way, e-prime r-prime this is my extremely simplified opinion:
Male =/= man, female =/= woman.  Man and Woman are genders, social constructs, and, depending on where you are, loosely embody roles that some people inherently link to those genders.  The people who feel like they would be happy in the role of Woman, while being male, are therefore trans, because being Man would suck, and so they want to be called Woman. 

You saying that gender and sex are the same thing, and all male are men and all females are women, that point of view is disregarding the wishes of those who want to be Man or Woman despite the sex not matching their gender, and that makes you a dick.

No, I'm saying that gender in this sense  doesn't exist at all, except in the sense that a hallucinatory image exists. It exists only as a shared delusion. It is, as you said, a social construct, and not even one which serves any extant purpose; rather than allow people to choose their role within it it should instead be phased out entirely (no more men only or women only anything) and relegated to he trash heap of history.

Also, believing that there is such a thing as "the role of a women" and assigning this idea a value that is not zero or negative is indeed a classic hallmark of being a sexist pig.

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Also, wishes and desires are irrelevant to reality; totally powerless to change it in any way. That's why they're wishes and not facts.

You refusing to acknowledge that social constructs are real and have effects on everyone is naiive and misguided at best, and willfully ignorant or lying to yourself at worst.  A thing doesn't have to be true to be real, and other people's perception of the world has more impact on everything and everyone than you apparently realize.

For instance, I recently underwent a full on psych eval. One of the tests was a personality thing, can't remember what it was called, but I scored more towards "man"than I did "woman" because I like science and not makeup or gossiping.  Is that right, or make any sense at all?  Nope.  Did it still happen?  Yep.  It is a real thing, but not a true thing. 

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I'm definitely in the same boat as Nigel, and the more I thought about it the more I realized how fucked up it is to "require" that someone go through a surgical (or even hormonal, honestly) transition to be considered legitimate.

I agree but not for the same reason. I hold maleness and femaleness (and therefore manhood and womanhood) to be defined solely by gamete production, something which modern medicine is so-far powerless to alter.

EDIT:
And furthermore, if you acknowledge anything beyond that as a salient or meaningful or relevant or worst of all a defining difference between men and women you're a sexist pig.


I view it this way, e-prime r-prime this is my extremely simplified opinion:
Male =/= man, female =/= woman.  Man and Woman are genders, social constructs, and, depending on where you are, loosely embody roles that some people inherently link to those genders.  The people who feel like they would be happy in the role of Woman, while being male, are therefore trans, because being Man would suck, and so they want to be called Woman. 

You saying that gender and sex are the same thing, and all male are men and all females are women, that point of view is disregarding the wishes of those who want to be Man or Woman despite the sex not matching their gender, and that makes you a dick.

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Goddammit, DemoSquid.   :lulz: :argh!:

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Do you love bad 80s Kung Fu flicks?  Have you ever thought that the Viking age needed MOAR LASER RAPTORS?  Have the movies you've watched previously simply not had enough guns?  I think I can answer those for you.

The only question you need to answer now is: Do you have 30 minutes?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg

Kung Fury.  In all its glory.

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Jesus.  The worst I get in the way of dreams is about being shunned and abandoned, it doesn't even touch this. :eek:

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If you scroll down to page 5, there is an interview with yours truly in this month's University family newsletter: https://www.pdx.edu/family/sites/www.pdx.edu.family/files/May_2015_Final.pdf

Fancy!  I wish I were half as eloquent as you.

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