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The personalised pronoun thing is pretty much the final straw.  I don't know how the tumblrinas will top that.  People insisting their gender is bun or fae or royalty based seemed like the sort of thing that was originally thought up by an especially devious troll, but then was brainlessly adopted by legions of 14 year olds.

At least we can take some solace that, in 8-10 years, they're going to physically cringe when they think back to this point in their life.

My gender:  Carbuncle.

I sometimes wonder if this is the only road to making sex and gender a nonissue. Keep on doing what you're doing, kids, until everyone is so confused and sick of it all that they just can't stomach trying to label anyone at all.

If so, I applaud their successful strategy.  It's definitely working on me.

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I am, but that's different.

I mean, anyone with a functioning brain can see spice is a gender.

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:thanks:

The thing is, with more time and, y'know, an army of flying monkeys stooges undergrads, this could be really useful.  Not Correlates of War useful, probably not even START database useful, but more useful than, say, an op-ed by John Bolton in the Washington Post.  Which is as useful as anything needs to be in academia, as far as I can see.

Plus I purposefully limited the scope of my research because I didn't want to spend 2 whole weeks digging around in online journals and making my eyes bleed.  Now I reap the reward of that....doubly.  This is the sophisticated, master-level method of doing research.  A winner's way.  Cain's way.

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Ah, got it.  Future research directions and improvements to this study.

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Fuck, trying to stretch my essay out for another 800 or so words.  It feels more than a bit short.  Not sure what else I can do, though.  5000 words is the limit, which means ideally aiming for 4800 or so.  The 4 appendixes will make the essay look larger, but I still need a few hundred to hit that limit, and I'm fairly sure I just repeated everything I said twice.

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Oh, I know this one!  It's a startup tech company.  Does smart tv stuff on social networks or something.

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identifying a human is very stressful for otherkin actually.  Especially machinekin and faekin.  Probably deitykin too.  Imagine being a god in your head, but then having to identify as human.  Urgh.

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I have a profile of a 13 year old demigirl machinekin here.  Don't make me post it, Paes.

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The personalised pronoun thing is pretty much the final straw.  I don't know how the tumblrinas will top that.  People insisting their gender is bun or fae or royalty based seemed like the sort of thing that was originally thought up by an especially devious troll, but then was brainlessly adopted by legions of 14 year olds.

At least we can take some solace that, in 8-10 years, they're going to physically cringe when they think back to this point in their life.

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I think they probably went crazy after seeing this:


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4chan discovers tumblr, hilarity ensues


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That's exactly the kind of cheery thought I stayed up until 3am to hear.  Thanks, EoC.

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I've been sitting here getting pissed off about being talked around.

It occurs to me that this is symptom #2 of teh brain flukes.

Gonna fuck off until I know for sure, I think.

Sorry, I may not have been clear.  My previous to previous post was, in part, an explanation of why I wasn't around.

And, to be fair, it is almost 3am here.  I'm working tomorrow night, which means I have to finish this research tonight.

Teh struggle is real, comrades.

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It may well be.  I was looking into how eco-terrorism was underrepresented in academic literature, and found that, actually that wasn't the case (at least by the criteria I used).  However, I needed a control, which was ethno-terrorist groups, to compare results for.

And in doing that, I discovered that the vast majority of the groups I listed for my comparison data-set were also not in fact referenced in the academic literature.  Removing those without an explicit mention reduced attacks by one-third, and cut out 90% of the groups.

Meaning the most prolific and famous groups were getting all the attention.  Meaning most researchers are lazy gits, relying on media access, proximity and older pieces of research for their papers.  Meaning they're distorting the field, through undue focus on specific groups.  The world really does not need yet another sociological analysis on the working class composition of the Provisional IRA.  But I'll bet on getting another 10 before the decade is out, because venturing out into the field is scary and stuff.

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Well, I just got back from crunching my new data-set.

It didn't help.  Same conclusion, just more accurate.

On the plus side, I'm changing the focus of my research onto "why do researchers, with 20 bajillion attacks by 50 bajillion groups in the START database, still only talk about the IRA, ETA, PKK and Palestinian groups?  Is it because they are lazy fucks?  Maybe, maybe not, but it would be irresponsible not to speculate on why only THE SAME 14 GROUPS out of 202 with a similar ideology ever get any airtime."

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