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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy on: February 27, 2015, 01:10:16 pm
A great man on many levels, trying to tell my 4 year old why I'm crying.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite French Revolutionaries? on: February 24, 2015, 12:35:25 pm
Pauline Léon.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Joe Republic Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: February 20, 2015, 12:12:05 am
Best answer I've seen to the raving Benghazi nuts yet.

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Hillary can compensate by making Bill "disappear", just like she did to Vince Foster and Benghazi.

While I agree she did that with Foster... where is proof on Benghazi?


Here is a map of Libya now



Notice anything missing?



Why do you think Hillary is responsible for Vince Fosters death
Everyone knows Hillary murdered Vince in a coke fueled rage, DUH.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How Do You Politically Compare To Your School/Workplace? on: February 20, 2015, 12:10:38 am
My workplace is 100% in agreement with me in all things.  :/

So you work alone?
HausFrau.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How Do You Politically Compare To Your School/Workplace? on: February 19, 2015, 02:06:24 pm
My workplace is 100% in agreement with me in all things.  :/
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! Doctor refuses to care for lesbian couple's 6-day-old baby on: February 19, 2015, 12:25:26 pm
Disgusting, but not surprising.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you bought anything at a Radioshack within a year? on: February 19, 2015, 12:19:35 am
Yes.
8  General Discussion / History / Re: Which U.S. cabinet secretary, from any period, do you most admire? on: February 18, 2015, 02:38:25 pm
Alberto Gonzales.
9  General Discussion / History / Re: What US election was the first you consider democratic? on: February 18, 2015, 02:35:03 pm
NOTA, until the electoral college is abolished.
Jackson, Tilden, Cleveland and Gore would like a word.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is feminism the solution to what MRAs often complain about? on: February 18, 2015, 01:46:31 pm
First off, I do think that our perspectives as a generally privileged cis-male filled forum probably aren't the same as those of women who undergo discrimination and sexism. That being said, a lot of people misconstrue feminism's intent. True feminism means gender equality. Don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch. I do know a few so called feminists that are extremists who tilt towards misandry as opposed to equality. Thus, I don't see them as furthering the goals of feminism at all. Gender equality creates a breakdown of harmful traditional roles and stereotypes, which clearly benefits men. True gender equality creates an environment where men and women have equal value under the law. Once again, this helps both sexes. I don't call myself a feminist for the fear of being seen as trying to make the movement about men because I bring up how equality helps men as well. I call myself an egalitarian who supports the root goals of feminism.

Fine post until the bold, which I want to respond to. You ARE a feminist, but you undermine its image and credibility when you call yourself an "egalitarian who supports the root goals of feminism." Bringing up male benefits does not make the movement about men; the movement has been and will continue to be largely about women simply because they are the ones who suffer from the imbalanced social structures in place today.

A forum with very few women is predictably awful when it comes to this topic.

This. Very much this. That we have posts saying anything but yes is incredibly disturbing.

This forum has incredibly warped and misguided perceptions on what the central tenants of feminism actually are. The reasonable issues that MRAs complain about are covered by feminism.

Not all of them, many certainly (thanks to crossover support or parallels [objectification is an excellent example of a parallel]), but definitely not all of them. And nor can it be that way. To expect that would be to expect MRA's to have all the solutions to issues women face (appallingly, one can find a lot of those egomaniacal ones that actually think they do :p), to expect one minority to speak for all minorities, when in fact there are clashes at times.

And even if they did, as any human rights activist can tell you, in a case like this, the main responsibility to get the issues voiced need to lay on the disadvantaged group to lead (in this case men), who gain allies along the way (women and feminists).

Men are the one's being disadvantaged in the status quo? Roll Eyes Even if we take the most favorable take on arguments MRAs like to focus on (ex. divorce, child custody), we still have to weigh those harms against those women endure. Writ large, women are far more worse off on both quantity and quality of problems; men are not the disadvantaged group in the slightest.

Men who are focused on fixing negative male gender roles that go under the MRA movement end up undermining the very cause they are fighting for, because the MRA movement is 1. attempting to shift the narrative that men are somehow victims on balance (which too many fedora types on this forum latch onto) and 2. the movement contains many individuals who want to reaffirm (whether intentionally or not) the patriarchy, which alienates feminists from solving these issues longterm. Integrating into the broader feminist movement is the only correct choice, for the simple reason alone that feminism is literally fighting for the same thing.

The real issues that hurt men are unjust laws in regard to divorce, child custody, and child support, as well as a disturbing trend towards ostracizing and punishing people based on the mere accusation of rape, no matter how baseless or problematic the accuser's story is. Feminists support and push all of these things, so no feminism isn't any kind of solution.

You clearly do not know what feminism actually is. I'll warn you here deus, based on your posts in this area (re. rape/women), it is best for you to not take another step down this road, lest you be willing to be flayed alive by the greater forum community. Please do some reading on the subject.
Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which song would you prefer as the national anthem of Scotland on: February 15, 2015, 08:46:38 pm
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are your plans for Valentine's Day? on: February 13, 2015, 03:20:02 pm
Chocolate and sex.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Bruce Rauner Declares War on State Unions Through Executive Order on: February 12, 2015, 03:53:05 pm
But..but..moderate.
LOL.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: From which states have you driven vehicles? on: February 12, 2015, 03:51:30 pm
NY
NJ
TX
WA
WI
IL
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which politician do you personally hate and like the most? on: February 09, 2015, 01:16:38 pm
Hate: Scott Walker
Like: Hilldawg
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Brian Williams is a big fat liar MEGATHREAD on: February 06, 2015, 03:36:03 pm
He still has more integrity than ANYONE on Fox news.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Beer, wine, or whiskey? on: February 06, 2015, 03:34:48 pm
Single malt scotch.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: When do you plan on endorsing Hillary Clinton for President? on: February 05, 2015, 12:08:39 am
8 years ago.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your top of the ballot W/L record on: February 04, 2015, 03:05:56 pm
Presidential: 2-4
Gov: 3-3

You voted for Bush twice for President and 3 times for Governor?  Niceeeeeeeeeeee.
Remember a guy named Clinton in '92 and '96?
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your top of the ballot W/L record on: February 04, 2015, 01:35:02 pm
Ya, i still have nightmares...
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Republicans pick a women as VP on: February 04, 2015, 01:31:37 pm
Yes. Ayotte, Blackburn, Martinez, Haley, McMorris Rodgers would be good choices. Blackburn would be the safest female VP choice. She won't embarrass the ticket.

Out of all the women you listed, you single out Blackburn as the one who won't embarrass the ticket?

Blackburn will stick to the GOP line. She won't say something out of turn.
So the perfect female Republican VP candidate is one that shuts up and does what she's told, how progressive.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the pro-Clinton left on: February 04, 2015, 01:01:09 pm
Impossible to get dumber than these people.
Kiss my ass.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Republicans pick a women as VP on: February 04, 2015, 12:52:11 pm
Joni Ernst obviously.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Scott Walker appeal to black voters? on: February 04, 2015, 12:50:08 pm
lol no.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your top of the ballot W/L record on: January 29, 2015, 02:24:13 pm
Yup, third one is Bush in '94.
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