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1) Message boards : Politics : Je suis Varoufakis :) (Message 1698879)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Hev
Can I join in? It has been a wonderful day today. Congratulations also to Greece for having the guts to fight back.

Nice link with Allende

Victor Jara-Venceremos
2) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1690951)
Posted 13 Jun 2015 by Profile Hev
So what actually does make someone black? What made this woman think she was black of feel that she wanted so badly to be black?

Self identification? I mean, its not uncommon for white people to act like they are black, although in most cases it ends up in them just appropriating black culture (almost every white rapper/hip hop star ever). That said, it could be that someone sincerely feels a close association to black culture, to the point they adopt it as their primary identity. If we take a look at history, there have been cases of for example British soldiers (in the days of the British empire) who went 'native' and became almost indistinguishable from actual native people. I don't think thats racist though.

Also, a lot of black people go 'white' as well. Except no one finds that in any way remarkable because our culture pretends that white is the norm and people conforming to that norm aren't really noticed.


Here is a bit more background to the story which could show that Rachel felt a close association to black culture.

Article which includes photograph of Rachel with her black husband and her adopted black siblings
3) Message boards : Politics : What is Black Privilege? (Message 1690670)
Posted 13 Jun 2015 by Profile Hev
This Poet's Powerful Explanation Of 'Black Privilege' Will Give You Chills - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/11/black-privilege-poem-crystal-valentine_n_7564476.html

It made me weep, thank you Cliff.
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1689936)
Posted 10 Jun 2015 by Profile Hev
In the mean time a hairy subject:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/chinese-feminists-fight-body-hair-freedom-n373096

Dear goddess, are we still having to fight this fight?
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1684830)
Posted 27 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Hostile sexism 0.00
Benevolent sexism 0.00

I beat Bernie!
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1684479)
Posted 26 May 2015 by Profile Hev
You are still telling women what they should and shouldn't do, that is sexist.

Patronising maybe, sexist no.


An interesting paper on differentiating hostile and benevolent sexism:

"In common discourse, paternalism and sexism is often used synonymously..."

Benevolent Sexism
7) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1684063)
Posted 25 May 2015 by Profile Hev
For the past few months there have been some interesting & serious questions asked on this board.

They remain unanswered, instead just as this thread has shown by the last dozen or so posts, they get by-passed. However, I'm going to ask this one again - I'll take odds it never gets answered!

I think women should be allowed to do as they damm well please

Fair point, but at what cost?


Sirius, I made several attempts to answer your post about the story of the family, but it was so complicated I gave up. My first concern was about your safety and I couldn't connect this to women doing as they pleased.

I see now that Es has clarified her statement.
8) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683631)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile Hev
If it's any consolation, as a white person (which makes me privileged) I have to constantly monitor my internalised racism and choose my words and actions very carefully.

I think this is a useful link, I found it interesting.

what to do if someone calls you sexist
9) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683607)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Why we have thin skins and chips on our shoulders:

Microagressions are brief everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to people...because they belong to a minority group...Microaggressions are often unconsciously delivered in the form of subtle snubs or dismissive looks, gestures and tones...
10) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1683515)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile Hev
I hate fake boobs. I don't understand if this is really a thing men supposedly like as nearly everyone I talk to doesn't like them either. Women should stop doing this and most other cosmetic surgery immediately!

Right, so the guys you talk to don't like boob jobs so women should be stop having cosmetic surgery in order to stop offending your male sense of taste? I hope you realize how incredibly sexist that is.


What!?!? I say that women shouldn't go through with cosmetic surgery because I think they should be happy with the bodies they have and you tell me it is sexist? And further you assert that their doing this offends my male sense of taste? It couldn't possibly be about me wanting people to feel good about themselves naturally?

Its been noted that cosmetic surgery can have a very positive effect on a person's sense of self worth.


Their self worth shouldn't come from their breast size. But obviously since you've felt the need to broadly defend cosmetic surgery against a boob job comment, I do understand that there are times where cosmetic surgery can help during certain situations such as after a terrible car accident. I would hope that in context with a boob job comment, you would understand that I am only referring to unnecessary cosmetic surgery like buttocks injections and lip injections just for the sake of altering one's appearance to best fit some notion of beauty.


You are still telling women what they should and shouldn't do, that is sexist.
11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1681601)
Posted 20 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Now I understand why Germaine left Australia, your loss, our gain.

Hahahahahaha........

You can keep her, her bad attitude, bad behavior, bad morals and those huge chips on her shoulders.

Oh wait, that describes some around here too. :-O

Cheers.


Yourself?
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1681579)
Posted 19 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Now I understand why Germaine left Australia, your loss, our gain.
13) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1681535)
Posted 19 May 2015 by Profile Hev
So tell me, who doesn't like Germaine Greer besides you, Wiggo and Chris S, all males I believe?

I can imagine that the transgender community is not her biggest fan, unless she has changed her opinion on transgenders in the meantime.


She may have done or be doing, I don't know. I do know now, that the majority of feminist organising is trans-inclusionary. I have been following the debates for some time and as you probably know they are still ongoing.
14) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1681336)
Posted 19 May 2015 by Profile Hev
The 60's in Sydney were certainly very entertaining with the cat fights on the streets.

These days she only pays us very short occasional visits because a lot of women here still feel the same way about her now as they did back then and she always seems to get caught out lying on those visits by those she claims to be helping.


Ess Germaine Greer is not liked more here because as Wiggo says she got caught out lieing . She's a con artist . Shore people don't like her for the woman lib skit but even more dislike her because of things she's been caught out doing over here .


Really? Australia:Proud of Germaine Greer, a brave and passionate advocate for liberty, especially women's

I am a second wave feminist. I read The Female Eunuch in 1970 and I am grateful that the book was written as were many of my female friends, because there wasn't much feminist literature around at that time.

So tell me, who doesn't like Germaine Greer besides you, Wiggo and Chris S, all males I believe?
15) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1679764)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile Hev
From the Guardian newspaper:

"Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture"

Sex equality can explain the unique social structure of hunter-gatherer bands
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1677731)
Posted 10 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Really, you honestly think that? Remember the UK Summer riots of 2011? The only time that uniforms work is in a police state or a military based government. At present we apparently have crowds demonstrating outside Downing Street In London. So you are expecting 2/3 of them to just go home because a copper tells them to? As for lab coats, are we talking the medical profession here? If we are it is usually sensible to follow your doctor's advice.

I suggest you look up the Milgram experiment.


There is now some debate about the validity of Milgram's experiment.

Did Stanley Milgram's Famous Obedience Experiments Prove Anything?
17) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1677323)
Posted 9 May 2015 by Profile Hev
24 hours later...

More to come?


I would think so, this is only the beginning.
18) Message boards : Politics : What makes someone a M.C.P (Message 1676790)
Posted 9 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Clyde, I'm curious. I've just had a look at your profile and your writing is very clear and comprehensible. I don't understand why you have such a different style when talking to any of us in this forum.

Do you know why?
19) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1675356)
Posted 8 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Interesting analysis from the NY Times

Did Conservatives Gain from a Leftward Drift?
20) Message boards : Politics : We have the results ..... (Message 1674203)
Posted 5 May 2015 by Profile Hev
Not only is Russell Brand in favour of voting for Labour but so is Stephen Hawking.

Russell Brand urges support for Labour

Bit hypocritical of him isn't it? After it's not that long past where he urged people not to vote!

So which is it?

Especially since we're now a fortnight past the registration deadline.

Not sure Hev realised that :-)

The problems with people like Brand is that they don't realise they are much worse than any corrupt politician. With todays youth having their heads stuck in social media & idolising celebrities, many will listen to them rather than politicians.

As for communications from the "other" parties, not 5 minutes ago, received 2 flimsy leaflets - UKIP & Labour - still nothing from the blues...

...well as the "Blues" won the premier league on Sunday, let's hope that all the blues win this month :-)

I am well aware of the registration deadline as I am registered to vote as well.
As for your sneering at young people in general:
so yes. some of them will be listening to Russell Brand


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