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41) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1641315)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

The answer lays in the final comment.

Have actually been told "I can open the door for myself, thank you very much". Loaded down with shopping & a pram carrying a child...

...Was that courtesy or sexist?

I am always grateful for anyone who will hold a door for me as I will hold a door open for anyone who needs it, male or female.

The only time it has been strange was when in the US where I held the door for an elderly veteran and he started shouting about it.

I still haven't figured out if he was pleased or insulted, but it was obviously an unusual experience for him. That could be because in America people seem less likely to hold the door open for anyone at all compared to Canada or the UK.
42) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1641306)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
And the answer to that.

yeah..another group of people that don't actually understand what feminism is.

On one hand I suppose it is a mark of the success of feminism that these women are so oblivious of how much feminism has given them that they think they don't need it.

(also I notice that page is full of fake articles about the terrible things feminists have done. e.g. that story about the woman aborting a boy child)
43) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1641304)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Feminism is all good & well, but personally, I think they go too far. Just wondering what they would have said to me after 2 "incidents" several years ago.

I was travelling home after a busy day of 34 drops in London & stopped off at the Black Cat service station to refuel. As I was leaving, I spotted a woman walking out of the service area & attempting to hitch hike. Stopped in the layby, she told me where she wanted to go.

While chatting in the cab, I was gobsmacked, she lived in Orton Wistow, which at that time, was only minutes away from where I lived in Orton Brimbles. She was getting divorced & her husband in a fit of rage threw her out of his car at the Black Cat.

Several months earlier to that, was travelling to London to see family & another woman was hitchhiking. Gave her a lift & got told she lived in Manor House - family lived in Stamford Hill(both areas in North London, literally minutes away from each other).

How would they be seen today? Decency, chivalry or sexist?

I literally have no idea what this post has to do with feminism, unless its because you are outraged that a husband threw his wife out of the car in the middle of nowhere.
44) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1641303)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Men = feminism? As to your question, no, have given lifts to numerous (many of which were students trying to save money - Oh, & they had guts, you wouldn't see me hitchhiking in terrible weather).

No my point was more that something becomes sexist when you treat women differently from men BECAUSE they are women. So say you only give rides to hitchhiking women because they are women there might be an element of sexism at play there.

In other words, you saw no mention of giving lifts to males so assumed that only women were picked up - sexist assumptions at work?

Ask any hitchhiker and they'll tell you that women are more likely to get rides than men. If only because women are more likely to pick up female passengers than male passengers (for obvious safety reasons)
45) Message boards : News : Statement on Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence/Active SETI (Message 1641031)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Big thing about it in the news today. I did look to see if Eric was there....

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31442952
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I lost a bet....part II....the rest of the story. (Message 1640371)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Well all I can say is that I had been willing to put money in the pot I would have lost a lot of money by now.

Mark is doing fairly well at the moment with the occasional slip up.

I give him an "A" for effort, of course there is room for improvement.

So no $10 donation (Sorry seti) but he can have a smiley sticker instead.

47) Message boards : News : Statement on Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence/Active SETI (Message 1639570)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I, for one, am happy to hear that I am not the only one with reservations about METI/aSETI. Its good to know that I'm in great company with the likes of Dr. Werthimer, Dr. Korpela, and even Elon Musk!

And Remington P.S. Stone? Come on! That's your James Bond, evil Dr. Villain name! What's your real name? :-P Cool name sir.

Agreed. I was always a bit dubious about the Voyager being sent out with a map to our house in it...and the odds of anyone coming across that are small.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Berks R Us Report (Message 1639492)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
49) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1639007)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
... They perceive that the Libertarians are the gravest threat to the Established Corrupt Order of the Rs&Ds EVER, so they are doing everything they can (with the FULL cooperation of the Democrats) to discredit the Libertarians and make them objects of ridicule...

Libertarianism covers the whole left-right spectrum, from anarchism to Ayn-Randism. So you will need to be more specific.

I agree that Ayn Rand's ideas are dangerous, delusional and quite horrific. Anyone who subscribes to her ideas should be aware that she modelled her philosophy on her worship of psychopaths.

So if you come across a politician that thinks "Atlas Shrugged" is a good book and has merit, run away and do everything you can to ensure that they don't get into power.
50) Message boards : Politics : Political wobblies everywhere ... (Message 1638991)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
It just seems to me that there is so much unrest everywhere you look these days, and it is not confined to just one country either, the whole world seems uneasy. Almost as if we are all awaiting for armageddon. It would be nice if we had a charismatic world leader to pull us all together, but that is about as likely as the moon being made of green cheese.


Well, since you brought up Christian "End-Times" Prophecy, You seem to be wishing for the "Anti-Christ" here?

My thoughts exactly.

The world has always been an unstable, violent, ugly place. We just know more about it now and its actually gotten better.

The solution is more of the same. Shine a light on the people that do these things.
51) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The computer that crunches cloud data to heat your home (Message 1638792)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
The computer that crunches cloud data to heat your home

"Project Exergy is a domestic heater-cum-server that exploits the waste heat from cloud data processing – while handling your home computing needs too"
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1638739)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Siyah always pees on Lisa's bed grmpf, anyone knows why she does that?

[edit]Her litter box is clean.

It's marking her territory, claiming it as hers....
A kitty pheromone spray such as Feliway can help some cats get over the need to mark. Not guaranteed, but many claim it works.

Thx Mark, thought it would be something like that.

Also make sure she doesn't have a bladder infection. I had a cat that was doing that because she was holding on because it hurt to pee, then she would end up doing it on the bed. :( I hadn't even realised she had an infection.
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1638737)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Poor Uli. Tough week. :'(
54) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1638666)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Good for you...

...but who to vote for - that is the question! Saying that, the face on the right does look like a troll & a live one at that :-)

Says the millionaire who's never done a hard day's work in his life!

I'm going to have to think about it. Who are the radical left wingers running? I get a postal vote for the borough I last lived in.

There will also be an general election here in Canada this year, so I can vote in that one too. That's an easier choice for me to make. I will be voting NDP.

55) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1638622)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I've registered to vote.
56) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1638414)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Men get this from women too.

Maybe even on this forum ..... ;-)

Just doing my bit to move the scales the other way a tiny bit. I am just a drop in the ocean, yet boy do you notice it.

Well, when one sees a person swinging a rolling pin and bashing random posters it is hard to ignore. ;-)

Its never random. :)
57) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1638285)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Men get this from women too.

Maybe even on this forum ..... ;-)

Just doing my bit to move the scales the other way a tiny bit. I am just a drop in the ocean, yet boy do you notice it.
58) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1638284)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
..
Men get this from women too.

It was a question. Give me an example.
59) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1638236)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Shh, let me mansplain Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year to you

"Mansplaining is when a man explains something to a woman in a patronising way, assuming that only he can educate a woman he presumes ignorant but who may actually have more knowledge than him. "


hmmm..that's never happened on seti...ha ha ha...

Hey married men out there.

Has your wife ever explained something to you in a 'Patronizing' manner?

Has any man, out there, ever been called a "Stupid" man/male, by a women?

Disregarding if we deserved it -

Works both ways.

:) :) :)

Are your examples limited to interactions between husbands or wives? Or have you had to deal with women 'matronising' you where ever you go? For example, when you are driving, shopping for things, going to work, reading a book, pursuing a degree, working, taking a bus, walking down the street, posting on a forum, playing pool in pub? (yeah..the list goes on and on and on).

It doesn't go both ways. I can assure you that I don't ever feel the need to walk around in the world explaining to strange men I've never met before how to do basic everyday things. However, I have had on many occasions men feel that they can do that to me.

..but feel free to 'mansplain' to me what 'mansplaining' actually is.
60) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1638074)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Shh, let me mansplain Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year to you

"Mansplaining is when a man explains something to a woman in a patronising way, assuming that only he can educate a woman he presumes ignorant but who may actually have more knowledge than him. "


hmmm..that's never happened on seti...ha ha ha...


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