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by Number Eight
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay: Full of hate or just another swear?
Replies: 163
Views: 21156

Re: Gay: Full of hate or just another swear?

Just for the record, " schwul " in German is the most currently used adjective for male homosexuality (noun: der Schwule). It is also very widely used as a slur, with the same problems arising as in the US, as far as I can tell. " Schwuchtel "((grammatical)gender: female), althou...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8288

Re: Anti-Racism

You seem to be fond of the formula Prejudice + Privilege = Racism. Well, let me propose another formula: Prejudice + Numerical Majority = Privilege. Well, let me reject it with the simple example of gender based discrimination. Sexism. You're never going to eliminate racial prejudice or racial priv...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8288

Re: Anti-Racism

People are routinely hassled, attacked, beaten and etc. purely because of their skin color, and we get it from both sides just for being together. They might not have the law on their side if they decide to go out and "make the world a better place", but it'll sure as hell matter to those...
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

*holds hands* Its 8:15 here, too bad I can't just send you one over - (I can't count how many morning after pills and pregnancy tests have brightened my life...) I guess you don't have any pharmacies with night service or some such thing? If not - this may sound stupid, but 12 hours won't change any...
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

podbaydoor, give me the dress! the first one! pleeeaaaase ... (they're all perfect on you, but I guess I don't have to tell you, since you can see it in the mirror anytime) okay, I have to fly to Bejing? Will you tell me where they sell it when I go tomorrow? (needless to say, also, that they should...
by Number Eight
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8288

Re: Anti-Racism

We are living in a racist society. (I think we all agree on this?) Racist, after the UN definition of racial discimination : the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which ...
by Number Eight
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Mine's always been considerably longer and extremely irreglular, between sometimes 4, usually 6-8 weeks. Without hormonal contraception, evidently.
by Number Eight
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 246399

Re: High and low point of your day

Low: getting an incredibly disgusting, hurtful e-mail
High: getting an incredibly disgusting, hurtful e-mail I've been made to wait for for over 6 months.
by Number Eight
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anti-Racism
Replies: 137
Views: 8288

Re: Anti-Racism

To borrow a term from the feminists, it's benevolent racism. It's still making two people unequal merely on the basis of skin color, and though it has a positive goal, I'm rather Picard-like in my insistence that the ends never justify the means. If you borrow, then borrow correctly. In the feminis...
by Number Eight
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302547

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Welcome, Ginger! :D [But at the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if a 31 year-old white male didn't manage to keep his views out of ignorance as well: the patriarchy doesn't push for the majority group to reconsider its ideas on oppression. Only that it's much, much, much less probably so, and it ...
by Number Eight
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302547

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Oh, and, as for a potential new relationship: I know it's *way* easier said than done, but personally I can't see myself even particularly attracted to someone anti-feminist in the least. Even non-feminist (as in, apathetic rather than against it) would be problematic, I think, because it's somethi...
by Number Eight
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302547

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Same for me. There's always these people who aren't too disillusioned already, or like you enough, who go and explain the stuff to you patiently, and once you get it, you start talking to others, but at the same time, there's 100 new ones who start at the same point you did, or worse ... What Belial...
by Number Eight
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302547

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Oh, easy: You do a cost-benefit analysis before you try convincing. :P

We owe her lots, apparently, and you do make a very fine penitent :)
(I don't know how people put up with me before, either.)
by Number Eight
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302547

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

I'm lucky, my SO was convinced of feminism before we even got together, it really interests him, too (we sort of grew into it together); so there's this one person I can always rely on not only to listen (when he's not bringing up the subject by himself), but to fight it out with others as well. The...
by Number Eight
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986414

Re: Postify your facerity

awwe its not that I really have a problem with it, but more that there is no adequate response... You can always start a Cute War. It's the same as a Thank You War (-thank you for helping! -well, thanks for asking! - *smile* thanks for being there ! - *bigger smile* thanks for being born!! ...), on...
by Number Eight
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986414

Re: Postify your facerity

sorry ... so tempting ... bad wookie.
Number Eight wrote:YOUAND YOUR GIRLFRIEND HAVE THE SAME HAIR, THAT'S SO CUTE!

fix'd! won't do again!
by Number Eight
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2986414

Re: Postify your facerity

*tries to hold back*
...

YOU AND YOUR GIRLFRIEND HAVE THE SAME HAIR, THAT'S SO CUTE!
:D
by Number Eight
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1400527

Re: Boy Thread: It's a Boy Thread! ... Sort of

I thank you. *ponders for a long time* I have now a further question on our existence. I have been taught that the Essential Beings which are those five, are surrounded by The Alien, The Nazi, The Cowboy, The Dinosaur, The Knight and The Mutant, which are the Lesser Entities, although the whole of t...
by Number Eight
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1718264

Re: Today I Learned

by Number Eight
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1400527

Re: Boy Thread: It's a Boy Thread! ... Sort of

*waves white flag* Greetings. I come to you with a question which, it seems, has only ever been faced here. I have followed, and esteemed, the wise elaboration of SecondTalon who illuminates the powers of The Ninja and The Pirate. Now I, in my hitherto existence, have been taught that the Essential ...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

So, all this nipple hype, and taping them (because while sometimes they don't show even without a bra, sometimes they'll show right through it, and a shirt, and 3 sweaters, and a coat, and a car window) and whatnot. Who wants to make a forum game out of this? I mean, where every poster adds one mor...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

... nipples!! I've got to start this habit of staring at men's nipples whenever they show (won't, really. Still-) So, all this nipple hype, and taping them (because while sometimes they don't show even without a bra, sometimes they'll show right through it, and a shirt, and 3 sweaters, and a coat, a...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

For the different-sized breasts: Mine had that, too. I never noticed when that changed, but they're both the same size now. - What I wanted to say is that this is fairly frequent and I guess some well assorted shop might well be able to give good advice. Have any of you been haunted by the pencil te...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2780259

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

you don't sound creepy.
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435361

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

DJorgensen wrote:
Number Eight wrote:
Spoiler:
Madame Souza et les Triplettes de Belleville.jpg

I've had this one for over a month now. From Les Triplettes de Belleville.

Yay! I loved that movie~

<3
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?
Replies: 27
Views: 2755

Re: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?

Well, for one, not being healthy will impair your thinking, too, when you're really suffering at the very latest (and I'm leaving out the huge grey zone of mental illness). And then there's the difference between freedom of mind and of body. To keep me from exploring distant countries, I don't need ...
by Number Eight
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I had this problem with bras that didn't really fit and were constantly uncomfortable, and I began buying them in specialized shops, where they have a huge choice and take all the time you need for helping you. I thought I couldn't really afford it at first, but they stayed in one piece years longer...
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 435361

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Spoiler:
Madame Souza et les Triplettes de Belleville.jpg
Madame Souza et les Triplettes de Belleville.jpg (107.32 KiB) Viewed 3009 times


I've had this one for over a month now. From Les Triplettes de Belleville.
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Also, anyone have suggestions for indulging the impulse to hit things really hard without doing too much property (or human) damage? ...except this, you mean? on a completely unrelated note, I had this friend whose habit it was to buy stacks of cheap dishes at flea markets and the like. Whenever it...
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?
Replies: 27
Views: 2755

Re: Would you rather be happy and healthy, or free?

I get increasingly lazy, but still, I already wrote that down here.
Still, I guess it's rather idealistic, as with all these dreams of freedom, and realistically, I probably go for security a lot out of pure laziness.

... What happens to the question if we need freedom to be happy?
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2780259

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

The only thing I can say is that people are lazy, and don't care thatmuch. They won't go too far out of there way to make you feel good if it's not true. oh nonono no, I can carry this to perfection by long practice: they care indeed very much, and because of that they say you're beautiful so you w...
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302547

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

For the record, whoever's interested in reading de Beauvoir, a post of mine which got slightly out of hand in the 5% more blue liquid thread.
by Number Eight
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I'd also recommend The Second Sex , by Simone de Beauvoir, on feminist existentialism. Existentialist feminism. Whatever. ...Though she didn't consider herself a feminist at the time, only later, so: Because it deals with the existentialist theoretical concepts and applies them to women's role in so...
by Number Eight
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Well, but if, before posting, you read the first post of this , The title of this thread does *not* mean we don't want guys here. It was just a cutesy title. The purpose of this thread is to create an atmosphere where girls can discuss whatever they want, freely, without worrying about disturbing bo...
by Number Eight
Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Well, I for my part don't want to be part of a "women" entity at all, positively, negatively or just "different". I hate shopping (most of the time), and all I can say about shoes is that finding some has become less of a pain in the ass these years. Stereotypes are stupid. You'r...
by Number Eight
Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: It looks like... a nuclear bomb!
Replies: 424
Views: 32875

Re: It looks like... a nuclear bomb!

useful in all those situations when you need to pass off as a foreigner.

to be able to fly for 1cm, in a height of 1cm.

(didn't read the whole thread. Ban me in some ban thread if this isn't new)
by Number Eight
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2780259

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

@Jessica: I watch movies/TV (and read books...) over and over again. For example, I watched chasing amy again this morning, and watched some undergrads the other day. 1) I like to consume media that I've consumed before. It makes me feels good (or, more specifically, I know the emotional effect it'l...
by Number Eight
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should drugs be tested on criminals?
Replies: 83
Views: 8989

Re: Should drugs be tested on criminals?

ouch. This one could easily become be the fastest occurrence of Godwin's law ever. Pretty hard to beat the first post in a thread . ~CM EDIT: I vehemently disagree with Felstaff and The Great Hippo with regards to "voluntary" medical tests within a prison. Such opportunities are inherently...
by Number Eight
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Slurs
Replies: 391
Views: 39889

Re: Slurs

I'm sorry if this is off topic, but what about slurs used in a historical/intellectual discussion. Like in this thread, nobody's going to get mad when someone uses the word "nigger" because they're using it to either discuss the word itself or discuss its uses. The reason I bring this up ...
by Number Eight
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3436653

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

Quixotess: That was a nice link about PMS. I was never told about PMS when I was really young, and seriously only heard about it in my twenties. I was never very patient, and always had bad moods as well as good ones, but this is how I am, and sort of a family tradition we have, and not only a femal...

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