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by Enuja
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525543

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I, too, have strong feelings about clothes. Clothes are awesome. They serve many practical homeostatic purposes: insulation, sun protection, cooling, and protection from abrasion. They are also great for signalling group affiliation (geek, goth, business professional) and all kinds of individual cha...
by Enuja
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have been keeping my pits hairy for, ummm, I really don't know how long now. I do know it was hard for me to stop shaving them, because in the shower it was such a habit that, long after I didn't want to shave them, I still shaved them fairly regularly. But once I stopped having a razor in my hand...
by Enuja
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212340

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Crochet is good for amigurumi and that is it. Knitting creates a superior, more even and visually appealing fabric and is therefore more suitable for basically every single application outside of making stuffies. Unless you count doilies as an application. Or tea cozies. Or coasters. Or lace. Or ed...
by Enuja
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472378

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I think that gender non-conforming can apply to specific behaviors and appearances (can be an adjective modifying many nouns that are not people), while gender variant is more exclusively an identity. Gender non-conforming is also an identity, but it is much more than an identity and more than a des...
by Enuja
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I am so sorry to hear all of that. My sympathies are with you, the sadness you feel, and the terrible situation you just experienced. You have all my wishes for recovery now and strength and happiness later.
by Enuja
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525543

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Banks aren't usually instant. Even if you deposit the check the same day, it might not be posted that day. And you should certainly be able to mail your check to your bank, which takes a few days. If a business cuts a check, they need to make sure the money to cover that check is in that account, un...
by Enuja
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453067

Re: Questions For The World

I live about 1,000 miles from my Mom, and about 1,200 miles from my Dad. They live a little over 200 miles from each other. Their close but no cigar locations make it kinda awkward to visit them. My visiting frequency is erratic, from as often as once a year to as rarely as once every four years. I ...
by Enuja
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I saw a link on facebook to a new, gender-neurtral menstruation app. Since people have been talking about menstruation apps, here's the announcement and the website.
by Enuja
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How do you drive?
Replies: 49
Views: 12056

Re: Survey: How do you drive?

1) Summarize your driving habits/philosophy: Driving is fun, but internal combustion engines as one person transit machines are terribly wasteful, so I neither own a car nor drive regularly. I do sometimes rent cars. A fair amount of my driving is city driving, so I keep a very careful eye out for ...
by Enuja
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 43091

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

By and large, I think what most people mean when they talk about gender is mostly hogwash, because its predicated on definitions that are almost entirely social constructs. So there is really little point in talking about what gender people "feel" they are. What does that even mean? Mostl...
by Enuja
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3525543

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I just love how we use the French name for the animal on the dinner plate, but the Anglo-Saxon name when it's in the field. I read recently that that's not actually true, but I can't for the life of my remember in what source. It had to have been either Steven Pinker's The Stuff of Thought or Hugh ...
by Enuja
Wed May 15, 2013 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to my old Facebook messages?
Replies: 2
Views: 10248

Re: What happened to my old Facebook messages?

On the "messages"page, there is a "More" menu (right side of the left column). Click on that, choose "Archived."
by Enuja
Mon May 13, 2013 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

Some of sociotard's premise is incorrect, as lots of people in this thread have shown. I think a more accurate/interesting/useful way to phrase the question would be "Why would a species exist that is vulnerable to new predators?" in large part because New Zealand did have predators. It wa...
by Enuja
Mon May 13, 2013 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

I was just trying to stick to our example, since New Zealand does have /has had non-land predators. I wasn't trying to make a theoretical distinction between land and non-land predators. So you asking me why I was making a distinction I wasn't trying to make (and wasn't aware anyone was trying to ma...
by Enuja
Sun May 12, 2013 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

I'm not at all suggesting that I'm disinterested in human caused extinction events via introduction of invasive species. I'm asking if there are examples of extinction events caused by non-human mediated introductions of ground predators to island populations that previously didn't have them, I don...
by Enuja
Sun May 12, 2013 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

I think we're talking about extinctions on islands caused by the introduction of predators. I've never been particularly interested in paleontology, and I'm also quite cautious about the sampling issues with paleontology. I'm more interested in the natural experiments for which we have lots of data....
by Enuja
Sun May 12, 2013 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. The chapter I linked talks about extinctions on islands, associated with humans and introductions of other non-native predators by humans, but do you mean predator-caused extinctions previous to humans arriving on islands? Humans have arrived on islands t...
by Enuja
Sun May 12, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

Izawwwlgood, the species area curve suggests that it doesn't matter how much time you've got: because species become extinct, immigration is limited, and speciation is slow, the equilibrium total number of species is small. You're right that birds and insects colonize islands much better than mammal...
by Enuja
Sun May 12, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

Here is an online book chapter (I found it by searching for "predators oceanic islands evolution," for which it was the second result, but I actually know the author: he's an evolutionary biology professor at UCI, and knows both teaching and evolution quite well) about islands, that provi...
by Enuja
Thu May 09, 2013 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

What qetzal said.

Also, as evolution is not directed by any external power or intelligence or plan, there is nothing to "see" an "empty niche." In order to fill an empty niche, an organism essentially has to wonder into it, due to proximity and random mutation.
by Enuja
Thu May 09, 2013 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9716

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

Evolution is not a "drive" to do anything. Evolution is the change of populations of living organisms over time. One (big, important, awesome, interesting) mechanism of evolution is natural selection, the enrichment of traits that increase the survival of the organism (in that particularly...
by Enuja
Wed May 01, 2013 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What burglar alarm to choose?
Replies: 18
Views: 8093

Re: What burglar alarm to choose?

Why are you worried about the cat and burglary? In my experience, cats have a tendency to hide when strange things happen, and someone picking the lock is certainly a strange thing happening. My mother got burglarized (I don't recall the method of entry, but she lives in the US, so it doesn't sound ...
by Enuja
Wed May 01, 2013 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Family and Friends: Dealing with conspiracy theorists
Replies: 50
Views: 33918

Re: Family and Friends: Dealing with conspiracy theorists

I do think it makes sense to try to figure out if your brother is suffering from pathological paranoia, or if he's just an "ordinary" person who has gotten into conspiracy theories. I don't have a lot of advice about the mental health angle, but other people here do, so you should probably...
by Enuja
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Sungura, hopefully some people here will find you a good bra shop near you, or you'll find one with googling (given that you know your exact location), but I want to suggest the possibility of having one custom made. When I google "custom bra alabama" I get, among other things, the phone n...
by Enuja
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

It's not so much about "virginity" as about how physically and mentally comfortable it is for you to put fingers, and other things, in your vagina. That said, a lot of virgins do worry about how the cup will work, some of them have difficulty using it at first, and learning to use it takes...
by Enuja
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

In my experience, how much menstrual flow is in the cup doesn't effect where it sits or how easy it is to get out. Both where I put my cup and what muscles I contract determine where my cup sits: when I bear down to defecate, my cup peeks out, usually by at least a half inch! And then it moves right...
by Enuja
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

One cup for all the bleeding! That's the idea, and the fantastic part of it: you don't have to carry anything extra with you, and you don't have to throw anything out. You simply empty out the cup (rinse it if you're at home and feeling fastidious), and put it back in! I have had just the one cup fo...
by Enuja
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Usually, use a restroom stall. Sometimes, if I'm hiking, dig a hole in the dirt and empty it out in there. Here's what I wrote four years ago about using public restrooms: It's really not hard to use in public, since public restrooms have stalls. Just wash your hands as you come into the restroom, g...
by Enuja
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I bought mine on gladrags.com, along with cloth pads, at a time when they had a smaller selection of cups. I have seen cups in person at Whole Foods, but I think that's it. You should probably choose where you want to buy them from, then see what the selection is, and look up those cups on the livej...
by Enuja
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Note on vaginas and volcanoes: Oh dear. When is the word filter on this awesome part of my body that I like very much going to go away? This thread is how I heard about menstrual cups, I currently adore mine, and never, ever, want to go back. That said, menstrual cups do have a steep learning curve,...
by Enuja
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

OB tampons are also without applicators, but you should be able to use them without mess. You push the tampon in with your finger, so the tampon is always in front of your finger. They have a string, so you just pull the tampon out, which is exactly like tampons with applicators. I do not know if OB...
by Enuja
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] wyfman needle-pulled thing - All Things wyfm

My mother had a hysterectomy right about the age when she was expecting menopause, but that's not my experience, and it's not super relevant. But I know you will be able to find a doctor to give you a hysterectomy. Good luck on it being a swift and pleasant experience. And I'm not particularly hopef...
by Enuja
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Oh, Sungura, I'm so sorry to hear that! Hopefully, as your body gives you less pain and misery (yeah for an OBGYN taking you seriously and working with you!), you'll be able to enjoy it more. I know what is bothering you right now is not what you're being treated for, but I can't help but think that...
by Enuja
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Taking on sidelines?
Replies: 6
Views: 3859

Re: Taking on sidelines?

I think you should definitely rebuild the doors. It sounds like you're happy with the amount of money it will give you for the amount of time you expect it to take, and that you do need a job over the summer while you look for a longer term job with your degree. I suspect that industry employers lik...
by Enuja
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Couch surfing
Replies: 52
Views: 11245

Re: Couch surfing

My personal position on traveling is it's expensive, and can certainly be done on the cheap, but if you can't rub together enough money to do anything more than basically rely on the kindness of locals, you should consider traveling somewhere that's cheaper to get to, so you have some funds to enjo...
by Enuja
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Couch surfing
Replies: 52
Views: 11245

Re: Couch surfing

Carlington, that is a crazy awesome post! I want to like it, or share it, or upvote it, or whatever! I personally feel if you're able to afford a plane ticket to get somewhere exotic, and have the resources to secure food and party, you can do the research to find yourself a roof. I may have "i...
by Enuja
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Couch surfing
Replies: 52
Views: 11245

Re: Couch surfing

I would like to host and surf, but I have not yet done either. I also haven't traveled at all lately, because I don't have the money. My has-only-slighlty-more money ex husband spent two summers in Europe, because he lived on the trains and by illegally stealth camping. I had no interest in joining ...
by Enuja
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1472378

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm pretty sure it was in this thread that people talked about non-gendered Facebook options. I just saw a link on Facebook that confirms that you can't choose not to have a gender on Facebook anymore, with a link to a script so that you can! I don't know the person who wrote the blog post, nor the ...
by Enuja
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3480155

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I hate how your body is so evil to you! And, yes, it's possible that this could be "whacked out senses," but it seems wildly more like it's a whacked out uterus. And, yes, you can die from disordered bleeding. It's true you can't die from your stomach growing, but you can ...
by Enuja
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 453067

Re: Questions For The World

I work part time as a phone person at a pizza place, and, in confirming that the person on the phone is the one we've got on our records from their phone number, I mispronounce a whole lot of last names. But I don't worry about it: I apologize when I get an awkward silence, a negative reaction, or I...

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