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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why won't I use the term dudebro - its stupid. It doesn't sound insulting to those who are on the receiving end now. Social constructs the insult and this dudebro doesn't jump at me as something that will catch on.

Now, do I think that some sort of insulting word would be useful? Yeah, I kinda do. Would it be good? Um... no, not really. But maybe we don't have to be good to get to equality. It would look nicer but maybe history will whitewash any insult that is more eloquent than misogyny.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mostly 'dudebro' gets used as a collective term around here anyways

I can't think of any particular instance when anybody's been called a dudebro

except maybe once in real life, but that was by people unfamiliar with Sinfest and the connotations it gives the word and they were throwing around all those annoying words like "broski" and "broseph" etc
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the term shithead myself. But that's just me.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So any thoughts on this:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/post-operative-transgender-female-fighter-fallon-fox-license-031016168--mma.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news, the Arkansas legislative body plans to control women's bodies:

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Arkansas now has the nation's most restrictive abortion law a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes before it takes effect this summer.

Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Legislature defied Gov. Mike Beebe, overriding the Democrat's veto. The House voted 56-33 on Wednesday to override Beebe's veto, a day after the Senate voted to do the same. The votes come less than a week after the Legislature overrode a veto of a separate bill banning most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy. That bill took effect immediately after the final override vote, whereas the 12-week ban won't take effect until this summer.

Abortion rights proponents have said they'll sue to block the 12-week ban from taking effect. Beebe warned lawmakers that both measures would end up wasting taxpayers' money with the

The measures' supporters, who expected court challenges, were undaunted. "Not the governor, nor anyone else other than the courts, can determine if something is constitutional or unconstitutional," Rep. Bruce Westerman, a Republican from Hot Springs, said in urging his colleagues to override Beebe. Bill sponsor Sen. Jason Rapert, a Republican from Conway, watched the vote from the House gallery and said a number of law firms have offered to help the state defend the laws in court, if it comes to that.

"I'm just grateful that this body has continued to stand up for the bills that have passed. The eyes of the entire nation were on the Arkansas House of Representatives today," he said. Beebe rejected both measures for the same reasons, saying they are unconstitutional and that they contradict the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion until a fetus could viably survive outside the womb. A fetus is generally considered viable at 22 to 24 weeks.

"The Arkansas Legislature has once again disregarded women's health care and passed the most extreme anti-women's health bill in the country," said Jill June, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. "With this bill, the Arkansas Legislature will force many women to seek unsafe care."

Full story: http://news.yahoo.com/arkansas-adopts-uss-most-restrictive-abortion-law-210405671.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
So any thoughts on this:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/post-operative-transgender-female-fighter-fallon-fox-license-031016168--mma.html


I've seen pictures of a trans lady before and after. Huge differences. Surgery and medication really can do a shitload.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
Darqcyde wrote:
So any thoughts on this:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/post-operative-transgender-female-fighter-fallon-fox-license-031016168--mma.html


I've seen pictures of a trans lady before and after. Huge differences. Surgery and medication really can do a shitload.

This was all new to me. I mean if the evidence shows that there's no physical advantage, I say cool, let 'em have at it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feminist Frequency just put up part 1 of their Tropes vs. Women in Video Games videos. It focuses on the Damsels in Distress trope.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was super happy to see that. She does a fantastic job of laying out the problems, but also making it clear that you can still like something while being critical of it's problems.

I had no idea Mario 2 was never meant to be a Mario game at all... it was always one of my favorites because you could play as Peach.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Yinello wrote:
Darqcyde wrote:
So any thoughts on this:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/post-operative-transgender-female-fighter-fallon-fox-license-031016168--mma.html


I've seen pictures of a trans lady before and after. Huge differences. Surgery and medication really can do a shitload.

This was all new to me. I mean if the evidence shows that there's no physical advantage, I say cool, let 'em have at it.


The consensus I've heard from other trans people is that if we're not going to test non-trans women for hormone levels and we aren't going to ban non-trans women from competing if they don't conform, why are we doing that to trans women?

If there is a real concern, then I say stop dividing athletes by gender, and start doing it by ability - like weight classes in wrestling. I don't know much about sports, so I don't have any elaborate ideas for it. But the whole 'gender test' thing is really humiliating for those involved, and there have to be better alternatives.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:
I was super happy to see that. She does a fantastic job of laying out the problems, but also making it clear that you can still like something while being critical of it's problems.

I had no idea Mario 2 was never meant to be a Mario game at all... it was always one of my favorites because you could play as Peach.

I like some of the videos, and this one was good, but the hunger games one (movie vs. the book) was meh and seemed to lean heavily into her own opinion.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Predictably, one of the forums I frequent (in fact where I got the link) had a thread full of guys complaining about the video and not getting it. Among the backlash was the old argument that women should just make the games they want and girls will buy it.
So this turned up.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samsally wrote:
I had no idea Mario 2 was never meant to be a Mario game at all... it was always one of my favorites because you could play as Peach.


It's funny, because when you play it you notice right away it seems quite different from any other Mario Bros game as far as artwork, tone and mechanics goes.

Definitely my favorite of the series, if only for the fact there are 4 playable characters and they aren't all exactly the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I definitely knew it was a bit different, but it never occurred to me to really think harder about that. To be fair, I was pretty young at the time, lol, and once I got older it wasn't really the first thing on my mind by any stretch.

I should see if I can download it on the 3DS or something, that'd be fun to play through again.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I <3 Feminist Frequency. You can definitely see that she's putting some of that Kickstarter money to use.
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