• Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    I’ve known that about depression and walking for most of my adult life. It’s still really hard to get out and walk.

    • Mary replied 3 years ago

      I never get out and walk because by the time I have free time, it’s dark!

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    This seems plausible. The war over raising children is endless, and LOTS of people think children are property, even if they don’t all phrase it that way.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Kudos to Krawitt.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Can I remind people that we had a very similar problem with the Boston Marathon, but with ableism on top of sexism? There were a lot of people talking about Meb Keflezighi being the first American to win since 1983, when a woman won the woman’s marathon in 1985…. and the women’s wheelchair winner was from America from 2012-2014, plus Jean…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    I loved her piece. Lindy is a treasure.

    Dan: I have always found Ira Glass’ voice incredibly grating, and this might be part of why. I wonder if that’s also the problem I have with Garrison Keillor’s tales from Lake Wobegon (I can listen to him as characters all day, but Tales from Lake Wobegon make me physically uncomfortable when I listen.)

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Dangit! Now I’ll have to check the main site more often…

    Since the redesign I’ve been sticking to the network sites more (inability to quickly see recent comments on the front page is a big part of this, combined with my own confusion of featured vs recent posts).

    Glad to hear you’re in high demand. You’ll really be rolling in that…[Read more]

    • I just subscribe to the RSS feed. Much easier to stay on top of recent posts that way! 🙂

    • To see the five most recent posts click on “all posts” and they will appear in a sidebar on the computer or at the bottom of the page on mobile.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Cool article! Thank you!

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    I think he’s pretty closeted, and this was part of his way of dealing with his feelings and his religion.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    On another blog I wrote a parody of Sound of Silence for this campaign, but it’s… got adult language and discussion of adult behaviors. Might be NSFW, but it’s all text. Is that ok to post here?

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Happy New Year! Also, could someone see what’s wrong with Grounded Parents? I’m getting a “Website is offline” error from my ISP (error 522)

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Can I mention my support for guaranteed income without summoning the people fighting in that thread? We could simultaneously reduce social services and also help everyone, while reducing the penalty for having children, and evening out the labor markets, to the point where workers would be able to make rational choices, both because they wouldn’t…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Question, related to the plausibility of Bigfoot existing:
    Some of the people who believe cite our finding of other new species, which is superficially fair, but when was the last time we found a land animal of a similar order of size that was a new species we hadn’t seen before? Also, is species the right level of differentiation? Genus?…[Read more]

    • I think there was a member of the horse/zebra family discovered in the jungles of southeast Asia about 30 years ago. It is very rare and very similar to other wild horse species, not an extremely distinctive animal in an unexpected environment like a Bigfoot would be. People catching glimpses of it or discovering remains would probably have…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    The more I look at that original chart, the less sense it makes. Thank you.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    How can you look at a system which produces poor people in Hispanic and black populations at ~2.5 times the rate it does in the white population and deny that there is some sort of endemic systemic racism there? Further, if you want an example of confirmation bias, combining the numbers of whites and Hispanics in poverty to deny systemic racism…[Read more]

    • I haven’t denied racism, and as for that stats, I’ve given you the option; if you want to leave out the Hispanic folks who identify as white, you can, and there are still twice as many white people in poverty as black. Now, it seems kind of racist to not let people identify as they wish, but if you want to say those Hispanic people are wrong to…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    It seems to have come back!

    IT’S A MIRACLE, PRAISE REBECCA!!

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I think you’re confused about how confirmation bias works. I sought out information on both sides, and noticed that you don’t understand the importance of intersectionality and critical race theory. That’s not confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is noticing only that some racists dislike someone, and assuming that person must not be racist,…[Read more]

    • You’re on the side that accepts Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, the identitarian approaches to justice that were developed and promoted by bourgeois folk at schools for the economic elite. It’s no surprised that you prefer to believe people who are like you.

      Essentially, you understand power the way Malcolm X did in 1963 while he…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    Ugh: Skip the comments on the story about Gavin Grimm losing his rights.

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I’m going to fundamentally disagree with your final statement. Striking the first blow in a fight between an unjust power and those oppressed is righteous if you are oppressed.
    In addition, saying “she started it!” is ignoring the fact that you weren’t identified in this thread until you showed up and self-identified. I say this because I was…[Read more]

    • Most of the bad things done in the world are done by people who are convinced they’re righteous.

      And yes, Somerville decided to share her notion of who I am once I showed up. So?

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    You intentionally use the term Social Justice Warrior to insult and minimize people, and oppose critical race theory. Your own words damn you pretty effectively. I’ve read your words, and they tend to lead me to believe your critics. I say this as someone with no experience on either side until yesterday.

    • And that’s a fine example of how confirmation bias works.

      • I think you’re confused about how confirmation bias works. I sought out information on both sides, and noticed that you don’t understand the importance of intersectionality and critical race theory. That’s not confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is noticing only that some racists dislike someone, and assuming that person must not be racist,…[Read more]

        • You’re on the side that accepts Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, the identitarian approaches to justice that were developed and promoted by bourgeois folk at schools for the economic elite. It’s no surprised that you prefer to believe people who are like you.

          Essentially, you understand power the way Malcolm X did in 1963 while he…[Read more]

      • Equality with no thought of fairness is not equality.

        • I agree. In fact, I would say that “equality with no thought of fairness” is neither equality nor fairness. But identitarians have many special meanings for words, so it’s possible I’m missing your implication. Can you unpack that a little?

      • No, I don’t think so. I’ve got better things to do then argue semantics with someone who incorrectly equates identitarians with loaded ideas about “social justice warriors”.

        I know the type and I’m not going there.

      • You think you know everything but you are a fool.

        • I’ve noticed that identitarians turn abusive quickly. When you don’t have history or science on your side, insults are all that remain.

          I’ve also noticed that insults tell you more about the person giving the insult than the person getting it. You would do well to read more about race, gender, and class. I recommend starting with Adolph Reed…[Read more]

      • Abusive, seriously? You are identifying me with a racist movement that I have nothing in common with and me calling you a fool is abusive?

        Do me a favor and fuck off!
        Oh, and don’t go doxxing me on the way out.

      • And BTW, I think you’ve proved Ann Sommerville correct sufficiently at this point.

      • You used a word that I was unfamiliar with and the first few definitions I found were the European version, so yes that was the one I was speaking of.

        But, having read (part of, I’ve got shit to do) the article you linked to and some of your blog it appears you have decided that SJWs are the equivalent, and nothing more, then teenagers on…[Read more]

      • How can you look at a system which produces poor people in Hispanic and black populations at ~2.5 times the rate it does in the white population and deny that there is some sort of endemic systemic racism there? Further, if you want an example of confirmation bias, combining the numbers of whites and Hispanics in poverty to deny systemic racism…[Read more]

        • I haven’t denied racism, and as for that stats, I’ve given you the option; if you want to leave out the Hispanic folks who identify as white, you can, and there are still twice as many white people in poverty as black. Now, it seems kind of racist to not let people identify as they wish, but if you want to say those Hispanic people are wrong to…[Read more]

  • Hanoumatoi posted a new activity comment 3 years, 2 months ago

    I’m very sorry that happened to you.

    I do think that we need the ability to show people what other people believe and say to people like Rebecca. They are using anonymity as a shield, and I think it is appropriate to roll that shield back.

    I might feel differently if it had happened to me, though, so I’m going to think it over some more.

    • In part, I agree with Somerville: tactics always matter. No matter how you justify something, you are what you do. For example, torturers are torturers, no matter how good their intentions. So a doxxer is a doxxer, and doxxing should never be done lightly.

      On the other hand, Somerville is leaving out some key elements when she tells her story…[Read more]

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