• victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    So what is the difference between the homemade tDCS devices and the laboratory versions?

    Also, why would would someone interested in stimulating their brain with an experimental homemade device be dissuaded by the claims that it might cause temporary blindness?

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    The Gamergate article seems fine. I don’t see a pro-gamergate slant on it at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if things got heated enough that some Feminists got banned, but I don’t think they’re leaning in the direction of Pro-Gamergate at all.

    Also, I kind of just assume that some portion of Feminists are 4chan sock puppets. That’s the kind of…[Read more]

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

    Well, according to a comment by a user named “John Galt” I found via Google:

    “Steve Moxon in his book ‘The woman racket’ quotes a statistic from 1985 in which 45% of all rape claims were marked as ‘no crime’ by UK police, which essentially means that after extensive investigation there was no evidence a crime occurred at all.”

    • which essentially means that after extensive investigation there was no evidence a crime occurred at all

      From what I’ve read deciding that a rape claim is a “non crime” (or no crime) can happen when the report is made, by the officer taking the report, with zero investigation at all. So unless it is different in the UK that statistic is not…[Read more]

      • Unless it was Steve Moxon that claimed that, which actually makes it worse because it is in a book which should allow for more research then a simple internet comment.

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

    In my experience it takes about 3 women coming forward before these allegations are taken seriously. They stood up for themselves, they just stood alone and were ignored.

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

    I think it’s important to point out that our schools are still heavily segregated.

    When I was in high school I went on a field trip to an inner city school for extra credit. It was weird to see white students interacting with black students. It wasn’t something I would have imagined myself being shocked by but I was, because it forced me to…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    For some reason I want to write a letter to Eric Hovind insisting that Santa is real, that I’ve been getting presents since childhood, and that I have children that I constantly shame for imaginary slights that have offended Santa. I’ll include a few unnecessary details defending both my moral record and the authenticity of my Santa visits.

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Actually just to be clear secular colleges can’t ban guns. Mormon churches, colleges, and even campgrounds can and do ban guns.

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    I missed the “Quickes:” part and assumed that spiders were being blamed for gaining consciousness and creating Gamergate. My first thought was that it was unusually plausible for a news story about spiders.

    If spiders could burrow through human flesh, you guys wouldn’t be smashing them all the time. Stop, by the way.

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    It feels like you’re being attacked, but you aren’t. You’re just having to deal with people that aren’t like you having a voice. It’s totally scary but it doesn’t actually threaten you. Sure, some games will feature people that are different from you but you know what? Good stories come from conflict. Straight white men don’t have a lot of…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    This is the second book he’s published. Trigger warning, from the description I think he’s written what is probably the best book ever written on the subject of nice guys and the experience of trying to reconcile wanting to have sex with a woman while also wanting to be nice to them based on the incredibly shitty script that many guys are working off of.

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Our justice system is openly hostile to innocent people. People wait months or even years to get a trial and after many of them have served most or all of their time they are asked if they want a trial. The additional punishment tacked on for asking for a trial is often much longer than the punishment for a crime. One of our most cherished rights,…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    The truly sad thing about the TEKS approach is that it misses the real creativity of the men who gathered at Philadelphia and wrote the Constitution. Some were Christian; some were not.

    Yeah, we wouldn’t want to take all the racism out of it or none of the parents would recognize it as their own history. A bunch of unwashed, slave owning…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    As we all know our resources are very limited. We’re gonna need people, people that can’t work and prevent other people from working as well. Some of you have volunteered to bring these children into the world – No, thank you.

    Volunteers have sacrificed so much; it’s time to delegate a task to the unwilling. Rape victims, people that don’t…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    This isn’t people losing their minds or “mob mentality”. Didn’t you read the article?

    This is an intentional campaign of harassment. These people do not want the status quo to change. They don’t like women and don’t want them participating in this industry. It’s kind of like racism in that nobody actually admits that’s what they believe but…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    You’re right, you don’t know, allow me to illuminate you. They are that bad. Worse than you can really realize because they are the lens that you look at all the other history you learn through.

    Let me tell you a story. There once lived a man that owned many slaves. He owned more than any plantation owner. He forced them to mine gold for him.…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    I don’t think the history we teach below the college level should be taught any more. Those books and their alternative version of history are an assault on education, not a part of it.

    Also I’m pretty sure that picture of Benjamin Franklin flying a kite with a key tied to it (suspended in midair) was an attempt to murder any kids that got too curious.

    • Victoriadashtwenty,

      We definitely need to do a better job of teaching history in this country, but I don’t know if high school history books are as bad as you think they are.

      • They whitewash everything.

        • As an aside, I wish people would stop using ‘factoid’ to mean ‘little-known fact’, when ‘factoid’ really means ‘falsehood that is mistaken for a fact’, such as “In 1491, everyone thought the world was flat.” But wait, there’s more! Everything you’ve heard about Columbus was a lie.

        • Marilove,

          To a large degree unfortunately yes, and that article is a testament to that. Still don’t remember anything from my high school or junior high history books that I learned about slavery that didn’t make me mad through.

          Thankfully, based on my experience you’re unlikely to come across anything in a public school that portrays…[Read more]

      • You’re right, you don’t know, allow me to illuminate you. They are that bad. Worse than you can really realize because they are the lens that you look at all the other history you learn through.

        Let me tell you a story. There once lived a man that owned many slaves. He owned more than any plantation owner. He forced them to mine gold for him.…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    It’s not a matter of force vs incapacitation! Rapists typically need neither. Non-verbal threats are effective and leave the victim with a narrative that people will immediately want to characterize as a misunderstanding.

    Some rapists do use alcohol and drugs to incapacitate but the real reason that number is so high is because alcohol and…[Read more]

    • It’s not a matter of force vs incapacitation! Rapists typically need neither. Non-verbal threats are effective and leave the victim with a narrative that people will immediately want to characterize as a misunderstanding.

      Sorry if it seemed otherwise, but I fully agree there. One thing few people realize (lookin’ at you, Tavris) is that these s…[Read more]

      • Dang, I forgot quotes would be bolded. The parts I was calling out above were the parts that read “when they didn’t want to.” That language has been a part of the Sexual Experiences Survey since it was developed in 1982, and a large chunk of sexual assault research uses that survey as a basis.

        Koss, Mary P., and Cheryl J. Oros. “Sexual E…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    You presume that the woman is falsely accusing someone of rape without evidence, don’t you?

    And whose lives are being destroyed? Unless issues of race come into play it’s something that goes away pretty quickly. Even non-false accusations don’t seem to affect the careers of people in the public sphere. It’s not like it’s going to prevent you…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    I kind of understand why conservatives were so worried about gay marriage destroying traditional marriage. If you actually follow all the rules traditional marriage is just as unpleasant for heterosexuals as it is for gays married to opposite-sex partners. They oppose everything that heterosexuals need to have healthy relationships and sex…[Read more]

  • victoriadashtwenty posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Men should probably be more concerned that women aren’t as disappointed as they are when they get denied sex. I think part of it is the sense of entitlement or lack thereof, but I also think a lot of it is how we define sex. PIV is a lot harder on women than it is on men, and it’s sadly the only kind of sex that many couples have.

    Also, there…[Read more]

    • Is there any real evidence that women aren’t as disappointed when they are denied sex? I would expect women to complain about it far less, since they’re far more likely to be blamed for their partner’s lack of desire, but I’m not really convinced that it happens less often to women or that they’re less disappointed. The flip side being that women…[Read more]

      • I have been denied sex before, while in relationships (two were “friends with benefits” and one was an actual relationship). Each situation was different. The only time it really hurt was with the second “friends with benefits” because he is the type of guy who is ALWAYS horny and ALWAYS up for sex, so I knew it had something to do with me, and…[Read more]

        • It can certainly work both ways. I have on occasion denied sex BECAUSE the woman had brandished sex as reward/punishment. “If you go fishing with Bill on Friday evening, you aren’t getting any sex”, or “if you can’t get off work early enough to see the play, there’ll be no sex this weekend”, e.g. As soon as that trope is presented, the…[Read more]

          • You seem to be arguing from a place that assumes the author of this article and everyone responding are only speaking from the perspective of women being coerced, and from a place where only women can use sex as a “bargaining tool”.

            Do you know why I was so hurt when my fwb denied me sex? Because he was using it to wield power over me.…[Read more]

          • Woops. I actually replied to the wrong person. But my comment does kind of fit here. I’ll copy/paste where it was supposed to go as well.

    • Correction: Western man (emphasis on ‘man’) didn’t know women could have orgasms until the 1920s.

      Sex myths persist, even beyond pontificating from the abstinence-only movement. You’ll still have people who don’t even know the shape of the clitoris.

      • “clitoris”?

      • And by “Western man” we mean “the scientific and medical consensus”. I doubt very much that men as a whole were ignorant of the fact that women could enjoy orgasms. Hell, until the Enlightenment, the belief in Western culture was that women were the ones with their brains in their pants; that was the reason they were disproportionately witches,…[Read more]

        • Are you sure about that?

          I once dated a man, about 10 years ago (when I was 23 or 24) who was at least 8 years older than me, and pretty good in bed; we had a really good connection and the sex was great.

          But he told me, later, after we stopped dating (it wasn’t a serious relationship by any means) that he had never, not since he’d starting…[Read more]

          • “You’re dangerously close to mansplaining to women about a situation which we are quite familiar with”

            I’m a woman. And more than a bit amused that you keep assuming you are the only one who has ever experienced the things you are talking about, like a man withholding sex as an emotional gambit, or sleeping with a guy who was completely c…[Read more]

          • Women can also mansplain. But I take your point.

            Oh a hysterical fit. I see.

            I was quite reasonable but sure, why don’t you attack me instead of actually responding to my points.

        • In fact, the man I mention argued with me that “every woman I’ve ever been with was able to have an orgasm without stimulating her clitoris” which is just straight up fucking false, I am willing to place my entire bank account on it being false. That’s not how biology works, for most women, and yet he argued with me about this and would not, no…[Read more]

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