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  • athywren posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    I saw The Imitation Game… a while ago, before Christmas, I think.
    It was good! Touching. I doubt its historical accuracy, but, to be fair, films are rarely historically accurate, even historical films. Definitely go see it if you have the opportunity.

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    #visitgate
    Draw the battle lines, folks, this rift will be the deepest of them all! >:3
    Uh, unless she turns up or has a really good excuse, that is… then it might fall a little flat.

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    I guess it doesn’t help that there are men who identify as feminists but who fail to live the label, like He Who Shall Not Be Named (not because I’m unwilling to say his name, just because I don’t remember it… Hugo something?) and who maybe only identify themselves as feminists because they think it’ll get them closer to women.
    By the same…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    I was really sad to hear that you were leaving, and worried that it was something to do with those creeps who always rant about how “that woman” should be kicked off the show when SGU links are shared on bookface. I’m glad it was unrelated to them.
    You’ve been an inspiration and a valued voice of reason over the last few years, and at least one…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Yeah, wow, those diversity parable comments… I kinda like how the complaint that it doesn’t perfectly map to real conditions is coming up, though. It’s true, there aren’t equal numbers of the two groups. There also aren’t only two groups. And very few people are square OR triangular! It’s almost as if it’s an activity to get people thinking…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Social conservatism and the Christian right are in the quadrant associated with rationalism?
    OH! So is anti-environmentalism!
    Yeah, seems legit.

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Wow, that “Fappening” guy really… just… really.

    Why is my being on an asexuality website or an Aspergers board relevant to my work on /r/TheFappening? … I won’t be bullied into silence.

    Why is Jennifer Lawrence having female pieces under her clothes relevant to her work on The Hunger Games or X-Men?
    And seriously? “[M]y work,” “I…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    But of course – it was only ever black men who were lynched, and that was only ever because those evil, man-hating feminists conspired to accuse them of rape!
    Certainly, no black women were ever raped or murdered, and there was never an occasion of a black man being murdered by other men just for getting too “uppity.”
    Also, slavery never…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    OMG! Don’t you know that logic is abuse? Why are you abusing these poor men? What a terrible, terrible, vicious woman…

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    But for that 1 guy in 50, you are saying he has to prove his innocence (and with “extraordinary evidence”), which is not how things are supposed to work.

    So… I haven’t watched the video yet, only read the post, but, really? You think Watson’s advocating a reversal of the way that courts work when the crime in question is rape? I doubt tha…[Read more]

    • The post is the transcript of the video. So, all you’re missing are the tone and bits like that.

      And no, I’m pretty certain Rebecca is not advocating that courts of law change the standard of evidence for criminal prosecutions. This is regarding how people, especially skeptics, react to such an accusation. Basically, expecting rape…[Read more]

    • No, I don’t think that at all. I knew as I was posting that what I was saying was going to come across wrong, and I apologize for that.

      Like I said, I agree with her. And you, for that matter. Consistency in our skepticism is important. And I have too much faith (haha, funny choice of words) in the decency of people to doubt a claim of rape…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Sure, sure, but you’re forgetting that this is an issue that deals with feminism, and feminism is irrational. Because it is. Because it is, because it is, because it is. Therefore, everything that relates to feminism is also irrational. It is therefore irrational to believe that the probability of false accusations is below 10%, therefore it is…[Read more]

  • athywren posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    That’s not even what Surak meant, anyway – his ideology was that Vulcans should master their emotions, not excise them entirely.
    What do you mean we’re not talking Star Trek? Of course we are. Nobody would be so ridiculous as to try to adhere to a fictional philosophy!

    I would point out, though, that if you do manage to look at the world in a…[Read more]