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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1220 comments)

lolwut? That's your takeaway? That you can call women bitch, slut, whore and expect them to do what you want because you are a man, be available sex objects to you, but at least you aren't being violent. That would be messed up.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1220 comments)

I wasn't trying to prove anything, I was trying to counter your example of how only men are oppressed by dumb t shirts.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1220 comments)

Those are from Spencer's, which has over 600 actual stores, not some obscure internet brand. And I have personally seen someone wearing at least 3 of those shirts in public.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1220 comments)

And no one is saying you can't acknowledge that. But it has been done to death. It is not a defense for the rapist. People for whom their first reaction to hearing a rape accusation is, "well, she shouldn't have been drinking that much/in that situation/wearing that" are a part of the problem. When they feel like they have to say that every time there is a discussion about rape, when everyone already knows, they are a bigger part of the problem. Of course you shouldn't go to a black neighborhood and pick a fight, but when you do and the police come afterwards, they are going to believe you and investigate the crime. Many times women don't even get that.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just tell them (1220 comments)

Awesome, well said. I knew there was some hope left for Slashdot.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

cryptizard Re:Just proves the point (1220 comments)

Are you saying it can't be done or that it is too hard so we just shouldn't try? Because the Mass Effect series would like to have a word with you about gender and complicated character interactions.

4 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:How will the "For Men!" version work? (585 comments)

It's clear and you only need one nail to get the job done. Also there's not reason you couldn't put it on like a drink stirrer. Think outside the box before you cry "what about the men".

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:In 14 years practising emergency medicine (585 comments)

That's why we tell people to exercise and watch their diet like, all the time in every form of media there is. Why can't we handle this with even a modicum of the same respect? Teach people that sex is only to be had with positive consent from both parties, under no influence from drugs.

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:Discreet? (585 comments)

You are posting this idea on pretty much every thread but it makes no sense. It requires that someone be paranoid enough that they know about this nail polish and would want someone to test their drink, but lazy enough to not actually get it themselves and paradoxically trusting enough that they would accept that person's word about the veracity of their test. And, of course there will be drugs that it cannot detect. This is just a proof of concept. That does not make the whole idea worthless.

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:The world we live in. (585 comments)

Umm... you know that just because it is called "nail polish" doesn't mean that it won't stick to other things, like a drink stirrer, right?

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

cryptizard Re:How many women are raped each year on campus? (585 comments)

That article is so full of shit. They admit that at least 1 in 40 college women are raped. If the same percentage of them got, say, meningitis, that would be all over the news as the worst epidemic in decades. Stop downplaying the seriousness of the situation.

about a week ago
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Women Founders Outpace Male Counterparts In Certain Types of Kickstarter Funding

cryptizard Re:Rational decisions? (98 comments)

Or because women who start Kickstarter projects have ideas that are more interesting to women. The causality could be flipped.

about two weeks ago
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Women Founders Outpace Male Counterparts In Certain Types of Kickstarter Funding

cryptizard Re:Kickstarter Goals? (98 comments)

It could be that women have interesting ideas for products that are useful to other women, but that wouldn't get funding through traditional means. So it might not be that women are funding projects because they are started by women, but that because they are started by women they are projects that are interesting to other women.

about two weeks ago
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Maryam Mirzakhani Is the First Woman Fields Medalist

cryptizard Re:Men and women not the SAME!! (75 comments)

The bullshit is strong with this one. Maybe link to some actual research instead of talking out of your ass about things you don't understand. Like, for instance, this article which debunks the idea that men naturally have a higher variance in intelligence: http://www.pnas.org/content/10.... It turns out that whole idea was based on one flawed study from the 80s, but since it matched so well with the world view of a bunch of privileged white guys on the internet it spread like wildfire. Do some of your own thinking for once maybe.

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

cryptizard Re:Makes sense (387 comments)

Pretty sure increased strength does not cause higher levels of testosterone. Higher testosterone might make it easier to build muscle, but there is no reason that people interested in power lifting would have higher testosterone.

about a month ago
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Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

cryptizard Re:Nonsense in scientific language (387 comments)

Lets suppose some of those things are true. They might be, who knows because, as you say, not a lot of people are talking about them. Fucking do something about it then instead of just complaining. "We have problems too, so therefore your problems are invalid and we should all live in shit together" is not an argument. Feminists are trying to fix problems that matter to them. You try and fix problems that matter to you.

about a month ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:the name indicates more than race (230 comments)

What you describe is exactly racism. Being judged on what family you were born into and now on your own qualifications. How do you not see that?

about a month and a half ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:Buses do not operate on Sundays (230 comments)

Do you live in Europe? In the US it is exceedingly rare for public transit to be closed on holidays. So much so that I have never heard of a city where it happens.

about a month and a half ago

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