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  1. INTJRyan
    Today 09:26 PM
    INTJRyan
    Lol. That would make the neighbors shut their damn blinds for once.
  2. INTJRyan
    Today 07:42 PM
    INTJRyan commented on Bacon is disgusting
    This is gee-nee-us. Now if I only camped.
  3. Zhen
    09-15-2014 09:51 AM
    Zhen commented on Bacon is disgusting
    have had the opportunity to have hand cured chemical preservative free stuff twice...♥^^♥! Very hard to come by though...cos goes off so quickly I guess.

    That's mainly the reason I don't eat bacon even though I like the taste way too much chemical crap unfortunately.
  4. The Frozen One
    09-14-2014 11:44 AM
    The Frozen One
    Thanks Plotsendahl.
  5. SeverusSin
  6. doll
    09-10-2014 03:02 PM
    doll
    i'm sorry for what happened to you. i truly wish it had not.
    i don't have any better response at the moment. let me think for awhile.
  7. doll
    09-10-2014 02:38 PM
    doll
    i'm a cis het female, and i think it's pretty. it is from a fashion editorial, and i believe the editorial was intended to depict marionettes. the little girl in me likes the idea of a dolly that comes to life!

    do you feel any differently knowing that i have experienced non-consensual abuse and rape? more than once? i don't necessarily think you should or shouldn't feel differently, but personalities and life experiences are diverse. i don't think my experiences mean i should or shouldn't be, feel or like something that appeals to me.

    i don't pretend to speak for anyone but myself. sometimes i might be tempted or i might even slip into it, but i know that at the end of the day i can only be myself, only speak from my own experience. i don't stand for anything else, i don't represent anything larger, i'm not the voice of feminism or survivors or autism or women or fetishists or fashion enthusiasts. i hope you will consider this when you read whatever i say elsewhere - there is a whole person on each end of this conversation, each of us is entirely more than a label or an avatar.

    i saw an interesting video about why people hate phil fish. the narrator said something like, "when people say they hate phil fish, they don't mean phil fish the person, they mean phil fish the concept." i can see you are reacting to concepts you associate with an image i like and feel an affinity for; the problem is that your concepts and associations are completely different from mine. i chose it because it represents some aspect of me, not because of what i think it means or should mean to others.

    i will probably keep using it, at least for awhile. because i like it, and i spend enough time stepping carefully in the world, checking my words, avoiding saying anything for fear of causing offense. really i just want to be myself.

    you know, this is the second time a woman has publicly taken issue with me for not supporting what looks to me like some sort of party line (the other on g+ because i laughed at a joke - since then, i try to never discuss feminism publicly). this makes me sad.
  8. doll
    09-10-2014 01:06 PM
    doll
    i do rather doubt that any response i make is going to be sufficient - i don't think you are likely to understand what doll imagery means to me or to find it any less offensive, but i'll take a quick go at it. keep in mind i'm an ne-user, and that avatar relates to a whole web of associations for me. i'm also not unaware of the sort of article and imagery in the links you shared.

    it's easiest for me to start with blade runner, which has been my favorite movie since i was 12. the main question it raised, in my mind was - what is it to be human? what is human enough or real enough to be valid, valuable, soulful, worthy of being treating with respect and dignity? maybe more than we think, and a question that may become more important in a future where cyborgs and ai might be common.

    this image relates to pinocchio or the velveteen rabbit for me also - "i want to be real." isn't a good heart and care enough? it suggests self-actualization for me. becoming the best version of oneself, expressing vitality and inner beauty.

    i like the idea that the outside doesn't match the inside. what appears cold may not be. this is something i relate to personally, and it's something i think about a lot as the parent of an autistic kid. how often have i heard autistic people compared to robots, or assumed to be unfeeling or lacking in emotional empathy? my oldest child is one of the gentlest, most generous and loving people i have ever known. but a stranger seeing him stare into the distance or answer questions with a monotone might not recognize that.

    it even relates to my experience as a woman. how often have i felt i was expected to be pretty and little more? but if you look at the photo, she has quite a piercing gaze. "i see you."

    as far as art goes, i'm pretty open-minded and pretty tolerant, and i happen to like art that makes me a bit uncomfortable, because it makes me think. why am i uncomfortable? what button is this pushing? is my response a knee-jerk reaction, something i haven't really examined in myself? i also wonder why this image is less acceptable than any number of images of men in violent circumstances. and let me reiterate, i don't consider this image to be violent.

    as a final thought, i like other things that many people may find offensive or misogynistic. i could say, for example, that i have a long-running interest in rope bondage. if you don't like this picture, i doubt you would find that acceptable either. but those things come down to personal desire and consent. and ultimately, feminism for me is about a woman having the right to do as she pleases, regardless of how others view her. (i may edit out this last bit later, as it is maybe too personal for this forum.)

    again, i'm sorry for any discomfort, and i will give your viewpoint more thought. have to go to lunch atm......
  9. doll
    09-10-2014 12:05 PM
    doll
    i'm sorry, i certainly don't use it to make anyone uncomfortable, and i'm surprised by your reaction. she is supposed to be a doll, no discomfort or violence involved to my mind. i'm happy to discuss it more, if you like.
  10. doll
    09-10-2014 11:53 AM
    doll commented on Dating Down
    well said!
  11. Mattandsuch
    09-06-2014 02:50 PM
    Mattandsuch commented on Which Tarot Are You?
    lol best response to a test, ever.
  12. Tough Love
    09-02-2014 09:54 AM
    Tough Love
    Pretty much everything 'we' think of as normal fetishes. The brain is an incredibly interesting organ imo - Currently reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow, can't big it up enough. So fascinating.
  13. Tough Love
    09-02-2014 06:07 AM
    Tough Love commented on Sex obsessed culture
    Very cool!
  14. The Frozen One
    09-01-2014 09:17 AM
    The Frozen One commented on The Fridge
    He even tossed in a "Captain Morgan" in there for good measure. Nice!
  15. The Frozen One
    09-01-2014 09:05 AM
    The Frozen One
    Run that by Big Texas. Bondage by Teflon tape. J/K
  16. The Frozen One
    09-01-2014 08:39 AM
    The Frozen One
    Plumbing issues eh? Fun times... Is it just a leak or something more severe?
  17. The Frozen One
    09-01-2014 08:31 AM
    The Frozen One
    Keeping things in line eh?
  18. The Frozen One
    08-31-2014 12:12 PM
    The Frozen One
    Thanks Plot.
  19. Brambleshire
    08-27-2014 06:09 PM
    Brambleshire
    Well I guess you can always just visit these websites every now and then. Their articles link to a mainstream source if that's what you prefer. But as far as I know there isn't any other effort to group police misconduct stories in one place. So if you want to know what's going on that doesn't make msm or happen in your locale then that's where you go.

    http://www.copblock.org/
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/
  20. The Frozen One
    08-27-2014 02:10 AM
    The Frozen One
    No problem. I might not say it often enough to people, but I value my friends a lot. They're few for good reason. It means you've earned my respect on multiple levels. I hope Big Texas knows that.

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