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About yoginimama

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    "Man, am I ever happy the overt oppression has morphed into subtle, insidious little performative, linguistic modes of oppression." -- zibber
  1. Yes, that is a definite risk, and a serious one. But in the OP, you've got a couple where the wife definitely does not want the kids. And those who had to change households as kids and have written about it in this thread have given their opinion that almost anything is preferable than going to a household where you are specifically not wanted. Compared to that, the risks of foster care seem more worth taking.
  2. I know someone who became a foster mom who was SO EXCITED to do this. She and her husband had everything prepared and she greatly looked forward to taking in and loving a child/children. (And she got one, and it's been great.) There are a lot of highly motivated foster parents out there; I would rather see a kid go to one of them than to a home where people felt ambivalent or were just doing it out of a sense of duty.
  3. You may well be in the middle on J/P. IxTx.
  4. Your Super Serious Title is: The Moon Goddess Empath Your Total Score: 65 out of 80 Your Out of Control Healer Score: 7 out of 10 Your Protection Tools Score: 23 out of 25 How Much You Mirror Others Unconsciously Score: 13 out of 15 Your Appreciation for Nature Score: 10 out of 10 Apparently I scored "extremely high" and am "definitely an empath."
  5. It's probably going to be baked chicken thighs tonight. I will probably serve it with toast with salted butter, which has more flavor than the rice I was making it with before.
  6. Oh, I humbly apologize for not posting a geezer trigger warning. You have fun in your safe space :) For the rest of us, we need to find another explanation than female socialization to explain why men actually shop more than women. My idea: we live in a consumer paradise, and there's tons of neat stuff to shop for no matter what gender you are.
  7. But the worlds of Boomer and Silent Generation boys were just as female. They were home with their mothers, who would take them shopping, and then they started school with the same "authoritarian women." And back in those days, the role of the father as nurturer was undervalued. Dad was likely to come home, sit down, and bury himself in the paper and his cigarettes while his wife made dinner and continued the front-line child care. It wasn't a utopia where Dad was always playing catch and fishing. Otherwise there wouldn't have had to be the (ongoing) revolution of believing that dads can and should be nurturers and caretakers.
  8. I took it six years ago; today I took it again. In 2011 I got 5w4, today I got 4w5. Type One: 30 Type Two: 22 Type Three: 0 Type Four: 42 Type Five: 37 Type Six: 37 Type Seven: 1 Type Eight: 0 Type Nine: 18 4w5 is the very first Enneagram result I ever got; I think I'm going to stick with it.
  9. Not for people who are already in the same room face-to-face with each other. In those situations, collaboration is easier through looking at and talking to each other. Unless they're proposing to eliminate classrooms as well? I think learning by rote is underrated. My mom got a lot of rote learning in her grade school and was very happy with it. And there's just as much of a need for facts today as there was in the 40s. After all, they had encyclopedias back then where people could look up whatever they didn't know, same as we have google now (and with the advantage that the entries were all authored by experts). Yet it was still important to learn facts then, and it's still important today. Also, I really don't think this new system is going to be very effective at teaching math or sciences.
  10. Yeah, but what if this nonsense crosses the pond? I went to the website for phenomenal-based learning and was kind of appalled by how vague it is. They assert, for example, that "Information technology enables pedagogically meaningful methods for both teachers and learners, leading to a deeper learning" with no explanation of what these methods are or how they're supposed to lead to "a deeper learning." They assert that "Collaborative knowledge building is easy to implement with online tools." What is "collaborative knowledge building"? Is it when students and teachers list a phenomenon's characteristics and do an analysis of them? And why is that "easy to implement with online tools"? How do you "implement" "collaborative knowledge"? Wouldn't that just mean getting students to remember what they're learning? How are online tools going to help with that? GAH. The Finns are marching off a cliff here.
  11. Spaghetti and meatballs with a green salad, and the garlic cheese bread from Noodles and Company.
  12. Tonight we order in.
  13. It'll be hot dogs tonight.
  14. I view I vs E as basically being do you prefer to be alone, or one-on-one; or do you prefer to be with others, or in groups. As for S vs N, I see S as being focused on physical reality and N being focused on ideas.
  15. But what about reckful's argument that this site--which is for INTJs--would draw a disproportionate number of INs just by its nature, therefore making it largely irrelevant how many more Sensors there are than Intuitives in the general population?