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Jun 9 seandr commented on Paul Ryan is now Literally Hiding from Reporters.
it's possibly one of the worst anti-poverty plans since "let them eat cake."

Lol. I like your style, Mr Baume.
Jun 9 seandr commented on Canadian Supreme Court: Coming In Sheep Is a Crime.
@4: Seatackled is trying to get your goat, you otter know better.
Jun 3 seandr commented on High-Speed Police Chase on Aurora Predictably Ends With Crash.
@Achaiwoi: You obliviously swallow the car advertisers' line that the carnage humans cause with automobiles is just the "cost of doin' bidness".

Nope, never seen that ad.

It's just a matter of values. If we took a vote to reduce the speed limit to 55 mph, a majority would say no, they'd rather take their chances at 70 mph.
Jun 3 seandr commented on High-Speed Police Chase on Aurora Predictably Ends With Crash.
Imagine how many lives would be saved if we required everyone to wear protective bubble suits. But alas, humans are willing to tolerate a degree of risk for convenience, autonomy, fun, etc.
Jun 1 seandr commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: What To Say? Beats Me..
"Stupid me, I went and overcooked the pork chops again."
Jun 1 seandr commented on Science News: We Are Quick to Condemn the Shooting of a Famous Animal but Do Nothing About the Climate Change That Threatens and Kills Millions Upon Millions of Animals.
a pedestrian hit at 30 mph instead of 25 mph is 70 percent more likely to be killed.

Ok, but that comes at the cost of the vehicle arriving 17% later.
Jun 1 seandr commented on Savage Love.
@BiDanFan: Thanks for that!
May 28 seandr commented on Savage Love.
@Alison: If a man explains to me that sexual harassment is not a thing...

Sure. There are some things about the female experience that most men don't/can't see themselves, and part of being a good progressive is to know this, listen, and learn. I've only ever seen "mansplaining" misused on the internet (including here), yet I take for granted that it happens, often enough, in cases where I wasn't there to see it.

Are progressive women open to the possibility that they may have blindspots when it comes to men? That feminist memes can be misapplied and lead to the same sort of sexism that it claims to be against? Can they entertain the distant possibility that men are actually worth hashing things out with?

Hmm. I'm having that feeling again, like I'm standing in the doorway of a popular restaurant that is very, very sorry but can't seem to locate my reservation.
May 27 seandr commented on Savage Love.
@BiDanFan: to a woman, who knows more about the subject than he does... It's particularly funny when that subject is feminism

Given that feminism deals with the broader subject of how men and women should relate to each other, why should women be assumed to have more expertise than men? If feminism is truly about "equality", what am I to make of your statement?

It just seems so obvious to me that men and women should be equally welcomed into these discussions/negotiations (at least in progressive circles), and yet so many women, many of whom are intelligent and fair-minded and wonderful, seem to espouse views that are blatantly exclusionary and sexist.