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Jul 10, 2013 oskomena commented on SL Letter of the Day: Mutually Intoxicated Destruction.
@75, @80 Yep, Dan seems to have a pretty realistic understanding of what feminism is about. His response was reasonable, balanced, supportive, and included no strawmen. The shitstorm begins when the commenters who apparently think that Lindy West has seriously argued that no rape joke is ever funny and the MRAs start to show up. Also hello @74, I'll be calling you a whaaam-bulance.
Apr 3, 2013 oskomena commented on SL Letter of the Day: You're Doing Everything Right.
I'm a woman, and I wouldn't care at all about his disability - and I don't think it's a bad thing to not mention it on his profile.

@15 Good on you for comparing an amputee with a child molester. But most importantly, good on him that people like you are not on his dating pool.
Mar 13, 2013 oskomena commented on Savage Love.
LW3 seems to have some pretty big issues with self-acceptance. I mean, I think it's pretty weird they would choose to Photoshop themsleves instead of being cutting off all contact. Maybe they think that's normal and they just need to deal with it because nobody else will accept them anyway. And dude, you really don't need to deal with it.
Feb 15, 2013 oskomena commented on Savage Love.
@135 Awmygawd I got a reply from Dan. Yes, I'm not a parent, but my parents find this abhorrent behaviour (I asked.) I mostly don't object to your readers' snooping because it's occasional and they apologetic about it. This guy seems to think he has a right to his son's personal life. Of course, parents have the right and responsibility to butt in in their children's personal lives. But at some point it just becomes creepy, invasive, and counter-productive. Just because you have a strong urge to, doesn't mean it's right.

@124 Oh, alrighty then, he might not be sexually active. So it's totally OK and not in the least bit creepy that you monitor your kid's sexual activities? Do you actually think that's going to help him in the wonderful ways you think/claim to think it is (healthy relationships! be a nice person! promote world peace!) or just mortify him? Why don't you put a camera in your kids' room, then, just to make sure they're developing a healthy sexuality? I'm sure they'll appreciate your protection loads, and thank you so much for it in the future.
Feb 14, 2013 oskomena commented on Savage Love.
"yes, I snoop; I pay the bill and I'm his dad"

I skimmed the comment section, but, am I the only person who finds this bad? I don't think either paying the bill or being the kid's dad gives him an excuse for snooping. His kid is a separate individual, and especially being sexually active, has a right to a private life. Dad needs to back off.
Jan 27, 2013 oskomena commented on Yeah, Yeah—People Are Awesome.
@15 Don't use scientific arguments when you don't understand science, thanks.
Jan 27, 2013 oskomena commented on SL Letter of the Day: Pop a Cap.
@9 Ladies, you are asking for it!

@everyone else: Ladies, just take it as a compliment! I'd be flattered if it happened to me!
Jan 10, 2013 oskomena commented on Required Viewing: Jon Stewart on Gun Control.
These gun control discussions fascinate me, as a non-American. It just brings to light how many Americans never seem to have a look outside of their own societies, and the delusions they have about their own liberties. I mean, it's the only plausible explanation for all of these dystopian fantasies on what gun control would mean.

@54 Yes, any and all gun control means you're treating your population like four year olds. That's pretty much a counter-argument for any law, period. Try again.
Nov 26, 2012 oskomena commented on Is Polyamory a Sexual Orientation?.
@2 A lot of people define being trans as a matter of gender identity, not sexual orientation. It doesn't mean they're against transsexualism. It's a matter of definition.
Oct 22, 2012 oskomena commented on SL Letter of the Day: Crossing Over.
@2 As a woman, I find it tough to just go for any guy without assessing the risks - not necessarily of falling in love, but of being raped, killed, etc.