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Generally I don't pay much attention to high fashion, but I really like the outfit in the picture. It reminds me of a rough sketch or an architectural drawing.

Also, it doesn't need to be wearable if it's considered art rather than clothing, since most people agree that art doesn't need to be practical.
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It's probably worthwhile to mention that there is a difference between gender and sex: gender is a socially constructed concept, whereas sex is a physical reality. Having a vagina may mean that women are statistically less competent when it comes to solving problems involving spacial relations than their male counterparts, it does not mean that they have to be submissive, emotional, illogical, domestic, or have any other traits that society attributes to women.

So at this point it's probably self-evident that I support the idea behind this preschool and hope that it provides promising results.
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Quite often pictures like this of Native Americans were staged. I remember seeing some photos of an American resort in the 1800s were they gave a native man a spear and talked about him hunting, even though his tribe were a fishing people.
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That may be true of people with mild allergies, Shywarrior, but for people with severe cat allergies a good vacuuming wouldn't be good enough. My mom, who is extremely allergic to cats, was given a sweater by a friend who owned one. She washed it twice, tried to wear it, and almost had to go to the hospital because it induced an extreme asthma attack. She would (and note that I'm using hyperbole to bolster my point) die if she went into that Ikea store that day.
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I wouldn't mind if ladies' nights were abolished, but in return women should be able to get men's haircuts and (as it is probably obligatory to mention) equal pay for the same work.
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I find the title of this article odd because it presupposes that those reading it previously thought that everyone but westerners were weird. I would never claim that western culture is "normal" culture, nor would I claim that South America is not in the western hemisphere.
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"We are more visual, more driven to sexual pursuit and more predisposed to cheat than women, she writes."
-Is she a he? I am confused...

No, but the person who posted this (Alex) is, presumably, a man.
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I thought "duh" when I read the title of the article. Even when my family was at poverty level, my mom still gave to several charities. Also, for a few summers as a kid I went door to door raising money for a local clean-up project and people in large, expensive houses rarely gave as much as the people in more modest homes.
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I suppose she always uses the words "authentic" or "genuine" in place of "bona fide" as well. Surely she knows that words from other languages are often adopted by English speakers, and using said words isn't "incorrect English."

I plan on not being such a pompous ass when I become a professor of English/literature.
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Does it glow when glucose levels are high or low? Because I feel like it would be a terrible temptation for a diabetic to let their blood sugar level get too high in order to see a lovely glowing light under their skin. Or perhaps only I would do that.
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@Prairie Dog, I'm sorry, I've reread your post several times and it still seems to me like you are implying that movies made about or for women must be or always are about "relationships". I assume you mean romantic relationships, since any movie with just one character not interacting with anyone else would most likely be unwatchable. Isn't this the sort of bias that the Bechdel test sheds light upon? The bias that women are only interested in things like romantic relationships, aka men?
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This clearly isn't just a problem of action movies. "28 Days Later", an action/horror film, had very few characters, but two of its prominent characters were women. They took active roles in the story, and those roles were not defined by the men around them.

The point of this exercise isn't to get movie-makers to throw more women into their films, but to give women important roles independent of male agency.
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I find it deeply disturbing, because it suggests that movies--a major form of entertainment, art, and moneymaking--imply that stories of importance are generally about men or involve only men taking active roles.
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I grew up being homeschooled in Illinois, and my mother had to report to the state what my brother and I were learning. I guess it's more lax in Massachusetts?
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While the mother or nanny was busy being attacked by the cat, the little man could have easily trodden over the broken glass that she hadn't gotten to clean up yet. Good job, safety cat.
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While I don't necessarily question the logic of not swerving into the oncoming lane to avoid hitting an animal, the picture chosen for this article doesn't exactly make it seem like the most viable option either.
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