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Personally, I don't have a problem with another artist putting up art that criticizes the bull. It was a guerrilla art piece and just because it has been legitimized by the city of New York doesn't mean that it should be revered any more than a graffiti mural on a wall. I don't like the idea of a corporation pretending to do guerrilla artwork as a marketing tactic. It goes against everything the movement is based on. I honestly find it sad how many "feminists" believe the whole thing really is empowering. Sorry, but if a Wall Street corporation takes up your cause as a marketing tactic, it's not empowering, it's just demeaning.
That's why I personally love the pug. I even love the fact that he intentionally made it crappy and cheap though I hope he makes an improved version that can't be destroyed so easily.
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I didn't gloss over your experiences, I told you they were different in that they didn't involve someone assuming you know nothing purely based on your gender. Offering new information isn't mansplaining and the fact that you think it is just proves that you don't understand the concept or why it's so problematic when men have had a history of literally telling women "not to worry their pretty little heads over it."

Your defending the guy in the motorcycle story shows that you really don't get it. Yeah, guys BS with each other, but they don't tend to go up to a random male stranger and act like he literally knows nothing. Try doing the exact same thing the guy in the story did to a male biker and you're likely to get punched in the face. And whether that bullshit comes from a place of flirting or the assumption that the woman really doesn't know anything doesn't make it better. Also, I don't know anyone who was impressed with the "I know everything/you know nothing" pick up technique in grade school, so anyone trying it as an adult really needs to grow the hell up.

I'm sorry that you think having emotions screwed you up for two decades. It's pretty hard to imagine how or why though when you literally have no examples and just complain that she "had me handle emotions like a woman would," which doesn't really seem like a problem. And sorry, but I didn't think we were having a contest over who had a worse experience, you talked about how I was being a hypocrite by criticizing medical professionals and I explained that many medical professionals still do stupid stuff.

Finally, I ignored the epidural question because the way you phrased it before didn't make it seem relevant to the conversation, but I get what you're saying so here goes. Yes, plenty of women get epidurals, but that just reduces the amount of pain you're going through and that drastically varies from woman to woman. I have heard of women who haven't had epidurals going through labor in five minutes and saying it was no worse than pooping. I've also heard of women with epidurals going through labor for 36+ hours and saying it was the most painful and awful experience of their lives.
You're right, the medic could have been talking from the point of reference of his wife's labor or the woman who delivered on the way to the hospital and had super easy deliveries. It was still an ignorant thing to say because no, you can't simply all women's labor experiences as being no worse than pooping, but hey, maybe he was the one guy on the list who wasn't actually mansplaining.
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Everyone has been talked down to by someone else. The difference with mansplaining is that the man assumes that he knows more than the woman just because of her gender. Do either of you really think that the guy trying to explain to the woman how her bike worked if she was a man, because I sure don't.

And PlaysWithWolves, yeah doctors and paramedics have experience with the medical side of things, but in these cases, neither of their pieces of advice are based on medical facts and these men have never and will never experience what they're trying to give advice on so yes, they would be better off staying silent rather than passing along incorrect information. I guarantee you any woman who has ever experienced bad cramps isn't going to tell you that getting a hobby will help.

Male OB/GYNs like this one are usually relics from a time before woman started taking over the field and unfortunately, they don't bother to read up on current medical science or even talk to their female colleagues about their personal experiences as people who actually have vaginas. I had a similar one who saw that I was thirty and hadn't had any children so he just assumed I never wanted to have kids. When I said I still did, he laughed and said "oh, so you're just a late bloomer." Maybe that was the case fifty years ago when he started in the field, but there are plenty of women these days who wait until their thirties to have kids. A quick look at his reviews online showed that he constantly made these types of outdated and offensive comments to his clients. Needless to say, I never went back.
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Fair enough. Unfortunately, it seems like most Americans who say we shouldn't have to tip don't actually tip when they go to restaurants, which isn't making a political statement (no matter how many times they claim it is), but hurting someone who is just trying to earn a living.
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Minimum wage SHOULD be enough to live on, but as long as federal minimum wage for tipped workers is so low, tipping SHOULD be compulsory and if you don't want to tip, you shouldn't use any services that require tipping. People want to make political statements (or just be cheap) about tipping and often end up screwing over the poor workers who have no say in it either way.
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I posted this one because it's fun, but the list isn't very well researched. As i mentioned in my write up, I've never even heard of goop and his article only links to skincare products and I couldn't even find a recipe online. I'd argue that garlic ice cream would be the real gross food in CA and people living here have either tried it or at least heard of it.
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"If you drink a bunch and then gargle and suck Lifesavers for a while it'll nix it." If you're the kind of person trying to cheat a Tostitos bag's alcohol censor, you're not going to care if you drink and drive.
Yes people shouldn't drink and drive, but at least this is trying to discourage it and educate people about driving safety. You don't need to knock it just because it doesn't go out and put a boot on people's cars.
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I agree. As someone with Celiac's disease, they have been so helpful at their restaurants, never making me feel weird or like a pain in the butt for having to have special accommodations. They really do make you feel special every time.
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Thanks for correction (and the attitude) uncleblob. I changed the article to reflect that fact. Next time maybe you could actually say it a little less rudely.
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Maybe it's a regional thing. I never heard of it until I started watching Doctor Who and while I sometimes see them in stores, they only started carrying them within the last five years or so.
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Sorry, I should have included a name, but I thought people would at least be smart enough to realize that something autobiographical would have been about the writer-seeing as how that's what autobiographical means.
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That's true, there is voter fraud every year, but it has never made a difference. That's the important thing to keep in mind.

One thing I hate that they left out in the linked article is that the reason so many dead voters are registered is that it's so hard to remove voters from the registry in many states -but it doesn't matter if they're registered so long as they aren't voting and 99.99% of those deceased voters aren't running.
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That's the problem with right wing propaganda sites, people who read them want to believe that it's real and won't accept that it's not. To them, all the news outlets and websites that disagree with them are trying to hide the "truth."
Which unfortunately means there's no point in trying to change his mind -though maybe you're helping people who might actually see his links and not fact check them from believing something that's totally fictional.
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I don't think Zeon is being facetious because Mexicans aren't all cholos and cholos aren't all Mexicans. Assuming Mexicans are cholos is racist, dressing as one without making jokes related to racial identity just means you're dressing as a gangster. It's the same as saying that if someone wears gold chains, baggy jeans and a hoodie that they're being racist against blacks -saying that is racist because you're implying that those clothes define a race, wearing a gangster costume is not racist.

Another good rule is that if you're not of a particular race, don't jump in to weigh in on whether something is racist or not. People of other races don't need or want white saviors to jump in and protect them against perceived racism. If they think something is racist, they'll tell you -and you should listen.

And just as a general rule, don't change your skin color for your costume -unless you're going orange like Donald Trump.
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There have been stories of many dogs and cats doing this throughout the years, so there has to be some way that they recognize the importance. My guess would be either that they recognized their owner's smell when they were first buried or that they followed the owner's body as it went into a coffin and then into its resting place.
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Science consistently shows that dogs want to do whatever makes their owners happy, whether that means helping them hunt, herd, catch mice or wear stupid costumes. Some dogs genuinely love them and it's up to the dog owner to recognize if their pet really hates costumes. But even a fun collar can still technically be a Halloween costume and most dogs are fine in collars.

And baths? Few dogs want to be locked outside their whole lives -and that means they have to take baths sometimes.
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