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Cowardly Lion: "The Wizard is going to give each of us what we want."
Scarecrow: "How can you be so sure?"
Cowardly Lion: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
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Reminds me of a dirty trick we pulled on a college classmate. He had written a class paper on land use for a forestry class. We got a hold of it and the typewriter he wrote it on and typed up a page, inserting it in the end of his work. The page said something to the effect to "cut down all the trees and make it into a parking lot." His professor was not amused, neither was he, but he got over it.
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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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The magic years when the same movie won all three categories for that year are 2003 (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), 1961 (West Side Story) and 1957 (Bridge on the River Kwai). I haven't seen any of the three movies for my birth year of 1970.
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One of my greatest moments in life was getting insulted by the great Don Rickles. Went to see him in Canada back in 2008 and bought front row tickets off eBay. At one point, Don walked off the stage to work the audience. I was sitting on the aisle and when he got close, he saw me, pointed and said "I'm a friend...YOURE FAT!!". The entire audience burst out laughing as did I and my buddy Tim who went with me.

After the show, I said to Tim "Well...I can die a happy man now."
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When I was 4, my mother would sit me down, right next to her in her armchair, and read me the latest "Beano" comic magazine, from Britain. She was very patient, and answered all my questions, and read the whole thing, over two or three sessions. I loved it, and by the time I was 5, I was reading along with her, and eventually myself alone. Sixty-five years later, I still thank my mother.
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Reminds me of the wedding ceremony for one of my nephews. It was held outdoors at a facility across the road from an apple orchard. Apple orchards have bee hives to help with pollination and since wedding ceremonies include flowers, you can figure out what soon happened. I think the presiding minister was actually stung. We all retreated indoors and the wedding continued safely away from marauding honeybees.
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Things kids can't get away with now: sprinting in the halls, smoking in the boy's room, OJ+spirits (legal at 18 then), clothing not allowed under many present-day dress codes. Did I miss anything?
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I canceled my expensive landline 6 years ago, in favor of a much-cheaper cellphone. Yet I still get the unwanted phone book every year, which goes straight into the garbage can. Sorry, trees.
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In France we get packages : landline and internet, and you can add cellphone and TV., all with the same company. So I still hav emy landline, that I don't use that much.

One impact is the disapearance of our yellow pages books, and thus company.
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You know, a guy could get tired of people crying out "Oh My God!" whenever something unusual happens, particularly over and over, and over. And this is from a culture that is not particularly religious in nature. It's right up there with "Awesome!" for positive things.
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I think that's what I've got. I have an African Gray and when she's in a bad mood I walk right up and put my finger out for her to "set up." *chomp*
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For example... the photo that is shown for the top of the post is a classic "drop-jaw" smile, where the draw is dropped and the teeth are apart. This is a "false smile" used for social positioning. Like I said, Aggressive, hierarchical, and lying.
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We smile a lot because we are culture that is aggressive, hierarchical, and lies. We rarely perform Duchenne smiles to outsiders (where the eyes crinkle, an honest sign of happiness), but instead we use the primate fear smile, which is used to fend off aggressiveness.
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