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 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: masturbation before puberty?

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 1:42 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 237


I had a colleague/classmate doing fieldwork at a place that advocates for abused children and she mentioned that masturbation in younger children was a sign of molestation, etc. My first thought was "I used to jerkoff like crazy when I was a kid, but I was never molested." Before puberty I...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Should Nancy Pelosi step down as minority leader?

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 389


Yeah, at this point she has become so marginalized and defined by the other side that her name is a thought terminating cleche. Beyond that however, the entire party leadership needs to go for their complete failure over the last decade. Progressives need to take a lesson from the teaparty and take ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 161
Views: 3,492


We're all posting about these things here, but I'm pretty sure we aren't defining the concepts in the same way...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


We have a dozen threads about DJT. I like the conception of politeness in the video, but it does not match the reality of politeness as I learned it. Politeness consisted only of concealing bigoted speech from the objects thereof, while promoting in-group out-group beliefs privately. I think PC has...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


It all comes back to power. Microaggressions, you can literally twist anything into one. If you get someone under your thumb with those, you can do the kind of brain control Goonsquad was talking about. It's all about putting your group on the top and everyone else under your thumb. See, what you a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


Again, this really isn't what this thread is about. If you want to debate what political correctness is, start another thread. quote] But...how can you discuss anything without first agreeing upon what that thing IS? Yes, this thread is about the idea in the video. In order to discuss that, we all ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 12:12 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


Once again, you're not really answering the question. You are pointing out what might well be the problems and solutions here, but you aren't telling me how you would actually convince people to change and adopt your ideas. That would have to be different from issue to issue. I gave an example of s...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Gay white men are not allowed to have a racial preference.

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 11:07 am 

Replies: 89
Views: 2,180


But he watches America on the telly, so he knows all about us. Oh dear! so when Americans watch the "telly" they are "entitled" to make comments but we lesser humans who dwell in the antipodes dare not poke our noses in the affairs of the USA I'm glad you cleared that up for me ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: White students forced to apologize for being white...

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 10:51 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 3,597


EDEN, N.C. – White privilege training in the Rockingham County school system is causing a lot of headaches. Superintendent Rodney Shotwell told Rockingham Now the state threatened to withhold federal funding when a disproportionate number of minority students were suspended in a special exceptional...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: White students forced to apologize for being white...

Posted: 25 Jun 2017, 10:35 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 3,597


...you people are too easy. Not at all. What any fakery shows is that we care about such actions regardless of whether they are real or faked. In this way, our truths persevered, if not the facts. What it shows is that, apart from any fakers, our beliefs remained steadfast in this or similar situat...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 6:09 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


We have a dozen threads about DJT. I like the conception of politeness in the video, but it does not match the reality of politeness as I learned it. Politeness consisted only of concealing bigoted speech from the objects thereof, while promoting in-group out-group beliefs privately. I think PC has...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 5:50 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


1) reasoned debate/dialog and de-tribalizing - which people seem to be quite deliberately running away from, On topic: So, how would you persuade people to engage in reasoned debate and de-tribalization? Via confrontation and personal attacks? (maybe assertions that only moral or mental defectives ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 5:24 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


Again, this really isn't what this thread is about. If you want to debate what political correctness is, start another thread. For the purposes of this thread "the aim of political correctness is to spread empathy, justice and fairness" as expressed in the first 30 seconds of the video. N...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trump calls GOP health care plan "mean"

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 88
Views: 1,695




VOX has a good summary...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: White students forced to apologize for being white...

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 81
Views: 3,597


EDEN, N.C. – White privilege training in the Rockingham County school system is causing a lot of headaches. Superintendent Rodney Shotwell told Rockingham Now the state threatened to withhold federal funding when a disproportionate number of minority students were suspended in a special exceptional...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Political Correctness Went Wrong

Posted: 23 Jun 2017, 12:34 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,477


Here's the actual transcript from the video (with emphasis added by me), if anyone cares... Political Correctness vs. Politeness Political Correctness is, in many ways, an extraordinary and admirable achievement of our age. It involves an acute sensitivity to the suffering of minority groups traditi...
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