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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Greta Thunberg sexually assaulted in cartoon

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 9:40 pm 

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I was thinking rather more generally about misogynistic harassment and the way it is used vis a vis prominent women. I agree with you that GT won't be silenced by this vile image. Women of all ages in political life generally are prime targets for sexualised misogynistic attacks and most of the atta...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 1:15 am 

Replies: 152
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Here's an example for you to ponder then, from another thread. Calling another member "a blasphemer" because they don't share a religious view is not what WP is about. Quoted post from another thread in PPR: "You're the blasphemer, not I. Blessed be the Great Mother of God, Mary Most ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 1:00 am 

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I've made the points clearly enough I think about why proselytising is not a good idea here, and was responding particularly to Aunt Blabby's idea of it being acceptable here.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Greta Thunberg sexually assaulted in cartoon

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 12:57 am 

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That seems to be the goal of the ilk of 8chan and its spin offs yes, troll bullies who hide behind anonymity. The goal of the troll armies is to cause harm to others for their own sadistic amusement and the more harm the happier those sickos are.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 12:54 am 

Replies: 152
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None of us know which members have been abused in religious organisations, though there will be some here. And some will have very longstanding scars from abuse in Catholic settings, unfortunately. Prosetylising has the added danger of severely triggering them. I for one do not want them exposed to ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 03 Mar 2020, 12:35 am 

Replies: 152
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isn't PP&R the more proper place for proselytizing? and the last time the LDS [for some reason they hate being called "mormon" now :scratch: ] knocked on my door, i hid behind a couch. ;) [i was little] Perhaps we understand the meaning of prosetylising differently. The common meaning...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Greta Thunberg sexually assaulted in cartoon

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 11:11 pm 

Replies: 224
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The internet is a wonderful invention in many ways, but the way it is used to try and intimidate targets (like this so-called "cartoon") are unspeakably vile, malicious and cowardly. These attacks aren't "jokes", they are something much darker than that.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lonliness is killing me inside

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 10:59 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 447


BlueThunder, you don't come across as a person who would "bug anyone" in your posts here; so maybe try a call or two. I know that takes a lot of emotional energy when you are feeling so isolated. Perhaps especially if you are one of the many AS people for whom phones are not our favourite ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lonliness is killing me inside

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 8:27 pm 

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Views: 447


I understand the loneliness that feels as if it lives inside you, body, heart and soul. It can become so intense over time that even the idea of making connections can become terrifying. Prolonged isolation can play tricks on our minds. I think many of us here have possibly experienced that. Last ye...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 152
Views: 4,736


No, that's not the case: I haven't had any bad religious experiences apart from the annoying door knocking of proseltylisers from the Mormon church. I couldn't call them bad religious experiences, just nuisances. My experience though limited has been positive - I have a close friend, a Dominican who...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 7:07 pm 

Replies: 152
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Hmmm - the problem is that you don't know what any post is going to be about until you have read it. After initial encounters, yes you can try to avoid further exposures, though moderators can't always do this either. Basically I don't think WP is a place for proselytising. Discussion of the bigger ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: [POLL] Cult of the Virgin Mary.

Posted: 02 Mar 2020, 6:59 pm 

Replies: 152
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Posts from obsessed members of religious sects about their beliefs was something I never anticipated as a newcomer to Wrong Planet. Fortunately the exposures have been relatively few but they still seem out of place to me. I can understand that people enjoy discussing social and cultural and politic...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did we lose the fight at conception?

Posted: 01 Mar 2020, 10:23 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 669


Finding your niche and flourishing in it is perhaps the fundamental prerequisite to the fulfilled AS life. I think it is very difficult, though not impossible, to do this, for a variety of reasons. Sometimes I watch the ITV program "The Chase", and reflect on the careers of the two best ch...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Greta Thunberg sexually assaulted in cartoon

Posted: 01 Mar 2020, 6:54 pm 

Replies: 224
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The cultural message is misogyny used in an attempt to silence and intimidate such targets.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Greta Thunberg sexually assaulted in cartoon

Posted: 01 Mar 2020, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 224
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Maybe this thread could tell us all something about the risks of seeing only the trees and ignoring the forest.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do some people choose to be horrible than kind ?

Posted: 25 Feb 2020, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,716


I used to believe something like that long ago, (to my great cost) and some probably are. However most seem more likely to be motivated by the dark triad of manipulative and hostile traits that are more abundant as social cohesion is ripped apart more and more.
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