Sep 14, 2013 at 21:48:07
“I didn't read the article, just the title and first sentence. Of course it is genetic. What are they thinking? That at the moment of birth, the devil entered our souls and turned us to the left side? This is just silly.”
Kitla on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:10:06
“The headline is absurdly misleading about the actual nature of the research. The research was about specifically WHICH genes determine handedness. These scientists clearly already knew handedness is genetic or they wouldn't have been trying to identify WHICH genes are involved in the first place.”
Aug 24, 2013 at 17:30:09
“Well when you're an accomplished woman such as Paulina you can wear anything. Let's see...pictures on instagram, someone's daughter, yup she can now retire she's done so much.”
Nicky Mensee on Aug 25, 2013 at 06:52:30
“And that makes her a bad person because she was lucky to have a privileged life? What are your accomplishments? I am sure you devote countless hours to charity and save people from burning buildings on your free time?”
Aug 18, 2013 at 16:22:38
“He couldn't have found a more accomplished woman. Let's see...um....well...perhaps. Okay it's instagram pictures and she's someone's daughter. Wowzer, I feel better knowing she's out there keeping the digital world going. Yup...uh huh. So glad she's American.”
“And if the 9/11 terrorists had come down from Canada, they would have gone through United States customs and immigration. So US officials would have been responsible for letting them into the country.”
May 15, 2013 at 23:18:15
Canada British Columbia
“The NDP did to themselves again. They run non-campaigns. They didn't want to be negative and I understand that. But they could have reminded people better.
How about: "$6 million dollars to cover up the BC Rail sale. How many MRIs would that have bought?" An economic issue but not slandering anyone.
They could have talked about what the Liberals did, their lies, etc.
Instead it was as if they were running for hall monitor. "No Christie, don't say that, that's not nice."
My disappointment in the NDP is very deep. Time to clean house. Get rid of Moe Sahota. Dix should go. I so wanted them to elect Mike Farnworth as leader. This election was a joke. The baggage the Liberals had should have brought them down, but the NDP blew it.
“I don't know why the legal system doesn't hand down harsher sentences to rapist and child molesters. I wish it would. It should be considered in the same group as a murder. It really does take your life. You have to try and begin again.
In California recently a rape conviction was overturned because the woman wasn't married. Yes that actually is a law from the 1800s. I'm guessing she wasn't considered the property of anyone so no harm no foul. Just ridiculous.”
outsidelittles on Oct 12, 2013 at 13:43:08
“My family will never be spending our money in California, Doubt after I spread the news, thanks for thee heads up. We number over 100 from all across this country and love to travel in family groups. Guess, we" spend the holidays and reunion in......hummmm....OHIO !”
outsidelittles on Aug 3, 2013 at 03:09:25
“It's all of the laws, dating back to the beginning of this government has always been written mostly by men. The few laws for women, are the ones We as a nation of women stood beside each other , we weren't distracted and we stayed standing together until the law got passed Men know how to distract us they have been doing it for a very long time. when you hear about these crimes...if done by a female she gets no less than 15 years, but a male gets if we are real lucky 3 - 5 years . Because to a lot of males rape is not a real crime unless it is male on male. And it will always be that way , until all women stand together on one thing at a time and get it done. Our bodies or rape...see how they do it, it's one or the other.”
“And for those who have run (male or female) in a skirt / dress know it is easier to run in a shorter skirt. If you run in a long skirt you usually pick up the fabric to make it easier. And a stiletto properly wielded can do some damage.”
“Several politicians and celebrities have recently suggested that women wearing certain types of clothing could possibly lead to them being raped so they should not wear them. So looking at this another way, men that have penises could possibly rape. Is there ever a suggestion that they change? I don't know if I mean change their penises or something else but it makes as much sense as blaming women who are raped for being raped.”
Ali Longworth on Jan 27, 2013 at 22:57:38
“Since some men seem to be claiming they have no control over the penises perhaps their should be a law requiring them to wear the heels and minis to slow them down.”
outsidelittles on Jan 27, 2013 at 22:10:59
“let's put the clothing aside, and speak of the real problem...why does a rapist get so little time in jail ? The act in itself is a kind of kidnapping, and murder ( kidnap, the victim is taken against their will, and forced upon/murder, the victim has lost and will never recover that part of themselves ). All governments give way to rapists, this crime should be a life with no parole at all ruling. 3 to 5 years...WTF !”
“Oh my, wouldn't you love Ted Nugent as a leader!!!! Snort. Seriously, the man has done nothing for his country and he wants to be in control. Talk about scary and suggests the need for more mental health services. A slightly taller version of Alex Jones.”
Dec 12, 2012 at 13:03:58
“You lose me when you say "he has a point about her attending the hopsital for no reason". Spoken like one who has no knowledge.”
Steven Lamothe on Dec 12, 2012 at 13:46:47
“Well I have to admit I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to pregnancy I'm only in University (and a male haha) But from what I know (and I could be wrong) morning sickness usually doesn't warrant a trip to the hospital as it is a common side effect of being pregnant, and shouldn't the royal family have the best care where they live anyway?”
Sep 15, 2013 at 14:56:40
“"Don't get me wrong", "I am not trying to toot my own horn", "Please don't misconstrue my comments as sexist", etc. All defensive language. If you know a word is sexist, why would you even entertain the thought of using it in your comments? It is like a comedy sketch where one person is pointing a big red arrow at another person and stating, "not that I think any one here is over reacting". All the time pointing the arrow at them and grinning. You purport to be educated but all your comments indicate that you may need some communication education. Please note I have not comment on the issue, just your communication skills.”
Oren Amitay on Sep 15, 2013 at 16:22:23
“What you choose to label "defensive," I define as "explanatory."
I do hope you can appreciate irony, as you proclaim my need for "communication education" based on "all [my] comments..." *All* my comments? So you choose to use hyperbole to comment on my communication skills?
Moreover, you critique my communication skills based on your own arbitrary criteria--perhaps because something I wrote affected you personally/emotionally/psychologically--while avoiding the real issues. Do you realize that such tactics are the nadir of communication?
As for "hysterics," I used its colloquial meaning for many years before learning of its sexist *origins* in my early 20s. Most people continue to use it with no sexist intent--since they don't know of its original meaning/derivation--hence I *allude* to it in that same manner, while at the same time educating by mentioning its sexist roots. Insisting that I'm trying to communicate anything other than my stated intention might reflect something about your mindset; I won't infer what that is, since I don't know you beyond your online alias.
Please reflect on what in my original message(s) caused the reaction you apparently experienced. Do you truly believe it was my "communication skills" rather than my perspectives? Or did my "tone" rub you the wrong way? Whatever the case, more effective communication would be facilitated by honesty regarding what is really bothering you.”
Sep 14, 2013 at 23:06:09
“Geez Oren, dazzling display of defensiveness. Won't use "hysterics"...but here's the thing...you got it in. Sorta subtle but not really.”
Side1 on Sep 15, 2013 at 20:53:51
“Actually, he's right; not many people are aware of the sexism behind that word. His mention of it here is in fact educational.”
Oren Amitay on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:11:24
“Please point out the defensiveness, KC1954. And what is wrong with my (non-)use of "hysterics"? That is, I believe Ardath was engaging in "hysterics" as it is defined. However, I will not use the word because of its sexist origins. I was not going for "subtle." I was trying to be very clear in describing Ardath's apparent reactions and "hysterics" was the perfect descriptor; the only problem is that its original meaning was sexist in nature, hence I did not actually use it. If there is a better non-gender based word than "dramatics" and less clunky than "exaggerated emotional response" to describe Ardath's demeanour, feel free to provide some suggestions and I will use them without making reference to "hysterics."”
Sep 14, 2013 at 23:03:17
“Ummm....Oren....definitely all about you. Not good.”
Oren Amitay on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:17:10
“Ummm....KC1954....One paragraph out of six (and it was the shortest paragraph) about my approach to dealing with such controversial issues. How is that "definitely all about" me?
The only thing that is mostly about me is the perspective of my comments. However, what else would you expect from a Comments page?
What is "not good" is making unfounded statements such as yours. Please back up your claims with fact. Or step back and do not cloud the serious discussion with nonsensical complaints that you might misconstrue as pithy. This request applies to your other inaccurate comment to my post below, which I have addressed as well.”
Sep 7, 2013 at 21:35:30
Canada British Columbia
“Are you kidding me? And that was alright? Just appalling.”
Douglas Sinclair on Sep 7, 2013 at 21:53:45
“It was an all boy's electricity shop class, probably grade 10 or 11, and though there was some laughter, many cringed. We did go on strike later that year for the girls to be allowed to wear trousers to school, though. The dancers on the Dean Martin Show were called "The Gold Diggers"...the "luckiest girl in the world" won the Miss America beauty pageant...thank God I had hip sisters and fairly enlightened parents.”