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#41 The Macallan

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:02 PM

Fair point. 

 

On another note, I posted that meme as a funny in response to the white privilege talk which I generally consider irrelevant. To be honest, I had to look up the definition of “cis”…never heard/saw that before. Turns out as my psychological profile, testosterone levels and sexual preference are all in line with my biological male genitalia, I am now given a label.  :rolleyes:

 

This constant bucketing of people is so counterproductive and only serves to further stir the pot.


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#42 fenderjazz

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:17 PM

Fair point. 

 

On another note, I posted that meme as a funny in response to the white privilege talk which I generally consider irrelevant. To be honest, I had to look up the definition of “cis”…never heard/saw that before. Turns out as my psychological profile, testosterone levels and sexual preference are all in line with my biological male genitalia, I am now given a label.  :rolleyes:

 

This constant bucketing of people is so counterproductive and only serves to further stir the pot.

 

The sentence in bold is clearly what is wrong right now and is at the root cause of much conflict.  Bottom line nobody cares so stop getting people to care about what "group" you belong to.  We are all humans.  We are Americans (at least some of us).

 

I'll use a music analogy.  When the Stones came out with "Miss You" in 1978, fans and non-fans who listened to disco liked it.  When Rod Stewart basically put the same song out in "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" which is basically the same kind of song, they said it was his "disco hit".  Longtime fans, rock fans hated it.  Disco kids ate it up.  Label something, and people will find a reason to hate it or like it.  Don't label something and people don't take it at face value, they give it a chance.  So to with people.  Leave the identity crap on the doorstep.



#43 RushDoggie

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:22 AM

This constant bucketing of people is so counterproductive and only serves to further stir the pot.

 

I would totally agree with this statement, except we have been bucketing people that are considered "different" for years.

 

I understand its kinda odd to find yourself being labeled as "cis" because you consider it the normal, default. If you didn't fit into the normal and default you were already pigeonholed and labeled.


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#44 Valium

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:22 AM

The only buckets that matter are labeled old Rush and new Rush



#45 Moving Target

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

Ah. But when does one bucket end and the next begin? For me, the last Old Rush album was GUP.

#46 The Macallan

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:44 PM

I would totally agree with this statement, except we have been bucketing people that are considered "different" for years.

 

I understand its kinda odd to find yourself being labeled as "cis" because you consider it the normal, default. If you didn't fit into the normal and default you were already pigeonholed and labeled.

 

 

Yes, we as a society have been bucketing people forever and I'm sure you'd agree its absurd. It always seemed odd to me that the "bucketed" people try to change that view by inventing new, softer, PC labels...rather than demand that they not be labeled at all. 

 

I do consider myself "normal" because I do fall in line with 95%+ of the population. I avoided using that word purposefully because it's essentially calling others abnormal. If someone wants to bucket me that's their prerogative. I find it more amusing than anything else...but concerning also. To me it almost feels like the non-white, -straight, -male, -etc. people saying: oh yeah, well I will bucket you now. So there!

 

It's small time and defeats real progress.


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#47 SJS

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:31 PM

I'm just annoyed by the ignorance of chemistry.  "Cis" means "on the same side of"; "Trans" means "on the opposite side".  Shouldn't gays be cis and heteros be trans?


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#48 MrSkeptic

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:38 AM

I'm just annoyed by the ignorance of chemistry.  "Cis" means "on the same side of"; "Trans" means "on the opposite side".  Shouldn't gays be cis and heteros be trans?

Good luck with that. They can't even seem to understand what a much more common word like "phobia" actually means.


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#49 Moving Target

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:16 AM

I'm just annoyed by the ignorance of chemistry.  "Cis" means "on the same side of"; "Trans" means "on the opposite side".  Shouldn't gays be cis and heteros be trans?


The terms are not used in terms of sexuality but gender. A trans-woman starts off as a man and goes to the opposite side to become a woman. A cis-woman stays on the same side as her birth gender.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:19 AM

I'm just annoyed by the ignorance of chemistry.

 

Welcome to fuckin' CP mother fu—----Oh.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

Good luck with that. They can't even seem to understand what a much more common word like "phobia" actually means.

 

I think the only goal with labeling every un-PC thought as phobic would be to scare people away from expressing unpopular points of view.

 

Yes, I'm talking phobiaphobia.


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#52 SJS

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:08 PM

The terms are not used in terms of sexuality but gender. A trans-woman starts off as a man and goes to the opposite side to become a woman. A cis-woman stays on the same side as her birth gender.

 

But wouldn't that be undermining the whole concept of the flexibility of gender?  If cis means "staying what you started out as, biologically", it would seem to be admitting there's a "right" gender related to biological sex. 

 

My lingo, which describes only how people relate to one another, rather than how people relate to their biology, is clearly superior, and therefore I clearly win.  (As the whole game these days is to be more insufferably PC than the next person.)


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#53 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:24 PM

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#54 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:22 PM

But wouldn't that be undermining the whole concept of the flexibility of gender?  If cis means "staying what you started out as, biologically", it would seem to be admitting there's a "right" gender related to biological sex. 

 

My lingo, which describes only how people relate to one another, rather than how people relate to their biology, is clearly superior, and therefore I clearly win.  (As the whole game these days is to be more insufferably PC than the next person.)

It's just arguing that personal identification doesn't always match up with physical equipment.

As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't bother me, so let them claim to be whatever makes them comfortable. Just don't wave your junk in my face and we're fine.


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#55 SJS

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

It's just arguing that personal identification doesn't always match up with physical equipment.

As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't bother me, so let them claim to be whatever makes them comfortable. Just don't wave your junk in my face and we're fine.

 

Reported for the homophobic slur.


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#56 Moving Target

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

Reported for the homophobic slur.


Deoends on the type of junk, surely?

#57 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

All junk.

Genitals are gross.


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First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#58 Moving Target

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 12:41 PM

All junk.

Genitals are gross.

 

I quite like one kind of junk in my face.  Oysters not snails, if you get my drift. 



#59 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 08:17 PM

Some junk FEELS good, but it certainly doesn't look it.

But then, like Hermie, I'm an ass man.

Also, I'm an ass, man!


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First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:46 AM

Maajid Nawaz. Get to know this man.

 


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.





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