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    [–] Just when you think we’ve reached peak lunacy, they find a way to top it. JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in sjwhate

    What. The. Fuck!

    I bet she disregards the information that shows that lesbian couples top the domestic violence charts, higher rates of mental illness amongst LGBT etc etc

    But, oh no, the biological and social status quo is toxic and must be dismantled, replaced by state driven homosexual unions. Where have we heard this before.....

    [–] What seemingly benign movie or tv show is actually misogynistic as hell? JayTheFordMan 54 points ago in AskWomen

    Yes, and conversely the wife treats him like shit, and the kids not much better. That show cuts both ways.

    [–] TIL a student at the University of Michigan changed his official preferred pronoun to "his majesty" in order to protest the policy. JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in todayilearned

    Yes, this is the lunacy, and its going to create a huge mess with many people. How many 'trans' kids will undergo 'transition, encouraged by authorities, and then grow up. Already its happening. The rate of 'gender dysphoria' diagnosis has shot up of late, no doubt driven by invested groups. Psychologists are calling for controls to this, because they know that there is ittle to no science or real knowledge behid this gender drive. My fear is that any argument against will fall under these new laws, and parents and society will have very little avenue to do anything.

    [–] TIL a student at the University of Michigan changed his official preferred pronoun to "his majesty" in order to protest the policy. JayTheFordMan 2 points ago in todayilearned

    OK, first of all, false equaivalence, accepting gay marriage does not involve an onus on an individual to act in that scenario. Though I do see a point in the idea of recognising the marital status, where refusal to recognise a gay marriage, then that may be equivalence.

    Now, I see that

    This is where I think the pronoun thing gets messy, and where my issue lies. Calling a transgender man or woman a he or she is totally without issue, no argument, and if this is where it stops thenwe wouldn't be having this conversation. Where it gets messy is the other X number of pronouns, all of which are (in my opinion) purely subjective and has no basis in science or psychology (don't shit on me for this, the facts speak for themselves), and it gets even messy when you get the 'gender is fluid' crew around. So, with such a poorly defined, and fluid (pun intended), interpretation/feelings then how the fuck are you going to (1) hang defined laws on this, and then (2) how do you define your 'offense'.

    I'm not saying that misgendering is not or should not be considered hurtful, nor make attempts to reduce bullying, but I feel that there is a portion of the transgender community that is driving a larger agenda beyond what really should be bullying laws, but yet special laws are being drafted just for Trans people, why?

    [–] TIL a student at the University of Michigan changed his official preferred pronoun to "his majesty" in order to protest the policy. JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in todayilearned

    I think the difference is intent, and this is something that is routinely factored into law. Malicious misgendering, to cause alienation and hurt, would fall under bullying/harassment in my opinion, and this is where I think this whole pronoun thing should be slotted in (because apparently that's the intent).

    Now, you touch on this, and I think this pronoun enforcement is heading where you suggest, where non-use of pronouns is wrapped up in or designated hate speech, as some trans activists would/are suggesting,. and is used as a tool to force people to 'accept' transexuals.

    The second scenario is a slippery and ugly slope

    [–] TIL a student at the University of Michigan changed his official preferred pronoun to "his majesty" in order to protest the policy. JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in todayilearned

    That's the same as 'if you aren't doing anything illegal, why would you worry about internet/email surveillance' :) it's excessive government interference , and something that really belongs on a personal level. Make the laws precise as part of bullying etc, as they already exist, no need to make special laws dictating what should be commonsense.

    Regardless of that, the poorly defined laws being put in place can easily be abused for political purposes outside original intent. E.g bill c-16 in Canada as it is written could potentially make teaching of biological sex/gender (2 genders etc) a case for discrimination/offense as it doesn't ascribe to the gender warriors fluidity/social construct argument. Possibly a stretch, but it's technically possible.

    I relate it to 'islamaphobia' laws that are being put on the table, where islamaphobia is not defined. Doesn't take much to work out the danger in that.

    [–] TIL a student at the University of Michigan changed his official preferred pronoun to "his majesty" in order to protest the policy. JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in todayilearned

    Oh, malicious misgendering is a whole other story. Im totally on board with that. Good example you give. That's fine.

    What I have seen however is both proposed legislation that is loose enough to be used as pronoun enforcement, and transgender activists declaring their willingness to utilisenew laws to that effect.

    Now, I highly doubt the average transgender person would be on board, preferring to get along with their lives with as little difficulty as everyone else (as we all do :)). But there is a small but vocal minority....

    [–] TIL a student at the University of Michigan changed his official preferred pronoun to "his majesty" in order to protest the policy. JayTheFordMan 6 points ago in todayilearned

    Nothing. And I believe, as I do personally in action, is to afford those the curtesy of addressing as they see fit if requested.

    I just have an issue with being forced by law to do so. Curtesy should not be enforced at the end of a baton

    [–] A nazi is punched at the Richard Spencer protest at the University of Florida - 10/19/17 JayTheFordMan 0 points ago in pics

    Sarcasm required here.

    In fact it was the street violence between communists and national socialists in Germany that led to the general populace supporting Hitler as they are getting sick of the communists bullshit. Notwithstanding that communism wasn't terribly popular in germany, but the political groups violent antics only served to cement that opinion.

    It was then a simple matter for Hitler to use that sentiment to further forge his path.

    Do we not see any parallels with antifa here? ;)

    [–] A nazi is punched at the Richard Spencer protest at the University of Florida - 10/19/17 JayTheFordMan 0 points ago in pics

    The problem is that the left is making it self defense by equating 'hate speech' with violence, further justifying violence. Compounding this is by calling them all fascists, and of course, who doesn't want to stop fascism ;)

    [–] Well, you guys got me, I broke down and got clipless JayTheFordMan 9 points ago in bicycling

    Ah, but upstroke pedalling is generally not recommended ;)

    Added power comes from dropping a lot of wasted energy in shoe flex and foot movement. It's generally seen more obviously in higher speeds and higher power pedalling, especially up those climbs ;)

    [–] My experience with Shimano Ultegra SPD and Speedplay light JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in bicycling

    Yeah, my findings as well. I like the wider platform of SPDs, feels more secure and better for my feet as it reduces hot spots

    [–] We aren't all equal: tranny not allowed to play on women's team JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in sjwhate

    This transgender athlete is 6'3" (190cm) and 100Kg, has played international level handball for Australia, and only been on hormones for a year or two. I'm male, same height and 80Kg, and I wouldn't want to play against her! 'She' is a monster compared to pretty much every woman currently playing AFLW, and I see all sorts of drama.

    The ineligibility had nothing to do with her gender/transgenderism, rather her physicality. It was a call based on reality.

    In any case, she's able to be up for draft the following year

    [–] Can I angle my saddle down a little bit? (No padded shorts) JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in bicycling

    I run mine a touch angled down, maybe a degree or so.

    I personally would aim to get some decent bib shorts before you get excited. Makes a huge difference in comfort. Plenty of china sellers via ebay etc doing their wares cheap, and is a good way to get started.

    [–] My 9 year old step-son: 'Why do they have to make boys feel bad?’ JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Looking around media and schools, not really, and not nearly as covert and comprehensive as that for girls. Its really obvious as a parent. Its like its assumed that boys will just get on with it, and somehow girls need that encouragement/leg-up. Sure, boys have some, but there's not the same concerted messages as girls get.

    Why do you think girls are dominating boys in academics/university, and boys falling out of post high school education? Its because of the focus on girls performance, and significant encouragement to do so.

    [–] My 9 year old step-son: 'Why do they have to make boys feel bad?’ JayTheFordMan 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    show also the fact that Males represent the extremes of IQ (both ends mind you, but Men predominate at extreme high IQ) and competive traits, and perhaps this is why inventors etc are dominated by men ;)

    Its not sexism, its the differences between sexes that drive these things

    [–] My 9 year old step-son: 'Why do they have to make boys feel bad?’ JayTheFordMan 3 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in TwoXChromosomes

    As a father of a girl, husband, and friend to many women, I personally have absolutely no problem with positivity for girls per se.

    However, this message to girls has been sung for at least 20 years, with an almost complete absence of similar positive messaging for boys, in fact it could be argued that boys are now copping much negative messages in the form of 'toxic masculinity', no rape pledges etc. So, take a couple generations of this, and maybe, just maybe, this may be having an impact in creating disenfranchised boys who are prone to anti-social actions and poor relations to women. Just saying.

    Point is, while on the face of it we should be all for positive messages for girls, but We are a society for two genders, who work together for a common good, and we should be looking out for both as they grow up.

    Edit - and you know what, maybe its time for messages to be about unity, not about one over another, or special. If anything. I think many of these special attention things serve only to remind us of divides, rather than together.

    [–] My 9 year old step-son: 'Why do they have to make boys feel bad?’ JayTheFordMan 2 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    The point was, why make the gendered distinction?

    The kid is pointing out why this message is not given to both sexes, for world change. Doesn't it take two to do it? or all humans?

    [–] my take on college for men JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in MensRights

    Yep, another STEM grad from.years back, can concur. It will pay off in the end.

    [–] Has anyone used this routine for posture Improvement, and If so did you see significant results? JayTheFordMan 2 points ago in Fitness

    Yes. Tall lanky dude and have a long history of slouching, and poor posture etc. Got sick of that shit. Cue dead lifts and rows (bent over and seated). Big difference in a fairly short time. Feel hell better for it too.

    Also, chiropractic will help as well, keeping things as they should

    [–] Men, If a woman was to ask you on a date, how would you prefer she do so? JayTheFordMan 2 points ago in AskMen

    The one that asks does the paying. I don't know what your friends are thinking, but I would be like wtf if someone asks me out for a coffee and then expects me to pay. Nope right there for me.

    With that shit aside, yeah, as a guy I would be absolutely open and flattered for a chick to ask me out. So just ask him straight out if he would like to hang and have a coffee with you. I'm a major coffee snob, so if he is then it would be an easy sell.