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    [–] Netflix effects your vagina elliethegreat 206 points ago in NotHowGirlsWork

    If you want proof of that, compare how people talk about pumpkin spice lattes and bacon.

    [–] she was found dead btw elliethegreat 1 points ago * (lasted edited 21 hours ago) in insanepeoplefacebook

    Maybe I should rephrase - the legal system needs to try to be fair but often misses the mark. But that's not a justification to making up individual rules for individual people.

    Incidentally, one of the main reasons I'm against the death penalty is because it's applied differently to different people. You are more likely to receive the death penalty if you are poor, if you are a minority, and if your victim is white. Until we can agree that everyone gets the same treatment under the law, I'm not ok with one of the consequences being death.

    [–] she was found dead btw elliethegreat 2 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    Fortunately our legal system is based off of more than "an eye for an eye" and "he did it first". Rule of law applies to everyone, so we can't just throw away the rules because we hate this guy.

    If someone gets due process, then everyone gets due process. Personally, I wouldn't lose sleep if he shot out behind a shed. But my personal feelings are insufficient justification for undermining the integrity of the criminal justice system.

    [–] she was found dead btw elliethegreat 3 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    I believe in a legal system that treats everyone equally under the law. Due process ensures proper carriage of justice, which is especially important if you want to execute people.

    The legal system is not infallible. Sure, you might look at this case and say "yeah but this one is obvious". But for every obvious case, there are dozens that are more nuanced. The ACLU has a good write up on many of the issues with the death penalty.

    I'm against the death penalty in general since the risk of a miscarriage of justice is too high. But if you are going to do it, appeals and due process ensure it is done right.

    [–] she was found dead btw elliethegreat 8 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    So you're proposing the government execute people without due process?

    [–] she was found dead btw elliethegreat 6 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    It's actually more expensive to execute someone than it is to keep them alive in prison. The endless appeals and legal proceedings are expensive.

    [–] Using a new offer to leverage for higher pay at current organization - doable? elliethegreat 2 points ago in socialwork

    That is a bad idea. Either your current organization won't match and let you walk, or they will match the salary for long enough to find someone to replace you and then show you the door.

    [–] What are some good hobbies for psychotherapists? elliethegreat 1 points ago in psychotherapy

    I believe concussions in BJJ are actually pretty rare because there isn't any striking. Other injuries are much more common, but you carry the risk of injuries in any sport.

    [–] Good sources of protein? elliethegreat 4 points ago in bodyweightfitness

    I often see people making a naturalist argument - protein powders are "unnatural" and "more processed" so they must be worse for you than "less processed" real foods. But IMO that argument doesn't really hold water, there are lots of things that are "natural" and bad for you and "unnatural" and good for you. There needs to be an argument beyond that.

    [–] Good sources of protein? elliethegreat 0 points ago in bodyweightfitness

    Why though? As long as you are getting your micro nutrients elsewhere, is protein powder really that bad?

    [–] What are some good hobbies for psychotherapists? elliethegreat 47 points ago in psychotherapy

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has done more to mitigate burnout and improve mental wellbeing than pretty much anything else in my life.

    Sometimes I just need to go choke someone.

    [–] “You knew what your were getting into” “It’s not about the money” Blah blah blah elliethegreat 43 points ago in socialwork

    Depending on the audience it can be helpful to pull in a structural argument about how the devaluation of social workers is tied to the oppressive, capitalist, and patriarchal power systems (especially since most social workers are female). Telling social workers they are not worth a living wage is basically saying the issues they work to address are not important.

    That can you a lot of traction in some circles (especially when the criticism is coming from other people in the field).

    [–] Trichotillomania solutions elliethegreat 13 points ago in psychotherapy

    No previous experience but I'm wondering if some DBT distress tolerance stuff could be useful?

    [–] My [22M] Financially irresponsible father [55] married a women and brought her to america along with her 2 children. Yesturday he told me that his wife is pregnant. Expects me to work double time to help support him. elliethegreat 4 points ago in relationships

    True but it's a matter of scale. It sounds like OP has an dea of how things should work (or else they wouldn't be posting on here). But at the same time they are having a hard time navigating it in their own life. At this point, it's more "maybe get that checked out cause it'll probably cause you some angst if you continue this career path" and less OP being unethical or dangerous.

    You'd be amazed at what some very qualified, very talented social workers are carrying in their personal lives. The difference is they're aware of it and know how to accomodate.

    [–] He's definitely gone wrong somewhere... elliethegreat 66 points ago in badwomensanatomy

    Does he think women pee out of their vaginas?

    [–] My [22M] Financially irresponsible father [55] married a women and brought her to america along with her 2 children. Yesturday he told me that his wife is pregnant. Expects me to work double time to help support him. elliethegreat 15 points ago in relationships

    Social workers need to have our shit sorted, so I really encourage you to prioritize some form of counselling now (especially since most schools have free counselling services for students).

    The work we do as social workers tends to bring all our unresolved issues to the surface. This gets in the way of doing our job effectively (how do you think you're going to handle a client who reminds you of your dad or his wife?) and also greatly contributes to burnout and is a detriment to our own wellbeing (our jobs are stressful, we don't need stressful personal lives too).

    [–] Daily Simple Questions Thread - February 12, 2019 elliethegreat 1 points ago in Fitness

    Would you run a 4-day cycle or would you double up-lifts on one day?

    [–] Daily Simple Questions Thread - February 12, 2019 elliethegreat 1 points ago in Fitness

    Not a ton of time (I like to keep it around an hour) and I don't really want to do a ton of volume just cause of BJJ.

    Sundays I lift and do (restorative) yoga. Mondays I lift in the afternoon and go to BJJ in the evening (drill only, no rolling that day). Tuesdays are my day off, Wednesdays I do BJJ, Thursday/Fridays I lift on one day and make it to BJJ one day (sometimes both on the same day, sometimes divided). I'd like to make it to BJJ both Thurs and Fri but life usually gets in the way. Saturdays I go to BJJ.

    [–] Daily Simple Questions Thread - February 12, 2019 elliethegreat 1 points ago in Fitness

    What program would you run if you were looking to do 3 days a week with two days being back to back (e.g. Sun/Mon/Fri? Would it make more sense to do a full-body program or an UL split?

    I also do BJJ 3-4 times a week and focus primarily on compound lifts. Main goals are injury prevention and overall health.

    [–] AITA for not warning a Tinder date about my weight? elliethegreat 7 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    5'8" and 115-135 is on the lighter side, even in Canada and I'd hazard most parts of Europe.

    If you go by BMI, under 122lbs is "underweight". Even at 135 you're going to be on the lighter end (while still perfectly healthy).

    [–] How To Deal With The General Bias Against Social Workers While In The Active Dating Pool? elliethegreat 2 points ago in socialwork

    Thanks for sharing. To be honest, I've met a few social workers with similar views but they have been few and far between.

    Not to get into a political debate or put you on the spot (so don't feel like you need to defend or explain yourself if you don't want to), but I must confess I don't really understand it. On one hand, they theoretically see the value and need of people "needing a boost". On the other, they are usually against the government giving any resources to actually make that happen. And then you get into government programs that self-identified 'fiscal conservatives' are against because it's 'needless government spending' but actually *save* money in the long term (e.g. housing first initiatives, birth control, healthcare), and the wheels just fall off the wagon for me.