April 21, 2005

Murphy’s Law


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Two days ago it was 85 degrees and sunny. I depart for Michigan in about 7 and a half hours, and current predictions put temperatures in the upper 30’s and lower 40’s over the weekend with rain and SNOW! Perfect weather to ride a motorcycle 900 miles in. If I don’t make it, bury me somewhere warm.

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Collapse Comment by Lee
2012-08-11 17:53:57

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in my comments poilcy, it is not my role to serve as an educator on gender and sexuality issues and feminist issues. In order to explain why I believe rape culture should be distinguished from a general culture of violence, I would have to explain the history of oppression against women. I would have to explain what sexism actually is, because a lot of people who, in principle think sexism is bad, really don’t understand it. I would have to explain misogyny and I would have to explain what the patriarchy is and how rape culture fits into it. Explaining these issues to well-meaning, but clueless people who just don’t get it is extremely stressful and extremely draining, both mentally and emotionally. It inevitably turns out into a long, drawn out debate, verging on a flame war, because non-feminists are not interested in challenging their perspectives. At. All. Quite honestly, the thought of trying to explain these issues to you in the context of rape and rape culture is a wearying prospect. Whilst you say you are interested in exploring the issue (which is fantastic), I am not interested in educating you or expanding your knowledge, when you are perfectly able to do that on your own (as I have done on my own). I have been in similar situations way too many times before, and all I end up is frustrated and pissed off for days.I realise you may be annoyed that I don’t want to engage in discussion with you on this issue. You may think that I’m just trying to avoid debate because I can’t explain my position. I have debated on this blog many times before, so arguing my position isn’t really a problem for me (please see for an example). What it is is draining. I have been involved in too many stressful internet debates with strangers to relish these opportunities. Frankly, I’m not in the mood for this right now.What I would suggest to you is, if you are truly interested in exploring this and discovering the flaws in your reasoning then you should take responsibility for your own education before you enter into a discussion completely unprepared, which is what you are doing here. Go read some feminist blogs that discuss rape and sexual violence, but do so with full awareness of your male . Don’t comment on any of those sites until you’re completely sure you grasp the issues, because you’ll look really ignorant. Read, understand, and absorb. Google rape culture like oliemoon suggested, and start educating yourself. is a good place to start. is another good place to start, and their might be another good starting point.

 
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2012-08-12 06:25:31

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2015-01-20 01:53:41

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This is very sad and horrifying. The United Nation as well as the US need to focus on these artocious events taking place every single day in the Eastern part of Congo. It is very sad and unfortunate that no international organization is trying to make this as a priority.

 
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2015-03-15 03:02:57

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It’s good to get a fresh way of looking at it.

 
2015-03-17 17:32:34

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Hahahaha. I’m not too bright today. Great post!

 
2015-03-21 18:39:14

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Thank God! Someone with brains speaks!

 
2015-03-29 02:39:55

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Clear, informative, simple. Could I send you some e-hugs?

 
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2015-04-06 12:09:34

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Posts like this make the internet such a treasure trove

 
2015-04-06 22:15:31

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Haha, shouldn’t you be charging for that kind of knowledge?!

 
2015-04-07 00:57:22

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There’s nothing like the relief of finding what you’re looking for.

 
2015-04-08 04:15:56

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It’s like you’re on a mission to save me time and money!

 
2015-04-18 04:04:54

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2015-07-13 10:10:11

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2015-07-19 06:35:45

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2015-07-28 07:08:29

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2015-08-01 20:30:57

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