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  • zylla posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Of the two sides, I would think that regret over having children is so much worse. How does one hide that regret from their child/children? That’s got to be impossible to hide. That would also be a good study to not only conduct but track – do they eventually make peace with the choice? And when? When the children become teens? When they move out…[Read more]

    • I think framing this as two-sided is a pro-lifer rhetorical trick. There’s a whole range of views. Almost all of those viewpoints don’t include telling women what to do with their bodies. Even if those views are also firmly anti-abortion. Framing this as “two sides” creates a false equivalence between the tiny, loud pro-life minority’s opinion of…[Read more]

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    It’s good to have some quantifiable data on the forced-birthers. There are truly terrifying areas of the country these days with the hate being out in the open. I hope that the elections over the next year continue with the shifts we sat in ’18.

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    It’s so good to see these ol’ familiar faces under new posts. Welcome back!

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Hooray! I keep checking in and I’ve enjoyed the transcripts but I’ve missed Skepchick. Bring it on!

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve tried Chrome, IE and Firefox but I don’t see the video. Did something happen? :/

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    I actually live in the Bay Area; however, as much as I adore Rebecca, Phil, and many of the others* at the event, it is also my nephew’s birthday. Priorities. Hope it’s a great show!

    *I’m sure once I am familiar with them that I will adore them, too, but I must have evidence. 🙂

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    There is a certain mentality that flippantly spews “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission” in the face of many a circumstance. “Yes means Yes” solidly puts the lie to that.

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    The only open carry state I’ve dealt with in the past was Arizona, and there was no problem (legally) from refusing to admit theater patrons from carrying guns onto private property – at least, not 20 years ago, and that was long before the Colorado and Florida shootings. The University would, of course, not fall under the category of private…[Read more]

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    I read this post Friday, downloaded a few Citizen Radio episodes, bought the book on Saturday and read half of it last night. Thanks!

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    How odd! The link is for Skepchick again, not the gamer article.

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    The link in the OP was inadvertently addressed to Skepchick.com/2014/09/quickies/ instead of kotaku,com/.

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    Ask not for whom the Bell Curve tolls, it tolls for thee, Mr. Harris.

    • Among ethnic minorities, the phrase ‘bell curve’ is particularly hated because of its association with ‘race and IQ’ bullshit.

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    THank you for the afternoon laughs! This is great.

  • zylla posted a new activity comment 5 years, 10 months ago

    That plagiarism is wrong is something taught in middle school. Whether it’s legally actionable or not is irrelevant (unless you’re the party pursuing it), it’s morally reprehensible to any writer. It’s even more of a sore point considering this is an atheist and so many religious types argue that atheists have no morals. So I, for one, care.