Validation and “Ignorance”


It clear that lots of women like validation.  You can read about it here and here.  Validation is all about warm fuzzies that one gets when one feels desired.  I suppose that women when they are young get hooked on this, and many must continually get their fix.  So where might the fix come from?  Of course, there is straight up validation, but the fix might also come from somewhere else.

One might call it the art of the double negative.  The idea is that there is some guy who for whatever reason is targeted as the enemy (maybe he is an ex-husband/boyfriend).  She can goad him into making disparaging remarks about her, pick fights with hime, etc.  All of this is calculated to give her validation of a different sort; that is, if a bad guy says bad things about you, then one is validated by this.  Of course, this type of validation is not as good as the other type, but it will do.  Furthermore, it is a different flavor of validation; one might get tired of gorging the same food all of the time.

So what to do if you are a fella put in such a situation?  The answer is surprisingly simple: just ignore her.   “Ignoring” is about the strongest validation killer known.  It might be difficult for some men to do.  But men are supposed to be disciplined.  So discipline, and a little bit of thinking ahead can turn the trick.  Think about this the next time you are in such a situation.

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104 comments on “Validation and “Ignorance”
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “It is clear that women like validation.”
    “Validation is all about the warm fuzzies…”
    If it were always that easy, I would have done things differently.

    This post made me me think of something awful. What if your teddy bear ignores you?
    Then, you are truly alone.

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  2. Yoda says:

    Build their life around valuation they do
    The Bible suggests such a thing not

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cill says:

    “What if your teddy bear ignores you?”
    Or Mrs Palmer forsakes you, taking her 10 daughters with her.
    Then you are truly, truly alone…

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  4. Cill says:

    Having dealt with the distraction by Fuzzy, I must now read the original post.

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  5. Yoda says:

    A new post RPG does have

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  6. Yoda says:

    Perhaps dye the hair roots it should

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Weirdness compounded. When this person is up for parole, how will they handle it?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Jar-Jar seeks validation he does.
    Probably too stupid he would be

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  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda write comedy he can.
    For Jar Jar just engaging in talk validation is.

    In all seriousness, validation by everyon desired it is..

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  10. Cill says:

    He doesn’t even have to be saying bad things about her. All she needs to do is complain that he does, and she’ll be the center of attention. Group-bias will take over, and next thing they’ll all be into disparaging him. They will all take this group-think with them and many of them will become a center of attention elsewhere by saying “Did you hear about the lies [bad boy] has been spreading about Sheila?” Group-bias will take over, and next thing the group-think mushrooms and everyone thinks “It must be true, so many people are saying it.”

    I have had this done to me. I wonder how many other men here have experienced it too?

    It happens so easily with women. How many false accusations of rape start this way? Men need due process as a protection against female group-bias. Even when applied full strength, though, due process is a tenuous protection against the huge force of group-think. As we all know, due process is NOT applied full strength for men. When his accuser is a woman, it’s often not applied at all.

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  11. Yoda says:

    In all seriousness, validation by everyon desired it is..

    Jedis seek validation not.
    One of Anakin’s big problems this was.
    Darth Emo not far behind he is

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  12. Spawny Get says:

    Ouch. Works for the UK, Europe, wherever. Read the lot…

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-13/guest-post-ugly-truth-donald-trump-has-exposed?page=2

    The visceral reaction you’re seeing in the media isn’t about Trump’s policies. It’s fear that’s motivating them.

    They fear that you might come to realize that you can’t demonize the “other side” for being evil; rather, they are both equally guilty almost to a single man and woman at being simply indifferent as to how much you get screwed and by whom, up to and including your death and the death of your children, so long as their desire for more power and control, either for them or their friends, is realized.

    If that happens — if you quit the left/right, republican/democrat, liberal/conservative game and instead demand the indictment of all of them for their treasonous and outrageously unlawful behavior along with their removal from office and are willing to back that up with action up to and including a general strike until they are all gone and in chains then they are all screwed.

    That is what is driving the animus toward Trump.

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  13. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    It must be awfully hard to defend against slander.

    Yoda,
    I thought it was the sand people who pushed Anakin over the edge by kidapping and abusing his mother.

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  14. Yoda says:

    Fuzzie Bear,

    Believe me or George Lucas you do?

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  15. Sunshine says:

    On a personal level, it’s quite natural for women to want men’s validation. What isn’t natural is men giving validation to women when they’ve not done something positive to earn it, or women seeking validation from men whom they ought not to seek it from.

    I do find it absurd that feminists have convinced women they cannot do a job without constantly being validated for Doing A Job While Female. I was looking for some information about raising poultry on the USDA website and noticed they have a section specifically for Women in Ag. The idea is to make a fuss over women working in agriculture. Is this really necessary? It encourages women to think that there is something super special about them just because they are farming while female. Better to celebrate accomplishment rather than gender in the professional world. I like this lady’s attitude:

    http://coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-gender-is-farmer.html

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  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    “Believe me or George Lucas you do?”
    You can be Farm Boy’s straight man when he does stand up comedy.
    We’ve already figured out what to do when feminists attend and throw overrripe veggies at him. It’s bring farm animals.

    Sunshine,
    Now that you point it out, women are congratulated for participating in everything.

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  17. Yoda says:

    Frau Merkel’s immediate legacy,

    The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stole huge amounts of votes off the established political parties in elections in central Germany, while a small neo-Nazi party won 17 percent in one district

    Confirming polling which shows that the AfD have hugely increased their share of the vote since Germany decided to open its doors to refugees in late August 2015, the right-wing party won on average 13.2 percent of votes at local election in the central German state of Hesse on Sunday.

    This result made the AfD the third largest party behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), who won 28.2 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, Hessischer Rundfunk reports.

    Both of Germany’s largest political parties lost a substantial share of the vote from the last elections.

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  18. Cill says:

    A link you do have?

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  19. Yoda says:

    Early morning on Degoba it was.
    Sleepy I would be.
    The link here it is,

    http://www.thelocal.de/20160307/hard-right-afd-stuns-with-election-gains-in-frankfurt

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  20. Yoda says:

    Frau Merkel thought much validation come her way it would.
    Being the ” good guy” she would pose.
    Worked out poorly it did.
    Disparage “the other” she will.
    Gain validation from this she might

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  21. Cill says:

    Wonder how Frau Merkel copes with everyday functions I do
    Sit on toilet without help she does?
    Point hole at hole she needs?

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  22. Cill says:

    Warms the cockles of my heart that link it does. Revel in Frau Merkel’s misfortune I do. Barbaric humour at her expense I do feel.

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  23. Tarnished says:

    In all seriousness, validation by everyone desired it is…

    Validation *is* something that everyone wants, Fuzzie, but the reasoning behind said desire is the core difference.

    Incels and loveshys desire, but find it difficult or impossible to receive, sexual validation.
    Careerists desire validation based on their job successes, but may have employers that take their hard work or long hours for granted .
    Children desire validation from their parents and teachers, and can develop low self-esteem if they are ignored.

    So yeah…Most people desire validation of their worth based, in part, from their peers and/or superiors. But I’d argue that is simply because we are a social, interdependent species with complex community rules.

    The “validation” that Farm Boy has written about is not the same. Pity parades, self-victimization, and attention whoring is so dissimilar from wanting recognition for hard earned achievements or to be recognized as a fellow human being that we may as well be comparing apples to tractors.

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  24. Tarnished says:

    Now that you point it out, women are congratulated for participating in everything.

    “Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.”

    -Marilyn, Twilight Zone episode Number 12 Looks Just Like You

    My favorite one, honestly. When mediocrity and artificial perfection become the goals of society, true performance and beauty dies.

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  25. BuenaVista says:

    I’m currently experiencing a form of ‘ double-negative’ validation seeking. Cill alludes to the risks.

    Some college girls I’ve met are swimming now in the ‘rape culture’ myth. One yesterday was wearing a Stop Sexual Violence’ T shirt. (There is none around here.) Then she wanted to know when we were going to ‘meet up’ and drink and shoot pool.

    The T-shirt is for her girlfriends. The eyelash batting was for me. She doesnt realize that she’s wrapping herself in a screaming red flag.

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  26. Yoda says:

    Pity parades, self-victimization, and attention whoring is so dissimilar from wanting recognition for hard earned achievements

    But much easier to achieve they are.
    If only a 70% solution, then good enough to they may be

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  27. Yoda says:

    One yesterday was wearing a Stop Sexual Violence’ T shirt. (There is none around here.)

    But care she does.
    Most important this would be.
    Also cheap it is

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  28. Yoda says:

    As with Hillary, it Frau Merkel stayed home and baked cookies she did, the world a better place it would be

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  29. Tarnished says:

    BV:One yesterday was wearing a Stop Sexual Violence’ T shirt…
    Yoda: But care she does.

    The shirt I’m wearing today says “Free Shrugs“. It also shows how much I care. 😛 😉

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  30. Tarnished says:

    If only a 70% solution, then good enough to they may be.

    What is the solvent in this solution?

    Like

  31. Liz says:

    I want a “free shrugs” tee shirt!
    😀

    (yeah, we were at the coffee shop the other day and a college girl was wearing a ‘consent committee’ tee shirt, or something like that. Nice.)

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  32. Spawny Get says:

    If ‘Free Hugs’ t-shirts were a thing here, I’d love a ‘Free Shrugs’ t-shirt

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  33. Cill says:

    [cill edit: ex post facto TRIGGER WARNING]

    The shirt I’m wearing today says “Free Shrugs“.

    Aww man…

    Man’s greatest flaw is his weakness for female flesh. A woman pressed against me in a liquor store in town. “Oops” she said as she “tripped”. On her T-Shirt was printed HELLO BOYS! jiggling up and down on her pneumatic boobs. I’m hyper reactive at the best of times, but the unexpected thrust of her bosom damn near made me vent my seed to all corners of the earth.

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  34. Yoda says:

    Perhaps a trigger warning useful it might have been

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  35. Spawny Get says:

    Being this far away, some sort of warning would at least allow me to put up my umbrella, don my waterproofs.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Cill says:

    TRIGGER WARNING
    Forecast is for gale-force wind and torrential rain.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Spawny Get says:

    As long as it’s not Typhoon Bukkake, I’m okay with the weather

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  38. Spawny Get says:

    from 18 minutes in.

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  39. Cill says:

    Perhaps a trigger warning useful it might have been

    I agree. She could have said “Look out!” or “Timber!” before she crashed into me like that.

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  40. Yoda says:

    Now that you point it out, women are congratulated for participating in everything.

    Or not participating also they do.
    “Congratulated for existing” better description it is

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  41. Yoda says:

    Man’s greatest flaw is his weakness for female flesh.

    True this is.
    Feminists goal is to exploit this to the max it would be

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  42. Yoda says:

    “Typhoon” probably not a good description it is.
    “Geyser” better it might be

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  43. Spawny Get says:

    Geyser? Most good.

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  44. Cill says:

    Geyser Pronounced “geezer” in the US of A.
    Pronounced “guys uh” here.

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  45. Tarnished says:

    Gracious, just look at these comments. I leave for a few hours and there’s trigger warnings everywhere. And NONE of them are mine!
    *shakes head in disbelief*

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  46. Tarnished says:

    Geyser Pronounced “geezer” in the US of A.

    You sit on a throne of lies, Cill.
    I pronounce it guy-sir.

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  47. Tarnished says:

    Some of my other tshirts:

    -“Yes, these are natural” (shows 2 d20s on teh boobies)

    -“Damn straight, I shot first.”
    (picture of Han Solo)

    -“There Are Two Kinds Of People…
    1. Those Who Can Extrapolate From Incomplete Data”

    -“Nerd? I prefer ‘Intellectual Badass'”

    I could go on, as unfortunate as that may be.

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  48. Spawny Get says:

    I have ‘je suis innocente’ complete with bloody handprint

    Another, in French; born to piss you off.

    ‘ the hardest thing about the zombie apocalypse will be hiding how excited I am’

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  49. Spawny Get says:

    Trying to remember the pseudo French, something like
    Born pour te faire chier.

    Hope that’s right.

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  50. Yoda says:

    Speaking of triggers

    http://www.therebel.media/watch_triggered_protester_pours_bottle_of_urine_on_lauren_southern_because_she_was_winning_debate

    Why bother arguing with angry feminists and social justice warriors when this could end up happening?

    On Friday, March 4, The Rebel’s Lauren Southern had a bottle of urine poured on her because she destroyed feminists in a debate.

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  51. Yoda says:

    Cracking down they are,

    Following the example set by elite liberal universities, the U.S. State Department has begun cracking down on “microaggressions” in the workplace. According to a newsletter from State Department chief diversity officer John Robinson, employees who commit “microaggressions” may risk violating harassment laws in doing so.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/07/state-dept-warns-employees-microaggressions-may-count-as-harassment/

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  52. Yoda says:

    Pessimistic the people are,

    Sixty-one percent of Americans agree that “continued immigration into the country jeopardizes the United States,” according to a new poll commissioned by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney that revealed pessimism across a wide range of issues.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-07/americans-really-don-t-like-immigration-new-survey-finds

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  53. Yoda says:

    Lighten up thread I will,

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  54. Cill says:

    I must go into town later this week to replenish my liquor supply. I’ll have to brave the HELLO BOYS! lady again, in the liquor store. She’ll have me one of these days, by jove. ‘Twill be a fate worse than death. Mwahahahaha…

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  55. Cill says:

    She’ll have me one day, when business is slack…

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  56. Cill says:

    Darkened the thread again, I did.

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  57. Cill says:

    I blame it on Ton. When the HELLO BOYS! woman took over the liquor store, I asked her to order in some Wild Turkey Rare Breed, and she’s had the hots for me ever since.

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  58. molly says:

    I bought a T Shirt printed “Jersey” on one side and “Friesian” on the other. I laughed and bought it, haven’t worn it yet tho 😉

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  59. Choicy says:

    Cillo I couldn’t help noticing that pretty sheila in the bottle-o. Be careful, mate.

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  60. Tarnished says:

    Twill be a fate worse than death.

    La petite mort?

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  61. Choicy says:

    She’s not the only bottle-o in town, mate.

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  62. Tarnished says:

    Why bother arguing with angry feminists and social justice warriors when this could end up happening?

    On Friday, March 4, The Rebel’s Lauren Southern had a bottle of urine poured on her because she destroyed feminists in a debate.

    Spoke about this in last comment thread I did. Safe for no rational man it has been for many years. Now also unsafe for rational women society has become. Anyone left to fight against misandry there is?

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  63. Cill says:

    She will have her way with me in the beer chiller room out back. On top of the beer crates, I shouldn’t wonder.

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  64. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Talk about validation! Granted, she was in a hotel room and had an expectation of privacy but,$55 million dollars for a peeping tom video?

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/jury-awards-erin-andrews-dollar55-million-in-lawsuit-over-nude-video/ar-BBqrpfW?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=iehp

    What worries me about this is all the boys who are recording their escapades to prove consent. This may throw that tactic for defnse out the window. That would leave the boys with no defense in a “yes means yes” scenario.

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  65. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly, 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    all veggie and very yummy!

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  66. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    “Consent Committee”??? If this is at your eldest’s school, get him out of there. Pronto!

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  67. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    It took the world over a day to catch up with that link about Lauren Southern yesterday. That was a good find.

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  68. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    About that, I think the fembots are going to get mjore and more atisocial and radical as they become less popular. On going on a murderous rampage is not impossible.

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  69. Tarnished says:

    Ah. So Cill goes for the sheilas that take control in the bedbeerroom?

    Lol. That’s what I’m talkin’ bout. 😈😉

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  70. Cill says:

    ‘kin oath, Tarn, ‘kin oath.

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  71. molly says:

    Fuzzie Hoki fish fillets today:

    🐠 🐠 🐠 🐠 🐻

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  72. Tarnished says:

    Granted, she was in a hotel room and had an expectation of privacy but,$55 million dollars for a peeping tom video?

    That is a truly exorbitant amount of money, Fuzzie. Too much for the crime. However, I see the guy is getting 2 years in prison which I think is fair. He not only stalked her in public, but pretended to be with her group in order to confirm her hotel reservations, then bribed an in-house employee to learn what room she was staying in, and then specifically booked the room next to hers so he could set up his equipment that took the video. And he was going to sell said video to TMZ…but when they declined he just said “fuck it” and threw it up on the Internet.

    Awkward, dweeby comic reading guys who have trouble talking to women aren’t creepy.
    Dudes like this fucker?⬆
    *They* are creepy.

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  73. Cill says:

    Sometimes it’s good for a change.

    Like

  74. Cill says:

    Total change of subject: I have a post to write re Wee Meddy. I’ll publish it tonight or Thursday a.m. Patriarch time.

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  75. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    Thanks for the fish. Here’s a video of your fav pradators.

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  76. Yoda says:

    A cameo Big Red does make,

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  77. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    $55 million is an obscene amount of money. Would your next door neighbor get that kind of award?
    Yes, he is very much a sicko.
    Yes, fembot would see beta boys crucified, for asking for a date, i.e. dinner and a movie.
    This is all more than a little sickening.

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  78. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    The only ones that Sargon overlooked were the ones that are dead.
    He could have made them ghosts!
    In case someone does this with SheWhoWillNotBeNamed.

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  79. I have fallen behind on comments here but promise I will catch up! Things have been pretty busy, but in a good way. I managed to squeeze out a new post today, I think “the patriarchy” would approve! https://notesfromaredpillgirl.com/2016/03/08/real-life-red-pill-moment/

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  80. Tarnished says:

    $55 million is an obscene amount of money. Would your next door neighbor get that kind of award?

    Nope. None of us normies would be able to afford those types of lawyering folk. Namely, the ones who get their clients the big bucks so *they* can grab a huge ass share in return. It’s all about who has the most grabby hands. :/

    Yes, fembot would see beta boys crucified, for asking for a date, i.e. dinner and a movie.
    This is all more than a little sickening.

    Yup. Just sayin’, if a woman is going to call a man “creepy” she better look up the definition first.

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  81. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    I’ll bet you a doughnut they took her case on contingency. So, anyone could afford that. I think her fame was what rang the cash register.
    What is getting to me is the old story about the goddess Artemis and the hunter Orion. He was out hunting one day and saw her while she was bathjing. She turned him from a man to prey and his own dogs ran him down and devoured him. In compensation, the other gods named a constellation after him.
    That is the level of vanity that is being appeased.

    The fembots will continue to make it up as they go along while modifying the language to justify their abuse.
    Isn’t that a more than a little creepy?

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  82. Tarnished says:

    That is the level of vanity that is being appeased.

    Agreed. Though I wonder if it’s not as much about vanity as a desire to not be harassed online, for this particular woman at least, given how famous she is. If some gross stalker filmed me walking around a hotel room nude and posted it on the Internet…sure, eventually *somebody* I know would see it. But I’m pretty confident in my body and unless it caused rude sonsabitches to call my job and make stupid comments? Well, I really wouldn’t care that much. But she is a famous person who a lot of people recognize. It is different, because she can’t get away from it as easily as you or I could.

    I do get what you are saying in general though!

    The fembots will continue to make it up as they go along while modifying the language to justify their abuse.
    Isn’t that a more than a little creepy?

    Absolutely. Some of the laws they’ve come up with, and arguments they publish, are super high on my creep-o-meter.

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  83. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    Maybe it had to do with her being a sportscaster. I can remember when women sued to be allowed to do interviews in the locker room. The jruling came down that advancing their careers was more important than the players’ right to privacy.

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  84. Yoda says:

    Hope not I do,

    http://m.mic.com/articles/137094/is-luke-skywalker-gay-mark-hamill-opens-up-about-star-wars-characters-sexuality

    In a galaxy far, far away, it’s hard to imagine — and frankly, narrow-minded — to assume there are no LGBTQ people. J.J. Abrams, director of the seventh and most diverse Star Wars film in the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has said as much, and wants gay characters introduced in fu

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  85. Yoda says:

    What is the solvent in this solution?

    For many, ethanol it would be

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  86. Tarnished says:

    So it’s 12:40am my time and I’m off to bed, but just had to put this new Sandman video in the thread for everyone to watch. Holy crap, the paradoxes are to die for.

    Never before have I heard a woman say “I am totally pro-MGTOW!”…then go on to prove that she most assuredly is not and is actually rabidly tradcon. It’s like listening to a train wreck, honestly.

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  87. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I hope not also. George Lucas must be regretting selling his masterwork.
    I don’t know how much more of this regular Swedes can take.

    Tarn,
    That ‘s a big hamburger! I want one!
    Now, I’ll watch it.

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  88. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    I saw it. I have to wonder about all these women who think themselves supportive of men when they are traditional. They may oppose feminism but, in the end, men are there to support them.
    Nore head scratching.

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  89. Spawny Get says:

    Oh wow ❤ ❤ ❤

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  90. Tarnished says:

    I have to wonder about all these women who think themselves supportive of men when they are traditional. They may oppose feminism but, in the end, men are there to support them.

    Yeah, it’s a huge disconnect, Fuzzie. That’s why I wasn’t supportive of the “Anti-feminist Women” posters last year. The majority of their signs were just about trying to get the workhorses back on the farm, not cheering the fact that some were finally running free in the fields.

    I think it may be borderline unnatural for women to truly support the idea of men living for themselves, if one goes by Evo psych theories.

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  91. Yoda says:

    End well this will not

    de Blasio signed an executive order Monday requiring workers in city-owned buildings to let people use bathrooms based on their gender identity, regardless of their anatomy.

    http://m.nydailynews.com/new-york/de-blasio-nyc-toilets-won-discriminate-gender-identity-article-1.2556163

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  92. Yoda says:

    Stonewalling they are,

    Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has been trying for months to get the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights to justify it’s expansion of Title IX. When OCR finally responded (late), its justification was, let’s just say, lacking.

    Now Lankford has written back, rejecting OCR’s justification and saying he was “unpersuaded” by its response letter.

    “In my letter, I asked you to provide me with the statutory or regulatory language that the 2010 Dear Colleague letter on sexual harassment and bullying purports to interpret in cataloguing potentially prohibited conduct,” Lankford wrote. “Far from providing clarity, the 2010 letter obfuscates conduct constituting actionable sexual harassment under Title IX by including examples that ‘can’ violate Title IX.”

    The “Dear Colleague” letters are allegedly “guidance” documents issued by OCR that don’t carry the force of law. The letters, however, threaten schools with a loss of federal funding and an investigation if they don’t comply.

    OCR claimed it could expand what is covered under Title IX – a federal anti-gender discrimination statute – because the language was similar to that in past Dear Colleague letters. Lankford disagrees, writing that the language has been changed.

    “Most significantly, you point to 2006′s Sexual Harassment: It’s Not Academic guidance pamphlet as developing the ‘same examples’ as the 2010 Dear Colleague letter,” Lankford wrote. “This is misleading, since the 2006 pamphlet made clear that such examples could not rise to an actionable Title IX violation without the presence of additional elements.”

    Lankford also notes that none of the previous Dear Colleagues are supposed to carry the force and effect of law, so they cannot therefore “provide sufficient support to answer the question I posed in my January 7 letter: What statutory or regulatory authority do you construe to arrive at the conclusion that Title IX requires that this proscribed conduct ‘can’ be prohibited?”

    Beyond sexual harassment and bullying, Lankford had requested justification for OCR’s sudden requirement that all schools use the low “preponderance of evidence” standard for deciding whether a student has committed sexual assault (a felony that leaves a lasting impact on a student who has been accused). The preponderance standard means an administrator has to be just 50.01 percent sure a student sexually assaulted his or her accuser, meaning that same administrator can be 49.99 percent sure the assault didn’t occur, and still brand someone a rapist.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/this-senator-is-not-happy-with-govts-response-to-overreach-concerns/article/2585132

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  93. Yoda says:

    The world intervened it did

    Still today, the shock many women feel is deep. Me included. Until that night, I thought that in Germany we had long since passed the time in which women were spoken of as victims. That we could finally move on to the achievement of equal rights – something I wrote about last year at this time, on International Women’s Day

    http://m.dw.com/en/opinion-suddenly-its-about-more-than-just-male-chauvinism/a-19101272

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  94. Yoda says:

    Brought up before this has,
    Always funny it is,

    The following is not an example of academic hijinks, but a serious academic attempt to feminize glaciers.

    I bet you didn’t know that glaciers were sexist. Well, maybe they’re not. But they definitely lack the feminist touch as it relates to “epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge.” Or…whatever.

    Yes, it’s gender theory meets climate change in a clash of two of the titanic irrelevancies of the age. And the results are as banal as you would expect them to be. The paper was vomited forth by a group of University of Oregon historians — obviously the perfect candidates to write a paper on climate change. And they spared no liberal shibboleth in the making of this mish mash of hash.

    Behold:

    Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/03/07/the-most-grotesquely-comical-academic-paper-ever-published/

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  95. Yoda says:

    “Friesian”

    This “Holsteins” you do call?

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  96. thedeti says:

    Regarding the Erin Andrews verdict:

    If the judgment includes a punitive damages award, and I suspect it does, that’s probably not going to be overturned as excessive. If it is compensatory damages only, then a good argument can be made that it’s excessive.

    A judgment has to be really grossly excessive, like outside all the bounds of reason, to be “excessive” so as to violate basic due process.

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  97. Cill says:

    Is there no limit to the stupidity?

    “Published on Feb 3, 2016
    Following the exploding number of rapes in Europe due to the massive influx of migrants and in response to the large-scale sex attacks in Germany, Finnish Police have released an absurd rape defense instruction video telling women to simply say “no” with an extended arm to stop an attacker. No, unfortunately this is not parody and the advice is so awful that I felt compelled to show how the reality of rapes in Europe looks like. Much stronger immigrants, usually traveling in groups, would at best ridicule such an attempt to stop rape. Extending an arm and saying words will do absolutely nothing.

    As means of self defense such as pepper spray are illegal under big fines or prison time, women in Scandinavia are completely helpless against the increasing number of rapists flooding into Europe. Politically correct media blame the issue on “men” and the “patriarchy”, censoring the nationality of rapists, changing hue and saturation of blurred images to white avoid “racism” in newspaper, and omitting the race in wanted bulletins.”

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  98. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  99. […] Previously commenter Cill stated […]

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