A Course Correction?


The science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 was the longest running such series ever.  One of its primary characters was Samantha Carter, who early on in the series mouths,

I’m an Air Force officer just like you are, Colonel. And just because my reproductive organs are on the inside instead of the outside, doesn’t mean I can’t handle whatever you can handle.

Personally, I cringed when I heard that.  I was thinking that we have another ball-busting super-unlikable  feminist character.  I was considering giving up on the series right then, but then I remembered that I had a friend, whose opinion that I trusted, recommend it to me.  So I persevered.

We never heard anything like that out of her again.  Sure, she was a super-scientist, and she could wield weapons when needed; but she almost always pleasant, and never bossy.  Perhaps she could see the future, and took Ms. Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” to heart.  Or perhaps the SG-1 Team Leader Jack O’Neill was alpha enough to tame her.

Though it is does seem feasible that the show’s producers received feedback that its viewers did not like that part of the character.  Studios often monitor reactions to characters early in a series run in order to see how they might fine tune them.  Maybe this is what happened here.  The science fiction audience of majority guys really don’t like such women.  Which isn’t surprising, since most guys don’t like such women.

Can anybody think of a show with a bossy woman that was appealing to the fellas?

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144 comments on “A Course Correction?
  1. Farm Boy says:

    The bear will comment shortly

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    She is good looking but, I can’t tell from your link.
    As for bossy women characters, there is Benton Frasier’s boss in Due South. It takes a while for her to warm up to him but, she does.

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Ignore my comment about her. The photo is fixed.

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  4. Liz says:

    I will watch this episode. Amazon Prime of squee!

    Totally unrelated to the topic but quotable quote for the day:

    “Bernie Sanders explaining where wealth comes from is like a 4 year old explaining where babies come from.”

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  5. Yoda says:

    Babies come from the government they do?

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  6. Liz says:

    Government storks, Yoda.

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I don’t think that even feminists like the character of the “bitch on wheels”. Even they want to see a little romance. The “bitch on wheels” has a personality so obnoxious that no man will go near her, negating her sexuality.

    There is another stereotype going in in Meg’s character in Due South, her career has been fast tracked. While Benton is still a Constable, equivalent to Private, Meg graduated later and has been promoted to Inspector, Colonel..

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  8. Yoda says:

    Government storks, Yoda.

    Civil service employees they are?

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  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Sometimes the stork can’t find the address. Then he looks for a large family because he can’t fly all the way back to the North Pole. To the large family, what is one more?

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  10. Yoda says:

    There is another stereotype going in in Meg’s character in Due South, her career has been fast tracked.

    If declare oneself as as a woman one does,
    fast track a career one can?

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  11. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that they are affiliated with Santa Claus and are funded by the same agency.

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  12. Yoda says:

    Storks as reliable as the mailman they are?
    No wonder DNA testing discouraged it is

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  13. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I don’t know if that will work, It must one of those things that will work great with good political timing or fly like a lead balloon.

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  14. Yoda says:

    Samantha Carter wide eyes she does have

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  15. horseman says:

    Amanda Tapping as Dr Magnus in Sanctuary.

    Better than Ukraine pole dancer. IMHO.

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  16. horseman says:

    Gotta say woman makes fighting sexy. But then again she is another Ren wannabe.

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    A man could drown in those eyes.

    Horseman,
    I am going to presume that long term care would be provided to those who served in the Armed Forces of Canada. Has anyone thought to contact Norway’ on this? At a guess, if their Navy is on the hook for his long term care, it will cost less in Canada than Norway. They could pick up the tab and be money ahead with everyone happy.

    I did note that they won’t let anyone leave a comment without first and last name. That is more than a little ominous.

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  18. horseman says:

    He was an Allie. He served. He spent most of his adult life as a Canadian taxpayer. I don’t care whetre he wad born, he has citizenship. He Earned this.

    But the SJWs would rather put up the flood of refugees than serve a decorated 94 year old vet. I am not often ashamed of my country but this is inexcuseable.

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  19. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    I like it when the Ukrianian girls says “Spasibo”.
    The girl on girl kissing leaves me a little cold. I don’t know why.

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  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    Is long term care covered under National Health Insurance up there? Down here, Medicare doesn’t cover it and people have to go out of pocket if they haven’t gotten insurance for it. It’s five thousand dollars a month here in a low cost of living area..

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  21. Yoda says:

    And just because my reproductive organs are on the inside instead of the outside, doesn’t mean I can’t handle whatever you can handle.

    Many more differences than that there is.
    Pretend that not true it would be

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  22. Tarnished says:

    Personally, I cringed when I heard that. I was thinking that we have another ball-busting super-unlikable feminist character.

    That viewpoint is very understandable. However, I took it as a woman with a chip on her shoulder due to being one of the rare women who really hate chivalry, even when it would benefit her. Having lots of experience with this myself (even at my new job), where guys trip over themselves to “help” you with regular, daily activities, I just assumed her character had gone through something similar and wanted to nip any unnecessary chivalry before it could grow. (Of course, said nipping could have been done in a less aggressive way, but I will give them the excuse of trying out the character.)

    Interesting how 2 people can watch the same scene, yet interpret it so differently. It really does speak to our backgrounds, doesn’t it?

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  23. Yoda says:

    Last post vayjays it was.
    This post nips it is

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  24. horseman says:

    Fuzz

    LTC is not covered by OHIP but Veteran Affairs pays for it for service vets of the major wars. Thats the issue. Some pencil pusher is denying him because although a citizen his military service was for an Allie not CAF.

    p.s. I am a civil servant running a medical facility. If it was my jurisdiction I would let him in my facility on compsssionate grounds. I literally make this exact decision weekly. Its a bullshit decision by a coward who never fought.

    p.s. I am biased have served several tours in Yugo in the 90s.

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  25. horseman says:

    Yoda

    nightly fun The Horseman is missing out on here.
    Lost time to be made up it is.
    Two SIWs better than one they are.
    MGTOW I am, dead I am not.

    P.s. Loved when Hans Kirk and Starbuck made the frakin Kessel run to Rigel 4 in the Millenium Gallileo I Do. Gallactic War Trek forever!!!

    Fuzz she is just saying Thank You. Its pronounced Spa-SEE-ba

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  26. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    Bean counters are the bane of compassion. From what little I have seen, women are the overwhelming consumers of this service at the rate of nine to one. Letting this guy in is not going to open the floodgates.

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  27. Cill says:

    Tarn, I don’t know the character Samantha Carter, but I would have interpreted her comment as FB did. It’s the same old tiresome repetition of “girls can do anything” that has been rammed down my throat for as long as I can remember (I was born in the mid 1980s). I received the message of it loud and clear: there many things girls can do that boys can’t, but nothing boys can do that girls can’t.

    As I see it, your attitude is not that of a typical woman. It’s interesting that you would ascribe your atypical intentions to a female character. Was there something about Samantha Carter that indicated a male way of thinking? Or do you tend to identify with female more than male mentality? If so, do you think it’s an unrealistic tendency to have? Or are “feminine” and “masculine” more appropriate words than “male” and “female” in this context?

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  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    I like it when she says that! I think that she means it.

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Getting back to the original post,Thatcher from Due South is the only ball busting female character that ended up being likable. I can’t think of any more. I suppose it is this way in real life too.

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  30. Yoda says:

    Probably writers thinking like Tarn they were not

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  31. Tarnished says:

    Probably not, Yoda.
    Probably thinking like Fems they were.
    Unfortunate that is.

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  32. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    You may also be a master of understatement.

    We have found a demand for a certain character- the reformed ball busting feminist who has many good qualities. That would sell!

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  33. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Something else for “writers” to consider. No more Mary Sue!

    Tarn,
    I think you are right. The weren’t thinking.

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  34. Yoda says:

    You may also be a master of understatement.

    Learned famous British undergarment from Obi Wan I did

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  35. Yoda says:

    “Understatement” that is

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  36. Yoda says:

    Hopefully the Dark Side not working through autocorrect it is

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  37. Tarnished says:

    Tarn, I don’t know the character Samantha Carter, but I would have interpreted her comment as FB did.

    Wouldn’t have expected otherwise, mate. Like I said above, FB’s (and your own potential) reactions are very valid.

    I received the message of it loud and clear: there many things girls can do that boys can’t, but nothing boys can do that girls can’t.

    Well, that’s both idiotic and false. Pretty sure every regular commenter here knows that. In my own life, I got both sides of the coin: Fem thought in school (rah rah undeserved gurl power!), Tradcon thought at home (females are supposed to be pretty, quiet, submissive, and desirous of motherhood). So I suppose being exposed on a daily basis to 2 such extremes just made me dislike ’em both. It’s likely why I fall in the middle.

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  38. Cill says:

    The famous British long-johns the undergarment would be?

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  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    What we refer to here as a “Union suit”?

    Tarn, Until you mentioned it, I hadn’t considered how much certain roles are hammered into girls’ heads.

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  40. Cill says:

    Long-johns comprise a long-sleeved singlet and long-legged underpants, all in one piece.

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  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    And there is a flap held up in the back with two buttons.

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  42. Cill says:

    According to the irreverent Henry Root, Margaret Thatcher wore WWI issue combat knickers.

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  43. Tarnished says:

    As I see it, your attitude is not that of a typical woman.

    True. Be a bit strange if it was, would it not?

    It’s interesting that you would ascribe your atypical intentions to a female character.

    I suppose.
    It could just have been a form of projection. I haven’t watched the series in a very long time, but I do tend to latch onto tomboyish characters…though in that I’m usually disappointed because they *do* turn out to be Fems. 😦

    Was there something about Samantha Carter that indicated a male way of thinking?

    Not in particular.
    I didn’t watch SG-1 until a few years after it came out, and her character initially reminded me of the playable female videogame characters in Perfect Dark and Metroid.

    Or do you tend to identify with female more than male mentality?

    Not 100% sure what you’re definition of “mentality” here is. Bit more info?

    If so, do you think it’s an unrealistic tendency to have?

    Heh. Most of my tendencies are said to be “unrealistic” or at least very out of left field. Example: when I was young, I often forgot the word “carousel”, and used to call such rides “horse tornadoes” instead. So…yeah. My brainmeats be weird.

    Or are “feminine” and “masculine” more appropriate words than “male” and “female” in this context?

    Heck if I even know anymore.
    And that’s not me being snarky or sarcastic…
    I really don’t know. I’m still stuck on the discussion I was trying to have with Fuzzie five or so posts ago regarding the revelation (to me) that actions could be masculine or feminine.

    Too many topics to think about at midnight…

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  44. Tarnished says:

    Tarn, Until you mentioned it, I hadn’t considered how much certain roles are hammered into girls’ heads.

    Blurkel used to have a lot to say about this…
    I do miss his input.
    Hope he’s well.

    I find it interesting that my younger brothers and sisters took almost entirely to said tradcon gender roles, to varying extents, but I did not. The only difference in our upbringing is that I’m significantly older than them (7-10 years, depending) and I was the only one who got to live with our maternal grandparents.

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  45. Cill says:

    “Too many topics to think about at midnight…”

    Fair enough. It’s only 4pm here, and I’m a box of birds.

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  46. Cill says:

    Fluffy Ducks

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  47. Tarnished says:

    I have to be up in 5 hours. What the blazes am I still doing awake?

    G’night, all.

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  48. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Thanks for being here with us. Tarn

    Cill,
    QUACK!

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  49. Cill says:

    Too late for another return trip. A bit more off-loading to do and we’re done for the day.

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  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Al the cattle are happy in their new place?
    Molly there making dinner?
    Life is good!

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  51. Cill says:

    There’s a lot of shifting still to be done, but we’re ahead of schedule and I’m happy with the 2 days so far. Choicy, Tom, molly, great teamwork. Tonight will be my first night at my new home and I’m delighted to have those 3 as my guests.

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  52. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    When it is time to move, that is when you learn who your friends are.
    I am glad for you!

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  53. Cill says:

    Fuzzy, even more when you’re going through a bad patch, you learn who your friends are. I have great friends, most of them IRL, 2 of them online (they know who they are).

    Tom and I are on our way up the lift. Molly and Choicy have been drafting and settling the cattle, and housing the machinery and positioning the plant, whilst Tom and I have been working the old (sold) place and the barge. Wee molly with some help from my mum has also (I hope) prepared a banquet fit for a king. In few seconds, we’ll know.

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  54. Cill says:

    It’s my favorite spread: Roast lamb, home made mint sauce, roast spuds, parsnips, pumpkin, onions baked in their skins, peas, gravy made from the bottom of the roasting dish. Excuse us while we wrap ourselves around this grub.

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  55. Ame says:

    Cill – I love hearing about your family (Molly, your Mum, and others as you reference them). to me it’s a dream family … nice to know it’s real 🙂

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A hard day’s work completed, good food, and good company!

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  57. Cill says:

    Yep

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  58. Cill says:

    Well said fuzzy and ame.
    man trhis is good.

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly made it. It has to be wonderful!
    FOOD!

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  60. Choicy says:

    By crikey that first lamb went down quick. Now for lamb#2 brought out of the oven by a… no I wont go on about these sheilas any more mates, you heard it all by now. Whereas I thought no man could match Cillo and me at eating I have to admit Tom the Maori out ate us, my mates. Lamb#1 vanished like a fart in a fan factory.

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You guys have been working hard. Food will disappear fast. Don’t tell me anymore about the women in Cill’s family. I am more than a little jealous.

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  62. Choicy says:

    It’s hard when your looking right at it. Anyway I’ll try.

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  63. Cill says:

    Ladies and gentlemen please charge your glasses and be upstanding. Here’s to the health of a course correction (glug)

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  64. Choicy says:

    To Fuzzie Bear!

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  65. Guests says:

    Fuzzie Bear

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  66. Cill says:

    Don’t know how or why a course correction became Fuzzy Bear but I’ll buy it.

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  67. Choicy says:

    Here’s to the health of Yoda for the first time!

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  68. Guests says:

    Yoda!

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  69. Cill says:

    Yoda the Verdish one

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  70. Guests says:

    Here’s to the health of Spawny bro

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  71. Cill says:

    Spawny bro!

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  72. Choicy says:

    To Spawny my mate!

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  73. Ame says:

    hehe! y’all are fun! have a great time, Mates! 🙂

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  74. Guests says:

    I’m laughing so much I can’t see

    Cheers. Tom the Maori

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  75. Cill says:

    All is lost. Tom is gone. Tom is doomed.

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  76. Guests says:

    I say Hand me a kerchief old chap.

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  77. Choicy says:

    Imagine these three blokes sitting arounf a table with our thumbs on our phones. That’s the 3 of us at the moment mates. Tom the Maori is laughing like a drain. [Cill – I deleted some of this at Choicy’s request]

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  78. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You all toasted me?!
    To all of you in the “Down Under” crew!
    While you have seen it before, I don’t think anyone can close a show like Lonesome George.

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  79. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill’s Special Silly Draught?

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  80. Guests says:

    fuzziewuzziebear I will click like not because I like George thoroghgood but because the key on my phone was reachable “;)”

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  81. Cill says:

    Good people, having outstayed our raucous welcome, we will withdraw to watch super rugby on a new giant screen. Farewell, best wishes, long and fruitful lives to yall.

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  82. Choicy says:

    Thanks for the Thorogood clip Fuzzie. Good sound mate. See you later mate.

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  83. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Enjoy rugby! It’s past my bedtime. I’ll dream of feasts with lamb served by beautiful ladies.

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  84. Tarnished says:

    gravy made from the bottom of the roasting dish

    Is there any other kind worth having?
    Even as a vegetarian, I know gravy made with the drippings of the meat tastes the best.
    Mouth still waters at the thought of it…Yum!

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  85. Tarnished says:

    Thanks for being here with us. Tarn

    No, thank you for putting up with me. *grin*

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  86. Tarnished says:

    Tarn, Until you mentioned it, I hadn’t considered how much certain roles are hammered into girls’ heads.

    Roles are hammered into boys as well. It’s just easier to shake off those roles with a masculine-typed brain, especially if they’re bad for you.

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  87. Spawny Get says:

    “It’s just easier to shake off those roles with a masculine-typed brain, especially if they’re bad for you.”

    So you reckon that the female red pill equivalent is harder to choke down than the male one?
    Might be a good post in that…

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  88. Spawny Get says:

    I’m loving the political blogs talking about Camermong’s disasterous TV debacle, why the joy?

    Portillo was a big ally of Maggie…this is the voice of someone who was central to the Tory party.

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  89. SFC Ton says:

    I know what girls put in there mouth so….

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  90. Tarnished says:

    So you reckon that the female red pill equivalent is harder to choke down than the male one?

    Definitely.
    Perhaps most especially for women without male friends, or who have been raised to see males as utilities to be used or beasts to be domesticated, instead of fellow human beings.
    You can easily see this in Fems who loudly proclaim a desire for Equality In All Things, except for situations where they don’t benefit.

    “I believe in equality…but I still expect to not pay for the first few dates, and have the door held, and my chair pulled out, and him to walk on the outer (read: muddier) portion of the sidewalk, and that men don’t need DV shelters. But that’s equality, tee hee!”

    Bitch, please.
    Get outta here before a certain Furby drops an entire carton of Häagen-Dazs on your empty head.

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  91. Spawny Get says:

    It never rains but it pours…the tears down my cheeks
    Frexit: ‘Anxiety’ That Paralyzed France Could Crash Out Of Eurozone In 12 Months

    Structural problems with the French economy, combined with weeks of violence and civil unrest as the government battles striking unions has elicited concern that the nation may fatally damage the European project.
    Analysis including the so-called ‘Frexit Index’ — a rating of the chance of France crashing out of the Euro suggests British truculence and the migrant crisis are just the beginning of Europe’s worries.

    German newspaper Die Welt reports that while “everybody is talking about the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union” many are ignoring other problems which threaten “the common goal of a powerful Europe”.

    The chance of France leaving the Euro within twelve months trebled over the month of May, the latest figure available. The present inability of the French administration to deliver reforms and the ascendency of the Eurosceptic Front National are cited as key reasons for the increase.

    The latest polls in France show Front National leader Marine le Pen to be the clear favourite for victory in next year’s presidential elections.

    One of the major concerns about France’s relationship with the Euro is the inability of their govenrment to devalue their currency to help balance trade and to “nourish” the economy. According to the analysis of Die Welt, France needs to devalue their currency — impossible within the straitjacket of the Euro — and to restructure their labour market.

    (I’m not laughing at the French, I enjoyed my time over there)

    The extremely negative reaction to Britain’s potential exit from the European Union in Brussels may be understood when the possibility of so-called Frexit, and the departure of other nations following the United Kingdom are considered.

    As reported by Breitbart London today, the chief of Germany’s stock market admitted that if Britain leaves the EU, Germany may very well follow. Although Artur Fischer clearly did not relish the idea himself, he could not deny that once German people saw Britain enjoying their own Freedom they would want to do so themselves.

    The so-called Eurosceptic contagion has also spread to the Czech Republic, as Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said if Britain went, his nation probably would too.

    High stakes here. Very high.

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  92. BuenaVista says:

    I believe the government should provide this product free of charge:

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  93. Spawny Get says:

    I tried removing ‘?’ and everything after but that still didn’t render.

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  94. BuenaVista says:

    It does in Chrome.

    Is there a way to copy images into the dialogue box? I’ve never figured that out.

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  95. Cill says:

    The latest polls in France show Front National leader Marine le Pen to be the clear favourite for victory in next year’s presidential elections.
    Strewth, this is big news.

    the possibility of so-called Frexit
    I had no idea…

    if Britain leaves the EU, Germany may very well follow.
    Am I reading this or did someone spike my drink?

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  96. Spawny Get says:

    Maybe I have too many security filters running?

    You’re saying that your original comment (I reverted the change that I tried – comment is vanilla once more) works for you on Chrome? Or do you mean that when I duplicated your link and trimmed it, that worked?

    I’m using Iron, which is a Chrome variant with a little better privacy, plus a few add on filters. I just see the text. When I added the trimmed copy I had a generic image thumbnail for that instance of the trimmed link.

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    The German one is a peach, it’s actually a threat. If ve leaf ze EU zen ze cgloves vill be hoff

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/03/berlin-stock-exchange-chief-admits-brexit-happens-germany-may-follow/

    If Britain leaves the European Union (EU), Germany may not be far behind, the head of the Berlin Stock Exchange has admitted.
    Artur Fischer said that the EU is a “thin layer of civilisation” that could be irreparably damaged if Britain votes to leave this month, and if Britain goes there will be a “temptation” for the German people to follow suit.

    Speaking to the BBC, Mr Fischer said: “Being nationalistic is not a good thing. So if the value of the EU is damaged – and it is already fragile – and if Great Britain is out, the temptation is the German population will also consider ‘what are the benefits? Why don’t we do things on our own?’”

    He went on to claim that European “civilisation” would be under threat in the event of Brexit.

    “It gives you a very eerie feeling, how thin that layer of civilisation is. If you do things together with other countries in the EU it gives us a chance to come to a compromise. If we are not in the EU we will not look to compromise, but to win.”

    These cunts are sociopaths, I swear to you.

    Did I mention that I want the fuck out? And have done for 15-20 years now. Before that I wasn’t exactly a fan, don’t get me wrong, but these cunts are out of control.

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  98. Spawny Get says:

    Marine Le Pen Surges in French Polls

    Front National leader Marine Le Pen has double the polling numbers of current president François Hollande ahead of the 2017 French presidential election.
    It is less than a year until the French public will vote on the highest office in the country, and new polls suggest that the current president François Hollande could be in serious trouble.

    A survey published by Le Monde on Thursday shows the French president polling at 14 per cent while likely Republican candidate and former president Nicolas Sarkozy scored 21 per cent. The clear winner of the poll was anti-mass migration Front National party leader Marine Le Pen who was favoured by 28 per cent of those surveyed.

    The survey, which began in November and will be conducted until just before the presidential elections in June 2017, is based on a large sample of 19,455 people who are asked their opinion on multiple occasions. These results come from the fourth time the participants have been surveyed on their political preference over the period of 12 to 22 May.

    The biggest loser in the poll is Mr. Hollande whose disapproval rating rose among the group surveyed. The percentage of those totally dissatisfied with the Socialist leader have gone from 43 per cent in March to 53 per cent. The level of satisfaction with Mr. Hollande, on a scale of 1 to 10, now rests at 2.1.

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  99. Cill says:

    Spawny and BV
    I enclosed the image at 2:02 pm with <img src= …
    but I might have done the wrong thing?

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  100. Spawny Get says:

    I now see the image, thanks Cill

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  101. SFC Ton says:

    The Ton on the EU

    Fuck that noise. Any consolidation in power is bad for Joe Average. Doesn’t take a high school graduate to know that shit

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  102. Cill says:

    The clear winner of the poll was anti-mass migration Front National party leader Marine Le Pen who was favoured by 28 per cent of those surveyed.

    I knew her popularly was rising, but… this news is right out of the blue for me.

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  103. Spawny Get says:

    Turkish Germany relationship now reclassified as ‘tetchy’
    ‘They burned Jews, now slander us’: Protests in Turkey over German motion on genocide (VIDEO)
    Which is rather a shame as Turkey is threatening to release three million ‘refugees’ into Europe. Merkin has been bending over and grabbing ankles, sending shed loads of cash, sending strong signals that previous demands for Turkish reform before visa reform might be loosened to Turkey.
    Nothing sadder than seeing a previously happy relationship hit a speed bump or two

    Bozdağ was among the Turkish officials who fiercely decried the German move, saying it was insulting, but irrelevant.

    “Even if all parliaments of the world pass a similar decision, they would not besmear or nation, our state and our history. We have nothing to be ashamed of,” he said, adding that there would be consequences for Germany. “The Turkish people and the Turkish state never forget their friend or their enemies.”

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  104. Cill says:

    It really is on the cards that Marine Le Pen could be next President of France?

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  105. Spawny Get says:

    Well…there will probably be a rally around by every other party behind whoever is her biggest rival (as just happened in Austria), but…who knows?

    I hear that she’s a full blown socialist, so it’s not like I’m a fan in that respect, mais chaque a son gout. (but each to their own taste).

    But she and Merkin aren’t going to be going out for a few bevvies and a knees up, so she ain’t all bad.

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  106. Cill says:

    I might have done the wrong thing?

    I better clarify that:
    I wasn’t questioning the image itself, but was wondering if something might sneak through with the code in the url (address) – metadata or some such.

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  107. Cill says:

    But she and Merkin aren’t going to be going out for a few bevvies and a knees up

    HAAHAHAHA!

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  108. Spawny Get says:

    I think that all you did was give the HTML parser a kick to treat the whole thing (which doesn’t end with png/jpg etc) as an image…so go get the image and render it as such.

    Not really my thing, but I think that’s all the effect of what you did. It seems that some browsers recognised it without your work, others (mine) didn’t

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  109. Spawny Get says:

    “few bevvies and a knees up”
    translates as ‘a couple of drinks and a dance’

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  110. Cill says:

    translates as ‘a couple of drinks and a dance’ I know mate, I know.

    The mental image is too much.

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  111. Spawny Get says:

    I was sure that you knew, pour les autres mon ami

    Strange, I’m writing French while sober…concerning. Sun confirmed to be over yard arm…

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  112. Liz says:

    LOL BV. You’ve been on a roll.
    Was there a recent bad experience?

    I doubt the cream would work.
    But this item does. The French women use it…at least, the instructions are in French
    (I dubbed it le Monique) 🙂

    http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Recommended-Kegelmaster-Exercise-Device/dp/B00XYPLCKA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1464963898&sr=8-1&keywords=kegelmaster

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  113. Liz says:

    Forgot to add h/t Toad.

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  114. Cill says:

    [Fischer] went on to claim that European “civilisation” would be under threat in the event of Brexit.

    Other parts of the world manage to be civilized without any need for the EU, if that’s all right with you Herr Fischer. I’ve been to Europe. Even tiny little NZ could teach Europe a thing or two, you geocentric boxhead.

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  115. Spawny Get says:

    More bad news…no, seriously…I don’t want them getting rid of this loon
    Corbyn is getting worse. The man is a total twit

    Yet that is what he seems to to think. I have just watched Corbyn the Movie, produced by Vice, for the second time, as I wanted to check that my initial reaction was justified. It transpires that Corbyn is even worse than I originally thought.
    1) The film is worth half an hour of your time, not least for the look on Seamus Milne’s face when Corbyn ignores his spindoctor’s sensible advice to go for the flailing government during a statement in the Commons. Corbyn, being a total twit, thinks he knows better…Milne looks like a bright man who knows he has signed up to work for a complete clown.‎ He did.
    2) I was going to observe that Corbyn is a nice man, because that is what one is supposed to say. But after watching the documentary made by Vice I am not even sure that is true.
    3) Corbyn is absolutely full of himself. He thinks he’s fantastic and forgets any notion that he is reluctant to be in the public eye. Corbyn‎ is clearly loving the attention after years of being ignored and derided…He’s in love with it all and goes around the country meeting only the tiny, deluded minority that thinks he will ever be Prime Minister. It is pathetic to watch.
    4) ‎He’s not the sharpest tool in the box, and being dim he struggles to process setbacks. His on-camera tantrum against the blameless, bright Jonathan Freedland who dared to write an eloquent analysis of Labour’s real anti-semitism problem is quite weird.

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  116. Cill says:

    .
    SOME POSITIVE NEWS

    I’ve just had a call from “the kid” (“Red Pill Advice for Boy“)

    His voice has changed a bit – more confident I think, maybe more masculine. He wants to spend more time with me and his parents are keen to arrange it (time off school etc). I also spoke to his mother who said she and her husband and the kid’s school all noticed an improvement after his stay with me. He still has some “issues” but is “on the right track”. During the convo, it was obvious that the kid has had the nous not to mention any of the RP stuff to the people in his life.

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  117. Liz says:

    Oh, ho! I get it now. Swithy, Debra Messing took the time to photoshop that orange into her shirt for a reason. Orange is apparently the “gun violence awareness” color! Yes indeed.
    Amy, too, is very very concerned for everyone’s safety (complete with selfie).
    “Fearless”, “pushes boundaries time and again”. Totally in the interest of concern for everyone’s safety, she’s “putting herself out there”.

    Oh, how refreshingly brave and avante guard!

    https://www.yahoo.com/style/amy-schumer-posts-racy-instagram-234645063.html

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  118. Ame says:

    Cill – that’s awesome! i was wondering how that was panning out. 🙂

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  119. Ame says:

    Cill – that’s awesome! i was wondering how that was panning out! 🙂

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  120. Liz says:

    Don’t worry Yoda.
    Just a tiny portion of Amy in a sport bra, sucking in her gut.
    I’m not sure it’s really Amy.
    But I understand your concern and you are right to be concerned.

    (that’s great news about the boy, Cill!)

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  121. Indeed the idea of the EU is bizarre, it would be like America joining up with Canada and South America, getting rid of borders, and all using the same $$$…. why on earth would any nation want to lose control over their destiny like that?

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  122. Or that’s my understanding of what is happening there, is that accurate Spawny? How did that happen (typical American asks bc they know nothing about the outside world, ak!)

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  123. Spawny Get says:

    Great news indeed Uncle Cill.

    It occurred to me just now that I remember something called Outward Bound Schools from much younger days. It seems that they still exist
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outward_Bound

    ‘To serve, to strive and not to yield’ well…2 out of 3 is better than usual. Maybe ‘serve as part of a team’ in a masculine sounding environment?
    ‘Outward Bound’s Mission
    To help people discover and develop their potential to care for themselves, others, and the world around them through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.’
    http://www.outwardbound.net/

    Perhaps you have a gift? and a mission?

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  124. Dragonfly says:

    LOL ditto on the strange references to vaginas of older women! Yikes!!!!!!!!

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  125. Spawny Get says:

    The EU seems to want to create the Fourth Reich + 1984 + the Soviet Union
    where the political class guide their children peons, for their children are not wise enough to make their own decisions. A very, my opinion, French attitude.

    This isn’t (or wasn’t) the British attitude…best we GTFO

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  126. Spawny Get says:

    I’m looking forward to catching the re-runs of South Park with PCU, I missed many of them the first time.
    Great link Liz

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  127. SFC Ton says:

    older women have vaginas? Grooossssss

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  128. horseman says:

    Jesus Liz….my eyes!!!!

    Amy Schumer and Jessica Valenti pictured in…well, anything…no matter the morbid curiousity….just say NO.

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  129. Yoda says:

    Try to move converstion to nips I did.
    Unsucessful I was

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  130. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    That was a body double. Hard to believe that some idiot is characterizing her display of herself as “Brave”.

    Yoda,
    Don’t bother looking.

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  131. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Trigglypuff is now fair game for little kids to make fun of and post silly videos of it?
    I am a happy bear!

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  132. Yoda says:

    Wonder if TrigglyPuff a model she could be…

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  133. Yoda says:

    Sports Illustrated plus size swimsuit models they now do use

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  134. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  135. Liz says:

    “Sports Illustrated plus size swimsuit models they now do use

    But nobody buys them.

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  136. Liz says:

    I mean, the magazines. Nobody buys the magazines.
    I’m pretty sure they’d have trouble working a street corner too though.

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