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Fuck Civility

The first time someone asked me the question, I answered nicely.
The second time someone asked me the question, I answered nicely.
The third time someone asked me the question, I answered nicely.
The fourth time someone asked me the question, I referenced back the original three times.
The fifth time someone asked me the question, I referred again back to the original three times.
The sixth time someone asked me the question, I referred again back to the original three times.
The seventh time someone asked me the question, I got a little cold but answered it again.
The eighth time someone asked me the question, I got a little cold but answered it again.
The ninth time someone asked me the question, I got a little cold but answered it again.
The tenth time someone asked me the question, I pointed out I’d already answered it six times and encouraged them to read the previous answers.
The eleventh time someone asked me the question, I pointed out I’d already answered it six times and encouraged them to read the previous answers.
The twelfth time someone asked me the question, I pointed out I’d already answered it six times and encouraged them to read the previous answers.
The thirteenth time someone asked me the question, I got a bit sarcastic but answered it again.
The fourteenth time someone asked me the question, I got a bit sarcastic but answered it again.
The fifteenth time someone asked me the question, I got a bit sarcastic but answered it again.
The sixteenth time someone asked me the question, I asked why they hadn’t read any of the nine times I’d already answered the question.
The seventeenth time someone asked me the question, I asked why they hadn’t read any of the nine times I’d already answered the question.
The eighteenth time someone asked me the question, I asked why they hadn’t read any of the nine times I’d already answered the question.
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The hundred and first time someone asked me the question, I provided a list of links showing where the answer could be found
The hundred and second time someone asked me the question, I pointed out that just two posts ago, I provided a list of links that answered the question
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The five hundred and fourth time someone asked me the question, I linked them to the list of links helpfully compiled on the website that came up first when someone typed the question into google
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The thousand and twelfth time someone asked me the the question, I pointed out it had been answered many many times already and asked if they were too lazy to do a bit of homework or just too willfully stupid to comprehend the answer.
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The five thousand and thirty-second time someone asked me the question, I told them I was sick of dealing with over-privileged, misogynistic trolls who clearly weren’t asking the question in good faith, being that the answers were all over the damn place.
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The ten thousand and ninety-third time someone asked me the question, my response consisted of two words, the second of which was ‘off’.
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I’ve now been asked the question for the hundred thousand and forty-fifth time, and once again, someone is again purporting to be genuinely surprised I’m not absolutely thrilled at the thought of taking time out of my day to educate them on this easily available information while being polite, courteous, and absolutely understanding of my dehumanization and objectification because if I’m not, they can’t possibly ‘process’ the answer and therefore it’s all my fault when their bad behavior continues.

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Childish Violence

When I was nine, I had a friend who liked to punctuate her sentences by slapping people on the arms and shoulders.  She thought she was being playful. It hurt.  While it never left bruises, there would often be a red mark that took time to fade.  She especially did it to the boys she thought were cute.

We all asked her to stop, on multiple occasions.  She giggled and thought it was funny.  One day she did it to me when I was in a particularly bad mood, and rather than protest, I hit her back.

“Ow”, she said.  “That hurt.”

“I know,” was my response before walking away.

She never hit me again.  A couple others threatened to do the same and she stopped the habit entirely.

A couple years later I witnessed a similar situation.  This time, it was a girl constantly smacking a friend of mine that happened to be a boy.  I advised him to do what I had done, and his response was ‘boys don’t hit girls’.  So, the next time she did it, I smacked her.  We had a similar conversation, and she left us both alone afterwards.

It’s hypocritical to think that girls hitting boys is acceptable, especially when trying to teach boys that they shouldn’t hit girls.  Girls are fully capable of being bullies, and hitting is bullying behavior.  It’s not cute.  It’s not funny.  It’s bullying.  Call it by it’s proper name, and call it so every time you see it.

Adult women should already know better.  Unfortunately, some don’t.  They especially should be called out on their bullying behavior, and have it pointed out to them how childish it is to not understand that hitting people isn’t cool.

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Emotional is not synonymous with Irrational

There are cases in which pure logic leads to failures of things like ethics, and frankly, those cases are all far worse.

For example, it costs $10,000 to do a recall of an item. It is estimated that the item will kill seven people if not recalled. Each person it kills will cost the company $1000.

What is the logical decision?

What is the rational decision?

What is the right decision?

We know, based on far too many actual events, that in many cases the ‘logical’ decision is made and the companies don’t do the recalls, leading to people dying. It’s the logical decision for them, the net benefit is to the company. Does that make it the right decision?

Here is another one. Gas prices are currently $4.00 per gallon. For each 100 middle eastern children killed by a bomb, gas prices will be lowered by $0.10 per gallon. Each bomb costs $100,000. Each bomb kills an average of 10 children. Each day the US uses 360 million gallons of gas. How many bombs should the US drop?

What is the logical decision?

What is the rational decision?

What is the right decision?

Based on current events, the US has decided to bomb children in order to increase the profits to the gas companies.

Other examples – The housing market crash. Setting up a ponzi scheme. Firing 10,000 employees rather than forgo your bonus.

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The 101

Before you come in to ‘just ask a question’ in so-called ‘good faith’, visit one of the following sites:

http://www.talkorigins.org/

http://rationalwiki.org

http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com

There are a few others in my blogroll that may also be helpful to you.

If after examining the section of that site that pertains to your question, you are still having trouble understanding an aspect of the concept, feel free to visit one of the open threads on various sites or start your own thread on the forum to discuss your question.

Do not barge into a thread or interrupt an ongoing conversation to demand someone explain the concept to you.

Do not demand a marginalized person justify their person experiences to you.

Actually exercise that ‘good faith’ thing.

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‘Friendly’ Atheism

Apparently, the solution to having someone being threatened and stalked on your forum is to…. ban the person being threatened and stalked.

Cute.

Love how they forgot to delete the actual threats.  No, no, apparently saying you intend to ‘hook someone’s nethers up to a car battery’ as punishment for disagreeing with you is a-okay by Hemant’s standards, but pointing out someone has no clue what drinking laws are and how binding arbitration actually works is totally banworthy.

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Carrier is still defending rapists

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He is still pretending that ‘taking advantage’ of someone too intoxicated to consent isn’t rape.  Now it also appears he’s moved on to claiming that if penetration doesn’t occur, it wasn’t rape, thereby erasing almost all women who’ve been raped by other women as well as a significant portion of other rape victims.

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