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Skepchick Quickies 7.5

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. The white man’s guide to diversity is funny & true. However, I think white women need to read this as well because white women also don’t get what it’s like to be non-white and also want cookies & praise for being “enlightened” about diversity.

    Also minority men need something similar about feminism. Because believe or not, we can be sexist too :p.

      1. I actually love Heina’s pieces on minority issues in feminism, she brings up a lot of the complexities in minority feminist issues, or the racism in various human rights movements that frankly, white people of European ancestry are usually not qualified to address. I’d totally love to see more writers like her around :D.

    1. I only got as far as cookies. There are cookies? Where are my cookies? I want my cookies!! (salivate, salivate, salivate…)*

      Seriously, the desire to want to fix things that are broken is very strong. More mildly broken things destroyed by well-meaning attempts to fix them… See Elyse’s computer, for example… When its just some technogadget that belongs to you, its a shame but no big deal in the great scheme of things if you “fix” it, but when it’s something that, at least potentially, horribly affects people, learn something first before going off half-cocked (no pun intended.) I hope the linked post shows up in Google and places like that Maybe it will help people who have enough sense to know what they don’t know.

      [*] Take that, Edgar Lee.

      1. Ergh, need edit… 1) “desire … is very strong” [in me, and many other people]

        2) “More mildly broken things…” -> “Many mildly broken things…” (Or maybe I was going to make a comparison to something, I forget.)

        Anyway, I wasn’t trying to imply that sexual harassment is “mildly broken”, rather that non-experts and inexperienced enthusiastic amateurs can badly mangle mildly broken things, think of the damage they can do trying to fix seriously broken stuff.)

  2. I once read an article full of information from REAL GUYS about what they think about women’s hair “down there”. Apparently they don’t like it if it’s not well maintained, but they think you’re a slut if it’s TOO well maintained.

    That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, and I don’t believe for a second that a guy ever said that. Whomever made that nonsense up didn’t bother to put herself in the guy’s shoes. To him, the situation is pretty simple. If it’s recently shaven, he can probably assume that you did it specifically for your date with him. If it isn’t, well, either you shaved it for someone before him or you just regularly shave it.

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