Wow, this is so timely: I recently had an argument with someone who is just convinced that the scientific community is run by greed and not ethics, and not being an academic myself I couldn't draw on specifics or logistics or methods, but it did leave me wondering how we got to such a point that scientific conclusions… » 1/18/15 10:49am 1/18/15 10:49am

Meh. I think sometimes you are totally on point but this time not really. Judging by the comments here though, I suspect your real intent was to flame the tweenage girl passions into a full on hair-pulling popcorn watching spectacle, to which you succeeded, so pat yourself on the back for that. But I mean really, it's… » 1/16/15 8:28am 1/16/15 8:28am

Random observation: I've noticed that players use Jaina's "I'm sorry" more than any other character. Sometimes multiple times for no reason until you squelch them. I've actually wondered if this was some form of trolling agreed up on the dark corners of the Hearthstone fandom, that's how bad it is sometimes. » 1/15/15 6:31am 1/15/15 6:31am

Wait, what's going on here? Is GT utitlizing Serenada's death as a means to remain morally self-righteous in this debate? FUCKING SERIOUSLY?! If anyone paid attention to Serenada's comments at all they'd know she would be appalled.
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I agree with you as far as IRL circumstances but the way it's depicted in the comic scene seems aimed to put the reader into a "holy shit that's a dude, that's crazypants" reaction. Which to me is where the transphobia lies because that trope has been around forever. (Before Silence of the Lambs there was Dressed To… » 1/13/15 6:27am 1/13/15 6:27am

I loved the Talisman. I thought it was directly speaking to me, a teenager, and I still feel that way about it so for me it doesn't really qualify as an adult novel? It was about a 12 year old and struck at the heart of 12 year old dealing with adult issues in a 12 year old way with the help of fantasy. I guess now if… » 1/13/15 5:12am 1/13/15 5:12am

Ok well, I'm only chiming in because I haven't seen anyone succinctly summarize what I see, and a lot of people are not getting the offense while still agreeing and disagreeing about it. Admittedly it took me a while to parse all this. » 1/13/15 4:56am 1/13/15 4:56am

This. I think it's a mistake to focus simply on the race thing/international adoption as if they are informing her issues. It's sort of the other way around. There's nothing I'm reading up there that doesn't speak to a fellow adoptee's issues, except hers were exacerbated by race. That's her focal point with with… » 1/11/15 7:48pm 1/11/15 7:48pm

My mother had a section of her colon removed when she was 75 due to a cancerous polyp that had burst. They only discovered it because she was perma bleeding out of her ass. She almost died to the loss of blood (because they dismissed it as hemorrhoids at first) but the surgery went fine and she's fine. She had also… » 1/10/15 6:24pm 1/10/15 6:24pm

Hmmmmm...I don't think Pepper was just slut-shaming for kicks. That was a twofold reaction: foreshadowing that she had a thing for Tony, otherwise she wouldn't have cared, and also pushback on Leslie Bibb acting like she was just the help. Which simultaneously let audiences know that she was more than that and also… » 1/09/15 8:39pm 1/09/15 8:39pm

This comment mirrors my reaction exactly, and I'm finding it hilarious. It's just so sitcommy! On an article about the various obnoxious ways men claim to be feminist and otherwise, here we have a guy who says he's mildly feminist BUT...and then throws out some evo-psyche crap which is the biggest bullshit that ever… » 1/08/15 8:05pm 1/08/15 8:05pm

Wow. It's hard to believe that before Jeb's Florida and before W's presidency, Jeb was positioned by liberals to liberals as, "Well if we have to have another Bush we'd like it to be Jeb because he's smarter and the most moderate out of all of them." » 1/06/15 8:18pm 1/06/15 8:18pm

It's a dumb flawed strategy, to position women and men as different species that have to be told how to act by the grand mother (feminism) or father (patriarchy.) It uses an actual oppression as proof of its necessity but the strat relies on painting both sides with the big brush of generalizations and in turn… » 1/06/15 5:09pm 1/06/15 5:09pm

You can't make a discussion about art a yes or no thing. Elements of art, you can though. You brought up some good points but I've never seen a discussion about comic book art that delves past the superficial. So Liefeld drew 10,000 pouches on characters and fucked up some anatomy. There is more than that as to why… » 1/05/15 6:18pm 1/05/15 6:18pm