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  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Slob Shaming   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    I’ll have to read Hymowitz’s article before having a real response to the rest (and now I’m off out, sorryy).

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Slob Shaming   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    I don’t mean to argue with you, but a couple of things… “Men in those days had a favorable position due to patriarchy (they still do in all too many cases) but they also didn’t have a choice. It was expected that any man would get a job and be provider, husband, and father. A [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Kate Middleton & The Trouble With Fairytales   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Yeah…I think this is feminism taking something too far. Diana should’ve worn a seatbelt… ‘N’ I’ve never had any interest in a fairytale wedding, and I come from a working class neighbourhood in the UK, not from a place where I can say has its own (completely different) culture that may be the cause for [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post “I am not an object”   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    I’m kinda creeped out by the part where they ask for photos to be sent to them personally. :|

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post The Seemingly Never-Ending Pain of Abuse   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    My partner linked me to this, presumably because he knows of my own experiences. It was kind of difficult to read for this reason, but my heart goes out to you. Though I still live with my father, we argue less now, and it was his personal rage (rather than any other factors, such as [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Still looking for Halloween costume ideas?   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Halloween isn’t celebrated here the way it is in America, and some of us envy how much it’s enjoyed there…however, the US seems to have made it into neither a celebration of witches OR of the opposite – scary things! Whenever I hear Americans talk about Halloween, it sounds like a night for dressing up [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post I like it on the floor, my bed, and my chair   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Ah. I’ve seen this on a couple of my friends’ statuses, and although I did think that maybe it stood for something other than sex, I didn’t guess that it might be for a cause. I didn’t participate in the bra-colour-naming…event, and I won’t be participating in this or any future ones where the “awareness” [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Oh No She Didn’t   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Er…I’m working class, unemployed, and too ill to get a job (and if I did get a job, it would only be as a cashier), yet I would never use “let” in that sense, despite my financial situation (in other words, I disagree with the first two posters). You could always apologise to her for [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Dear Rhianna, Thanks.   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Whenever I hear the song, I wonder why she involved herself with it, seeing as she was abused herself. I keep thinking I’m missing the deeper message, but…it doesn’t seem as if this is the case. :S

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Yeah, women take longer showers..   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I don’t have time to post my thoughts on your response just now, but… “Well, are your thought processes controlled by the boys? If they are, why can’t you resist?” In other words, what you said wasn’t worded well, but I think we get where you’re coming from. Our thoughts aren’t controlled by anyone, thankfully! [...]

  • devoted_toucan commented on the blog post Why do strange men think they’re allowed to touch me?   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I definitely agree about the personal space issue and the fact that touching a stranger is inappropriate (unless in a different country/place and it’s an accepted cultural thing), but (at the risk of apparently being a misogynist or sexist…female) I think some of you are going too far about the actual comment. Bloody heck, a [...]

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