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by pelmut
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 238
Views: 3158

Re: Corona Virus

The spread of the virus can only be stopped by ensuring there are fewer chances for an infected person to infect an uninfected person.  Normally that is brought under control by the virus itself leaving an increasing number of naturally-immune people in the population and by vaccination pre-empting ...
by pelmut
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 238
Views: 3158

Re: Corona Virus

The upturn in hospital cases in the U.K. has begun to straighten out in the last couple of days (the rate of change of the rate of change has gone negative).  This would happen anyway once the number of people who could not be infected reached a significant proportion of the total population, but it...
by pelmut
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 238
Views: 3158

Re: Corona Virus

In the Netherlands a woman got ticketed because she took her motorbike for a spin now the temperature is getting nicer. She had no legitimate reason to be out, no groceries or medicine shopping. In my opinion riding a motorbike is quite safe. The reason given in the U.K. was that by driving (and pr...
by pelmut
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: So easy to forget ones trousers!
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: So easy to forget ones trousers!

... I realized that I had forgotten to put my work trousers in the car and had to swiftly reverse ! I once arrived at a canal work site before discovering that I had forgotten to bring trousers.  We weren't doing any bonfiring that day, so there was no safety issue with wearing a skirt and I just g...
by pelmut
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?

Both my electric kettle and my microwave oven chose last week to break down.  The switch in the kettle had started occasionally arcing some time ago after I heard a friend say "Oh s**t" whilst filling it, so I suspect water may have got into it.  The contacts were very dirty and the spring strip the...
by pelmut
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020

Please don't take my silence from now on as an endorsement of your views.
by pelmut
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020

Yes, there are toxic aspects within almost any group and it is a good thing to point them out. I have encountered toxic religion, toxic national identity, toxic dancers and toxic radio amateurs to name but a few. Of course there are toxic characteristics within a group, but to claim a direct associ...
by pelmut
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020

...Would you say the same about any other demographic by picking out negative aspects that relate to some members of it? Toxic blackness, perhaps? Some people could make a case for that. Toxic Jewishness? Toxic homosexuality? Yes, there are toxic aspects within almost any group and it is a good thi...
by pelmut
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020

Lets get this clear: Masculinity per se isn't toxic but some of the components that are used to define masculinity in our culture are.  "Toxic masculinity" doesn't mean all aspects of masculinity are toxic, any more than "Red bus" means all buses are red -- "toxic" is the adjective applied to partic...
by pelmut
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020

No, because that is not a trait which is encouraged in women or is part of femininity, but it is encouraged in men and many people consider it to be part of masculinity. Where is your evidence that western culture actively encourages men to behave in the "toxic" ways implied? Isn't that just what y...
by pelmut
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Gucci Takes Toxic Masculinity to Task for Fall 2020

Stu wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:09 pm
When women are violent and abusive, as they often are, do we refer to that as "toxic femininity"?
No, because that is not a trait which is encouraged in women or is part of femininity, but it is encouraged in men and many people consider it to be part of masculinity.
by pelmut
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 238
Views: 3158

Re: Corona Virus

Humans are social animals, and tend to crave social surroundings -- and TXT and the 'Net don't cut it. We need proximity; we need familiarity; and some of us need the "human touch". Imagine facing the rest of one's life never again cherishing a tender caress. An interesting comment was recently mad...
by pelmut
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Coronavirus, how are you managing at home?

I've been self-isolating for three weeks now.  When I wasn't feeling well, I lay on the bed and read books a lot, but since I recovered I have finished editing a magazine and sent the copy electronically to a printer, re-felted one of the sheds, recorded a wax cylinder for a customer, stocked up my ...
by pelmut
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A Contrarian View of Miss-identification
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: A Contrarian View of Miss-identification

I have facial hair (short beard) and hair on my legs and arms. Once at a charity shop the elderly woman at the checkout said "Thankyou Ma'am". I let it go as I think she meant well, trying to acknowledge me as a crossdresser regardless of my seemilngly abject failure as such. The whole Sir/Madam th...
by pelmut
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 238
Views: 3158

Re: Corona Virus

Coder wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:17 pm
The virus has an incubation period of up to 14 days,...
The incubation period is 4 to 5 days, the recovery time is about 14 days and after 21 days you will either be completely back to normal or fighting for your life in hospital or dead.