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by crfriend
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: “I never joke about my work 007.”
Replies: 96
Views: 1523

Re: “I never joke about my work 007.”

And thus with Grok's last comment we return to my stance that linking -- either explicitly or implicitly -- sartorial choices with trans-* represents a significant threat profile to the cis-normative man (to use the modern lingo) due to opportunity loss by driving away a potentially compatible mate....
by crfriend
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: “I never joke about my work 007.”
Replies: 96
Views: 1523

Re: “I never joke about my work 007.”

Nobody is going to be the perfect mate. No matter how closely the two of you match, the other half is going to have some qualities that you find utterly revolting. That's gospel you can take to the bank! I'm hard to get along with anyway and have a strong preference for smart women, so if my sartor...
by crfriend
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: “I never joke about my work 007.”
Replies: 96
Views: 1523

Re: “I never joke about my work 007.”

The quoting above was entirely broken, but the term "bozo filter" works quite well. It weeds out the narrow-minded rather handily.
by crfriend
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: “I never joke about my work 007.”
Replies: 96
Views: 1523

Re: “I never joke about my work 007.”

A good number of years ago, I got button-holed about my views toward homosexual (I want to see the term "gay" returned to its rightful place in the lexicon) marriage, and in typical manner side-stepped all the religious objections by pointing up that the institution of marriage is fundamentally a ma...
by crfriend
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gun control
Replies: 205
Views: 4764

Re: Gun control

Dave, that is a refreshing post, with common sense solutions. Not that they will get implemented, of course. I agree also with Carl in that your society's ills need correcting. The biggest problem with the ownership of private firearms in the United States is that there are two "churches" of approa...
by crfriend
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Dresses marketed to both men and women
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: Dresses marketed to both men and women

The expeditious -- and obvious -- answer, then, is to cross the aisle where the advantages of mass-production make things less expensive. Done.
by crfriend
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: “I never joke about my work 007.”
Replies: 96
Views: 1523

Re: “I never joke about my work 007.”

pelmut wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:13 pm
It is tackling the second aspect that will give more widespread results for less effort in the long run.
Upon reflection, I can absolutely support that.
by crfriend
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: “I never joke about my work 007.”
Replies: 96
Views: 1523

Re: “I never joke about my work 007.”

It's that third aspect that I am attempting to avoid by differentiation of Men in Skirts from the other assorted alphabet soup. Sure, there will statistically be a subset who are in the alphabet-soup bloc but statistically most won't. There's no point in making an already big hill bigger and steeper.
by crfriend
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gun control
Replies: 205
Views: 4764

Re: Gun control

Back to the Swiss; As I mentioned a while ago, the problem as I see it is not the possession of guns but people’s attitude to them. Fundamentally the Swiss are humans too and no different from everyone else. It is their society and education which makes the difference. That's the enlightened view i...
by crfriend
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Women don’t fit in anymore.
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Women don’t fit in anymore.

Rowling is as entitled to her opinions as we are entitled to ours, and also to express her opinions, just like we express ours. Sometimes the world is a messy place. This actually makes it a healthier place. I particularly enjoyed the commentary about "individuals with cervixes", but then again I ha...
by crfriend
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gun control
Replies: 205
Views: 4764

Re: Gun control

{sigh} We had a chance to ignore an inflammatory thread and we lost that chance...
by crfriend
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gun control
Replies: 205
Views: 4764

Re: Gun control

That's likely down to wishful thinking.
by crfriend
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Edwardian skirt
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Edwardian skirt

I just wanted to tell you all about a project I'm working on and really excited about. I found a book in the internet archive. It was published in 1895. In it there's a pattern for a walking skirt. You're going to have a gem once that's done. I have a few "walking skirts" that I bought and which lo...
by crfriend
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Update on my Wife
Replies: 31
Views: 778

Re: Update on my Wife

Well, that's crap news Al. I feel for you. Don't give up yet.
by crfriend
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PDX Dave
Replies: 13
Views: 214

PDX Dave

Happy birthday, Sir!