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by pelmut
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Putting skirts in men's department?
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Putting skirts in men's department?

Would be a great social experiment though. Have a mens skirts section in thr mens section and see what happens A few posters showing youngish men looking quite normal wearing 'ordinary' skirts in everyday leisure settings, without all the silly catwalk posing, might succeed in convincing enough men...
by pelmut
Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pet Peeves:
Replies: 80
Views: 1868

Re: Pet Peeves:

Attributed to Tommy Cooper:
"Your dog bit my leg the other day."

"Oh dear! Did you put anything on it?"

"No, he seemed to like it as it was."
by pelmut
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pet Peeves:
Replies: 80
Views: 1868

Re: Pet Peeves:

People who park three-quarters of a car's length inside a parking bay, leaving a space that no-one can use.
by pelmut
Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pet Peeves:
Replies: 80
Views: 1868

Re: Pet Peeves:

...Only rank amateurs read from their Piddlepoint slides; real orators go at it with cues and hints -- sometimes "off the cuff". The trick is to go through the presentation several times in advance and mentally form links between each slide and the next (or add a bit of text that reminds you of wha...
by pelmut
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: No legal duty to let trams pupils switch uniform
Replies: 64
Views: 1479

Re: No legal duty to let trams pupils switch uniform

There are many reasons why people do not want their bodies to be seen -- as well as many reasons why people do not want to see the naked bodies of others.  This goes far beyond binary differences due to sex* and some people are more sensitive about this than others.  The simple way is to provide a s...
by pelmut
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Books reviews: How Toxic Is Masculinity?
Replies: 42
Views: 967

Re: Books reviews: How Toxic Is Masculinity?

A few years ago at a canal work party I was taunted, to make me "man up", by an ex-military type with: "You're girly" and other similar comments. I just agreed and carried on with my work. You were probably out-performing him and he was jealous (and insecure --- i.e. macho). Physically I had nowher...
by pelmut
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Books reviews: How Toxic Is Masculinity?
Replies: 42
Views: 967

Re: Books reviews: How Toxic Is Masculinity?

A few years ago at a canal work party I was taunted, to make me "man up", by an ex-military type with: "You're girly" and other similar comments. I just agreed and carried on with my work.  It didn't take him long to realise that it had no effect because I didn't regard it as an insult. That was bef...
by pelmut
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: No legal duty to let trams pupils switch uniform
Replies: 64
Views: 1479

Re: Neurology

Grok wrote:
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:37 pm
...The Gender Binary is a thing because for most people, this applies to them.
That's the key point.  The question is how to educate them to realise that just because it applies to them (and most people they know) it doesn't have to be enforced on people to whom it doesn't apply.
by pelmut
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SLEEP!
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: SLEEP!

One often-overlooked cause of poor sleep is sleep apnœa . As the person sinks into deeper sleep the body slumps as the muscles relax, the airways close up and the person chokes and stops breathing.  A build-up of CO2 in the blood stream then triggers a desperate gasp for air, which returns the perso...
by pelmut
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pet Peeves:
Replies: 80
Views: 1868

Re: Pet Peeves:

There was even a song written about roundabouts when they were first introduced in the 1930s. Round the Roundabout.
by pelmut
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Closing Window of Opportunity
Replies: 42
Views: 1019

Re: Closing Window of Opportunity

And the folks on the LGBTQWTF "spectrum" can be fully as bigoted as anyone else because they're made of the same stuff as everybody else. And, they're after special rights and protections which don't apply equally to other members of the population, They want the same rights and protections as ever...
by pelmut
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Reading drag queen story hour. Radicals attempt citizen arrest
Replies: 37
Views: 1093

Re: Reading drag queen story hour. Radicals attempt citizen arrest

I live in Reading and I have been out and about in Reading in skirts and really did not realise the depth of anger the population still has for anyone who crosses the barrier between the genders. This is not a random group representing average people, it is an organised mob stirred up by a small gr...
by pelmut
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hear Hear
Replies: 20
Views: 645

Re: Hear Hear

90db is the eqivalent of a leaf blower which to me is loud. dB is a relative measurement, like percentage.  It is correct to say "90 dB hearing loss", because you are comparing your hearing with that of someone who isn't suffering from hearing loss.   When describing the absolute loudness of a soun...
by pelmut
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3173
Views: 230465

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

I would not want pockets on a man's skirt!! AAAAARRRRGGGH! It would really ruin the look of a beautiful skirt. The first thing I do with a skirt is to add a pocket if at all possible.  Provided it is deep enough to hang below the hip and you don't stuff it too full, it doesn't spoil the appearance ...
by pelmut
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 3173
Views: 230465

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

mishawakaskirt wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:51 pm
The mans skirt?
[...]
Frontal balls pocket?
You'd certainly notice if it started to turn around sideways like some wrap-around skirts tend to do.