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Comment: Re:Rape trigger? (Score 1) 562

by Ardaen (#43031875) Attached to: Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk

Yeah, that 80% figure? I can make up numbers as well. I can even get them from resources I agree with, even if they aren't backed up by good methodology. Getting good numbers in this area is difficult, but it tends to be closer to 60% male. That doesn't mean women are doing better however. There are certain situations like sex for housing that women are more likely to get into. This does not mean they are doing better.

But yeah, you're quoting skewed numbers and arguments straight from masculinist propaganda. The bad kind of masculinist, the sort that is pretty much a mirror image of what you accuse all feminists of being. Also it's the kind of stuff a troll would dig up with a few simple Google searches. Silly me, don't feed the trolls.

Comment: Re:Rape trigger? (Score 0) 562

by Ardaen (#43030897) Attached to: Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk

Women as a class are not treated as well as men in our society. I'd quote some statistics, point at some examples or data but it's pervasive enough and well enough studied that I should not need to. You'd have to be wilfully ignorant or very young to be unaware of this. True, things are improving, and are far better than they were. But this does not mean things are fair.

Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women.

There is no central government of feminism. No group of leaders that decide global feminist policy. It's an umbrella term. As soon as you start quoting individuals to explain why feminists are all one way or another you've crossed into the realm of prejudice and bigotry. Some are intolerant yes. Some aren't. Unsurprisingly people who feel mistreated aren't always fair, they are often angry. It's funny that you claim to be against intolerance but then say you are intolerant of all people who subscribe to any ideology aimed at establishing equality for women.

You are prejudiced. At least some of these prejudices are unfair and harmful. I know this about you by one simple fact, you are human. On this issue I'd strongly suggest some introspection. Maybe after getting some sleep.

Comment: Re:Rape trigger? (Score 2, Insightful) 562

by Ardaen (#43026531) Attached to: Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk

For the love of humanity, mod parent up. People need to be responsible for addressing their own difficulties, not force all of society to acquiesce and adopt arbitrary strictures to make sure they don't possibly ever cause somebody to remember something nasty.

Not the best way to put it, but there is some truth there.

So, all you whiny feminists, unless you are willing to be sensitive to people like this AC and ban all pseudo-military accouterments from all fashion forever etc. then you can STFU. That is of course if feminism wasn't already based on double standards run amok.

I was with you up until you started the name calling and the bigotry against feminists.

Yeah, sure, some may have double standards and some may be ridiculous. This is true of any group of people. This does not mean that all feminism is a double standard or that everything under the umbrella term feminism should be summarily dismissed. By that logic any group or cause can be ignored.

Comment: Re:Release Failure (Score 3, Insightful) 594

by Ardaen (#40009179) Attached to: <em>Diablo III</em> Released

No, a queue is a fix for a manufactured problem.

Similar problem solving:
Because your friend keeps stabbing you in the leg with a sharp knife, we've hired a paramedic to follow you around.

Proper solution:
Because your friend keeps stabbing you, we arrested him. As a result you will not get stabbed by him again.

Comment: Re:The trouble is... (Score 1) 645

by Ardaen (#37768488) Attached to: Ballmer Slams Android As Cheap and Overcomplicated

You know, someone modding you down doesn't mean they are fan boy. They could be modding you down because your not really adding anything. In fact your being about as rational and helpful as a fan boy. Any device takes some time to learn, especially if you are coming from another platform. If you take a long time user of any major platform and move them to a different one they will have problems initially. That isn't a good way to judge it.

My personal experience with the usability of Android phones has been good. An informal survey of people I know shows the same. No complaints from anyone. I've also found that giving an Android phone to someone who hasn't used one before has similar results to giving an iPhone to someone who hasn't used one. They can do simple things but get a bit lost.

So yes, please do mod him down fanboys.

Comment: Re:Android has it's flaws (Score 0) 645

by Ardaen (#37768416) Attached to: Ballmer Slams Android As Cheap and Overcomplicated
Sadly most of these problems are caused by the carrier, not Android itself. Because of this they are likely to occur on any phone. It's amazing there haven't been more such problems on the iPhone, but I guess that is a result of its locked down nature. Apple has fought tooth and nail to prevent anyone from putting anything on their phones. At least they finally gave in and let us have apps. Well some apps anyway, those that they approve...

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