Posts by SHG

  • Speaker: We shouldn’t have to look back…,

    assuming all men are good until proven otherwise is a strategy that can get you killed.

    When our lives are on the line, you all look the same. And quite frankly, I don’t care if that hurts your feelings

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/15-12-2018/the-astonishing-selfishness-of-not-all-men/

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We shouldn’t have to look back…, in reply to linger,

    Indeed. I put that forward as a topic for discussion, not as the conclusion of the study. I daresay that DEATHS from domestic violence would most often be at male hands, regardless of who instigated it. We're better at killing.

    It is certainly the case in suicide stats. Women attempt suicide more often than men but men kill themselves more often than women.

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We shouldn’t have to look back…,

    And if you really want to have your mind blown and your gender preconceptions thrown out the window:

    In a 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reporting on domestic violence in the U.S., 26% of gay men said that they experienced physical violence, stalking, or rape by their partners. 29% of heterosexual men reported similar violence in the same study.

    The CDC also stated that 40% of lesbian women reported physical violence by their partners, and 44% reported experiencing physical violence, stalking, or rape by their partners. In contrast, 35% of heterosexual women reported physical violence, stalking, or rape by their partners in the same study.

    Walters, Mikel L., Jieru Chen, and Matthew J. Breiding. "The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 findings on victimization by sexual orientation."

    Topic for discussion: the presence of a woman in a relationship increases the likelihood of domestic violence occurring. The safest relationship to be in is a gay male partnership; the most dangerous is a lesbian partnership.

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We shouldn’t have to look back…,

    It’s hard for commentators to admit to the gendered nature of the problem because to do so requires admitting that there is actually a difference in interests and abilities between men and women. It turns out that the humans with the greatest interest and ability at stalking and killing other humans are almost all male.

    But we’re not allowed to have that conversation.

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Lost Men, in reply to Emma Hart,

    If I recall correctly, a biologically female person receiving testosterone will begin navigating his way through the world differently. That’s not a metaphor, I mean literally relying less on points of reference and more on “dead reckoning”. Insert joke about men asking for directions here.

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: R.O.A.R.,

    We on the Left may have better stories than the Right

    huh? what does that even mean?

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Bourdain,

    nice. cheers.

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The crisis is all around us,…, in reply to WH,

    the RNZ CEO is a political appointee

    it's who the what now?

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The crisis is all around us,…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It was a bit more complicated than that

    my reaction was damn that's the most obliviously-racist whiteperson opinion I've read all day

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The crisis is all around us,…,

    If Labour addresses the need for nationwide public-interest broadcasting by setting up a personality-driven TV station in Auckland, you know they’re part of the problem too.

    nup • Since Oct 2010 • 76 posts Report Reply

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