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It's some humangous-big word, not sure either.
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Just found out today I have to pay over $3k out of pocket for summer tuition as my financial aid didn't go through. Completely unexpected so now I have to sell off my wardrobe. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Man, this is why I'm only good for the sporadic big purchase. Even when I have money, I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop and smack me with a huge, unexpected financial burden. And then I'd feel like a dumbass not having enough in reserves when my transmission or something takes a shit because I got all giddy and went on a SF-approved spending spree.
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Get some help, check yourself in a clinic, seek out help and fight the addiction. I've known plenty of guys hooked on different things. It's beatable, all it takes is willpower. Some people say the drug just 'takes over' but I feel your mind can overcome any and everything.
and FWIW my family is middle class and I've never lived in a gated community. So please, give me a break. I've had plenty of 'rough' friends, don't make assumptions because you disagree with my viewpoint.
*I'm going to lab to do some research though, no response until later tonight satisfied.gif
No, your mind can't overcome everything, certainly not as easily as it appears you think it can.

The thing about heavy drug addiction is that it's multifaceted and self propagating. I'm not sure what contact you've had with addiction, but IME, most addicts use due to some other underlying problem they're dealing with. Often times they're not even aware that problem exists, let alone know what it is.

So, you take that, add in genetic predisposition, then re-wire your reward system where that drug is the only thing that provides anything meaningful in your life - all the while conditioning yourself to use and to live that lifestyle and not doing anything constructive for your future. So do that for a few years every single day, multiple times a day, and you quickly get to a place where you can't will your way out of it.

And let's say you do decide to quit, well, you'll soon be hit with depression, anxiety, withdrawal depending on what you used, and a myriad of other potentially debilitating symptoms that will last months, if not years. Oh, and you'll have to learn to find pleasure from normal things again, get a job, deal with normal relationships, etc, Again, it's not something you can just will yourself through.



And before you say go to rehab/treatment, take a look at how successful such things are, how much access there is to them, and how much they cost.
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http://conceptualforest.referata.com/wiki/Main_Page

for all your conceptual forest needs

wasn't sure if this belongs here or in the intellectual masturbation thread, but I haven't ventured in there yet to know one way or the other
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Please, can we?
I hate this whole "boo hoo women don't have to pay for dates my life is sooo hard as as a suburban middle class nerd" mentality and that's all Reddit is. I mean on SF we like to poke fun at ourselves every once in a while but going on Reddit literally depresses me because of how accurate so many members fill the stereotype of "unsociable basement virgin".
Reading that comic gave me creepy vibes on the level of /r/seduction.

its a joke, you aren't suppose to take it literally, sheesh. Is reddit like 4chan or something? I got this linked by someone who prowls that shit, and I saved it cuz I thought it was funny.
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Originally Posted by Lane View Post

its a joke, you aren't suppose to take it literally, sheesh. Is reddit like 4chan or something? I got this linked by someone who prowls that shit, and I saved it cuz I thought it was funny.

It's not a joke though, and there is a whole community of weirdos that get together in a little echo chamber at http://www.reddit.com/r/mensrights to whine about everything.

everyone and no one has any rights or a sense of entitlement in the conceptual forest
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Brooks Brother sent me the wrong item..first order..will see how they respond..

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It's not a joke though, and there is a whole community of weirdos that get together in a little echo chamber at http://www.reddit.com/r/mensrights to whine about everything.
everyone and no one has any rights or a sense of entitlement in the conceptual forest

this is why i never go there, it feels like a clusterfuck navigating this shit
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It's not a joke though, and there is a whole community of weirdos that get together in a little echo chamber at http://www.reddit.com/r/shitredditsays to whine about everything.
everyone and no one has any rights or a sense of entitlement in the conceptual forest

mensrights sucks too. Both are two sides of the same asshole coin.
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lol, the concept of men feeling dominated by women is hilarious
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men are dominated by the same system that dominates women (commonly called the patriarchy). They do have problems, just different ones from women.

The main issue (in my opinion) is that feminists give short shrift to those problems and focus on the status of women, which, in and of itself wouldn't be a problem, except that feminists claim that feminism the only legitimate gender-rights advocacy movement, and belittle anyone attempting to discuss men's issues. (Cue the no-true-Scotsman claims).

However, feminism, as a discourse, was built around discussing gender-related problems as they relate to women, to the extent that it "privileges" the female perspective. As such, a lot of feminist concepts aren't the most useful mechanism with which to describe and discuss male issues.
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men are dominated by the same system that dominates women (commonly called the patriarchy). They do have problems, just different ones from women.
The main issue (in my opinion) is that feminists give short shrift to those problems and focus on the status of women, which, in and of itself wouldn't be a problem, except that feminists claim that feminism the only legitimate gender-rights advocacy movement, and belittle anyone attempting to discuss men's issues. (Cue the no-true-Scotsman claims).
However, feminism, as a discourse, was built around discussing gender-related problems as they relate to women, to the extent that it "privileges" the female perspective. As such, a lot of feminist concepts aren't the most useful mechanism with which to describe and discuss male issues.

It doesn't help that the most visible alternative (men's rights movement) is actively anti-women.
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Do you really know that? or do you just know about assholes on the internet? If the only feminism i was exposed to was feminists on the internet, my view of feminism would be much less charitable (thank god I know a few IRL).

I think that, in a trial by fire, the MRM will have to ditch it's more anti-women fringes if it wants respectability, and probably will. People are genereally sympathetic when injustice is pointed out to them.

I think the bigger opposition to a mainstream acceptance of a moderate MRM is feminists who don't think their problems are real/need MRM'ers to use orthodox feminism to frame their problems in order to take them seriously. They are the ones who can deny legitimacy to the movement because they control the gender-rights conversation. They can paint the MRM as anti-women, regardless of whether that's a central or fringe aspect of the movement.

As an aside: Women? able to wield power in a way that oppresses men? Perish the thought!

That being said, as a guy who's really good at navigating modern masculinity, (I spit the illest profeminist game when i holla at feminist ladies) I have like 0 personal need for either movement. This is mostly my observations from looking at both.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 5/15/12 at 10:20am
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LabelKing slip-ons?


I've learned that it's always good to open a case on Ebay if you need to return something. I purchased an item from someone in Denmark, and it arrived broken. After arguing over email (and opening a case), they agreed to give me a full refund. So, I sent it all the way back, and it's been sitting at their local post office for a week because they won't pick it up. Meanwhile, Ebay has already issued me a refund since I opened a case about a month ago.
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