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  1. 28 days ago on Bloom County 2017

    Lovely. Let’s commemorate a guy who championed the objectification and fetishizing of women as playthings and parlor pets to amuse men. Who popularized the idea that men get to sit there comfortably and dignified while giving intense scrutiny to women’s most personal and private physical parts. No harm in it at all, right? No one took women seriously in the first place, they’re there to be nakedly vulnerable and degraded for men’s pleasure and entertainment— and of course no one likes them when they reach middle age or older, because the ONLY likable purpose they have is as young sex objects.

    Thanks for commemorating the man who popularized this as though he were some kind of hero.

  2. 28 days ago on Bloom County 2017

    pretty sure this one is a jab at feminists… “they just call everything misogyny without reason, they’re being ridiculous!” – Thanks, dude.

  3. 28 days ago on Bloom County 2017

    It’s pure idiocy… the only people who can’t have gluten are those with celiac disease; but corporations have found a way to publicize ‘gluten-free’ as some kind of miraculous health benefit to the public as a whole. Very smart of the corporations, people have completely bought into the false notion that ‘gluten is bad for everyone’ and that it’s ‘healthier to eat gluten-free foods.’ If you don’t have celiac disease then it won’t make a difference.

  4. 28 days ago on Steve Breen

    I don’t think he’s saying anything about integrated scouts at all or about females per se; notice he’s specifically saying ‘boy scout’— integrated scouts would not be called ‘boy scouts.’ His point is not against integration but about the transgender idea that ’your’e whatever gender you decide you are.’ Personally I have no problem with a girl dressing or acting the way that boys stereotypically do, but I don’t think that makes her a boy. I think that being male or female is a PURELY biological matter, not a matter of behavior or the mind, or personality or identity. The idea of ‘identifying as another gender’ assumes that supposedly males and females are different in their minds, and I don’t think they are; I think that assuming your’e ‘the wrong gender’ only reinforces socially-determined gender stereotypes (ie: not “boys and girls can both like playing with trucks” but rather “a girl who likes trucks is actually a boy in a girls’ mind, because liking trucks is a boy trait.”)

  5. 28 days ago on Steve Breen

    I noticed a lot of comments claiming that this cartoon seems to be about misogyny or about discrimination, but I don’t think that’s what the cartoonist was trying to say.

    I’m a feminist and I think that this cartoon is about the recent popularity of transgender issues. Ie, “anyone is a female if they identify as one.” Personally I don’t think that dressing or acting in a stereotypically female way makes someone a female. I don’t think that there’s such a thing as a ‘female mind’ and a ‘male mind,’ certainly not in the way that society thinks of what’s ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine.’ So I don’t think that if someone likes to wear dresses and have their hair up in pigtails then that makes them female— assuming this is buying into gender stereotypes, not surpassing them. It’s the opposite of open-mindedness.

    I think the point of this cartoon is that a girl has decided that she is a boy and therefore was admitted into the boy scouts— ie, the implication is that ’you’re whatever gender you want to be.’ Should there be scouts for boys and for girls? Maybe not, I’m not against the idea of scouts which includes both genders, and I don’t think the cartoonist is against this either. Notice that he said ‘boy scout’ and not ‘co-ed scouts,’ ie he’s not saying anything about integrated scouts but about a girl in specifically the BOY scouts. I don’t think the point is about integration or about the scouts at all.

    I think their point is that being a boy isn’t just something you decide. For example, males are more prone to cardiovascular illnesses, colorblindness, baldness, etc; these risks don’t vanish just because you decide that you’re female. My point is not to discriminate or segregate,quite the opposite: I think males and females differ ONLY in biology, not in their minds. Trying to emphasize the importance of socially-determined gender roles as far as defining gender only reinforces those harmful stereotypes.

  6. 28 days ago on Steve Breen

    I’m a feminist and I don’t think that this is about misogyny. I think it’s about the recent popularity of transgender issues. Ie, “anyone is a female if they identify as one.” Personally I don’t think that dressing or acting in a stereotypically female way makes someone a female. I don’t think that there’s such a thing as a ‘female mind’ and a ‘male mind,’ certainly not in the way that society thinks of what’s ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine.’ So I don’t think that if someone likes to wear dresses and have their hair up in pigtails that makes them female— assuming this is buying into gender stereotypes, not surpassing them. It’s the opposite of open-mindedness. I think the point of this cartoon is that a girl has decided that she is a boy and therefore was admitted into the boy scouts— ie, the implication is that ’you’re whatever gender you want to be.’ Should there be scouts for boys and for girls? Maybe not, I’m not against the idea of scouts which includes both genders, and I don’t think the cartoonist is against this either. I think their point is that being a boy isn’t just something you decide. For example, males are more prone to cardiovascular illnesses, colorblindness, baldness, etc; these risks don’t vanish just because you decide that you’re female. My point is not to discriminate or segregate,quite the opposite: I think males and females differ ONLY in biology, not in their minds. Trying to emphasize the importance of socially-determined gender roles as far as defining gender only reinforces those harmful stereotypes.

  7. 28 days ago on The Boondocks

    Funny how black guys never have a problem dating white women themselves, or dating much younger women— but they take offense when a black woman dates a white guy or a younger guy. You know,no double standard or anything. It’s really about chauvinism more than about ethnicity.

  8. 6 months ago on JumpStart

    Mr. Armstrong, just wanted to thank you again for the awesome portrayal you give of Charlene as having knowledge in these fields (as well as car repair)! =)

  9. 6 months ago on JumpStart

    There is always hope; there are programs that help people get off the streets and find a job. For one, if you start by volunteering you will gain experience and references no matter who you are, which are things you can put on a resume. Employers like to see that a person is working to improve themselves and eventually someone will give them a chance.

  10. 6 months ago on JumpStart

    Nun-ya Bidness – I know I’m a little late but I was so sorry to read this; I’m so sorry about your mother and the challenges you had to endure. You sound like a very strong and outstanding person, I hope you are able to find peace. Wishing you all the best in terms of happiness and good health.