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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Jan. 23rd, 2006 09:35 pm
growl. I'm tired.

...and really, I guess it's my fault for goofing off on IRC for most of the afternoon, but oh well.

Had my STAT midterm bright and early this morning. :p Predictably, I forgot to bring something crucial (namely, my calculator), but the prof was kind enough to loan me hers (which was a genuine HP Reverse Polish Notation calculator... took me a minute or so to get the hang of RPN and figure out that the calculator did, in fact, have a stack, although I don't know how deep it went).

So the midterm went OK; disaster was narrowly-averted.

Philosophy was weird; I have trouble following the teacher's organizational patterns, so my notes are less-than-well-organized. (Plus, I need to get a new laptop battery -- two batteries should not last 2:30.) We actually talked a bit about sexuality today, something about radical separatist lesbians...

I think the prof (or maybe it was the separatist lesbians, I'm not quite sure) made the (surprisingly common) mistake of confusing attraction/orientation with activity. Apparently the separatists advocate straight women turning lesbian, so as to isolate the men until they change. Now, I could see becoming chaste for political reasons, but come on people. You can't pick who you're attracted to. That's your body's decision, not yours. So don't talk about "converting" people to lesbianism, because you can't. All you can do is choose to act or not act on attractions.

Then I got to go home and goof around on IRC. But I was semi-productive; I did some GLBU stuff and worked on my senior project.

I'm a little annoyed, though, because I said in an email to the officers that I would go ahead and take care of setting up the bowling -- getting the lanes reserved, sending out the email, etc. So I call and get the lanes reserved, fine. But when I go to send the email, I find that someone already did it, without saying a word to me or anyone else. ::growl:: I already said I would do it; if someone else wants to do it, that's fine, but you need to tell me you're going to do it before you go running off, otherwise you will create confusion and mayhem, and cause DOOM. Doomity doom doom DOOOOM! You know how much Doom annoys me.

And when I get annoyed, rest assured, little kittens will fly out of the sky and bite people. Worse, they will bite people in places they do not want to be bitten.

=O.O=

Do not mess with the kitty, for he will EAT YOU!!!

And then he will puke on your new leather sofa, because he ate too fast.

>:D

-- Des

Current Mood: tired tired

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moment_of_me
moment_of_me
moment_of_me
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)

Doom! Doom is my favorite thing! Other than lust, gluttony and avarice. How can you dislike DOOM??!!!??!?!? *dances in the flames, making long pointy swish*

*sigh* Sorry about the story thing. I've not managed it. This Anthropology class is seriously kicking my ass! How do y'all do it? *whines* Between work, housework and school work, I don't even have time for sex anymore! *whimpers*


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)

Well, you know, a little bit of lust, gluttony and/or avarice is good now and again. But doom... Dooooom. One must be careful of doom.

*sigh* Sorry about the story thing. I've not managed it.

Bah, no worries. Besides, I went off and wrote another (really short) one while you weren't looking. ;) (It's in LJ somewhere.)

This Anthropology class is seriously kicking my ass! How do y'all do it? *whines*

We have no lives. It's a closely-guarded secret ... college students have no lives.

Between work, housework and school work, I don't even have time for sex anymore! *whimpers*

Most of us don't have any sex, either. ;P (At least, *I* certainly haven't lately. What about MY sex? Huh? Huh?) ::giggles::


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moment_of_me
moment_of_me
moment_of_me
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)

radical separatist lesbians

Oh, and I read that as radical separatist librarians. Ah, well. It's the same damned thing. *giggles*


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scaper84
scaper84
Scaper84
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)

The problem w/ the whole "separatist lesbian" thing is, as far as movements go, this was a miniscule blip w/i the feminist movement in the '70s. It's an understandable kind of "goddammit, we are so fed up w/ these stupid men" kind of sentiment, but not practically workable by any means (we'll all just go off and form our own perfect lesbian society...yeah, right), which EVERYONE REALIZED AT THE TIME. But, hey, the fact that no real feminists themselves for a long time have adhered to this idea, if any ever really did, doesn't stop the enemies of feminism from using this one most ridiculously extreme example as the sole representative of what feminism means and what feminists are trying to achieve.

::end rant::


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)

Oh, I know, this was all explained in class...

I just find it extremely interesting/odd that lesbians, of all people, were advocating that others should change their orientation for political reasons.

That's the kind of thing I expect from the right wing, not the left. ;P


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scaper84
scaper84
Scaper84
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)

True, but people are still people, regardless of their political leanings, and the idea of, "My way is just right! Everyone should do it this way. Why can't they see that?" is always a strong one. Not saying it's right, necessarily, just that I can see where that would be coming from.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Wed, Jan. 25th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)

I know.

But it seems like the idea that someone should switch for political reasons directly contradicts the assertion made by the GLBT community that orientation is not a choice. If it's not a choice, how can you switch? If we say it is a choice, then we possibly open ourselves up more to right-wing attacks.


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faerylore
faerylore
faerylore
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)

So I guess that means that the right wing is finally swinging over this way on this issue? (Not that you can ussualy differentiate between those two parties on most subjects...) I mean, they're starting to advocate domestic partnership to counter our reaching for marriage... and they're only how many years behind us on that? And while that is the reasonably (and I use that word loosely when refering to republicans) moderate republicans... I would suppose the more um, extreme republicans would only a little more behind the trends, so them being stuck in the 70s makes a republican sort of sense...

In biochem today, our prof quoted some other random prof of his that your post reminded me of... "everything eats everything else's poop." Of course that was in the context of cows eating fungi/protozoa/bacteria poop... but then donkeys and elephants are ruminants too, so I figured that it would apply... *snerk*
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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Wed, Jan. 25th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)

mreh. I don't really know what the right wing is doing or saying. I only care in the sense that I think about correcting misapprehensions, dispelling myths, and ($DEITY forbid) dealing with deliberate misrepresentation.

My point was mainly that it seems odd to me to hear extreme leftist lesbians claim (perhaps somewhat indirectly) that sexuality is a choice. I thought the reason The Establishment(tm) is supposed to grant us equal rights is because it's not a choice. :p


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faerylore
faerylore
faerylore
Wed, Jan. 25th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)

Or I suppose we have about the same amount of choice as any straight person might... or might not. I don't know. On that front, I only know what my sexuality is like, and considering how long it took me to figure that out (and with how fluid sexuality tends to be, I'm probably deluding myself into thinking I'm done for anything but now), I can't say that I'm qualified to judge anyone else's sexuality or whether or not it was a choice for them. I would side on the issue, that I don't believe it to be a choice. And so, if it makes them happy to 'choose' their sexuality... well they're consenting adults, so I hope they have fun... it wouldn't work for me, but maybe they're just special like that. On the other hand, I would then expect them to leave me alone as well... the same that I expect (and am constantly dissappointed) from the people who believe that I'm sinning or whatnot, and am going straight to hell... (tehe I'll borrow some of what Conrad always says, and tell them them then, that when they get down there they'll find me somewhere between the brothels and the liquor stores, and we can continue this disscussion, but whatever)
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