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[Jun. 17th, 2005|10:21 pm]

Squishy internet hugs to HydeLoveDM

I shouldn't read things when I'm tired- and I was dog tired today too ...ZZZZZzzzz while at lunch I was reading this:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/_hydeist/147313.html I know diddly doo about Vampires & I never plan to start reading Ann Rice ...but I found some of the comments about left handed ness a bit - broad & misleading, as I thought it was a regard for respect and cleanliness that some cultures use the right hand for eating, greeting.. (I didn't have any debate with neochan's speculations- just the comments about culture+left handedness) Plus the whole 'Hand in is pants' discussion seemed to come out of left field ((groan)) That said, I was goo goo googling & found this article

American women are liberated in just about every sense of the word, and visitors should tread carefully if discussing feminism in any form. I found the writing style a bit too colloquial for the intended audience, but it's interesting nonetheless.


[User Picture]From: lirimaer
2005-06-18 03:50 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to have to whine at HydeLoveDM to see if she minds me using her scans for TnK again... or else find some way of purchasing that issue. *ponders*
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[User Picture]From: driftingwind
2005-06-18 06:19 am (UTC)
I don't think that article is funny. It basically blame women for the "social problems of the nation’s children" because they left home for work.

I think it's too bad that generally when people think of feminism, they only think about radical feminism that seems to put all the blame on men, which hardly encompass what feminism is.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2005-06-18 02:25 pm (UTC)
I thought it was interesting to read the outsider view of what the American 'mindset' is like - I just picked the line about feminism at random to use as the text to click onto..

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[User Picture]From: doap
2005-06-18 12:53 pm (UTC)
*places a pillow under nepenthes59's head* sleep tight!

it's good that some websites give culture tips about the US, we tend to think we know all about Americans just becoz we drink Cherry&Cola everyday, but it's not true ^_^
thx for posting this

mmm... i'm a total feminist but it's true that empty households cause many wrong things now. i just wish pple could remember that men are responsible for their absence too

ahem... can i have ketchup with my hot dog hyde-san? lol
(*ergh.. i'll be regarded as a perv all my life now*)

C Céline**
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2005-06-18 02:27 pm (UTC)

ahem... can i have ketchup with my hot dog hyde-san?

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[User Picture]From: mastamari
2005-06-18 05:36 pm (UTC)
. . . .

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[User Picture]From: hydeist_wannabe
2005-06-18 08:45 pm (UTC)
ah so that's his pick-me-up before concerts XD
well at least ketchup's healthier than a lot of things he could sniff
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[User Picture]From: doap
2005-06-19 04:10 pm (UTC)

C Céline**
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2005-06-21 08:32 pm (UTC)
*dirty thoughts* o_o;
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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2005-06-21 06:39 am (UTC)
There, I've just gone and done the unthinkable... I read that entry at the hydeist comm.
Now I feel all dirty and sinister. XDDD

Anyway, just wanted to point out that "sinistra/sinister" has had an association with evil for quite some time. Whether this connection started in the way the poster points out, or in any other, that's up to be discussed by historians... and I'm sure there are plenty of theories about this.
Yet, "left" has been considered to be "not right" (Please, give me extra points for the lame pun. kthx.) for quite some time.
Even in the Bible you will find that association (the good ones will stand at God's right, and the bad ones at God's left... then the fun begins.)
Left-handed children in the past were forced to use their right hands instead of the natural inclination to use their left hands.
Some people were suspected of witchcraft and association with the devil because they were left-handed; and prosecuted by the European Inquisition for it.
It's not derogatory or mean to say this. Humanity has learnt over the time to be slightly less idiotic (although it still keeps 99% of its natural, original-flavor idiocy) and not to cling to "magical" thoughts.
Of course in some cases science helped us learn the reasons behind such mind-bending wonders, which is where the illumination period fits in after the dark ages.

In spite of all this, well... not all of humanity has learnt... =/ not all of humanity has lost the idiotic trace, and not all of humanity can make a lot of money out of it.
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[User Picture]From: momoiro_chan
2005-06-24 10:12 am (UTC)
Ermm.. who or what is HydeLoveDM? Sorry if I sound ignorant... but I was wondering if it's ok for me to use these scans for my icons?
Hyde is just so irresistible in them!


Thanks for posting them though...
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