@octagonfudge Those dudes were wrong! ALL of the characters in Alien were written genderless and raceless. The writers wanted to be open to every kind of actor out there and hire the best person for the job. We were making progress in the 70s, what happened?
You can't fight for people. It doesn't work that way. People feel what they feel, it's not logical and as much as we try we cannot change their feelings. At the most you can put a lot of energy into this and sustain it for a while, but in the end it will be what it will be. Let him go and let yourself move on, and eventually find someone you wants to be with you as much as you want to be with him.
@steponitvelma In my state subsidies start at 28K. I make 30K. Of course I've checked out the exchange! That is where I got the rate from.
I love the reforms and support them. But the fact is, insurance is still unaffordable for a lot of us in the middle income brackets. If you don't qualify for subsidies you are screwed. Check out your own state's exchange and type in your salary and age and see how expensive insurance plans are. If you've never had to buy your own insurance, it may shock you. It's crazy expensive, still.
@chickpeas akimbo Hm. Maybe we can't divide the male characters into categories because they are all pretty boring (except for Tyrion!)? That series was always about the female characters for me. They are much more dynamic and interesting.
But maybe we can divide them into groups because society is forcing them to choose sides: survive by being totally tough / rebellious or survive by being totally subservient / subversive.
@sarahspy Oh god! I loved that book. It's really fucking great.
@queenofbithynia Your comment confuses me. You don't pay attention to your surroundings? Huh? I guess Leon's comment about that only being a priority for women was a little confusing to me, too. I just generally think it's a good idea to be aware of your surroundings, and what's going on, whether or not you're a man or a woman. Because PEOPLE get mugged, and shit.
The parrot bracelet! I thought for sure it would be an Arts and Crafts, circa 1900, piece. But no! It's from the 70s? God, it's gorgeous. Now, this is the kind of piece I would wear to the Oscars, with a very simple gown.
@dracula's ghost "Any time you are worrying about your acne or that text some boy sent you instead of dying in a refugee camp you're exercising a level of privilege pretty much un-glimpsed by the vast majority of humans who have ever lived on this earth!!! "
Hyperbole and guilt do not help people dying in refugee camps.
@sox Yeah, I agree with you. A lot of us on here have tried cocaine, or even used it 10-15 times. I didn't like it much, personally. Whatever. I've got friends who do it once or twice a year.
There is a difference between a drug experiment, occasional recreational drug use, drug abuse and drug addiction. Just like there is a difference between trying beer once and getting drunk every day.
@Flaccido Domingo Thank you. How does the author know what it feels like to be a boy in this society? How does she know it's MORE difficult to be a girl? Why are we even rating the difficulties of different genders?