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General Discussion / Re: Sex Culture
« Last post by BC_cheque on June 25, 2017, 01:56:52 pm »
the average Japanese has sex 1-2 times per year.

This stat seems a bit incredible so I looked it up.  According to a study by a condom company, it is. 

While they are last, and well below the 2nd most sexless country, they are having sex on average 45 times/year.  So every 8 days or so. 


http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/56360

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General Discussion / Re: Sex Culture
« Last post by MH on June 25, 2017, 01:49:43 pm »
Humour.
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General Discussion / Eating culture (or what are you eating)
« Last post by msj on June 25, 2017, 01:32:35 pm »
How Canadian is this? 

A friend of a friend (first nation guy, no less) takes down a moose.

Ends up moving so gifts the moose liver to my friend.

So, the wife and I get this moose liver as this friend and another friend come over for dinner.

To make a long story short, this was our spread:

- Moose liver mousse (french/italian style) with homemeade rye bread as the vehicle to mouth
- Moose liver with a fig, bacon, mushroom compote
- Local (Nanoose Bay) sea asparagus salad
- Sumac infused asian pear and cucumber salad (ok this is a Persian dish)

Love to show pics but not practical on this forum.

I love living in this golden age of globalization: blend of culinary techniques and ingredients that allow us to eat so much from thousands of kilometers away.

So, what are you eating?


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General Discussion / Re: Sex Culture
« Last post by msj on June 25, 2017, 01:18:45 pm »
I know my wife does not talk about our sex life with her friends. Or, if she does, not honestly.

Because if she did they would all be sleeping with me!   ;D  <groan>  ::)


But seriously, what is there to talk about other than I did not know I was Japanese?*


* The average Canadian has sex 2-3 times per week, whereas the average Japanese has sex 1-2 times per year. This is upsetting news to me: I didn't know I was Japanese.   
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Provincial and Local Politics / Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Last post by kimmy on June 25, 2017, 01:16:15 pm »
Something less subject to regular wear and tear would be a better choice.  It has been interesting to see the amount of deliberate vandalism these have brought forth, though. Perhaps that in itself has been worth the exercise.

 -k
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General Discussion / Re: Gender Culture
« Last post by kimmy on June 25, 2017, 01:12:01 pm »
Whaaaaat ?  That's a complete non-sequitur.  How did you even get there ?

Addressing BC_Cheque earlier on the subject of whether the hypothetical Muslim woman's wish for a dong-free environment should be respected, you said:  "Rights don't 'trump' each other but they have to be resolved when in conflict.  Religious rights already supersede human rights in several specific examples.  It seems to me, reading this paragraph, that you may not realize that."

You seem fairly set on the idea that religious views merit consideration above and beyond what someone's personal conscience is, as a matter of law.

You asked why some food choices are protected by law and I answered you.

I wasn't discussing "protected by law".  I was scoffing at the notion that BC_C's vegetarianism, which is a matter of deeply-held conscience, is viewed as being less sincere or less worthy of respect than someone who is a vegetarian because a magic book tells them so.

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I don't know, but it seems to me excluding men is reasonably rationalized as a way to provide space for women.  I don't know how else these things would be decided.

For some portion of women who this safe space has been provided for, the presence of trans people will eliminate any sense of safety.

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I don't mean to trivialize those feelings but to point out how using such arguments would not be acceptable in any other context, and yet are seen as acceptable here.

It seems to me that characterizing objections to dongs in the locker room as "aesthetics problems for the delicate" is pretty trivializing.

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This quote comes from the perspective that trans women simply can not be seen as women.  It's an understandable point of view, but it isn't aligned with the emerging view (I can't call it a consensus yet) of human rights for trans people.

It might not align with the view of some in the ultra-progressive and Ivory Tower world, I agree. I first off think that any woman who says she's in favor of this should get in a locker room and change while a naked male person watches her, to put her money where her mouth is.  It's really easy to *say* you're in favor with something and trivialize or insult the objections of those who don't share your view, but when rubber meets road how many of these ultra-progressives and Ivory Tower types will live up to their talk?

As for whether it's possible to see trans women as women, all I can say is that there's a limit. When it comes to day to day interaction, sure, I have no problem.  In the shower? I doubt it. As a romantic partner? Absolutely not.

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Yes, because of the dynamic of providing a place where people feel safe.  The idea of excluding me from a space because of my gender is an affront to my individual rights, because it assumes I am a risk, however on the whole it provides rights to a group.  The principle, in theory, is reasonable accommodation. 

As such:

A 2015 study [PDF] reported that trans Ontarians had “nearly universally reported” experiences of transphobia, and 67 per cent “feared they would die young.”

I absolutely understand that trans people are at great risk of encountering hatred and violence.  And I have no wish to contribute to someone feeling unsafe. At the same time, I won't sacrifice my own sense of security in favor of someone else's.  I believe that many women-- the silent majority, probably-- feel the same.

And as I mentioned earlier, I think that Body Blitz thinks so as well.  I think that they've taken this position not because they are hateful people, but because they know that allowing penises into their nude, women-only environment will be a grave threat to their continued financial viability. I believe that many women will not kick up a fuss over the admission of penises, but will simply decide to stop going to Body Blitz.

Hypothetically, if the human rights commission and the fair play committee and the lawyers and whoever else tell Body Blitz that they have to allow dongs in their spa, and Body Blitz ends up closing 3 months later so that nobody has this safe-space anymore, will that be a tremendous victory for human rights?

 -k
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General Discussion / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by msj on June 25, 2017, 01:10:43 pm »
Now into this:



The female diabetic POV is different and interesting while the love for the SE Asia countryside is quite wonderful.

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General Discussion / Re: Sex Culture
« Last post by BC_cheque on June 25, 2017, 12:58:58 pm »
Many men suspect that women 'talk' to each other.  It scares us.  This claim makes me feel better.

Yeah, don't worry at all.  To give you an example of the most recent sex conversation I had with a friend, it was about whether motherhood changed our libido.  The discussion of details ended in high school. 

And I agree, I wouldn't want my partner talking about our sex life to his friends either.




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Provincial and Local Politics / Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Last post by wilber on June 25, 2017, 12:47:59 pm »
It's a pretty basic form of celebration.  So you're ok if they put flags and banners up then ?  Fair enough.  The crosswalk think is likely a fad anyway.  One collision + one lawsuit and it will quietly go away.

Nope, no problem with flags and banners.
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Provincial and Local Politics / Re: Rainbow crosswalks
« Last post by MH on June 25, 2017, 12:41:51 pm »
I don't have a problem with celebrating, I just think painting crosswalks is stupid.

It's a pretty basic form of celebration.  So you're ok if they put flags and banners up then ?  Fair enough.  The crosswalk think is likely a fad anyway.  One collision + one lawsuit and it will quietly go away.
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