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  1. Most 20-somethings I know have booked, or already had, their vaccinations. Though for that age group the reasons do skew more towards altruism or desire for normality rather than avoidance of covid-19. Having said that, I also know people in that age group who had covid-19 last year and still have no sense of smell or taste today.

  2. 4 hours ago, Max Power said:

    Starmer is wasting his time, I don't think the Labour Party will be taken seriously for a generation, if ever...

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    A Torygraph cartoonist making cartoons that support Starmer's attempt at leadership tells you exactly what you need to know about Starmer.

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  3. 5 minutes ago, Peter Layman said:

    you do realise that clip you posted just serves to prove why people are fed up. Nothing to do with being racist more to do with the influx of foreign scum

    People are fed up because of something the tabloids have invented? That's mighty fucking stupid of them.

  4. 17 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

    There is a very clear difference. The BLM march was notified to the authorities beforehand and was a public march. Whether it should've gone ahead or not is another question. I don't think it should have.

    The swimmers were a private gathering, without permission and clearly and unambiguously against the lockdown rules. I hope the guy that organised it gets locked up as others have been. 

    What they said ^

    Mostly.

     

    We had effectively 0 cases when the BLM march took place, and whilst I personally found it not great timing (a week later would've been good!) I do see the need for it to take place while the momentum was there worldwide.

    As for the swimmers, they were deliberately breaking the rules after being asked not to. I actually disagree with the police arresting the bloke, it should've been broken up as soon as the police arrived and everyone moved on instead, but here we are.

     

  5. On 3/31/2021 at 9:18 AM, Scipio said:

    Now "people of colour Isle of Man believe that a march by BLM of hundreds of people (mostly white)carried out in a Coronavirus lock-down is "not comparable" with about 20 exercising and swimming on a beach. The mind boggles, one rule for some, another rule for others.

    It isn't comparable.

  6. 12 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

    As the recent popular T.V. series Harlots reminds us, brothels or 'bawdy houses' were common in Georgian England. The question of legalisation today though is one that many liberals blanch at. It would certainly make the streets safer for a lot of women, save lives and provide a measure of regulation, control and oversight. There are useful precedents: The practice of bare knuckle fighting was effectively abolished in Britain with the institution of the sport of boxing - a sport that many women now enjoy and partake in.  

    Liberals tend to support legalisation and regulation of sex work.

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  7. 2 hours ago, TerryFuchwit said:

    The common theme with all the above is that the perpetrators are a tiny percentage of the population yet everyone can easily feel it is aimed at them.

    I didn't feel like either movement was aimed at me.

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  8. On 3/15/2021 at 8:18 PM, Declan said:

    Not all men, is the new all lives matter.

     

    It's been of some amusement to me that the same people who felt victimised by the slogan "Black Lives Matter" now seem to feel victimsed by people suggesting that men disproportionately commit sex crimes.

    No doubt they're the same people who bleat about others being "professional victims" whenever someone has an actual grievance, too.

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  9. 1 minute ago, Annoymouse said:

    It wasn’t my intention to gloss over it, I know it exists, but how can you help someone who either doesn’t know they need helping or categorically denies anything is wrong?

    If it was that simple then domestic abuse simply wouldn’t exist in the first place.

    Perhaps national awareness and demonstration is part of the answer? :)

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  10. 4 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

    There is absolutely no reason a woman should be putting up with abuse in this day and age though, you could ask pretty much anyone on the street for help and they would. For some reason it’s normally always the woman who thinks they either deserve it or just accept it, you don’t hear about it until something so terrible has happened that they’ve finally decided enough is actually enough.

    I remember hearing my neighbours at the time arguing, shouting, screaming and then you’d hear stuff getting smashed around, it was almost a daily occurrence. That has to be one of the most toxic relationships I’ve even seen, for some odd reason they both just accepted that it was their ‘normal’ I talked to both of them individually, the power/control was all about money, but it was actually the wife that was in control of everything and she wouldn’t let him do anything he wanted.

     

    Having known someone who was horrifically mentally and physically abused by a partner, a manipulative person can remove someone's ability to get help entirely. There's a huge psychological element that your post somewhat glosses over.

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  11. 20 minutes ago, TerryFuchwit said:

    I dont think we have a society full of men hell bent on raping or dehumanising women.

    So,, as usual, we end up in this situation we find ourselves in so often these days.  Be that about race, sexuality whatever.

    Which is an enormous over the top reaction  about what amounts to a very very small proportion of the population.

    Neither do I, but I think the society we have has contributed significantly to the number of men who become sexual aggressors. As usual a large portion of the culpability lies with the media (likely male-controlled media!) who have spent the last century telling us that women are less valuable as human beings than men, and need to have a husband and kids to have any real meaning at all. Nobody should really be surprised that there are a number of men who take this view to heart and couldn't give a toss about women or their wellbeing.

  12. 4 minutes ago, TerryFuchwit said:

    I agree 100% it shouldn't lead to violence but it remains a fact that some women are very happy to put themselves up to be objectified.

    Only Fans is a good example ,- women on there are basically selling exactly that.

    Sex work is real work. Pornography/sex are not inseparably linked to objectification in the way you seem to be implying. It's only objectification really if it involves dehumanising the person, or reducing their value simply to that of sex.

    I think OnlyFans is a good thing really. It lets women make money from their bodies solely on their own terms, unlike "traditional" pornography or sex work.

  13. Just now, TerryFuchwit said:

    A lot of women encourage the objectified behaviour themselves.   Take a look at Instagram and Twitter etc.

     

    Instagram and Twitter is full of buff men posting pictures of themselves with naff all on, nobody* objectifies them.

    Also women should be able to do whatever they like with their own image without being at an increased threat of sexual violence as a result, yeah?

     

    *same caveat applies

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  14. People's behaviour is readily modified by the environment around them. Advertising wouldn't be a trillion dollar business were that not the case.

    Normalising objectifying women, degrading/violent pornography, de-valueing women as people etc does not turn "normal" people into sexual abusers, but they almost certainly embolden people who are prone to becoming abusers. So maybe we should stop doing that.

     

    Nobody is suggesting that all men are rapists, by the way.*

     

    *Yes you'll be able to find a post from some fringe lunatic on Twitter claiming that, and no I won't accept it as a counterpoint.

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  15. 2 hours ago, Max Power said:

    how long before there are calls for testosterone limitation to bring the sexes closer together? Testosterone passports to be allowed out after 6pm?

    Literally never.

     

    2 hours ago, Max Power said:

    From the light touch and kneeling at the BLM protests of last year

    We must've watched different protests!

  16. 1 hour ago, Max Power said:

    @manxman1980 Much is made of the examples of racism which you quote, supposedly committed by the royal family. They are all pretty minor and blown out of all proportion by the media. In the case of the last one, if one of your family was marrying someone of the opposite colour, I'm absolutely sure that you would be asking pretty much the same question within your own family. I don't see that as an inappropriate thing to ask anyone? 

    "Opposite colour" :blink:

    And no, not really. I have lots of friends who are mixed-race couples. Not really arsed what their babies look like, so long as they have ten fingers and ten toes. No disrespect to anyone with more/fewer.

  17. Amusing that the Palace were fine with all of Meghan Markle's "bullying" for years and years, until a few days before they feared she may out them publicly. Suddenly an investigation!

    I've been aware of Meghan Markle for quite a number of years, I thought "Suits" was brilliant. She came across as a decent, down to earth sort of person in any of the outtakes/cast interviews. Of course she's committed two cardinal sins since, being brown whilst royal and being a woman with an opinion.

     

    I mean, Prince Andrew is a literal pedophile, but sure Meghan Markle has ruined the royal family.

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