EDIT: it seems that in California police need a warrant for biometrics as well
To those saying you shouldn't have anything to hide, you obviously don't realize how often police abuse their power in the US. You have a right to privacy. It is much easier for police to force you to use biometrics "consentually" than forfeit your passcode.
I'm so sick and tired of how so many people feel like it's ok to be creepy or just plain rude to women in video games based on our gender alone. It feels like every game I play I have to judge the situation and try to figure out if the people in my game are going to be weird or sexist towards me if I use comms and identify myself as a woman because of my voice.
Text chat isn't fast enough for split second calls!!Communication is so important in games and I'm just trying to help the team by using comms. Instead, it just seems to provide people with the opportunity to make a sweeping generalization of my skill at a game and conclude that I'm unskilled based on something I literally cannot control. (Or simply be creepy and flirty, which is often worse.)
Just treat us like any other player. It will benefit everyone involved. Thank you.
To get you started:
How to Debate Like a Manipulative Bully — It is worth pointing out that once you understand these tactics those who use them start to sound like whiny, illogical, and unjustifiably confident asshats.
Any time you feel yourself start to get regularly dumbstruck during any and every argument with a particular person, remind yourself of these unethical and pathetically desperate tactics to avoid manipulation via asshat.
Also, as someone commented, a related concept you should know about to have the above knowledge be even more effective is Cognitive Bias and the associated concept of Cognitive Dissonance:
EDIT: Forgot a link.
EDIT: Added Cognitive Bias, Cognitive Dissonance, and Cognitive Distortion.
Why YSK: Turn signals are your way to communicate your actions and intents to other drivers so they know you plan on changing lanes or take a turn. There are way too many drivers that start blinking when they're already changing lanes. This leads to dangerous situations and accidents. You need to indicate that you're going to turn, so other drivers can anticipate your actions.
It's woman. The word you're trying to use is "woman", "lady" or hell, even "girl". Unless you're a fucking a scientist writing a research paper or narrating for a fucking nature show. Just say woman.
If you can say man, you can say woman. Everytime I see guys use "female" in conversation or a post, my thoughts immediately turn to them being an incel/niceguy complex. I've heard the "reasons" why "female" is used and I'll let you know it's fucking bullshit.
We are not a different fucking species. Jfc.
Edit: I should have added that in medical settings I think it is completely fine. In any matter pertaining to science/medicine/research is not a problem. This post is mostly about casual conversation and regular posts.
Edit 2: Happy New Year everyone! One last edit to clarify a bit more. This post is a rant. Plain and simple. I do not expect much to change after today, and no, I don't consider this the biggest issue on the list of world problems facing women Lol
I hope you all have a great, safe, and healthy 2021!
May be a biased opinion. I was in boy scouts, and learned fire arm safety, and use in my early teens. While I don't think it should be mandatory, for a country that made gun ownership one of it's rights, we certainly don't educate our citizens very much on fire arm safety or use.
I would have loved to take a fire arm class in school. Maybe as an elective, or alternate to gym? Learn archery and fire arm use and safety? It could destigmatize a lot of negativity regarding fire arms in the US specifically.
Quick background: My mom died when I (16f) was 8 and my dad remarried when I was 13. His wife has a son who is two years younger than me. The transition was not smooth. We moved in together after they got married and the house they bought together was supposed to be home for everyone. But I wasn't allowed to have a photo of my mom in the living room with the other photos of family. It was said it would be disrespectful. I said I thought they told us to make it feel like home and they told me to find another way. I said well it won't feel like home without a photo of my mom up in the living space. They shrugged it off. It was a sore point between us and something I still feel was unfair to me when technically, her family are all strangers to me but they got photos up.
So my dad and his wife built converted the old play room in our house to a study room for me and her son to use for homework and it has been used lately for remote school. We were allowed to decorate and put whatever photos in our own space. He got the photos he wanted but I was told to take down the family photo of when my mom was alive. This was a year ago. My dad's wife said it was hard for her to see photos of my mom. I told her it was hard for me to see photos of her in the house but I coped. When both her and my dad said the final answer was no I just stopped using the room. My dad told me to not make it such a big deal. I said her son could put up photos of his dead grandpa but I couldn't put up one of my dead mom and it wasn't fair. That my mom should be allowed into my spaces. My dad said this needs to be home for everyone and I said at the time it wasn't home for me.
It bothers them now that we're doing school remotely the whole time that I won't use it. I use my bedroom. They said they turned it into a space for school for us and I should appreciate the effort enough to use it. I told them to let me have a photo of my mom in there and I would but no was still the answer.
My dad said I am being very unfair and childish about it. He also told me I'm the one making it not feel like home. I said they're the ones who refused to let me have a photo on my desk in the study space too. I pointed out since it's not his wife's space it should be fine but they have such a big problem with it.
As soon as this op Ed published and got news attention, all my good Christian friends started berating Jill Biden on social media for being a phony and a fraud. “Not a real doctor.”
They were silent, however, for four years about how Melania posed VERY nude.
They were willing to tolerate a nude model in the White House, but an educated woman? That drives them insane.
Let me be clear: This is not about Slut shaming Melania. This is about exposing the double standard.