Weeping Sore

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  1. Or conversely, LeBron to San Antonio...
  2. I'm sure the actresses are making empowered decisions. Not sure it's their agency I'll be admiring when I watch the movie, but...anyway, recommendation accepted thankfully.
  3. Don't believe them, lonely 47-year-old white male. They are all bots.
  4. Looks...inspiring. I'll restrain myself from saying anything that might be construed as objectifying on this thread...
  5. I'm probably most plausible as a low-femme, preppy basic bitch, maybe with some ex-jock in there given the height. Is this the right time for me to note my increased attraction to ladies with a soft-butch look? Like Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber?
  6. I'm not fully buying this. She may be bigoted like her friend, she may be doing it as a survival strategy (going to this length seems quite paranoid, though.) Hateful speech is always wrong (if it's anti-gay speech, for example it could lead a closeted co-worker to self-harm, I probably don't have to explain that here) There's got to be another way to navigate her workplace. I don't think we can let stand the dynamic "I can do bad thing x because not doing bad thing x could lead to my being outed".
  7. Absolutely
  8. I think transition means unblocking the true self while creating a new persona that is more closely aligned with the true self. But there is still a gap, unless you're some kind of fully enlightened being that lives in truth with every word and breath.
  9. I'd say the only people that have no discrepancy are extreme extroverts who identify completely with the persona or public self and are constantly surrounding themselves with people (i.e., "don't know how to be alone") and extreme introverts who are basically shut-ins and don't have to bother with any performative social graces.
  10. I'm interested in the phenomenon of stereotype partaken of to form a public persona. That is, to help signify what I am to the outer world, I will use the world's language to shape the "outer self". We accept that some gay men try to be "straight-acting" or "masc" to increase the level of respect in society, and I'd say the opposite also occurs- taking on received notions of a more "flaming" gay stereotype (or archetype?) to form a more obviously gay persona. I'm using persona here to mean a public self as opposed to the "true" self or subjectively understood self. I think that the language around "closeted" and "out" is a little bit simplistic, because there will always be a disparity between the true self and the persona, even after "coming out".
  11. @SerHaHa Thanks for the level of detail. Of course China could still think of a new ethnically Korean province as a buffer, if it considered its inhabitants more expendable.
  12. Doubtful that the above scenario would ever happen without U.S. encouragement, in which case at least a partial draw-down of U.S. troops in S.K. would have to be a component.
  13. I agree. But there could always be a tipping point in the current risk/benefit equation for them.
  14. Obviously this is no easy task, as North Korea has an army and nuclear weapons. It's possible the (perhaps justifiably) paranoid Kim Jong Un has anticipated this contingency and has nuclear weapons trained on the giant next door as well. So clandestine action to decapitate the NK regime would probably be the only way. There would have to be tacit assurances that the U.S. or the "West" would support this move as a lesser of two evils approach that would stabilize the region. South Korea would not be thrilled as they would be giving up the dream of reunification and suddenly have China on their doorstep, but the anxiety over potential nuclear attack would surely be reduced. Probably the biggest question is whether China would want it. Would the extra territory and 1.8% increase in population be worth the trouble? There already ethnic Koreans in Northeast China, former NK citizens would probably have an easier time adapting to the transition to another Communist country. Maybe China wouldn't want to lose a convenient scapegoat in NK, as in, look West, at least we're not as bad as these crazy people we're helping to keep under wraps...
  15. To be fair, Obama recruited a lot from Goldman Sachs too. There's plenty of reasons to dislike the "Vampire Squid" as Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone calls GS; not sure I'm buying a disingenuous diversity policy as one of them.