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    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    Continue the discussion
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    Reminder: This thread is for the discussion of issues relating to the lives of LBGTQ+ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning) people. This thread aims to be a supportive space for issues on sexuality and gender identities. Please do not post comments that negate, belittle, or insult people's chosen identity. This thread operates with a number of givens, including (but not limited to): that equal marriage rights are human rights, and thus are not subject to debate in this thread; that bisexuality is a legitimate orientation and is not up for debate in this thread; among others. This is not an exhaustive list, and it is up to the mods' discretion what is or isn't a legitimate avenue of debate.
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    Share Your Fan Site

    We know that a lot of fans out there have their own ASOIAF or GoT fansites, blogs, podcasts, art, etc, and some of you are very eager to share them with us. That's awesome! We've created this thread so that you can post links to your website here. Please do not post threads elsewhere on the boards about your site -- those will be deleted. You may put a link in your signature as well, but please abide by the rules regarding signatures, which can be found in the Board Style Guide. Please don't "bump" the thread. It is already stickied to the top of the forum and doesn't need it. Please do not link to fanfic. GRRM does not support fanfic of his work. We will respect his wishes in this matter and will delete any links to ASOIAF or GoT fanfic sites. As a courtesy to others, please indicate if your site has book spoilers (this is for those who have only seen the HBO series), or is somehow NSFW.
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    A couple of things. 1) please do not use "transgendered" or "cisgendered". The correct terms are "transgender" and "cisgender" because these are things that people are, not things that happened to them. 2) I've never seen the term "non-cisgender" used by people in the community, although I suppose it's not the worst thing. I'd avoid it, though, and say "transgender or non-binary individuals." Also note that "nb" as shorthand for "non-binary" should be avoided, because that term is already in use in the Black community to mean "non-Black." 3) "person assigned X at birth" is generally considered acceptable. 4) I'd steer clear of using someone's anatomy as a descriptor. It's really invasive and is nobody's business. I need to run to a meeting but I will try to come up with an alternative for you. Thank you for asking these questions! I really appreciate that you're trying to get things correct and want to be inclusive in your language.
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    What's For Dinner, Take 7

    Carry on, feasters
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    Feminism -- A continuing discussion

    Continuing from the last discussion. But first: Some Rules For The Thread This is a thread to discuss issues pertaining to feminism. We expect thread participants to have a basic grip on reality and at least a shred of empathy, no matter what their socioeconomic background, gender identity, religion, national origin, etc. etc. 1. If you're here to proclaim that feminism is no longer needed -- don't bother wasting your time or ours. Your posts will be deleted and, if you're an especial pest, you might have your posting privileges revoked. 2. If you're here to claim that feminism means we hate men/think women are superior -- see point #1. 3. This thread may contain some terminology which can seem somewhat alien. If this is the case, try googling it and go for what looks like reputable sources, like for example http://www.understandingprejudice.org/. If you're still unclear on what something means, feel free to ask for clarification here. 4. Yes, men can read and participate in this thread. Two points of order on that, though: If the mods feel that men are taking up all of the air in the room, they may step in to rectify that situation. Also, please keep in mind that, for many women, the issues we discuss here are LIVED EXPERIENCES. Topics like rape/sexual assault, sexual harassment, devaluation in the workplace, etc. are not just thought experiments to litigate on the internet -- they're things that the women of this thread have experienced personally. Comport yourself accordingly and with empathy, or you risk having your posts deleted and your posting privileges revoked. 5. TERFs and SWERFs are not welcome here.
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    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    Not as of yet. Still working on logistics.
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    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    for sure! Let us know what you find.
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    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    Please report back! I love winter ducks. I am betting you have some Hooded Mergansers, Buffleheads, maybe some Gadwall and Wood Duck?
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    Careerchat III

    Thank you for the advice!! This is super-helpful and was where I was thinking of going with mine. I like the focus on results -- that's something I've noticed has been missing on the resumes that have come across my desk in the last year or so, even for higher-level positions.
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    Careerchat III

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    Careerchat III

    If I run across any myself, I'll drop a link here too.
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    Careerchat III

    Thank you! and yeah, looking for format ideas beyond the traditional single-column reverse-chronology approach.
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    Careerchat III

    Do you have any contact with your boss's boss?
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    Careerchat III

    Has anyone seen a really great resume lately? I'm revamping mine and I'm looking for different ideas on how to present the information. FWIW, I'm a highly skilled, senior-level creative/technical with a solid work history, and if/when I decide to jump ship, I'll be applying for either a similar gig elsewhere, or looking to move into a managerial role within a creative/technical field.
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    Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    Speaking of Colourpop -- the Jelly Much jelly eyeshadows are pretty rad.
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    Exercise and Fitness: bro science debunked

    Holy shit -- @lessthanluke congrats to Rhiannon on that DL. And good luck @Impmk2 on the marathon.
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    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    Red-tailed Hawks are generally not used for pest control -- the bird you saw was just your average urban raptor who does not give a damn about the humans in its midst. But glad you got to experience some proper American birdlife!
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    Careerchat III

    With the "live closer" option, is there a way to split the distance, or live outside of town, to at least shave 30 minutes off the commute? FWIW, my commute is 45 minutes, and Mr. X has a 55-minute commute. This is all within New York City, mind.
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    Careerchat III

    That is fukken siiiick. I am so proud of the both of you. Congratulations!!! Legit, I was showing my friend videos of you and R last weekend, trying to convince her to start bodybuilding. (she's into weightlifting, but not for competition).
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    Yeah, the ref is not covering himself in glory here.
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    Cracking goal.
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    The Final & 3rd Place - FRA v. CRO / BEL v. ENG

    ouch. that looks like an OG
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    The gatekeeping is bullshit, but try to not let it get you down. Her words say way more about her than they do about you.
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    LGBTQ+ 6 -- It's a Rainbow of Flavors

    No kidding.
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