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siftbot says...

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bareboards2 says...

But doesn't he specifically say in the video that this is true for lesbians only? He doesn't say it is true for gay men.

bmacs27 said:

My understanding is that he's a bit off on at least some of his biology. When it comes to the ear, I believe he's referring to otoacoustic emissions.. However, if you note from the abstract I linked, it doesn't quite work that way. Yes, homosexual or bisexual females tend to have patterns of otoacoustic emissions with more masculine characteristics, however the same is not true for homosexual or bisexual males. While the results are insignificant, I'm told that the trend is in the opposite direction (that is, homosexual males have slightly "hyper masculinized" cochlea). These changes are often sloppily attributed to "genetic" differences. However, many theories suggest that it may have something to do with testosterone exposure in utero or during early development (though genetic mechanisms are possible in many circumstances).

With regard to the voice box, I dunno. I stick to sensory systems.

bareboards2 says...

Thanks for the details about your friend's situation. I'm glad you and your girlfriend helped her get past the bully's mean-spirited comments. Sounds like it was an emotionally charged situation for lots of reasons.

I agree that the "skank" line isn't sex positive. I read my Dan Savage!

And. And overall, overall, the point of the video is trying to, through song and humor, get a new message out there.

So maybe we can agree that we both have a valid point? The video would be better without the skank reference, even for humor's sake.

And the message of the video is greatly needed. As that tumblr link showed. As the vid on the gender targeted advertising showed.

We don't have to choose, yeah? We can both be right.

bareboards2 says...

I get that the party you went to had some young women (not girls) making fun of another young woman who chose to dress skimpily in very cold weather. I wasn't there, but it sure seems like they had a valid point. If a guy showed up dressed as Hulk, with only pants on, in very cold weather, and stood around shivering, I'd make fun of him.

The thing you are missing is the culture in which young women live these days. It is interesting to me that you cannot seem to understand that point and keep coming back to "looking cute for guys" as if that alone is a good enough argument.

The video isn't about NOT dressing sexy, the video is about CHOICES.

I guess I should be happy that all the young women you know don't feel that pressure of the "male gaze" and are exempt from those insidious feelings. Good on you for your choice of friends.

You'll find no slut shaming with me. I do not think that there is slut shaming in the video. It is a role model message. A different kind of message. And that tumblr link I pointed you to was supposed to show you the usual messages that women get.

http://videosift.com/video/Gender-Targeted-Advertising

This is another aspect of what "my" video is trying to circumvent. The inundation of media messages.

Here's a question for you -- would you presume to lecture a black person about their experience with racism? Based on your observations of your black friends? Or would you listen closely to them and try to learn something about their unique-from-you experiences?


In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
I'm confused. How is that supposed to address my point? I'm saying I've seen many more girls ridiculed and shamed for "dressing slutty" on halloween than I have seen girls shamed for wearing something more modest. It's frustrating that there is this assumption about the motivations of girls that choose to dress in a particular way. I don't understand how assuming they are dressing to please men is any different from the logic that leads rapists to assume women have implicitly consented based on their dress. The video implicitly makes that assumption. That is, it assumes girls are doing this for externally motivated reasons rather than intrinsically motivated reasons. I've never found that to be the case. Most often the girls enjoy "looking cute" and all of the attention that brings with it. The snarky tone of this video suggests that those somehow aren't valid motivations, and instead self-respecting girls should aspire to some higher set of values. In other words, the video seems to have the agenda of slut shaming. I think that's bogus. Your link is dumb because the girl I was talking about didn't buy her costume. She put it together from her wardrobe, painting the mask and everything. I think the prevalence of "sexy _____" costumes has more to do with market driven realities (i.e. how women like to look) than by some externally imposed patriarchal agenda.

>> ^bareboards2:

http://fucknosexisthalloweencostumes.tumblr.com/
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scannex says...

Was thinking about your statement, and the epigenetic effect...
My question would be when are you (they) looking at the weight of the offspring. Maternal intake would necessarily lead changes in the offspring (smaller/larger) at time of birth. Question though would be is longitudinally do they lead to the child being fat genetically or being fat due to environmental influence. Meaning, do they feed the child bad food/too much food as routine.

In short if the mother eats more fat during gestation, the baby is more likely to be fatter at birth. That study is basically confirming common sense.
The study would basically further have to control the diet far after the child's birth to determine an epigenetic effect. Is there such a study that you know of?

In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
I appreciate your tone. I really do. I just wanted to leave you with some suggested google scholar searches. If you haven't already, check out the recent research in gametic or transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. It'll be really jargony and difficult to understand. One take home is that the gametic accessibility of genetic material for transcription has been shown to have reliable effects on the phenotype of progeny in animal models. Further, human studies have shown transgenerational effects on the adult weight of offspring in response to the diet of the mother during pregnancy and even in response starvation events dating back further generations (although the mechanism is not necessarily known).

Anyway, nice chat.

scannex says...

You as well! Was a good time, especially once we came to an understanding about each others intentions, or really, lack thereof.
I will certainly take a look via google, really should probably become more familiar with it. Journal/article wise I tend to use PubMed as my primary resource, but more are always better, right?
Either way I look forward to meeting you back out there, perhaps on the same side next time!

Best,

In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
I appreciate your tone. I really do. I just wanted to leave you with some suggested google scholar searches. If you haven't already, check out the recent research in gametic or transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. It'll be really jargony and difficult to understand. One take home is that the gametic accessibility of genetic material for transcription has been shown to have reliable effects on the phenotype of progeny in animal models. Further, human studies have shown transgenerational effects on the adult weight of offspring in response to the diet of the mother during pregnancy and even in response starvation events dating back further generations (although the mechanism is not necessarily known).

Anyway, nice chat.

hpqp says...

Ahh, I see you know precisely how I feel... I'll try to be a little less bitchy, but promise nothing '
In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
"there's-more-to-obesity-than-being-a-lazy-junkfood-gobler" That pretty much sums up my point. Thanks for that. Gave me a smile.

I think it's worth going easy on scannex though (or at least be nice). I think he's actually trying to take a medical position on the matter, and trying to substantiate his claims with data. I know the frustration though. There are so many other posters in there that just made me want to jump to "fuck you very much."

Zifnab says...

I won't just give up, but time is usually against me lately. I hope to be the first to 100,000.
In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
Say it ain't so! The mighty Banfiz???! Don't go down without a fight! You're going to let yourself lose to a girl!?

In reply to this comment by Zifnab:
I know, I've been watching that for a while. I don't think there is any way I can keep in front now, I just don't have enough time for really good sifting anymore.
In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
You might want to look over your shoulder. Homegirl's nippin' at your heels.



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In reply to this comment by bmacs27:
You aren't missing much. He's sort of like the Postal Service went all Kinkadian religi-o-cheesey. >> ^mintbbb:

I need to look up more stuff from this guy!
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