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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36165 on: Feb 24, 2018, 12:16:36 PM »
I can't imagine not saying thank you on the bus!

In the town I live in, almost everything shuts down at 5pm, apart from Wilko at 7pm, a 24hr supermarket and I think a small amount of pubs/fast food places. Walking down the high street (bustling in the day) is absolutely deserted at night, you can often see from one end to another with not a person in sight. It's actually kind of creepy. I prefer it when things are open until say 9pm or something like that, a bit more life going on. (e.g. the city centre).

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36166 on: Feb 24, 2018, 11:12:25 PM »
In my village*, if you get on the bus and ask a question, if you don't start with 'good morning' they stare at you, say 'Good morning' and wait, saying nothing more until you start all over again with 'good morning' ;D

*My village being a somewhat smaller capital city than London ;)

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36167 on: Feb 27, 2018, 09:14:16 AM »
Hoping my wellies are in the cupboard under the stairs & not in the shed....
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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36168 on: Feb 27, 2018, 04:56:16 PM »
I heard an announcement at Victoria station there was ďsevere weatherĒ in London today (from what Iíve seen this looks to be about 2cm of snow), which is why the trains are delayed. Whoever decided to broadcast this has clearly never been north of the M25.

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36169 on: Feb 28, 2018, 04:42:28 PM »
 Iíve had no more than about eight hours sleep since 5 oíclock on Friday morning, itís becoming intolerable.  Valerian doesnít work, Nytol doesnít work, and I donít know what else to try.  I could ring the GP and see about getting some sleeping tablets, but Iím worried Iíll be straight back to square one again if I do, Plus none of the z drugs work on me so it would probably have to be a benzo, and thatís a can of worms I really donít want to open.
 I fucking hate medication, and medication to alleviate the side-effects of medication, and medication to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of medication. I can see why some people think itís evil. Iím not sure whatís worse, being ill or being fucking medicated.   
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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36170 on: Mar 01, 2018, 07:58:55 PM »
And how about convincing yourself that it doesn't matter for a while? Assume it's not going to happen and accept that you'll need to put your feet up every few hours until this passes?

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36171 on: Mar 16, 2018, 03:41:11 PM »
What on earth is going on with gender identity politics.

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36172 on: Mar 16, 2018, 03:50:45 PM »
 I have no idea, Iíve lost track of what Iím supposed to say now. Iíve learned my lesson about openly expressing my opinion so I say nothingÖ
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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36173 on: Mar 16, 2018, 03:57:35 PM »
How do you mean youíve learnt your lesson about expressing an opinion?

Iíve been hearing about some really concerning stuff to do with lesbian erasure and infringement of womenís rights. Iíve no idea whatís true and whatís not but from small personal experience it rings true.

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36174 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:21:09 PM »
 Basically it means I have to be very selective about who I discuss it with, because itís not worth opening oneís gob and expressing oneís personal opinion, no matter how well thought through or deeply held,  when all one gets in return is a load of opprobrium and abuse.
 Gender identity politics is one of these subjects where you canít please all of the people all of the time, and the ones who get to dictate the agenda are generally the ones who can shout the loudest and who hold the most power, and woe betide you if you disagree with them. It tends to put a disabled lesbian in a somewhat awkward and vulnerable position. 
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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36175 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:51:23 PM »
Yes thatís exactly my concern, the silencing of debate. Do the battles ever end...!

I feel a bit like that too, that I canít express an opinion about it or I will lose friends or be cast as a right wing bigot.

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36176 on: Mar 16, 2018, 11:04:17 PM »
I am too far away, literally, to have picked up much of what's going on, but what worries me a lot is that my very simple view of gender identity may not be available to future generations, or even: is already not available to young people.

I was lucky enough to grow up in a world where I could state: look, I am a woman, and these are my clothes, so they are women's clothes. The world wasn't perfect, but there were as many ways to be a woman as there were women. I feel we are losing that....

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36177 on: Mar 16, 2018, 11:14:05 PM »
I am really furious at some of the queer identified gay men I know purporting to tell me and other women objectively what a woman is and that it cannot be defined by biology but is in fact, ďall those who perform femininityĒ - so they have defined me out of being an actual woman then. And we appear to have reverted back to the 1950ís - in terms of men must be masculine and women must be feminine. LGBT press and organisations are so blatantly anti feminist on these issues as they nearly always are.

How did we end up in this ridiculous position and how has a movement that was all about self definition end up with women and lesbians being defined by men.
And now I know how Joan of Arc felt.......

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36178 on: Mar 17, 2018, 09:44:16 AM »
^ Yes. I was told the other day that being female is just a matter of feeling that way, whereas male is assertive and boisterous. Really, really annoyed with it all the more I hear and incredulous as to how itís all happened. It looks like we will have to have underground networks again like the 70s.

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Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Reply #36179 on: Mar 17, 2018, 10:07:21 AM »
 I am really rather resentful at having to be called a cis woman. Why canít I just be a woman? I was told by someone that itís so that trans-people donít feel pathologised by adding a prefix to their gender. 
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