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by Duncan Butlin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Are any women brutish?
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Are any women brutish?

vegetariantaxidermy --- Calm down. This is what you wrote: I meant to write 'nag'. It's just a nasty label men give women who find it difficult to deal with men's unreasonable and selfish behaviour. What does it really mean? In other words, what you are saying is that whenever a man calls a woman a...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Are any women brutish?
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Are any women brutish?

vegetariantaxidermy --- As a woman, when there is an altercation between husband and wife, you naturally side with the woman to say the man is to blame (she’s only nagging him because he is selfish and unreasonable). As a man, I have the same response in reverse. Take domestic violence. My perspect...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Are any women brutish?
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Are any women brutish?

vegetariantaxidermy --- You say, “better to encounter a nag than a serial killer or a paedophile”, and this is obviously true. But what are the odds? Everyone has been a nag, at one time or another, while the numbers of killers and paedophiles are relatively few. I would say nagging is the more ser...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Are any women brutish?
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Are any women brutish?

Philosophy Explorer --- Brute is a derogatory word almost exclusively applied to men, like thug, barbarian, lout, swine, ogre, bastard. Accordingly, it must be very rare for women to be brutish. There are of course equivalent derogatory words for women, but for different sorts of behaviour -- femal...
by Duncan Butlin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Questioning of the Evolutionary Theory - Darwin...
Replies: 47
Views: 3351

Re: Questioning of the Evolutionary Theory - Darwin...

Walker --- I know nothing about Rupert Sheldrake’s ideas on evolution, but I would regard them with deep suspicion. He is a charlatan concerning the effects of being looked at -- claiming that people can detect when others are looking at them, even when the observation is via a video camera. I woul...
by Duncan Butlin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Questioning of the Evolutionary Theory - Darwin...
Replies: 47
Views: 3351

Re: Questioning of the Evolutionary Theory - Darwin...

Mr. -1- --- you are too complacent: creationist teaching is creeping in here in the UK, partly due to the influence of charismatic churches. And why do you decline to identify the USA as particularly sinful in this regard? Scientific American in August said that 45% of biology teachers in the US ei...
by Duncan Butlin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Questioning of the Evolutionary Theory - Darwin...
Replies: 47
Views: 3351

Re: Questioning of the Evolutionary Theory - Darwin...

Necromancer --- The creationists are right on two counts. First, if you believe you know the truth then it is right to do your utmost to spread the news. If non-creationists were half as sure of themselves as the creationists, then their opinion on evolution would hold sway in every school. Second,...
by Duncan Butlin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Derrida Saying to Us?
Replies: 44
Views: 3935

Re: What is Derrida Saying to Us?

Philosophy Now --- Derrida’s principal purpose is to tie everybody’s brains up in knots so he can derogate men and boost women without you noticing. His ‘deconstructionism’ is the deconstruction of man, using terms like ‘phallocentric dogmatism’ (men think with their sexual organs). When I put this...
by Duncan Butlin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can women judge beauty the same way men do and vice-versa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4077

Re: Can women judge beauty the same way men do and vice-versa?

Philosophy Explorer --- The vast majority of the world is intent on covering it up, but there are vast differences between the male and female brain, some of which you identify. There is just one woman in the top 100 grand masters of chess, for example. For solid evolutionary reasons (differential ...
by Duncan Butlin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance

Dubious --- I disagree that we are equally disgusting. Once again it is a sexist question: what do men find disgusting, what do women find disgusting? Most men long to be sexually harassed, whereas many women find it disgusting behaviour. The average man finds the average woman averagely attractive...
by Duncan Butlin
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk --- I like you too, and I am very grateful for your input, but I do question the advisability of filling the pages of these topics with insults. It may not harm you or Lacewing, but think of the influence on everybody else: I think it detracts from the sincere comments from other people...
by Duncan Butlin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 123
Views: 12321

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

henry quirk & Lacewing --- Children, children, quieten down -- there are serious events afoot. It looks as if my Suffrageur Society website will go live in a week or two. You may not think this is exactly earth-shattering news, but for me it is an event of a lifetime: I’ve been waiting 22 years to ...
by Duncan Butlin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance

FlashDangerpants --- Yes, it’s my address, but I don’t think I’m risking much. I published everything when I was editing on Wikipedia, including the phone number of the local police station, for someone to phone if they really wanted to give me a problem. And yet nobody ever took advantage -- even ...
by Duncan Butlin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance

Kayla --- The problem is the sex war is hidden, instead of being fought out in the open. This makes women hyper-sensitive to insults (worried that men may attack), and men hyper-nervous of saying anything wrong (worried about being sanctioned). Accordingly, when two or three men get together, they ...
by Duncan Butlin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: Sex war warriors and the Suffrageur Society Pledge of Allegiance

henry quirk --- I won’t discuss Lacewing, as per my reasoning on the other topic. Disciplining children is a tough one. I can see how ignoring tantrums can work eventually, but isn’t a bit of a torture -- both for him and you? I found instant punishment worked like a miracle, up to the age of 9; th...