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Jess

Member Since 22 Jan 2012
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In Topic: How privileged are you?!

Today, 12:12 PM

That's what I did. But I don't agree they apply. :)

Is privilege a popular concept in general where you live?

In Topic: Phobias

12 July 2018 - 04:54 PM

I sweat profusely every time we drive behind a log truck.

I'm a zoom arounder or way back follower. I read a book when I was little where the kid's family died from all the hay from a hay truck falling on the car and I've never been able to forget it

In Topic: Phobias

12 July 2018 - 10:35 AM

You might laugh because my phobia is quite a thing. It's all sound-related
I'm afraid of bottles who pop when opening (like champagne, some bottled beers, cider...) and I CAN'T be near balloons, cause I don't want them to pop just near me D:


Balloons give me serious anxiety. I don't keep them around either

In Topic: How privileged are you?!

12 July 2018 - 10:34 AM

I don't remember the exact question but it doesn't apply to those asking of your place of worship, signs or manifestation of your religion. You just don't go around with any sign identifying you as an atheist so technically nobody knows and cannot oppress you based on that. Same goes for temples. That's what I meant. No, I wasn't treated badly because of my "religion" just because nobody knew I'm not "one of them". But yeah, I assume that if you live in a smaller place where people know each other a lot more and you're in a very religious society and they notice you don't go to church, it may apply. I cannot think of a country in Europe though where the situation is similar.

No, but here in southern buttfuck US, it's very common for "what church to you go to" used as a conversation opener, praying over food at totally random events, and getting told to 'look to jesus' when your life's getting screwed up. In a town of under 1k, it's very easy to determine who's Christian and who isn't and it affects what cliques develop, both in children and adults. I don't know any Christian religion that hangs out with a sign either, aside from Westboro, but it IS the predominant religion in the US regardless.
Oh, yeah, and trying to explain to people that you're an animist makes them think you're mentally incompetent, so there's that too.

In Topic: Morbid Shit You Do

11 July 2018 - 06:50 PM

This is pretty useful info to have. For me personally, I don't think I'd care how my body was handled as long as someone was genuinely learning from it. But I know others feel differently. It's good to know that some folks appreciate the people who donated their bodies.

Are there any other options aside from medical school for donations to medical science?

I don't know if this counts as medical science or not, but I took Jill to an exhibit when she was little and it had people cut up in different ways to show how they worked. Like one body had everything but the veins, arteries and bones cut away. One of them had just a digestive system. Stuff like that. There was assorted organs at the end. I'll see if I can find the name of the exhibit. It was pretty cool, but it smelled funny.
Bodies: the exhibition