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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming View Post
    Oh, so it's an issue of 'women's rights' now?
    Ming, you'll get used to Victor. He makes up anything just to get a reaction.
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    as the posessor of a vagina (of my own!) here... that statement was bullshit :rolli:
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    as the posessor of a vagina (of my own!) here... that statement was bullshit :rolli:
    I don't know why, but every time I see/read penis or vagina, I start laughing...

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    so do I

    penis..... vagina....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's far worse than mere charlatanism, it is misogyny.

    For in a misogynist society women are treated with contempt, and there is nothing more contemptuous than putting astrology at the back of women's magazines.

    Yes, almost all women's magazines have astrology at the back, sometimes three, four or five pages of astrology.

    And in a misogynist society women suffer the Stockholm Syndrome, where in order to survive, they accept the values of those who regard them with contempt.

    And those who suffer the Stockholm Syndrome are called compradors, and support and co-operate and collaborate with those who regard them with contempt.

    Misogyny is an iron trap, and even co-opts those it regards with contempt.

    And astrology treats women with contempt.

    Our largest crime statistic is domestic violence - the violence of men against women in the home.

    And in a misogynists society it is so easy to move from public contempt of women, to private violence in the home.
    How you could equate this to mysogeny is quite baffling - most newspapers carry astrology readings as well.
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    don't feed him... he'll only talk more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemPOPGem View Post
    Do numbers hold a special meaning?
    I guess we need to deny the balance of Phi and all other mathematical constructs that might actually represent something??
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    don't feed him... he'll only talk more!
    LOL
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    *tips hat* speaking from experience here ma'am...


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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    How you could equate this to mysogeny is quite baffling - most newspapers carry astrology readings as well.
    Both magazines and newspapers reflect the misogyny of the whole society.

    I know it is too much to bear to recognise we live in a misogynist society, so we rationalise it to ourselves by quibbling over magazines or newspapers.

    And of course it must be completely unbearable for a woman to recognise she lives in a misogynist society. To survive in such a society, to adapt to such a society, must do terrible things to her mind.

    In a misogynist society women are dependent for love and support on the very people who regard them with contempt in public and treat them with violence in the home.

    So rather than face this unbearable truth, women rationalise.

    And rationalisation, as we know, is a psychological defence mechanism to protect us from a harmful truth.

    And astrology is the prefect form of never ending rationalisation.
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