• cdsham posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Kid, the very first thing you did here, your first line. was to put all the blame on white women, implicitly exonerating white men. That’s the bit you got wrong, and that’s the only part of your comment I was addressing.

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Writing as a white man, you’re definitely wrong. We don’t even have to act out “hysterics for maximum emotional manipulation”, as you put it. We just ask.

    What you’re noticing there isn’t extra bonus free privilege white women get. It’s a reflection of the subservient role women are expected (by some) to play. It’s not enough to request, it has…[Read more]

    • Kid, the very first thing you did here, your first line. was to put all the blame on white women, implicitly exonerating white men. That’s the bit you got wrong, and that’s the only part of your comment I was addressing.

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’ve been wearing only pyjamas for 3 weeks, and my hair calls into question the validity of natural selection. (There’s no way any species has ever needed THIS.) My camera is always on the work, not myself, but my students have certainly been able to see the racing car pyjama pants that my mommy sewed for me, whenever my legs come into view. And…[Read more]

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I can also strongly recommend Taskmaster’s HomeTasking series, as a great way to kill some time, be creative, and go mad in a controlled and semi-productive manner: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRWvNQVqAeWJrvx5NdEYwswJj0lABq5z0

    Maybe this would fit better at Mad Art Lab, but I think the joy of it is that the tasks are so simple,…[Read more]

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    https://news.yahoo.com/seven-women-have-now-accused-joe-biden-of-inappropriate-touching-131204785.html

    I doesn’t seem reasonable to ignore articles like this one. Biden has demonstrated a clear disregard for women. How can this site, of all my favourite sites, disregard that so easily? How can that be equated to something Sanders might have…[Read more]

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    “Unelectable” is also a very strange American concept. Everywhere else, being actually elected is what makes you retroactively “electable”, because democracy isn’t considered to be predetermined prior to that.

    However, beyond that, I’m not sure what your point is. I’m not arguing in favour of electing trump, and neither was Isis’s article. The…[Read more]

    • “Unelectable” literally means almost zero chance of winning. I was referring to the current situation in the 2020 election post Super Tuesday, not some bullshit principle like “No woman can be elected President of the US”.

      The president will almost certainly be the nominee of one of the two major parties. No third party candidate has won the…[Read more]

      • Okay, I don’t really want anyone to be sexually assaulted, not even Pence’s wife. Maybe Pence imagines Trump did this (knowing his history) and shoots him based on mistaken information?

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    That might make sense if there were no identifiable Native Americans left. But in the current context, we can distinguish actual Native Americans from whites. And in Egypt, we can distinguish actual Egyptians (regardless of their complicated heritage) from totally external whites. Your position is just stock-standard colonialism.

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Trying to tie it to a specific Egyptian politician is spurious. The claim is not that it should belong to a specific Egyptian government regime (though the state would likely be responsible for handling it, in practice). The claim is that it belongs to the wider Egyptian people, to their cultural and geographical heritage. Pharaohs’ tombs are…[Read more]

    • But then…do Native American artifacts belong to the European Americans who live on the same territory now? The Egyptian people of today aren’t a sealed-off Shangri-la-ish population. People do move around a lot in 3,000 years.
      Its nitpicking, since they’re a damn’ sight closer than the Germans.

      • That might make sense if there were no identifiable Native Americans left. But in the current context, we can distinguish actual Native Americans from whites. And in Egypt, we can distinguish actual Egyptians (regardless of their complicated heritage) from totally external whites. Your position is just stock-standard colonialism.

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    For years, I’ve found BCT really useful for teaching my students what not to do with their graphs. So I hope it does pick up again eventually. But your reasons for pausing make good sense, so do what you need to.

    • Thanks so much for your comment. I sometimes feel very disconnected to what happens after I publish a post, so I really appreciate hearing that Bad Chart Thursday is being put to good use. It’s really motivating, actually.

  • cdsham posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Huzzah!

    Depression sucks, perhaps mostly for the things it prevents you from doing, rather than how it feels. But it feels crap too. So maybe it just sucks generally.