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riemannman  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Just Some Surfaces
No, these are all surfaces. The ones that look like solids are actually just the surfaces of the solid. For example, the "cube" which is defined by x^6y^6z^6=1, if you wanted the whole solid, you would have to put it as x^6y^6z^6 is less than or equal to 1. Otherwise, even the point (0,0,0) doesn't belong.
I agree. This test does not actually test religious knowledge.
31/32 - Atheist. Knew all the answers except for the Great Awakening question, and guessed 50/50. Missed it :/
It put me as 1983, but I'm 1991! I don't really know why.
While I agree, I think society has yet to condemn acquaintance rape in a way that would make all those who commit it realize what they are doing is wrong. A surprising number of men commit rape but don't even realize what they are doing is wrong and don't realize it's rape.

When society thinks of rape, it imagines a stranger with a gun in a dark alley. In most cases though, it couldn't be farther from the truth.

While I agree on both counts, I think greater social change is in order to fix our issues with rape/sexual assault.
riemannman  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Evil of Being "Normal"
One more thing, how true is this exactly?

>However, the common assumption about me, portrayed by the media (both "independent" and more conventional), is that I am a pig; that I am racist, sexist, constantly horny, and unable to express emotion. The same thing goes for my father, who actually does make a good amount of money, and has trouble expressing emotions. I am told, both by special interest groups and by society at large, that I am a bad person.

Maybe we live in vastly different places on the globe, but I've never felt those stereotypes levied against me. Furthermore, do these stereotypes seep into every aspect of your life like stereotypes of other groups do for them? Do they keep men from getting jobs? Do they make people subconsciously value you as a lesser member of society? Are they portrayed in the media day in and day out? Are they part of the very social fabric of society?

Your whole post is about competition about victimization. But it really seems to me that you are the one trying to compete. Societal oppression of men is pretty much non-existent - except through gender roles which negatively affect both men and women.

riemannman  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 10 most challenged books of 2011
This comment sends me ageist vibes. What does youth have to do with it?

Also, following proper English grammar says nothing about literacy. Maybe we should all stop criticizing the text and pick up the book and read it first.

I'm pretty sure Mark Twain's novels are a pretty apt analogy in this situation. (Not the quality of the content, but in the sense that the dialect/writing format it is written in should not directly affect what we think of the work.)

I honestly didn't realize that employers could do/were doing this.
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