DisgruntledPiglet
DisgruntledPiglet
DisgruntledPiglet
Sep 21 2014
21

Hate the beer. Love the fact that all the Clydesdales were like, "The FUCK, dude with douchey sunglasses. You are not taking Cornelius' friend anywhere. So just stop that car and GIVE US BACK THE LAB." Read more

Sep 8 2014
2

I would say there is medicine that has been shown to work X% of the time. We must not fool ourselves into thinking Western Medicine is perfect. We're just better at tracking actual success/failure rates than methods that rely on anecdote.

Mar 18 2014
36

I do have the experience of seeing a friends' child's personality change and remain changed after vaccinations. Read more

Feb 1 2014
8

What's worse is this is very obviously a scenario about Rehtaeh Parsons - her name is Heather spelt backwards. How awful for her parents to learn that their daughter's suicide has prompted creation of programs to predict her likelihood of suicide. The Maritimes are a small place - it was bound to get back to them.

Nov 6 2013
11

Also the obvious (to me) answer is, until very recently, only tiny numbers of women went to medical school. All doctors were men. There was no choice. Is everyone here just very young or something? (adjusts hearing aid, stirs tea, other old person gestures) So everyone got by with male gyns. Male gyns taught the Read more

Aug 7 2013
1

I'm sorry you're getting flack for this comment: as an Aussie, I would also absolutely never call an indigenous person "black," and I take great pains to explain that their history and the issues Australia is still struggling with are NOT AT ALL particularly analogous to the history of African-Americans except that Read more

Aug 6 2013
1

I agree that "black" is a problematic term because it can mean completely different things to different people. Personally I do my best to avoid using it altogether. We're all pretty clear that "white" means a person with solely European ancestry. That's not really the subject of any controversy or difference of Read more

Aug 5 2013
1

that's good to know. Another layer is that in America people tend to use African American instead of Black to describe dark skinned individuals for PC sensitivity purposes, assuming that all black people fit in that category. Many Black people living in American who are decidedly not African American are very Read more

Aug 5 2013
2

I went to uni in Victoria, and I would say that generally people there approach Indigenous issues a lot more sensitively. I think that may be in part because few people have had the chance to actually meet someone Indigenous, due to there only being a small population, compared to the much larger population in the NT. Read more

Aug 5 2013
3

No no, everyone knows that there are only white people and not white people. Read more

Aug 5 2013
20

Actually just to clarify, most Indigenous Australian people would refer to themselves as Black before using the word 'Aborigine', which has many really vile and negative, colonial-era connotations to it.

Aug 5 2013
5

If I'm not misremembering, in the film the girls call themselves black. I think. Maybe it's not the preferred term nowadays in Australia?

Aug 5 2013
7

that's really interesting actually. It will immediately get lumped into an "African American/Black film" by many but that's totally off base. I wonder how aborigines identify with that.

Jul 1 2013
1

Yeah, I think most people would agree that he was effective, at the very least. He accomplished quite a bit, it's just then he used his talents for... that. Good job.