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Sunday, December 16th, 2012
12:34 pm
loewe aconda 9381 zw
Dear friends!
I'm looking for the owners manual for  Loewe ACONDA 9381 ZW. Does any one have a PDF version?

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
10:31 pm
Freedom of speech in Saudi Arabia

A female journalist in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life.
Monday, June 16th, 2008
11:53 am
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
5:22 pm
Looking at the Austrian cases
As a reminder:


This very much strikes me as an Ε of what is wrong with men in our society. Wanting control over women and going out of their way to get it. Usually the going out of one's way stops a lot earlier. This IMO needs to be said by men - any woman who says it will be publicly stoned.
Friday, June 29th, 2007
12:19 pm
for your attention

the relevant piece here is

"The oh-so-civilized West: blames rapes victims as young as ten for dressing 'provacatively', tells women that all men are rapists"

indeed that seems to be the opinion. The officially held legal opinion in a country like Ireland. Why otherwise would rape victims be harassed about "dressing provocatively" or "leading him on". One should ask the judge and defending barrister: "so would you rape a provocatively dressed you woman as a matter of course?"
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
3:22 am
Hey, here is a funny sign I found recently:
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Saturday, December 10th, 2005
3:00 am
Manly Virtues
Does anyone have a primary source for the manly virtues?


Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
8:35 am
The White Ribbon Campaign
In 1991, a lone gunman got into a university campus in Montreal, Canada and entered a class where he segregated all the female students at gunpoint and shot them - because he hated feminists.

The 'Montreal Massacre', as it became dubbed, galvinised public opinion in Canada, and led to the formation of the White Ribbon campaign. First in Canada, and then around the world, hundreds of thousands of men pledged that they would never commit, or condone, violence against women. they also pledged themselves to challenge sexist talk and behaviour if they encountered it personally.

there was a lot of publicity in the early years in Canada, and some said that this was taking media attention and charitable donations from women's refuges and similar groups. So the Campaign began fundraising themselves on behalf of these groups. Funds raised by local branches are donated to women's refuges and similar organisations, and the 6th of December provided the focus of these efforts.

I have to say that I was unaware of this until recently, but when a freind posted about it on a community i belonged to, I signed up. I also founded a community on LJ for those who wish to spread the message on line, and support those who take the pledge to become local activists.

A recent survey has revealed that almost one man in three in the Uk felt that a woman who went out on her own , or wore short skits, or got drunk was somehow "asking for it" if she go raped. or put another way, over two thirds of us are still decent blokes, right? But how many men are going to stand by and let us all be branded as "potential rapists", or let the the actions of a lawless minority dictate how the debate goes in the media? i say it's time that decent blokes like ourselves took a stand and made our feelings known. It's time we got organised and got represented for who we really are in the media and the public perception.

To find out more about the White Ribbon Campaign, go to our community, _white_ribbons. Thank you.
Friday, February 4th, 2005
10:55 am
OT: for the blokes
When you dress to impress (clubbing not formalwear), ie wear stuff is meant to be sexy or attractive: do you prefer comfy wide pants, or tight fitting ones to show off your legs? And what cut? flares? tight all the way down?
Monday, January 24th, 2005
7:22 pm
Sunday, January 9th, 2005
11:44 am
Knights of Magdalen

Greetings to you all:

A new Fraternal Order devoted to the Five Holy Obligations of Chivalry, in support of the defence of Women and the Divine Feminine, is being founded.

Knights of Magdalen, SFMCollapse )

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005
10:56 pm
hi everyone, i am a student of masculinity studies - particularly in politics. this is an interesting article on a so called feminization of industrialized socities, bascially arguing that there may be a connection between a rise in feminism and the usage of chemicals in our consumption.

in regards to the discussion about males being less of a role model, were they ever? i would argue that the father is just as much the head of the family as always. it seems that thinking of this role of the patriarch as once being the model of the father on leave it to beaver is more nostalgic than reflecting reality. however, i could be wrong - my background is more theory based than historically so.
Monday, December 27th, 2004
2:57 pm
There room for an opinionated lady here?
Saw this on gothwalk's LJ and thought I'd wander on over and read, maybe join.

I'm definately not male but as a woman who tends to mainly have male friends.. (and well I've dated my fair share of the other half of the species *grin* even married a couple of them though that's never worked out yet)..anyways, I'm rambling again. I'm 25, Canadian, in the SCA, Pagan, and a single mom to a three year old daughter. (and maybe if her father had had a better child-hood/better role models than just his JROTC instructor, he'd have stuck around and BEEN a daddy) oh and my name is Cat and I am a student working towards getting my RN.
8:48 pm
[Originally posted in my own LJ]

Something I have been intending to do for about a year now is to set up a community for men. Not men-only, in the sense of theladiesloos being women-only, but a community intended to discuss masculinity.

I was talking about this in the pub with a few folk before Christmas, and the word "language" came up. There is an established, even an academic language in which to discuss femininity. Concepts like "empowerment", "validation", and the like have definitions and meaning, and are the building blocks of larger concepts. There isn't really any such thing for masculinity - all anyone can draw on is the language coming from thinking about relationship, like the "cave time" from Mars and Venus. But there should be ways of discussing masculinity outside of relationships.

Some might question why this would be necessary. The answer to that is that there is something observably wrong with men in the modern era. Last Christmas, I saw a guy kick a crying girl. He evidently thought that this wasn't anything unusual, and was rather taken aback that anyone would actually challenge him on it. I've seen other behaviour before and since, and heard of some quite recently, that makes me think there is something wrong.

That something wrong seems to be that there are no longer any role models for men. The "strong male figures" of our time are footballers, politicans, and actors - none of whose behaviour is exactly exemplary. And the more badly they behave, the more media coverage they get. It's no wonder that there are guys out there of my age who are assholes, because they've never seen men behave in any other way.

So I've created this community in which this can be discussed, in which the idea of role models, of codes of behavior, of just not being an asshole, can be discussed, and hopefully in which terminology can be developed to talk about these things in a more meaningful way. I'm sure some of this has been done already - I can't be the only one to have noticed this - and putting that material where people can see it will also be good.
8:43 pm
Welcome to decentblokes. Content and discussion will follow, but meantime, I'd like suggestions for additions to the interests list of the community. Introductions are also welcome, if you're intending to post here a lot - although keep them as comments here, rather than lots of separate posts.
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