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Hi there. My name is Simplescience, my real first name being Matt. I came to funnyjunk in the hopes of making it a little better than when I found it. Optimistic, cheerful, and a logical thinker, I do my best to make other people feel better if they are down.









My profile picture is of Mr. Game and Watch using the move Judgement: 9. This move has a 1/10 chance of bringing up a 9. If a 9 comes up and it connects with an opponent, it is a One-Hit Knock Out.

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#1 - Picture  [+] (1 new reply) 05/02/2013 on Woman Kicked Out Of The Subway 0
User avatar #2 - athojew (05/03/2013) [-]
Looks like she was kicked by another girl
#2 - This piece of content makes you look highly arrogant, makes yo…  [+] (12 new replies) 05/02/2013 on A novel idea +1
#3 - Jctomlinson (05/02/2013) [-]
I am choosing not to insult you for this comment, and shall let the downward thumb suffice.
User avatar #4 - simplescience (05/02/2013) [-]
Eh, can't have all my comments be winners.

I probably should've left out the arrogant part, now that I look at it. I'm not my usual self, as my comments tend to refrain from calling people names. I guess I'm just in a sour mood because I woke up to half a foot of snow this morning.
User avatar #13 - guylongname (05/03/2013) [-]
I actually thought you were making a good point. Don't let others' opinions form your own !
User avatar #15 - simplescience (05/04/2013) [-]
They aren't forming my opinion in any way.

When I write such comments, I try to refrain from insulting someone directly, as it shows a lack of respect and implies that I am more focused on calling them names than starting a discussion. My purpose in writing such things is not to inspire a flame war, but to inspire discussion on the topic itself.
User avatar #16 - guylongname (05/04/2013) [-]
Yes, but you were apologizing and creating excuses for your previous comment only because someone else said so. You had nothing to really apologize for, as you were making a good point. Maybe you could have apologized for using such strong words to say what you meant, but you didn't need to fully discredit what you said.
#5 - Jctomlinson (05/02/2013) [-]
Ah, in which case I apologize. I am familiar with that sentiment, as it snowed here yesterday. Strangely enough, not a single flake of snow is anywhere to be seen today... So you have tomorrow to look forward to!
User avatar #6 - simplescience (05/02/2013) [-]
No need to apologize, I made the insult. I should apologize so I will, I'm sorry for being a prick and calling you arrogant, as it wasn't fair to you.

To give you a bit more explanation, this has been happening for close to a month now. The snow will melt, and it warms up, and then it will snow as if Old Man Winter just took a viagra out of nowhere. What makes this worse is that on these days, I rarely had my coats, and I had my normal shoes, not my winter boots, on.

If I were in a better mood, I would have just playfully pointed out how the content presents a paradox.
#7 - Jctomlinson (05/02/2013) [-]
You wouldn't happen to live near Colorado would you? lol, same thing has been happening here...
User avatar #8 - simplescience (05/02/2013) [-]
I live practically on the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

It snowed for like... two days or so, and I've heard rumors that the storm is going to double back and hit us twice.
#9 - Jctomlinson (05/02/2013) [-]
Oh damn. It might be the same storm series then. I know it was sweeping upward when it hit us, but idk if it went that far north.
User avatar #10 - simplescience (05/02/2013) [-]
I don't mind snow. I really don't. It's just that it's a good way through Spring. It's May, even. Snow should be a memory until October or so.

I think old man Winter is getting back at us since we stopped getting snow in like February two years in a row.
#11 - Jctomlinson (05/02/2013) [-]
Right? We should just tell him it's not our fault. As much as we'd like to, we don't control the weather.
#13 - There would have been several complications about Goku going S…  [+] (2 new replies) 05/02/2013 on vegeta +2
User avatar #22 - rbrim (05/02/2013) [-]
You forget that Vegeta is a prideful asshole who let Cell reach his final form to test his power.
If Goku had told Vegeta that he could get SSJ3, Vegeta surely would have let him ascend to that point to fight him.
Because he's a prideful dumbass like that.
User avatar #36 - simplescience (05/02/2013) [-]
Vegeta does have his pride, that much is true.

However, it seemed like Vegeta had a very big bloodlust and powerful urge to fight Goku by that point in the series. He had been working for the entire series to surpass Goku but never could, and believing he is the most powerful in the group thus far, he probably would want him dead more than fighting him at SS3.

Yes, he let Cell get to his final form, but he also hadn't been competing with Cell for several years to be better than him. He didn't get to watch as Cell reached a level of power that was supposed to be reserved for an elite before he did.

He was just showing off against Cell, but when under Babidi's influence, he was more out for blood than showing off.
#109 - I can laugh about the joke itself. It's not the joke I have a … 05/02/2013 on 7 Facts +1
#95 - I don't think it's because we're the butt of a joke. …  [+] (4 new replies) 05/02/2013 on 7 Facts +3
#96 - hewhomtrolls (05/02/2013) [-]
this is exactly what i'm talking about, take a joke for once

i mean everybody thinks us brits speak like right posh twats or neds but we have a jolly good laugh about it

User avatar #109 - simplescience (05/02/2013) [-]
I can laugh about the joke itself. It's not the joke I have a problem with, it's the fact that there's rarely any variety in who is targeted in those jokes.

It's kind of like the constant hate on Justin Bieber or the current Moon Moon fad. It's funny at first, but after constantly seeing it over and over, the jokes just stop being funny, and starts to become annoying. I wouldn't mind so much if the jokes and ripping on America was balanced out by giving the same treatment to other countries.

Showing pride in being American gets harsh criticism and several examples of how America sucks (Ex: No Universal healthcare, lacking educational system, actions of our military, obese population, etc.), but showing pride in being of any other nationality is given a big thumbs up a majority of the time.
#107 - John Cena (05/02/2013) [-]
Not once but a million times. I am French, but he is right. I am sick of seeing America posts on here
User avatar #106 - aasherknight (05/02/2013) [-]
i think you missed his point
#44 - Here, take this for future use. 05/02/2013 on Pickled Poodles +5
#59 - What the heck? It butchered my sentence. "the po… 05/01/2013 on Me In A Nutshell 0
#58 - Vegeta's storyline could be construed as a 180 as the original… 05/01/2013 on Me In A Nutshell 0
#50 - I've taken up your challenge. 05/01/2013 on Me In A Nutshell 0
#49 - That's an interesting challenge you pose there at the end of y…  [+] (3 new replies) 05/01/2013 on Me In A Nutshell 0
User avatar #57 - leotjynx (05/01/2013) [-]
Whereas that is character development, in the cases of Piccolo and Vegeta it's more of rehabilitation.

When I say character development I mean more of exploring the more inner personality traits for characters, rather than their blatantly obvious and total 180 changes.

But you do make your point, it's not enough to make me watch the show, but I respect your point and choice to watch the show.
User avatar #59 - simplescience (05/01/2013) [-]
What the heck? It butchered my sentence.

"the point of the response was not to make you watch the show"*
User avatar #58 - simplescience (05/01/2013) [-]
Vegeta's storyline could be construed as a 180 as the original alliance happened when the Ginyu Force came along and Vegeta just rolled with it. However, it wasn't all 180 degree changes. Vegeta didn't overnight decide to have a kid, and just decide "oh hey I'm gonna be a good guy now and blow myself up for everyone". The changes are obvious if you know ahead of time exactly what to look for, but for someone who is just watching the show, Vegeta's transformation over the course of the series is gradual and takes plenty of personal reflection to get where he is at the end.

That kind of thing came after being on earth and experiencing life there for several years. It was hardly blatant nor obvious, as Vegeta never really grew to like any of the other Z-fighters. There were several episodes where you see him reflecting upon himself and his life and what he has become over the course of the series. He does explore and try to find himself, although he does attempt to mask it by saying it's to beat so-and-so.

Piccolo originally intended to use Gohan to take over the planet after seeing Gohan's power, but ended up forming a bond instead. You can call that obvious, but he could have just as easily kept Gohan, and carried out his original plan. While there weren't as many sappy moments as there were with Vegeta, Piccolo's personality was subtly explored over the course of the series. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to explore since his beginnings came so long before the time of DBZ.

Then you have Gohan, who went from a frightened child who could not live without his father, to being a man who was able to stand on his own and fight for himself, and draw out his own ability. His character is thoroughly explored throughout the series, moreso than the other characters.

Also, the point of this response was not to make the show, which you've either done, or are making generalizations. It was to prove you wrong, and that there is character development. That's all.
#56 - I should learn to read comments through before posting. Thank …  [+] (1 new reply) 04/30/2013 on captain hair 0
User avatar #57 - lordxdanswich (04/30/2013) [-]
Easy mistake to make, Don't worry bout it :)
#53 - Actually, Colin Mochrie himself stated that Whose Line was com…  [+] (3 new replies) 04/30/2013 on captain hair 0
User avatar #55 - lordxdanswich (04/30/2013) [-]
I know he did, but tehubernation was asking when it's coming back, not who announced it. I was simply stating that wikipedia says the air date for the new series is July 16th
User avatar #56 - simplescience (04/30/2013) [-]
I should learn to read comments through before posting. Thank you for clarifying. I'll be seeing myself out now.
User avatar #57 - lordxdanswich (04/30/2013) [-]
Easy mistake to make, Don't worry bout it :)
#50 - I suppose it's the fact that, from my perspective, fathers hav…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/29/2013 on Having kids +2
User avatar #51 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
True it isn't fair, but I always viewed those as more of a joke. Besides, our society today makes fun of women constantly (i am not saying you do, just our generation in general). There are all these women logic jokes and get back to the kitchen jokes. Why can't there be some, men are buffoon jokes as well. I laugh at both, and I don't think anyone should really get offended, unless they aren't jokes and are acually being said to hurt someone.
#1 - Except Mario doesn't hit the coin blocks with his head. 04/29/2013 on Mario escapes reality +232
#28 - When in reality, I am bitching at the bitches who bitch at guy…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/29/2013 on Having kids +1
User avatar #29 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
Haha. Bitchception?
I hear ya. Just wish they saw it my way though.
#27361 - This may sound like a stupid thing to bring up, but I've been … 04/29/2013 on Religion Board 0
#155 - I understand what you're saying, and I do realize where it com… 04/29/2013 on I stand +1
#148 - That seems to be the main rhetoric of fat people on the intern… 04/29/2013 on I stand 0
#18 - Being a Chemistry major doesn't help either.  [+] (1 new reply) 04/29/2013 on Having kids 0
User avatar #19 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Could always be worse, I suppose; could be an anesthesiologist.
#16 - Well, I've been raised to believe that in a relationship, good…  [+] (11 new replies) 04/29/2013 on Having kids +12
#94 - John Cena (04/29/2013) [-]
Well then I wish we could change roles, becasue I want to be a part of a childs of mine life without it dominating my life. If something happens to me or I do something, I don't want it me to be known as "A mother age blabla did this and this bla bla isn't it amazing what mothers can do" I just want it to be what I as a person can do. I don't wan't to be the one people aaaaaalways call as a first option if my child does something, or something happens to (Not that I wouldn't of course want to help my child, but I think you know what I mean). Im tired of being the first my dad calls for babysitting his stepchildren, instead of my brohter. I want to be able to leave the household for a longer period of time to follow my pursuits wihtout being looked down upon as a bad mother that should be strapped down to her children.
And I really don't want to be pregnant, give birth and comepletely ruin my body. And just like you say, I don't want to do it with only comforting words to help me ;(
User avatar #54 - sigsauersamurai (04/29/2013) [-]
That is beautiful.
Gold star for you, good sir.
User avatar #42 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
I kinda see where you are coming from, but why get sad over something we physically cannot do? If the roles were switched, sure, I would give birth because I would want to be a father. But that doesn't mean that I want the roles to be switched. I am fine with not going through the pain. Kinda like saying you would go through any pain or punishment to save your little brother, but no one would actually want to, rather, they get over the fact that they don't want to and do it anyway.
#50 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
I suppose it's the fact that, from my perspective, fathers haven't been seen as very important in the raising of a child.

The content above rustled my jimmies in that respect. It's basically saying guys want the good things about being a father (being the biological parent and all that comes with it) without having to do any of the work (actually carrying the kid around, giving birth, etc.). I understand that it's not true for all guys, or anything dumb like that, this post just really irked me.

What bothers me is that because of something I am incapable of doing, I am seen as less important to a child than my future wife is, even though I would be willing to go through the same thing for a kid.

Dads get to be the butt of many a joke in advertisements, are shown as incompetent buffoons in plenty of TV shows, and get less consideration for a child's well-being overall just because a guy can't do the actual birthing that a woman has the equipment for. How is that even fair?

/rant
User avatar #51 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
True it isn't fair, but I always viewed those as more of a joke. Besides, our society today makes fun of women constantly (i am not saying you do, just our generation in general). There are all these women logic jokes and get back to the kitchen jokes. Why can't there be some, men are buffoon jokes as well. I laugh at both, and I don't think anyone should really get offended, unless they aren't jokes and are acually being said to hurt someone.
User avatar #27 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
I know what you mean, but that's how it is. We are men, we can not give birth and if we were female, we certainly could, and a female would certainly be able to do everything a male could. For these reasons, I don't believe anybody has a claim to complain, this is just how it is. These are our roles and we can't change them. It doesn't necessarily mean the sexes are not equal. However, they are very much different, this we can't deny.
On a funny note, you sound like you're bitching because you don't get to bitch more. Just saying.
User avatar #28 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
When in reality, I am bitching at the bitches who bitch at guys for not having the anatomy to give birth, and use childbirth to put their bitching on a higher level of importance.

Being serious now,

We're a society that wants everyone to be equal, yet a fathers claim to a child is seen as far less significant because all he did was the fucking, not the actual physical act of pushing the kid out. It's not exactly fair that a fathers role in a child's life is seen as inferior because of an act it is impossible for a man to do in the first place.
User avatar #29 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
Haha. Bitchception?
I hear ya. Just wish they saw it my way though.
User avatar #17 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Ah, the college fizzle-brain. Got it.
User avatar #18 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
Being a Chemistry major doesn't help either.
User avatar #19 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Could always be worse, I suppose; could be an anesthesiologist.
#14 - I would totally carry a child to term if I had the anatomy fo…  [+] (17 new replies) 04/29/2013 on Having kids +24
#46 - John Cena (04/29/2013) [-]
you are the hero people with vaginas deserve!
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#45 - leuser (04/29/2013) [-]
Clone yourself.
#34 - Moar (04/29/2013) [-]
User avatar #15 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
...wait, so....you're sterile, or you're disappointed that you can't carry children inside of you?
User avatar #16 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
Well, I've been raised to believe that in a relationship, good times as well as bad should be shared equally, but I get annoyed at posts that claim guys would never want to actually carry a child to term, and pretty much consider fathering a child as just the physical act of conception, where as mothering a child is seen as basically raising a child throughout it's lifespan. Since the dad did not experience the pain of childbirth, that means the fathers role is less, and the accepted belief is that no guy would experience childbirth even if given the opportunity, as if no guy actually wants to be a father.

In a very oblique way, I suppose I am saying that I don't like how males and being a dad is seen as being inferior to a mothers role since males cannot give birth or carry a child to term. Why should a fathering be only the fucking while mothering is everything else?

(Note: Forgive me for my weird post. I've been pushing myself to get my work done in college, and my brain isn't fully working)
#94 - John Cena (04/29/2013) [-]
Well then I wish we could change roles, becasue I want to be a part of a childs of mine life without it dominating my life. If something happens to me or I do something, I don't want it me to be known as "A mother age blabla did this and this bla bla isn't it amazing what mothers can do" I just want it to be what I as a person can do. I don't wan't to be the one people aaaaaalways call as a first option if my child does something, or something happens to (Not that I wouldn't of course want to help my child, but I think you know what I mean). Im tired of being the first my dad calls for babysitting his stepchildren, instead of my brohter. I want to be able to leave the household for a longer period of time to follow my pursuits wihtout being looked down upon as a bad mother that should be strapped down to her children.
And I really don't want to be pregnant, give birth and comepletely ruin my body. And just like you say, I don't want to do it with only comforting words to help me ;(
User avatar #54 - sigsauersamurai (04/29/2013) [-]
That is beautiful.
Gold star for you, good sir.
User avatar #42 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
I kinda see where you are coming from, but why get sad over something we physically cannot do? If the roles were switched, sure, I would give birth because I would want to be a father. But that doesn't mean that I want the roles to be switched. I am fine with not going through the pain. Kinda like saying you would go through any pain or punishment to save your little brother, but no one would actually want to, rather, they get over the fact that they don't want to and do it anyway.
#50 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
I suppose it's the fact that, from my perspective, fathers haven't been seen as very important in the raising of a child.

The content above rustled my jimmies in that respect. It's basically saying guys want the good things about being a father (being the biological parent and all that comes with it) without having to do any of the work (actually carrying the kid around, giving birth, etc.). I understand that it's not true for all guys, or anything dumb like that, this post just really irked me.

What bothers me is that because of something I am incapable of doing, I am seen as less important to a child than my future wife is, even though I would be willing to go through the same thing for a kid.

Dads get to be the butt of many a joke in advertisements, are shown as incompetent buffoons in plenty of TV shows, and get less consideration for a child's well-being overall just because a guy can't do the actual birthing that a woman has the equipment for. How is that even fair?

/rant
User avatar #51 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
True it isn't fair, but I always viewed those as more of a joke. Besides, our society today makes fun of women constantly (i am not saying you do, just our generation in general). There are all these women logic jokes and get back to the kitchen jokes. Why can't there be some, men are buffoon jokes as well. I laugh at both, and I don't think anyone should really get offended, unless they aren't jokes and are acually being said to hurt someone.
User avatar #27 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
I know what you mean, but that's how it is. We are men, we can not give birth and if we were female, we certainly could, and a female would certainly be able to do everything a male could. For these reasons, I don't believe anybody has a claim to complain, this is just how it is. These are our roles and we can't change them. It doesn't necessarily mean the sexes are not equal. However, they are very much different, this we can't deny.
On a funny note, you sound like you're bitching because you don't get to bitch more. Just saying.
User avatar #28 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
When in reality, I am bitching at the bitches who bitch at guys for not having the anatomy to give birth, and use childbirth to put their bitching on a higher level of importance.

Being serious now,

We're a society that wants everyone to be equal, yet a fathers claim to a child is seen as far less significant because all he did was the fucking, not the actual physical act of pushing the kid out. It's not exactly fair that a fathers role in a child's life is seen as inferior because of an act it is impossible for a man to do in the first place.
User avatar #29 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
Haha. Bitchception?
I hear ya. Just wish they saw it my way though.
User avatar #17 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Ah, the college fizzle-brain. Got it.
User avatar #18 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
Being a Chemistry major doesn't help either.
User avatar #19 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Could always be worse, I suppose; could be an anesthesiologist.
#120 - I know there are plenty of double standards in the world, but …  [+] (5 new replies) 04/28/2013 on I stand +13
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User avatar #195 - coolcalx (04/29/2013) [-]
that was actually really well said.
User avatar #155 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
I understand what you're saying, and I do realize where it comes from. I just think that it has worn out its welcome, so to speak, by this point.

I just think people of all shapes and sizes should be able to be proud of who they are, and I think it's really ironic and hypocritical how fat people are now being condescending towards fit people in the same way fit people used to be towards fat people, yet the fat people say that they are on a moral high ground even though they stooped to the same lows as the group that bullied them. It seems to me like it will create a bigger divide instead of a better understanding.

It's the same problem I have with feminism. Should you speak against it, you're a misogynistic woman hater, even if you provide evidence on how your claims actually have merit, like how I had recently pointed out that the U.S. Educational System is now favoring girls even though many articles and statistics show that a preference towards women in education is not really needed anymore.
User avatar #131 - nightmarecorpse (04/29/2013) [-]
Not many larger people are like that, but for the ones that are, it's all just excuses. They want to make others feel bad about themselves so they don't have to get up and do something to make them feel better about themselves/their health. The only muscle they care about moving is their jaw.
User avatar #148 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
That seems to be the main rhetoric of fat people on the internet, although I've seen a number of large people being like "Hey now, that's not what I'm like".

For example, I'm overweight myself (207 lbs and 5'9). I realize my lifestyle choices could be better and I could be in better shape, but that doesn't mean I'll berate others for the choices I made. Noone forced a cheeseburger in my mouth. Noone forced me to take the elevator when I should've taken the stairs. I could very well be in shape right now.

If someone tells me I should probably lose weight, I'll agree with them. I should if I want to have a healthier heart (I'm actually taking some martial arts classes this summer once my finals are over in college), and I even joke about it with my friends, usually connecting my weight with how I normally pick Wario in Mario games.
#92 - I thank you for correcting me. When I tell my jokes, I try to …  [+] (1 new reply) 04/26/2013 on Things people wish they... 0
User avatar #97 - Triskiller (04/27/2013) [-]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNES-CD

It has a lot of sources so if you want to know where the info comes from, just look up the sources.
#81 - Huh. I had always been under the impression that Sony pitched …  [+] (3 new replies) 04/26/2013 on Things people wish they... 0
User avatar #82 - Triskiller (04/26/2013) [-]
Nah, Nintendo wanted a CD add-on for their SNES, because the CD format was getting a lot of attention. So they talked to both major distributors, Sony and Philips. At forst they worked with Sony for a while and they created a working prototype and all, but the contract Sony wanted was not very favorable towards Nintendo, so Nintendo eventually went with Philips. After a while they just dismissed the whole idea of a CD add on but allowed Philips and Sony both to keep the assets, 'cause they're nice guys like that.

So the Playstation and CD-i happened. Thanks to Nintendo, we now have Playstation. :D
User avatar #92 - simplescience (04/26/2013) [-]
I thank you for correcting me. When I tell my jokes, I try to have my facts straight first.

Thank you for correcting me. ^.^

P.S. Do you have a link to that information? I'd like to read up on it for my my own memory banks.
User avatar #97 - Triskiller (04/27/2013) [-]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNES-CD

It has a lot of sources so if you want to know where the info comes from, just look up the sources.
#88 - She wasn't removed to my knowledge, because I went to a new sc…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/26/2013 on 4chan makes you cry 0
User avatar #95 - pandacore (04/26/2013) [-]
Oh
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
User avatar #59 - flingwing (09/07/2013) [-]
all the reasons you posted still pale in comparison to what happens to women in third world countries. my point is that men and women in OUR society have equal problems, but outside of privileged first world countries, women are literally trash.

lets just say, inside the USA i am a human rights activist, but outside the USA i am a human rights activists focused mainly on feminism.

yes its terrible about all those thing that happen to men and honestly sometimes i feel like women get a slightly better deal because if we have an issue we arent taught to suppress it and bury it like men are. i have multiple male friends who have been raped, and they have not been able to talk to people or have their problems sorted out or have the rapist brought to justice. but even that, doesnt not compare to how the gang raping of women is literally used as a mode of warfare in sudan.
User avatar #60 to #59 - simplescience (09/07/2013) [-]
I think some clarification is in order here (and before you think I'm saying this in a "you're wrong and let me to tell you why" manner, I implore you to read on and wait until the end).

I never said Feminism is not needed. Feminism is indeed very much needed in third world countries. I happen to know that exceptionally well since I am the Research Officer of an anti-human trafficking group on my campus. Those countries need to give women the tools they need to succeed where they clearly are not apparent in any form.

What I have a problem with is not that women need to be empowered in countries where they are treated more as property than people, it's how Feminism aims to go about this. I implore you to provide evidence if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that Feminism aims to empower women in a way that could also be a long-term detriment to men. Before you say that they need to have some of their power curbed (which is true), let me explain myself.

Take America for example, Feminism has gained many rights for women, but look at the cost to men. Boys are never really encouraged to be proud of themselves as boys; they are rarely given the kind of support that girls get for being proud of their gender. This is just one example. I could go on.

My problem with Feminism is that in its mission to push for equality, it seems like it doesn't even let boys sit at the discussion table and often dismiss males input.

Then, the movement justifies this unfair exclusion by basically saying "Females in other countries are treated ****** , so your problems of how men are treated in this country don't matter and won't be addressed "(I have talked with a handful of Feminists who have said or implied that my opinion of Feminism is invalid because I'm a male).

To be blunt, what happens to women in other nations is completely irrelevant as to why Feminism rarely if ever addresses the problems men face in America. Yes, women being gang-raped in Sudan is terrible, and action should be taken to stop that. However, that does not give Feminism a free pass to push young boys and men to the side.

Feminism wants to have its cake and eat it too in America. It wants to make the bold declaration of seeking equality for both genders, and then wants to justify the unfair treatment of males by saying that horrible things happen to women in other nations, effectively saying that because of other countries problems, Feminism is allowed to push boys to the side.

By doing that, Feminism thus acts in the same behavior as the patriarchy they condemn, I.E. "Sit down, shut up, you're not allowed to speak".

To sum it all up, yes, the problems I listed do pale in comparison to problems face in other countries, but that does not justify the blatant disregard for concerns of mens rights in America. That would be like me going to a college professor and saying "Due to homework I had in another class, I did not remember to do the 3 week project you assigned 2 1/2 weeks ago". That excuse wouldn't fly in that situation, and it should not (and in my mind, does not) fly when Feminism uses it.
User avatar #61 to #60 - flingwing (09/07/2013) [-]
first of all, you seriously need to learn how to not say so much because i really really do not care enough about this situation to read all that.

and yes american feminism implies that it is for the rights of women and only women, i agree with you. which is why i focus more on equal rights than womens rights.

but dude for reals chill it with the blah blah
User avatar #62 to #61 - simplescience (09/07/2013) [-]
You're the one that opened the door for this kind of response by calling male rights activists trivial and then implying mens rights concerns aren't important because of gang-raping in Sudan.

Besides, would you prefer that I give you a lengthy response that shows I actually know what I'm talking about and gives insight into my point, or would you prefer a short response where I pretty much just say you're wrong and call you names?
User avatar #63 to #62 - flingwing (09/07/2013) [-]
i was saying male rights activists are as trivial as first world feminism, which is, sometimes but not always. because some male activists whine about dumb trash like friendzoning, much like some first world feminists whine about dumb trash like girls getting killed in videogames being supposedly rape. other mens rights activists strive for equality like male custody rights or help for male rape victims, much like other first world feminists strive for equality such as trans womens oversexualization in the porn industry or sexism in the workplace. i wasnt saying mens rights were trvial, i said they were only as trvial as the problems women have in a first world society. basically what im saying is we should stop worrying about equality in our own country because most of the problems we have with equality are social issues that for the most part can only be worked out with awareness campaigns instead of legal action, and instead worry about the equality in other countries
User avatar #56 - bulbakip (05/05/2013) [-]
Yay friends! I'm going into the US Navy to learn Applied Sciences. Advanced Electronics specifically.
User avatar #57 to #56 - simplescience (05/05/2013) [-]
That sounds very intriguing. May I ask why?
User avatar #58 to #57 - bulbakip (05/05/2013) [-]
To study advanced electronics! :D and get a career in science going, for free. getting paid to workout and learn and travel, sounds good to me.
User avatar #28 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
Hi.
User avatar #55 to #28 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
It seems I cannot reply to your reply to my comment on the part of you that is unattractive, so I am bringing this back up here. I have this to say about whatever it is you have done to your arm: If a man is going to turn you away because he doesn't understand the torment you went through earlier in your life, then that asswipe is not worth your time, but there will be someone that will be willing to help with that pain and will assure you, much better than I can, that you are not an ugly or terrible person.
User avatar #29 to #28 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Hello there.
User avatar #30 to #29 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
What's up?
User avatar #31 to #30 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Nothing much. I'm just browsing the web until I feel tired enough to go to bed. What's up with you?
User avatar #32 to #31 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I just got dumped. :)
So I'm feeling preeeeeeeeetttttttty ****** .
..Yup...
User avatar #33 to #32 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I'm sorry you had to deal with such a painful experience. Is there something I can do to help?
User avatar #34 to #33 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
Just chatting I suppose.
I think I saw your comment yesterday, about never having a girlfriend and whatever else. All I'm going to say is, Don't bother. You honestly aren't missing out on much...
User avatar #35 to #34 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Why do you say that, may I ask?
User avatar #36 to #35 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I'm young, I've attempted to be in relationships. Now, because of my physical appearance, I can only seem to woo the attention of guys on the internet. Now, not only that, I have only ever gotten into one relationship in which I'd call it serious. That's the one I was just in, of course, he just decided to **** me over, like everyone else has. From what I've experienced, getting into a relationship seems to only harm, and rarely does any real good.

Anyway...I think that maybe we should stay on a topic which is much lighter than the terms of my past relationships. How are you this evening, dear sir? And what are you planning on doing for the rest of the evening? :D
User avatar #37 to #36 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
On the note of relationships, I would just like to share a bit of my own personal experiences. Now, I've never had a relationship, but I've had several friends tell me about their breakups and they tell me how they will never get into another one. I know we've just began conversing, but I would like to tell you what I tell my other friends. I will not deny the pain behind a breakup, but I ask that you not condemn an entire gender or shut out a potential relationship due to the actions of a few slime-balls.

I am actually doing quite well this evening. I am doing quite well. I've talked to a few friends and played some pokemon as well. As for the rest of the evening, I plan on listening to music and playing some more Pokemon Black 2. How about you?
User avatar #38 to #37 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
Well, it's sunday, 5:21 pm here...Planning on just doing some homework, before messing around with my ears, and their piercings. Maybe even playing some xbox. I'm looking for some new friends for skype though...
User avatar #41 to #38 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I haven't used Skype in forever, mostly because I'm usually bogged down by schoolwork (due to being a Chemistry major in college).

By the way, you mentioned you said you can only woo men over the internet due to your physical appearance? What does that entail exactly? I ask since you don't sound like that bad of a person, and I don't exactly think looks alone determine how attractive someone is.
User avatar #42 to #41 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
My skype is amissingmouse if you wanna add me.

I'm just ugly. That's it.
User avatar #43 to #42 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
This may sound cliche and corny, but physical appearance alone does not determine how attractive you are. You shouldn't put yourself down so harshly. Even if you're not what most define as physically attractive, that does not mean you're doomed to no relationship like I am. Quite the opposite actually. In my experience, personality can make one forego the looks of a potential dating partner, and on that note:

I may have been without a relationship my entire life, I did fall in love with a woman in New York that one would probably not be considered attractive by societal norms, but she was sweet and intelligent. When I would talk to her, I didn't care for one moment what she looked like. I was just happy talk to her. I know you will find someone that will love you for who you are.

A favored quote that I tell my friends who are down is that life is like a jump rope. Things may be down now, but they will get better.
User avatar #44 to #43 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I wish they would get better.
You're talking to someone who just doesn't give a **** , and has already given up.
User avatar #45 to #44 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I apologize in advance if anything I say in this reply offends you.

I ask you that not unfairly condemn and dismiss guys. I ask that you not give up and surrender. You are not a bad person, and you're not the ugly or unattractive person you tell me you are. How could I say this after only talking to you for a few replies? I'll tell you.

Talking to you, I've found that you have a genuinely friendly personality. You, to some extent, enjoy conversation and making friends. Speaking from my own wants, I know I like someone who is willing to converse with me, and I'm betting several other people do as well. When it comes to making friends, while I can't speak for the entirety of the male gender, I know that I (and probably other guys out there) would much rather have a friendly and pleasant woman that enjoys conversation who might not have what might be considered physically beautiful over some gorgeous woman who has an ego the size of the Hindenburg and talks down to people.

To quote one of my favorite songs by Blue October: "Don't lose yourself, or your hope. Life's like a jump rope....it (life) will get hard, but remember life's like a jump rope". There might come a person who will just find you to be the most amazing woman on the planet, and you definitely deserve someone like that. Should someone like that come along, don't let that person escape because of the douchebag actions of people in your past. Those assholes from the past may not be worth your time, but someone out there will think you're amazing, and if you're willing to be a little patient and not let some slime-balls keep you down, then I believe that person will come along.

Don't dismiss yourself, or any part thereof. Don't give up on love and happiness just because of some player asshole that wouldn't wouldn't know how to be a good man even if someone came up and gave him detailed instructions.

I know from talking to my other friends, and from rejections that I face, that hearing what I'm saying can be hard to believe, hard to listen to, or hard to accept. I'm not saying immediately take in what I say and throw away your pain and sadness because I know the sting of a breakup can last, and sometimes (like with the woman in New York I mentioned earlier), that sting can last for years.

What I am saying is that if the pain ever subsides, that you don't close yourself off forever, because you are worth more than you seem to be giving yourself credit for, and you deserve more than being alone for the rest of your life.
#46 to #45 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I honestly would never just say that all guys are douche bags, but, I seem to have met too many of them to be able to justify my views so that it goes any other way. It's kinda sad to be honest, because the more I think about it, the more I realise, that all of the guys I've met are pretty much douche bags, and i think I'm beginning to think of the rest of the male kind to be douche bags.

Until I find someone who really cares, like this guy pretended to do, I don't know what I'll do. Possibly just friendzone everyone who comes within a foot of me. That seems like a plausible answer. Not only that, I could also just stay single for the rest of my life and have a dog. Dogs are better than people from what I've experienced. They don't judge looks, or appearance, and they'll always be there for you when you need them the most. :3

As well as that, unless you can introduce me to some non-douchey guys, I honestly don't think I'm going to meet any.

Thanks for trying to be kind. Pic related, it's me. :) I look terrible, I know...
User avatar #49 to #46 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
I also noticed a split-second too late after I pressed "reply" that I did not address your picture. I would like to actually comment on it if I may.

1) I really like your hair, but then again, I really like long hair.

2) Also, none of your facial features are anywhere near as bad as you've been making them out to be. I'm betting that if you smiled, your face would light up and look even more gorgeous.

3) You don't look terrible. I know how cliche that must sound, and I realize how much of a "standard" response that sounds like, so I'm going to go a bit more in-depth. Based on the picture you have provided, you are nowhere near as ugly and terrible looking as you keep telling me. When I heard you talk about yourself like that, I had a mental image far worse than what I'm seeing, yet at the same time, I thought that there was no way someone who is as friendly as you have shown yourself to be. To sum it up, I could tell just from talking to you, that there was no way you look as bad as you say, and this picture confirms my thoughts.
User avatar #50 to #49 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
T-thank you I suppose. I've never really had people really compliment me, and it's only been recently that I've been able to accept any compliments (after the bullying..I just...no..) So thank you, I appreciate your compliment. :3
However, there is a certain part of me, which is not attractive at all, it's ugly, hideous, and something I'm going to have to live with for the rest of my life.
User avatar #51 to #50 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
Then to that, I say that, at some time, there will come a guy that will love you enough that will be able to look past this part of you that you deem unattractive, and will love you regardless.
User avatar #52 to #51 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I don't think so..It's on my arm, no one can ever look at me the same, after seeing what damage I've caused to my arm. :c
User avatar #47 to #46 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
You say "introduce some non-douchey guys". Let me ask you something. Do you honestly believe that in the time you've talked to me that I am some douchebag guy that is judging you and thinking you're some ugly woman who will be alone forever? Do you honestly get the impression that I am some dickhead that just wants to use you? If you do believe that, then I follow up with asking how I've managed to do that?

As to your thoughts on friendzoning people, let me ask you: What if some really sweet nice guy comes along and wants to make you happy, and you let him slip away because he's been friendzoned? That's not entirely fair to guys at all. Why should all men be tarred with the same brush just because a few have wronged you? That's like saying "I had a bad plate of french fries when I went to that restaurant a few times, therefore all restaurants are going to serve me bad fries."

As I've said, I'm not saying completely turn yourself around due to my words, but at the same time, don't hold a long-standing grudge against all men and think they are all ********* . Give us guys a chance, eh? We're not all douchebags, just like any guy who dismisses all women is being unfair by thinking women are all mind-game playing bitches (forgive my language).
User avatar #48 to #47 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I suppose that is true...I don't know...
You seem kind, and not douchey. I'm a bit tired, so my responses are a bit shorter.
I honestly just wanna meet someone nice :c I put so much time and effort in, only to get hurt. :c
User avatar #53 to #48 - simplescience (02/24/2013) [-]
If you're tired, then maybe lie down and take a rest, eh? I apologize for keeping you up this late with my walls of text, and I'll let you get some sleep.
User avatar #54 to #53 - amissingmouse (02/24/2013) [-]
I'm not tired, just, my eyes hurt a bit. I want to talk to someone on skype because of this .But, eh, no one is willing to talk to me on it.
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#25 - mangioluingi (09/20/2011) [-]
guess why I'm here?

hint: I love you bro
User avatar #26 to #26 - simplescience (09/20/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. This really helped me out. I hadn't been feeling 100% lately. :)
#21 - omegasoul ONLINE (09/19/2011) [-]
I LIKE YOU,BUT YOU REPOSTED YOU OWN CONTENT TRY TO NOT DO THAT IN THE FUTURE
User avatar #22 to #22 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
It was only reposted because I wanted people to know to get the game that I was talking about in my content. I didn't want people who like portal to go without. I knew it would vanish after 24 hours, so I reposted it so people would know even after it expired the first time.
User avatar #23 to #23 - omegasoul ONLINE (09/19/2011) [-]
...HMMM,OK
#18 - theapocalipz (09/19/2011) [-]
You're an awesome person!
User avatar #20 to #19 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. So are you and so is the b.rony community. :)
#8 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much for this. I definitely was not expecting this. xD

It's inspired me to maybe upload some more stuff. Thanks a bunch. :)
#16 to #8 - kesolukt (09/19/2011) [-]
Always a pleasure to make others smile.
User avatar #17 to #17 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Well you have succeeded. Admirably. :) Thank you very much. ^_^
#7 - kesolukt (09/19/2011) [-]
Love ya
User avatar #15 to #7 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. For everything. :)
#5 - SuperSixONE (09/19/2011) [-]
CONGRATS!
User avatar #19 to #5 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much, whether you're referring to being chosen by the b.rony community or on my getting to the front page. I'm grateful for both. :)
User avatar #12 to #4 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
This was very nice of all you guys. Thank you very much. :)
User avatar #3 - leed (09/19/2011) [-]
You!
Yes you!
You are awesome and you should feel awesome!
User avatar #11 to #3 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you. This whole thing has made my day. :)
User avatar #2 - Bluecoolman (09/19/2011) [-]
I love you! You're FJer of the day
User avatar #9 to #2 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you very much. :)
#1 - mazzyrazzy (09/19/2011) [-]
Hey :) You've been choosen randomly to receive the benefit of a new b.rony program, Helping Hooves, a program where a few of us pick a user at random and thumb up all their content and comments.
User avatar #10 to #1 - simplescience (09/19/2011) [-]
Thank you for this. I know my name just came up as a random roll, but still, this was very kind. :)
User avatar #13 to #10 - mazzyrazzy (09/19/2011) [-]
Our pleasure :P

We like to do nice stuff every once in a while.
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