Lack of Experience [Loser Society]

The only way you can know where you stand is to compete against the best.

Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

A lot of people have no idea who they are because they don’t have enough life experience to have figured out who they are. Continue reading “Lack of Experience [Loser Society]”

Communicating Effectively During Shocking Situations [The Comey Hearings]

You may as well have asked me how I was going to respond if Ryu threw a fireball at me.

James Comey testified today.

If you’re interested in the transcript, here it is: James Comey Testimony Transcript

I thought that this interaction was particularly interesting:

SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Now, here’s the question, you’re big. You’re strong. I know the oval office, and I know what happens to people when they walk in. There is a certain amount of intimidation. But why didn’t you stop and say, Mr. President, this is wrong. I cannot discuss this with you.

JAMES COMEY: It’s a great question. Maybe if I were stronger, I would have. I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in. The only thing I could think to say, because I was playing in my mind — because I could remember every word he said — I was playing in my mind, what should my response be? That’s why I carefully chose the words. Look, I’ve seen the tweet about tapes. Lordy, I hope there are tapes. I remember saying, “I agree he is a good guy,” as a way of saying, I’m not agreeing with what you asked me to do. Again, maybe other people would be stronger in that circumstance, but that’s how I conducted myself myself. I hope I’ll never have another opportunity. Maybe if I did it again, I’d do it better.

What I thought was interesting about that is that it combines the elements of what you said, what you did, what you thought, how you felt, and what you meant into one complex situation. Continue reading “Communicating Effectively During Shocking Situations [The Comey Hearings]”

re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 02]

All I can tell you is that women are disinterested in sex with people they don’t feel like having sex with. Other than that, it’s off to the races.

[Continued from Part 01]

Sexual scripts are internalized cultural guidelines that influence how people interpret, understand, and behave in sexual contexts.

They are notably gendered: Men are expected to express masculinity through sexual assertiveness, control, high sexual desire, and a high number of sexual partners, while women are expected to display femininity through sexual restraint and limitations on sexual access (Gagnon & Simon, 1973; Weiderman, 2005).

Typically, sexual scripts have ignored the role of women’s pleasure, as women are portrayed as uninterested in sex (Wiederman, 2005).

wait wait wait. 😀 We’re going way off the rails, here.

As we discussed in Part 01, “scripts” are irrelevant if nobody follows them. Continue reading “re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 02]”

re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 01]

How is your self-esteem supposed to improve when you do something you already knew you could do? o_O

The Journal of Sex Research posted an article on February 23, 2017 which asked and studied the question Do Women’s Orgasms Function as a Masculinity Achievement for Men?.

First of all, Damned Right they do.

We’ll get to that later.

Let’s discuss this article as it occurs chronologically… Continue reading “re: Women’s Orgasms Functioning as a Masculinity Achievement for Men [Part 01]”

Bullying

My experience with bullying is that it merely points out to me who needs to get got.

A friend of mine asked a question on social media about bullying yesterday.

The day before, I had had a conversation with a different friend where I was trying to understand a concept I don’t believe in that he wholeheartedly believes in.

Because of the previous conversation, I approached the bullying question with “Do I understand what bullying is?” Continue reading “Bullying”