Author Topic: International Women's Day  (Read 1475 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

LBSS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11592
  • plugging away...
  • Respect: +6361
    • View Profile
    • Email
International Women's Day
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:22:21 am »
+3
Happy International Women's Day, brothers. Can't strike today, so here's what I'm doing instead:
1. Donating to the National Organization for Women, Casa Ruby, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, and Assata's Daughters
2. Encouraging the woman who reports to me to stay home
3. Finally finishing and sharing for feedback an updated version of my organization's gender equality policy, which has been on the back burner for weeks
4. Getting my boss to organize a meeting with the senior women at our organization to discuss how to celebrate the day. We're a bit late on this, to my embarrassment, but better late than never

Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

adarqui

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31678
  • who run it.
  • Respect: +7894
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: International Women's Day
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 02:33:24 am »
0
Happy International Women's Day, brothers. Can't strike today, so here's what I'm doing instead:
1. Donating to the National Organization for Women, Casa Ruby, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, and Assata's Daughters
2. Encouraging the woman who reports to me to stay home
3. Finally finishing and sharing for feedback an updated version of my organization's gender equality policy, which has been on the back burner for weeks
4. Getting my boss to organize a meeting with the senior women at our organization to discuss how to celebrate the day. We're a bit late on this, to my embarrassment, but better late than never



dope :headbang:

bump

LBSS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11592
  • plugging away...
  • Respect: +6361
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: International Women's Day
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 03:44:17 am »
+1
Here's what I wrote to my representative and senators today (obviously using each of their names as appropriate):

Quote
Dear Chris,

One of the blessings growing up in Silver Spring was being constantly around all different kinds of people. But a consequence of being in that environment is that I learned early on how easy it is, even when people have the best intentions, for traditional voices of power (especially white men like you and me) to drown out and marginalize others. Please let me know what you plan to do today and during the rest of your time in Congress to support equity and equality for women, especially women of color, trans women, women with disabilities, and others whose voices are at greater risk of being lost.

What are you doing to elevate the voices of *all* the women of Maryland, the U.S. and around the world?

Do you plan to release a statement expressing solidarity with the women striking today?

Thank you,

Just noticed I omitted the Oxford comma in the first question. Shoot.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

adarqui

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31678
  • who run it.
  • Respect: +7894
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: International Women's Day
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 06:06:51 am »
0
how many responses have you gotten, over the years?


LBSS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11592
  • plugging away...
  • Respect: +6361
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: International Women's Day
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 07:41:19 am »
+3
Didn't feel the need to create a new thread for these sort of coherent thoughts:

Many of my woman friends have been posting "me too" on social media, as part of a push to make people aware of how common sexual harassment and abuse are. This brought to mind an experience I had a while back. I put a trigger warning on this elsewhere that I've posted it and separated the story with asterisks, because it's about what amounts to criminal sexual abuse. Won't put the asterisks here but wanted to note that.

A few years ago, on a bus in DC, a woman groped me off and on for about 15 minutes, while repeatedly telling me that she wanted to "fuck the shit out of" me, talking about her sex life with her boyfriend, and speculating about the size of my penis. The friend I was with and the other people on the bus laughed the whole time, and I've told that story for laughs in the years since. She was so over the top, it was hard to believe it was happening. Even I was laughing, although not as hard as my friend or the high school girls nearby. I outweighed her by at least 50 pounds, but, more than that, because I'm a man I haven't had to live my life in fear that an unwelcome advance might lead to something worse. So I was free to let the situation play out without worry. I wouldn't say it was a comfortable experience, but she would have had to have a knife or a gun to make me afraid. Eventually, we got off at the same stop she did, walked to our destination, and went about our evening.

It goes without saying that if I were a woman, and my harasser a man, that story would be horrifying.

I've told it with that moral appended many times, and always get a sage nod in return about male privilege. But on thinking about it again today, it occurs to me that the only gender role that needs to flip for it to be scary is hers. If a man did that to me I would be terrified. The essence of patriarchy is an imbalance of power at a societal level, in which men as a group enjoy a dominant position over women. But it also plays out every day in personal interactions in which individual men, informed by the social expectation that they should dominate, impose themselves violently on other individual people.

The violence of men like Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Clarence Thomas can't be divorced from the violence of men like Dylann Roof, George Zimmerman, and Stephen Paddock. Male violence is the greatest threat to human security everywhere in the world. I'm reminded of the adage that many men's fear of feminism reveals their subconscious knowledge of how shittily they treat women: they feel that calls for "equality" would mean women get to act more like men and they'd make men act more like women and wouldn't that be awful.

That, in turn, reminds me of another phrase with the ring of an adage, coined by recent MacArthur awardee Nikole Hannah-Jones: "True equality requires a surrendering of advantage." Words to live by.

A final aside: If the woman had been visibly larger and stronger than I am, I'd have been scared, too, although not as much as if she'd been a man. But I'm a pretty fit 31-year-old; the number of women who fit that description is small enough to ignore, let alone the minuscule share of that group who are disposed toward sexual abuse. Physical strength is part of the power imbalance between women and men. But it's not as important as the psychosocial part.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

Mutumbo000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2807
  • Respect: +2158
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Mutumbo000?feature=mhee
    • Email
Re: International Women's Day
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 10:23:59 am »
+2
Physical strength is part of the power imbalance between women and men. But it's not as important as the psychosocial part.

100%. Even Terry Crews has been sexually assaulted before. If it can happen to Terry it can happen to anybody!
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/11/actor-terry-crews-sexually-assaulted-by-hollywood-executive

"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...

adarqui

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31678
  • who run it.
  • Respect: +7894
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: International Women's Day
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 11:15:24 am »
0
Didn't feel the need to create a new thread for these sort of coherent thoughts:

Many of my woman friends have been posting "me too" on social media, as part of a push to make people aware of how common sexual harassment and abuse are. This brought to mind an experience I had a while back. I put a trigger warning on this elsewhere that I've posted it and separated the story with asterisks, because it's about what amounts to criminal sexual abuse. Won't put the asterisks here but wanted to note that.

A few years ago, on a bus in DC, a woman groped me off and on for about 15 minutes, while repeatedly telling me that she wanted to "fuck the shit out of" me, talking about her sex life with her boyfriend, and speculating about the size of my penis. The friend I was with and the other people on the bus laughed the whole time, and I've told that story for laughs in the years since. She was so over the top, it was hard to believe it was happening. Even I was laughing, although not as hard as my friend or the high school girls nearby. I outweighed her by at least 50 pounds, but, more than that, because I'm a man I haven't had to live my life in fear that an unwelcome advance might lead to something worse. So I was free to let the situation play out without worry. I wouldn't say it was a comfortable experience, but she would have had to have a knife or a gun to make me afraid. Eventually, we got off at the same stop she did, walked to our destination, and went about our evening.

It goes without saying that if I were a woman, and my harasser a man, that story would be horrifying.

I've told it with that moral appended many times, and always get a sage nod in return about male privilege. But on thinking about it again today, it occurs to me that the only gender role that needs to flip for it to be scary is hers. If a man did that to me I would be terrified. The essence of patriarchy is an imbalance of power at a societal level, in which men as a group enjoy a dominant position over women. But it also plays out every day in personal interactions in which individual men, informed by the social expectation that they should dominate, impose themselves violently on other individual people.

The violence of men like Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Clarence Thomas can't be divorced from the violence of men like Dylann Roof, George Zimmerman, and Stephen Paddock. Male violence is the greatest threat to human security everywhere in the world. I'm reminded of the adage that many men's fear of feminism reveals their subconscious knowledge of how shittily they treat women: they feel that calls for "equality" would mean women get to act more like men and they'd make men act more like women and wouldn't that be awful.

That, in turn, reminds me of another phrase with the ring of an adage, coined by recent MacArthur awardee Nikole Hannah-Jones: "True equality requires a surrendering of advantage." Words to live by.

A final aside: If the woman had been visibly larger and stronger than I am, I'd have been scared, too, although not as much as if she'd been a man. But I'm a pretty fit 31-year-old; the number of women who fit that description is small enough to ignore, let alone the minuscule share of that group who are disposed toward sexual abuse. Physical strength is part of the power imbalance between women and men. But it's not as important as the psychosocial part.

Great post man.

That personal account is also a great way to put it into perspective.

On a related note & to your point, one thing pretty every man worries about in terms of sexual assault against themselves, would be "going to prison and getting raped". I mean, that thought scares the shit out of most men, from what I gather. Obviously step 1, never going to jail.. But the idea of going to jail and being a victim of sexual assault, that's the only wide scale fear of such things that I can think of, for the male population. Women have to think about that in pretty much every situation, college/dorms/walking to their car/running at night/alone at home, it's insane.

Violent males exerting their physical dominance is a common theme in the world of "man everything is just so fucked up."



Physical strength is part of the power imbalance between women and men. But it's not as important as the psychosocial part.

100%. Even Terry Crews has been sexually assaulted before. If it can happen to Terry it can happen to anybody!
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/11/actor-terry-crews-sexually-assaulted-by-hollywood-executive

Damn that's crazy..

The thing with that though is, that's "comedy", literally. Ever see veep? This powerful politician always grabs Jonah's balls, and everyone laughs etc.. I personally never find that stuff to be funny, I mean it's just juvenile and dumb to me.. BUT, in the context of this thread & recent posts, it's absolutely incredible how that's seemingly acceptable.

I mean here's this little perverted, powerful man, just walking up and grabbing Jonah's balls.. If it was a woman grabbing his balls, that would be acceptable too. "Obviously" no one is going to put "pussy grabbing" or doing that to a child on tv, that's completely unacceptable. Thing is, it's all unacceptable. It's straight up molestation/sexual battery. But the "comedy" of it, just makes it more acceptable in the eyes of people watching.

It's just a small example, but all of these small things add up and contribute to the overall "male psychosis". They either contribute, or are a manifestation of it, or both.

So for Crews, that was a horrible & traumatic experience.. Someone exerting their power over him like that, sexual battery, and yet if you turn on Veep, it's all just a big joke & laughs.

There's so many little subliminal & over violent messages/stimuli all around us, it's incredible.

maxent

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2482
  • Respect: +1620
    • View Profile
Training for sub 20 5K & 40" RVJ & 170kg BS @ 85kg bw. log entry template