tim: Mike Slackernerny thinking "Scientific progress never smelled better" (science)
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Which of the following vegetables would you generally peel before cooking with?

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potatoes
7 (22.6%)

parsnips
18 (58.1%)

carrots
17 (54.8%)

beets
12 (38.7%)

ginger
21 (67.7%)

butternut squash
21 (67.7%)

zucchini
1 (3.2%)

kabocha squash
10 (32.3%)

pumpkin
19 (61.3%)

cucumbers
4 (12.9%)

None of the above
0 (0.0%)

I have never cooked any of these vegetables
0 (0.0%)

I don't eat vegetables
0 (0.0%)

I don't cook
1 (3.2%)

I don't eat
0 (0.0%)

Which of the following fruits would you generally peel before eating (raw)?

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mangoes
22 (73.3%)

peaches
6 (20.0%)

plums
0 (0.0%)

apricots
2 (6.7%)

kiwi fruit
16 (53.3%)

apples
2 (6.7%)

grapes
0 (0.0%)

None of the above
5 (16.7%)

I have never eaten any of these fruits
0 (0.0%)

I don't eat fruit
1 (3.3%)

I don't eat
0 (0.0%)

tim: 2x2 grid of four stylized icons: a bus, a light rail train, a car, and a bicycle (travel)
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"Some folks are born into a good life, and other folks get it anyway anyhow." -- Bruce Springsteen. What about you?

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I was born into a good life
9 (69.2%)

I got it anyway anyhow
2 (15.4%)

Neither
2 (15.4%)

Anything else you want to say?

tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
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Check all that apply.

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I think that groups including people who are not men can be referred to as "guys".
8 (66.7%)

I think that individual people who are not men can be referred to as "guys".
4 (33.3%)

I think that groups including people who are not women can be referred to as "gals", "girls", or "ladies" (take your pick).
0 (0.0%)

I think that individual people who are not women can be referred to as "gals", "girls", or "ladies" (take your pick).
0 (0.0%)

None of the above.
3 (25.0%)

Tickybox.
7 (58.3%)

Check all the sentences that *don't* sound strange to you, if addressing a group including both men and women. (To simplify things, do what everyone usually does and suppose trans people don't exist.)

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Guys, it's important to do a testicular self-exam regularly.
5 (45.5%)

Guys, if any of you are pregnant, you shouldn't get too close to this MRI machine.
6 (54.5%)

Both sentences sound strange.
4 (36.4%)

tim: Mike Slackernerny thinking "Scientific progress never smelled better" (science)
No fair looking up statistics first!

For people who live in civilized countries:

52 in. ~~ 132 cm.
84 in. ~~ 213 cm.
google for the rest.
This poll is anonymous.
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The maximum height of someone I'd consider a short woman, in inches, is:

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Mean: 62.75 Median: 62.5 Std. Dev 1.48
520 (0.0%)
530 (0.0%)
540 (0.0%)
550 (0.0%)
560 (0.0%)
570 (0.0%)
580 (0.0%)
590 (0.0%)
601 (8.3%)
610 (0.0%)
625 (41.7%)
634 (33.3%)
640 (0.0%)
651 (8.3%)
661 (8.3%)
670 (0.0%)
680 (0.0%)
690 (0.0%)
700 (0.0%)
710 (0.0%)
720 (0.0%)

The maximum height of someone I'd consider a short man, in inches, is:

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Mean: 66.08 Median: 66 Std. Dev 1.71
580 (0.0%)
590 (0.0%)
600 (0.0%)
610 (0.0%)
620 (0.0%)
631 (8.3%)
641 (8.3%)
651 (8.3%)
666 (50.0%)
671 (8.3%)
681 (8.3%)
690 (0.0%)
701 (8.3%)
710 (0.0%)
720 (0.0%)
730 (0.0%)
740 (0.0%)
750 (0.0%)
760 (0.0%)
770 (0.0%)
780 (0.0%)

The minimum height of someone I'd consider a tall woman, in inches, is:

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Mean: 69.00 Median: 69.5 Std. Dev 1.63
600 (0.0%)
610 (0.0%)
620 (0.0%)
630 (0.0%)
640 (0.0%)
650 (0.0%)
661 (8.3%)
672 (16.7%)
681 (8.3%)
692 (16.7%)
705 (41.7%)
710 (0.0%)
721 (8.3%)
730 (0.0%)
740 (0.0%)
750 (0.0%)
760 (0.0%)
770 (0.0%)
780 (0.0%)
790 (0.0%)
800 (0.0%)

The minimum height of someone I'd consider a tall man, in inches, is:

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Mean: 72.17 Median: 72 Std. Dev 1.52
640 (0.0%)
650 (0.0%)
660 (0.0%)
670 (0.0%)
680 (0.0%)
691 (8.3%)
701 (8.3%)
710 (0.0%)
726 (50.0%)
732 (16.7%)
741 (8.3%)
751 (8.3%)
760 (0.0%)
770 (0.0%)
780 (0.0%)
790 (0.0%)
800 (0.0%)
810 (0.0%)
820 (0.0%)
830 (0.0%)
840 (0.0%)
tim: Mike Slackernerny thinking "Scientific progress never smelled better" (science)
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Suppose you are a researcher and you collaborate with your husband, wife, domestic partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, lover, mistress, gigolo, inamorat{o|a}, sweetie, fuckbuddy, or baby mama. Suppose you are giving an academic talk. Which of the following do you consider reasonable ways to refer to your joint work with your collaborator (named, say, Dana Q. Zygomorphism), when used more than once in the same talk?

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"In work with my wife..."
3 (14.3%)

"In work with my husband..."
3 (14.3%)

"In work with Dr. Zygomorphism..."
16 (76.2%)

"In work with {Mr.|Ms.} Zygomorphism..."
6 (28.6%)

"In work with Zygomorphism..."
11 (52.4%)

"In work with Dana..."
18 (85.7%)

"In work with my collaborator..." [when credit is given by name in a slide]
17 (81.0%)

Something else
2 (9.5%)

None of the above.
0 (0.0%)

Which of the following phrases would you consider unprofessional to use one or more times during an academic talk (assuming it was true)?

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"In work with my wife..." [speaker is male]
13 (68.4%)

"In work with my husband..." [speaker is female]
13 (68.4%)

"In work with my wife..." [speaker is female]
13 (68.4%)

"In work with my husband..." [speaker is male]
13 (68.4%)

"In work with my partner..."
10 (52.6%)

"In work with my significant other..."
14 (73.7%)

"In work with my boyfriend..."
18 (94.7%)

"In work with my girlfriend..."
18 (94.7%)

"In work with my girlfriend's other boyfriend..."
18 (94.7%)

"In work with my friend with benefits..."
18 (94.7%)

"In work with my gay lover..."
17 (89.5%)

"In work with the mother of my children..."
18 (94.7%)

"In work with the person with whom I have sexual intercourse on a regular basis..."
18 (94.7%)

"In work with my partner in a full-time BDSM relationship..."
17 (89.5%)

"In work with your mom..."
13 (68.4%)

None of the above
0 (0.0%)

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Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:23 am
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To make up for my lack of posting interesting polls, here's one from [personal profile] wordweaverlynn ("Goals, Dreams, and Lists").
tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
"...compared to what women have to sacrifice to feel safe."

A friend linked to this post, from a woman talking about her experiences with constant, lifelong street harassment (and worse) from men. Reading it, I thought, "huh, this doesn't jibe with my experience having been perceived as female for 26 years." It's not that her experiences, or those of lots of women like her, are anything but real -- just, it's never been like this for me and I can't recall any of my female friends ever saying it was bad for them. Maybe I was just never attractive enough to appear on the radar of random male douchebags; sure, there was the time a guy at the beach told me he'd like to spend some time when me when I was 11 standing next to my mom, and the various guys who have driven by in cars while delivering shouted feedback about the amount of hair on my body, and the guy in a Pizza Hut parking lot in Baltimore who (when I was 16) asked me if I had a boyfriend, and when I said yes, asked if that meant I could still date someone else. But I have few enough of those stories that I can itemize them, and I've never feared for my physical safety whether while walking alone in Oakland at night or on a frat house roof deck (not that I've ever been on one anyway).

So I'm curious...
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A question for women and people who have been perceived as women at some point: How much do the commenter's experiences resonate with you?

If anything I've gotten *more* harassment and threats than the commenter has.
3 (13.6%)

Yeah, sounds about right.
3 (13.6%)

It's not quite that bad for me, but close.
4 (18.2%)

Sure, I've gotten a few whistles here and there, but nothing remotely like what she talks about.
7 (31.8%)

I have never gotten any such comments or feared for my safety. Maybe I'm wearing an invisible burqa.
0 (0.0%)

I was too lazy to read the comment, but I wanted to click the clicky thing.
1 (4.5%)

I am a cisgender man, and will therefore take this opportunity to practice my listening skills.
4 (18.2%)

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For winter break, Tim should go to...

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Boston area, visit his mom
0 (0.0%)

New York City, get his mom to join him there, assuage guilt while avoiding staying in her apartment in Wellesley
6 (50.0%)

Southern California, go biking, lie on beaches
6 (50.0%)

Eastern Oregon comedy checkbox
3 (25.0%)

Visit me! (Not likely to be effective for non-North-America locations.)
3 (25.0%)

Other
1 (8.3%)

tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
I had a layover in Minneapolis, but I didn't see Larry Craig.

The plane from Amsterdam to Minneapolis had individual video screens with video on demand. Despite there being about 60 different movies available, the only one I actually wanted to watch was "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". (I watched it. It was okay, but I think I've now seen enough '80s teen movies for a lifetime. If I feel the need to watch another, I'll just watch "Heathers" again.) I watched the first few minutes each of "State of Play", "Lol" (not kidding), "The Uninvited", and "Two Lovers", all of which seemed crap, before settling on "April Bride" as a second movie. It wasn't bad, but the plane landed about halfway through.

There were also games. There was a trivia game where you could play against other people on the same flight, and it also had an all-time hall of fame with people listed by their seat number and flight number.

Having shown my passport once in Portland, twice in Amsterdam, four times in Bristol, twice in Edinburgh, and once in Minneapolis, I didn't get my gender contested once. So that's good (I guess). This might have been the last time I fly out of or into the US, given recent policy changes.

Now I'm sick, so the quest for a thesis topic will have to wait at least one more day.

Finally, an unrelated random poll )

Disclosure

Aug. 13th, 2009 09:59 am
tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
Inspired by Dan Savage's column this week:

(n.b. In the following, a "cissexual" person is a person whose internal sense of what sex their brain expects their body to be matches the sex they were assigned at birth. In all hypothetical situations, assume that no partners involved are interested in procreating. In all hypothetical situations, the question is whether the non-normative person has a moral obligation to their partner to reveal their non-normative characteristic before any sex occurs, rather than at some point in the relationship.)

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Do you think that a transsexual person who has completed genital surgery has the obligation to tell a sexual partner that they were born with genitals that appeared different from the ones they currently have?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
21 (95.5%)

Maybe so
2 (9.1%)

Do you think that a cissexual man who was born with only one testicle and has a (cosmetic) testicular implant has the obligation to tell a sexual partner that they were born with genitals that appeared different from the ones they currently have?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
22 (100.0%)

Maybe so
1 (4.5%)

Do you think that a person who was born with sexually ambiguous genitalia and had their genitals "corrected" to resemble the genitalia typical of one sex or the other has the obligation to tell their partner that they were born with genitals that appeared different from the ones they currently have?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
22 (100.0%)

Maybe so
1 (4.5%)

Do you think that a cissexual woman who has had breast reduction surgery has the obligation to inform her partner that she once had breasts that appeared different from the breasts she currently has?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
22 (100.0%)

Maybe so
1 (4.5%)

Do you think that a cissexual woman who underwent female genital mutilation while young and has had reconstructive surgery to correct it has an obligation to inform her partners that she once had genitals that appeared different from the ones she currently has?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
22 (100.0%)

Maybe so
1 (4.5%)

Do you think that a person who has outward genitalia that are typical for a person of the gender they present as, but who is infertile due to a congenital condition, has the obligation to inform their partners that their reproductive capacity does not match that of a typical person of their gender?

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Yes
1 (4.5%)

No
19 (86.4%)

Maybe so
3 (13.6%)

Do you think that a person who was born with a cleft palate, but had it surgically corrected, has the obligation to inform their partners that they were born with a face that appeared different from the one they currently have?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
22 (100.0%)

Maybe so
1 (4.5%)

tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
What was the most embarassing thing that's ever happened to you (or if you can't think of the *most* embarrassing thing, then *some* embarrassing thing?)

Anon comments are allowed; IP addresses are untracked. Anon comments are screened, but I will unscreen them unless they are from somebody I don't like! So if you don't want your comment to be visible to the whole Internet, even anonymously, don't post it.

You could also post non-anonymously, but that wouldn't be much fun, would it be?

ETA: Or if you don't want to share that, then say something else anonymously.

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