"How is it that they treat women? Is it the classic, old-school "a woman is either someone's daughter, wife, or mother," and she has no value aside from that? Or is it more the sort of construction workers whistling and cat-calling at all of the ladies as they pass sort of thing?"
the classic, old-school "a woman is either someone's daughter, wife, or mother," and she has no value aside from that. it's this totally, lol.
It's werid living in eastern NC. I'm not really sure what living in the rest of the state is like, but I imagine it's all pretty much the same. I really can't say though, since I've lived in NY my whole life LOL.
It's just SO different here.
"Yeah, sounds like a lot of rural North Carolina. I was scrolling around Mississippi, on Google Maps, seeing what you had near you that might be a relief from the small-town ultra-conservatism."
Hahaha everywhere in Mississippi is ultra-conservative, but I have managed to find some slightly liberal people to talk to who live in my area.
"There's not much, is there?"
No, not really.
"There's Jackson, about 60 miles north of you, but ... heck, North Carolina has 3 urban areas that are multiple times the size of Jackson. Raleigh itself is over twice the size, and then there's Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill, and a dozen other little suburbs stuck onto the side of one of those, all in the same cluster.
Wow, I just can't imagine living somewhere like that. I originally moved from the Chicago area, so Raleigh is a bit of a step down, for me."
Aw comeon, small towns aren't that bad. I mean you can always go somewhere to blow off some steam like .... Uhhh... Well there's always... No they shut that place down... You could... No, wait, it's under new management.... Yeah, just forget I said anything. :-P Lol
"Whoah, Brookhaven, MS? Jeeze, and I thought it sucked living in one of the liberal pockets of North Carolina."
Yes...Brookhaven, MS. Located right in the smelly crotch of the bible belt.
"Is there even a liberal pocket of Mississippi? Heh."
If there is one, I have yet to hear about it lol.
"I bet you can't wait to get off to college and get somewhere less fundamentalist, huh?"
"Welcome to Atheist News, anyway."
Thanks for the Welcome. :) Nice to meet you.
"You'll get used to Фелч Гроган (as he's currently calling himself; it was Felch something-or-other, when I first joined the group). He's a bit anti-feminist, and I get the impression that I wouldn't like him much in person, but he helps keep the place interesting."
Hahaha I'll keep that in mind if and when I meet him.
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how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.
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