RE: Chest casting—

      Does anyone else find it a little strange that, as support for those with breast cancer, this project glorifies the body part that causes so much pain to those afflicted with the disease? Especially for those who have undergone a single or double mastectomy.

I get the whole notion of "reclaiming," but to me, it seems like it could do more harm than help. I understand that the FAH is raising money for the hospital, but still.

This also might be me reacting to the whole commercialized pink ribbon campaign, which I think is a total sham.

—Thoughts?

Posted at a quarter to ten in the morning on April 24th, 2014.  link   hide  

Thoughts?—

      Who here has noticed a general disdain for poor and working class people on this campus, combined with a brand of naive idealism that constrains ones acceptance of real life?

—Anonymous

Posted at a quarter to eight in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link   hide  
Can you elaborate? We can't have a discussion unless we know what you think the problem is in more detail than the very vague description you gave there.
—Anonymous
Posted at eight o'clock in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
1) Life is happiness! Culture of positivity and everything will be okay!
2) Traveling is great! France is wonderful! I love going to other countries!
3) I'm going to study abroad because partying and fun!
4) I will fight for my cause! Never in my life have I been forced to concede defeat!
5) What do you mean you don't want to go out to eat because money? What do you mean alcohol is expensive?
6) You work here? Serve me.
7) Just do what you love and everything will be fine!
8) It's not my job to…
9) Everybody should spend extra money and get environmentally friendly things!
10) Classes/tests stress me out so much! If I don't do well, I might get a slightly lower grade, and that would be, like, the worst thing that has ever happened to me!
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past one in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Hahaha! All of these. So true!
Also, just a general idealistic high ground that can be really judgemental, and naivety for days.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past nine in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
12. I am just going to travel after I graduate.
13. I am so excited for this unpaid internship, it's exactly what I enjoy doing.
14. "The townies are so sketch."
—Anonymous
Posted at half past nine in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
11. Be vegan! It's good for you and the world! Even though if you want a varied diet it costs twice as much.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past nine in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
1) Better than the alternative. Do you want a campus where everyone thinks that life is pointless and that the circumstances of our birth can never be overcome?

2) Traveling IS great. That doesn't mean you have to travel to be a great person. But why should those who are given the opportunity to travel or study abroad turn it down simply because not everyone can afford it?

3) Most people want to study abroad because it will be fascinating to get another country's perspective on things. It is also usually cheaper to study abroad than stay at Whitman for that semester, depending on where you want to go.

4) So you are blaming people for being successful? For having had success in their previous efforts of fighting for their causes? That seems ridiculously self-centered.

5) Never have I seen this happen. Every time I've seen someone turn down going out to eat or going to the bar because they want to save money, they have been treated with respect. However, that doesn't mean that the rest of us shouldn't just to make you feel better.

6) Maybe people are a bit (OK, quite a bit) disrespectful to the servers in Prentiss and Jewett, but other than that I have no idea what you are talking about.

7) If someone has a passion that they have a chance of turning into a career, why the hell would I tell them "Nah, that's stupid, you'll never make it, just do this safe but boring job instead." That would make me a pretty bad friend.

8) Again, this is a ridiculously vague point that needs elaboration. But if something is someone else's job, and not mine, I might do it for them out of kindness or necessity, but why should I be EXPECTED to do someone else's job?

9) This is your only good point that I think you are spot on about. That is a real problem.

10) This, on the other hand, is easily your stupidest and most selfish point. You are basically saying "I have problems in my life, so no one else's problems matter!" To echo the speaker at the beginning of the year, we are here to set the table for the banquet of life. What we do here, believe it or not, will have a significant impact on our ability to get a job after college, especially soon after graduation. So yes, people SHOULD stress about grades and classes, because they can impact your future more than you know. And if that is their biggest problem in life, so fucking what? Are you blaming them for being born into fortunate circumstances? It isn't their fault, and it doesn't make their problems any less legitimate.

To conclude, I am sorry, but this post seems less like a list of legitimate complaints, and more like a big whine about how life is so unfair and I don't want to put in the effort to make my life better so everyone should sympathize with me.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to ten in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Actually, I do think people focus too much on grades here. I came to Whitman on an academic scholarship, largely because it was cheaper than a couple more prestigious schools that I initially wanted to attend instead of Whitman. I obsessed over my grades in high school, taking all the hardest classes and getting straight A's at the expense of having any social life whatsoever. When I came to college, I came to realize that grades reflect discipline and work ethic more than anything else. They do not necessarily reflect how well you've learned the material, let alone how well you can apply it in real life or how adept you are at learning independently. As a result, I became a less disciplined student and came to view academics as a cost-benefit analysis in which time is the cost, and learning and grades are the benefit.

At such a small school, the personal impression you make on the prof matters at least as much as the quality of your work. This is true to a lesser extent in math and science courses, although with some profs it can make a big positive or negative difference. I will graduate in a hard science major with a 3.35 GPA. I could have chosen a different major and gotten a much higher GPA, but I wouldn't have learned as much. It would have been a waste of a $200,000 education, and it would have limited my options after graduation. Do I wish I had put more effort into certain classes and not always started studying for exams and doing homework assignments the night before or the morning of? Yes, sometimes I do. But the upside to that strategy was having the freedom to follow my own curiosity inside and outside of classes, largely at my leisure. Putting twice as much time into a math or science course to get an A instead of a B+ does not double your learning. It just isn't worth it in my opinion, unless you really enjoy studying problems that lack the complexity and need for creative approaches found in real-life problems. At least in my major, the focus on real-life problems is nonexistent in most courses. Knowledge retention suffers as a result, such that the courses mainly become an exercise in thinking rather than a means to acquire concrete skills and knowledge.

Whitman really needs an applied math major. We used to have one and I think I would have been less bored and frustrated if we'd kept it.

/ pontificatory rant
—connoisseur of "terrible" study habits
Posted at half past twelve in the evening on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
^I'm trying to figure out if you're a physics major and if so, which one... hmmmm...
—Anonymous
Posted at six o'clock in the evening on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
OP I completely feel that way.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past seven in the evening on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
This is especially apparent:

- In the dining halls
- Around construction sites on campus
- Around OP/frat activities
- In any class held in Maxey
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to eight in the evening on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
2nd poster, I couldn't agree more
—Someone who is not upper-middle class
Posted at a quarter to eight in the evening on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Agreed
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past twelve in the morning on April 24th, 2014.  link  

HELP ME—

      of course the semester i am taking calc 1, balof and schueller aren't teaching it.............KEEF OR GUICAHRD? i am terrible at math :(

—poo

Posted at a quarter past three in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link   hide  
Cotts? He is pretty awesome.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Guichard lectures almost exclusively while Keef tends to vary things a little more. If you know what learning style best suits you then pick according to that.
If you feel that you have struggled with math classes in the past I highly recommend that you use some of the great resources we have here.
Talk to your professors; both have plenty of office hours and will help.
Sign up for a tutor through the ARC if you need one.
Go to the math tutoring sessions by the computer lab on the second floor of Olin; they happen every night and the hours are posted by the door.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to three in the afternoon on April 23rd, 2014.  link  

interested?—

      Anyone down for a guy on guy action tonight?

—Anonymous

Posted at twelve o'clock in the morning on April 19th, 2014.  link   hide  
Mission: Impossible is pretty good.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past one in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Ah, the ol' reddit switcheroo...
—Anonymous
Posted at half past eight in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Ah, the ol' NOBODY GIVES A SHIT.
—The energy you used to type that could have instead been directed towards dying faster
Posted at a quarter to three in the afternoon on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
My post: 32 characters
Your post: 118 characters.

Ha.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to three in the afternoon on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Ok.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to three in the afternoon on April 23rd, 2014.  link  

Putting this out in the universe so it happens—

      I am ready to fall in love again.

—Anonymous

Posted at ten o'clock in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link   hide  
Love is the fundamental constitution of the universe.
—Notacliche
Posted at a quarter past eleven in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
Love and hate are the two poles of the universe; combine them and they equal zero.
—Realität
Posted at half past eleven in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
how foolish are humans
to think that their emotions
have universal significance
—Anonymous
Posted at one o'clock in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
"the opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference"
—Anonymous
Posted at nine o'clock in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
No, you fucking idiot, it's hate: indifference is a range on the continuum of love and hate.
—Hateful
Posted at a quarter past nine in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Well fuck, you're right ... Shit I better call my editor about that one. I guess I should probs give back my nobel peace prize then, damn.

"Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies."
—Elie Wiesel
Posted at a quarter past ten in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  
Imagine love and hate stretching infinitely in opposite directions. Where is indifference?
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past ten in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  

People with Professor Knowledge—

      Really wanting to just eke out one more science class for distribution reqs. Would Knight's Bio 111 be a pretty safe bet?

—I just want to get on to my major thank you

Posted at a quarter past nine in the morning on April 21st, 2014.  link   hide  
Take Geo 110 with professor Bader. Coolest guy ive ever met. coolest class ever.
—Humanities major
Posted at ten o'clock in the morning on April 21st, 2014.  link  
My worst grade in any science class was in Bio-111 with the Knights. They're awesome though.
—Bio major
Posted at a quarter past eleven in the morning on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Already took intro geo.
Any suggestions for an astro class?
Thoughts on Intro to Environmental studies with Carson?
—OP
Posted at one o'clock in the afternoon on April 21st, 2014.  link  
just take chem of art if you're looking to get a good grade on a science class as a non-major
—Anonymous
Posted at four o'clock in the afternoon on April 21st, 2014.  link  
If it's an option, take chem of art. As a science major, I've never had a science class that was easy, even Gen Chem. From what I've heard though, Chem of Art is really fun (Simon is great for lab!) and not too stressful.
—Anonymous
Posted at four o'clock in the afternoon on April 21st, 2014.  link  
It's not being offered this coming year, but conservation bio with Hutch is a great non-major class
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to six in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Plants and Peoples. We watched a trippy-ass Nineties weed prop-piece and made some seriously dank soap from nuts. Also, I met my first love in this class, although you might not be so lucky.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past six in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
And by love I mean lover.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past six in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Astro 110 with Dobson was reasonably easy and a lot of fun. I've heard good things about Paust as well.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Paust is beast. Take 110 with Paust.
—Darth Bader
Posted at half past eleven in the morning on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
If you're looking for distribution don't take Bio111 or Bio112. Not only are those classes way more work than you're probably prepared to put into a class, but Bio/ESBio/BBMB majors NEED to get through those classes and they almost always fill up leaving many out in the cold.

If Chem125 is too much, take a science class for non-majors. Work you guys can handle while leaving spaces open in critical classes for the real majors.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past seven in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
what kind of professor has the last name Knowledge?
—Confused
Posted at a quarter past one in the morning on April 23rd, 2014.  link  

Environmentalists—

      There seems to be a double standard when it comes to the ideas of "buying local".

People are quick to point out that the food you're eating is from a different country or from across the US and that uses petroleum and fossil fuels and pesticides, etc. And in general, they're right! Eating more locally is great (in general) for you, the farmer, your local economy and, often, your health. The extra cost isn't generally too much more and it makes you feel great about trying to save the planet.

While all that is true, then why do these same environmentalists not by US made clothing or products? These same people tend (I say tend, not ALWAYS, because some people are more mindful) to buy clothing made wherever and not even glance at the label. Clothing made in other countries, especially asia or europe, require PLENTY of petroleum and fossil fuels to get over here and yet few people tend to consider this a problem.

My theory on this is that made in usa clothing is not always better, it's generally more expensive and it requires a lot of time to find. Buying things in china is easier, cheaper and sometimes better looking. The fact that it's worse for the planet is apparently unimportant, probably because it's INCONVENIENT.

I guess that's my main problem. People are quick to preach about how to be more environmentally friendly, but few people actually care enough to make sacrifices and add inconvenience into their daily lives.

Makes me sad.

—Anonymous

Posted at half past nine in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link   hide  
*buy US products.
Spelling is hard.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past nine in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Sent from iPhone.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to ten in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
It's true that some products can only be bought in other countries, or with other countries' products in them. Moreover, some products are required to exist in today's society and those products are not always environmentally friendly. I accept this. We don't need to have a "if you don't make every action the most environmentally friendly option available, you suck" policy. I just truly believe that environmentalists are kind hearted and really care about the world and I think they're missing out by not considering other options for helping reduce our impact, even if those options are inconvenient.
—OP
Posted at a quarter to ten in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Ok.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past ten in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Here are some reasons why buying local food is prioritized over buying other locally made products:

1) Local food is of higher quality. For example, if you buy your own groceries, you may have noticed that locally produced tomatoes have thinner skin and are substantially juicier than cheaper mass-produced tomatoes from elsewhere. Thus, they are more fragile and taste better, and are easier to slice. Non-local food is designed to have a maximum shelf life and to have low defect rates during shipping. This almost always causes a decrease in quality (taste, healthiness, etc.) for virtually any food, meaning that locally produced food has an inherent quality advantage. By contrast, there is no inherent quality advantage to buying locally made clothing, cars, and any other good that requires no quality sacrifice to be safely shipped long distances.

2) Most people buy food far more often than clothing, and buy a far higher mass (kg) of food per year than clothing. It takes proportionally more energy to transport a larger mass. Thus, if you assume the same mode of transportation and the same average distance to production location for each product, a population's total food consumed has a far higher transportation carbon footprint than its total clothing consumed. By reducing the average distance to production location of any product, you reduce the total tons of carbon emitted during its transport. In plainer English: food shipped from nearby leads to less tons of CO2 emitted during transportation than food produced farther away. However, the increased energy consumption required to produce local food in a climate and soil where it would not grow naturally may offset the CO2 reductions gleaned from transporting locally produced food.

3) Fruit, produce, meat, fish and some dairy products must be shipped by air in order to remain fresh at the date of purchase. However, any product with a sufficiently long shelf life (such as clothing or certain unhealthy foods) can be shipped via slower modes of transportation (road, rail, maritime) with far fewer tons of carbon emitted per ton-km, and still remain saleable once shipped.

4) Combine 2) and 3), and you see that the carbon footprint of transporting food long distances is far higher than that of shipping any other good. Gasoline and cars are probably consumed at similar average masses per unit time-consumer (kg/year*consumer) to food, but need not be shipped by air since they have long shelf lives.


I left out many details and over-simplified things quite a bit, but hopefully that helps. Clothing and other goods consumed at a low mass per time-consumer, such as electronics and cosmetics, can be produced abroad with a far lower increase in carbon emitted during shipping than food.
—Don't study environmental studies to understand and assess your impact on the environment. Study mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and/or economics.
Posted at half past eight in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
^ My entirely theoretical answer lacks data analysis, but I'm still relatively confident in it and do not have time to go find and analyze data for a few weeks or months.
—above
Posted at half past eight in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
^ I also did not mean to insinuate that taking environmental studies classes is completely pointless. However, with their lack of focus on quantitative analysis, environmental studies classes do not enable students to embark on careers where they would be able to do make logistical decisions and/or do research concerning the minimization of emissions, energy usage, and other environmental impacts. They provide a broad understanding of environmental issues, lacking in rigor and depth. They prepare students to work on political campaigns on behalf of environmental political initiatives, but not to change the modes of human-environment interaction.
—same
Posted at a quarter to nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
Ok.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
^^ Perhaps you are ignoring the fact that all ES majors (except for ES-Humanities majors) are co-trained in a scientific discipline?
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
Also, scratch ES-Politics (that's a stretch of the imagination to consider our Politics program an endeavor in science, even social science).
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
Ok!
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
That was a really good response! I think the ideal would be for people to be concerned about both issues, but I can understand why food would be a priority.
—OP
Posted at a quarter to ten in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
OOOOKKKK!!!!
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to ten in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

To be honest—

      I always come on encounters hoping to find someone has mentioned me or is in a situation that could possibly be about me. I guess I just wish I was someone that somebody could be infatuated with.

—Vain but maybe relatable?

Posted at a quarter to nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link   hide  
I used to do this. Then I realized that such people have always existed, and currently exist.

Your problem is that you refuse to believe that you are someone with whom somebody else could be infatuated. This belief is not only false, but causes you to be unable to recognize and act on someone else's interest in you because you refuse to believe that such an interest is possible, let alone that it can be mutually developed and strengthened. Furthermore, your limiting belief is likely to prevent you from meeting and interacting with others.

So yes, your belief is vain but--unfortunately--all too relatable. Fortunately, it is also false.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
Thank you for this insight.
—OP
Posted at half past nine in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

Freshman boy talking loudly—

      If you think your metabolism "totally sped up" because you were "really fucking hungry" the entire 40 days you ate only fruits and vegetables.... you need to go die. OR learn something about nutrition/science.

—Anonymous

Posted at half past seven in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link   hide  
I think I know the person you're talking about and he's a really nice person who may just not quite understand metabolisms.
—No one needs to go die
Posted at half past eight in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

everyone who has taken an art class—

      what art classes do you recommend taking if you have absolutely no artistic ability but still want to get an A in an art class? Are classes based on the quality of your work and how it looks, or just how much effort you put in? Are there any professors/classes that are easier than others? I need to fill distribution...

—horrible artist, but need the A

Posted at a quarter to ten in the morning on April 16th, 2014.  link   hide  
Studio Art is definitely not an easy A here. It's going to be a shit-ton of work. I'd recommend Intro to Art History if you want an arts distribution class that's going to be less frustrating for you as a non-artist; I'm a decent artist and had a horribly difficult time with my studio art class.
—Anonymous
Posted at six o'clock in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
Intro digital printing if it's offered is the easiest of A's. Ceramics wasn't too bad either.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past six in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
If you like to write you might consider taking Intro to Creative Writing! You will fill your distribution and improve your writing.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past seven in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
Art history = fine arts. So do some philosophy classes.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past seven in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

everyone—

      who's taken stats with apps with mcconville? is it a good/not too difficult math class? how many hours per week do you have to put into it?

— a person

Posted at a quarter to ten in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link   hide  
Haven't taken it, but a friend of mine who is terrific at math (we're talking A in linear algebra as a first year) had a rough time in that class.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to eleven in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
I took it, and thought it was fine (I'm pretty decent at math, but no genius). It's pretty easy to put off the homework sets and that can get you in trouble, but if you do a good job keeping up, you should be fine.
—Anonymous
Posted at one o'clock in the morning on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
I put in about 4-5 hours per week
—Anonymous
Posted at half past one in the morning on April 22nd, 2014.  link  
Not tooooo difficult, but a buttload of work goes into the problem sets.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past seven in the evening on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

Sometimes—

      I think I should have been a gay man and not a straight woman. I may look feminine, or at least not masculine, but I don't feel like a woman inside. I don't feel like any particular gender, but because I tend to get along better with men, I feel this way. It feels so problematic to think that, since gay men know prejudices that I will never experience, but sometimes I wish I was a man. I have no negative feelings about my biology and the unfortunate reality is that I will have better chances with men as a woman, but I can't help but look in the mirror sometimes and feel disconnected from my reflection.

—Female? Male? Other?

Posted at one o'clock in the afternoon on April 18th, 2014.  link   hide  
I feel almost exactly like this, but from the other end. I do have some negative feelings about my biology, but they seem to be much milder than for the typical trans* person (perhaps that has something to do with the fact that my body is already a lot more "feminine" than most males?). This is also all relatively new for me; I didn't really grow up feeling this way. I suppose I've never felt like a guy, particularly strongly, but the last year has been a pretty introspective journey for me as I've started to consciously process the fact that I REALLY don't feel like a "Man". Whether this makes me a "woman" internally, or an androgyne, or genderqueer or what is still kind of unclear to me - but I know that I want to look more feminine, feel free to express myself in more feminine ways and to drop the gender expectations that come with being considered a man. I had a really repressed, conservative upbringing, so that kind of makes the whole thing more complicated and confusing.
Anyway, if you ever want to talk with someone who kind of "gets" what you're going through, feel free to email me. Hang in there, we can have fun with this - it doesn't have to be a huge struggle :)
—Male-bodied, feminine-leaning person trying to figure myself out
Posted at ten o'clock in the evening on April 20th, 2014.  link  
*never felt like a "typical" guy, anyway

also, I usually form much closer friendships with women despite the fact that I'm also sexually attracted predominantly to women
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past ten in the evening on April 20th, 2014.  link  
OP: That's me, almost exactly. Email me if you want to chat.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past seven in the morning on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Check this out: http://girlfags.jimdo.com/essays/bianca-james-ger-eng/
This is the only thing I've ever seen that really fully gets my identity. It might be helpful for you too.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to one in the afternoon on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

People who applied for Summer jobs on campus—

      I turned in apps for the admissions internship and conference aide positions weeks ago and haven't gotten any word back.
Others who applied to either of these, have yall gotten any word back yet? They said they would be interviewing by now.

—tying down plans

Posted at a quarter past ten in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link   hide  
Applied to both of these. Have heard nothing from either. Frustrated.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to eleven in the evening on April 21st, 2014.  link  
Are you serious? Call and ask about the status of your application if you want to know. Welcome to adulthood.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past seven in the morning on April 22nd, 2014.  link  

Cyclists downtown—

      Oof. So many hotties!

—An appreciative dude.

Posted at one o'clock in the morning on April 20th, 2014.  link   hide  
Agreed.
—An appreciative girl
Posted at half past one in the morning on April 20th, 2014.  link  
Sexual equality is beautiful. :,-)
—Relieved person
Posted at three o'clock in the morning on April 20th, 2014.  link  

Whomever took a selfie with me—

      I appreciate you

—Horsemask dude

Posted at a quarter to eleven in the evening on April 19th, 2014.  link   hide  

Peeps—

      4:20. That is all.

—Anonymous

Posted at eleven o'clock in the morning on April 19th, 2014.  link   hide  
It's not even 4:20 pm yet, let alone 4:20 on 4/20
—but if you just can't wait, go ahead and roll one
Posted at a quarter past eleven in the morning on April 19th, 2014.  link  

Well—

      I'm no Puritan, but I tried the whole hookup thing and regretted it. I thought it would be liberating, and it was not. I enjoyed the experience in and of itself, but it somehow didn't feel right. Anyone else feel this way?

—Anonymous

Posted at two o'clock in the morning on April 18th, 2014.  link   hide  
Never hooked up before but I felt the same way about the Beer Mile
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past two in the morning on April 18th, 2014.  link  
What didn't feel right about it?

Perhaps it didn't feel liberating just because you expected it to be that way, and were underwhelmed. I've never experienced a feeling of liberation while hooking up. Happiness, awkwardness, fun, spontaneity, pleasure and sometimes even emotional connection? Sure. But not liberation. Then again I'm a guy, so perhaps there's less from which I can liberate myself by hooking up.

I guess the main question is, from what did you expect to liberate yourself? If you can't answer that, then that's probably why you didn't feel liberated. There's certainly a lot of feminist rhetoric claiming that hooking up is sexually liberating for women, I.e. a liberation from shame and inhibition. But perhaps you are already free in that sense.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past eleven in the morning on April 18th, 2014.  link  
I didn't feel right after hooking up here; I never have. Always thought that "next time it'll feel right", but it never did. No idea why I've only ever felt a sort of mild regret after each hookup, it could just be that it was with the wrong people and/or under the wrong circumstances for me. Whatever the case, you're not alone. If anyone tries to advise you on where to go from here, do yourself a favor and ignore them. Your body is your body, your feelings are your feelings.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past twelve in the morning on April 19th, 2014.  link  

Seasoned Math peeps—

      Any insights for the Linear Algebra with Prof. Baylof?

Yay/Nay? With hesitation?

—Thanks!

Posted at a quarter past six in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link   hide  
As long as you don't take it with guichard
—Anonymous
Posted at half past six in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  
^too true hahaha
—the struggle was real
Posted at a quarter to eight in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  

Whitman—

      "If there isn't a post about this on whitmanencounters, I'm gonna be pissed"

—KO

Posted at half past six in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link   hide  
Your disposition implies that you are intoxicated! Have you considered seeking therapy?
— a concerned citizen
Posted at half past six in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  
Roundo two! FAIGHT!
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to seven in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  

Men who bone—

      Are you able to "blow the load" on most occasions? Or is this a less frequent occurrence?

—Curious

Posted at a quarter to nine in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link   hide  
And by "blow the load", I mean "dishonorably discharge", or perhaps even "milk the monster" (or alternately, "paste baste").
—Curious
Posted at a quarter to eleven in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
Cum. Say it: c-u-m.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to eleven in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
If you won't answer my question perhaps I will re-phrase it: men, do you "oil down the pipeline" or "liquidate the assets" when you, so to speak, "fuck".
—Curious
Posted at eleven o'clock in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
You talk like this because you're afraid. Stop being afraid and you'll be happy.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past eleven in the evening on April 17th, 2014.  link  
i have never failed to cum.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past twelve in the morning on April 18th, 2014.  link  
I pride myself on always cumming right away every time. No wasteful beating around the bush, just get straight to the point. A good partner appreciates efficiency.
—speedy gonzales
Posted at a quarter past eight in the morning on April 18th, 2014.  link  
Agreed, the faster the guy comes, the better. As a girl, I love it when he comes right away.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past nine in the morning on April 18th, 2014.  link  
I hope more guys will take seriously my question, for the nature of the question is very serious indeed.
DO YOU ALWAYS MELT THE WAX WHEN YOU BUMP UGLIES?
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter to twelve in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  
My friend had trouble with this, but he smokes weed most days. If you're having trouble, my suggestion is to smoke less weed. It has been shown to lead to decreased sperm counts. You may also want to consider abstaining from porn.
—Anonymous
Posted at a quarter past twelve in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  
Guy here
—As a guy, I usually come, but not always. If I haven't had sex in at least 2 days, I always come. I used to watch porn and that would make it harder or impossible for me to come when I actually had sex. Because of that, I quit watching porn.
Posted at four o'clock in the afternoon on April 18th, 2014.  link  
On the porn thing. That's totally my case too. Porn was just desensitizing my mind.
—Anonymous
Posted at half past nine in the evening on April 18th, 2014.  link  
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