|Thursday, April 3rd, 2003|
Help for a friend
Does anyone know of any "alternative" parenting groups of hipmama type stuff going on in the LA area. A goth mama to be on an email group I am on is having BF problem and has no family in the area and is nearly homeless. She is scary and in need of good mama support. LMK thanks
|Thursday, March 27th, 2003|
|Friday, March 14th, 2003|
Y'all have a good weekend, now. Current Mood: peaceful
|Friday, March 7th, 2003|
|Thursday, March 6th, 2003|
Everybody get together try and love one another right now
needs help with her vet bills, I'd like to set up a Paypal account or something like that.
However I am a complete sped about things like that so someone else will have to help me out.
Because no matter what our differences, no matter how hairy or smooth our asses, I think we can all come together in mutual hatred of people who #@$#$%% shoot pellet guns at cats.
|Wednesday, March 5th, 2003|
At least now everybody knows what all the PMing was about. Interesting.
|Tuesday, March 4th, 2003|
Please continue to express your conflict-loving hirsutism.
|Saturday, March 1st, 2003|
I'm tweaking around with the user info page, and added some new things to the interests list. If anyone has any suggestions, shout 'em out.
Also, I've noticed a lot of requests for LJ codes. I still have a few, so anyone who still wants one can email me. Addy's in my profile. Hate mail will be posted here and publicly mocked.
If you sign up with an LJ account, please consider becoming a bona fide member here. Membership has its privileges, including the privilege of STARTING NEW THREADS, ahem.
|Wednesday, February 26th, 2003|
|Monday, February 24th, 2003|
We are now officially The Waster Table. Subject to change again without notice. Current Mood: busy
|Friday, February 21st, 2003|
Don't be posting links to other people's lj's and quoting them and stuff. Very, very hazardous to the health of this board. I just deleted a bunch of posts, so if you're wondering where they went, that's where.
Have a nice weekend, toast the memory of Mamatron, and help me think up a new name for this community!
|Thursday, February 20th, 2003|
Holy Mother of Murgatoyd!
85 responses? That's a new record. Say, would one of you nice people consider starting a new thread now and then? Thanks.
So what happens now... well, I'm predicting the next thing on the agenda will be a good witch hunt over at MM, wherein all the people who voiced support for the late lamented Mamatron will be purged. Then MM will go down in the same blaze of paranoia that claimed HM and MT. Current Mood: thoughtful
|Friday, February 14th, 2003|
Excellent! Smithers, release the hounds.
On second thoughts, don't release the hounds. Either I'm hallucinating, or they've actually scrapped the AR-FAQ and special interest forums. Maybe MT will actually become a nicer place in the future, or maybe not. Anyway, my psychotic spiral seems to be winding down, so I'm going to go hibernate for a while. Good luck, Mamatron. Current Mood: impressed
|Wednesday, February 5th, 2003|
|Wednesday, January 29th, 2003|
don't mind me
just staring a new thread; the old one was getting crowded.
Carry on. Current Mood: bored
|Sunday, January 19th, 2003|
Most. Confusing. Thread. Ever.
Anonymice, please consider using a sig or a tag or something so we can tell y'all apart.
Because I really, really, REALLY don't wanna turn the "Log IP" thing back on. It gives me the creeps. Current Mood: confused
|Thursday, January 16th, 2003|
Heads up - Potential LJ Witchhunt in the Breeze
was shut down, and two replacement communites were shut down in a matter of hours. Even scarier, the owner of the original community's journal was deleted. We are, um, significantly nastier and more personal than they were. So, there you go. Have a nice day!
|Saturday, December 28th, 2002|
Happy New Year
I checked Mamatron & it says "we'll be back after the first of the year." Let the games begin! ;)
|Thursday, December 26th, 2002|
Okay I'm back
For anyone who's still interested, here's my take on what was wrong at Mamatron.
1. Divisiveness. MT claimed to be radically inclusive, yet the first thing they attempted to do was segregate everyone into neat little categories: Mamas of Colour, Fat Mamas, Young Mamas, etc. etc. etc. That, right there, is divisive. The truly inclusive thing to do would have been to just dump everybody into one single area and let them sort themselves out. It's natural for people to form cliques, but those cliques should be formed according to personalities, shared experiences, and common interested. Not on some externally-applied labels.
2. Rigidity. The cultlike adherance to the AR-FAQ made any sort of evolution impossible. Putting aside the fact that the AR-FAQ is a deeply flawed document, one cannot expect ANY set of written laws to be applicable forever. Even the U.S. Constitution allows itself to be ammended. The AR-FAQ, on the other hand, was apparetnly written in stone at Mamatron. Anyone who dared to question it or suggest it be ammended was shot down immediately, even if they did it on another website! Such literal interpretation amounts to little more than religious fundamentalism.
3. The AR-FAQ itself. This ought to be tossed, or at least boiled down to a single statement: that we live in an inherently racist society. (Very few people would disagree with that; what is debatable is how much infulence racism has on the individual's daily life, and whether or not anything can be done about it.) The AR-FAQ starts out with an acceptable premise, then goes wildly askew, giving POC carte blanche to verbally abuse PWOC, all in the name of "righteous anger." Giving one group of people absolute power over another group of people is never a good idea, even if it is done with the intention of correcting past inequalities. It inevitably leads to corruption. It's not a matter of skin color, it's an integral part of human nature. We didn't become the most successful species on earth by being Nice.
The worst flaw in the AR-FAQ is this line: "Fair does not mean everyone is treated equally. It means everyone gets what they need." Besides being a grotesque excercise in New Speak, it is dangerously vague. Who defines what "need" is, and who is "everybody?" What happens when one person's "need" infringes upon another person's "need?" What is so terrible about treating people equally?
BTW, the comparison of MT with Stalinist Russia is legitimate, providing one accepts MT as a microcosm. It's not comparing apples to oranges, it's comparing very small apples to very big apples. Same evil, on a much different scale. Current Mood: drunk
|Friday, December 20th, 2002|