討論活動換到星期一.Meetings changed to Mondays.

因為交通的關係,周五7:30的一系列討論活動換到星期一.下次會在10/26,在Rethinking Ourselves中心的空間. 下次相約見面哦!

本討論會,10/26,將討論為什麼高學歷與高失業率有關?

New Discussion Series on Friday Nights, Starting 10/16!

我們現在開始了一系列的週五晚上的討論,每星期在7:30。他們將舉行新的空間,和平東路1段177號4樓之10。每次會議的公告將在這個空間和Plurk(後續three_circles)。

本週10/16,我們將討論是否奧巴馬有權授予諾貝爾和平獎。

討論將在中文。此外,如果每個人可以作出貢獻50-100NT,以幫助支付蛋糕,咖啡,將是很棒。

We’re now starting up a series of Friday night discussions, each week at 7:30. They’ll be held at our new space on Hoping E. Rd, Sec 1, No. 177, 4F-10. Announcements of each meeting will be made at this space and on Plurk (follow three_circles).

This week 10/16, we’ll discuss whether it was right to award Obama the Nobel Peace prize.

All are welcome! Discussions will be held in Chinese. Participants in the discussion are asked to contribute 50-100NT to help defray the cost of refreshments and air conditioning.

Law is the guardian of property, not people.

This post is for Julie, in case you actually drop by. We were talking about law, you said you were uncomfortable on some level with the study of it. When I read this quote from “Beyond Power” by Marilyn French, I thought it might be of use to you:

“Simple cultures have unwritten customs which bind the community through general consent. This is true even in societies we would not call ‘primitive’: J.M. Synge decribed how twentieth century Aran fishermen, if they had done wrong, would take the boat over to Galway alone and put themselves in jail. Simple communities ‘cannot be said to have “law,” because there is no way to distinguish . . . legal . . from other social rules.’ Law emerges with centralization, stratification, and the ownership of private property. Most early codes of law are concerned with property rights. Even the very early Mosaic code warns against coveting the property—wives and animals—of others. Although most of us think abut laws as guardians of life and limb, modern law is overwhelmingly concerned with property. And no profession is more bound up with the expansion of control, and the gradual shift towards totalitarianism, than law.”

Trust

Our next meeting is in our new space!! Yay!!
Rethinkingourselves finally has its own clubhouse!
The new space is called "Three Circles", and the address is
和平東路一段177號4F之10 (Hoping East Road, Sec. 1, No. 177, 4F-10).
Our next meeting is this Sunday, 10/11 at 3pm. The moderator is Angela.

The article this week is from Shakesville. It's very long, so if you don't have time, just read the words in boldface. (I've also simplified it a bit from the original.) Oh, and hey, here's an excellent translator for individual words, and here's a good one for short phrases. Cut, paste, and understand! :) They're awesome, I use them all the time for reading and writing chinese.


I am not a man-hater.



If I played by misogynists' rules, specifically the one that dictates it only takes one woman doing one Mean or Duplicitous or Disrespectful or Unlawful or otherwise Bad Thing to justify hatred of all women, I would have plenty of justification for hating men, if I wanted to.