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19 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - The March for Science · 0 replies · +3 points

People regularly vote against their self-interest. I'm sure there are scientists who vote for Republicans because they agree with them on issues other than science. I suspect that relatively few of us are truly single-issue voters.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of The ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Well, at least you don't have to worry about that here. I'm not sure this particular story would have made nearly as much sense without the female lead. The good news is that I thought the actress did a fantastic job bringing the character to life.

It does seem like some films these days are little more than transparent attempts to push identity politics. Maybe that is what one does when one lacks the story or the talent. As for Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton, I won't pretend to know why either were cast in their roles; I'm just damn glad they were.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of It F... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm starting to suspect that my expectations may have been too high going into this one. The reviews I read made it sound like it was going to be something really different, something I'd never seen before. I think that is what I was looking for, and when it didn't happen, disappointment set in.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of The ... · 1 reply · +1 points

If you are right about what counts as a feminist film, then there seem to be a whole lot of them. Many are among my favorites too (e.g., Alien/Aliens, Terminator 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Suspiria, The Fog, Halloween).

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Should Democrats ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Unless that country was an "ally" (i.e., a country with oil), and then we'd basically let their leaders do whatever they wanted without consequence. I'm thinking of Saudia Arabia here, but I suspect there are many other examples.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Should Democrats ... · 0 replies · +1 points

With the mainstream news more or less calling the election in Clinton's favor days beforehand, I wonder how many people stayed home because they figured their votes weren't needed. Of course, this should have affected both sides but did not appear to do so. But yes, they not only seemed to think they couldn't lose; they made the mistake of acting like it.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Should Democrats ... · 2 replies · +2 points

Good point. I suppose one might say that we were so fed up with the status quo that we were willing to gamble on someone whose core message was one of disruption. Whether it is accurate or not, many seem to regard establishment politics as having failed and to want something different.

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - A Brief Review of It F... · 0 replies · +1 points

I finally got around to seeing The Witch, and I loved it. I have to admit that I did not find it even mildly scary - though certainly unsettling - and that I wasn't crazy about the ending. Still, I thought it was a great departure from the usual horror flick. Very original and well done. It was the first movie I've seen in quite awhile where I seriously considered watching it again immediately after it was over.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Should Democrats ... · 0 replies · +4 points

You seem to be overfocusing on "White," bringing in gender (which was not mentioned here), and ignoring the "working-class" specifier entirely. I don't think the problem is that the Democrats are ignoring White people or White men; I think the problem is how critical some on the left have been of the White working-class and those who do not live along the coasts. I think this is fixable and that it can be fixed without making the mistake of ignoring persons of color.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Should Democrats ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I do not believe that Bernie's message was nearly broad enough to appeal to the majority of the Democratic primary voters or to persuade them that he could win a general election. I do not think he was limited to an anti-Trump campaign; he had a message, it just wasn't sufficient to win over enough primary voters.