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21-11-2020, 18:37   #1336
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Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh they're not being nice about Trump, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. Talk about snowflakes.
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21-11-2020, 18:41   #1337
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Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh they're not being nice about Trump, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. Talk about snowflakes.
When that gobsh1te got elected you had plenty of examples of grown adults having meltdowns like spoiled kids who ate too many red Smarties. It's the preponderance of "snowflakes" that's the problem, because they're all over the place.
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When that gobsh1te got elected you had plenty of examples of grown adults having meltdowns like spoiled kids who ate too many red Smarties. It's the preponderance of "snowflakes" that's the problem, because they're all over the place.
Relax - there'll be less once global warming kicks in.
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If it wasn't for Wokies, there would be no Trump.

Must be a terrible thing to come to terms with...
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'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.'
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21-11-2020, 20:30   #1343
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If it wasn't for Wokies, there would be no Trump.

Must be a terrible thing to come to terms with...
Twitter is going to be a very dull place in a few weeks!
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If it wasn't for Wokies, there would be no Trump.

Must be a terrible thing to come to terms with...
Actually B, more and more I have come to not believe that, or that it is too easy an answer which is attractive to the "PC's gone mad!!" people. Yes it might have been a factor, but IMHO bigger factors were the deep divisions in US society that have lasted for a long long time that come to the fore every so often, Clinton not being enough of a draw, with a large side order of celeb attraction and razzmatazz(he's a famous "billionaire" y'know), boorishness mistake for honesty and "maybe something different might be a good thing?" Oh wait... And support of one party. After all Americans either vote for one or the other pretty consistently and close to 50/50*.

After all 90% of this "woke" stuff and the "right" stuff is online and in media. Certainly in Ireland the vast majority are very centrist with a mix of right and left, usually in the same person and in American terms very much left.



*the electoral college nonsense notwithstanding.
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The British Library has added the poet Ted Hughes to a dossier on links to slavery and colonialism based on the actions of an ancestor more than 300 years before his birth.

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Despite the poet having humble origins, curators from the Library's Printed Heritage Collections team have identified Hughes as part of research to find evidence of “connections to slavery, profits from slavery or from colonialism” among the former owners of items.

The offending relative is Nicholas Ferrar, born in 1592, whose family was "deeply involved" with the London Virginia Company set up to establish colonies in North America, the research says. But his descendant Hughes was not born until 1930,...

The British Library has also identified Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell in their research – all through far-removed relatives – as part of a bid to become an “actively anti-racist organisation” in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement
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Actually B, more and more I have come to not believe that, or that it is too easy an answer which is attractive to the "PC's gone mad!!" people. Yes it might have been a factor, but IMHO bigger factors were the deep divisions in US society that have lasted for a long long time that come to the fore every so often, Clinton not being enough of a draw, with a large side order of celeb attraction and razzmatazz(he's a famous "billionaire" y'know), boorishness mistake for honesty and "maybe something different might be a good thing?" Oh wait... And support of one party. After all Americans either vote for one or the other pretty consistently and close to 50/50*.
I think people have forgotten what George W Bush was like... his being elected lowered the bar on presidents so much that I couldn't be surprised by any type of candidate thereafter. Trump was bad... really bad... but GWB? Good lord... people have short memories. Americans are far too much in love with drama, and going to the extremes... it was inevitable that someone like Trump would get in... and I'm fully expecting someone similar again within a decade or so.
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See the Twitter outrage over Mandolorian breast armour.
These Twitter halfwits took offence at something that is standard in armour design since the middle ages
Not being much of a nerd I'm at a loss here, though I do watch the series, so what follows is assumption on my part...

Was the "outrage" over armour for women having moulded breasts thereby sexing it up? If so, while I wouldn't be "outraged" that would not be standard in plate armour design of the medieval. For a start vanishingly few women would have worn plate armour back then. For obvious reasons fighting tended to be an almost exclusively male pursuit and women wearing a full harness even more so. That was the remit of the wealthy and wealthy women would have avoided such things, simply because they could.

If they did wear armour it would have been a copy of male armour scaled down. Shaping breasts onto armour would make it less protective and more dangerous. Never mind that the plate part is the outer layer of many. The first next to the skin would be a thick tightly packed undergarment, then chain mail, then the plate armour on top. Unless a woman had the full Dolly Parton going on(hardly the physique for fighting) her breasts would be flattened by those first two layers alone.


TL;DR? Plate armour for women wouldn't have had tits and certainly wouldn't be a glorified bikini made of metal so popular in fantasy TV and films.
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I think people have forgotten what George W Bush was like... his being elected lowered the bar on presidents so much that I couldn't be surprised by any type of candidate thereafter. Trump was bad... really bad... but GWB? Good lord... people have short memories. Americans are far too much in love with drama, and going to the extremes... it was inevitable that someone like Trump would get in... and I'm fully expecting someone similar again within a decade or so.
Yep, I gave up on em the Bush re election.
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TL;DR? Plate armour for women wouldn't have had tits and certainly wouldn't be a glorified bikini made of metal so popular in fantasy TV and films.
It depends on the era. If you look at Roman Armour for men, the shape of the chest was often stylized on the breastplate, both in metal, and in leather . The same would have been seen in many other cultures, however, the armor wasn't shaped around the body, because any space would have been intended for undergarments to soak up the blunt trauma of being hit. (However, when you look at Greek period Armour, often the armour would have been shaped around a body type because the metal was thinner, and more intended for glancing/deflecting blows received rather than fully resisting a thrust.. the belief being that a person would dance around hits rather than simply take the damage)

I have seen designs of ceremonial armour for both men and women which showed a particular body shape, but it's terribly impractical. Having muscles, or breasts on the armour would simply provide a blade with a place to guide/focus it's momentum, which wouldn't have been desired.

The simple fact is that very few women ever engaged in combat, and had no need for such armour. When they did, they would have used male armour because it would have been available and, well, cheap... and well, easier to maintain.

At the same time, though, lets not forget all the need for inclusiveness that's been going on, where people complain about women not being represented in movies, or books. When the cast or characters are mostly male, with a few token stereotypical female characters, the same people would have gone nuts because women weren't given roles. Accuracy to the books or history takes second place when it's suitable to the outrage being sought.

Now, since we're talking about the Star wars universe where melee combat was an afterthought, and armour was used to make an impression (or environmental protection), the chance of having impractical designs based on the image sought, would be more likely... since armour is little use against guns/laser weapons. It's just people getting outraged for the sake of it.
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