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MrMilkdud December 12th, 2017 10:02pm

Feminist Lara Witt has compiled a list of 10 questions women should ask on a first date. Which of these 2 questions would you rather discuss on a first date: โ€œWhat are your thoughts on sex work?โ€ or โ€œDo you think capitalism is exploitative?โ€

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
12/13/17 9:49 am

That first sentence was a giant jumble of buzz words! Holy crap!

Xemanis Lawful Good
12/13/17 9:47 am

I don't want to date a communist or sex worker... I'd start with the capitalism part since that doesn't seem like something that would become known too early on in the relationship

thebarr
12/13/17 4:33 am

We can explore the first one later on that night. Let’s open with capitalism. ๐Ÿ˜

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think4yourself Not a safe space
12/13/17 1:15 am

Definitely the sex worker. If she is the town bicycle I want to know before I spend money on her. (Dinners, movies, etc.)

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/12/17 9:47 pm

Neither...at all & definitely not on a first date

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/12/17 9:50 pm

I looked at the article hoping the others questions were better. They were actually worse...

thebarr
12/13/17 4:36 am

I’d love to go on a first date with her just to see her head explode by the time I was done with her ridiculous questions!

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/12/17 9:04 pm

Well, I’m certainly not going to ask about sex work. I don’t want him to think I’m negotiating prices.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
12/12/17 9:07 pm

This woman seems to have no sense of humor or tolerance for any views that don’t match her own. If she was on here I’d have her on ignore.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/13/17 1:49 am

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚

xxxceo Nationalist
12/12/17 8:53 pm

I bet this chick has a lot of cats.

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thebarr
12/13/17 4:38 am

Dogs are part of the patriarchy.

Carolynn new jersey
12/12/17 8:43 pm

This liberal feminist does not discuss politics or religion on a first date. It's not a good idea. To answer your question, if I had to choose, I would like to discuss capitalism because it's a more interesting topic.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/12/17 8:43 pm

Neither. That list is absurd in the context of a date.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/12/17 7:44 pm

And this, my friends, is why I don’t identify as a feminist.

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
12/13/17 5:08 am

EB, I find the article to be utterly ridiculous AND I identify as a feminist. What this woman says is a distorted, crazy interpretation of feminism. Don’t let HER nonsense define feminism for all women.

EarlyBird Portland
12/13/17 5:52 am

Alice, I’m all for equal rights. I’m glad women burned their bras in the 60’s but modern feminism is not something I can identify with. If anything they are hurting the cause. They’ve pushed it too far.

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
12/13/17 7:20 am

People like this crazy woman, for sure! But, I know plenty of real life women, who think of themselves as feminists, but are not crazy like that.

daverator Connecticut
12/12/17 7:03 pm

Good thing she's gay. People with her brains shouldn't be reproducing.

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Liberty 4,032,064
12/12/17 6:27 pm

They could just say “I’m crazy and stupid.” and save themselves the times.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/12/17 6:23 pm

How about “where would you like to go for dinner?” Or maybe “tell me about yourself.”

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cherry111
12/12/17 6:09 pm

I’ll give up dating before I ask a man either of the two question.

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bringstheeagle Colorado
12/12/17 6:04 pm

This simply has to be a joke.

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MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:06 pm

The article was not a joke.

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:07 pm

Or maybe you meant this brand of feminism?
Yes. It’s a joke. But they don’t know it.

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/12/17 6:10 pm

I stand by my original statement without modification. I simply cannot believe or accept anyone says this nonsense. Head firmly planted in the sand. ๐Ÿ˜‚

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:11 pm

Yep, “fake news” this one all you want. I’ll just add it to the list.

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/12/17 6:16 pm

I didn’t say anything of the sort. Reread what I said and don’t just assume I’m denigrating you are the statement in any way. I’m perfectly capable of making a negative statement or calling something out if that’s my view. I said what I meant here nothing more and nothing less. Just passing through here. ๐Ÿ˜Š

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:18 pm

This feminist is going to key your car for not taking her seriously.

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/12/17 6:20 pm

๐Ÿ˜‚ that could indeed happen. This to me is completely and profoundly unrelatable. Can’t help myself. Just amazing someone could or would believe or care about that stuff.

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:24 pm

Well there’s hope for you yet

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/12/17 8:44 pm

I would be completely comfortable with her writing me off as irredeemable.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/13/17 1:20 am

Milk the new feminists don’t key your car anymore. They falsely accuse you of a sex crime and extort money out of you. Keying is soooo 90s

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/12/17 5:52 pm

See ya later babe...

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/12/17 5:40 pm

Guys are going to say "f this" and go abroad for women. The European, Russian, Asian, and Indian women I work with think this is all crap. They fear for their first-American-born-generation-women's sanity.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
12/12/17 8:50 pm

True. I'll be sure to suggest that to my 16-year-old son. Green Day did a song called "Last of the American Girls." It sounds like it's time for "Last of the American Girlfriends."

theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/12/17 11:26 pm

Thanks. Please be sure he doesn't take all the "men suck" programming seriously. Just play along to get good grades.

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/13/17 1:21 am

Except many of the foreign ladies get a divorce once they get their citizenship and take half your assets.

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
12/12/17 5:36 pm

Both sound like interesting topics that would make me want a second date.

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 5:53 pm

You can have her

think4yourself Not a safe space
12/13/17 1:23 am

And her crotch critters. ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ•ท

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
12/13/17 12:52 pm

An enjoyment of discussing controversial topics implies that someone has an STD? That's quite the leap.

orgblu10 Shamerica
12/12/17 5:26 pm

Wow. Both are such cheery topics, that almost shout "This will be the most wonderful night of our lives!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ"
There probably wouldn't be a second date.

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chickencookie It really is
12/12/17 5:07 pm

Intersectional feminist? I’m not sure what that means but I’d rather stay home and watch 10 year old reruns of Grey’s Anatomy.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/12/17 11:27 pm

I love Gray's Anatomy! ๐Ÿ˜„

theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/12/17 11:28 pm

Uh-oh, I think adding the emoji in my reply may be modern sexual harassment! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Diogenes FreeMeBe
12/12/17 4:53 pm

Sex work is capitalism in porn. Women even make more money than men, too! Next!

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chickencookie It really is
12/12/17 5:07 pm

Can I just stay home? Are the pickings that slim out there???

Diogenes FreeMeBe
12/12/17 5:20 pm

I don't know. Haven't been in the hunt since the 80s.

lj74
12/12/17 4:29 pm

Seriously?!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
12/12/17 4:19 pm

I mean I personally wouldn’t mind a date asking those, but then again I’m really into politics and both the topics are interesting to me in and of themselves. I can understand why that would be an abnormal thing to ask for many though.

cowboy Here and There
12/12/17 4:17 pm

Capitalism. I’d like to know if I’m dealing with an ignorant Marxist.

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Okie1967 The world is crazy
12/12/17 3:57 pm

Capitalism. I would know immediately whether to walk out or stay. Sex at work is a little more ambiguous. I would have to let her talk for an additional 2-3 minutes before knowing whether she’s coming-on to me or screening me for my sensitivities. If she turns-out to be a feminist then I’ve subjected myself to 2-3 additional minutes of auditory pain. If she was coming-on to me then at least I get to enjoy the ego boost.

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Alcerus fascist
12/12/17 4:12 pm

"Sex work", not "sex at work". IE prostitution

Okie1967 The world is crazy
12/12/17 4:21 pm

Oh. Well. That changes a thing or two.

jenkp223 Being a mommy
12/12/17 3:46 pm

So she only dates bleeding-heart liberals. Got it.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/12/17 3:36 pm

Definitely sex work. Doesn’t have to be about capitalism.

Jazzy5 USA
12/12/17 3:35 pm

This is nuts!

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
12/12/17 3:33 pm

I could easily answer either one of those questions. However, anyone who chose to ask me those questions would probably have their brains spontaneously combust upon hearing my answers.

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
12/12/17 3:38 pm

I will give my answer to the “sex work” question here:

I believe that anyone should be allowed to perform any act for money that they are allowed to perform for free. Given that women are allowed to have sex with anyone that they want in this country with no requirement to marry them first, I believe she should be allowed to charge her partners if she chooses to do so.

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
12/12/17 3:30 pm

I’m guessing she doesn’t get a lot of *second* dates.

I was laughing, as I read the article, until I got to: “5. Are you a supporter of the BDS movement?” So, being anti-Israel is one of her dating requirements. Wow! ๐Ÿ˜ก

To answer your poll question ... “sex work,” I guess. It sounds like a more interesting conversation than capitalism.


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geoag02 Dallas, TX
12/12/17 3:34 pm

Completely agree. You apparently have to be bigoted against several groups to date this person.

LukeGilfillan Republican From Chicago
12/12/17 5:02 pm

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thebarr
12/13/17 4:43 am

If you think selling your body isn’t exploitative (sex work) but selling a bushel of apples is (capitalism), then you might be a feminist.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
12/12/17 3:26 pm

First off, Luft asks the majority of questions on a date.

Second off, Luft doesn't bring up politics or past relationships on a first date.

I would just brush off her question and change the subject.

Alcerus fascist
12/12/17 4:14 pm

Does Luft speak in the third person when Luft goes on dates? :p

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
12/12/17 4:25 pm

Has Luft ever been on a date?

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
12/12/17 4:28 pm

No, only when he's giving advice. Which I'm pretty good in this area.

I've been on many successful dates, including one just today, Lmao.

Radon Parts Unknown
12/12/17 3:24 pm

I would LOVE to discuss with a girl on how capitalism is exploitive. Then ill know not to have a second date.

Hogoke Constitution
12/12/17 3:23 pm

The second option, I don't really care about sex work so it wouldn't really start a conversation.

susanr Colorado
12/12/17 3:19 pm

{hitting head on brick pillar. repeatedly.}

First I had to go learn what an "intersectional feminist" is.

Then I decided I don't want to label myself as *anything* ever again.

Then I realized refusing to label myself with a sex or a gender could get me in just as much hot water these days.

That's when I noticed the brick pillar I was leaning against.

What was the poll question? Oh, never mind.

I'm resuming my walk now. I may just keep going and not look back.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/12/17 3:18 pm

Weird. How about, "What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?"

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MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:15 pm

Oh, so you’re going to assume your date derives their self worth from participating in the misogynistic patriarchal capitalist structure they was born into?
Tsk tsk tsk

Kay41 the Midwest
12/12/17 6:33 pm

Darn. What was I thinking? I'm so ashamed of my response.

rons screw politicians
12/12/17 3:07 pm

Do you want to screw or not?

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MrMilkdud
12/12/17 3:08 pm

You’re going to regret it when I press charges for sexual harassment in 40 years.

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 3:07 pm

Dating must be an absolute nightmare nowadays.

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Vietman manhattan
12/12/17 3:41 pm

Your telling the truth!

ezh2o Texas Hill Country
12/12/17 3:04 pm

Uh, "sex work" . . . Is that anything like prostitution?

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MrMilkdud
12/12/17 3:05 pm

It’s just a nice word for prostitution. Feminists believe prostitution is empowering.

Cherepaxa Thirdworld and firstworld
12/12/17 3:34 pm

Trashy liberal feminists maybe ๐Ÿ˜†

Alcerus fascist
12/12/17 4:16 pm

MrMilkdud: that's interesting, I've heard it as objectification of women and treating them as a commodity to be bought and sold.

Cherepaxa Thirdworld and firstworld
12/12/17 4:23 pm

Alcerus: yeah that's the anti-capitalist type.

MrMilkdud
12/12/17 6:16 pm

I agree with that, Alcerus- but there are a lot of feminists who would kick you right in your male privilege for suggesting that.