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So my boyfriend enjoys watching anime, and myself and his parents are incredibly concerned. If he was still a child, or even a teenager, we would think nothing of it, but he is a full grown man that still enjoys watching cartoons. And the worst part is that these cartoons feature very childlike female characters with squeaky voices that myself and his mother find very sexist and obnoxious. My boyfriend watching anime is very disturbing to myself and his family, and we'd like to have him move away from his obsession and to something more healthy. Even watching reality television would be preferable.
What are some ways we can kindly get him to stop watching anime? We don't want to hurt his feelings, but at the same time this shit needs to stop.
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Me and my husband have very, very different ideas on how to raise our child.
For me, I want to raise him to be creative, imaginative, intelligent, sensitive. I absolutely NO TV and I want to severely limit when/how much he uses the computer when it comes time (using for homework and maybe some recreation but not all day). I want simple, basic toys which stimulate his imagination, animal statuettes, cardboard boxes, blocks, etc. I want to push him to EXPLORE the world around him and learn hands-on, take him on trips, let him go outside and run wild, take him to the DIA, etc. Celebrate the beauty of the seasons. I want to let him read real books, and engage with others.
My husband keeps on trying to buy him plastic crap he finds at Toys R Us. And he plops him down in front of the TV after I tell him how I feel. And it makes me look like the "bad guy" for saying no. But I know too many kids who spend all day in front of the TV and/or computer and it absolutely kills their empathy and imagination. I don't want him to be "hooked" or be exposed to any of the toxic junk on TV or computer (as we are all aware of). My husband thinks I am being "strict" but I think if anything I am encouraging him toward true freedom instead of shackling him to some plastic light-up piece of crap where he can stay for hours and hours, which tells him what to buy, what to wear, what "boys" should act like vs. "girls" etc.
I'm not sure. Do I put my foot down? Were any of you raised with no TV or computer?
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/adv/, I'm a lesbian, and have a question.
Is it wrong for me to use the fact that I'm a woman to manipulate men for gain? In online games, chatrooms, irl, I've used being a girl to get men to shower me with gifts/money/ect and then I never deliver any kind of service in return, or if I do its always less than what's intended.
I get free drinks at bars. Guys do stuff for me. Shit's just super easy for me. Guys talk about how if they were girls they'd abuse it all the time, so I don't particularly feel bad about it.
My girlfriend however stresses and worried about it all the time. She's afraid one will eventually get pissed and beat me up, rape me, or do something crazy. She's not the feminazi separatist type, but she does has a deep fear of men. I've been working on it with her, but she's still easily made upset.
Recently I had almost a problem with a guy I was leading on. Once I realized he was serious I cut it off. My rule is no leading on guys who fall in love. That's just low. Still the damage was done, and he was heart broken. She fell to pieces in pity and fear for him. She was legitimately mad for him and afraid he might lash out.
I dunno, I've just been doing this since I grew my tits. Is it really so bad?
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the other day i jokingly told a girl i've been friends with for ~2 years that I think I may like her.
she called me almost immediately asking if i was serious and for whatever reason i said yes. fast forward about 2 hours (texting the entire time) and i realize i think i do like her (we had almost hooked up when we first met, but i was too beta to do anything. virginfag here, though i have gotten to 3rd)
she kept asking how long ive felt this way and why i never told her about it. i responded, asking why she cared so much (trying to pry and get her to admit some sort of feelings as well) but she kept responding with "idk" and things of that nature.
we currently live 3 hours apart (shes in CT, i'm in RI for school), so i've been trying to get her to come up here for a while, even prior to this new-found revelation of mine. she always told me she would come up BUT only if my best friend came along and drove for her. last night she mentioned that she might drive up here herself, shortly after tweeting "Tonight I'm getting over you." in regards to her ex-bf who i know for a fact cheated on her (with a lardass, no less).
i thought things were going well, but yesterday and today she's been texting me with short replies, almost coldly. i havent texted her in like 12 hours, so i need help with that.
we also have rental cars that we can pay for by the hour on campus. It'll cost me roughly 80$ to get to CT and back to RI. i had mentioned being able to go that route and pick her up for the weekend, but she sorta shot that down since its so expensive (i have a decent income and can definitely afford the 120-160$ it will take me to drive to CT and back twice). im half tempted to text her telling this, and either bring her back to RI with me, or just chill with her in CT for the day and then drive back up alone (likely on a saturday. leave at like 7am and come back for like 7am).
if money isnt a /huge/ issue, is that worth it/should i ask her?
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How can I bleach to a solid, natural skin color? Nothing wrong with freckles, but I have a whole lot of them just on my nose but not much elsewhere, I really don't like how my nose looks, it sort of ruins my aesthetic. I mean if MJ reconstructed his nose over 900 times I'm sure I can just make the skin on my nose the same color as my ass.
Are there home kits for this, like there are for bleaching teeth or would I have to go to a skin place?
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alright hears my problem
>cute girl works at store i go to often
>hits on me
>do my best to flirt
>this went on for like two years of me seeing her like ones a week at the store
>last year i finally realized it was OK to ask girls out get real brave
>"i'm gunna ask that hot clerk out to coffee man'
>few days go by go to store see she there take my food home and come RIGHT back. to ask her out
>i do. she's blushing and looking at her feet while smiling, i look really nervous too give her my number tell to call if she wants to go out to coffee
>oh shit man ima get a call back that was just cute as fuck, notebook shit
>one week goes by no call back
>feelsbadman see her at the store and make it very clear that I'm not trying to get in her lane or talk to her anymore. nothing mean just ignoring her
that was six months ago. i have no clue why i didn't get a call back cuz i know she liked me. my problem now is I'm wondering if i should try again. i wonder if she had a boyfriend or something. i just really like her a lot, but i have been stand offish with her by avoiding her lanes, and only saying hello and thank you, to her. i now that im thinking about trying again, im also thinking that by the way ive been acting. that if i did she would say no. i kind of deserve it i guess.
what do you think do i have a chance? advice about a way to get her to go out with me. or is it just not worth my time, i fucked it up to bad. cuz i really dont care if she has a boyfriend thats not going to stop me. its just half of me thinks i fucked up by ignoring her and i could of turned it around, if i wasn't so butthurt. and now its to late. HALP