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ManBearHybrid1065 karma

A bold move, because Scrooge McDuck doesn't wear pants.

ManBearHybrid91 karma

I just started earlier this year as a lead R&D engineer at a medical device company. The stress of this job is way more intense than I was anticipating. I can only imagine that NASA was even more intense. How did you unwind and keep your anxiety from making you work all day and all night?

Edit: phrasing

ManBearHybrid90 karma

You're right that some people identify as male/female when they were assigned a different identity at birth. But some feel that they don't really fit into either category. The pronouns "they"/"them" aren't supposed to be plural. Rather, it's how you might refer to a person who's gender you don't know. For example, if an unknown Redditor said something like "I like red cars", you could refer to that statement by saying "He/she said that he/she likes red cars". But you could also say "They said that they like red cars".

ManBearHybrid64 karma

That depends on how you see pickup artistry. If you see it as just some dudes trying their luck, casting a wide net to see what they catch, then yeah I agree women can just say no if they're not into it. But a lot of pickup artistry also includes lying, emotional manipulation, and general self-centered shittiness that, while not illegal, should absolutely be discouraged and frowned upon.

The thing is that dudes like that are the reason why women have to have their guard up all the time which, frankly, is what makes dating such a shit-show for the rest of us. I want to live in a world where I don't have to jump through hoops to convince new women in my life that I'm not a sociopath, and I wouldn't have to do that if women didn't have a very good reason to be distrusting.

I do think OP is a bit of a toolbag for going around parks and "saving" women from these guys, but I also think that what those guys are doing (if they actually are pickup artists) isn't super awesome either.

ManBearHybrid36 karma

I have a question that's been nagging me for a while. How do ventilators actually help, in a physiological sense? If it was just about delivery of oxygen, then I imagine just a facemask would be enough? Do the patients who need ventilators decline to such a bad state that they need mechanical assistance to breathe? I.e they're unable to physically inhale and exhale for themselves?