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Interested in 2br or 3br rentals in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, though not in any hurry to move.

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  • On 23 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Patrick said:

    the "bias" in barbies and violent video games was put there by the children themselves. sure, companies are pandering to basic instincts the same way they pander to the desire for sweet and fatty foods, but no kid ever ate a salad because he wanted to. kids understand donuts the same way they understand these toys - instantly, without instruction from anyone.

    i agree about old mythologies, fables, and fairy tales. they all work because they all reflect some fundamental truths about the human condition that children instinctively recognize.

  • On 22 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Patrick said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    Ruth Handler actually got the shape profile from African female figurine's it's quite common body proportions in African sculpture.

    Doesn't matter where she got it.

    All that matters is whether it rings a bell in the brains of millions of little girls. And it does. So that toy sells, while other toys do not sell.

  • On 22 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Patrick said:

    Lisa Simpson has a poor understanding of cart and horse:

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