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Don't disagree.  I think it helps to be aware that women are more often the victims of domestic and sexual violence, and don't have equal rights in some countries.  That said, it feels like the right answer to to condemn ALL domestic violence, ALL sexual violence, and demand that all genders, sexes, races and religions have equal rights.

 

See the oppressed as humans, and not a classification.  See the oppressors that way, too, and you're starting to make a difference.  imo.

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I completely understand and agree with that point of view. However, remember that it's International Women's Day. And by far, most women in the world don't get to enjoy what we all take for granted.

The most benign, strange yet telling example here in India is it's only illegal for men to ride a motorcycle with no helmet on, women aren't protected by that law. The rest of the inequalities here are legion, egregious, and demoralizing.
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A sobering view, though it is improving:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au9Aqd_-2hc&list=FLbgKz1T_SIJv18vlDOBBOTQ


It's long, but worth watching.
Edited by Magick Man - 3/8/13 at 6:41am
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I completely understand and agree with that point of view. However, remember that it's International Women's Day. And by far, most women in the world don't get to enjoy what we all take for granted.

The most benign, strange yet telling example here in India is it's only illegal for men to ride a motorcycle with no helmet on, women aren't protected by that law. The rest of the inequalities here are legion, egregious, and demoralizing.

 

Yes, some of the Sharia? based rape/adultery laws are, from my western perspective, insane.

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Well, it's not nearly as bad here (in most areas) as it is in some countries in the Middle East and Africa - where it's unimaginable how it could ever get to the point where more than 50% of the population is so horribly mistreated.

But anyway, I think there is still a need to raise awareness of inequalities. Don't be offended if you know it doesn't apply to you.
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So, the international womens day is here...

 

/rant

 

Seems like even Google agrees, as I noticed they don't have a doodle for today.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

...unless of course they're all die-hard machos there, and that's the real reason why. wink.gif

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I really dislike the ASG-1 (the first version). I'm willing to give the ASG-2 a shot however.

I know the 1 is a very polarizing phone, but the 2 seems to offer something entirely different and far more technically capable. They've also been described as "neutral" by everyone who's heard them.

I think the fact that Shane sold his ASG-1 within the span of a week only to order the AS-2 after auditioning the prototype for an hour speaks a lot about their potential. I PMed him about it once, and he told me the 2 was "leagues ahead of the ASG-1."
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Seems like even Google agrees, as I noticed they don't have a doodle for today.

google.com does, at least within North America. Check the homepage.
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Hey now, that would be cool tool.  Spoke to him briefly about a mutual friend at Changfest, but didn't get a chance to talk audio at all so I had no clue.  Do you happen to know if he has an interest in the 515SE as well?

 

Doug and me are just friends. The Black Diamond and 515SE are each our own pursuits.

 

se

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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Well, it's not nearly as bad here (in most areas) as it is in some countries in the Middle East and Africa - where it's unimaginable how it could ever get to the point where more than 50% of the population is so horribly mistreated.

But anyway, I think there is still a need to raise awareness of inequalities. Don't be offended if you know it doesn't apply to you.

 

It's more that a staggering number of people in general are sexually abused in ****ed up parts of Africa.  I've read some reports that show it actually happens to men more, but getting sodomized with a rusty pipe isn't considered rape there so much as a disgrace.


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It's more that a staggering number of people in general are sexually abused in ****ed up parts of Africa.  I've read some reports that show it actually happens to men more, but getting sodomized with a rusty pipe isn't considered rape there so much as a disgrace.

I sat next to a Kenyan overseas student in college, and some of the things he told me just seemed incredulous. One time, while we were working on a lab together, he told me that if you were ever caught stealing in a village, they'd tie you up and everyone would round up gasoline and burn you on the spot. **** blew my mind.
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I know the 1 is a very polarizing phone, but the 2 seems to offer something entirely different and far more technically capable. They've also been described as "neutral" by everyone who's heard them.

I think the fact that Shane sold his ASG-1 within the span of a week only to order the AS-2 after auditioning the prototype for an hour speaks a lot about their potential. I PMed him about it once, and he told me the 2 was "leagues ahead of the ASG-1."

I'm not sure on the neutrality claim but I'm hoping the final product lives up to my lofty expectations. I surely enjoyed the proto and it had zero echo of the original ASG-1. Email confirmation of shipping can't come fast enough.
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I'm not sure on the neutrality claim but I'm hoping the final product lives up to my lofty expectations. I surely enjoyed the proto and it had zero echo of the original ASG-1. Email confirmation of shipping can't come fast enough.

You described them as neutral here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/608410/aurisonic-asg-prototype-early-listening-experience-and-tour/30#post_8357192

Though it's been a long time so I can imagine you'd mostly forgotten their signature. Every other impression I've read corroborates your assessment as well. No one has described them as being U/V shaped at least.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razor_(philosophy)

I like the name of the last useful razor.
post #7650 of 21761
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You described them as neutral here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/608410/aurisonic-asg-prototype-early-listening-experience-and-tour/30#post_8357192

Though it's been a long time so I can imagine you'd mostly forgotten their signature. Every other impression I've read corroborates your assessment as well. No one has described them as being U/V shaped at least.

Ha, that's great! Thanks for reminding me. It's been a long time and I have forgotten much but still remember how impressive the treble response was and how clean it remained at very high volume.

I have some different, or rather more solid views on neutral after owning and ER-6 and auditioning a Paradox. It will be interesting to see what I think, once I get to spend some time with it.
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