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An abusive man may embellish his childhood suffering once he discovers that it helps him escape responsibility. The National District Attorney’s Association Bulletin reported a revealing study that was conducted on another group of destructive men: child sexual abusers. The researcher asked each man whether he himself had been sexually victimized as a child. A hefty 67 percent of the subjects said yes. However, the researcher then informed the men that he was going to hook them up to a lie-detector test and ask them the same questions again. Affirmative answers suddenly dropped to only 29 percent. In other words, abusers of all varieties tend to realize the mileage they can get out of saying, ‘I’m abusive because the same thing was done to me.’
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Whenever I cook with tofu, it seems like it stays bland and doesn’t absorb any of the flavors I use. I was told that you can marinade tofu for a while before cooking with it to make it more flavorful. Does anyone have advice for a marinade if I’m going to use tofu in curry? Would…
Sometimes draining the water from the tofu first helps it absorb other liquids better. You do this by putting it in a colander or sieve over the sink or over a bowl and putting something heavy evenly on top, and leaving it to press the water out for an hour or so. Then marinate it. Then I’d fry it to seal the flavour in.
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are you gluten free by choice or for health reasons?
For health reasons and by choice. I noticed that I get a very upset stomach when I have wheat. First I noticed it with pasta so I switched to gluten free, either I’m getting more sensitive or I’m just taking notice of my body because I usually get IBS after eating seitan (most fake meat) or bread/pizza too.
It’s possible that the more I abstain, the worse it gets. Anyway, it’s a bit of a pain but it’s nice to not have a stomach ache every day like when I was a kid (my mum always said it was cos I over ate, but she was also the one to suggest giving up wheat) and I like inventing and discovering new vegan and gluten free recipes.
I need to have a blood test to know the extent of the intolerance, at the moment I’m not fussy about cross contamination or small traces but that could all change if I think it’s having a permanent effect on my intestines.
Chicken Run is different from Toy Story in that the Oedipal falls away as a point of reference in favor of a Gramscian structure of counterhegemony engineered by organic (chicken) intellectuals. In this film an anarchist’s utopia is actually realized as a stateless place without a farmer, an unfenced territory with no owners, a diverse (sort of, they are mostly female) collective motivated by survival, pleasure, and the control of one’s own labor. The chickens dream up and inhabit this utopian field, which we glimpse briefly at the film’s conclusion, and they find their way there by eschewing a “natural” solution to their imprisonment (flying out of the coop using their wings) and engineering an ideological one (they must all pull together to power the plane they build). Chicken Run also rejects the individualistic solution offered by Rocky the Rooster (voiced by Mel Gibson) in favor of group logics. As for the queer element, well, they are chickens, and so, at least in Chicken Run, utopia is a green field full of female birds with just the occasional rooster strutting around. The revolution in this instance is feminist and animated.
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