Sandra asks…

Self injury in the movies?

could someone please tell me any and all of the movies that deal with either cutting or eating disorders? I'm doing a project for my world improvement class.

MKWeb answers:

Here's a few, if you need more just click the link below search their plots type in eating disorders, then type in self mutilation. Hope this helps
28 days
For the Love of Nancy
Girl Interrupted
Life-Stories: Family in Crisis
Starved
Hunger Point
Perfect Body
Thin
Dying to be Perfect
Thirteen
On the Edge

Sandy asks…

How can I avoid telling my boss and coworkers why I'm taking time off, without raising suspicion?

I'm planning to take a weekly acting class, for my own self-improvement. I really don't want my boss and coworkers to know about it, and I want to keep it private, for certain reasons that I won't elaborate on.

But I will have to ask my coworkers to do some of my work during the hours I take off. I'll do some of their work in exchange. It's fair, but it's inevitable they'll ask why I'm taking that time off.

Can anyone suggest some normal sounding reasons (lies) I can tell them that I'm taking a few hours off every Wednesday for a few weeks?

That way I won't have to just say "it's private," which people don't react to very well. Usually when I say that, people distrust me and get this attitude like "what's this guy's problem?" or "what's he up to that he won't even tell us?"
I appreciate the answers so far. My boss and coworkers don't act very professional--if I tell them something vague like "I have things to attend to," they are not shy about pressing for details.

I have a coworker who gave a reason like that and he refused to elaborate. It led to rumors and people talking behind his back.

I'm trying to find a lie that is specific but simple, and won't lead to more questions. Thanks for all suggestions you can make.

MKWeb answers:

Tell them you have enrolled in a personal defense class that takes place during those times.... Then theyll be like... Oh! That guy is serious

George asks…

Ideas for a deviant art user name?

Ok so here's what i'm about:
- I have been drawing since i was young however i enjoy and am open to all forms of art
- I haven't done much studying in art lately but looking to take classes to improve my skills
- I have a dark side but like to be an optimistic and positive person so i'm not looking for anything that is too melancholy
- I also like self improvement
Thanks for your suggestions

MKWeb answers:

...typicame?

Mandy asks…

Will I die a virgin because of how retarded society is?

Hi trolls and feminists, long time reader first time poster.

I'm 23 and just recently got out of grad school for programming. I've never been on a date or kissed a girl. I've never had female friends. Needless to say, I'm a virgin. I'm very quiet by nature. People tell me to ask girls out or be less 'shy'. I'm not shy, and what does confidence have to do how much someone talks? Most loud-mouthed people are insecure with themselves, needing validation from others to fuel their fragile egos.

I make more money than most people my age. I stay in shape. I'm not bad looking. I'm just a 'loner'. I don't make approach women for the same reasons I don't talk to men. I regard prostitutes and online dating as beneath me.

I won't change to meet society's expectations of how a man should act. My self-improvement ends at volunteer work, working out, night classes and dressing nicely. I don't have any desire to be more outgoing, try to make friends, or to ask women out. It's true I'm expecting women to come to me if they're interested.

Will I die a virgin?
I sure am glad it's in no way hypocritical for women to expect men to ask them out, but for a man to have the same attitude it's wrong.

I mean hey, someone might mistake that for one of those 'gender roles' you feminists love to gripe about.

MKWeb answers:

If you stay stubborn and refuse to meet people halfway, then yes.

The world doesn't revolve around you. No ones going to go out of their way to find you specifically. People have their own lives too.

Society is not retarded. You don't have anyone to blame for your social retardation but yourself.

Hm hm...I've asked plenty of guys out rather than hide in my house and blog on the internet about how no guys ask me out.

Nancy asks…

What are the chances I will die a virgin?

Hi feminists and trolls. Long time reader, first time poster . Posting this once more to see if I get interesting responses.

I'm 23 and just recently got out of grad school for programming. I've never asked a girl out, been on a date, or kissed a girl. I've never had female friends. Needless to say, I'm a virgin. Being quiet is in my nature, and generally I don't to talk to people unless they talk to me. I've never made friends easily. People frequently tell me to ask girls out or be less 'shy' and more 'confident'.

At risk of sounding pompous, I'm doing better than most. I make more money than most people my age. I stay in shape, and I'm not bad looking. I don't have any confidence issues, I'm just a 'loner'. I don't talk to women first for the same reasons I don't talk to men.

I won't change to meet society's expectations of how a man should act. My self-improvement ends at volunteer work, working out, taking night classes and dressing nicely. I don't have any desire to be more outgoing, try to make friends, or to ask women out. I have no problem going through life alone, the same way I was born and will likely die. I'd just prefer not to live this way if I don't have to. It's true I'm expecting women to come to me if they're interested. I won't resort to prostitutes or online dating.

I'm asking you my lovely, vicious feminists to be my crystal ball. Will I die a virgin?
"If you don't reach out to ANYONE, not even for friendship, then the odds are poor. You have to actually have met someone for her to be a potential girlfriend."

And why should it have to be the man 'reaching out'? This is just another gender role.

MKWeb answers:

All signs point to yes.

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