Hey..im a 25 year old guy with some incon problems.. im also a recovering DL
Let me see what I can remember from A-Level...hmm, what are your views on Durkheim's functionalist paradigm of society? Or him more generally while we're at it? I find his work on suicide quite interesting and he did a lot to legitimise sociology within academia but I can't see I agree with him on much and I don't see the advantage in over-emphasizing quantitative research and a positivist epistemology as he did. Fair enough, he favoured a scientific method, but there is always room for ethnography and analysis in any of the social sciences and you can't get away from the irrationality of human motivation and action entirely. As a general point, I always find conflict models more interesting to study anyway though, so I'm probably a tad biased against him.
I have to apologize for my boorish insensitive remarks above. I'm ashamed to say that I'm sort of academic myself, just in other sciences, and should not be putting down someone who studies as hard or harder than I do. Your discipline is less precise by far than mine, so I will try to understand what you are saying without the shading of my own studies.OMG another way to say "bullshit". I always thought those -ologies were jargon-filled hocus-pocus meant only to allow the academics to get more grant money. . .
No, really, i DO believe in them, mostly.
Anyway, welcome to our community. Jump in wherever you feel like, and become one of us.
and.. Durkhieim's functionalist paradigm of society.. is interesting..but it doesnt explain everything. Durknheim did some fascinating work with suicide.. and i find his theories of deviance particurlaly interesting.. in short.. he said we need deviants to reinforce moral boundaries.. Now.. this site.. is very intersesting place to do that..since..by defineiton a DL is somewhat deviant.
I want to give up my DL desires.. i realize this probably isnt the best place to do it..
im also here as an incontinent person..and no, before you ask.. i didn't make myself incon..at least..not that i know of.. urologist thinks i may have a neurgenic bladder
And.. before you guys start jacking off to my story.. incontinence isnt fun.. I hate it.. I say that as a DL who used to wish he was incontinent. Its not fun..last night i was worried that my protection wouldnt hold.. you dont know what that is like.. to worry about leaking..when you pee in a diaper on purpose its different.. but when you have leaks that you cant stop and cant control..and must wear a diaper or run to the bathroom every hour..its very hard to deal with.. Up until now..my leaks are mostly minor..but they could get worse
To make a long story short.. those of u who are DL..and still have control..be happy
be very happy..
Also, its not cool for ab/dls to go onto incon chatrooms and ask to be incontinent..or look for ab/dls there.. The incon communinty has a hard enough time dealing with their struggles without us ab/dl cohorts going in there..
Please.. use common courtesy..and stay away from incon support sites unless you have legitimate reason for being there..such as myself..im incontinent.. but not by choice..and it SUCKS!
I'm a member of both the DL community and the incon community.. i need support.. i need understanding.. im trying to get out of both.. i dont know where i can go to find support for the incontience without them knowing im a fetishist..
Anywyay.. long post
- especially Chaos: Making a New Science, an international best-seller, about Chaos Theory; he popularized the term "the butterfly effect" btw.James Gleick (born August 1, 1954) is an author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology. Three of them have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists,