ghostpepper wrote: ↑ I always wondered who was piloting the Funkadelic Mothership... Buuut on a serious note, I'm only cautious that we don't speculate/pry too much into one's private life, unless they make any in-depth public delcarations -- that is where the heat lies, I think. However, as far as gender/socio-political discussions go, I'm all for it (but maybe perhaps in another thread, so as not to deviate too much from the initial topic). I think the reason why discussions on such subjects get so heated is that we (humanity, that is) don't talk enough about it, making such a topic seem "taboo" when it really shouldn't be. I mean, look at how much we talk about now that in the 20th century would have gotten somebody ostracized, or even killed? I sincerely hope we can all get to a point to where we can talk about anything as a matter-of-fact and honesty without stepping on toes, or getting too emotionally invested. Like I said, I think exposure is the key, and our emotions and preconceived notions based upon them is very harmful to society. The more a subject is talked about openly, the less of an "issue" it becomes -- Not that I'm saying everything that should be discussed should ever be accepted or tolerated, as there are still horrible things that should never be, but also should never kept hushed, as that is where awareness comes in, which is very vital; we cannot face evil if we pretend it doesn't exist. In short, censorship blows, and people need to be willing to discuss, listen, and learn. Buuuut, again, this is all for another topic.... Unless it all pertains to Mana and similar artists, and whatever he and they are willing to share with the public.