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May 26 2015
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Why? Neither of the Smith-Pinkette spawn actually has any talent. Why is Hollywood trying to make them happen? The whole family of crypto-$cientologist clams is overrated and should just go away.

May 23 2015
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That’s no different than citizens being allowed to vote for a president of their country even if they don’t live there. It’s pretty much legal (with certain restrictions in some places) in the majority of the world’s democracies.

May 23 2015
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I don’t know if those can be changed by popular referendum though?

May 23 2015
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No, Emma’s right. In principle, minority rights/protections shouldn’t be subject to the will of the majority and that’s one of a series of checks and balances that are or should be in place in a democracy to prevent democracy from devolving into tyranny of the majority.

May 23 2015
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I agree with you. However, every country works differently and maybe in Ireland activists figured out that the popular vote was the way to go because it would happen faster than if you expected parliament or the government to do it. Or, if marriage is in the constitution and Ireland’s laws say that constitutional Read more

May 23 2015
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I’m not defending Josh Duggar and what little I’ve seen of the family and the show creeps me the fuck out and that was before I knew this. However, not only was Josh a minor when this happened but so were his sisters - his victims. They’ve already had their privacy violated more than enough, there didn’t need to be Read more

May 22 2015
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And to haven't even gotten to the news affecting the part of the world that's NOT in the US...

May 22 2015
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First I heard of this it was rumoured to he a gir he was ‘betrothed’ to and that she had called it off after the abuse. But his own sisters? Wtf? Read more

May 22 2015
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I know how I feel about this: this is the best godamn news story I have read in a long time and I want this woman to live her life with her brain damaged diaper wearing baby roo and goat in tow. This woman is my hero and I refuse to use my common sense or logic because hello? This woman has 5 kangaroos and she takes Read more

May 21 2015
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Do couples ask for your consent before making out in parks, movie theatres, parked cars, benches, etc? I bet lots of it is foreplay too.

May 21 2015
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Staten Island Advance reports that comments on the photos have been mixed, with some people going “oh well, it’s Staten Island” Read more

May 21 2015
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Wouldn’t signing the order have given the police the mandate to protect her and maybe place a guard at her house? Could the police order someone’s protection if they don’t request it or its against their will?

May 21 2015
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Notice it’s always women being blamed or asked to become “aware”? Whether it’s diamonds, nail salons or sweatshops, it’s always women who are asked to buy more responsibly. I can’t think of another issue like this where male consumers were the ones targeted.

May 21 2015
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Not just the responsibility. There’s been a lot of ugly attempts to shame women who get their nails done, all of it from other women, including here on Jezebel (not that I’m surprised).

May 20 2015
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Whatever. This is a non-story. We’re talking about such a small number of women as to be completely insignificant as any kind of trend. Plus, all these women have advance degrees, it’s not like they couldn’t be out working making decent money of their own. They chose their rich banker husbands. They chose to have Read more

May 20 2015
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My thoughts exactly. How stupid and idealistic do you have to be to think that anything bankrolled by the Qatari Royal Family will be a bastion of equality and diversity?

May 20 2015
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I also work with Title IX, and agree. At a recent training with everyone’s favorite snark monster Brett Sokolow, he talked about the fact that any consent programming we do at the college level is kind of useless because we would have to de-program the students. Literally break them, strip away everything they know Read more

May 20 2015
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No, it’s not minuscule. It’s small but comparable to other crimes. The number that comes back the most is 8% so yeah, small but not insignificant or minuscule. Read more