WHOAman
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12/4/14
5:37 PM
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They'd not be posting gory photos where children (especially abused children) could see them, either. It wouldn't require an iota of extra effort. My SIL gets pretty tired of driving through similar groups to pick up her kids from school — the three school-aged kids and the two pre-schoolers get to witness the gore Read more

12/4/14
2:07 AM
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I feel the same way. It's fascinating to me that Suz writes about her mother and sister distancing themselves, avoiding and not accepting her, but seems to attribute that solely to gender identity. Maybe they simply felt angry and betrayed because someone they loved was abusing them.

12/3/14
6:57 PM
1

This happened to us, as well, when I was a corporate litigator. Too many people who hire nannies pay minimum wage with no withholding, use undocumented workers or misuse au pair services. We weren't willing to do that, so the amount we paid for quality child care would have purchased a lovely home.

12/2/14
11:06 PM
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In a similar situation, many men think catcalling is complimentary and flattering while most women find it threatening and upsetting. The difference of perception probably has something to do with the level of threat involved. Men are rarely harmed by female strangers, while the opposite occurs at a truly scary rate. Read more

12/2/14
10:31 PM
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I'm kind of at a loss to understand why, if Mama June was putting aside the money the girls earned for the show, Anna has no viable job skills. After all these years, she should have money coming in or the means to make it. Aren't there child celebrity laws to deal with this?

12/1/14
11:23 PM
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So no, you have no actual facts to support your contention that affirmative consent is the law. OK. Have a good evening.

12/1/14
10:14 PM
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Which law? Show me a statute that requires affirmative consent. I can tell you the rape/assault laws in my state do not. There is a push in California to make affirmative consent the law on college campuses, but I've never seen a state or federal statute require it.

12/1/14
9:56 PM
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By "real crimes", I meant activities that are against the actual law. Yes, I am much more concerned about police enforcing the laws we have than in them enforcing ones we don't. This is especially true given the issues brought up in Ferguson and other places where the police enact separate legal standards for people Read more

12/1/14
4:20 AM
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Here's an article with a video of Shia telling the HILARIOUS story of how he assaulted Alan Cumming during a performance of Cabaret. Because Cumming "deserved" it. Read more

12/1/14
3:51 AM
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No, I haven't made up my mind. Nor have I said that men who've been raped don't deserve justice. That's a big ol' strawman you're parading right there. Read more

11/30/14
1:42 PM
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It IS possible to support rape victims of every gender without buying the story of every person who says they were raped. Again, LeBoeuf has engaged in both dishonesty and erratic behavior in the last year. When women do this (see Amanda Bynes), we withhold judgment and hope they get better so they can understand Read more

11/30/14
3:43 AM
1

It's a Mormon favorite that does not actually contain frog eyes. But it does have mini marshmallows and pasta.

11/30/14
1:23 AM
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Do you think we could stop thinking in absolutes? Not everyone who questions this Shia LeBoeuf thing is making fun of rape victims. And not everyone who is questioning him is a conservative little she-douchebag. When people questioned Amanda Bynes' claim that she'd been the victim on incest, it wasn't mockery. It was Read more

11/30/14
12:33 AM
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I've never had it, honestly. But I do feel that way about the crimes against humanity that are jello salads. My mom makes this one with red hots, jello, cream cheese, applesauce, pretzels and walnuts that violates the Geneva Convention. Not to mention the cottage cheese and lime jello one that looks and tastes like a Read more

11/30/14
12:27 AM
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So basically, you're saying that anyone who ever says they've been sexually assaulted, regardless of circumstance or probable motive, must be believed. I'm mostly with you on that, but I'm not going to buy the word of a person who's repeatedly lied to and manipulated the public. We can be empathetic without being Read more

11/30/14
12:20 AM
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I've never had Skyline chili. I'm simply objecting to the idea that Ohioans are a cult that indoctrinates children. I mean, seriously, you've not gotten this level of antipathy about frog eye salad, which is objectionable in so many more ways and the favorite of an ACTUAL cult.

11/30/14
12:14 AM
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It's true it was a 10th Circuit decision, but still, gay people can get married here. And we don't put cinnamon in chili. Both unlike Ohio. Not to mention that we were on track to have a Satanic monument until someone obliterated the 10 Commandments monument. Now we have NO religious monuments. As a progressive Read more

11/30/14
12:01 AM
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So, seriously, are we saying that putting yourself in a situation where you give consent and can withdraw consent at any time is the same as having your consent taken away from you? I'm a bit confused, because there IS still choice in LeBoeuf's situation. He is inviting victimization to publicize his art. I might not Read more

11/29/14
11:56 PM
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Except legally, you don't have to say yes. Affirmative consent is NOT the law in most places. Personally, I think we need to either change the law and/or enforce the ones we have before we spend our outrage on people who could stop an assault by walking away from it, saying no without consequences, etc. There's Read more