How is that any better?
How is that any better?
A T.A. is different from a professor. T.A. probably doesn’t assign the final grades. Not that this makes it particularly okay.
See, that depends on context. I think it’s 100% clear that Elan in no way wanted or anticipated that Diane would “eat his dick.” I understand that, in particular circumstances, such a phrase carried aggressive, sexualized connotations, but here, I don’t think so. It really does intend to mean the same thing as “kiss my ass” (which, if we want to get technical, could certainly be construed as sexualized language, but because the phrase has changed meaning from literal to something more vaguely symbolic, it rarely does). I don’t mean to dismiss any anger people feel towards Elan; I’m simply pointing out that, in this particular circumstance, I think that’s been overblown, because plenty of people use that phrase in a non-sexual manner.
Ooops, sorry. Misread. My fault.
While I certainly agree that his approach wasn’t the best, let’s not forget that the phrase “eat a/my dick” has, in popular colloquy, become synonymous with something like “kiss my ass” or “shut the hell up.” I’m not trying to defend his approach or suggest it wasn’t vulgar, but we have to remember that language changes and has connotations beyond its overt meaning. I strongly suspect that he wasn’t actually inviting her to perform fellatio on him. The sexual overtones people have been applying here seem slightly overstated.
How in the world was the flight attendant egging her on?
Well, that one iteration of Link did. The Link in Wind Waker had a grandmother. Each Link is a different person (except, perhaps, the one in Majora’s Mask) in a different time in history, but they’re still relatively alone—Link never sees said uncle again in the game throughout his journey.
daVault, your logic doesn’t work here. As jesusj said, these devices do not give off smoke—they give off steam. Water vapor. Which does NO HARM WHATSOEVER to anyone. Yes, they’re called e-cigarettes, but naming something as something doesn’t automatically equate it with that something. You’re creating a linguistic false parallel.
What are you talking about?
The beginning of the season is problematic, but how can you deny how well-done the triangle between Spike, Drusilla, and Angellus was? Easily the best crew of villains the show had (perhaps there’s a toss up against Faith and the Mayor).
That has nothing to do with it. One can hate the song but not the message. There’s a big difference between saying “That song is terrible” and “the issue/message of that song is annoying and should go away.”
In what way is this not objective? They found plagiarism. They’ve reported it. That’s about as objective as it gets.
KImos, you again have not addressed what I asked. I’m simply asking for your PROOF that this 20 year old intended to have sex with a 15 year old. I’ve mentioned that twice, and you keep ignoring it. And as cero points out, this group is purposely targeting gay men; if you can’t see their real agenda, you’re the one with critical thinking skill issues, not me. Plus, as has been noted elsewhere, interest in a fifteen year old actually isn’t pedophilia. Pedophilia is sexual attraction to pre-pubescents and other children, not teenagers in the midst of adolescence. So even if these men really were anti-pedophile, they got the wrong kind of perpetrator. Good job, Russian douchebags!
Okay, then, so why aren’t your anti-gay propaganda laws actually anti-pedophilia propaganda laws? Plus, you realize that pedophiles go for people far younger than 15, right? Try again to hide your bigotry.
I appreciate pointing out the age of consent. If the 20 year old man’s intention was to have sex with the 15 year old, then this becomes an issue. However, there’s no proof of that. As I said, someone such as the victim—a homosexual in RUSSIA, who is an international student, to boot—might feel incredibly isolated and alone, and simply be looking for someone to talk to. There’s no proof given here, at least, that he intended any sexual contact.
There’s a big difference between meeting a 15 year old when you’re 20 and having sex with them. Gay men are often closeted and made to feel quite isolated, and may in fact simply be planning to meet to meet for friendship/camaraderie’s sake. Perhaps that sounds naive, but it’s certainly not untrue. Plus, who knows what consent laws are like in South Africa and Russia? It may be a non-issue.
It doesn’t matter. With an obstruction call, the batter is awarded the base no matter what happens during the play itself. He does eventually touch it while he’s lying on the ground.
You have crappy taste.
Such a ban would cause a huge rights explosion. While there are plenty of problem-chapters, the majority of fraternities and sororities are nothing more than collections of people who like each other and are very good friends, and many of them do tons of great things philanthropically around their campuses and in the wider world, but we never hear about them. Check out pushamerica.org for one of the best examples you’ll find.
What part of reading comprehension do you not understand? As far as the university is concerned, they were simply reporting on a case. They didn’t say the guy in question was found guilty; they said he was involved in an investigation. That is factually true.
Um, anyone who rapes deserves to be shamed. And a whole lot more.
Actually, not relevant, because the title is simply inaccurate. You may hate the fanbase, but the Cardinals had the best record in the NL this year, which is the opposite of sucking.
Alternatively, plenty of people might have hated the finale of Lost not because they didn’t understand (it was hardly difficult to follow) but because it really was awful.
Why yes, because quitting and finding another job is super easy!
And, sadly, when you consider that TAs don’t have to pay tuition (usually—if not, you’ve got a crappy deal), they get paid MORE per credit hour they teach (if you include the tuition remission) than adjuncts do, who have a higher degree, typically. (And I say this as a current TA about to attempt to join the academic workforce full time.)
I’m not saying it’s a coincidence, at all. I’m simply saying that to assume that Alpha Chi Omega didn’t want her at all because she didn’t end up there is an unfair assumption—in THIS SPECIFIC CASE, perhaps she dropped them rather than the other way around, and that’s why she didn’t get a bid from them—she removed them from her choices before it got to that point.
It’s possible the African American students chose not to progress further with the other sororities. Girls going through rush do have to make their own selections as the process progresses, too.
Something you don’t get, erina11, is that girls going through rush also make selections—they cut sororities from their lists, too, to avoid getting “stuck” with one they don’t want to join. It’s possible (and likely) that this girl reduced HER choices down to these four, and they all wanted her and none were allowed to take her for the reasons mentioned above.
It’s also possible she didn’t want to join Alpha Chi Omega. There’s a matching process, and if the rushing girls don’t rank certain sororities high enough, they don’t go back to them, either. It’s a two-way selection process.
Well, you certainly don’t belong, then.
You’re conflating the two things at issue here. The photos were confiscated, the rapists charged. This has little to do with the victim, in fact. It has to do with the school and whether it’s guilty of conspiracy.
My solution to this problem was to just buy a toaster oven instead. Negligible cost difference, infinitely more flexible.
The puzzle says nothing about pregnancy. The premise is only about not passing along STDs.