I don’t think anyone missed that.
I don’t think anyone missed that.
So, someone who disagrees with you on a very subjective issue are idiots? I can name plenty of versatile, talented actresses. And I can name plenty of male actors who get by on their looks rather than any real talent.
Right, because women who want to work in film are surely not making any efforts to do so.
Are women somehow less capable of writing a good movie script? Or: WTF are you talking about Landis?
Oh, jonah, please stay in school. You need it.
Oh, jonah, please stay in school.
If it makes one feel clean, why does it matter if someone showers every day? I don’t feel fully awake until I take a shower, and my skin is fine. To each his or her own. No need to roll your eyes at anyone for having different habits than you.
Only if they’ve been raised in a domestic environment. Otherwise, dogs and cats don’t really care at all about human love and affection.
Cory: can you not read the part that says the kids gave their permission to be “shamed”? I guess you failed the reading quiz, eh?
Well you probably got a degree in bitchology because your narrowmindedness and lack of reasoning skills probably limited you in just about every other subject.
Or let’s simply point out when it would, in fact, be illegal for the US government to interfere with a business’s work, because (in this case, at least) it would, in fact, violate their constitutional rights. Alternatively: your statement doesn’t even make any sense.
Or anyone offended by this could instead turn their attention to the awful shit happening to Indian women. Maybe they could be more worried about that than beer. And the beer is hardly attempting to make fun of Ghandi, so what is there to be offended about?
But that’s not the point. The point is there’s a gender disparity here—men can show their chests but women can’t. Why is that? There’s a social construction that women’s bodies are sexual objects that are somehow inappropriate, and that’s where the problem lies.
The argument you’re putting forth here assumes that people can’t be passionate about all of those things and this at the same time. You seem to be suggesting that, so long as someone else has it worse than you, one can’t make complaints about the things that they find wrong with the culture they live in. Isn’t that a bit ridiculous?
Same here. I was raised Catholic and am no longer practicing, but it was ingrained in science class (which catholic schools do actually have!) that evolution was real. Not just a maybe. But real. It happened. We believed it. We were taught it. If I’m not mistaken, the Catholic take on, say, Adam and Eve, is that it’s a metaphorical story, right? Catholics don’t actually believe we literally descend from one man and one woman who walked the earth and came from a garden no one can find, right?
Except for the part where they are actively trying to make the man-loves-man or woman-loves-woman version illegal. That’s no longer simply opinion—that’s denial of others’ civil rights.
Thank you for being an example of a Christian understanding that your beliefs shouldn’t crowd in on others’ rights. More people need to be like you.
Freedom of speech protects you from the government censoring you, not a television station listening to a group of people interested in equality and the creation of civil rights for all.
She is ASSUMING that transgendered women are pedophiles. How many cases of pedophiles passing as women does she cite? What actual event or trend is she basing this fear on? If she can’t specify an event, there’s something else going on here.
No one said they’re hypocrites. People said they’re hateful, awful human beings.
There’s a vast difference between “respecting one’s religious beliefs” and letting someone attempt to use those beliefs to prevent others from having rights. I doubt anyone in the LGBT community would care what peoples’ religious beliefs said about being gay if people didn’t try to utilize those beliefs to pass laws preventing members of the LGBT community from getting married, for example. Additionally, anti-LGBT sentiments have, historically, been the source of other forms of discrimination against this group. People are entitled to their religious beliefs as long as they don’t trample on the personal and civil liberties of other people.
If claiming that transgender women are pretty much all pedophiles isn’t hate speech, and trying to restrict members of the LGBT community from having equal rights isn’t hate speech, then I don’t know what is.
How is a somewhat popular family’s diatribes and hate-mongering not something of substance?
It’s one thing to say, “We’re religious in this way, so in our family, we believe X, Y, Z.” It’s another entirely to say, “We’re religious in this way, so we’re going to go campaign to pass legislation imposing our views on other people.” It’s also another to say, “We’re religious in this way, so we’re going to spread falsehoods and gross mistruths about populations we find icky or ‘sinful’.”
Nope, morningstar. That’s what gender transitioning treatment and surgery are for. Derp.
So then why would Belle NOT have armpit hair? She’s certainly not a prostitute in the story, and by your own argument, only prostitutes would have removed their hair—so wouldn’t she have it? In that case, why is this article bull?
lynsey: get a new, interesting insult if you’re going to make one. That same old song and dance is tired.
And, there are certainly some men (and women, of course) out there who take a simple hello to mean much, much more. I rarely, if ever, say hello to random strangers on the street, because I know that, more often than not, they don’t want to engage in conversations with strangers. It’s one thing to approach someone in a social setting—like a party or a bar. It’s different to attempt to strike up a conversation with a random person who is walking into a grocery store or the bank; they likely don’t want to be bothered, and oftentimes saying hi is awkward and can be unsettling.
Why? That just adds to the misinformed belief that sex is somehow wrong or inappropriate. It’s neither.
Why? That just adds to the stigma that sexual behavior is somehow wrong or inappropriate when it’s really neither of those things.
It’s an excerpt from a novel.
No debate needed. Abortion should be legal. That was easy.
Actually, they really don’t. What matters is the perception of the person being harassed. If that’s not the stance we take about behavior in general, then that opens up all sorts of complications, loopholes, and ways out of getting in trouble or taking responsibility for one’s own actions and behaviors.