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      “de·struc·tive
      diˈstrəktiv/
      adjective
      adjective: destructive  1.
      causing great and irreparable harm or damage.” Overhearing someone say ‘That was gay’ causes you and/or society great and irreparable harm or damage? I genuinely pity you if that is the case, as your life is going to be either very short or very difficult. On the other hand, maybe you feel like “destructive” was a poor choice of words. Oh hey wow it’s almost like it’s easy to use words that literally mean one thing but have a completely different connotation in everyday life; a point seemingly lost on you, despite having illustrated it just now!

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      The problem with what you said is that - within your single post - you’re simultaneously saying this situation is both completely normal and unremarkable, yet at the same time it’s important and needs to be placed in the spotlight. The two ideas are mutually exclusive. It HAS to be one or the other. I understand the idea of this being an example to others, but is a girl dating another girl really such an outrageous concept in 2013 that it still needs to be celebrated? Even with the caveat that this is the first girl she’s dated after exclusively dating guys? Does that alone make this noteworthy? Have there not been a lot of other gay and lesbian love stories with this same narrative? Are there people out there completely unaware of the concept of same-sex dating that this somehow serves as an instructional tale of love, as you seem to suggest? And yes, they are being put on a pedestal. I don’t recall my meeting my girlfriend being posted on a popular website.

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      Can you imagine the animus if this was reversed and a guy had convinced a lesbian to marry him? Why don’t we ever see those on this website? I bet it’s happened. When will people realize that equality is equality. It’s not putting on a pedestal that which used to be debased. It’s about actually being equal. That’s why I don’t give a shit about this story, because no one else should. It’s two people falling in love, it happens every day and I applaud that fact alone. If you guys want shit like this to not be a big deal, maybe try not making it a big deal. Maybe then shit will actually be equal.

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      Frederica has completely botched her understanding of my argument by presuming a false basis. It’s a very common thing, so don’t feel bad that you messed up. I did not say that a woman’s apparel options are limited to ONLY pink/sparkly or men’s apparel. I mentioned pink/sparkly apparel as an example of women’s apparel that exists that I agree shouldn’t be worn. What I DID say was that a lot of women I’ve talked to about this don’t want to wear the team’s apparel (in the team’s colors, not pink or sparkly) if it’s men’s cut (because it looks bad) or if it’s women’s cut (because it’s somehow demeaning or inauthentic). So, if you’re going to argue against my point, at least get my point right.

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      In conclusion, don’t comment about a girl’s hair cut. A partial recap of some of the more insane aspects of this list: 1. Do not ask me questions about my choice in hair style. Doing so shows your ignorance, as there is only one reason anyone has ever gotten a hair cut: pure, unadulterated desire.
      4. Do not comment on changes I have made to my hair style, if they are negative. Continue to approve of all of my decisions, even if you feel I have made a mistake.
      5. Do not ask me to review my own hair cut. No one has ever received a haircut they felt was sub-par, so this question is unnecessary and will be met with hostility.
      10. Again, do not compliment me. I take your inability to get a haircut similar to mine as an insult, even if it is simply a recognition that not all women’s bodies/faces are suited to every hair style.
      14. After receiving a compliment of yours, if I reacted in such a fashion where I did not appreciate your words, please do not re-affirm your previous statement that you do, in fact, like my hair.
      15. If there is a positive attribute that I have that most other women lack, do not point this out to me, even if I mean it as a compliment. The rest of these are either obviously jokes someone would tell a girl who gets a short hair cut or they’re something I can’t imagine anyone ever actually says. Like that make-up thing? Is that a thing that happens to girls? Beyond that, half of these things you’re deriding are fucking compliments. If you’re so sensitive to criticism, follow your year book friend’s advice and “nev-r change.” Maybe your problems isn’t your hair cut. Maybe you’re just a bitch.

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      Regarding women’s sports fashion: I can’t even begin to name the amount of women who refuse to wear sports apparel designed for women and I applaud them, especially if it’s pink or sparkly for no reason. However, it’s amazing how many of those same women also refuse to wear the apparel designed for men. They claim that the women’s stuff is “too girly” but the men’s stuff “doesn’t look good.”  Frankly, I don’t know what to tell them, except to advise them to move to Germany since they have a third gender there. Also, we assume every woman we meet knows nothing about sports because so many of the women we meet know nothing about sports (except in Pittsburgh, where that shit is a requirement). If you’d been bitten by every dog you met, you’d start assuming things about every dog you would thenceforth meet.

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      Another problem with (some, if not all of) these comparisons is that they’re not what economists call “substitute goods.” The average consumer does not select between teriyaki noodles and a squash. That is to say, if a person went to a store for teriyaki noodles and discovered that they were all out or they were prohibitively expensive, that person wouldn’t go straight to the squash section of the produce department for a replacement food.  Crescent rolls vs. cauliflower? You might as well compare cake with cat food (which is federally mandated to be safe for human consumption). This website continues its trend of glibness and specious logic.

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      One of the integral aspects of the Spiderman mythology is his relationship with Mary Jane Watson. To have him exploring his bisexuality, or whatever you suggest he try, is antithetical to the over-arcing storyline of some, what, 50+ years of comics, cartoons and movies? (I’m not going to look up the actual years). I know it’s not the thing to say, but giving equal rights to gays and straights does not mean one gets 40 super heroes and the other gets 40 super heroes. To steal a line of logic from South Park, there’s no need to make Spiderman gay or bi when you can create new gay or bi super heroes. That’d be like if they kept updating the Coiseum. It’d be just another douchey stadium. No, we built other stadiums and kept that piece of history as it is. Not all history deserves to be kept as is, but Spiderman being straight isn’t hurting anyone. And this is coming from a bi male, by the way. Not that that SHOULD lend any credence to what I say, but since this is the internet, it will.

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      If you want a gay super hero, I suggest creating one, instead of taking an established, straight super hero and making him or her gay. It seems to me that the LGBT community, most of all, would be sensitive to the idea of “converting” one’s sexual orientation. General rule of thumb, if you don’t want straight people to do something to gay people (in this case, converting a super hero’s sexual orientation), you shouldn’t want gay people doing it to straight people. That sounds like equality to me.