There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed up like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students.
How much more gotdam “humanizing” description do you want than “11 year old girl”?
I don’t get this at all. I don’t care what the girl was wearing. Rape is illegal, period. If you rape someone, you are a piece of shit and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Period.
Just disgusting. I don’t care how she dressed or how old she looked, she was eleven years old.
Um, love your blog, but I don’t care how ANY woman or girl is dressed or how she looks, rape is always terrible.
Love the blog though, srsly. Almost said hi at the rally for choice, but got nervous.
No, no, you’re right. I didn’t mean to say that anyone ‘deserves’ to be raped for their age/outfit/looks. I meant that even for rape apologists (who usually blame the outfit or the makeup), in this case, they’re blaming it on someone who was still a child. I meant it to come off as “how could they blame a little girl for this,” not “this would have been a reasonable excuse if she were older.” My apologies.
You should have said hi!
This is so disgusting. I am appalled by this statement. I cannot believe that such a statement was actually said. It’s statements like these that tear apart victims of rape and sexual abuse. Not only must they deal with the emotional pain of the actual event, but then they must hear that it is because of how someone dressed. I’m disgusted with America.
Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.
Between the years 1980 and 2005, eighty percent of all new income generated in (the U.S.) went to the richest one percent. Let me put that in terms that even you fat-ass teabaggers — sorry — can understand: Say a hundred Americans get together and order a hundred slices of pizza. The pizza arrives, they open the box, and the first guy takes 80 slices.
And if someone suggests ‘Why don’t you just take 79 slices, ‘THAT’S SOCIALISM!!!’
BILL MAHER, about the rich, on Real Time (via inothernews)
Holding hands may seem like an innocent gesture, but they show more than a simple interlocking of fingers. Your hands are one of the most essential parts of your body: you build with them, feed with them, hold with them, touch with them, fight with them; they are the tools of the human body. To take a hold of another’s hand is to break from living individually. It is to link yourself to another being, to momentarily entwine your life with another’s, to promise, for a moment, that you need not face the world alone. More simple, more aesthetically naive than other forms of affection, i.e kissing, hugging, sexing.., the act of holding hands is often trivialized in its true implications.
Not poor people. And not they deserve to die. People who have no intention on doing their responsibilities as citizens by not doing anything to try and get a job and contribute to the economy or by trying to take advantage of the system rather than participate in it. If they don’t want to play by the rules, they shouldn’t have the privilege to play.
Nope, this fundamentally says “I believe poor people deserve to die,” just because you use a game metaphor doesn’t change the argument.
The problem with the argument Joe is responding to is wrong because it’s extremely subjective. Who gets to decide who is “contributing” and “trying” to get a job and who isn’t? I think it’s too easy to just assume that if someone is out of work they must not be trying hard enough to find a job or not contributing to the economy in any way. Even homeless people contribute to the economy which would mean they, too, deserve healthcare and somehow I don’t think the person making that argument up there would agree with me that yucky homeless people deserve health care.
EVERYONE deserves healthcare. It would be cheaper in this country if everyone had healthcare rather than relying on exorbitant emergency room costs or just simply dying because they can’t afford to go to the emergency room because they won’t be able to pay for the treatment if it’s a false alarm.
I would like to add that it’s interesting how essentially all policy throughout history that involves sick or disabled people is premised on two basic ideas:
1. That sick or disabled people are faking it, lying, exaggerating, malingering, etc.
2. That sick or disabled people are trying to “game the system.”
It would be interesting to try and figure out why these two attitudes are so prevalent (going back hundreds of years) and why most people still default to them today.