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Mr Gary



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad taught me how to use tags. And how to choke a bitch.

I learned a lot from him.

I still try to Spock pinch mofos.

People think I'm a peripetetic massuese.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willem wrote:
Him wrote:
[url=Lies our fathers told us: The men's rights movement and campus-based misogyny]Lies our fathers told us: The men's rights movement and campus-based misogyny[/url]
oh darling, dearie me

Fixed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calif. judge says victims' body can prevent rape
Associated Press – 3 hrs ago
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim "didn't put up a fight" during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen."

The California Commission on Judicial Performance voted 10-0 to impose a public admonishment Thursday, saying Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson's comments were inappropriate and a breach of judicial ethics.


"In the commission's view, the judge's remarks reflected outdated, biased and insensitive views about sexual assault victims who do not 'put up a fight.' Such comments cannot help but diminish public confidence and trust in the impartiality of the judiciary," wrote Lawrence J. Simi, the commission's chairman.

Johnson made the comments in the case of a man who threatened to mutilate the face and genitals of his ex-girlfriend with a heated screwdriver, beat her with a metal baton and made other violent threats before committing rape, forced oral copulation, and other crimes.

Though the woman reported the criminal threats the next day, the woman did not report the rape until 17 days later.

Johnson, a former prosecutor in the Orange County district attorney's sex crimes unit, said during the man's 2008 sentencing that he had seen violent cases on that unit in which women's vaginas were "shredded" by rape.

"I'm not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case," Johnson said.


The commission found that Johnson's view that a victim must resist to be a real victim of sexual assault was his opinion, not the law. Since 1980, California law doesn't require rape victims to prove they resisted or were prevented from resisting because of threats.

In an apology to the commission, Johnson said his comments were inappropriate. He said his comments were the result of his frustration during an argument with a prosecutor over the defendant's sentence.

Johnson said he believed the prosecutor's request of a 16-year sentence was not authorized by law. Johnson sentenced the rapist to six years instead, saying that's what the case was "worth."


At least he was admonished, but I cringe to think what kinds of "punishments" were handed down during his tenure as a prosecutor.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not a gynecologist but


See Johnson, this is the part where you shut up. If you're not a specialist on the field you're yapping about, then you're going to look like an ass. In this case, you are an ass because you even hurt someone in the process with your asshattery.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down.


yeah. this is why date rape drugs are totally useless. who could possibly rape someone who was passed out - 'cause that's pretty much "shut down", right?

he shouldn't be admonished - he should be thrown off the bench. preferably with great force.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this horrid "women can shut down rape" thing is obviously terrible beyond words. It's also been bothering me because it kept tugging a memory. I've FINALLY remembered where I heard this before! It was a particularly awful fantasy story on literotica.

Now I'm horrified I read the same terrible porn story as stupid politicians.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
One Girl’s Quest to Make the Easy-Bake Oven More Boy-Friendly
By Bonnie RochmanDec. 03, 2012
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Pink and purple are not 4-year-old Gavyn Boscio’s favorite colors. But cooking is, and he really, really wants an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas.

Easy-Bake Ovens, however, come in nothing but pink and light purple, as his parents and his 13-year-old sister, McKenna Pope, found out when they went shopping for one last week near their home in Garfield, N.J. Not only did they not find any Easy-Bake Ovens in any primary colors, but the products were displayed in boxes with smiling girls on the packaging. No boys. Not even one.

McKenna, who is in eighth grade, was outraged. Her mother, Erica Boscio, recalls her saying the packaging of the mini-ovens was “detrimental to society.”

“She really talks like that,” says Boscio.

You might think that in the enlightened, gender-neutral era in which we live — where boys are encouraged to cry and girls hurtle into space — that boys would be included in advertising for a toy oven. Males, after all, still outnumber women as professional chefs in restaurant kitchens. “This perpetuates that whole situation where girls cook and boys don’t,” says McKenna, who thoroughly researched the oven’s apparent antipathy to boys by watching every ad she could find online (all girls as far as she could tell) and perusing Hasbro’s Easy-Bake FAQs, which describe the product as a “fashionable fun food brand that inspires tween girls to bake, share and show their creativity.”

Tween girls? “That put her over the top,” says Boscio. “She said, Mom, I have to do something about this. I’m going to film a video.”


Full story: http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/03/one-girls-quest-to-make-the-easy-bake-oven-more-boy-friendly/

Awesome video she made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvdVOCXghU4

The petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-feature-boys-in-the-packaging-of-the-easy-bake-oven


SHE DID IT !!!Shocked

Although, I hear she had some help, but still awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think it's really sweet all those chefs spoke up to support her - and really, everyone who signed the petition helped. if she were the only one who wanted it, it wouldn't have happened.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the black and silver version was about to come out after 18 months of testing BUT the more gender diversity in the commercials (and packaging!) certainly wouldn't have happened. I mean it sounds like Easy Bake was thinking about diversifying into boys but wasn't quite there.

Now, how to get more women chefs...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why Progressive “Men’s Movements” Are Bound to Fail
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apologies if someone already posted it.

tw: douchebags
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's... interesting. But wait! I think we know this guy.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure who were making fun of, but this guy definitely looks like douchey older Dragonwriter
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That tumblr makes me extremely uncomfortable for a lot of reasons.

Like okay, so instant knee-jerk reaction was vague horror that there really are that many Nice Guys out there. But I'm also not okay with the whole taking people's pictures and making fun of them on a different part of the internet without their knowledge or consent aspect.

Plus at some point the phrase "So this is the face of rape culture" floated through my head and now it won't go away. I feel bad for that. Like, these guys don't know any better, most likely. If someone took the time to parse things out and really explain it they might realize how harmful their mentality is (for themselves AND others, ultimately).

Or I don't know, some of them probably wouldn't, because it really is so much easier to absolve yourself of all blame by painting yourself the victim.

I'd like to think at least a few would listen to reason, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A homeless woman once told me that she didn't believe nice people existed.

She felt that everyone was ultimately looking out for themselves.

I asked her the typical "Would you choose to blow up the world with this button" type questions, and got a most definitive yes from her.

I have always felt it to be rude to talk about yourself to others, and I would always prefer that people observe others more intensely.

I bought her dinner and gave her 100 bucks.

For some reason, she felt relaxed enough to tell me her life story, about how she was adopted by a rich family, and how she even went to college, but became addicted to heroin and dropped out, and began selling her body for cash to buy more drugs; upon tasting the food, she began to cry, and all I could do was watch and observe.
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