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http://www.upworthy.com/a-ted-talk-that-might-turn-every-man-who-watches-it-into-a-feminist-its-pretty-fantastic-7


TL;DW - every time you allow someone to make a joke, you're basically telling them they should go rape someone
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With the caption "Elizabeth Warren nails it like always" or something like that.
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With the caption "Elizabeth Warren nails it like always" or something like that.
I wonder how many people realize the government guaranteeing student loans is the reason why rates are so high.
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I wonder how many people realize the government guaranteeing student loans is the reason why rates are so high.

The person who posted this, for the record, is still in undergrad at a prestigious university. She started there in 2004.

Praise the deity of your choice that she'll be graduating this year with an elementary education degree.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

The person who posted this, for the record, is still in undergrad at a prestigious university. She started there in 2004.

Praise the deity of your choice that she'll be graduating this year with an elementary education degree.
That sounds like a nightmare.
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explore-blog:

Now that the numbers are in on same-sex marriage, many Republicans are falling like dominos all over themselves to express their support for something that only a few months ago they steadfastly claimed to stand against. They’ll probably soon claim that this is how they felt all along, and they were simply too hamstrung by politics to be able to say what they really meant. Well, okay. In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of?

Yes, Republicans are shameless flip floppers who base all of their positions on the potential for political gain, while Democrats who do the same thing (ahem, Mr. President) merely experience an evolution of their opinions.
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Yes, Republicans are shameless flip floppers who base all of their positions on the potential for political gain, while Democrats who do the same thing (ahem, Mr. President) merely experience an evolution of their opinions.
I think the difference is that Republicans were actively pushing for bans on gay marriage, constitutional definitions of marriage as between a man and a woman, etc while the Democrats were largely just quiet on the issue. It's easier to forgive people who were just passively neglecting you rather than actively trying to shore up discrimination. Obviously not all Republicans were on board with the social conservative ideology, but there's the guilty by association factor.


It's honestly amazing how quickly the gay marriage issue has changed. As recently as 2008, there was a tide of gay marriage bans, and even prominent Democrats (like Obama) were not pushing for gay rights and talking about their own personal reservations towards them. Now we have 11 states with gay marriage and just a stampede to get on board with "evolved opinions." Has there ever been a major social issue where the prevailing opinion changed so quickly?

I wonder how much of this is a backlash to the anti-gay push from the social conservative side circa 2008.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I think the difference is that Republicans were actively pushing for bans on gay marriage, constitutional definitions of marriage as between a man and a woman, etc while the Democrats were largely just quiet on the issue. It's easier to forgive people who were just passively neglecting you rather than actively trying to shore up discrimination. Obviously not all Republicans were on board with the social conservative ideology, but there's the guilty by association factor.


It's honestly amazing how quickly the gay marriage issue has changed. As recently as 2008, there was a tide of gay marriage bans, and even prominent Democrats (like Obama) were not pushing for gay rights and talking about their own personal reservations towards them. Now we have 11 states with gay marriage and just a stampede to get on board with "evolved opinions." Has there ever been a major social issue where the prevailing opinion changed so quickly?

I wonder how much of this is a backlash to the anti-gay push from the social conservative side circa 2008.
I think it is simply that the children of all the people killed by gay marriage have died off, and with the original victims and their families gone, there is no one left to warn the public.
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So a Facebook friend has informed us that we are laughing at the guy who rescued those women in Ohio because he's black. Then one of her friends commented to let us know it's a manifestation of white privilege.

It can't possibly be because the guy's hilarious.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

So a Facebook friend has informed us that we are laughing at the guy who rescued those women in Ohio because he's black. Then one of her friends commented to let us know it's a manifestation of white privilege.

It can't possibly be because the guy's hilarious.

I don't know why but this post you're referring to appeared on my news feed. I facepalmed but didn't reply as I don't' know your friend who made the post. I'm also trying to figure out why Facebook randomly posts stuff to my news feed in which a friend comments on someone I don't knows post.
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

http://www.upworthy.com/a-ted-talk-that-might-turn-every-man-who-watches-it-into-a-feminist-its-pretty-fantastic-7


TL;DW - every time you allow someone to make a joke, you're basically telling them they should go rape someone

Why did I watch that? It made me angry.
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Originally Posted by BDC2823 View Post

I don't know why but this post you're referring to appeared on my news feed. I facepalmed but didn't reply as I don't' know your friend who made the post. I'm also trying to figure out why Facebook randomly posts stuff to my news feed in which a friend comments on someone I don't knows post.

People can "repost" things to their feed. So if your friend reposts someone else's post, it will show up in your feed.

There is probably a way to turn it off such that you don't see reposts, but I'm not sure. Also, you can block certain people from showing up in your feed at all, which is a god-send. When I found that, I blocked like half the people I know.

Of course, now I guess I miss all these facepalm.gif moments.
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Originally Posted by BDC2823 View Post

I don't know why but this post you're referring to appeared on my news feed. I facepalmed but didn't reply as I don't' know your friend who made the post. I'm also trying to figure out why Facebook randomly posts stuff to my news feed in which a friend comments on someone I don't knows post.

Interesting. Well, I'm glad you got some entertainment out of it! laugh.gif

The person I was debating isn't someone I know; she's a friend of the friend. She posted some long diatribe after my last comment that I'm tempted to counter with pure trolling because it's so idiotic. However, the Facebook friend is a sweet girl who I think was presenting the question in earnest, so I'm reluctant to push too hard, even though she's not a particularly close friend.
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Yeah I just saw a link to some article (maybe the same one?) arguing the same thing. Anyway, writer was hot as shit but, like a PhD candidate at some UMass school (as someone who went to a second-tier state school, I will say: that'll get you places).

Someone posted this:

Does the media use a Sherwin Williams color-match when they're trying to figure out which pigeon hole which person goes into?
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I can't remember the profile of the author who wrote the one I read. Was the article you saw in Slate?
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