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post #44611 of 67867
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

How so? I haven't seen any of the sentancing/reactions so I don't know what they are overreacting too.

They are looking at a few quotes from CNN's commentators about they boys' sentencing and taking that as proof that they aren't giving enough...something... to the anonymous victim. NEvermind that every single news outlet immediately condemned the rapists right from the get go.
post #44612 of 67867
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Lamenting the "lost futures" and "football career prospects'"of the rapist kids.

All I've seen on my facebook feed are people lamenting the news organizations for glorifying the rapist kids.

Everybody seems to care a lot that they don't say anything about the victim...but AFAIK, the victim has been kept very anonymous so there is very little to say about her (and I doubt she wants the national news constantly discussing her rape).
post #44613 of 67867
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

All I've seen on my facebook feed are people lamenting the news organizations for glorifying the rapist kids.

Everybody seems to care a lot that they don't say anything about the victim...but AFAIK, the victim has been kept very anonymous so there is very little to say about her (and I doubt she wants the national news constantly discussing her rape).

http://gawker.com/5991003/cnn-reports-on-the-promising-future-of-the-steubenville-rapists-who-are-very-good-students
post #44614 of 67867
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

the victim has been kept very anonymous so there is very little to say about her (and I doubt she wants the national news constantly discussing her rape).

She's been kept anonymous (this an absolute, either you are or you aren't). And today's angle is the sentencing. There's really nothing else to say. A whole bunch of lives were needlessly ruined because kids are part of a culture where they are glorified and thought to be invincible. If that isn't sad I don't know what is.

ETA: The saddest thing is that this won't change anything.
post #44615 of 67867
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

People who believe that they are "in to fashion" but really just wear the same thing as everyone else.  (Skinny slevedge jeans that stop above the ankle, color 8 long wings, tight fitting tattersall/plaid/checkered button-down shirts from J. Crew, well manicured beard or other type of hipster facial hair, treat apple products as fashion accessories rather than a communication device)

 

Perhaps I am hanging out in the wrong forum if these things don't fit my taste.

 

However, my understanding was always that "fashion" is an expression of individuality or personal taste, not an attempt to fit in with all the other trendy posers.

 

Just because you buy all your clothes at J. Crew doesn't mean that you are "in to fashion", it means that you are a trendy douche bag that is insecure and is trying to fit in to make yourself comfortable.

 

When lady gaga wore that outfit made of raw meat, that was fashion in my opinion.  Not anything I would ever wear, but at least it was an original idea.  She may have done it just to get attention, but at least she wasn't copying a bunch of other people or conforming to the group norms.

 

 

 

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post #44616 of 67867
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

She's been kept anonymous (this an absolute, either you are or you aren't). And today's angle is the sentencing. There's really nothing else to say. A whole bunch of lives were needlessly ruined because kids are part of a culture where they are glorified and thought to be invincible. If that isn't sad I don't know what is.

ETA: The saddest thing is that this won't change anything.

HMMM. I was about to say that things will change, IF the authorities keep prosecuting these cases and IF the perps are stupid enough to document their activities. However, it's more likely that the perps will stop documenting this, making these cases harder to prosecute. Furthermore, the cultural attitudes re: jocks and women will likely be a slow change if it ever comes.
post #44617 of 67867
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Originally Posted by shadesofbeige View Post

 

 

 

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Exactly, notice that its for sale with the tags still on it.  Got it for xmas years ago.  Not saying I would never wear anything from J Crew, just saying I wouldn't shop there just to fit in with everyone else.

post #44618 of 67867
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Exactly, notice that its for sale with the tags still on it.  Got it for xmas years ago.  Not saying I would never wear anything from J Crew, just saying I wouldn't shop there just to fit in with everyone else.

It's one thing to decide that an item's not for you, but to make that decision based on the maker or label kind of misses the point of style. It might be fashion, I suppose.
post #44619 of 67867
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

HMMM. I was about to say that things will change, IF the authorities keep prosecuting these cases and IF the perps are stupid enough to document their activities. However, it's more likely that the perps will stop documenting this, making these cases harder to prosecute. Furthermore, the cultural attitudes re: jocks and women will likely be a slow change if it ever comes.


Piers Morgan had Tracy Lords on, she say's that in Ohio they call Steubenville 'Stupidville' and the culture of rape has existed there for a long time.



Ha ha, she still looks ok.
post #44620 of 67867
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Exactly, notice that its for sale with the tags still on it.  Got it for xmas years ago.  Not saying I would never wear anything from J Crew, just saying I wouldn't shop there just to fit in with everyone else.

 

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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post


It's one thing to decide that an item's not for you, but to make that decision based on the maker or label kind of misses the point of style. It might be fashion, I suppose.

I agree with you.

post #44621 of 67867
online ticket fees. They blow.

I see $60 seats for the Rangers game tonight, and I think oh joy, that's a good price. $120 for two, plus I expect a couple of extra bucks for their stupid fees.

Total came to just over $150.
post #44622 of 67867
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Piers Morgan had Tracy Lords on, she say's that in Ohio they call Steubenville 'Stupidville' and the culture of rape has existed there for a long time.

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Ha ha, she still looks ok.

I read that as well (and yeah, she looks quite good) but that doesn't say whether they've been prosecuting these cases all this time. Not that prosecuting / punishment is the main factor in creating social change, but without the threat of punishment your laws become meaningless, and you're left with public opinion.

Although, the more I think about this, the more questions I wind up with.
post #44623 of 67867
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

online ticket fees. They blow.

I see $60 seats for the Rangers game tonight, and I think oh joy, that's a good price. $120 for two, plus I expect a couple of extra bucks for their stupid fees.

Total came to just over $150.

I was bitching about this the other day. The "convenience fee" I paid for my ultra ticket was $75...
post #44624 of 67867
What's the consensus on chiropractors?

A profession full of shit? Or legit?
post #44625 of 67867
Full of shit.
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