My favorite part about this story is they were strangers. How do you even get from stranger to public BJ in a few hours?
Kinda' restores my faith in humanity
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Posted by freedom78 on 24 November 2016 - 09:21 AM
Posted by freedom78 on 01 November 2016 - 11:25 AM
Yeah, I'm a pretty open minded person and I don't get this stuff. Norms overwhelmingly guide our social interactions. They're based in doing what the overwhelming majority of people find appropriate and acceptable. Note that I said overwhelming majority. This isn't 51/49 or even 70/30...we're talking 95/5 or higher. So if you expect society to suddenly deviate from all norms of social interaction because those norms don't fit a very tiny minority of people and aren't accepted by another small number of people who aren't actually affected, then you need a damn good reason. But given that there is no actual damage being done, so much as the perceived damage to mental well-being, it is nonsense to suggest that we all change how we interact. When I stood up for marriage equality, that's because there was an actual, legal right being denied a group. In this case, that simply doesn't exist. If anything trans rights are moving along faster due to the victories of the gay rights movement, and some norms will change as a result. But I don't expect that pronouns, of all fucking things for the love of God, will be one of them. If 95 percent of people can be adequately described as he or she and aren't bothered by us doing so, then change will not happen and there is no reason for said change. If you are personally bothered by being called he or she, then step up and tell someone you prefer to be called something else.
The idea that I should get four new classes of 30-40 students every four months and be forced to ask and remember what 120 new people want to be called OTHER than by their name is in-fucking-sane. Let me give you a parallel example. At the beginning of a new term I do NOT go around to each student to ask about any physical or learning disabilities that they have that need addressing. Why? Well, first, most of them would wonder why I was asking, since most do not have these disabilities. On the other hand, for the students who do (about one/class) and who require special testing accommodations, etc. it is their responsibility to inform the instructor. And do you know how many of these disabled students have complained that I didn't ask them first? NOT A GOD DAMNED SINGLE ONE OF THEM. They realize that their situation isn't the norm and that I can't be expected to know about it. Because living with a disability is a REAL problem, whereas living with pronoun confusion is a fiction in that it is not a problem but the tiniest of concerns that can be remedied by having a two minute conversation, one-on-one.
Once upon a time, if you were different you got used to the questions, the stares, and you developed a thick skin. My rule of thumb on taking offense is to ask: "Did that person actually MEAN to be offensive?" If not, let it slide or explain your position.
In other words, I support the "Your Majesty" kid...
I think I would use the royal "We" and ask to be referred to as "thou".
Posted by Fascist Fuck-Stick McGee on 07 July 2016 - 03:49 PM
I was at the show last night too. Fucking amazing. Greatest show of my life. I bought nose bleeds cause I got front row in Pittsburgh next week, but they relocated me down to section 146, so I had great seats. Fantastic show and Adler coming out was amazing.
Posted by lynn on 24 June 2016 - 10:26 AM
Saw them at Detroit Ford Field last night! Great show! For me, epic moments included seeing Coma live, the end of November Rain, and Knockin' on Heaven's Door. But, loved every second! First time seeing GnR, live, at all. Should have gone back in the day, but didn't. Then, had no desire for many years. Was awesome seeing 3 of them on stage together again!
Posted by Fascist Fuck-Stick McGee on 21 April 2016 - 08:37 PM
So I've been in Brazil the past 2 weeks on business. Here are some shots from my trip last weekend to Iguazu Falls, which is allegedly one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Absolutely breath taking. I'm heading to Rio for the weekend tomorrow, and will finally come back to the US next Thursday.
Posted by freedom78 on 13 April 2016 - 06:55 AM