By Anonymous - 04/10/2012 15:17 - United Kingdom - Bristol
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Yes, it was, and your analysis of his character and intelligence is universally accepted, so much so that the Republican Party has actually pulled their funding for his campaign, which is for a senate seat they need to take the majority in the senate. Good move on their part. The last thing they need is a guy like that in their party, and he doesn't belong there in the first place. Him winning that election would be way more damaging to the Republican party than losing that seat. Not that he had any chance of winning after that comment anyway.
It's my opinion that it is every citizen's duty to pay attention to politics, understand history, and participate in every election. Kleeklay, you should definitely register to vote, but not just to vote against Akin. I understand that you are in the education profession, which is an area in which the government has great influence. You should watch last night's presidential debate. You may find it quite enlightening. I know it certainly clarified many things for me. Also, the cutoff to vote in the upcoming election is coming up very soon, so you should hurry if you want to vote in the presidential election!
Gracehi, education is the one reason that I'm tempted to become more involved, definitely. I actually had a coworker tell me to watch those debates today. I guess I'm turned off by politics (at least on a national level) because it's the cause of so much anger and fighting between different parties. I will probably start small, and get my toes wet with following local (Arizona) politics and go from there.
141: That's not fair, obviously, but it's also not even good economics. Underpaying women compared to men just gives 51% of the population (females) less incentive to be economically productive. Imagine trying to run a race wearing one lead boot, because that's like how this policy would affect the American economy.
141 & 147, Akin isn't the only politician who feels that way about the "Equal Pay Act," and Obama's recent amendment to the Act extending the allowable time to sue for unequal pay. It's a commonly held conservative position, and can't be equated with Akin's stunningly stupid and offensive "legitimate rape" comment. The rationale behind that position isn't necessarily sexism, but because pay differences between genders isn't always because of discrimination, and because it may have some unintended negative affects on businesses and the economy. In some cases differences in pay is because women work fewer hours to care for their children and their pay reflects that. On the same note, some argue that childless women actually earn more on average for the same job than their male counterparts, and the legislation is therefore unnecessary. Some also fear that the "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act," which allows women greater flexibility in sueing for pay discrimination, may lead to frivolous law suits which will cost companies a great deal and have a negative affect on the economy. Others also assert that when government steps in to make things "fair," it can backfire, such as in some cases with affirmative action. For example, young women outperform men by a wide margin in high school yet their acceptance into college is equel. Why? Because affirmative action allows colleges to manipulate their acceptance standards for different groups so that acceptance among those groups is equal. In this case, they lower their acceptance standards for men, while raising them for women. On the other hand, without affirmative action, there may be far fewer college educated black people. Similarly, on the one hand, the "Equal Pay Act" and "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act" may put a burden on businesses, while on the other hand it may prevent women from being underpaid. I'm not trying to sway anyone's opinion on the "Equal Pay Act" or affirmative action, as I'm not sure how I feel about them myself. I'm just saying there are two sides to every issue, and often when one side seems prejudice or discriminatory, it's not necessarily the case.
I'm not American, but I've heard about the equal pay act. Does it only apply to women? Can men being paid less benefit? I don't support any sexist laws, so if it doesn't go both ways I think it's terrible, but if it does, does it apply to porn? Women in porn typically make an order of magnitude more than men, will male porn stars need to be paid as much as female porn stars under the act? I don't like the idea though. If women are really paid less but are equally as productive, couldn't a company use this to make money? Let's say women are paid X and men Y (Y > X). A company could hire only women, paying them X+(Y-X)/2. They would have the same gross income as other companies, but their salary expenses would be lower. That company would pay better and make more profit! And women are a huge group, so it isn't like this wouldn't be possible. I think salaries are too complicated to have the government trying to regulate them at that kind of level. I agree with "no one should be paid less than X", but saying that one individual has to be paid as much as another is crazy. If women are actually being underpaid I think the solution is for savvy businesses to take the route I described above. Eventually other companies would lose their female employees and would need to pay more to keep them. In a free market if you're not paying a fair price someone will take advantage of that and run you out of business. On topic: Women can get pregnant from sperm. Rape, consensual, orgasm, no orgasm. Although I've heard orgasms can improve the probability. Sometimes I wonder where people get their ideas from.
I could be reading this wrong, but are you saying your boyfriend doesn't make you orgasm? If so, definitely FYL.
"I fully believe that you can have an enjoyable experience without having an orgasm, but without an orgasm, I think it qualifies more as "great foreplay" and not "great sex"." Wut? So if you have great willy-in-vajayay-but-without-orgasm sex, it qualifies more as foreplay? What a strange idea. I like orgasms, but great sex does not desperately need one.
69- That was just my opinion, so you are welcome to disagree. My personal definition of sex includes an orgasm, be it traditional penetration, oral, or otherwise. Anything else that does not include orgasm falls under the umbrella of "foreplay". Again, that's just my view on the matter.
Drifter- Yeah, pretty much. Of course I still technically view it as sex, just not "great" sex. Foreplay is considered the precursor to orgasmic sex (at least to me), and *traditionally* does not produce orgasm, since it's not the end point of the sexual activity. So in my mind, any sexual activity that does not yield an orgasm is just a "warm up", and you should keep going until the ultimate goal of climaxing is reached.
I'm so sick of everyone picking on post human. YES he dresses differently than you do or prefer. It's fucking SHOCKING. It must be brought up every time he posts! If he makes a dumb comment by all means tell him, but for fucks sake get off the bully bandwagon over the Internet it makes you look like an all around pussy who has nowhere else to let off steam.
Most likely I'll get thumbed down for my comments but I don't care. All jokes aside it's just ugly the way people actually attack others on the Internet. I know he said an icky comment, but every thread I see him in regardless someone is making jokes about his looks, this thread was probably the nicest.Im a huge joker myself I love mocking dumbness, but this shit is just bullying. I can't even make a smartass comment on the actual FML because I'm so irked by peoples shit head thought processes.. Like the person above me. I really wonder what kind of life you lead, what type of person you are, to put someone down like that. I'm glad I don't have to know someone like you.
111&116, majority of people judge by appearance. However it's wrong it happens. He is probably and unfortunately used it. Saying this majority of the people that dress like him, seek this kind of attention they want to stand out. However not saying it in his case, but most teenagers and young adult do this to rebel against governments, schools, rule, parents and etc. I personally know people that dress like this and listen to his music, have very good jobs. You can dress differently you know take out the earring and what not. Then on their off hours they dress like that. Just because they dress like that and sometimes act odd are some are very smart. The kid in my high school was gothic and graduate top of the class.
I know I'll probably get thumbed down for this but..shouldn't he of thought this type of ridicule would happen when he decided to put that picture up? I don't condone bullying just stating that this kid should have saw this coming. It shouldn't happen but this is the Internet. It ain't full of hippies and flowers, more like dickheads and assholes.
If you are seriously gonna call this kinda stuff bullying then you need to get over yourself and realize what real bullying is. This is the Internet and if your gonna put a pic of yourself on such a public forum like Fml then you and everyone else need to expect it to be criticized. Stop making such a big deal out of nothing. He probably likes the attention. And I'm actually a pretty damn nice person irl.
135- In my experience, people that like to say that they're 'actually pretty damn nice' are not usually all that nice. If what you say is true, then that pleasant personality should spill over online. The fact that you need an outlet to be a dick to people leads me to believe that you're probably not very nice at all.
KyleeKay - I find a lot of the things you say very interesting. Are you saying that women who can't orgasm until their sexual peak (30 years or older) are never having good sex/have bad communication with their partners? I know you were making a sweeping generalization based on your experiences and opinion, but... You shouldn't. It's making you look ignorant, even though you seem like a very sex-positive person.
140- If you felt I was making sweeping generalizations, then my points did not come off as intended. I thought I had made it clear that those definitions were ones that I use in my own life, not definitions that I expect others to accept. Regarding the "poor communication", I said I often find that to be the root of poor sex lives, but it's certainly not the rule. I recognize that everyone is different when it comes to sex.
135: You're right when you say that we all need to be tough enough to handle some criticism, but you missed the other half of that: we all need to take responsibility for our actions, and that includes not picking on some guy for dressing like Marilyn Manson. You don't like it? Don't look at it.
I apologize for being rude. However, no matter WHAT his picture had been, he should have expected insults for posting the comment he did. It's just what happens. If his picture had been the most gorgeous man on earth, he still would have been insulted. His appearance is just the easiest thing for people to bring up.
161- Please stop bringing that up. I just saw you reference it again on an entirely different FML as well. You got burned by critical people, but no was being purposefully derogatory towards you. Just let it go, there's no need to spam all the other threads and FMLs with references towards it.
No no no, the orgasm allows the egg to open to allow the sperm to penetrate it. No orgasm, no pregnancy. What are they teaching in sex ed these days?
86- Are you kidding me? I can't believe you just said that. You should realize women orgasm during rape very often. It's not something we have a lot of control over. That is a big reason for the shame- if a woman's body enjoyed it, then they feel like they wanted it and that they shouldn't tell anyone. They become ashamed and feel like they did something wrong, that if their body hadn't responded to it then it wouldn't have happened. They don't want to go to court and have to listen their rapists describe in detail how much they enjoyed it. Your thinking is several decades behind. When under stimuli, the human body, male or female, can become sexually aroused to the point of orgasm regardless of whether or not the person wants to. Do you have any idea what it's like for women, to desperately want it to stop, to make it go away, but feel themselves having an orgasm? That's one of the very things the rapists want, that's why it's so degrading. I don't care if you were joking or serious, or trying to make some round-about reference to Todd Akins, don't say shit like that.
I'm almost positive that jazzy jazz is just new and doesn't know about DocBastard yet, which would lead him/her to take the comment seriously. 114, you're right and are obviously knowledgable about this topic, but why are you treating jazzy jazz like a terrible person for not knowing a fact like that? It's not necessarily common knowledge, especially if you're life is never connected to rape in any way. I'm positive he was not trying to offend anyone or be disrespectful, and I don't see why what he said is offensive. A little wrong, yes, but you can correct without being so critical
I lied in that i didn´t get the original message not in what I meant to say. You are bitching because you didn´t get what I meant. Now I get that it was sarcasm from your part. I said before that I felt bad because I made you guys mad and you still kept giving me shit...