"Or to put it another way, it doesn't seem to be deterring rapists yet. How well are the laws punishing rapists being enforced? The enforcement side is a pretty essential component of enacting social change, too.
Also, major social…"
The first thing I think is that people are a lot kinkier, on average, than our puritan, American society acknowledges. It's sort of like the huge increase in ADHD and other behavioral disorders in the current crop of…"
"There's also the factor of crazy, evangelical Christianity invading our military. The patriarchal nature of that has to be having an effect. I'm sure that a woman becoming an officer and having command of men must be at least…"
"Anything particularly interesting in those?
Of course this won't shut up the UFO nuts. They'll just make wild claims about the supposed documents that weren't released, or they'll quote-mine the living hell out of these…"
"No prob. Sorry if I was a little too basic, in my breakdown of stuff that you already know. I'm a network engineer, so I'm used to breaking things down to extreme basics, when dealing with the end users. A good 10% or 15%…"
"Oh, and in cases where a reply that you're replying to has rolled over to the next page of replies, Just go down to the bottom and right-click the link for the previous page, and select "Open link in new tab," or whatever the…"
"Well yeah, anyone who does anything of the sort, outside of a clearly-defined relationship with known boundaries, is an asshole and deserves a good legal slap. There's a difference between knowingly raping someone and genuinely thinking…"
By the way, if you go up the line to the last comment which had a Reply button (maximum Reply-nesting depth), you can just reply to that one, and it will be stuck on the end. It helps to include a bit of quoted material that you're…"
"Ohhhhhhh. The way you said, "... here in Canada," I thought you were referring to the actual laws.
Yeah, I think it has more to do with stages of life and power differentials, more than a specific age. High school and college…"
Hi Joseph. I've only been in North Dakota for a little over three months. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. So I don't know too much about what's going on here. NYC was by far the worst in terms of religion. So I am really glad to have gotten out of there. I plan to move to Washington in the future. I miss living near the coast but I also wanted to be closer to nature. It is also easier for me to talk to people online, not that I don't talk to people in person I just prefer to listen and converse through writing.
I made my escape from evangelical fundamentalism years ago. I've rejected the pat answers as vacant platitudes espoused by the intellectually weak and morally lazy since I was little more than a child. I am searching for answers but not from an all-knowing/all-loving god or any theist who claims to have them, all of them, without errancy.It took a small epiphany recently for me to realize that most of the people in my life are simply horrible human beings. And every one of them is a Christian. I have spent my entire life biting my tongue, not offending and trying to respect the opinions of the faithful and their right to express their belief as they chose. I finally realized that not one of them had ever offered me the same respect. I stopped biting my tongue and cut ties--mercilessly and irrevocably and I am happier for it. In a nutshell, I'm searching for reason and reasonable people. I know they're out there!
Hi Joseph, Tampa is much better than other areas of the south that i have lived before (Georgia, North Carolina and Mississippi). However, I work in a rural area north of Tampa (Pasco and Hernando counties) for a non profit organization that includes long prayer sessions at every meeting and I have zero co-workers that are non-believers. This area feels more like Georgia than Florida.
lol I have plenty of Catholics on both sides Irish and Italian but the other denominations are very eager to talk about their god and I can only argue to an extent with my family there's that whole respect for people like my grandmother so I pretty much just have to deal otherwise I'd have no problem returning the favor of arguing what I believe
Yes, it is something like that. Communications is huge. It includes diverse fields like journalism, broadcasting, cinema, advertising, public relations, social media, media activism, social change and development, political communication, crisis an conflict communication, social movements as well. It draws from a lot of different fields.
I am just studying social change with a focus on gender.