Oct 10, 2014 Barbara commented on I, Anonymous.
Suicide is not selfish. It is a person dying from the disease of depression. I agree that helping others is a very good therapy. It helps you to get out of your own head, which can be a rather torturous place to be. Doug's plan sounds like one that could help even someone who has a lot of difficulty relating to other people.
Jun 18, 2014 Barbara commented on Savage Love.
When my eldest son was of the age to be interested in girls, I taught him about consent. I told him that he needed to ask girls if it was okay to ___. Is it okay to hold hold your hand, okay to kiss you, okay to ___. Now, his son is of that age. I told his mom that she needs to teach him about consent.

I didn't teach my younger, somewhat autistic, son about consent because he seemed far too shy for it to be an issue. Then, his step-sister was somehow traumatized by him. That was several years ago, and resulted in my son being ostracized by all of his step-sibs. He claimed not to know what he did that she was upset about. I still don't know what happened, and probably never will.
Jan 18, 2014 Barbara commented on NYT Reports On New York City's Underpaid Airport Workers.
@15 - Yep. By being consumers, we are participating in whatever evils the producer is engaged in. Every time we buy something, we are voting for that product, that brand, and everything the corporation that produces it does.

You may not be able to personally stop something from happening, but you sure can stop participating in it.
Dec 18, 2013 Barbara commented on Savage Love.
@23 - when it's the woman saying it, it's "why buy the pig when all you want is some sausage."
Sep 6, 2013 Barbara commented on "Maybe we should legalize [pot].".
They get plenty of funding from property forfeitures. There are a lot of people invested in keeping cannabis illegal, because they profit from it. A plant, the consumption of which has been proven to be much less harmful than alcohol.

If pot were totally legal, I think my son might be alive today. Heroin was easier for him to get.
Sep 4, 2013 Barbara commented on Savage Love.
@32, Carolyn - apparently you haven't had a female dog in heat running around your house. Nor have you visited an animal shelter where unwanted dogs are put down on a very regular basis.
Sep 4, 2013 Barbara commented on Savage Love.
At a family reunion a while back, my Uncle Jack announced to my step-kids, Jack & Sally that he used to wear dresses when working in the fields, and everyone called him Sally.
Aug 6, 2013 Barbara commented on This Is Probably Not the Effect Religious Conservatives Expected My New Book to Have On Kate (Or Other Readers).
Bishop John Spong - watch some youtube of him speaking.
Jul 22, 2013 Barbara commented on "Christians Destroyed Marriage".
"D" in DILF = Dad I'd Like to Fuck. Same as MILF, only for the other gender.

Yes, Dan, be careful. His ilk would like to bring their own form of Sharia law. Let's work on uplifting everyone, instead of racing towards the bottom.
Jul 12, 2013 Barbara commented on One of the Tech-Savvy, Ask-Risk Youth Has a Question for Slog.
Yes, littering... Maybe the bird thought there was food inside the package. That'll be a pissed off bird once she gets it open.