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Dec 22 I Hate Screen Names commented on SL Letter of the Day: Happy Polidays.
I'd be cautious about making "long-term arrangement" plans with a student who still lives at home. These days, most people do not stay with their college sweeties. That is all.
Dec 18 I Hate Screen Names commented on To a Porn-Watching Dad, About Your Smut-Shaming Daughter.
She thinks her dad jerking off every now and then is the root cause of her problems? If there's a better example of white privilege, I can't think of it.

No wait, I got it: the entire Bush clan.
Dec 17 I Hate Screen Names commented on "Rape Exceptionalism" and Protecting Law Students from "Triggers".
Quoth @38:
@14, what the professors are missing a moment to teach rape law, which law students should learn. It was one of the memorable moments of first-year law - really uncomfortable for everyone, but an attorney puts their personal views aside to represent a client properly. Our professor brought in another attorney so it was a woman and man teaching those couple classes. It's an important subject, and not learning it is a mistake in my view.
So you... agree with me?
Dec 17 I Hate Screen Names commented on "Rape Exceptionalism" and Protecting Law Students from "Triggers".
On a related note, I think the "embattled" professors are missing a teachable moment about professionalism.
Dec 17 I Hate Screen Names commented on "Rape Exceptionalism" and Protecting Law Students from "Triggers".
If you can't process the subject matter, then don't take the class. I get squeamish when I see other people's blood (though not my own), which is one of the many reasons I majored in engineering instead of medicine. Demanding that medical classes stop showing blood to accommodate my squeamishness would be the height of entitlement.
Dec 12 I Hate Screen Names commented on Savage Love.
Maybe it's my (ugh) cis-privilege, but I've never given two shits about how someone refers to me so long as 1) they aren't being intentionally insulting and 2) I know they're referring to me. My name and pronoun is just a handle to me, not actually me. I've thus accumulated a number of names and nicknames over the years, as I don't care enough to correct people who use a new one.

So to me, insisting that someone use some special form of address in referring to you sounds like douchebag narcissism, an attempt to force everyone to acknowledge what a special special snowflake you are. I know what I am. I don't need you to know it as well.
Dec 9 I Hate Screen Names commented on Savage Love.
@30, 31: Hmm. I went from not even knowing I was odd, to realizing I was odd and not caring, to noticing my oddities often upset and hurt other people (my oddities are not the cute or eccentric type), to trying to dial back my strange as a result. And now I work in a customer/client-facing field because the customers/clients have interesting problems that I like to solve, so I try to pass for "normal" most of the time.

Query whether being weird correlates to introversion. Being in social situations where you're constantly trying to prevent people from feeling their feelings all over you can be exhausting.
Dec 9 I Hate Screen Names commented on Savage Love.
Oh thank fucking Christ I'm too old to be hanging out with college students. The proliferation of ways boring suburban kids try to make themselves interesting would have me banging my head against a cement block.

Protip: when you're actually weird, you spend a lot of time trying to pass as "normal." Not because you've internalized ---phobia or somesuch, but because you want to get through your daily interactions in peace and being "normal" is the fastest way to go about it.
Dec 5 I Hate Screen Names commented on SL Letter of the Day: Two Graves, One Book.
Quoth @60:
As for asking people to bring their spouse along to prove consent... You'd better also ask them to bring the wedding album along. I've heard stories of people showing up with another girlfriend posing as the wife.
Well, shit. That never even occurred to me. Never had to deal with a jealous lover, though. I suppose if she's crafty enough to bring a fake husband/boyfriend along, she's crafty enough to keep her actual husband/boyfriend in the dark. :/
Dec 5 I Hate Screen Names commented on SL Letter of the Day: Two Graves, One Book.
FWIW: Back in my days as a "piece on the side", I would suggest that she bring the husband/boyfriend to our first meeting. If she balked, I walked. The last thing I wanted was some jealous lover complicating my life: avoiding complications was the whole reason I was a piece on the side! And I found that honestly poly gals were happy to bring their boyfriends/husbands, since that offered an easy escape should I be crazy or simply boring.
 

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