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Dec 23 DRF commented on This Is an Anti-Gay Organization's YouTube Christmas Card.
Whoever designed this ad is either an idiot or not on NARTH's side. The three charming little pink robots are playing pleasantly and the big ugly robot interrupts with nasty meaningless noise.

This is like that anti-abortion ad in which the "women" were just cardboard boxes. Did someone not watch it before putting it up?
Nov 15 DRF commented on SL Letter of the Day: Give Up Already.
No, they should keep saying that they failed at monogamy. That's what happened. They should accept it and move on. For these guys, an open marriage would be an improvement, if they can manage to do that honestly. However, if the husband's right and the wife really doesn't actually want an open marriage, then this could blow up. I don't see any better course of action myself, though.
Nov 11 DRF commented on Savage Love.
One thing I'd advise NUNYA: Women tend to underestimate the degree to which their male friends want sex and romance and men tend to overestimate the degree to which their female friends want sex and romance. She should say straight out that she wants friendship and not a new relationship and exactly what she means by that. It might not prevent him from misreading her but it might make her feel less guilty if things do go awry.

As for NEFH, relationship counseling before they tie the knot. If her guy is sabotaging now, there's no reason to think he'd stop after the wedding.
Oct 28 DRF commented on Fast-Food Workers Make $20 an Hour in Denmark.
The differences between the U.S. and Denmark cited in this article seem to suggest that it is harder for Danish companies to offer a living wage than it would be for U.S. companies to do so.
Oct 5 DRF commented on SL Letter of the Day: Sarcasm Uptake Inhibitors.
Sounds like the man is a coward who wants to break up but is instead being a jerk so that she'll do all the work of it.
Sep 23 DRF commented on Raising Awareness of "Lopsided" Bisexuality During Bisexuality Visibility Week.
That's actually closer to what those studies showed anyway: Bisexuality is real but almost everyone is more attracted to one sex/gender than the other.
Sep 22 DRF commented on SL Letter of the Day: Here's the Letter You Wrote Me Today and Here's the Letter You'll Write Me in Eight Years.
There is one thing that the first LW could do if she wants to give her "amazing" boyfriend one more chance: stop faking it. Let him actually see what works and what doesn't.

Second LW should dump the guy. He's not just rotten in the sack; he's a rotten husband. She should divorce him regardless of whether she takes up with her coworker.

@36 Sure, why not? We hear from people who like it when their partner ties them up or wears Hello Kitty ears or whatever. Why not people who want a still partner?
Sep 22 DRF commented on Catholic Priest Orders Gay Couple Together 30 Years to Divorce, Abandon Each Other, and Apologize for Getting Gay Married.
The smart priests don't make an issue of gay marriage or abortion and quietly wait for the hierarchy to catch up to the congregation. I notice that the priest in this situation was new to the town and probably didn't know the ropes. What it doesn't say is whether the priest was new to the country. A lot of priests are coming in from overseas these days, and they don't know the political tendencies of the American Catholic (liberal as all get-out).

And if Pope Francis got much more explicit about his support for homosexuals and women, he'd come down with a case of Vatican flu (he'd be dead).
Sep 19 DRF commented on Spanking Is For Adults.
@34 You're acting as if spanking is some sort of loss of control or desire for catharsis or revenge on the part of the adult, or that any adult who was thinking clearly would always choose a non-physical punishment. That is not the case. Consider the case of the parents of an eight-year-old who have already tried sending him to his room and taking away his toys to no results. Trying physical punishment is a logical step. Also consider this: Is a child under four capable of understanding "Go to your room because you hit auntie?" No. Is a child that young capable of understanding that he or she got swatted immediately after hitting auntie? Yes.

You are assuming that young children think like adults. They don't. Yes you would learn to fear the person who hit you rather than the danger you unthinkingly approached, but a child would not.
Sep 19 DRF commented on Spanking Is For Adults.
If your kid responds to non-physical punishment, great. Not all kids do. I agree with @3. There are situations in which reasonable physical discipline is appropriate. Striking the child "just hard enough to get his/her attention" is fine, especially if the child was hitting someone else, as in these cases.

@19 is right. The issue is whether the parent spanked the child or whether the parent beat the child. The key is the severity of the striking, whether the child was actually injured (sounds like he was), and whether the child was in a position to prevent a repeat event. Physical discipline has been done well if the child knows, "If I don't want another spanking, all I have to do is not do it again," if the child does not feel helpless and powerless (which is why understanding age-appropriate behavior and the slow development of self-control is essential).

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