7:35 AM yesterday
commented on A Homeless Person Throws Garbage at You: WWSD?
@53: Yes, that's already underway. Look around you. However, that doesn't mean it's okay to call someone those names in anger.
And you're not helping yourself calling us 'ladies', and calling gay folks 'homos'.
7:10 AM yesterday
commented on The New Republic On Trigger Warnings Jumping From Blogs to College Campuses
Several years ago, I was in grad school. At the first session of one class, the instructor screened the movie 'Requiem for a Dream'. He didn't offer a content warning. At least one classmate was in recovery for heroin addiction, and sure enough, he was triggered. He didn't relapse, but how hard would it have been for the prof to show it the second session, with a warning, or tell us to watch it on our own time?
How the instructor handled this seemed gratuitously careless to me.
commented on Savage Love
As long as he doesn't expect you to engage in the scat play, I don't see the problem.
On the other hand, if you just can't handle it, you don't need anyone's permission to break up with the dude.
commented on Is Having a Quiet Phone Conversation in a Cafe Okay?
Story from back in the day, when cell phones were common, but not *everybody* had one. Maybe 12 years ago or so. At a party, not a rager, just a gathering of friends. Someone comes up with a question that another partygoer says that a friend of his might know the answer. So he calls the guy, in the middle of the living room. Fine, whatever.
Then he says to everyone, "Hey, I'm on the phone."
commented on Gay Republicans Make Less Sense Now Than Ever Before
NXNW, you have not yet answered the argument regarding the Civil Rights Act. I'm interested in hearing your opinion on whether a florist (or baker or caterer) could refuse to work the wedding of an interracial couple, if such marriages were against their deeply held religious beliefs.
No one is going to try to force a church/synagogue/mosque/what have you to perform religious rites for a wedding. What you might see is someone trying to rent a space that a C/S/M/WHY regularly rents to the public for events, being turned down because it's for a gay wedding, and complain. Which they would be within their rights to do.
commented on Slate Insults the Intelligence of LGBT Voters
@70: Don't dismiss a criticism, however crude, as sexist just because you don't like it. Functional Atheist said nothing to imply their opinion had anything to do with your gender or with your weight.