Jason Eckelman
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Jan 8, 2015 Jason Eckelman commented on Charlie Hebdo and Piss Christ: On Fear and Self-Censorship and the AP's Dangerous New Precedent.
Holy shit. That Bruce Bawer article accompanying the reprint of the Danish Muhammad cartoons is repulsive. Who the fuck's idea was it to get some racist who clearly has an irrational hatred of Muslim people to write about them? Why not ask Tony Perkins to write about gay people, or David Duke to write about Jews? Jesus, I expect a lot better from a supposedly liberal paper.
Nov 6, 2014 Jason Eckelman commented on President Obama Acknowledges That Bipartisanship Doesn't Exist Anymore.
@13 The babyboomers also know alot more about tanking the global economy and poisoning the environment, too. Older doesn't always equal wiser, but I'm sure you already knew that. Being a conservative means never having to tell the truth about anything, apparently.
Oct 29, 2014 Jason Eckelman commented on Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Dubstep Remix.
"and I thought everyone hated it." Everyone but the young'uns, who, you know, buy all the CDs and digital music.
Aug 5, 2014 Jason Eckelman commented on Woody Allen on Gaza: "The Arabs were not very nice in the beginning...".
@7 Egypt already tried to 'step in' and broker a deal, but because of the coup that happened in Egypt, Al-Sisi (a member of the military) is the current ruler, and he considers Hamas to be an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, and thus a terrorist organization. Any influence Egypt had on Palestine has long since evaporated, so don't hold your breath on Egypt succeeding where everyone else has failed.
May 9, 2014 Jason Eckelman commented on Man Allegedly Kills Neighbor for Feeding Deer.
@10 Racist much?
Mar 19, 2014 Jason Eckelman commented on What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars.
Holy shit this is amazing. Props to you for your brutal honesty about a painful breakup. That couldn't have been easy to write. Thanks for this
Aug 7, 2013 Jason Eckelman commented on The Experiences of a 17-Year-Old Feminist.
@151 Thanks! While it was off topic and not really germane to the issue at hand, the stats about ratios of domestic violence sounded weird to me, so I checked the interwebs, and the result is pretty revealing. While we are not specifically discussing sexual assault here, the picture painted by the stats below is the context in which catcalling takes place. For anyone to pretend there is any kind of gender equivalency when that is the status quo is deeply insulting.

Sexual Assault According to the National Violence Against Women Survey: Women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence than men: 78% of the victims of rape and sexual assault are women and 22% are men.

Most perpetrators of sexual violence are men. Among acts of sexual violence committed against women since the age of 18, 100% of rapes, 92% of physical assaults, and 97% of stalking acts were perpetrated by men. Sexual violence against men is also mainly male violence: 70% of rapes, 86% of physical assaults, and 65% of stalking acts were perpetrated by men.

Patricia Tjaden & Nancy Thoennes, U.S. Dep't of Just., NCJ 183781, Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, at iv (2000), available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/18…
Aug 7, 2013 Jason Eckelman commented on The Experiences of a 17-Year-Old Feminist.
This thread is super depressing. I'm starting to see why a lot of women would prefer a "females only" space for these types of discussions. Having some asshole constantly minimizing assaults on my person would make me fucking crazy. Speaking as a male, I guess I just want to say that that would be a real loss for men. I think it's really important for men to see stuff like this. I really was oblivious to it; I just had no idea this stuff was as prevalent as it apparently is. The sheer numbers of the "this shit happened to me too" comments on this thread and others like it has really been a wake up call. I know it's totally unfair and incredibly shitty that you have to put up with this spoiled brat wandering into every thread and taking a big shit in the middle of it, but please know that these discussions are having an impact, if not as big an impact as they should. Please don't let a couple idiots (and one fucking moron) preempt your sharing stories that further men's understanding of what women have to put with every day. I know you shouldn't have to educate men about the reality of your life on top of all the other horseshit you put up with from us, but it really made a difference to me. I am now aware of a serious civic issue affecting half the population of the city that I wasn't aware of before. And ultimately, Slog comments are really for us, not a dickbag who just comes here for negative reinforcement.
Apr 29, 2013 Jason Eckelman commented on Owner of Village Green Nursery Regrets Friday's Michelle Shocked Performance.
I don't know Vera or Miranda, nor have I ever been to either of their establishments. Having said that, I would like to point out that Michelle Shocked has taken to her twitter feed in the time since her show in Seattle to imply that Miranda did not pay her rent last month (and that it is still owing), to question how much money Miranda raised in her queer youth benefit, and to suggest that Miranda is going to use some or all of that benefit money to pay said outstanding rent. Michelle Shocked is not trying to have a "loving conversation" or "start a dialogue" or what the fuck ever. She is a hateful asshole who will literally libel anyone who refuses to give her a platform to proselytize for her repulsive fundamentalist faith and demean gay marriage. There isn't a controversy or another side to the story with her. The rumors are true. She's a horrible person, period.
Aug 23, 2012 Jason Eckelman commented on Ben Weasel Hates Me Because I Misinterpreted His Lyrics When I Was 15.
@34 - Yeah, that's fucking ridiculous. This shit: "security failed at their job to let her antagonize him, and she was very immature, as was Ben" is nonsensical false equivalency. Why don't you just say she had it coming and get it over with? To say they were both "acting immature" is completely bananas. The woman was acting "immature", and BW was acting like a psychopath. If a professional musician can't deal with shade from the audience in any other way but by punching them in the face, it's way past time to pack it in. Also, "Many of America's revolutionaries have been homophobic and misogynistic." Really? What the hell does that have to do with anything? And this doesn't make any sense: "He's not relevant to me today". Then why go out of your way to defend him with this 3-comment long crock of horseshit? Sweet Mary & Joe.