commented on Savage Love
Thank you for that last addendum on your final response, Dan. Growing up, I was never taught about what constitutes consent and inappropriate sexual touching (I'm a straight cis guy). The result of that was me not having the vocabulary to inform my parents that I'd been aggressively molested by a female babysitter multiple times as a child. It was only much later that I realized what had been done to me, but even then only because I was learning about sexual violence against women as perpetrated by men. They never taught us that it could ever be the other way around, and to be honest that's probably how things largely still are.
To any parents reading this: please, by all means, teach your children about consent and appropriate touching guidelines, but be sure you are teaching your girls AND boys what constitutes sexual assault, because it can and does happen to everyone. No one gets to breathe easy and walk through life without fear of sexual violence, contrary to what someone's burning internal resentment might tell them.
commented on Mayor Involves FBI in Hunt for Source in Stranger Police Union Story
@12 SPOG never stands side by side with its allied unions during times of labor turmoil, where as other unions do. Besides which, police are not laborer, and in fact are antithetical to everything modern laborers are, as police are the handmaids of power and therefore aligned with the forces that seek to hamstring/crush labor in modern America.
It's like calling the only dog in a confederation of sheep a cat by association; when push comes to shove, the dog is there to herd the sheep, not get them a better deal with the shepherd.