commented on Understanding Pedophilia
@53 I think you're confusing the usage of "pedophile" with "pederast." Pedophile gets applied to a person who is sexually attracted to underage kids (or people who resemble underage kids), even the "gold stars" who have never/would never actually touch a child inappropriately despite their attraction.
Pederast is someone who actually has sex with someone who is underage, and as I kind of recall it's historically applied to adult men who have sex with boys. But as I see it, one's the "what you like" classification and the other is the "what you've done" classification, as they can be in conjunction but don't *necessarily* define each other.
commented on What Are You Going to Do the Next Time You See Someone Being Harassed on the Street?
I don't have a lot to contribute to this discussion that hasn't already been said, but I'm amused as fuck that so many people took this:
11: "I'm sorry to interrupt but I just love your shoes! Where'd you get them "(edging myself between you and him and walking a bit away with you while still talking.)
That's about all I AS A SMALL MIDDLE AGED LADY could do, but since there is strength in numbers, showing the perpetrator that you are not alone might discourage him.
and interpreted this that the commenter was male, somehow...
(bolded and capitalized by me, but still...c'mon people. If you're going to bag on others for reading comprehension fail...)
Aug 4, 2012
commented on Happy Chik-Fil-A Day!
Dan Cathy's speech is as free as ever. In fact I hope all bigoted CEOs speak freely, loud & clear, so that I know where not to spend my money ever again.
Pretty much sums up my outlook on this whole thing.
Jul 17, 2012
commented on Savage Love
Am I the only one who really badly wants a "Savage brand sauce" t-shirt? Seriously, Stranger peeps, get on turning that illo into a shirt RIGHT NOW.
Nov 29, 2011
commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Forgiven
Sounds like you gambled with honesty and WON.
If you look at it as "losing," doesn't that mean if you had "won," your prize would have been "guy who lies about X behavior being A-OK with him, then feels it is acceptable to get violent with you"?
Not any kind of prize I'D want, there.