Aug 17, 2013 ferfer commented on SL Letter of the Day: POOP!.
That was my first thought too: I love you Dan Savage
Jan 29, 2013 ferfer commented on The Seattle Gun Buyback In Photos.
Hey, non american here wondering.... would anyone care to explain to me what in hell a civilian needs an "assault riffle" for?
Jan 23, 2013 ferfer commented on Savage Love.
I am an ignorant, illiterate foreinger and I'd be really interested if someone could explain to me the concept of getting ordained online and being able to marry others. Yes, I know it exists (I've seen Homer do it, at least) but I'd like some clarificationes. Maybe a link. Ordained as WHAT??? and in which religion? And is it legal? No civil ceremony, no one checking if the groom has a weapon to his kidneys or the bride is a trigamist? Just wondering
Dec 15, 2012 ferfer commented on Back to Reality: "Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.".
Ok. I live in a latin american country (a place some of you might consider technologically, culturally and economically inferior to USA, and therefore much more dangerous) and yet, at 36 I've never in my life touched or seen in person a real weapon. None of my friends, family or colleagues owns one. I myself consider it beastly but that's not the point. Living in the third world, we often have crime, political revolts and even huge soccer incidents, a vast quantity of uneducates citizens and plenty of inmigration (from other, poorer, latin american countries) and YET no mass shootings. No one entering schoools, movie theathers or malls to kill strangers. Oh, we have deaths, violent ones. They are just not random. Although I DO think it is guns, it is not guns alone. Wouldn´t it be interesting to start wondering what kind of culture, what kind of society delivers such large numbers of citizens that are lost enough, sick enough, lonely enough, confounded enough to think that the epitome of their lives is going to a school and shooting kids? What can it be done not to prevent shootings but to prevent young adults being in such dispair?
Oct 3, 2012 ferfer commented on SL Letter of the Day: What. An. Asshole..
Oh yes, people can do any kind of crazy things in sexual frenzy. Like... uh.. strangling their partners. Frenzy does not make it less of a murder.
Sep 6, 2012 ferfer commented on Washington State's Stupid Fucking Anti-Vaccine Hippies Now 14 Percent Less Stupid!.
@5. Worth it. Have you ever seen a baby with a whooping cough? I have. I am a physician and I live in a third world country. 12 straight hours of crying beat the hell out of a week of suffocating, going blue, and then maybe dying.
Sep 5, 2012 ferfer commented on Savage Love.
Change "Burning Man" for "Medical Career" and here we are, 12 years and counting. When your husband thinks all your friends are boring/too something/too little something you are pissed at first and then you realize you have the chance of being single when convenient. If most of your social network revolves around what you are really interested in and your husband thinks the subject lame, then he has to see the way of being MORE interesting. Want emotional atention? You'll have to work for it. Be there. Go with her. Bring something fun and adventurous into your lives. You are probably being used as the safe, boring, dependable item a home should be, HBM. Maybe you´re not all right with it, but she sure is. This is something you don't go around tellin people and that's why she is not talking about you. Now call me a dick if you want.
Aug 29, 2012 ferfer commented on Savage Love.
I am a heavy sleeper and I am an ob/gyn. When I was a resident, and therefore tired into zombieness most of the time, I would wake up naked and with obvious signs of sexual activity the previous night, some of which I sometimes remembered. My husband says I was always willing and loving, and I have no reason not to believe him. I never felt raped, in any case, I regreted not remembering it. And I DID wake up once to discover that the one sexily spooning me was not my gorgeous chief resident but my husband. I just closed my eyes again.
Aug 2, 2012 ferfer commented on Promo Posters for Stockholm Pride.
You are in SWEDEN?? Oh god, I HATE you
Jul 12, 2012 ferfer commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
"Shaken baby syndrome" is a sad, well known cause of neurological imparment for small chilldren. New mothers,, baby sitters and caregivers in general should be well aware of this information. I know what I am saying is obvious but I wanted to put this link to make it well known.