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May 13 Bostonguy commented on Is Yet Another Round of Mass Murder in Progress?.
"You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor... and would have different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO."
May 1 Bostonguy commented on These 55 Schools Are So Terrible At Handling Sexual Assault The Government Is Stepping In.
#1 and #8 are making valid points. This list cannot be called a list of the most egregious offenders. These are institutions being investigated under Title IX to determine how they handle sexual violence and harassment complaints. The investigations very well could have been prompted by a complaint, but not necessarily.

At Dartmouth, the investigation was initiated as a compliance review and didn't have anything to do with a complaint. Dartmouth has come under scrutiny lately, mostly focused on the behavior of its fraternities (natch), so the administration said it's openly welcoming this review, working closely with the DOE and hoping that it provides some strategies to improve its responses. According to the college, of course.

At any rate, it does a massive disservice to readers to call this something like a list of worst offenders. It's merely a list of institutions where an investigation is currently underway. Calling these "the worst" distorts what the list is and gives a semblance of integrity to those institutions that are simply not on the list at this time.
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Feb 27 Bostonguy commented on Boston Mayor to Boycott St. Patrick's Day Parade Unless Gay Groups Are Allowed to March.
This post implies that Mayor Menino marched in the parade, when, in fact, he boycotted it since 1994. He described it as "a discriminatory event." So, this post does a disservice by maligning Menino as someone who never tried to do anything about it, as well as setting up Walsh's announcement as something different and something that Bostonians would find "tantamount to treason."
Feb 1, 2013 Bostonguy commented on I Know I'm a Man So I'm Not Supposed to Have an Opinion, but I Don't See What's So Awful About Obama's Contraception Rule.
I could be wrong, but I fail to see what's different about this rule than the one that was announced a year ago. At that time, it was said that employers wouldn't have to offer contraception coverage, but the insurance companies would. Is this simply being misreported as a new thing?
Oct 31, 2012 Bostonguy commented on Who's Sending These Sleazy Anti-Obama Text Messages?.
Washington Post writes up the investigation into the source of those. Sounds like it's figured out: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike…
Oct 10, 2012 Bostonguy commented on Youth Pastor Watch.
Do be prepared for the absolutely devastating final call in the podcast (before the comment calls). Made me wish I had tissues in the car.
Jul 2, 2012 Bostonguy commented on Rob McKenna: Crappy Lawyer or Total Dick?.
As a fellow journalist (on the other side of the country), I urge you and The Stranger to continue legal action in this matter to get a permanent injunction against McKenna and his staff. This stupid and blatantly unconstitutional activity cannot be allowed and always must be met with the strongest possible resistance. Even if he tries to back down at this point and apologize, etc., there must be consequences for public officials who try to pull this bullshit.

Our constitutional rights ("our" encompassing all citizens, not just journalists) are constantly in danger of being whittled down, and we must react swiftly and strongly to any attack. This requires a metaphorical punching in the face, not a metaphorical smack in the nose with a rolled-up newspaper.
May 3, 2012 Bostonguy commented on SL Letter of the Day: Busting My Balls.
#3 - Dan's response to the original letter including urging the writer to freeze some sperm to protect against that eventuality. And also to have his busters pull their punches (or kicks or whatever), since even a smallish tap can bring the pain he craves.
Apr 10, 2012 Bostonguy commented on Let's All Watch Rick Santorum End His Campaign Together.
#23 -- That's exactly how I heard it, too! But I think he was really saying, "Game On."
 
 

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