Yeah, it's a copy of that.

Mar 14, 2013 Brett Alan commented on Child Rape, Inc..
Er, Dan, the article is NOT sure the rapes ended in the 90s. It doesn't say anything of the kind. It just says that the report covers a period ending in the 90s. Doesn't say anything about what happened after.
Nov 28, 2012 Brett Alan commented on Savage Love.
Not really relevant to the question, but IDGAF should check out the song "Single By Choice" by The Bangles from the album Doll Revolution.
Nov 23, 2012 Brett Alan commented on The War on Thanksgiving.
Here's where the "pro-family" organizations are on Thanksgiving. Not where we want to be, I don't think.…
Nov 14, 2012 Brett Alan commented on Savage Love.
Dan, I think you missed the point of WSF's question, which is how to get it to stop tickling. Then again, I daresay I've spent more time doing that than you have, and I can't recall ever getting that reaction, so I'm not sure what advice you could have given. I guess "try doing everything more slowly, and with a bit more pressure (but just a bit)".

Unfortunately, I live in a state that hasn't yet put SSM on the ballot, but I certainly will support it if/when I can and I'm thrilled about the four victories last week.

@8, my fiancee is definitely a fan of the stubble down there. I noticed at least one other comment to that effect, so it's a minority of more than one.

Oct 17, 2012 Brett Alan commented on My Twitter Buddy.
I trust that the reason no one has said this is that it's obvious, but, for the record:

Rights for those who love members of their own sex--or whose love otherwise doesn't fit conventional gender norms--aren't based on sex (aberrant or otherwise).
Sep 20, 2012 Brett Alan commented on Will Churches in Washington State Be Forced to Perform Same-Sex Weddings?.
Excellent answer on Dan's part. Just one more point: when interracial marriages were declared constitutionally protected in Loving v. Virginia, were churches forced to perform them? The answer, of course, is no. To this day, churches are free to refuse to perform interracial marriages--very, very few actually do refuse, of course, but they still legally could. So it's all the more absurd to think that same-sex marriages would ever be required.
Sep 7, 2012 Brett Alan commented on If You Read Nothing Else Today....
I think my favorite part is that he actually used the phrase "Holy fucking shitballs". And what could be a more appropriate response to someone suggesting that an athlete should never speak out in favor of civil rights?
Jun 10, 2012 Brett Alan commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father, There Is No Morality Without Religion, O They Will Know We Are Christians By Our....
You know what? I think a 17-year-old is old enough to live by his own religious convictions. If the son in this case embraced his parents' faith, and didn't want to see a doctor, then I don't think the parents should be prosecuted for that. (If, as @39 suggests could be possible, the kid wanted to see a doctor and the parents stopped him, that's a whole different story.)

For a younger child, yes, the parents have the obligation to provide adequate care regardless of their own religious beliefs. I'm not sure exactly where to draw the line, but to me 17 is clearly on the able-to-make-that-decision side.
May 21, 2012 Brett Alan commented on SL Letter of the Day: Anti-Gay Sister-In-Law Getting Her Kink On.
My guess is that Diane needs this relationship with Millie--however insincere it may be on Millie's part--more than she needs to have Millie get her comeuppance. Let Diane have that.
May 16, 2012 Brett Alan commented on SL Letter of the Day: Bi Boy Problems.
Perhaps I'm projecting a little, here, but it seems to me that NAI's real problem is not being able to ask for what he wants. I know for me that's been a very difficult issue, one I'm still struggling with as I'm almost three times his age.

NAI: Tell yourself you deserve to be happy. And tell yourself that asking for what you want is not only good for you, but also good for the people you're telling, because they deserve to know (I'm agreeing with those people who have been pushing honesty. Honesty is good.) Sometimes it's OK for people to want unreasonable things, but that's not even the case there--all you're asking of Selena is what she's already had and what she's already agreed to: the right to date other people of the same sex while maintaining your relationship. And all you're asking of Dave is to pursue a relationship while not being ready to have sex and not being sure when you will be, which is completely reasonable for someone your age (and possibly reasonable for someone older, but that's beside the point). You can say what you want and ask them for it without being unfair to them, as long as you're reasonable about trying to give them what they want, too, and it sounds as though you have no trouble with that.

If you're anything like me, being able to speak up about what you want will be hugely important to you, far more so than what happens with these two relationships. If you're not like me, well, sorry for the dimestore analysis, but being honest with them is probably still a good idea. Good luck.

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