Apr 24, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day:
Am I really the only one that has my 'Fake' alert sounding?
How does a daughter accidentally find evidence of her Dad advertising on gay hookup ads? How in hell would she find out about her Mum getting crabs unless some major family drama played out years ago ... or was it just a passing comment: "oh yeah, your dad gave me crabs ... that was annoying, oh well, tsk." WTF?
Jan 22, 2012
commented on Today's "Modern Love"
Beautifully written, something that we should all read *because* it is heartbreaking and an example of what life, love and marriage is all about.
Can't imagine Newt being there like this, can you?
Jul 11, 2011
commented on Bad News On the STI Front
STIs do not mean that sex is bad or wicked - but perhaps people should be working on ways of moderating their sexual behaviour - where is the realistic, concrete advice on how to achieve that?
It seems that - along with the '60s free love movement and everything that has followed, up to and including Dan - there is a great deal of encouragement to explore sexual experience with only the rather weak caveat that one should employ barriers.
Isn't it time to start getting more practical about guiding the population (or at least those who are willing to listen) into ways of coping more strategically about their sexual health?
It seems to me that Dan's focus has always been about giving permission to explore one's sexuality, to challenge conventions and norms without ackowledging that most young people find self regulation difficult. I don't propose a return to the 50s abstinence per se, but without that social taboo - what are young, impulsive and naive folks to do?
Jun 23, 2011
commented on An Abortion Pledge for the Rest of Us
... bit of an own goal there guys.
This does nothing other than play to the prejudices of the pro-life lobby.
There are so many ways this could have been written better.
Jun 1, 2011
commented on I DON'T PICK UP MY DOG'S POOP
"I'm a responsible citizen. I pay my parking tickets, my taxes, and my library fines"
Responsible citizens don't get parking tickets and library fines - disorganised selfish people do.
None of us is perfect and occasionally we make errors of judgement that result in minor penalties such as these, but the reliance of the author in paying the fines and tickets as evidence of good citizenship is silly (word chosen to convey the childlike quality).
The author is saying "F*** you world, this is what I am going to do and I don't care" - so there is not much to be gained by getting angry about it.
I can only hope that one day you reach a level of maturity to take some responsibility - if you are capable of that ...