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Except dressing like a **** won't get a woman raped...

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OP, I understand that you're saying women should protect themselves from rape by not dressing promiscuously, and I partly agree with that, but that and blame do not go hand and hand. If you're not wearing a seat belt and someone runs a red light and you get injured, yes, you probably would be LESS injured if you wore your seat belt, but it's still the other person's fault for running the red light in the first place.

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women can dress how they want but they shouldnt dress half naked or like you said "like ****" because there are always children around minors who should not have to look at that also if a women gets raped and is dressed like a prostitute then she is asking for it those kind of clothes were created to promote sexuality and cause urges in men. If a mentally unstable man saw a woman like that and lost control of himself whos fault is it? I personally think they share the fault

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People are NEVER to blame for getting raped, no matter what their actions. True, there are ways to protect yourself from rape, but you cannot be blamed if you do get raped, because rape is a decision made ONLY by the rapist. There's no such thing as "asking" for rape. I agree with you that showy clothing is meant to promote sexuality, but it's still not the person's fault that the rapist acted on their urges. That's like a fat person saying it's the food's fault they ate it cause it was so irresistibly delicious. Also, mentally insane people are not held accountable the same way sane people are; that's why there's insanity pleas in court.

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Those are a lot of variables to consider. I mean, what would even be the point of staying the night at her boyfriend's house? "Yay! We get to sit up late and talk but gotta sleep in different rooms at some point or another." The girl is better off just finding a way to sneak out to sleep with her boyfriend and waiting until she's 18 and has more freedom.

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If you want to stay up late and watch movies and play video games, why can't you do that in the day, or just go home late? My boyfriend also happens to be my brother's best friend, so if my bro has a sleepover my boyfriend comes and then just drives himself home at like 1.

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Well yeah, there's going to be annoying kids in every class, that doesn't mean that every single freshman is like that. It's a really overused stereotype that I find irritating, and yes I know I know "you'll feel the same way when you're an upperclassman". It's just annoying to me that people assume every single incoming freshman is going to be obnoxious. I am the quietest kid ever, I know that I'm not the top dog of anything.

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If you're posting this because you're a freshmen, my tip is never mention it to the upperclassmen and they'll treat you okay. This year I've had so many of my older friends tell me they didn't know I was a freshmen last year, because I didn't tell them and I "didn't act like it", whatever that means.

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Spanking is abusive. Children who have been spanked show signs similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, you know.

If you need to resort to violence to discipline your child, you're not fit to be a parent because you have no idea what the **** you're doing. And spanking can also dangerous to the parent.

http://www.bhcmhmr.org/poc/view...333&cn=462

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinep...ry_126842.html

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AdonisBatheus AdonisBatheus

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It may be "the most responsible, educational, and rational way", but the most effective? Depending on the age of the child, sometimes sitting down and talking to them just doesn't work. Try to sit down with a 4 or 5 year old and explain to them the logic of things. Unless the kid is a genius, it probably won't go well. It's kinda like a recent POTD, about how humans are born as animals and we "train" them into decency. When a child can fully understand the concept of right and wrong and consequences, then spanking is not the right form of discipline, but until then, mild pain is the easiest and clearest way.

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Spanking is abusive. Children who have been spanked show signs similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, you know.

If you need to resort to violence to discipline your child, you're not fit to be a parent because you have no idea what the **** you're doing. And spanking can also dangerous to the parent.

http://www.bhcmhmr.org/poc/view...333&cn=462

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinep...ry_126842.html

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AdonisBatheus AdonisBatheus

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Spanking isn't abusive. The purpose of spanking isn't to cause a child pain; it's to teach them a lesson. In the first link you give, the article itself states that there is no proof that spanking actually CAUSES mental illness. Lots of kids get spanked. Lots of people have mental health issues. There's no significance in that they overlap. Correlation doesn't imply causation.

My 3 siblings and I all got spanked as young children, and we turned out fine. Spanking is not a form of violence; it's just another style of discipline. Also, considering that by the time my younger sister came along my parents had been parents for about 15 years, I'm pretty sure they knew what they were doing by that time.

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At an academic bowl competition, we chose the category presidents, I legitimately said Al Gore confidently, and then everyone busted up laughing.
I know for a fact that people remember that, because one guy was like "You're the cute girl who thought Al Gore was a president."

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If it makes you feel better, I'm in academic bowl too (are you talking about quizbowl specifically? It sounds as such from the whole choosing a category thing) and my friend once said the currency in Ireland was the dublin.

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How do you start relationships, then?

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Neighbor Neighbor

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I went to a convention this week, and the first day they had a mixer. Didn't make any friends. I ended up making 9 friends over the next few days by the start-a-conversation-with-a-stranger method.

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But if Holy Matrimony is a religious sacrament, then why would two people who go against the Church want to get married? Can't they just live together?

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Horseboat Horseboat

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Well, in a way, kinda. Chinese religion has a lot to do with worshiping (I'm not sure if worshiping is the right word but I hope you know what I mean) your ancestors. So they do acknowledge that in the ceremony but that's also because your ancestors are part of your family, which brings us back to the family thing.
And anyway, just because something includes religion doesn't make it religious. The wedding banquet is a HUGE part of Asian weddings but that doesn't make marriage a ceremony about food.

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But if Holy Matrimony is a religious sacrament, then why would two people who go against the Church want to get married? Can't they just live together?

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Horseboat Horseboat

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Oh, sorry, I probably derived that from my own personal experience with Chinese marriage (I'm Vietnamese and we draw many things from Chinese culture.) The article mentions bringing together families in the part about Confucian view. The Chinese do get married because they are in love, but the main point I was trying to make is that marriage is a familial bonding ceremony, not a religious one.

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But if Holy Matrimony is a religious sacrament, then why would two people who go against the Church want to get married? Can't they just live together?

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Horseboat Horseboat

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Marriage is not a religious ceremony. Marriage is a ceremony bonding two people, which can be considered religious by some cultures. Take ancient China, for example. People got married to bring together different families, not for religious reasons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_marriage

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But if Holy Matrimony is a religious sacrament, then why would two people who go against the Church want to get married? Can't they just live together?

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Horseboat Horseboat

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Plus, yes, Christian churches consider marriage to be a religious event, but marriage is not actually religious in itself. People got married before Christianity was around.

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Precisely! THIS is why body policing is stupid. Who does it hurt for someone to like their body and think it's attractive? Why do people feel the need to 'correct' when all that does it make one more person insecure? Why do they feel they should tell someone how to think about their body, what to like, what to change, which terms to use to describe it? It boggles the mind. This post is so well worded, I love it, OP. :D

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Well, because there's a difference between "body policing" and "attractive policing" (I know that's not a real term, but anyway). If someone with an ugly face thought they were attractive, then good for them and yes, it would be mean and cruel to tell them otherwise them and ruin their self confidence.
On the other hand, if there is someone that weighs 500 pounds and thinks they have a healthy body, then someone DOES need to correct them. Not to ruin their self-esteem, but because being morbidly obese is unhealthy and if they continue to think it is fine, they won't do anything to correct their weight and will end up having a variety of health problems.

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Other phrases:
"Jessica Alba is a good actor, if you're buying what I'm selling"
"I have a lot of videos on my iPod, If you're eating what I'm cooking"
"My phone is out of battery, if you're defending what I'm prosecuting"

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"I'm on amirite, if you're picking up what I'm laying down."

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So bad at pronunciation. Plethora, permanent, geronimo, renege, accompaniment, solider, iron, and pastor, among other words...

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Ple-THOR-a, for geronimo and permanent I switch around the m's and n's when I say them (I still haven't corrected those), re-nedge like it rhymes with hedge, a- come-PAN-i-ment, solider like shoulder, i-ren, and pasture.

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So bad at pronunciation. Plethora, permanent, geronimo, renege, accompaniment, solider, iron, and pastor, among other words...

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I don't see how. It's not that long. People who have been together for two months have hardly experienced anything together, hardly truly know each other.

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But you have to consider the amount of time they knew each other. I was good friends with my boyfriend for 5 years before we started dating, so I don't think 2 months would have been too soon to say "I love you" for us.

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...Someone please explain, the only thing I can think of for "Off" is the bug repellent.

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Nerd camp?? What's that? They have that?

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Lettuce Lettuce

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Well there's math camp, biology camp, band camp...(lineup of my summer)

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