Although I'm female, I find women jokes to be hilarious...usually. I don't take them personally or seriously. However, the old 'belongs in the kitchen' saying gets really old. It is rarely funny anymore.
I admit to being sensitive about sexist jokes that revolve around careers. Unlike my mom, I want to have a full-time job that I can be proud of. My biggest fear about going into the engineering work force as a female is that I won't be taken seriously; that my co-workers will be wondering who I slept with, or how good my sandwich making skills must be to get the job.
Maybe you have a point that these specific incidents would not have happened, but you seem to be advocating that the second amendment should be revoked, which I am not okay with.
These incidents don't happen because of guns, they happen because of poor decision making on the parents part. Who gives a gun as a gift to a five year old? How did the four year old even get a hold on the gun? Why was the eight year old and five year old home alone? If you want a gun in the house and you have kids, then you need to be responsible.
With all the muggings, burglaries, car accidents, rape statistics, bombings, ect., how does one ever feel safe? You aren't safe in your home, and you aren't safe outside. It's a part of life you have to accept. There are more things out there that scare me than the possiblity of someone with a gun.
Let's fix our own problems first.
I don't think making a minimum price on alcohol will decrease binge or underage drinking. People will just buy the cheapest beer whether they like it or not. It's the buzz and good time they are after, not quality taste.
I don't drink, but I don't think it's fair to make a minimum price. The alcohol industry is a business, and should be able to determine their own price.
Society needs to change its values, not create new laws to parent the irresponsible.
That's their problem, not society's. They know the affects of alcohol and shouldn't drink it if they aren't responsible enough to handle it. We shouldn't handicap or punish those who do right because of those who do wrong.
Google can't help me solve problems in statics, calculus, thermodynamics, ect.
It all depends on one's interpretation of the word 'slut'. I don't understand why people choose to sleep around, but that's their choice and who am I to judge? However, some people feel the need to broadcast their sex life to anyone with ears. News flash, no one (should) care what you do in the bedroom. If you keep it to yourself, then it never becomes my business.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that I take pleasure in and enjoy their pain. I guess I'm more indifferent. As long as the shooter in my case and the marathon bomber are caught (dead or alive), I'm content. I would be more emotionally charged if these people were innocent.
If I think about the Saw movies, then I guess I could see your point. Ignoring that they are fiction, and even though a lot of the victimes are not good people, I still cringe at the gruesome parts. Needless to say that I don't enjoy this series of movies.
I can see how she's be upset at the situation. It's frustrating when graduations and graduation parties over-lap since they all occur around the same time. However, she getting mad at your brother for something he has no control of is petty and immature. You're his sibling and that won't ever change.
I could only understand if maybe you and your brother barely had anything to do with one another. My siblings and I are all in different states and hardly talk, nor do we get along well. But the only reason I would miss their graduation is if I haven't finished my school year yet, and I still have finals that the professor won't let me take early.
I know you're one of the older members, but I think this post applies well to people my age who are in school. I go to a science and technology university and a vast majority of people here are socially inept and extremely nerdy. Not that being "nerdy" is necessarily bad, but it's when you have a lack of variety of personailities that it gets sufficating.
I don't know why, but I've never thought about it that way. I completely agree. Adults can work for themselves and make money, therefore they should pay for their education and health. Children on the other hand, cannot and should be provided for. I would rather my tax dollars go towards a child in need than adults who refuse to help themselves.
I don't like my mid-January birthday. It's winter and not a lot to do. I'm still on break so my college friends aren't around, however it's towards the end of my break and my friends from home have already left.
I know myself pretty well thank you.