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Re: “What Does This Mean?

Basically, if you have to ask if something is racist, it's probably racist.

Much like if you find yourself starting a sentence with, "not to be racist, but..." you're about to say something totally racist.

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Posted by ForWhomTheBellTrolls on 11/20/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

I knew something was fishy!

Nobody willingly consents to having a Jello Pudding Pop shoved up their ass.

Posted by JRRTrollkien on 11/20/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Throwback Fun Fact ( Proprietary )

I've been making my own diapers out of saran wrap, duct tape, and Bounty paper towels (the quicker picker upper) for years now.

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Posted by JRRTrollkien on 11/20/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “What Does This Mean?

Maybe if you stopped trying so hard to find a reason to be offended by a bunch of strangers who apparently filled out a form of questions with few available responses to access a dating service you wouldn't be wasting your time worrying about the potential racists you will probably never meet or come into contact with.

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Posted by JRRTrollkien on 11/20/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

Famous people (and in the 80s you better believe Cosby was famous as fuck) tend to have lots of money, and anyone with lots of money has a team of legal assassin pitbull lawyers. One teenage girl up against someone like Cosby, his money, his lawyers, his image as such a pure fatherly figure in Americana pop culture.... can you even imagine how intimidating that probably felt to his rape victims?

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Posted by assisse on 11/20/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “What Does This Mean?

Preferring to date white people is no different than preferring brunettes or tall men. They're all things you're born with. How having a dating preference could be misconstrued as racism speaks volumes to the fake outrage many Portlanders are so eager to project onto others.

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Posted by assisse on 11/20/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Throwback Fun Fact ( Proprietary )

I'm assuming an "MR report" is "market research"...are you really so clueless that you don't recognize this quote from Bill Murray in Stripes - 1981? If weird means giving intentionally useless--but utterly hilarious--answers to vapid market research surveys, then color me weird.

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Posted by eprophet on 11/20/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “What Does This Mean?

Definitely racist. The really scary ones on OKC are the sexual coercion questions and how many dudes answer yes.

Posted by ThatOneBitch on 11/20/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

when you say "rape happens because of women not reporting rapists to the police"

everybody hears "rape happens because of women..."

asshole

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Posted by eldepeche on 11/20/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “What Does This Mean?

It means "I'm racist and I think everybody else is too."

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Posted by eldepeche on 11/20/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “What Does This Mean?

I think it's a yes/no combo deal... it is racist to reject people strictly based on skin color, but it's not racist to have a thing for dark skin or blue eyes. the trick is to i.d. what you're attracted to and go from there. personally, I think if you think skin color is something that matters, like that you are THAT shallow... well, you have bigger problems.

Posted by mtngoatz on 11/20/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

"I just don't understand what it will take for women to bring these animals to justice?" - Possibly it is all those times women are asked what they were wearing, the time police destroyed evidence, the times women were charged for rape kits, the times rape kits were never brought in, and etc., and etc.

A trend I have noticed is that ever since some white kid at Brown got falsely accused it always seems we questions the accuser first, even if the perp has multiple accusers, over several years... perps are innocent until proven guilty, victims just need to prove they didn't ask for it first I guess

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Posted by mtngoatz on 11/20/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

We cannot look to the system to attempt to convict and punish after the crime has occurred. Clearly this has not prevented or provided the change we need. We must destroy the rape culture that is pervasive in America and teach our boys that they have no will or domain over any woman anywhere at anytime.

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Posted by ThatOneBrownGuy on 11/20/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

Yeah, this is a well documented thing. Often if you report your rapist, you get dragged through a humiliating process in court during which you get blamed for your own rape and the rapist is found not guilty, and is free to harass you (or worse) once the trial is over. Maybe if the legal system actually helped women who came forward more of them would, but quite often it's worse than doing nothing.

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Posted by ForWhomTheBellTrolls on 11/20/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “What Does This Mean?

People don't come to Portland for its diverse ethnic dating scene. I might even go so far as to conjure that people come to Portland to hide from the racial problems that are prevelant in the rest of the country. Portland's ethnic populations are just so small that it is really easy to ignore their marginalization.

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Posted by ThatOneBrownGuy on 11/20/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

I'm not gonna go with "you're incredibly naive" on this, I think you're probably a trolling POS, but here ya go anyway.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/…

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/us/new-o…

https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/lisa-lo…

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Posted by xauen on 11/20/2014 at 10:18 AM
Posted by xauen on 11/20/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “A Discussion We Cannot Have

Your take-away from women not reporting sexual violence is...to further blame and shame women who've been sexually assaulted? The reason women don't report is because rhetoric like yours is so pervasive, especially within the criminal justice and legal systems. Those systems rarely, if ever, adequately support or find justice for survivors. That's why women don't report. You're asking the wrong questions. The right questions to ask are about why those systems so woefully fail survivors of gender-based violence.

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Posted by TillyMonster on 11/20/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “UPDATED: Fritz Wants to Open More Apartments, Condos for Short-Term Rentals

I thought thats what airbnb was for

Posted by Bullnose on 11/20/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Local Punk/House Venue Dekum Manor Caught on Fire

Bummer...Dude!

Posted by Jp Flanery on 11/20/2014 at 8:47 AM

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