Hey Randy, how does one go about getting duty on that shiny new toy of a fireboat anyway?
I did not endorse Mary Nolan in her campaign for the council...either formally or informally.
Shutting down the City of Portland? I think I accidentally did that once too, they should tell more people where the breaker switch is.
I get real tired of waking up with a sore ass and a nickel in my hand. How much will Amanda see that I get paid from now on?
Are you kidding? You've attempted to write an article about the finer points of brisket, without even a nod to the actual parts (the point and flat). More importantly, you've completely whiffed on a discussion of the King of All Barbecue - the BURNT ENDS. Shame on you.
I'm supprised they didn't mention Littly Piggy BBQ (two locations: Cartlandia and PSU) I eat lunch there and LOVE it! I wonder what those at the Mercury think about it.
what is that an overcooked butterball run over by a dodge dakota then dumped in heinz ketchup? and the smoke hovering above- somebody chain smoking marlboros under the table or is it mosquito coils?
just horrible. no want barbecue like that.
Bibimbap the Bebop! BIBIMBAP THE BEBOP!!!
Jesus Christ how many people missed the goddamned point: If you're a woman, and a guy is making you uncomfortable, you ladies should very much consider lashing out, with equal boldness, to the asshole making you uncomfortable. I agree with the author, it's much better option than quiet acceptance, and it's the exact same thing a guy would do if he were being harassed. Great read.
I don't see more than 1-2 men on here trying to be decent or respectful. Proving the point of this article. Ugh, MRAs are so tiresome.
I guess it's true what they say- you are what you eat. A bunch of these women on here seem like real dicks.
I sure hope kitteh and hottiedontwantyouropinion aren't people I know in real life, 'cause they both sound kind of asshole-ish. I'll probably get called a misogynist for saying that, or told I'm part of the problem, or some such, but it won't amount to a hill of beans and the world will keep on turning...
lots of boring shitty NIMBY-ass liberal MRA mansplaining in this thread. If you don't understand that structural violence is at play here, well that's an artifact of your privilege, and that privilege comes at others' expense. Oakland's Feminist Vigilante Gangs got hella militant w/r/t these kinds of problems not very long ago. I'll just leave a few links here:
flyer front: http://i.imgur.com/L8eTREB.jpg
flyer back: http://i.imgur.com/N9Hreyw.jpg
highly adaptable/adoptable flyer text: http://pastebin.com/J1xF5i4B
some photos from a march: http://bit.ly/10Qc4aF
also how about this: the cops are not your allies. they enforce the status quo of racist, sexist, classist structural violence. they are part of the problem. in this current fucked up situation, you may occasionally be left with no option but to call on them, but do everything in your power to organize autonomously & undermine the 'need' for them (which they work to simultaneously manufacture & fulfill). #NODADS
This piece totally made my day! No, this isn't about hating on all men and this should be obvious to anyone with an IQ higher than a toaster. It's about those assholes that shout out these totally inappropriate comments while women are minding their own business. If you don't do this yourself, why are you defending the asshats that do?
I hate the "you would look prettier if you smiled" line SO MUCH because I've heard since I was about six years old. I'm not an unhappy person so I guess it's just my "thinking face" or whatever. Did anyone ever say that to James Dean? No. The worst was when some rando creep said it to me while thinking over the news I just heard that someone knew died.
Sometimes creeps use this one: "You dropped your smile."
My response: "You dropped your dick."
Another totally awesome response is "I'll smile when you're dead."
"JFK Jr. never got accused of sexual harassment"
Blah blah blah... all men are rapists. You forgot to put that in the headline too.
If someone had written an over-generalization as equally broad and stupid as "All homosexuals are pedophiles", your editing staff and readers would be frothing at the mouth and shooting involuntary bowel movements out their collective asses.
If there's any truth to your unstated assertions at all, I would bet a years supply of Oprah's Canned Hams that the majority of the "harassment" comes from the mentally ill, drug addicts, and drunks that the city and state are too short sighted to treat and keep off the streets,
"If you've got so much feminism in your cock you should know that when the issue is something you most likely haven't expierenced and will not expierence first hand you sit the fuck down and listen to people who are actually affected by it."
"How about don't talk to strangers? How about the simplicity of that, which you supposedly learn when you're like 4 years old. Don't talk to strangers. Don't pretend that anyone cares what you think about anything when going about your daily business. "
How fucking retarded and absurd. Funny though, I'll give you morans that.
I can see where the authors are coming from but they're approaching this subject rather one dimensionally. The more offensive male chauvanist stereotypes used in the drawings seem to depict real life scum of society to a certain degree. I can guarantee these assaults on the fairer sex aren't their only form of wrath they wage on decent society. When ladies aren't around they may harrass or even physically threaten other males. Vandalism is probably a major player in their repertoire as well. Who knows, maybe some of them are even executives for multinationals. Basically, this behavior is only a symptom of a bigger underlying problem that I am hardly qualified to discuss.
Also, X percentage of the so called "street harrassment" that occurs within the boundaries of legality has to be expected. A whistle is like a 1 on a scale of 1-10 for harrassment, if thats what you view it as. In bigger size cities you're going to encouter all types. It's not like Mayberry where everyone knows eachother.
The double standards on this subject can be absurd. I've watched American Idol many times with Nicki Minaj as a judge, she's constantly making weird sexual comments to the contestants, male and female, I don't know if she's a lesbian or bi or just another straight chick pretending to be lesbian but I notice with young female ones she'll even make lewd comments about their sexual organs, someone previously mentioned how women also can make inappropriate sexual comments and get away with it, this is the perfect example because you can see it on national TV. No one bats an eye when she does this. Randy, next to her, giggles like a baby every time she does it. Now imagine a male judge doing the same thing it'd be considered sexual harassment and his butt would be kicked off the show. How does a woman get away with this creepy shit yet a man does it even once and it could end of his career?
After reading this, I rolled my eyes so hard I have a headache now. I read the names of the authors, and didn't recognize them as regular writers for The Mercury, so I googled the names. Lo and Behold, each one of them get first page results as having written for The Stranger, The Merc's sister tabloid weekly up in Seattle.
All I can say is that I have always found the radically political element of Seattle a little more strident and obnoxious than Portland, where being genuinely well-meaning seems to have a stronger foothold (for which I'm grateful... hope it doesn't change soon).
That said, this article is just obnoxious. Having been to some pretty backwards parts of the U.S., where I have seen and unfortunately knew dudes who behave like this, I sympathize with the sentiment. However, I can tell you this with confidence: Men who act like this probably don't read the Mercury, and if they do, they won't take this seriously. This won't stop that behavior. And, in the better part of a decade of living in Portland, I can't think of a time where I've witnessed this.
Which means, the article is a stab at those who were already more or less sympathetic to and aware of the female side of this issue. Which is shitty, and kind of childish and oblivious on the part of the writers. Its like a home-owner running up to a person walking their dog, one who always picks up the poop, and scolding them for the fact that they've found dog shit on their lawn.
Except this has been happening for decades. Same dog-owners, picking up after their dog, and having angry homeowners confront them. Again and again. It's fucking tired and old and dumb. We know. We get it. It sucks. Please quit scolding at the world, indiscriminately. And Mercury? Can you grow-it-up a little please? Not everyone in Portland is a 22 year old. You've been getting more and more like a college newspaper recently.
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