Prostitution isn't against federal law & wasn't against states' laws til the mid/late 1800s. Brothels minimized the risks with bouncers, systems to signal trouble, & examining clients & employees for disease. Most brothels were run by women, not male pimps. It was after Anthony Comstock's campaigns against "vice", including claiming prostitution was a violation against morals, that the American public became unsympathetic to prostitutes.
20th/21st C prostitutes often go alone with an unknown man to a secluded place, making prostitutes into prime targets of serial killers, other criminals, & violent pimps. Even when their viticms include ordinary teen girls, serial killers often claim they were just killing "prostitutes", as if this makes their vile crimes acceptable.
Our brief 1 1/2 century experiment with banning prostitution has not only not eradicated prostitution, but increased the vulnerability of many mostly poor, mostly young women, and has been used by serial killers to justify to themselves their horrific crimes.
Even better I Anon column: admitting to using the dildo, while smoking crack & chugging a 40 ouncer in the schoolyard.
I don't care about NA rules, any more than I care about bronze-age scare stories, entrails of birds, or something someone claimed to have read from inside a hat.
Appology is about the relationship between the person who is sad enough to have hurt/upset someone to make effort to mend the relationship with that person. It's about the hurt person actually mattering to the appologizer.
Initiating contact just to check "appology to X" off your to-do list, or doing something you think the hurt person might like but won't know about, is just using that person as a prop - it's removing the aggrieved person from the equation. Perhaps there might be a name for this, but appology is already in use for a different, social purpose.
Wait a minute, your DOG sniffed it out? It wasn't lying in plain site? Sounds like someone is just looking for something to complain about - and a gratuititous opportunity to slam Portland Public Schools.
I've found that the unwanted display of penis can be easily discouraged with a hearty laugh. Nothing deflates unnecessary public boners faster.
And, no, you weren't "violated" - he didn't touch you, make you touch him, follow you, take your wallet, assault you or do anything but react to *you* looking at *him*. Calling that being 'violated" is disrespectful to people who've actually experienced serious violence.
Glare from the phone - valid complaint, if promptly made to offenders or theater staff.
What's on the screen - irrelevant. Would you have felt better if if was cute widdle child-friendly kittens? If the answer is Yes, you deserve DamosA
I anonymous material? Not even close.
Gee, I love bacon, and I wish I could find a bunch of restaurants that would wrap every entre, salad & desert with big, greasy slabs of bacon. Put some in my coffee, while you're at it.
It's wrong to assume nobody Jewish eats pork. There's variously observant/nonreligious Jews. Not knowing many Muslims, I still wouldn't assume unvarying dietary observance.
Here's an actual problem, some [not all] area Chinese restaurants lack understanding of seafood allergy. Since shrimp fried rice is on the menu, it's disconcerting to find shrimp in the pork fried rice. They think you're ungrateful when you want to return Pork Fried Rice with Bonus Shrimp. Unnoticed shrimp/fish is a life-threatening experience for the severely allergic, and a serious buzzkill with the milder form.
Does anyone have anaphylaxis from bacon?
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