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And I too have been mistaken for an employee at various stores. And I have mistaken others. It has nothing to do with race - it has to do with if I can see your purse! No purse? you must work here (if you're a woman). I suspect her purse was showing, and she was asked ONLY because she's 5'11". HEIGHTISM!!! Besides, Mrs. Obama admitted the first time she told the story that she was taller and the "asker* was short - and that she enjoyed the encounter because she was treated like a regular person [in disguise]. In the retelling, suddenly it's ugly, and because she's black. Hilarious.
The Cooper story - SO infuriating. The man obviously had been calling out to her, asking her to move the bag. What were his choices (besides letting her take up 2 seats)? 1.) Touch her to get her attention - and have her yell Assault! or Rape! 2.) Move the bag himself. Maybe he was actually a SEXIST pig, and that's what he meant by her needing to listen to him. Maybe it was sexism and not racism! Or maybe he could tell that she was a teacher, and he hates teachers! It was jobism!! Maybe ageism! Maybe he hates people of her age! Or her skinniness/fatness! Sizeism! Or maybe, ridiculous woman, you should have profusely apologized to HIM for having taken up 2 seats and then not heard his requests for you to move your bag so that he could sit down!! That's what any normal person would have done, so matter WHAT the race/sex/age/career/religion dichotomy you two comprised. I certainly would have apologized to a kid/old man, black/white/Latino, Muslim/Rastafarian WHATEVER if I'd been in your place. "Oh, I'm so sorry - let me get that! I was taking up that seat and didn't even hear you ask! I'm SO sorry!" Would have served the woman right, since she was obviously not paying attention to her bags and her laptop out in the open, if some thief took advantage of her cluelessness and made off with it. How stupid can you get?? At least her anger would have been justified - somebody stole something of hers (which I don't wish on her or anybody). Instead, she's mad because someone pointed out that she was a selfish pig and she tried to blame it on her skin color.
Hilarious (ok, pathetic actually) that the sole vestige of Christmas left (Santa) - that they now hate - isn't even the real Christmas story, but a second class leftover of that which we [Christians] have left to us. Gone already is any mention of the miraculous birth of the Savior of Mankind. No, all we get now is a fat man in a suit who stalks you all year and then breaks into your home. THAT is religiously offensive? To us Christians, maybe! Next year, they'll be banning the Easter Bunny - even though he has zero to do with the resurrection of Christ. A bunny will be too offensive and "religious." But chocolate will still be hawked and sold, you bet. Just like pushing the buying of "holiday" presents now. We give gifts to each other because....um...because... it's "The Holidays"!
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The College Rape Club

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 11:53 PM
Hilarious. And terrifying.
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The College Rape Club

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 11:52 PM
That was terrifying.
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The College Rape Club

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 8:10 AM
Unfortunately, I have no doubt that young women have sex without their[sober] consent on college campuses frequently. And in multiple partner settings. And these women are not putting up the kind of fight that signals to a sober man that this is rape. This stuff does not happen without the girls' getting sheet-faced drunk (or drugged). And yes, often with the help of her "date." But like the original doubters of the Jackie tale, I found that several elements rang false. I will say, though, that it does not mean than young women are not gotten drunk and gang-raped. I just think it's by equally drunk young men, not the creepy sober group who lured Jackie to a darkened room, threw her onto a glass table which broke, then violently took turns - on the broken glass - for 3 hours, was it? But things like the gang-bang of a dormmate of mine (back in the '80s), while she was passed out) I'm absolutely positive still do happen. Frat party, sports team party, dorm party - it happens. Having been a sorority girl who went to these parties, I'm telling you it happens. However, I suspect much less frequently. I think the word IS getting out that this is unacceptable, and you could be kicked out of school/thrown in jail - which was not the case back when.
If the CA system is anything like the University of Texas, they have a LOT of stupid costs that have nothing to do with improving one's education. Example: UT's 300 person Diversity staff. That's right, 300 people get a full salary to increase the "diversity" of the university's student body. End effect (on the graduating class)? Zero. That's right, zero. The kids they've recruited do not graduate. Better to give scholarships to hundreds of deserving minority students, but noooo, UT wants to be able to brag about they're "doing something" to increase the diversity of their population. "Look how much we care!" Maybe spending $600,000 to refurbish the Bursar's Office into the Head of Diversity's office was also a little disgusting? (Yes, they hid the costs, distributing them among various "repairs" so as not to draw attention to the grotesque waste.) Gee, so surprising that college costs are so high....and the education provided is not any better.
????? or are you a troll? Or just that my sarcasm detector is still asleep?
I was one of those girls on college campuses* [in the '80s], going from frat party to frat party. And I didn't drink. And I made it out of college unraped. Shocking! The thinking of "I should be able to wear whatever I want and drink however much I want, and there should be no other consequences than a hangover" is beyond stupid. I *should* be able to wear diamonds and carry lots of cash and walk through a crackhouse unarmed without being robbed is also true - robbery, like rape, is against the law, right? But I'd be reeeeeeally dumb to think I was walking out of that crackhouse unrobbed. *These were schools where girls DID get gang-raped by whole frat houses. Each time, the victim drank to the point of unconsciousness. This is horrifying, and the girls did NOT "deserve what they got." But no one - no one- was surprised. And those rapists should have been prosecuted. And nowadays, rightfully, they would be, thank goodness.
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One Nation Under Godlessness

The Original Alice Wrote: Nov 14, 2014 9:10 AM
Yeah, no double standard there!
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