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Mom, Stop Coddling Me and Let Me Grow!

Mom, Stop Coddling Me and Let Me Grow!

Commented Dec 29, 2012 at 00:49:28 in Fifty

“I don't have any kids, but I am a very involved auntie.....when the youngest nephews were little, I made monthly weekend visits. Now my niece is in high school and the nephews are grown, and I see my siblings struggle with this. It is hard, because who wants to see them live on the street? I like the rule one brother has -- that they go to school or they work and pay rent, but even then it's hard for the parents not to want to tell them what to do. You just have to have faith that you did your best and that it will work out. I have to believe my nephews make it because I saw what their parents did in raising them.”
Novelist Maeve Binchy Was Childless, Not Heartless

Novelist Maeve Binchy Was Childless, Not Heartless

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 18:00:41 in Women

“Thank you for that defense of women who are childless but who manage to affect children's lives nonetheless. I had a very brief marriage and shortly after my divorce began to have also dealt with reproductive health issues that resulted in a total hysterectomy. However, I'm a long time preschool/kindergarten teacher, and I had many friends who included me as family as their children were growing up. Add my own nephews and my niece to the picture, and my life is full of nurturing experiences indeed. In fact, I feel so blessed by being around all of those wonderful young people that lacking a child of my own no longer feels so important. I hope that Maeve Binchy felt as beloved by her nephews and nieces in her lifetime as well.”
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Daniel Tosh vs. The Age of Outrage

Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:40:07 in Entertainment

“First of all, in my answer I didn't pay attention to the person, it was not meant as a personal slight. Secondly, I do understand that you feel to take the joke seriously is nonsensical. Of course we are all free to decide what is nonsense, and what is not. What I see is nonsense is that his profession changes the context. To me, it doesn't matter if you are in a pulpit, holding a political rally, on Saturday Night Live, or at a cocktail party. If you make an off the hook stupid remark, other people can express their disgust. And if it's really egregious, then you might have to face other consequences for it, as Gilbert Gottfried did for his "jokes" about the Japanese tsunami. Enough said.”
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Daniel Tosh vs. The Age of Outrage

Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 19:00:47 in Entertainment

“No, you missed my point. The person I responded to wanted to minimize the ugliness of the remark by saying that the woman in question was in no danger of being raped, so there's nothing to get upset about. That's like saying I shouldn't get upset about a racist joke although I'm not black. We don't have to be personally affected by the joke -- which was about rape -- to find it gross, or to feel people that defend it ridiculous.”

lp18 on Jul 16, 2012 at 12:07:39

“One: you were responding to me.  2: I did not miss your point.  Rape is indeed ugly and a huge problem all over the World.  As women we need to make a point of drawing attention to and being active in prevention.  That said and to my point, which you missed,  D. Tosh is a comedian.  Being upset by a comedian's joke is nonsensical.  If he were a politician or a religious leader, then outrage would be justified.   If you do not like comedians or are easily offended then do not listen, and do not pay money to go see comedy.”
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Daniel Tosh vs. The Age of Outrage

Commented Jul 14, 2012 at 19:16:50 in Entertainment

“I don't know. Speaking mouth before mind, in any context, and then not understanding the trouble that comes from it is worse.”
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Daniel Tosh vs. The Age of Outrage

Commented Jul 14, 2012 at 19:14:07 in Entertainment

“Ah, yes, but the said behavior has been imposed on some woman, somewhere. Lots of women in fact, who probably missed at the time what Tosh finds amusing in it. Probably never will see the "joke", in fact. That is whole point. To make light of a devastating event like that because, in Tosh's words, "there are awful things in the world, but we can still make jokes about them", is to be so dense it's beyond description.”

lp18 on Jul 15, 2012 at 11:48:01

“you completely missed the point.  this is not about rape.  ”