“Hi cycinal! Since most rape victims and victims of domestic violence are female, maybe it would be good to consider that we need either a LOT more tough women or a LOT more soft men. Maybe we just need to nurture human beings.”
Lynda Zahm on Apr 15, 2013 at 18:35:11
“"Maybe we just need to nurture human beings". Thank you for that. When adults realize that they are not here to SHAPE little copies, but have been given the awesome task to nurture an individual soul and spirit, that will be day of joy!!!”
“That's a bold statement. Do you speak for Catholics everywhere? Are you suggesting they destroy all their charities around the world that feed and cloth so many in the 3rd world? Maybe they should all just become atheists?”
“Pasty maggots feeding on the sickness of the American character. I don't know how many people will supperate, but I am stronger than this putrid spirit of ignorance, bigotry, and limitless greed -- no matter who "wins."”
Jun 27, 2012 at 11:29:30
“Pie for breakfast is one of the keys to happiness. My grandparents knew this even without knowing their their ghrelin levels. Peach, apple, pumpkin, rhubarb. Add a cup of coffee, and you're starting the day with pure joy.”
Lightwins on Jun 27, 2012 at 11:52:16
“And pure trouble for your body and mind. Regular consumption of sugar, caffeine and gluten grains are the source of countless physical and emotional disorders.”
“Yup. I've been telling people for decades the padding is the problem. Same with boxing gloves -- they let you do a roundhouse to the temple, which does deep damage, when you would break your own bones barehanded. Football armor increases, the armor does more damage, they add more armor, and now we have athletes horribly crippled for a game. Rugby -- all the bloody fun, a fraction of the neural catastrophe.”
Natedc on Jan 14, 2012 at 02:34:41
“Boxing gloves were added because it's no fun paying for a fight that ends in one punch and if you've ever seen a real fight you would know it's not difficult to bare knuckle punch a concussion into a guys skull with one swing. Who cares about your broken fingers, that guys brain is bleeding.”
If the direction is good kids love Shakespeare -- battles and gougings, intrigues and cross-dressing, fairies, kings and queens, warriors, brown-nosers, liars, fools. What's not to like?
Action should be understandable even in a foreign language. People have no trouble understanding Shakespeare when played, only when read. Because they're plays. And kids understand a lot very early -- why not give them the one author in English that will illuminate them through their entire lives, deepening with their experiences and emotional growth?”
Bascoda on Dec 28, 2011 at 04:11:33
“You are absolutely correct, Shakespeare must be seen performed to be appreciated. I have been taking my two granddaughters to performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (which is world class theater) every year since each of them turned ten. Not only do they love the plays, they seem to understand them better than many adults.”
May 28, 2011 at 14:29:44
“Have you considered that this child may be intersexed, and they are giving zir time to grow up and make those choices for zirself? If they feel this way about things now, what else would they do if their child had non-typical genitals? And would they scream that to the world -- "Hey my kid's got ambiguous genitalia, so I can't make a choice without violating this person's deepest rights?" Or would they protect their child from the stupid public not understanding THAT, and protect zir's choices in later life?
You have no idea what's going on, but they seem like great parents and role models for a better society.”
May 28, 2011 at 14:23:33
“Sex and gender are not interchangeable terms. And biological sex is much, much more varied that most people want to know, both in terms of genitalia and "brain sex." One can absolutely BE a unique expression of both, not just A or B, but blue-green with sparkles.”
6p023E23 on May 28, 2011 at 16:35:57
“Sex and gender are one and the SAME THING.
Donot spin that. Okay??? typical liberal.
a : sex
b : the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex”
Dayne on May 28, 2011 at 15:38:11
“Sorry, biological sex is not as varied as you wish to portray. Look at the numbers and the biology of the human species. Genetic abnormalities are just that, abnormal. Don't try to quibble over terms to make this a gray issue. Sex and gender are one of the most universal standards ... period. If you want to argue how society affects the psychological aspects of gender identity, that is an entirely different story. Let me ask you a hypothetical question.
At age 18 the child (boy/girl) wants to have a child, but through their gender confusion they are unable to perform the act with the necessary biological opposite, due to their incompatible gender identify. Where does that leave the person? Please don't say adoption, we are talking about biology here. So, where does that leave the individual? How is their self-esteem? Where do they fit in society? Then what are we faced with when this individual says that society is bigoted and unfair and that their civil rights aren't being respected. Well, I guess he/she will have to take it up with their parents who placed this burden on the child, the parents who have decided to make life more difficult for their child because they don't like societal norms.