“Are you kidding me? If someone consistently posted in forum that you were a child abuser or something equally heinous and damaging to your character you wouldn't want that to be a crime?
You must have a really forgiving nature.”
TheAmusementOfPolitics on Jan 10, 2012 at 12:58:14
“We already have laws to protect us from that. Its called slander.”
“Perhaps you didn't consider that even if the targeted teen/person does not see the derogatory comments many of his or her friends and classmates will. That's how these type of issues get out of hand, by others joining in the attack online and other places adding to the victim's emotional distress.
Generally such attacks carry over into all the aspects of the teen victim's life where their family is also berated. Physical threats are made, nasty rumors are started that get spread throughout the school and in some cases the community.
Would you like to have your son or daughter or sibling being labeled as a ______(fill in the blank) and it being made known to who knows how many people? Would you like to see someone you care for suffering due to the actions of someone who lacks morals, ethics and just plain kindness? I hardly think so.
Obviously "sticks and stones" do break bones as teens and even older persons take their lives because they simply cannot deal with the constant harassment. Bullies are pathetic individuals themselves with low self-esteem and behave in the manner they do to avoid dealing with the truths in their own lives.”
“I'm sorry, did you not understand the phrase "come to the medias attention"? Is it necessary to cite every bit of information before one can comprehend the meaning? If so, I will remember that in the furture.”
“I have no problem with the young person joining the Girl Scouts. Neither do I have a problem with the resignation of the leaders, that is a personal choice that they are entitiled to make according to their religious and ethical beliefs.
I am concerned about the backlash against the child and "her" family now that the matter has come to the medias attention. Some people (fortunately few) will take any opportunity to use their religious dogma as vaguely concealed bigotry.
I am certaint the leaders will be much happier in an organization that conforms to their personal faith, beliefs rather than one that tries to be compassionate and fair to all.”
WO-MAN SIDNEY on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:32:41
“IT WAS THE HE/SHE'S MOTHER WHO WENT TO THE MEDIA IN THE FIRST PLACE WHILE THE GIRL SCOUTS OF CO. WERE REVIEWING HER REQUEST ...READ THE WHOLE STORY!”
“Are you kidding me? The First Lady is very attractive, very feminine. His problem like many others is that she is educated and intelligent and capable of handling/doing whatever she chooses or required.
I suggest he take a look in the mirror if he wishes to see a problem that prevails in a large part of our society. Persons who are out of shape (to put it mildly) have no foundation for the criticizing anyone else about anything else. (Actually none of us have the right to judge another person, we should just take care of our "own house" and let everyone else live in peace.).”
alabamajack on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:10:16
subdu on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:06:22
“The first lady is educated, but far from intelligent. There is a big difference between the two. A college education makes you educated it does not make you intelligent. A good example would be the late Steve Jobs, very intelligent but no college degree. I have come across a lot of people in my life with masters degrees that were some of the most unintelligent people you would ever meet.”
Erica1 on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:02:48
“The size of her behind is a hereditary thing. She has absolutely no stomach, which is where unattractive weight tends to build up... if you're getting on how big her behind is and attributing it to weight gain, that's just plain ol wrong.”
sdskydiver71 on Dec 22, 2011 at 09:57:36
“and by "very feminine" you mean "looks like a linebacker"”
“Men who are so concerned with appearances and believe women should always dress for them could not be considered a great catch (so to speak). Why would any woman with self-esteem care that any man would go running anywhere simply because of her wardrobe?
Please, look around you. How many males do you see in like attire? How many males do you see with their stomach hanging over their belts?
Just another example of the double standard relating to gender issues.”
pankate on Dec 26, 2011 at 22:44:59
“I really don't see this as a double standard. I see guys wearing sweatpants in public and with stomachs hanging over their belts. I also generally find them to be far less attractive than a guy who is better dressed. I don't see how this is any different than saying that, all else being equal, a woman wearing sweatpants is not as attractive as a woman wearing real pants.
That being said, both women and men are completely free to wear sweatpants in public. They just shouldn't complain when the opposite gender doesn't find them as attractive as they otherwise might have.”
“It is unfortunate that so many people (men as well as women) have such fears. My concern for my financial stability in my so called "Golden Years" is one of the reasons I continued to work when I had young children. Even though I received a lot of criticism from SAHMs and others I felt I had no choice but to help establish a solid financial base for my family because no one knows what the future holds. As fate would have it, my husband died a relatively young age (57) if I had not been a working wife and mother it is entirely possible that our house would have been forfeited and our children would not have been able to obtain the education that allowed them to be self sufficient.”