“So what you're saying is that she somehow shares the blame for what happened to her? Because you think she's made poor choices in her life that may've left her vulnerable? Never mind that an older, known predator was on the streets ... she is the one who should have been at home, with her parents, where old creeps couldn't get at her (in spite of the fact that plenty of other young girls have been raped, assaulted and even murdered right under their parents' noses).
HER movements should have been guarded. NOT his. According to YOU. Even though there's NO evidence that SHE did ANYthing wrong other than being 17 and engaged, which may not be ideal, but it's certainly no crime.
“Well, probably ... because intimate partners and family members are the ones most likely to kill women. Therein lies the real tragedy. We aren't in danger from strangers as much as from those we love and trust the most.”
AlisonCarnie on Mar 2, 2013 at 22:36:19
“As a former battered woman who escaped and prevailed ... prevailed to have a fabulous life.
“Oh, I know! Watching the kiss wasn't the horrible part. It was all the lip-smacking, slobber-sucking, drool-swallowing going on. I was about to throw up. I've done an awful lot of kissing in my life (and most of it good kissing, tyvm), and never have I sounded like I was trying to suck an elephant through a coffee mixing straw. *shudder*”
Barbara Brunelle on Feb 4, 2013 at 15:45:00
“omg...i so agree! the noises were what made it so damn disturbing. it could have been the sweetest commericial if it had been done tastefully. if they had been standing up, and he planted a kiss on her without all the open mouthed gross stuff, and she swooned a little, the leg kick, could have been adorable.”
“Where in the article do you see that she didn't "want" to raise them? The very first sentence is: "I was pressured to place my son Zachary for adoption in 1986, and his brother Nathaniel for adoption in 1988."
"Pressured" implies a very different situation from the one you're insinuating.”
“And a 24-hour waiting period for a gun is "taking away mah rights" but a 24-hour waiting period for abortion is willy-nilly irresponsibility. The logic is astounding. I'm not anti-gun, but the idea of lots of guns and ammo in the hands of people half out of their minds with fear makes me more than a little uncomfortable.”
wv8635257 on Dec 17, 2012 at 11:22:43
“Seems to me we should concentrate on removing the source of fear that is driving up the buying of guns. Every time the left starts in with gun control issues, sales increase. More irresponsible behavior from our "leaders" in the swamp.”
“I feel for you. As a fellow mother, I do. But I feel even more for your other children. My own mother was desperately mentally ill and could not get the treatment she needs, and I struggle with trauma-related depression to this day because of it. I suffered abuse and violence at her hands that I never should have, and I was exposed to things I never should have been exposed to. I hope and pray that your other children are receiving the supportive services they so desperately need to stay emotionally strong and healthy even as you're fighting a stubborn, medieval system to get your oldest the help he also desperately needs. Stay strong, mom.”
IamYourDrillThrall on Dec 16, 2012 at 10:27:38
“I could be you. I had/have a mentally ill mother who abused me physically, emotionally and verbally. I am a highly functioning adult with children of my own, but not a day goes by that I don't have to deal with the after-affects of what this woman did to me. She came of age during an era when women were expected to have children. She shouldn't have, but she didn't have a choice.”
Getting upset is one thing. Issuing death threats is another. If he didn't do anything illegal, these people are out of line. No, wait: They're out of line regardless. You don't threaten to kill someone regardless. If someone is a criminal, you turn them into the police. If they didn't do anything illegal, you leave them alone. If they are doing something wrong but not illegal, you try to change the law.
No matter what, though, you don't threaten to kill them. Pretty sure there's a law against THAT.”
“This woman has a history of DUI, probation violations and various and sundry other arrests. I don't know whether she's lying or the cops are, but I'd say in this case, the odds are the former. She sounds like a real gem.
Doesn't give the cops a right to grope her or publicly strip search her, but it's not at all obvious that they did, imo.”
“The OP did. I was responding to this: "But in a profession where the majority of the population is male, most between the ages of 18 to 45, with a high sex drive and testosterone to boot, you will always encounter SA."
I don't care how high their sex drive and testosterone are. They need to control themselves.”