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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
« Last post by Swagomatic on Today at 11:38:15 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Last post by Morvis13 on Today at 11:38:10 AM »
Lutheran. Little cups.
They had both common cup and little cups in the 70's when I took communion. First it was all common cup but later they started to introduce the little cups.
General Discussion / Re: Campus Rape Statistics
« Last post by Nosmas on Today at 11:35:31 AM »
The problem with this is one of equivocation. You can't on the one hand define all of this behavior that no one actually objects to for its own sake as "technically rape" for the purpose of building a statistic, and then on the other hand turn around and say "see how common this thing we all object to is!"

If we really want to understand and eliminate a problem, we have to stay focused on the problem.

I think this is the issue I'm having. We say that we should assume the women in the questionnaire are informed enough to know when consent was not present so that when they answer yes they're correctly identifying rape. Or we could just ask if they've been a victim of rape and also assume they know what that means. Especially if that's the word we're then going to use when telling others what the people in the study are answering yes to. If their question technically defines rape and we should all know that then just use the word. If the word is clear enough for everyone stating the 1/5 or 1/7 then it's good enough for the women who are actually responding to the question.

It seems odd to ask the question in such a way so as to include some fraction of yes responses which we don't really have strong objections to then tell everyone the results using different terminology in which we all object to it.

And despite my genuine lack of fellow-feeling for dudebros out gettin' "pussy", sex-positism is genuinely ethically important to me. I don't find it good to pathologize sex the way this thinking seems to do.
Honestly, I never enjoyed the hard-drinking party scene, and my impulse is to look down my nose somewhat at those who do. And as the guy who was usually always sitting by himself with one or two beers or a glass of wine and going home alone, I'm not inclined towards sympathy for the guys going out and "getting laid".

Again I think we're sometimes jumping to a case where we're imagining a bunch of dude-bro pickup artists lurking in clubs while trying to find their drunk prey. A much more common case is almost certainly people already in relationships who occasionally drink and screw. The questions regarding consent do not distinguish a difference. It's just no consent = rape, consent while impaired does not count as consent... maybe... sometimes? The question also doesn't care if you were fine with it the next day.
Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
« Last post by PANTS! on Today at 11:30:10 AM »

Mon, Feb 27

The Grammy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences each year since 1959, are awarded to a variety of musical performers.  The name for these awards comes from the word 'gramophone,' the 1887 machine that played mass-produced sound disks.
Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
« Last post by PANTS! on Today at 11:25:33 AM »
Perfect scores this week: UnixTechie, Morvis13
In addition the following people beat the picker at, and the average expected value: Boßel, Swagomatic, Starnado, High Pockets

WeekTassie DaveBoßelAh.HellMorvis13UnixTechieSwagomaticGerbigStarnadoHigh Pocketsarthwollipotst3classRandom.OrgExpected ValueMax Score

General Discussion / Re: Introduce yourself here!
« Last post by stands2reason on Today at 11:24:49 AM »
I feel like I should post something since I have returned after being inactive for several years.
TV & Movies / Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Last post by superdave on Today at 11:24:28 AM »
this list will definitely come in handy
Religion / Philosophy Talk / WWJD - What Would Jesus Drive?
« Last post by stands2reason on Today at 11:23:28 AM »

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Forum Games / Re: Fact or Crap? 2017 Edition
« Last post by PANTS! on Today at 11:12:48 AM »
Fri, Feb 24

It is true that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were both huge fans of Shakespeare, and together they did visit William Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon home in 1786, but they didn't secretly plant a tree. They broke off a piece of wood from Shakespeare's chair and took it back to America as a souvenir. 'The thief doth fear each bush an officer.' - William Shakespeare's King Henry IV (Act V, Scene VI)
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