doing nothing of any interest to anyone but me
Mr. Liberti, pit bulls are not 'bred to kill.' In fact, because human like to fight them against each other, they're bred to be human-friendly so they can be easily handled by those who wish to make them fight.
Sonny, that's really not the point, besides being dubious at best. The point is that all kinds of dogs are killed this way and that any situation in which deadly force is used repeatedly merits training. Simple. No need to make personal attacks if you can support your position.
TejonTech: it never ceases to amaze and amuse me that so many conservatives yammer about 'Thuh Constuhtooshun' without understanding AT ALL what it means to uphold and defend it. What you call 'taking one aspect of something and stringing it out of balance' actually means 'arguing specific points of law'. When our rights are being violated, it's proper to examine the particulars of those violations. Of course, your notion that college ruins our children is enough to make my point for me about the manner by which you form your worldview.
Smartestman, this one really showed YOUR bias: Mr. Tosches said nothing about all Colombian women being large-breasted; he simply said that those dancing girls ensconced in the Gazette building would fit that profile.
I'm not using language that's difficult to understand. You just don't happen to agree. I wish, smartestman, that you would adopt the habit of addressing the argument presented instead of the character and intention of your opponent.
You agree that rape is unacceptable - but how does the fact that so many people who perpetrate that act aren't punished fit in with that worldview?
You're kind of missing the point. No one's protesting criminality. If it were as easy as picketing to keep your house from being robbed, wouldn't we all do that? This is about a much larger problem, about our cultural contempt for women's sexuality. There's no other crime in which the level of temptation presented by the target mitigates the crime - but did you know that by some statistics, 97% of rapists never spend a day behind bars? Why is it that so many rapes aren't reported? Because we prosecute muggers, but we still believe that women have ASKED FOR IT if they look or act a certain way.
Of course women should, first and foremost, take responsibility for our safety - but society still teaches women not to GET raped rather than teaching men not to rape.
This isn't about the right to wander around the streets unprotected at night. It's about the language we use to describe women's sexual behavior and the deeper cultural meaning behind that language.
You're an odd one, no doubt. You're the one calling it a man-hater festival. I hardly think I'M the one being oversensitive.
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