• Why does the term "pedophile" get thrown around so much?

    As I am to understand the definition, a pedophile is a male or female adolescent or adult who is sexually attracted to children of a prepubescent age, age 11 or 12 maximum, though ceratinly one can argue that certain children develop later than others. The attraction is based mostly on sexual power over the quiet and innocent, passive victim. ... show more
    As I am to understand the definition, a pedophile is a male or female adolescent or adult who is sexually attracted to children of a prepubescent age, age 11 or 12 maximum, though ceratinly one can argue that certain children develop later than others. The attraction is based mostly on sexual power over the quiet and innocent, passive victim. Fantasies are usually based on touching and not based on violence or on physical harm, though we all know what psychological harm can come if these fantasies are acted upon. I feel it is important to state that a 16 year old girl is not a prepubescent child and therefore the attraction to one does not make a boy or an older man a pedophile, lest the average high school boy be locked up for all the thoughts in his head. And that too. No one can be locked up for their fantasies. A pedophile cannot be locked up for being one... but for acting on his fantasies. Just speaking to the ignorant.
    4 answers · Psychology · 4 years ago
  • How can any liberal defend a so-called religion that practices this form of barbarism?

    I thought liberals were on the side of women's rights and promoted the freedom of speech of women, and yet I usually hear liberals defending muslims. Well, defend this muslim practice....http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheet...
    I thought liberals were on the side of women's rights and promoted the freedom of speech of women, and yet I usually hear liberals defending muslims. Well, defend this muslim practice....http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheet...
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Is it offensive to the community to be an independent thinker?

    My last question was not only deleted. I was given a violation. I simply asked why I was labeled a racist, conservative, Christian Republican (when I am none of these things) by all of my liberal friends simply because I question all authority, including the current administration and government led by Obama. Is that offensive?
    My last question was not only deleted. I was given a violation. I simply asked why I was labeled a racist, conservative, Christian Republican (when I am none of these things) by all of my liberal friends simply because I question all authority, including the current administration and government led by Obama. Is that offensive?
    3 answers · Etiquette · 4 years ago
  • Do you find the following statement conveniently sexist, sexist against women as well, and self-serving?

    "Women are especially vulnerable to the negative effects of walking on eggshells due to their greater vulnerability to anxiety" This statement comes from a verbal abuse/compassion solutions website. It is typical anti-male garbage... but if I were a feminist, I would be insulted. What this statement says is that women are weaker than men... show more
    "Women are especially vulnerable to the negative effects of walking on eggshells due to their greater vulnerability to anxiety" This statement comes from a verbal abuse/compassion solutions website. It is typical anti-male garbage... but if I were a feminist, I would be insulted. What this statement says is that women are weaker than men when it comes to difficult situations waiting for the other shoe to drop. But I am coming from the point of view of a man who has put up with more than his share of quiet abuse, of "what in the heck is she going to do next?" She has hit me in the past, cheated on me, given me an STD, become an alcoholic and drug addict... I have supported her in all of her treatments and recoveries. I have been there for her, supported her in all ways, even though she chooses to continue to smoke and drink like an idiot with her health the way it is, and yes, I used the word "idiot" because it fits her behavior. If I have an occasional outburst of anger she calls me an a$$hole. Now I look up this website and read this crap.
    4 answers · Gender Studies · 5 years ago
  • In your opinion, why don't kids play outside anymore?

    When I was a kid, in the spring, and the fall, and part of the winter, but especially the long summer days, I would not have been caught dead inside. I was always outside playing, whether it was a sport or just horsing around... and it didn't matter what time of day. Morning, afternoon, and evening... my mom had to call me in sometimes three... show more
    When I was a kid, in the spring, and the fall, and part of the winter, but especially the long summer days, I would not have been caught dead inside. I was always outside playing, whether it was a sport or just horsing around... and it didn't matter what time of day. Morning, afternoon, and evening... my mom had to call me in sometimes three or four times before I would finally get my butt in the house. Now, I don't know why we have parks or playgrounds... they are rarely used. Pools are used, yes, but only by a few kids... it's just a shame. Something's been lost here.
    12 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 5 years ago
  • What can you say about a stupid wife who gets so drunk she can't pick up her husband from work?

    It was payday so she had my bank card and all the money to run errands yesterady, she bought a bottle and got smashed and left me stranded so I had to walk to a bar from my job, call a taxi, get a cab ride from this unfriendly Indian creep, then go in and get the cash while he waited outside suspiciously, looking in through the door like a jerk. ... show more
    It was payday so she had my bank card and all the money to run errands yesterady, she bought a bottle and got smashed and left me stranded so I had to walk to a bar from my job, call a taxi, get a cab ride from this unfriendly Indian creep, then go in and get the cash while he waited outside suspiciously, looking in through the door like a jerk. Some night, and all because of my idiot wife.
    15 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 7 years ago
  • What exactly are the anti-Olympic protesters protesting?

    Not that I am against PEACEFUL protesting on the whole, but exactly what cause is this pack of wild MORONS promoting? The news reports will not say. Of course, the games will go on, rendering the attacks pointless, which they probably were to begin with.
    Not that I am against PEACEFUL protesting on the whole, but exactly what cause is this pack of wild MORONS promoting? The news reports will not say. Of course, the games will go on, rendering the attacks pointless, which they probably were to begin with.
    8 answers · Civic Participation · 8 years ago
  • What is your honest opinion of non-offending pedophiles?

    I am talking about men (or woman, I suppose) who have a desire for children but who do not act on it. Many people have a knee-jerk reaction whenever the subject is brought up and start crying out for blood, which I do believe is a bit extreme until a crime has been committed. Agreed?
    I am talking about men (or woman, I suppose) who have a desire for children but who do not act on it. Many people have a knee-jerk reaction whenever the subject is brought up and start crying out for blood, which I do believe is a bit extreme until a crime has been committed. Agreed?
    6 answers · Sociology · 8 years ago
  • I want to ask anyone who has ever been a bully, what motivated you?

    When I was a kid, I was bullied quite a bit. I got over it. But I still think about the kids who did it. They didn't seem happy, most of them. They seemed like angry, miserable kids. Was this true about you? Please don't answer if you were not a bully. I hate so-called "in-sights" from outsiders.
    When I was a kid, I was bullied quite a bit. I got over it. But I still think about the kids who did it. They didn't seem happy, most of them. They seemed like angry, miserable kids. Was this true about you? Please don't answer if you were not a bully. I hate so-called "in-sights" from outsiders.
    2 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 8 years ago
  • Would you tell someone or just enjoy the nightly show...?

    Every night, in the building kitty-corner to mine, two older teenage girls take their showers and and return to their bedroom, naked before the window, with the blinds and curtains open for all to see... between the two of them they vainly spend the next hour and a half going through bras and different tops and pants and what looks good with what...... show more
    Every night, in the building kitty-corner to mine, two older teenage girls take their showers and and return to their bedroom, naked before the window, with the blinds and curtains open for all to see... between the two of them they vainly spend the next hour and a half going through bras and different tops and pants and what looks good with what... like a fashion show... meanwhile I just watch and enjoy. Hey, they are very pretty girls, and the open blinds and curtains are an invitation for about twenty apartments to watch, if not more.... It's been going on for months. Really, what's your reaction?
    3 answers · Etiquette · 8 years ago
  • Is looking the other way standard procedure for guards in prisons?

    Some inmates seem to get away with an awful lot of crap, such as assaulting or raping, even killing other inmates, and I wonder if it doesn't happen right under the guards' noses. Hey, I'm not saying it's not a hard job. I'm sure it is. But you took it. Do it right and don't play favorites and make everybody obey the... show more
    Some inmates seem to get away with an awful lot of crap, such as assaulting or raping, even killing other inmates, and I wonder if it doesn't happen right under the guards' noses. Hey, I'm not saying it's not a hard job. I'm sure it is. But you took it. Do it right and don't play favorites and make everybody obey the rules of the house without abuse or prejudice.
    2 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 8 years ago
  • If this guy weren't a cop, do you think he would be getting such a light sentence?

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/met... I don't care that the bartender wasn't seriously injured or whether putting this guy in prison is going to stop anybody from drinking. I think this is nuts! Do you think he would be getting off so light if he were just an ordinary citizen?
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/met... I don't care that the bartender wasn't seriously injured or whether putting this guy in prison is going to stop anybody from drinking. I think this is nuts! Do you think he would be getting off so light if he were just an ordinary citizen?
    5 answers · Law Enforcement & Police · 8 years ago
  • How does Michael Vick's release from prison affect me?

    I'm sorry, but I think animal cruelty is one of the worst crimes on this earth and he was guilty of it. There were people who told me I was racist for wanting to see him in prison. I suppose now that he's served such a light sentence, I'm supposed to keep my mouth shut.
    I'm sorry, but I think animal cruelty is one of the worst crimes on this earth and he was guilty of it. There were people who told me I was racist for wanting to see him in prison. I suppose now that he's served such a light sentence, I'm supposed to keep my mouth shut.
    6 answers · Media & Journalism · 8 years ago
  • What is the proper and legal usage of a car horn?

    Is it to a)alert other motorists in attempt to avoid an accident or b)annoy the hell out of everyone because you are too lazy to go ring your friend's doorbell so you sit and lean on the horn for three minutes?
    Is it to a)alert other motorists in attempt to avoid an accident or b)annoy the hell out of everyone because you are too lazy to go ring your friend's doorbell so you sit and lean on the horn for three minutes?
    3 answers · Etiquette · 9 years ago
  • Why do black people feel its OK to wake you up in the middle of the night looking for somebody?

    I swear, at least once a year, whether it is for an actual neighbor in our building or a mistaken address, as in last night, we get some black ****** buzzing at 3 or 4 in the morning. Last year, when I told this one guy it was obvious that the neighbor girl didn't want to see him, he proceeded to shout from the back yard until we had to call... show more
    I swear, at least once a year, whether it is for an actual neighbor in our building or a mistaken address, as in last night, we get some black ****** buzzing at 3 or 4 in the morning. Last year, when I told this one guy it was obvious that the neighbor girl didn't want to see him, he proceeded to shout from the back yard until we had to call the police. I've seen white guys be total jerks too, mind you, but I don't get them doing it to me in the middle of the night.
    12 answers · Etiquette · 9 years ago
  • Why is it that most male gay rights activists have lisps?

    I have known several gay men. As a matter of fact, one of my dearest and most wonderful friends was a gay man many years ago. I have never known any of my gay friends to be effeminate or have lisps. Why is it when they introduce some gay activist on the radio or TV I can predict he is going to have a lisp?
    I have known several gay men. As a matter of fact, one of my dearest and most wonderful friends was a gay man many years ago. I have never known any of my gay friends to be effeminate or have lisps. Why is it when they introduce some gay activist on the radio or TV I can predict he is going to have a lisp?
    7 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 9 years ago
  • Why are they blaming the blaming the Walmart trample on lack of security when it's group insanity?

    First of all, waiting outside to be the first customers in the store is a bit on the creepy side, but even going with the idea that you are going early to best get what you want, do you have to lose all your self-control to do so?
    First of all, waiting outside to be the first customers in the store is a bit on the creepy side, but even going with the idea that you are going early to best get what you want, do you have to lose all your self-control to do so?
    5 answers · Psychology · 9 years ago
  • Does "mommy" have any legal recourse when it comes to her "little girl"? So she likes me and comes over!

    She is 18, almost 19, and I am 45. I do not supply her with alcohol and she has never asked. Yes, we have wonderful sex. I have been monogomaus for years and have a vasectomy, she is clean and always used protection, so our sex is always safe. We enjoy one another's company, talk and laugh a lot. So why does her mom call the police and... show more
    She is 18, almost 19, and I am 45. I do not supply her with alcohol and she has never asked. Yes, we have wonderful sex. I have been monogomaus for years and have a vasectomy, she is clean and always used protection, so our sex is always safe. We enjoy one another's company, talk and laugh a lot. So why does her mom call the police and try to get me charged with stuff? The police, on two visits, have shown some contempt for me, no doubt jealousy over my ideal situation, but cannot come up with any charge nor any legal reason why the girl is required to go home. Seems free and clear to me. I don't know why mommy even called the police to begin with.... I thought 18 was IT.
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 9 years ago
  • Are rituals and ceremonies important to intelligent people?

    I just can't see someone with any real intelligence following some ancient or time-honored ritual or tradition. First of all, just because something has always been done a certain way, does that mean it should always be done that way? Intelligence weeds out what is important and/or of practical use, does it not?
    I just can't see someone with any real intelligence following some ancient or time-honored ritual or tradition. First of all, just because something has always been done a certain way, does that mean it should always be done that way? Intelligence weeds out what is important and/or of practical use, does it not?
    1 answer · Other - Society & Culture · 10 years ago
  • Are rituals and ceremonies important to intelligent people?

    I just can't see someone with any real intelligence following some ancient or time-honored ritual or tradition. First of all, just because something has always been done a certain way, does that mean it should always be done that way? Intelligence weeds out what is important and/or of practical use, does it not?
    I just can't see someone with any real intelligence following some ancient or time-honored ritual or tradition. First of all, just because something has always been done a certain way, does that mean it should always be done that way? Intelligence weeds out what is important and/or of practical use, does it not?
    9 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 10 years ago