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Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 November 2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 34,460
Posted By greenfrog78
There's a difference between calling someone a...

There's a difference between calling someone a racist/sexist and calling what they've said/done racist/sexist/

If someone is just lobbing "You're a racist/sexist!" without substance, than sure...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 November 2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 34,460
Posted By greenfrog78
So, those folks are upset because they don't want...

So, those folks are upset because they don't want their racism/sexism to actually have a real life impact on their life, not because being racist/sexist is something they actually feel is bad. I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 November 2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 34,460
Posted By greenfrog78
This comment shows a fundamental misunderstanding...

This comment shows a fundamental misunderstanding of racism.

Racism, white supremacy, bigotry and sexism isn't just upheld by those who are overtly and intentionally those things. It is also...
Forum: SLC 31 October 2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 344,687
Posted By greenfrog78
So here's my take. Dia de Muertos and Halloween...

So here's my take. Dia de Muertos and Halloween are two different holidays. If you were to dress in Day of the Dead costumes and celebrate Dia de Muertos with respect for it's history and traditions...
Forum: Social Studies 19 October 2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,265
Posted By greenfrog78
What stands out about this to me is the phrase...

What stands out about this to me is the phrase "make America great again" at the end and that they did the very thing Trump, who is the current champion of that phrase, has done to people who have...
Forum: Police Blotter 22 July 2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,173
Posted By greenfrog78
In my view, this is wholly inexcusable. The...

In my view, this is wholly inexcusable.

The man was following their orders. He laid down. He raised his hands. He was trying to get the resident of the group home to do the same.

What I...
Forum: Social Studies 03 June 2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,326
Posted By greenfrog78
I agree, I know my own parents, who were...

I agree, I know my own parents, who were wonderful parents all around, had their own close calls. One time, they lost my little brother. My dad thought my mom had him, my mom thought my dad had him....
Forum: Social Studies 03 June 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,326
Posted By greenfrog78
Yeah, I would agree with that. For me I've...

Yeah, I would agree with that. For me I've noticed a pattern of he makes strides, then regresses for a bit, then regains his strides for various areas of growth. So it's very much a two steps...
Forum: Social Studies 02 June 2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,326
Posted By greenfrog78
I feel for this mom so much. My son is...

I feel for this mom so much.

My son is almost 4 and this is exactly the kind of thing he would do. He actually has asked to go swim with the elephants in the zoo before. He was on my shoulders, I...
Forum: Social Studies 04 April 2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,213
Posted By greenfrog78
Public egg hunts with stuffed eggs just seem a...

Public egg hunts with stuffed eggs just seem a recipe for disaster. And from the number of horror stories I've seen from public egg hunts I'd say it's common enough behavior to be predictable.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 February 2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,985
Posted By greenfrog78
Disgusting. White supremacy WAS the law of...

Disgusting.

White supremacy WAS the law of the land. So the laws themselves were racist.

And the KKK did "keep law and order" and would target ANYONE, people of color and white alike, who...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,838
Posted By greenfrog78
It doesn't make it true but it would be right in...

It doesn't make it true but it would be right in line with how many colleges are reported to deal with rape reports.

A recent national survey showed that over 40% of the colleges surveyed had not...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 352,927
Posted By greenfrog78
When does the Christmas/Yuletide season...

When does the Christmas/Yuletide season traditionally begin in other countries?
Forum: Social Studies 07 November 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,641
Posted By greenfrog78
What? I don't understand, you don't think that a...

What? I don't understand, you don't think that a strong reply by a "slut" would be of value to any of those I included in my "everyone else"? And a less extreme version of the mindset of the...
Forum: Social Studies 07 November 2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,641
Posted By greenfrog78
The type who wrote that does not respect ANY...

The type who wrote that does not respect ANY women. He's not going to give the word of a "good girl" telling him he's wrong any more time of day than he'd give a word of a "slut".

The strong no...
Forum: Social Studies 07 November 2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,641
Posted By greenfrog78
I wanted to like the response, and I do like it...

I wanted to like the response, and I do like it on some level, but it is too soft and personally vulnerable IMO. The original article is so steeped in horrible and damaging standards that it really...
Forum: Social Studies 07 November 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,641
Posted By greenfrog78
Well, unicorns, both the sparkly one horned kind...

Well, unicorns, both the sparkly one horned kind and the kind described in that article, are both mythical and don't actually exist.

But you do make a good point that this doesn't make men look...
Forum: Social Studies 07 November 2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,641
Posted By greenfrog78
Pictures. And extra characters

Pictures. And extra characters
Forum: Social Studies 07 November 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,641
Posted By greenfrog78
Flame Why Good Girls Have Become Unicorns

The truth of the matter nowadays is that good girls, as we like to call them, don’t really exist. They are unicorns. You are lucky if you come across one that is actually who she says she is. We...
Forum: Social Studies 11 September 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,657
Posted By greenfrog78
Yeah, I should probably qualify some of the rules...

Yeah, I should probably qualify some of the rules are disgusting instead of all of them, as I do not know all of them. It's the strongly patriarchal bent of the rules that are disgusting to me. ...
Forum: Social Studies 11 September 2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,657
Posted By greenfrog78
Okay first of all I have to say the religion of...

Okay first of all I have to say the religion of the Amish is Christianity. I did not take it as Ryda calling all of Christianity disgusting. But I don't actually have a problem calling the rules...
Forum: Social Studies 11 September 2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,657
Posted By greenfrog78
No, not an entire religion, but it's recognizing...

No, not an entire religion, but it's recognizing that sects of a conservative patriarchal religion that are insular communities lend themselves to a culture where this type of abuse can happen...
Forum: Social Studies 10 September 2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,657
Posted By greenfrog78
After reading that article I'm so beyond...

After reading that article I'm so beyond sickened. Mary Byler was the woman whose story I saw.

I found it very sad how not only are these women being victimized by their communities but when...
Forum: Social Studies 10 September 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,657
Posted By greenfrog78
That is so horrible! I don't think that was the...

That is so horrible! I don't think that was the same girl I saw the story on, it was a tv show like 20/20 or dateline, one of those kinds of shows. In this girls case she would tell her mom, her...
Forum: Social Studies 10 September 2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,657
Posted By greenfrog78
I suspect this happens in pretty much all...

I suspect this happens in pretty much all extremely conservative sects of patriarchal religions.

I remember a story of an Amish girl raped by her brothers for years. When he younger sister told...
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