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  •  So, anyway, I had no idea what to expect, but (1+ / 0-)
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    you really motivated me to find and read the ostensibly universally offensive piece. Maybe it's one of those things where "you really had to have been there", but I came away unmoved in either direction.

    Society, sickeningly, has had a propensity for creating a mind set in teenage girls that tends to give them a self image that I have labeled as being a "meathunk". And lots of adult women, for whatever reason, don't want to tackle that head on, and lots of adult men, again for various (but, to me, very transparent) reasons also don't want to.

    In my own somewhat similar musings on the subject, I think that I wrote clearly more skillfully and intelligently than did Mr. De Vega. On the other hand, I take nothing away from the fact that he was willing to flop this ugly sucker right out there on the table for the whole world to look at. (And, by the way, I wrote mine a few years back, and I don't see things as having gotten any better in the interim.)

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 07:58:46 PM PST

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