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  •  at my age.. (17+ / 0-)

    at my age I am finding that the real stigma is with "sexuality" of any kind.

    The idea that sexuality should still exist into middle age and have some sort of purpose (other than pretending one is youthful) seems unthinkable to folks I know in my age group.

    Perhaps I'm just worn down and depressed this week.

    •  What does age have to do with it? (7+ / 0-)

      Even if people don't discuss their sexuality publicly, it does form a substantial part of our identities. Advancing age shouldn't preclude people from having at least some interest in sex. As long as we are in touch with our own sexual identity, that enhances our lives. Granted, I've always been a highly sexual being, and I know there are lots of people with little to no interest in sex--that's also acceptable, as long as you're comfortable with your own identity.

      The issue with our society, at least for now, is that it's a hard enough struggle for people who don't fit into the heterosexual mold to accept their own identities. Adding in the societal bigotry and general lack of acceptance makes it even harder. I've known I was bisexual since I was a teenager, but didn't truly accept it about myself until the past 4-5 years. Being unable to accept such an integral part of yourself has a ripple effect through the rest of your life--I still haven't become completely comfortable with all of myself, but accepting my own sexuality brought me a long way toward personal acceptance of my life as a whole.

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      by MrsGeiiga on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:07:42 AM PST

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    •  Yes (3+ / 0-)
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      MrsGeiiga, NancyWH, Geiiga

      One's age hits some multiple of five, and society says it's over.  

      And people believe this shit.

    •  it's because Christie is at 74% (2+ / 0-)
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      i'm 50 and been feeling down too, plus it's the worst flu season in years and everyone is sick. Had it twice myself. Plus it got brutally cold in NJ after a tease of warm temps. Spring is around rhe corner, but we will likely be facing one more snowstorm because theconditions will be favorable in the next two weeks. After that we can break out the rods, golf clubs, and garden spades and put the boots back inthe closet.

      •  I was thinking about Christie...how to beat him (2+ / 0-)
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        MrsGeiiga, leftangler

        For whatever reason people are going to like Christie.  He has the ability to charm.  I don't deny that I've chuckled and approved of a few of the one-liners he's put out over the years.

        In order to beat Christie, we need to say something like "Gosh...Governor Christie is a very nice person, but man..he's on the wrong team!".

        Whoever runs against Christie needs to be able to run against the Republican party.

        I see an add campaign that features Eli Manning, compared with Archie Manning.  Sure Archie might have been cool, but he played for the wrong team, just like our (unfortunately) lovable governor.

        Just my 2-cents ready to evaporate into the ether.

        •  the message seems to be that he (0+ / 0-)

          "took on the teachers" as if that did anything but rob workers of hard fought gains. Honestly, he has not done a goddamned good thing in the state yet. What he does have is 101.5, the Ledger and Morning Joe singing his praises day in, day out....

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