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  1. Emily Lake

    Anti-wokeists are annoying

    There's a point where all I can do is sigh. The stupid, it burns. Wonder what happened to plognark anyway...
  2. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    So... lemme get this straight. You met a person that you thought was underage, and had sex with that person without talking to them much because of a language barrier? I suppose it's a good thing you ultimately married her.
  3. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    You're not a feminist because you're male. You're not eligible.
  4. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    Not at all. I think Toni and I acknowledge that males and females actually, really, are different in some ways. Some of those ways are physical... some of those ways are emotional. Evolution doesn't give a fuck about morality.
  5. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    I'm going to go ahead and say some quiet part out loud, because I think it's likely relevant to some of the views in here. The motivations for sex are generally different for men versus women. Let that marinate a bit. Recognize that I'm not saying it's 100% true all the time. I have...
  6. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    Because there's a difference in life experience, gullibility, naivete, etc. that plays into the relationship. It's not 100% guaranteed that a 30yo and a 21 yo is a bad mix, exceptions can certainly occur. But in the majority of cases, the older person is looking to take advantage of the trust...
  7. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    You know, in principle I'm willing to say 'not strict liability' is reasonable. But taking a step back... when the age difference is that large, I have very little tolerance for any claim on the part of the 30 year old that they had no idea the 16 year old was so young. FFS, a 30 year old...
  8. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    I don't recall this having been reported, it appears to have been assumed on your part. She admitted to drinking, so the most we know is that she was in an establishment that served alcohol. It could have been almost any restaurant at all. You don't even know that she is the one who ordered...
  9. Emily Lake

    Rape victim ordered to pay her abuser child support

    It's not hard to understand, Tom. Not at all. It's fairly straightforward victim blaming, with a dash of old-school misogyny tossed. I understand it quite well. I'm disappointed that it's your view, but I definitely understand it.
  10. Emily Lake

    What I Enjoy About Being Old.

    I'm not *quite* there yet... but I've just started giving up on being able to find the right words anymore. It's at least once a day that I forget a really simple, basic word. Like last night asking my husband to grab... um... those round things we put food on? Because my brain forgot the...
  11. Emily Lake

    Breakdown In Civil Order

    I disagree. Being independent is equivalent to saying "I like all sorts of different music in different contexts, I don't like being pressed into one genre"
  12. Emily Lake

    Ii don't really understand profile posts. What are they for?

    Ii don't really understand profile posts. What are they for?
  13. Emily Lake

    What I Enjoy About Being Old.

    That's a wonderful time to have entered the world! As I get older, I mostly enjoy no longer giving a fuck about what other people think about a whole lot of stuff. And not really giving a fuck what other people - especially young people who don't have any real experience of the world - think...
  14. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    I think this is a pretty salient point, and it's also where the voting power of population density comes into play. When it comes to "needs" (quotes because very broad abstract concept here), those vary from person to person, as well as geography to geography. The foundation layer -...
  15. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    Good post, thanks for laying it all out. I see what you're saying, but I also have a different view. Off the top, I have fairly strident disagreements with outsourcing our primary manufacturing. And I think that some of the supply-line issues we've experienced during the pandemic have really...
  16. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    With survey's it's always a challenge. Many surveys will use self-reported categorizations which is fraught with complications. Demographic data will generally define urban versus suburban based on a combination of ease of access to a major metropolitan area and the proportion of residential...
  17. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    So much yes to this.
  18. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    This might be one of the most arrogant political opinions I've seen written down in a very, very long time.
  19. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    Stepping back for a moment, let's unpack this. You've made several posts essentially claiming that rural voters vote against their own best interests. Do you actually know what their interests are? Do you know what rural people actually want? What is it that you believe Democrats have done...
  20. Emily Lake

    Split City Vs Country Politics

    Your screed of hate-filled rhetoric based on your own hate-filled stereotype of "those people" doesn't constitute "valid criticism. It constitutes disdain.
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