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  1. 23 Nov '17 15:49
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-sexual-assault-victims-dont-step-forward/

    "Now that you -- an interesting, fun, smart, ambitious person who has a million things to accomplish -- have been assaulted or harassed, you have a choice. You can tuck this Bad Thing away in your brain and keep living your life as normally as possible, or you can step into the second part of the nightmare of assault: the part where you describe the experience over and over again in front of people who may or may not believe you, who might actually be paid to tear you to shreds in public, and who can destroy every dream or ambition you've ever had for yourself. Oh, and if you choose to step forward, your name and your assailant's name will be linked forever and ever, even after you die. When people think of you, they'll also think of him. That's what you're signing up for when you come forward."
  2. 23 Nov '17 16:11
    Originally posted by @zahlanzi
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-sexual-assault-victims-dont-step-forward/

    "Now that you -- an interesting, fun, smart, ambitious person who has a million things to accomplish -- have been assaulted or harassed, you have a choice. You can tuck this Bad Thing away in your brain and keep living your life as normally as possible, or you can step into ...[text shortened]... ink of you, they'll also think of him. That's what you're signing up for when you come forward."
    It is more likely than ever before that women can good advice and support for this decision, and can see how women have fared after coming foward. Here is Wikipedia on Anita Hill:

    Hill accepted a position as a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Social Change at University of California, Berkeley in January, 1997,[39] but soon joined the faculty of Brandeis University—first at the Women's Studies Program, later moving to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. In 2011, she also took a counsel position with the Civil Rights & Employment Practice group of the plaintiffs' law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll.[8]

    Over the years, Hill has provided commentary on gender and race issues on national television programs, including 60 Minutes, Face the Nation and Meet the Press.[4][8] She has been a speaker on the topic of commercial law as well as race and women's rights.[8] She is also the author of articles that have been published in The New York Times and Newsweek[4][8] and has contributed to many scholarly and legal publications in the areas of international commercial law, bankruptcy, and civil rights.[8][40]

    In 1995 Hill co-edited Race, Gender and Power in America: The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings with Emma Coleman Jordan.[4][41] In 1997 Hill published her autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power,[42][page needed] in which she chronicled her role in the Clarence Thomas confirmation controversy[4][6] and wrote that creating a better society had been a motivating force in her life.[43] She contributed the piece "The Nature of the Beast: Sexual Harassment" to the 2003 anthology Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium, edited by Robin Morgan.[44] In 2011 Hill published her second book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, which focuses on the sub-prime lending crisis that resulted in the foreclosure of many homes owned by African-Americans.[13][45] She calls for a new understanding about the importance of a home and its place in the American Dream.[6] On March 26, 2015, the Brandeis Board of Trustees unanimously voted to recognize Hill with a promotion to Private University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies.[46]

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  3. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    24 Nov '17 11:58
    Originally posted by @js357
    It is more likely than ever before that women can good advice and support for this decision, and can see how women have fared after coming foward. Here is Wikipedia on Anita Hill:

    Hill accepted a position as a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Social Change at University of California, Berkeley in January, 1997,[39] but soon joined the fac ...[text shortened]... otion to Private University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies.[46]

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    Yes, women are better at overcoming adversity than men are, because they have to be.
  4. 27 Nov '17 17:04
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    Yes, women are better at overcoming adversity than men are, because they have to be.
    I don't know about that. Steven Hawking has a lot of adversity to deal with and he still fights on. Jason Becker was a great guitar player and now he is a vegetable like Hawking.

    Beautiful women have it too easy. They can always get a lonely man to help them even when they don't need it. It is only the ugly women that are disadvantaged to the point of adversity. They do the overcoming, the beautiful women have so many advantages it is sick and very unfair. They didn't even have to work for their good looks. They were mostly born that way. Success objects like men at least have to work for it unless they are born into wealth. I guess you could say beautiful women are similar to aristocrats. Neither have to work for their advantages. They just have to be more careful because the wealthy men have to beware of robbers and the born beautiful women have to beware of sexual predators. Neither would trade places with the poor and ugly though. Beautiful women deserve little sympathy just like rich men deserve little sympathy. They are just pathetic whiners that fool themselves into thinking they have it bad when they don't.
  5. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    27 Nov '17 23:16
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    I don't know about that. Steven Hawking has a lot of adversity to deal with and he still fights on. Jason Becker was a great guitar player and now he is a vegetable like Hawking.

    Beautiful women have it too easy. They can always get a lonely man to help them even when they don't need it. It is only the ugly women that are disadvantaged to the point o ...[text shortened]... y are just pathetic whiners that fool themselves into thinking they have it bad when they don't.
    Just "livin' the dream", aren't you?

    "Ignorant and lovin' it", I suppose.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Nov '17 12:52
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    I don't know about that. Steven Hawking has a lot of adversity to deal with and he still fights on. Jason Becker was a great guitar player and now he is a vegetable like Hawking.

    Beautiful women have it too easy. They can always get a lonely man to help them even when they don't need it. It is only the ugly women that are disadvantaged to the point o ...[text shortened]... y are just pathetic whiners that fool themselves into thinking they have it bad when they don't.
    Sounds like you have a case of vagina envy.....