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Old 11-28-2011, 11:18 PM   #16
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I think that has a lot to do with it. It's telling that he went to Paterno instead of the police. Sort of reminds of the scene in A Few Good Men where Kendrick says his superiors are Jessep and God. McQueary's superiors were Paterno and God.

Paterno's influence over Spanier has been exaggerated, but in the world of the football program, Paterno was the authority. He was the institution.
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^ I posted Mendelsohn's piece in the "Absolutely Disgusted..." thread last week with this comment, which I think pretty much accords with yours:

The WaPo piece could perhaps also be read as suggesting that homophobia and difficulty seeing males as victims are ultimately expressions of the same phenomenon--i.e. male homosexuality is "icky" and "wrong" because at least one of the males involved defiles his own dignity by allowing himself to be subjected to a "subordinate" role. Which in turn pertains to why the most common form of failure to support female rape victims is the "asking for it" insinuation, which contradictorily takes victim/subordinate status for granted (Look, you know you're a walking target by nature, so why didn't you take better precautions and resist more...?) while simultaneously denying the possibility of meaningful victimization (...And seeing how you chose not to, well, who can blame the guy?).

Hard to aim that one effectively at a little girl though; at least she "has the excuse" of being a child. As all children should. (Though unfortunately children by nature have even more difficulty than adults distinguishing "Something bad happened" from "I am bad," so their more readily accepted victim status works in their "favor" far less often than we'd like. Child molesters and pedophiles are secretive, and opportunities to put a stop to it on the order of what McQueary was handed are extraordinarily rare.)
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Why is Yolland deciding what is appropriate on this forum?

Define Rape. Define Appropriate.

It is a forum dedicated to a great 'no holds barred' rock band. Why is it being overcome by anti-male sentiment? Not all men are rapists. Just so you know.
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Why is Yolland deciding what is appropriate on this forum?


because she's a moderator.
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Why is Yolland deciding what is appropriate on this forum?

Define Rape. Define Appropriate.

It is a forum dedicated to a great 'no holds barred' rock band. Why is it being overcome by anti-male sentiment? Not all men are rapists. Just so you know.
Because she's a moderator, and it has zero to do with "anti-male sentiment". Please. She thought your comments were inappropriate, so that's her right to say so. Diemen is the other main mod here and he's a guy. You could talk to her privately if you have questions, calling a post of hers inappropriate is hardly the way to go about that.

We all know that all men aren't rapists, thanks. No holds barred still has rules, you can see that there is a FAQ and other info about that.
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Why is Yolland deciding what is appropriate on this forum?

Define Rape. Define Appropriate.

It is a forum dedicated to a great 'no holds barred' rock band. Why is it being overcome by anti-male sentiment? Not all men are rapists. Just so you know.
She's a moderator.

Where is this "all men are rapists" sentiment?
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Because she's a moderator, and it has zero to do with "anti-male sentiment". Please. She thought your comments were inappropriate, so that's her right to say so. Diemen is the other main mod here and he's a guy. You could talk to her privately if you have questions, calling a post of hers inappropriate is hardly the way to go about that.

We all know that all men aren't rapists, thanks. No holds barred still has rules, you can see that there is a FAQ and other info about that.
First of all, I used 'no holds barred' to describe a great Irish rock band, not the rape discussion.

Second of all, Yolland did determine that my post inappropriate first. I only applied her words to her posts. It does pertain to the situation whether the incident was 'sexual assault' or 'rape'. Which we should discuss this first before we do a public castration.
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She's a moderator.

Where is this "all men are rapists" sentiment?
It is between the lines.
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Whether or not U2 is "no holds barred" the forum isn't, or isn't supposed to be. This forum actually allows quite a bit more than other forums I've seen and participated in.

Public castration? Seriously? Where are you getting that from?
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I would publically ask Yolland to decipher at which point is something rape and which point is it sexual assault? Or is it all under the vague atmospherics of female victimhood?
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It is between the lines.
That's quite delusional.

You of all people accusing others of generalizations is pretty ironic, on top of that I think you might really be lost in this discussion.
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