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The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

We've all seen that scene in the popular movie where the guy can't resist planting a heavy-duty open-mouthed kiss on the main female character.Simple question: Is this still romantic or is it now…Continue

Tags: cinema, rape, kissing

Pandora's Promise — Reconsidering nuclear power

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arcus yesterday. 16 Replies

For many people my age (the boomers who became The Hippie Generation), our introduction to nuclear energy was the H-bomb (the A-bomb came before I was born). After that, it seems every generation or…Continue

Tags: climate, environment, fukushima, chernobyl, power

Most interesting/shocking/appalling overshare you ever heard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Mathews Nov 12. 19 Replies

"More than I needed to know" is one way to define what an overshare is. The one that comes to mind for me was in a conversation I was having with a woman talking about how much her dog meant to her.…Continue

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Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
3 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"FWIW, apparently the answers are yes, and yes when it comes to fiction and movies.  All those happy endings come about with writer and screenplay contracts, and box office dollars. Oh, if we could only chain our sociopaths into theater seats..."
3 hours ago
Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"Happens to me occasionally as well. LOL"
4 hours ago
Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"The current flavor of the decade is the expansion theory, where "nothing" expanded faster than light into a giant sort of bubble that matter could exist inside of. That sounds an awful lot like what I said, doesn't it? Just substitute…"
4 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"I think only one side of the problem is being addressed. I agree that this type of dialog is needed to make guys aware that they need to be sure a woman is consenting, and not assume it. The other side is being ignored completely. I tried to…"
4 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"I am just asking, do we want romance to be reduced to a bunch of contractual agreements? And is there really any romance left if things go in that direction?"
4 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"The only "rape" I remember seeing on Californication was female-on-male. (Selective memory, perhaps?) That was Mia, although it couldn't be considered rape until much later, in court. More lust than romance, anyway."
4 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"So may I ask, what specifically about affirmative consent do you think is "going too far"? I mean what do you disagree with?"
5 hours ago
Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"And knowledge is the key to doubt as well."
5 hours ago
Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"My sister's Jack Russell Terrier goes into a frenzy when it sees a prey animal on the screen and if it sees or hears a dog. Her cat could care less. My own cat never reacts even to seeing cats on TV. She will, however, respond to the sound of…"
5 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"This is now law in California. Some commentary in California's law. Coming to New York universities? Google on "affirmative consent" and you'll fine more."
5 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Can you give an example of one of these colleges "policies"?"
5 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Some colleges are requiring that permission be asked every step along the way among their students. I have a feeling even a lot of females think that is going a little too far."
5 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Probably a fumble on the guy's part. Of course it's hard to say unless I'm in the situation....but rapists don't "kiss" you...."
6 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"But in real life, if it comes from someone you're not attracted to (though perhaps you haven't made that clear), is it rapey or just a fumble on the guy's part?"
6 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"RE: We've all seen that scene in the popular movie where the guy can't resist planting a heavy-duty open-mouthed kiss on the main female character. Simple question: Is this still romantic or is it now regarded as kind of rapey? It's…"
6 hours ago

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A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

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You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

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Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

 
 
 

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