I’d Like to Apologize About My Attraction Toward Teenage Girls


There was a time when I was completely obsessed with teenage girls. My fascination extended for several years. I even touched one in a place which we nicknamed the “erogenous zone.”*

I had an appropriate relationship with a seventeen-year old which began as simple flirting, but soon led to mutual petting. At the time, I figured there was nothing sexier than a young woman from the ages of 17 to 22.  I was weak.

I was pretty sure the attraction was mutual, but looking back I can’t be sure. 

I was seventeen. I feel so dirty.

On the other hand, I married her, and we’ve raised our kids together.  So, there’s that.

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Sexual abuse is not funny, and I don’t mean to hint that it is. I am pointing out that there’s nothing wrong with sexual attraction, and that it can lead to touching, marriage and eventually children.

What isn’t normal is the apparent rampant predatory nature of some men. Especially sick are those who prey on younger women and abuse their power.

I no longer look at teenage girls that way because I…how to I put this?

I grew up.

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*Back seat. Dodge Dart.

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Surf the Internet Carefully Today


Texas Tribune:

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, released a statement on Wednesday apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media earlier this week. 

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis.

It’s always the folks you actually don’t want to see naked, amIright?

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Canadian College Punishes Speech About Pronouns


Will adverbs and conjunctions still be debated in public? 

From WinteryKnight:

This story comes to us from Ontario, Canada, home of the famous fascist Ontario Human Rights Commission, which prosecutes people for having thoughts that are not approved of by government elites.

A news story appeared in the National Post. (H/T Amy)

Excerpt:

During a seminar with first-year communications students, Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd screened a TVOntario debate to illustrate the sometimes-controversial politics of grammar.

The video, an episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, included University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson presenting his case against the use of non-gendered pronouns. It also included panelists taking the opposite viewpoint.

Nevertheless, after an anonymous student complained, Shepherd found herself reprimanded for violating the school’s Gendered and Sexual Violence policy. In a subsequent meeting with university officials, she was accused of creating a “toxic” and “problematic” environment that constituted violence against transgendered students. She was also falsely told that she had broken the law.

Too long? Didn’t read?

You cannot debate anything controversial, especially relating to a protected class: homosexuals, transgenders, indigenous people, and so on.

Especially no pronouns.

No debate in college. No showing of different opinions. 

“You can’t say that!” 

Link for graphic.

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The Most Surprising News is Not That David Cassidy is Dead


He had been very ill for a while, and I’m glad he isn’t suffering anymore.

The most surprising news is that this guy was 67:

David Cassidy Partridge Family

 Growing old stinks at times. Watching your teen idols age and die is worse.

Variety has the obit.

 

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What If the Allegations Are Untrue?


Charlie Rose has admitted fault but thought the young people working with him wanted to see his nakedness.

Jeffrey Tambor has resigned from Transparent because he has been accused of improper behavior by an assistant:

Variety:

“I am aware that a former disgruntled assistant of mine has made a private post implying that I had acted in an improper manner toward her,” Tambor said in a statement obtained by Variety at the time of Barnes’ allegations. “I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation.”

Transparent

“I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue,” Tambor said. “Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to ‘Transparent.’”

Tambor was accused of sexual harassment by his former personal assistant, a trans woman named Van Barnes, in a private Facebook post on Nov. 8, causing Amazon to open an investigation into the allegations. On Thursday, guest star Trace Lysette came forward with further alleged instances of inappropriate behavior.

Eventually we’ll run into a case which is just a lie, if we have not heard of one yet. 

Some of us have made sure to never spend any time with female colleagues outside of work. Male teachers should always keep the door open. Male executives also. I think there will be a need for an army of  “couch sitters,” or responsible individuals whose only job is to prevent this behavior — or at least prevent accusations.

On the other hand, burn the guilty. I’m exaggerating only slightly.

 

 

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“Hey, you got any pictures of Charlie Rose with his hands…”


The editors at Breibart just want to make me laugh:

Report: Charlie Rose Accused of Lewd Calls, Nudity, Groping by Former Employees

Charlie

Now, I know it’s not a funny situation. I think these guys need greater punishment that just unemployment.  But public embarrassment might help stop the next guy.

 

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Delinquent Voices and Lost Revenue


Tina Brown, who says that Facebook-Google needs to pay the companies who send out reporters and cover stuff:

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“I am very angry and upset about the way advertising revenue has been essentially pirated by the Facebook-Google world, without nearly enough giveback — no giveback, really — to the people who create those brilliant pieces that are posted all over their platforms,” Brown said. “It’s high time they gave back to journalism.”

“You know, I think we’ve also seen the empowering of a lot of delinquent voices, in a sense,” she added. “In the past, [they] would be some crazy person muttering in a bar. All of a sudden, there’s a huge community around those voices and they have influence and power and they can multiply, and that adds to the toxicity of the culture.”

Delinquent voices?

On some level, I’d like mature, trained and experienced news writers writing the news.

On the other hand, we don’t usually get that from the so-called professional media.

And please don’t whisper the words “objective journalist” when I’m around. They’ve always had an ax to grind, but the left complains about the new media because the newspapers, radio and TV are losing influence.

As far as Russian disinformation on Facebook? I have a solution. I don’t read Facebook. Who really trusts some story shared on Facebook?

The erosion of trust in media predates Facebook, Google, Yahoo News and the rest.

Face it, Ms. Brown. The internet news machine is the direct result of lousy old media. Just say it: After decades of poor service, paper media will need Google dollars to sustain itself.

Lost trust. Lost revenue. Lost influence. 

 

 

 

 

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