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SelfMadeBum

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About SelfMadeBum

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    Core Member

Personality

  • MBTI
    INTJ
  • Enneagram
    5: sp/so/sx
  • Global 5/SLOAN
    RCOEI
  • Astrology Sign
    Scorpio
  • Personal DNA
    Cautious Leader
  • Brain Dominance
    Balanced

Converted

  • Biography
    Law student now...
  • Location
    Barbados
  • Occupation
    Bumming
  • Interests
    Reading, music, thinking really really really deep thoughts
  • Gender
  • Personal Text
    Ignorance on stilts.

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  1. Honestly, I wouldn't trade the sensitivity because it confirms that the person matters to me. It doesn't happen often so when it does, I don't resent it.
  2. I wasn't sharing my experience as evidence of anything other than there's good reason to want to keep men in teaching roles. I'm not the one claiming pedo whatever. You are. I don't have anything to prove; I just questioned your conclusion.
  3. Yeah and the latter are bogus reasons. Adding another bogus reason doesn't help. I think you should consider that teenage males constitute a considerable percent of those watchers and sometimes would like to see females who look like girls their age in action - more accurate fantasy. Also, most of the actresses cast as "teen" aren't really, or are at least 18 and just have small bosoms and narrow hips more characteristic of a teenager. Anyhow I think it's a pretty steep leap to go from men watching teen porn to actually preying on teenage girls in meatspace. You'd have to make the general argument that porn habits are related to sexual crime statistics, which though I haven't looked, sounds quite spurious. Anyway I've had male teachers throughout my life, all of whom I really like and never had anything inappropriate happen. They were just men who had a passion for teaching and I wouldn't want to discourage similar-minded men from entering the profession.
  4. I've sacrificed a social life for the last 3 years. But when I graduate. Watch the hell out.
  5. I'm actually quite appalled that some posters are imputing impure motives to men in general who want to look after children. It's totally unfair and unfounded IMO. I always think it's a good thing to encourage men in teaching, since boys also need positive male role models as early as possible and for as long as possible, whether or not they get that at home.
  6. Btw you also didn't mention sex, which Scorpio profiles usually do.
  7. Verrrry interesting, Exe. I wonder if any of it is influenced by our interactions in chat. Loved reading it anyway, thanks.
  8. http://astro.cafeastrology.com/cgi-bin/graphic?type=24&index=13567393&x=480&y=640&nohouses=true Female. Hit me.
  9. I don't know what any of this means. It's not dumb that marital status should not impact a candidate's suitability for a job. What's dumb is that you think it's okay to discriminate and make presumptions on this basis. That hurts everyone.
  10. My argument is these commercials do not offer any real information in a neutral tone. It's instead persuasive and cherry-picked because it's intention is not to truly inform, but to sell. I'd be all for advertising where customers can go for unbiased professional advice regarding new pharmaceutical products, but let's not pretend that's available in these commercials.
  11. For me that's the problem. Pharmaceuticals aren't just a regular product or service. It has direct life or death implications that set the industry apart. And we know consumers are very gullible and don't always have all the information and marketers rely on that. I really don't think prescription medication should be romanticised and otherwise exploited as they are in commercials. The effort is not to inform and educate, it's to advertise and sell. Big difference. And also why, like advertising legal services, it's not allowed here. Too easy to exploit people's vulnerabilities.
  12. You're making too little sense to be responded to further.
  13. This is probably the most idiotic thing I've read on this forum. There are skills, resources and capabilities a writer does not have. Which is why they have agents and editors and publishers and marketers etc. If they could do it alone no one else would be needed at all. And if none of those people were involved the book would most likely never see the light of day. It's also why writers often include acknowledgments before you even get to the content of the book. They recognise that they could not have done it alone. Why can't you?
  14. What you're saying is that the writer alone is responsible for the publishing of the book. Which is bullshit.
  15. And many that weren't. But most were as a result of international collaboration rather than the result of any one nation's efforts. As an aside, the majority of the stuff on my desk and that facilitates this conversation was made in Asia.