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by JewelSong
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1064
Views: 254276

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

No, I don't think wearing jeans or walking after 7pm in a well lit area carry much risk for most people. Of course, if its 3pm in a dark alley, then it does. Are you asking me for a curfew? I think the point here is that, many times, women will be "blamed" for their attack due to their be...
by JewelSong
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Escaping the Echo Chamber
Replies: 1064
Views: 254276

Re: Escaping the Echo Chamber

I choose to believe, maybe naively, that most guys are decent, and this is unlikely to happen with a guy she knows well. I personally know at least 3 women who were raped by men they "knew well." In two of the cases, the man was an ex-boyfriend. Perhaps he felt he was entitled, since they...
by JewelSong
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Mindful Resistance to Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 7816

Re: Mindful Resistance to Trump

Good article. My favorite sentence: "Maybe, just as Michael Jordan and Roger Federer are natural athletes, Trump is a natural asshole. We all have our special gifts."
by JewelSong
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance
Replies: 396
Views: 160349

Re: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance

Violence begets violence. Full stop, end of story.
by JewelSong
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 400741

Re: Prayer Thread

WampusCat wrote:Praying that nobody spouts the line "God must have needed another angel"
If anyone ever said that to me after I lost a child, I think I'd punch them. As if God goes around murdering children so He can fill up Heaven or something. :x
by JewelSong
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 400741

Re: Prayer Thread

Thanks. My daughter is going out to see her next weekend; she is so sad for her friend and so upset that there really is NOTHING she can do. I told her that just BEING there is doing something and the fact that her friend wanted her to come is important. :(
by JewelSong
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 400741

Re: Prayer Thread

My daughter's best friend just lost her first baby...she was 6 months pregnant and everything had been seemingly fine. She went in for her regular check-up and they couldn't find a heartbeat. She and her husband are naturally devastated. It was a little girl; they had already named her, the nursery ...
by JewelSong
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 574730

Re: Health Care Reform

I believe Ryan is the most well-known fan of Rand, but I haven't gotten the impression that he is religiously driven. Apparently, he is. Catholicism seems to totally inform Ryan’s worldview and, most notably, his political stances... He once said: "A person’s faith is central to how they condu...
by JewelSong
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Trump's America
Replies: 2696
Views: 578335

Re: Trump's America

Primula Baggins wrote:I think the left needs to get out of the habit of looking for a charismatic person to follow and into the habit of looking to themselves and each other. We're not going to get out of this hole unless we're all climbing.
Word.
by JewelSong
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 574730

Re: Health Care Reform

I saw that too, Prim, but I am not convinced it is real.
by JewelSong
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 574730

Re: Health Care Reform

“This is our opportunity to help the president-elect and the vice president-elect keep their campaign promises and show to the American people that elections have consequences.” I have heard more than one interview with people who voted for Trump yet depend upon the ACA for their healthcare. They st...
by JewelSong
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 574730

Re: Health Care Reform

They've had six years to be working on this. They have nothing. Nothing, nada, zilch, bubkes.

So...*now* they're going to create "new and better alternatives?" Srsly?
by JewelSong
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Carrie Fisher
Replies: 8
Views: 7613

Re: Carrie Fisher

Sh*t.


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by JewelSong
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: fiber arts and handicrafts
Replies: 307
Views: 116653

Re: fiber arts and handicrafts

Maria, these are absolutely awesome works of art!


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by JewelSong
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 10
Views: 7863

Re: Women's March on Washington

Túrin, I think you are misunderstanding the overall purpose of the march. While some people might be there specifically to protest Trump, the larger purpose is simply to be heard as women (and male allies.) yes, Trump has not yet taken office, but many rights we had started to take for granted are a...
by JewelSong
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 10
Views: 7863

Re: Women's March on Washington

Cerin, it is a play on words. And a riff on Trump's "Grab them by the pussy" comment. And a way to own a word that was meant to be derogatory. From the Pussyhat Project page: We love the clever wordplay of “pussyhat” and “pussycat,” but yes, “pussy” is also a derogatory term for female gen...
by JewelSong
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 10
Views: 7863

Re: Women's March on Washington

Well, this is the stated mission on the webpage: We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. OUR MISSION The rhetoric...
by JewelSong
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 10
Views: 7863

Women's March on Washington

There is a Women's March on Washington being planned for the day after the inauguration. It started as a grassroots movement and now has grown. I plan to attend and so do many of my friends and colleagues. Here is the "official" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchonwash/ Th...
by JewelSong
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Hopefully this doesn't break my son's English teacher
Replies: 13
Views: 13855

Re: Hopefully this doesn't break my son's English teacher

I'm one of those people who could not get through Pride and Prejudice...in spite of several attempts. However, had it been assigned reading, I would have slogged my way through it and perhaps, through class discussion and dialogue, gained an appreciation of it. I think having assigned novels is not ...
by JewelSong
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Christian Music
Replies: 130
Views: 91697

Re: Christian Music

Is that the original "Straight, No Chaser" group?


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