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25th Jun '16 10:27:52 PM HighCrate
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25th Jun '16 10:23:06 PM harryhenry
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* "Rape culture", a term coined by second-wave feminists in the 1970s, and its many components like victim blaming, befell a similar fate to pedophilia thanks to numerous efforts to cast it into a negative light. Back in the patriarchal culture of the 20th century, rape was viewed as not a serious matter and at worst, something that both parties were to be held responsible for. The sterotype that all women are promiscuous suggested that they were always "asking for" it and also helped criminalize the victim more than the perpetrator. With the rise of the Internet and social media in the 21st century, feminists were able to spread their many messages, including those on rape, across the entire world. This mass re-evaluation of gender roles redefined rape as a social taboo; the perpetrators were cast as monsters and victims as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness completely innocent]] [[TheWoobie woobies]]. Since then, the backlash against rape culture has led to the [[GuiltyByPublicOpinion public crucifixions of once-respected personalities]] accused of being a rapist (i.e. Bill Cosby; record producer Dr. Luke; Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi) or defending rapists or rape culture or attacking victims (i.e. Cee-Lo Green; congressman Todd Akin; journalist George Will). Add this to numerous other scandals over mishandled rape cases (i.e. CNN making positive comments about two high school football players accused of rape; a false ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article about a rape on the University of Virginia campus; the lenient sentencing of a former Stanford Univeristy swimmer over sexually assaulting an unconscious woman), and it's clear that the demonization of "rape culture" is complete.
25th Jun '16 9:41:34 PM LaptopGuy
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* "Rape culture", a term coined by second-wave feminists in the 1970s, and its many components like victim blaming, befell a similar fate to pedophilia thanks to numerous efforts to cast it into a negative light. Back in the patriarchal culture of the 20th century, rape was viewed as not a serious matter and at worst, something that both parties were to be held responsible for. The sterotype that all women are promiscuous suggested that they were always "asking for" it and also helped criminalize the victim more than the perpetrator. With the rise of the Internet and social media in the 21st century, feminists were able to spread their many messages, including those on rape, across the entire world. This mass re-evaluation of gender roles redefined rape as a social taboo; the perpetrators were cast as monsters and victims as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness completely innocent]] [[TheWoobie woobies]]. Since then, the backlash against rape culture has led to the [[GuiltyByPublicOpinion public crucifixions of once-respected personalities]] accused of being a rapist (i.e. Bill Cosby; record producer Dr. Luke; Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi) or defending rapists or rape culture or attacking victims (i.e. Cee-Lo Green; congressman Todd Akin; journalist George Will). Add this to numerous other scandals over mishandled rape cases (i.e. CNN making positive comments about two high school football players accused of rape; a false ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article about a rape on the University of Virginia campus; the lenient sentencing of a former Stanford Univeristy swimmer over sexually assaulting an unconscious woman), and it's clear that the demonization of "rape culture" is complete.
25th Jun '16 8:44:31 PM HamburgerTime
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* "Rape culture", a term coined by second-wave feminists in the 1970s, and its many components like victim blaming, befell a similar fate to pedophilia thanks to numerous efforts to cast it into a negative light. Back in the patriarchal culture of the 20th century, rape was viewed as not a serious matter and at worst, something that both parties were to be held responsible for. The sterotype that all women are promiscuous suggested that they were always "asking for" it and also helped criminalize the victim more than the perpetrator. With the rise of the Internet and social media in the 21st century, feminists were able to spread their many messages, including those on rape, across the entire world. This mass re-evaluation of gender roles redefined rape as a social taboo; the perpetrators were cast as monsters and victims as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness completely innocent]] [[TheWoobie woobies]]. Since then, the backlash against rape culture has led to the [[GuiltyByPublicOpinion public crucifixions of once-respected personalities]] accused of being a rapist (i.e. Bill Cosby; record producer Dr. Luke; Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi) or defending rapists or rape culture or attacking victims (i.e. Cee-Lo Green; congressman Todd Akin; journalist George Will). Add this to numerous other scandals over mishandled rape cases (i.e. CNN making positive comments about two high school football players accused of rape; a false ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article about a rape on the University of Virginia campus; the lenient sentencing of a former Stanford Univeristy swimmer over sexually assaulting an unconscious woman), and it's clear that the demonization of "rape culture" is complete.
24th Jun '16 9:10:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* "Rape culture", a term coined by second-wave feminists in the 1970s, and its many components like victim blaming, befell a similar fate to pedophilia thanks to numerous efforts to cast it into a negative light. Back in the patriarchal culture of the 20th century, rape was viewed as not a serious matter and at worst, something that both parties were to be held responsible for. The sterotype that all women are promiscuous suggested that they were always "asking for" it and also helped criminalize the victim more than the perpetrator. With the rise of the Internet and social media in the 21st century, feminists were able to spread their many messages, including those on rape, across the entire world. This mass re-evaluation of gender roles redefined rape as a social taboo; the perpetrators were cast as [[CompleteMonster complete monsters]] and victims as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness completely innocent]] [[TheWoobie woobies]]. Since then, the backlash against rape culture has led to the [[GuiltyByPublicOpinion public crucifixions of once-respected personalities]] accused of being a rapist (i.e. Bill Cosby; record producer Dr. Luke; Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi) or defending rapists or rape culture or attacking victims (i.e. Cee-Lo Green; congressman Todd Akin; journalist George Will). Add this to numerous other scandals over mishandled rape cases (i.e. CNN making positive comments about two high school football players accused of rape; a false ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article about a rape on the University of Virginia campus; the lenient sentencing of a former Stanford Univeristy swimmer over sexually assaulting an unconscious woman), and it's clear that the demonization of "rape culture" is complete.

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* "Rape culture", a term coined by second-wave feminists in the 1970s, and its many components like victim blaming, befell a similar fate to pedophilia thanks to numerous efforts to cast it into a negative light. Back in the patriarchal culture of the 20th century, rape was viewed as not a serious matter and at worst, something that both parties were to be held responsible for. The sterotype that all women are promiscuous suggested that they were always "asking for" it and also helped criminalize the victim more than the perpetrator. With the rise of the Internet and social media in the 21st century, feminists were able to spread their many messages, including those on rape, across the entire world. This mass re-evaluation of gender roles redefined rape as a social taboo; the perpetrators were cast as [[CompleteMonster complete monsters]] monsters and victims as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness completely innocent]] [[TheWoobie woobies]]. Since then, the backlash against rape culture has led to the [[GuiltyByPublicOpinion public crucifixions of once-respected personalities]] accused of being a rapist (i.e. Bill Cosby; record producer Dr. Luke; Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi) or defending rapists or rape culture or attacking victims (i.e. Cee-Lo Green; congressman Todd Akin; journalist George Will). Add this to numerous other scandals over mishandled rape cases (i.e. CNN making positive comments about two high school football players accused of rape; a false ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article about a rape on the University of Virginia campus; the lenient sentencing of a former Stanford Univeristy swimmer over sexually assaulting an unconscious woman), and it's clear that the demonization of "rape culture" is complete.
24th Jun '16 9:06:08 PM LaptopGuy
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* Creator/{{ESPN}} journalist Britt [=McHenry=], while not hugely famous, seemed to have a very bright future ahead of her when in April 2015, after going out to dinner, she found her car being towed. [=McHenry=] angrily yelled profanities and insults at the female driver over being "lower-class". The incident blew over for a week, but eventually the tow truck company that the driver worked for got a hold of a surveillance video that captured it and uploaded it onto [=LiveLeak=]. The story quickly went viral all over social media, and not only did [=McHenry=] lose nearly all support from ESPN audiences, but she also gained the ire of the rest of the public. ESPN suspended her for a week, and by the time she came back the tow company felt sorry for her; unfortunately, the public was not nearly as forgiving.

** However, it should be noted that the tow truck company itself has a history of consumer complaints, and is seen by many in the local community as a "chicken hawk" business: They actively patrol the city for cars that fall JUST outside of legal parking, and tow them. Reported examples include: Parking your car at the lot for one restaurant, but going a little further down the street to another. The business parks a "spotter" car in these areas to look out for such incidences. the spotter calls a tow truck in, and the car gets towed. "As soon as you cross the street, you get towed". While they may largely be within the realm of legality, they're essentially the cop who writes a ticket for jaywalking: The general public wouldn't like that kind of treatment from a business any more than [=McHenry=] would.

** Today, Britt [=McHenry=] is near-universally reviled by both sports fans and general audiences and seen as a prime example of a real-life AlphaBitch (and due to her somewhat resembling Creator/RachelMcAdams, is constantly compared to [[Film/MeanGirls Regina George]]) and a sad case of how a rising journalism career can be destroyed by one incident. Even though "never say never" is a motto of many a tarnished reputation, and indeed several ESPN reporters like Chris Berman and Skip Bayless have ultimately been able to bounce back from a RoleEndingMisdemeanor, it is very unlikely [=McHenry=] be able to do the same, given that she was almost completely unknown outside of the sports community prior to the incident and that she got far more mainstream exposure than most other cases, and thus her verbal assault is ''literally'' [[PopCultureIsolation the only thing most people who don't watch ESPN know about her]].

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* Creator/{{ESPN}} journalist Britt [=McHenry=], while not hugely famous, seemed to have a very bright future ahead of her when in April 2015, after going out to dinner, she found her car being towed. [=McHenry=] angrily yelled profanities and insults at the female driver over being "lower-class". The incident blew over for a week, but eventually the tow truck company that the driver worked for got a hold of a surveillance video that captured it and uploaded it onto [=LiveLeak=]. The story quickly went viral all over social media, and not only did [=McHenry=] lose nearly all support from ESPN audiences, but she also gained the ire of the rest of the public. ESPN suspended her for a week, and by the time she came back the tow company felt sorry for her; unfortunately, the public was not nearly as forgiving. \n\n** \\
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However, it should be noted that the tow truck company itself has a history of consumer complaints, and is seen by many in the local community as a "chicken hawk" business: They actively patrol the city for cars that fall JUST outside of legal parking, and tow them. Reported examples include: Parking your car at the lot for one restaurant, but going a little further down the street to another. The business parks a "spotter" car in these areas to look out for such incidences. the spotter calls a tow truck in, and the car gets towed. "As soon as you cross the street, you get towed". While they may largely be within the realm of legality, they're essentially the cop who writes a ticket for jaywalking: The general public wouldn't like that kind of treatment from a business any more than [=McHenry=] would.

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Today, Britt [=McHenry=] is near-universally reviled by both sports fans and general audiences and seen as a prime example of a real-life AlphaBitch (and due to her somewhat resembling Creator/RachelMcAdams, is constantly compared to [[Film/MeanGirls Regina George]]) and a sad case of how a rising journalism career can be destroyed by one incident. Even though "never say never" is a motto of many a tarnished reputation, and indeed several ESPN reporters like Chris Berman and Skip Bayless have ultimately been able to bounce back from a RoleEndingMisdemeanor, it is very unlikely [=McHenry=] be able to do the same, given that she was almost completely unknown outside of the sports community prior to the incident and that she got far more mainstream exposure than most other cases, and thus her verbal assault is ''literally'' [[PopCultureIsolation the only thing most people who don't watch ESPN know about her]].
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* "Rape culture", a term coined by second-wave feminists in the 1970s, and its many components like victim blaming, befell a similar fate to pedophilia thanks to numerous efforts to cast it into a negative light. Back in the patriarchal culture of the 20th century, rape was viewed as not a serious matter and at worst, something that both parties were to be held responsible for. The sterotype that all women are promiscuous suggested that they were always "asking for" it and also helped criminalize the victim more than the perpetrator. With the rise of the Internet and social media in the 21st century, feminists were able to spread their many messages, including those on rape, across the entire world. This mass re-evaluation of gender roles redefined rape as a social taboo; the perpetrators were cast as [[CompleteMonster complete monsters]] and victims as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness completely innocent]] [[TheWoobie woobies]]. Since then, the backlash against rape culture has led to the [[GuiltyByPublicOpinion public crucifixions of once-respected personalities]] accused of being a rapist (i.e. Bill Cosby; record producer Dr. Luke; Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi) or defending rapists or rape culture or attacking victims (i.e. Cee-Lo Green; congressman Todd Akin; journalist George Will). Add this to numerous other scandals over mishandled rape cases (i.e. CNN making positive comments about two high school football players accused of rape; a false ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article about a rape on the University of Virginia campus; the lenient sentencing of a former Stanford Univeristy swimmer over sexually assaulting an unconscious woman), and it's clear that the demonization of "rape culture" is complete.
24th Jun '16 1:31:53 PM DavidDelony
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* Pan-Europeanism seems to be going the way of Pan-Slavism. At the end of the Cold War, European countries formed the European Union, a federation of states with a legislative body, open borders, free trade, common citizenship, and a common currency (Euro). During the 90s and 2000s, the EU had some of the best living standard and was becoming a viable economic rival to the likes of America, China, and India. However, the EU has lost much of its credibility following the economic, refugee, and security disasters in TheNewTens. The great recession of the late 2000s ruined many member economies and recovery attempts only jeopardized their common currencies and damaged trust. Greece in particular nearly derailed the Euro after suffering from a debt crisis exacerbated by the country's spending policies and political corruption. The EU responded by providing financial bailouts with austerity measures, which partially alleviate the debt problem at the cost of driving Greece into further poverty. The Syrian refugee crisis and Paris attacks in 2015 further strained member unity with many countries refusing to take in refugees and instead closing up their borders. With the EU's reputation in shambles, many political figures are questioning the viability of Pan-Europeanism, with the [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt U.K. having referendum on leaving the European Union]].

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* Pan-Europeanism seems to be going the way of Pan-Slavism. At the end of the Cold War, European countries formed the European Union, a federation of states with a legislative body, open borders, free trade, common citizenship, and a common currency (Euro). During the 90s and 2000s, the EU had some of the best living standard and was becoming a viable economic rival to the likes of America, China, and India. However, the EU has lost much of its credibility following the economic, refugee, and security disasters in TheNewTens. The great recession of the late 2000s ruined many member economies and recovery attempts only jeopardized their common currencies and damaged trust. Greece in particular nearly derailed the Euro after suffering from a debt crisis exacerbated by the country's spending policies and political corruption. The EU responded by providing financial bailouts with austerity measures, which partially alleviate the debt problem at the cost of driving Greece into further poverty. The Syrian refugee crisis and Paris attacks in 2015 further strained member unity with many countries refusing to take in refugees and instead closing up their borders. With the EU's reputation in shambles, many political figures are questioning the viability of Pan-Europeanism, with the [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt U.K. having referendum on leaving voting to leave the European Union]].
24th Jun '16 2:48:18 AM Jhonny
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* The Canadian Social Credit Party - dominant for decades in Alberta and British Columbia, not even on the ballot a few years after their fall from power.
23rd Jun '16 11:02:42 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Chi-Chi's was a popular chain of casual Mexican restaurants from 1975 through 2004, having 210 locations at its peak in the mid-'90s. The restaurant collapsed after a double blow in late 2003: first, its parent company, Prandium, Inc., filed for bankruptcy. Second, and even more damagingly, a massive outbreak of Hepatitis A (afflicting 664 people) was traced to a Chi-Chi's in western Pennsylvania, just a month after Prandium's bankruptcy. Chi-Chi's folded within a year, and though it maintains some franchises in Europe and Asia, its only remaining presence in the United States is a line of grocery products (salsa, tortillas, etc.) marketed under the Chi-Chi's name.
20th Jun '16 8:18:01 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* The term "A/S/L?" (age/sex/location) was a popular term to use in the 1990s when the internet was relatively young and people were meeting with other people online and A/S/L was a quick way to know what someone could be like. Thanks to one too many incidents of predators and criminals luring kids and teenagers to meet with them after speaking online, nobody uses A/S/L anymore and since then, there has been a lot more ways to meet with people with most methods being very safe. Using A/S/L today will get you made fun of at best and get you branded as a creep at worst; the modern version is abruptly asking for kik/skype/snapchat usernames, asking which tends to make a person come off as a bot, or pedophile.

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* The term "A/S/L?" (age/sex/location) was a popular term to use in the 1990s when the internet was relatively young and people were meeting with other people online and A/S/L was a quick way to know what someone could be like. Thanks to one too many incidents of predators and criminals luring kids and teenagers to meet with them after speaking online, nobody uses A/S/L anymore and since then, there has been a lot more ways to meet with people with most methods being very safe. Using A/S/L today will get you made fun of at best and get you branded as a creep at worst; the modern version is abruptly asking for kik/skype/snapchat Kik/Skype/Snapchat usernames, asking all of which tends are commonly viewed as popular domains for bots and creeps due to make a person come off as a bot, or pedophile.
the ease with which spam and unsolicited overtly sexual messages can be sent through them.
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