21st Dec2012

Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

by Daenel

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

1. Hey, you’re reading this, so that means we’re still here. And the reason we’re still here is that the world is never going to end! Stop listening to those idiots who keep predicting that the world is doomed. It’s not. They know nothing! Need I remind you of Y2K?

2. I’m going to have to ask the powers that be to pass a law that males are not allowed to make any judgments regarding rape because when they do they say the dumbest things. A Southern California judge reprimanded a woman for not fighting back hard enough against her rapist. The judge went on to say “I’m not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn’t want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down.” blank stare He said this to a woman whose ex~boyfriend threatened to mutilate her face and genitals with a heated screwdriver and beat her with a metal baton before he raped her. I think before men can have any say on women’s reproductive health, they should have to take and pass a biology course. There should also be ongoing sensitivity training. I don’t want to paint all men with a broad stroke, but are they really that clueless about how women’s bodies work?

And one more thing when a woman says “No” and a man has intercourse with her anyway, it is rape. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it, NO MEANS NO!

3. Trendy Tops are stupid. It’s a tub top, y’all. If your shirt is too small or your jeans show too much, buy a size that fits. Or buy a camisole or a tank, you know you can get a handful of them at the dollar store for like $5, right?

4. If I could have any cosmetic surgery it would be a tummy tuck. The reason I haven’t had it done is because it’s expensive to have a legitimate doctor perform the surgery in a surgerical center. And that’s the only way I would have the surgery performed because that is the right way to do it. However, there are some women who think taking the cheap way out is the way to go. A woman in Queens was arrested for giving another woman a “faulty butt injection”. The faux surgeon was arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and unauthorized practice of a profession. I just wanna know what charges are the “victim” facing? Didn’t she know she wasn’t seeing a doctor when she went to the woman’s home for the surgery? How about a little personal responsibility? If you’re dumb enough to have an unlicensed person do something to your body, shouldn’t you just have to deal with the results?

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

12th Oct2012

Things That Leave Me Scratchin’ My Head {Coffee Talk}

by Daenel

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}1. A junior high school student received one day of in~school suspension for dying the tips of her hair pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The school’s dress code specifically states that non~human hair color or spray isn’t permitted. I applaud the school for sticking to the rules. While I understand and support the cause, the girl violated school policy. A policy that was known to the student and her family prior to her dying her hair. If she wanted to show support, she could have gotten a clip on to wear when not in school or she could have worn a rubber bracelet. By allowing her daughter to violate the rules, the mother essentially taught her daughter that the rules apply to everyone except her. You can read the story by clicking here.

2. Soooo, Stacey Dash is being knocked because she endorsed Mitt Romney. Seriously, people? It’s fine to disagree with her politics but to suggest that she kill herself or to call her out of her name is just plain wrong. Not only is it rude to Dash but it does a disservice to all of those men and women who fought for our right to have a role in the political process. And, I’m pretty certain that if you go back and read the history books, the struggle wasn’t just so blacks can only vote for Democrats. You cannot win an argument with name calling, it’s immature and shows an inability to put forth a cohesive argument. And the last time I checked, the fight for the right to vote was not just so that minorities could vote Democrat (or Republican or Independent), it was so that we all may have a voice in the process. Two of the things that make this nation great are our right to free expression and the right to vote for whomever we choose. You can read the story by clicking here.

3. A 13~year~old Florida boy is accused of sexually assaulting his 5~year~old half brother and murdering his 2~year~old half brother. If convicted the boy faces a life sentence. Right now the boy is to be charged as an adult. The case has people divided, some think he should be tried in juvenile court and receive help while others think he should be tried as an adult and face the same punishment as an adult guilty of the same crimes. I think this kid is beyond help. This boy had already been in trouble for other issues as early as 2008 (simulating sex with classmates, masturbating in class, killing a kitten, etc), that’s when he should’ve gotten help. Aren’t those all signs that point to potential serial killerYou can read the story by clicking here.

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

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