The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678
Results 141 to 150 of 150
  1. #141
    Join Date
    Apr. 1, 2008
    Posts
    4,536

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JanM View Post
    I'm not sure that women had the right to own property and control their own money into some of the 20th century. It's amazing how things change isn't it?
    it truly is amazing. It is such a short period of time.



  2. #142
    Join Date
    Jun. 7, 2006
    Posts
    8,510

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by subk View Post
    I find reading COTH Off Topic days so enlightening.

    I did not occur to me that since I would have never allowed my daughters to hike in to the woods to live for a couple days with a heterosexual man in the role of authority over them that it makes me a heterophobe. Who knew?
    Is it really ok to view all men as predators? I know many men who would be excellent role models for young women, especially in giving them role models for how good men treat women well.

    When I was 15 I went on a community service trip to Tanzania. It was co-ed and included camping in accomodations ranging from tree platforms to tents and sleepign bags. For one part of the trip, student went in pairs to do a homestay with a Tanzanian family. One of the trip counselors was male and the other female.

    Shockingly nobody got molested, despite the fact that all student participants were minors and authority figures of both genders were present throughout.

    The organization offers trips to various foreign countries for students completing 6th through 12th grade, the 9th-grade-and-up roster sends kids to Fiji, India, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam ...you name it.


    5 members found this post helpful.

  3. #143
    Join Date
    Oct. 11, 2007
    Location
    Andover, MA
    Posts
    5,354

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    Not plannng to get into the debate - but it is great to read so many liberal minded, progressive views on this thread. People who are broad minded, and thoughtful, too.

    You know, we have gay marriage in Canada, and the sky did not fall in - there is not so much as a second look at gay couples and they are protected under the law.
    Yep. When it became legal in Massachusetts, you know what happened? A bunch of people who wanted to get married got married, including some friends and coworkers of mine, and some very dedicated long-term couples. (The record, I think, was two men who'd been together for over 50 years!) That's it. In the years since then, some of these couples have split up (including, sadly, the original plaintiffs in the legal case that started the whole thing here.) There have been some ugly custody battles. But no more than with the heterosexual married couples. Most of the remaining agitation against gay marriages comes from out of state groups, and we pretty much just ignore them.

    My favorite memory, from when the state legislature was trying how to respond to the Supreme Judicial Court's decision: Singing patriotic songs in the big open stairwell of the State House with hundreds of same-sex, opposite sex, single, whatever people who supported gay marriage. The other side was really, really pissed off. You know, because only THEY are real patriots and how dare all us "deviants" sing THEIR songs.
    Last edited by quietann; Feb. 8, 2013 at 02:28 PM.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

    Proudly owned by Mythic Feronia, 1998 Morgan mare; G-dspeed Trump & Minnie; welcome 2014 Morgan filly MtnTop FlyWithMeJosephine


    4 members found this post helpful.

  4. #144
    Join Date
    Apr. 29, 2002
    Location
    Lots of M states...
    Posts
    543

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by candyappy View Post
    Prove to me there is a gay gene..
    http://www.nature.com/news/2005/0505...s050531-9.html

    Scientists seem to think so. But they also seem to think the world is more than a few thousand years old, which, apparently, is completely far-fetched... Such a shame they wasted all that time and money on a PhD that leads them away from the Bible.

    (Where's the eye roll face..?)


    8 members found this post helpful.

  5. #145
    Join Date
    Jan. 25, 2011
    Location
    Southern Pines, NC
    Posts
    2,336

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by starhorse View Post
    (Where's the eye roll face..?)


    ^Here you go!
    I've heard there's more to life than an FEI tent and hotel rooms, so I'm trying it.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  6. #146
    Join Date
    Oct. 25, 2012
    Posts
    3,797

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by quietann View Post
    Yep. When it became legal in Massachusetts, you know what happened? A bunch of people who wanted to get married got married, including some friends and coworkers of mine, and some very dedicated long-term couples. (The record, I think, was two men who'd been together for over 50 years!) That's it. In the years since then, some of these couples have split up (including, sadly, the original plaintiffs in the legal case that started the whole thing here.) There have been some ugly custody battles. But no more than with the heterosexual married couples. Most of the remaining agitation against gay marriages comes from out of state groups, and we pretty much just ignore them.

    My favorite memory, from when the state legislature was trying how to respond to the Supreme Judicial Court's decision: Singing patriotic songs in the big open stairwell of the State House with hundreds of same-sex, opposite sex, single, whatever people who supported gay marriage. The other side was really, really pissed off. You know, because only THEY are real patriots and how dare all us "deviants" sing THEIR songs.
    Excellent point, and I think it's important to remember that a lot of the "opinion makers" that get all the press, be they "church" based, RARA's, the NRA, etc. are in fact nothing more than paid lobbyists--publicity factories--what I'm fond of calling "Noise Machines." Because publicity is their business, they know how to work the media to keep a high profile; and the media is always seeking radical, inflammatory rhetoric to feed ITS "noise machine." The influence of all of these can be wildly out of whack with their actual public support in numbers; which is just how they prefer it. But that doesn't mean they speak for most people.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  7. #147
    Join Date
    Jun. 7, 2006
    Posts
    8,510

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Eboshi View Post
    The influence of all of these can be wildly out of whack with their actual public support in numbers; which is just how they prefer it. But that doesn't mean they speak for most people.
    i.e., the Tea Party convincing the world that the United States had gone cray cray until Obama handily won re-election.


    4 members found this post helpful.

  8. #148
    Join Date
    Mar. 4, 2010
    Posts
    1,708

    Default

    Update: the news that started this whole thread was a leak, not intended for public consumption:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/09/us...n.html?hp&_r=0

    Ooops!


    1 members found this post helpful.

  9. #149
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    Location
    Packing my bags
    Posts
    30,698

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by oldernewbie View Post
    Update: the news that started this whole thread was a leak, not intended for public consumption:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/09/us...n.html?hp&_r=0

    Ooops!
    a very long tap dance routine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



  10. #150
    Join Date
    Nov. 28, 2000
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    10,372

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    Not plannng to get into the debate - but it is great to read so many liberal minded, progressive views on this thread. People who are broad minded, and thoughtful, too.

    You know, we have gay marriage in Canada, and the sky did not fall in - there is not so much as a second look at gay couples and they are protected under the law.
    And we have had gays in the military for so long I can't remember, 1991?
    It happened and no one noticed or cared. Transgender people too.

    Of course, we are all 'libtard socialists' here.
    A FINE ROMANCE - JC Reg Thoroughbred - GOLD Premium CSHA - ISR/OLDNA Approved
    CSHA Brickenden Stallion Award Winner - for Performance offspring.
    Please visit A Fine Romance on FB!


    1 members found this post helpful.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: May. 11, 2012, 07:10 PM
  2. Girl Scouts Badges
    By 111 in forum Off Course
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: Jan. 26, 2012, 12:29 AM
  3. Spin Off - Gays/Homosexuality
    By PonyPeep in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: Aug. 16, 2011, 02:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •