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would like to discuss http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/05/13/3437464/teen-girl-prom-impure-thoughts/
0 · May 18, 2014
As a mom of a teenage girl, and having been a teenage girl once myself, I can safely say that there will always be unwanted attention whether it be from adults clinging to previous standards, from 'interested' parties, or from well-meaning girlfriends chiding her for not being sexy enough. We all need to exercise tolerance, open-mindedness, and respectful communication, and when that fails, just let it run off your back :)
0 · May 19, 2014
I'm not grasping your point. My concern is the root of the issue: what exactly is the problem? Is there a rape culture? who is cause of the problem? should someone else be responsible for solving or preventing the problem? If yes, to what extent may we infringe on that someone else's freedoms to that end? Or am I even posing the best questions?
Sorry if I was rambling :)All very good questions. Is there only one root to the issue? there certainly is a rape culture for some people, but fortunately it is a relative rarity in our western society. It is crucial to keep this discussion open between parents and children, in the media, and in schools. Re who should be responsible? Are too many significant issues are left to the 'authorities' while the rest of us place our blind trust in them? How many of us are willing to invest the time and energy to participate in public discourse while sacrificing our own free time?
can I attend remotely, is there a method set up for that?
0 · April 18, 2014
We've talked about this but at the time there wasn't a good solution. Perhaps a google hangout would work?
0 · April 24, 2014
I don't know what that is, but let's look into it for next time. I always have my son on thursdays so can't usually go out that night.
how old is your son? I have a 9 yr old daughter who loves to meet new friends and look after younger children. I could bring her and they could color or play at another table. The space allows for that.
0 · April 25, 2014
He is 10, but they could still play together at another table. The Little Secular Humanist board game :)
I don't see how it could hurt to have them eavesdrop on such conversation.
1 · April 25, 2014
So are you bringin the boy?
0 · May 16, 2014
Hi Greg, soccer started a couple of weeks ago, so we can't come. Let's do something on a weekend with kids and get them discussing things. Why are animals in the zoo? Why should you sometimes go outside your comfort zone? why does all the music on advertising these days sound like it belongs in a yogurt commercial?
0 · May 17, 2014
It's was a positive to have the mind stimulated by the ideas of such an eclectic group of thinkers. Energy for the brain that creates a natural high.
5 · April 25, 2014
Sorry I won't be able to make it tonight, have fun one and all ;)
Boo! BTW - Colbert solved the ball pit issue...inflatable pool. Done!
1 · April 24, 2014
Back in Calgary - will plan on being there Thur night
3 · April 23, 2014
I was looking forward to the discussion, but I will now be away for a family emergency in BC.
0 · April 14, 2014
Hope that your family emergency quickly becomes manageable & look forward to seeing you at the next one
1 · April 14, 2014
Hope everything goes okay. Was looking forward to chatting again. Good luck with everything.
0 · April 19, 2014
Hello everybody. Can't wait to see what the group is all about. I'm a rational-open minded person, who's finally woken up to the horrible mess of 'secret societies' and their agenda's. Which like most of the population' I would have called the people who talk about these things crackpots. But enter 9/11 and the RCMP doing 5000 residential raids on law-abiding citizens in Calgary 'during' a flood' to take their firearms, and the recent measles outbreak in Calgary where many parents of students at a high school where it was reported 5 kids broke out with measles, didn't want there children to receive the vaccine. I just moved to Calgary and I've never seen a city with so many citizens informed, and even the newspapers are always on it with 'can we trust our government articles insinuating ulterior motives. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
2 · April 10, 2014
I like the concept of debate versus argument. I ascribe to Nietzsche's statement: Belief is a greater enemy to the truth than lies.
2 · April 6, 2014
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