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Offline Silver Sorrow

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Random Babbling: 2018
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:40:43 AM »
Meet the new year, same as the old year.

I guess it's their way to say "Sorry, we really screwed up" (in fact it's more like trying to save what can be saved)... Well, guys, we don't want apologies anyway; we just want you to stop screwing up. Is that so much to ask?

I wonder if they went ahead and discounted it as a blind, because they know they'll eventually make up the difference by reintroducing microtransactions when no one's looking and perhaps even increasing the cost...

...sorry, that's just too evil for me this early in the morning.  :ss-weird1

On another note, I'd like to propose the "So What Law." This is named for the required response from the Justice system when informed by an individual or individuals accusing someone of "inappropriate behaviour" 10 or more years after the fact. For example:

Victim: He [groped me/took my picture while I was asleep, pretending he was grabbing my boobs/etc.]!

Society: Okay. When did this happen?

Victim: Um...twenty years ago.

Society: Twenty...years...ago.

Victim: Yes.

Society: So what?

Under the So What Law, victims will be required to report any allegations of assault within a week of the unimaginable trauma of, for example, being felt up by a creepy rich guy. If you're waiting 20 years for a media frenzy in order to boost your bank account, your media profile, or just in hopes of reviving a career that's in the crapper, Society in general will be moved to sneer "so what?"

An addendum (in the works) will also require everyone to laugh dismissively.
An interview with Kim Kardashian? Who wants to see that? I'd rather see an interview with the mortician's assistant who had to piece her head back together so they could have an open-casket funeral.

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Re: Random Babbling: 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 11:07:55 AM »
There is merit to the length of time between action and public accusation, but I also feel that many women (mostly) have not felt safe to say what happened to them in the past, and are more able to speak the truth after the floodgates just recently opened. For some people, these actions may have taken place 20 years ago, but the loss of pride/respect/trust is still felt today. Don't be dismissive about what the accusers are saying, as they may still be dealing with those feelings on a daily basis.

And as a father of a college-age woman, I want her to know that if anything does happen to her, she will be taken seriously and not dismissed. That's what has been missing for the past 30 years, and why it is all leaking out now.