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a director of a Catholic order tasked with rehabilitating the Church’s sex abusers, quoted from Chicago Tribune - Priest’s ecclesiastic missteps treated more sternly than abuse

New documents are out, some going as far back as 1940. If you didn’t hate the Catholic Church enough already—or at least have some serious questions about its validity and integrity—for what is now over half a century of documented, systematic, hypocritical, institutionalized, despicable, and enabling coverups of child sex abuse, I question whether you have a pulse, never mind a heart.

According to Parker’s relatives, in the span of 14 months, the high school junior underwent a staggering metamorphosis from a young girl with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations into a truly stunning commodity.

“Ashley has really developed into quite a striking assemblage of physical attributes that are found to be sexually attractive in our culture,” said Parker’s uncle Keith Hayes, expressing astonishment at how his niece had steadily matured from a precocious youth into a shapely, ravishing thing devoid of intellect and personality. “It’s hard to believe that she used to be that little girl [capable of subjective experiences] that I remember. Now look at her—she’s such a lovely vessel for displaced sexual frustration and voyeuristic lust, just like her mother.”

Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source

I just found out my wife might soon start making more money than me. As a white, straight, US male, I believe I am supposed to be upset or at least offended, but I have also been told it is ok to even feel threatened. This is all a bit confusing, so I could really use your help.

Are there any resources available for how I can handle this problem? I’m sure there are various ways I can still “keep her down”, as it were, and remind her that she isn’t “as good as I am” in the workforce. I know physical repression is kind of a faux pas these days, but what’s the word on emotional oppression?

Also, how should I approach her about this problem? Is this something I should bring up directly at the dinner table? I’ve heard there can be some success with subtlety and backhanded compliments. I’m not sure which is more my style yet, so any anecdotes you can share would help.

I hope you can understand this is new territory for me, so any advice you have on how I can remind my wife who is still the “breadwinner of this house” would really be appreciated. Thanks!

So when tragedies happen, our response must be galling to those who don’t “get” games. Instead of explaining the merits of what we do, we throw up discussion-ending roadblocks of First Amendment rights and scientific research (ignoring that parent watchdog groups also claim to have the weight of scientific research on their side). It’s not unlike what the National Rifle Association does when the issue of gun control comes up. They say it doesn’t work, namecheck the Second Amendment, and change the subject. Regardless of whether you feel the NRA is right, you have to understand how galling that position is to the people who believe access to guns in the US is a significant part of the problem. Now consider that American parents are equally likely to blame games for the violence in society as they are guns, and the problem becomes clear. Parents are worried about their children, and the last thing they want to hear is denial and deflection from the people trying to sell their kids on gore and violence.

It’s Time to Reconsider the Violent Game Debate | GamesIndustry International

Great piece that’s worth a read. This is a big discussion, and the answers aren’t easy.

via The Loop