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Jun 8th 2010 2:37PM I hate the idea of hurting other living creatures, but I also find the idea of chomping on flesh pretty gross. I don't know if I could eat something that felt like flesh, even if it weren't... O.o The first time I tried tofurky, I almost spit it out because it felt/tasted so much like real flesh...
But for the people who don't mind the meat feel, and just don't like hurting animals, this is a great advancement!!
Apr 10th 2010 3:08PM That is true, (in my opinion) dresses don't determine sexual activity, but it is usually more tasteful and appropriate for high-school girls to not reveal too much, regardless if they're virgins or not. Show off your great bod on the beach, or just choose which assets to expose at prom (or anywhere else), and pair it with the rest covered... like a loose fitting and/or longer strapless or backless, not short, tight, backless, and low-cut all in one. Girls should be proud of their bodies, but also self-respecting. Prom isn't really the place for a bikini...
Apr 10th 2010 2:59PM I agree. Though personally it annoys me a little when people dress super slutty (when it's obviously for men's attention), it is never the woman/girl's fault if someone can't control himself and sexually assaults her. I don't care if the girl is running around naked (what do you think people did before we invented clothes?), that is no excuse for someone to attack them. Adult men should not be fantasizing about, much less acting on, sexual desires for young girls, regardless of what they're wearing.
Apr 10th 2010 2:52PM I think partial exposure should be paired with the rest of the dress being modest... if the back is open, keep the breast and legs covered. If the neckline is low, keep the back and legs covered, and if it's short (not showing half you ass short, mind) keep the back and breast mostly covered. Also, if it's tight, make sure it's not super revealing... that's my idea of being "tastefully sexy" for prom age girls and their parents to allow... Hell, all women should try to dress tasteful, no matter what age, but when you're an adult, to each their own. Everything hanging out is pretty trashy, and quite inappropriate for high-school girls.
And I'm only 20, so it wasn't long ago I was trying to find dresses... though I went to the clearance racks for mine. I don't know why these kids' parents are spending hundreds of dollars for a dress they'll wear once.
Apr 3rd 2010 4:53PM Thank you!! I think steam was starting to come out of my ears reading all these nasty comments about people with tattoos...
I have 7 so far, planning on many more, as well as 14 piercings and 3/4" gauges.
I am anything but trashy... nor do I do drugs, or even drink or smoke. I'm a straight-edge raw vegan for goodness' sake... Also, I'm very professional, always got good grades, and just got nominated for "best employee" at my job... and I've held jobs since I was 11 years old.
Tattoos are a form of expression, same as what outfit one chooses to wear, or a hairstyle/color.
They CAN be trashy, don't get my wrong, but not all of them are. Everyone one of mine means something special, and is a piece of art (though a lot of them are writing).
Ink of random naked women and passing fads are silly, but still...
If you don't like tattoos, don't get them. Simple as that.
Apr 3rd 2010 4:51PM Hey, newsflash....
I have 7 tattoos so far, but don't get them unless it's paid for as a gift, or if I have money saved up especially for it... I work hard and go to college, and I don't smoke or drink, so stop making such pig-headed assumptions. Get off your high-horse and don't stoop to such a cliche prejudice.
Mar 29th 2010 10:20PM I've never hitched a ride, but I picked up a couple of chill hippies and their white rats once... only took them about 10-15miles, but got them to a town and off the side of the road. I'm pretty cautious about stopping for people, but I would love to hitch and walk across the country one of these days... However, being a young female, I'm not sure how well that would turn out. Too bad there are so many creeps out there.
Mar 18th 2010 4:20PM The point is, we DON'T get paid minimum wage. At the restaurant I work, we get $3.63/hr, and the entrees aren't terribly expensive, so 10% ends up being a max of $1-$5. Parties don't come in much more than 4-5 (more is usually little kids, whose food is $3,) and rarely get more than $40 of food. I'm a damn good waitress, and people notice, so I usually get decent tips, but I've had those people who tell me how great the service was, but leave me a dollar between 2 people... if you come out to eat, you ARE expected to pay the server. It's part of eating out, and why it's not all fast-food. If you don't want to tip, pick up a sandwich and soda from a gas station. We get you your drinks, keep them filled, bring you your food, make sure everything is good, and if not, we fix it (at least a good waitress will!) We clear the mess you leave at the table and reset it for the next customers. Even when all the customers are gone, who do you think cleans the mess people leave in the restaurant, still at $3.63/hr?
Mar 18th 2010 4:01PM Um, our tips are taxed, thank you, and yes, you do pay our salary. You think prices would stay the same if they paid us more? You would still be paying our salary if they upped our wages. Your food and drink prices would just be increased to pay us. Think before you speak, and don't go out to eat if you can't tip.
Mar 3rd 2010 7:36PM I'm sorry for the pain you are going through living with an eating disorder.
I've too have been struggling with eating disorders, ("anorexia" and different "ed-nos,") for about 6 years now, and I don't think people are taking this lightly... just the article seems to be classifying someone who's strict with how healthy they eat and putting them with people who have serious mental disorders, who can't eat, eat a ton and purge, or anywhere in between... a kid who's reading labels and wanting to be healthy doesn't necessarily have an eating disorder.
People who are health fanatics just don't necessarily have eating disorders.
And btw, the definition of anorexia includes being 15% below expected body weight... so yeah, you kinda do have to be that underweight to really be "anorexic". This doesn't mean if you're not underweight you don't have an eating disorder, it just means you aren't that specific one. Even if you restrict as much as someone with actual "anorexia" does, if you're not underweight, you're not anorexic. It's called "ED-NOS" (eating disorder not otherwise specified.) Same as if you purposefully throw up food, it doesn't necessarily mean you're bulimic... you have to seriously "binge" (this doesn't mean eating one piece of cake or 2 cookies, a couple handfuls of chips.... it means the whole cake, 2 dozen cookies, 3 bags of chips... something like that) and purge. And this doesn't mean it's any less serious just because you don't have that "bulimic" label.
Labels are silly, so it's a bit dumb for people to "want" to be labeled as anorexic, or bulimic. Any eating disorder sucks, it doesn't have to have a fancy label.