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Response to aquart (Reply #74)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 09:41 AM

77. Frankly, your innuendo about legitimate rape...


. . . is a personal insult and has nothing to do with anything I said, not to mention a straw man and an effort to silence me without considering the merits of my argument. In other words, it's bullying under the broader definition you're arguing for. Ironic, I'd say.

But, it's not my definition. By mine, it's an annoyance. Come up with a real counter-argument. Where am I wrong here? More, how do you apply your bullying standard without making normal discussion such as yours into borderline criminal activity? Or have one without accusations and counter-acrimony about who's being the bully here?

And I've been bullied, very severely and long-term, I'll add. Constantly in school as a child and adolescent, and on the job as an adult. I know the distinction I'm making. If you consider yourself an expert on it due to your experience, I'd say mine gives me a Ph. D. Not that I'm inviting you to match it point-by-point . . . please don't go that direction. I deliberately kept my childhood out of my argument because it's irrelevant to my point, and yours.

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