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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 05:00 PM
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120. I just pasted the title of the article
I didn't want make up one of my own, that would suggest I was agreeing with the article or one of the ones referenced. I figured people would then see it was a post with an article and see the title of it and put two and two together. I didn't put quotes in, I guess because I was lazy. I know in the past, on certain topics, unless somebody is just looking to cause a fight, if you come up with your own title and it suggests something then you will get flamed for it. I never anticipated I would get flamed either way. The idea though, is I never meant to cause a fight, I just posted a few articles as food for thought. Most people were fine with that.

Yes, but does Arianna have Rick Santorum post blogs on her website? Not that I know of. I just saw something I was interested in, it had a few accompanying articles and back and forth between the writer and the person she was critiquing. I thought maybe somebody, if they decided to sit down and read all the articles involved, might be able to get something from it. That was my intention and that is what I did.

You know, last year a woman made a thread asking: "When has feminist become a term of derision?" (paraphrase) That ended up being a fruitful interesting thread. I learned quite a bit on it. Yet, I post a few articles on the same topic, thinking maybe the discussion might be interesting as well, and some people question my motives. I am not trying to cause a fight, I am a decent person and, as a minority, I empathize with issues of gender and racial significance. I want to learn all I can about them. So I read about it and posted this. Is it that far-fetched that somebody could just post something out of interest without wanting to start a fight about it? I would hope so.

You know, when I first go a job as a columnist one of my first published columns was about the discrimination in the work place of women, specifically minority women. This is something I am passionate and caring about. Am I perfect? Well no. But I'll put it to you this way, I try to understand and inform myself at least. That's about all I can say really, if others can't accept that, I don't know what else to say.
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