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Posted by closeupready in General Discussion
Sun Nov 06th 2011, 09:01 AM
in that, most people who are not poor are literate. And I believe there are many studies that demonstrate education and literacy are essential for most people who want to better themselves materially.
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Posted by closeupready in General Discussion
Tue Jun 07th 2011, 12:04 PM
(or sex appeal) in determining whether or not you continued going further with your relationship with them?
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Posted by closeupready in General Discussion
Tue Jun 07th 2011, 12:03 PM
(or sex appeal) in determining whether or not you continued going further with your relationship with them?
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Posted by closeupready in General Discussion
Wed Apr 20th 2011, 09:58 AM
From this article:

>>Sila Sahin, a 25-year-old Turkish German living in Berlin, had until now been regarded as a glowing example of how a modern Muslim girl should behave in a multicultural society.

A successful actress starring in German television soap opera Good Times, Bad Times, she pleased her many fans and made her Turkish family proud.

But her latest move has shocked some of those fans, and enraged those closest to her.

Posing provocatively on the cover of German Playboy magazine with one breast exposed, Sila Sahin seems to be sending a clear and deliberate message to her conservative Turkish family.

'I did it because I wanted to be free at last,' she said. 'These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.'<<

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-...

I frankly don't care what she does with herself, and wish her nothing but continued success.

But what is the logic here that posing half-naked for a men's soft porn magazine liberates her from the restrictions of her childhood? And further, would she encourage children of her own to do this, as well? Didn't Patti Davis make the same kinds of arguments (that I never understood either)?
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Posted by closeupready in GLBT
Tue Apr 12th 2011, 03:12 PM
I've known gay people being raised in nuclear families who are physically abused and injured by their fathers. And who were rejected by both parents (and siblings, though that's less common) due to their sexuality. Literally thrown out on the street, forced to make their own ways.

And I think a lot of gay people are raised in homes where people WANT to believe they love their gay children without reservation, but they really don't. They don't want their gay children to be gay, they don't encourage them to form relationships with other gay peers, they actually would prefer their gay children die than have to face dealing with an openly gay child. It's just so fucked up. Leads to gay people with fucked-up personalities, sadly.

As an openly gay person, I often meet men who have sex with men but can't bring themselves to admit that they are gay - sometimes, they aren't gay but bi, but often times it's only due to such hostile families, or homophobic cultural backgrounds. It's difficult for me to get involved with such people with whom relationships are likely to be dead-end, and the tragic thing is that a gay relationship is exactly what they need - but what can you do? They think they are fine with sex and nothing more. Had many, many boyfriends like that. One of them recently called me but I didn't pick up even though I miss seeing him a lot, because I knew it was essentially for one thing - not that I don't want or need that, but I don't want to fall in love with someone like that, and I have and could again, if I don't control it.

Can anyone relate to that? Peaceful, flame-free discussion.
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