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Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 349

by mod prime (#47951651) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

I'm aware of what I posted. Let me quote it to you.

If you don't want to look like a creep - ask the girl to your room around witnesses (they don't have to hear, just as long as you make it feel safe for her to refuse).

IE., sat at the bar together where there are other patrons in the bar, a bartender and maybe some security.

Or maybe in lobby of the hotel as you both walk towards the elevator where there is a receptionist and maybe some security and other hotel guests milling around.

Who in his sane mind asks a random women he never has met before about 'sex'?

Elevator Guy.

So what is your nonsense post/accusion about?

ElevatorGate.

Don't interpret bullshit into other peoples posts!

You haven't laid any groundwork of my interpreting other people's posts, so this random nonsense is strange to see.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 349

by mod prime (#47951521) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

I mean, seriously!
Do you think these are place women really want strange men to proposition them for sex?

Dark Alleyways
In the park at night
In a low traffic stairwell of a near empty building
In an underground parking garage
In an elevator
On the subway
Just before she opens the front door to her inner city house at 3AM in the morning

Because if you do, then you are the one with a serious problem.

On the other hand, elevegator guy could have have quietly asked her on the way to the elevator and if she said 'no', he could let her catch the elevator on her own. But he waited until it was enclosed space with nobody watching. You don't see why this might not be cool?

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 349

by mod prime (#47951323) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

First, we're talking cold propositions here. The kind of proposition where there has been no previous conversation/flirtation etc.
Second, I didn't suggest doing it so others can overhear - indeed I pointed this out. Just so that they can see what's going on - or at the very least the lady you are propositioning has an easy way to get to witnesses (so avoid metal cages suspended in the air, for example).

This is because some men are gigantic assholes who, when it is safe for them to do so, get aggressive at 'bitches' that turn them down, and being alone with a testosterone-fuelled human with hard-on is pretty terrifying because the consequences can turn horrifying. If you want to know what such men can be like when women don't submit and they have basic anonymity? Check out the internet.

So be the gentleman, always make sure the ladies you proposition can politely turn you down without fear.

If nothing else, realize this - if you cold proposition a woman on her own, she may feel that it isn't a 'request' and you may end up inadvertently raping or sexually assaulting someone if she says OK out of fear. I doubt you'd be prosecuted for such a rape, but morally you'd be a rapist. Play on the safe side, always give girls an out.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 349

by mod prime (#47951261) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

I'm glad to see you have corrected your argument from it's previously incorrect position.

They don't define "unwanted sexual contact." For example, Bora Zivkovic had a habit of hugging women, some of whom didn't enjoy it. That is literally an "unwanted sexual contact." It may be creepy, unpleasant or inappropriate, and it should (and did) stop. But it's not rape.

This study is about unwanted sexual contact, not rape. If you don't know what unwanted sexual contact means, take a course. Hint, pressing your body up against an unwilling partner is unwanted sexual contact.

This study doesn't distinguish between unwanted hugging and forcible rape, and it doesn't break down the 26% figure into more or less violent forms of unwanted sexual contact. It doesn't even give the number of violent rapes.

Aww, does it not discuss legitimate rape? It's a study about sexual assault.

If you have an unknown number of unwanted huggings, at one end of the spectrum, and an unknown number of violent rapes, at the other end of the spectrum, then that's a big grey area.

Not if you are looking at rates of sexual assault. In which case, it's exactly what you were looking for.

I'd like to see a better-quality study.

You're free to fund one, or if you think you can do better - perform it yourself.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 5, Insightful) 349

by mod prime (#47948769) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

If you don't want to look like a creep - ask the girl to your room around witnesses (they don't have to hear, just as long as you make it feel safe for her to refuse). Waiting until your alone in a confined space, if not harassing, is very bad manners to the point of being ungentlemanly. Don't do that, guys.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 3, Interesting) 349

by mod prime (#47948741) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

You should read the study, not the article about the study, if you are going to criticize it. The thing you quoted was about harassment, not assault.

http://www.plosone.org/article...

"Have you ever experienced physical sexual harassment, unwanted sexual contact, or sexual contact in which you could not or did not give consent or felt it would be unsafe to fight back or not give your consent at an anthropological field site? (If you have had more than one experience, the most notable to you.)"

Is the question about sexual assault.

The grey areas are overwhelmed by the black and white areas. If you feel there are too many grey areas, talk to your manager about getting on a course to help you.

Comment: Re:5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe (Score 1) 219

by mod prime (#47923497) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

Psychotic=violent is not a myth. It may not be the absolute rule, but it is far from being a myth, and the suggestion that it is reeks of dishonesty.

The equals sign makes it absolute. One equals the other. They are the same. That's as absolute as you can get. There is an increased chance of violence in psychotics and it is considerable but the equation tars me with a brush unfairly.

This would be like instead of saying 'If you are black, there is an increased chance you are involved in crime' {in the USA, presumably a function of poverty and entrenched gang culture etc} but instead saying "All black people are criminals".

It's unfair and its harmful. Please stop it.

You may believe you are non-threatening; however, this is your perspective, the perspective of someone who is admittedly psychotic.

Totally non-threatening. I only kill secretive government spies who are trying to assassinate me. Either that or I've only ever been the victim of violence (a lot), not the perpetrator.

If anything, Hollywood (at least within the last 20 years) has been very good to psychotics.

Like what? Twelve Monkeys? Beautiful Mind? Donnie Darko? They're the most positive ones I can think of.

Even on crime shows like America's "Law & Order" series, violent psychopaths are made more well-rounded

Also, we'd appreciate it if you didn't conflate psychosis with {violent} psychopathy. Really, please never do this again.

. The question I would be curious about is, what percentage of schizophrenics ultimately commit violent acts during an episode

Until you learn the answer to this question please stop saying psychotics are inherently violent. Thank you.

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