[News] strange happenings of 2015

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Sachi » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:33 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/02/two-more-james-deen-accusers-tell-all-there-was-so-much-blood.html

It goes on.

One would think that the porn industry should have a strict sexual harrassment policy, especially for some of the things described in that article. One of the girls claimed she doesn't do anal, but Deen forced it on her; if it were required that both parties are to give signed consent to certain activities before engaging in them, then everybody in the crew would be aware of what is and isn't okay, and they can intervene when shit like this happens. Otherwise, it's left in a moral gray area that benefits people like him doing these sorts of things to their co-stars.

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Chuckman » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:42 pm

It's required but do they care?

There's basically three ways the industry portrays itself: It's a wild party in marketing materials, it's a serious business where everything is documented and taken seriously in interviews, and then every once in a while a big name star like Sahsa Grey or Stoya comes out and says they signed up to be sexual performers and got raped and no one cares and then more lesser names come out of the woodwork and complain about the industry not caring about the girls at all and being very seedy and exploitative.

Which one is real? Which one is wrestling-style kayfabe?

Also there's no way it's in a legal gray area. If somebody says no it means no even in the middle of sex, or if they say no to one act but consent to another. Those boundaries are inviolate, being a sex worker doesn't undo them.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Ray » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:56 pm

"A Turkish court appointed five ‘Lord of the Rings’ experts to figure out whether this Gollum meme is offensive"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... offensive/

apparently a Turkish doctor, Bilgin Çiftçi, has been put on trial for sharing a meme on the Internet that compares the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Gollum. Insulting a head of state is a crime punishable by imprisonment in Turkey, but Çiftçi's defense states that it wasn't an insult because Gollum may actually be a hero, since it was because of him that the Ring was destroyed. Now, the court has compiled a group of experts; two academics, two behavioral scientists and/or psychologists and an expert on cinema and TV, to determine if his defense is valid.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Rei IV » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Bwahahahahaha at the Gollum meme.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby pwhodges » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:15 am

Ugh:

Eyewitnesses to rape, in what should have been tightly controlled environments.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Bagheera » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:51 am

As with other things, the rules are on the books. It's just a matter of enforcing them.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby TehDonutKing » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:29 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Ugh:

Eyewitnesses to rape, in what should have been tightly controlled environments.

Jesus fuck. This is eye-opening as to how horrible this industry's environment is.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby NemZ » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:43 pm

All the various gun control and shooting news has been moved to the existing general rant thread on the topic.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby soul.assassin » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:50 am

View Original PostRei IV wrote:Bwahahahahaha at the Gollum meme.


Still, that asshatted Turkish president can't take a joke.

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:23 pm

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:Still, that asshatted Turkish president can't take a joke.


Yeah, he just shoots them down in the worst ways possible.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Ray » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:37 pm

http://www.avclub.com/article/peter-jac ... are-229231

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Rei IV » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:38 pm

OMFG. It's even more funnier then I expected.

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:47 am

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Rei IV » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:30 pm

How is that even possible?

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:51 pm

View Original PostRei IV wrote:How is that even possible?
I know -- stabbing is not nearly transgressive enough to pass for art these days. Well, maybe if one of the women had been wielding the knife with her vagina it might have been.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby pwhodges » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:01 pm

Speaking of stabbings, it turns out that terrorist attacks don't need to be only explosives or guns:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35018789
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby BobBQ » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:11 pm

As the Chinese can tell you, that's not new at all.

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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby pwhodges » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:31 am

This is local to UK universities, but is actually causing me a great deal of grief right now:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/12038962/Universities-across-the-country-lose-internet-connections-following-cyber-attack.html

The knock-on effects are breaking a lot of our internal services as well.
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby Rosenakahara » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:00 pm

Apparently even american news wants to report on the stabbings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bwYm_qCSFE&ab_channel=TheYoungTurks
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Re: [News] strange happenings of 2015

Postby NemZ » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:29 pm

TYT is hardly typical media, and they make no pretense of objectivity. Cenk only cares about this story because it plays well with his gun and culture views.

If people want to continue to debate the issue it should go here instead.
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