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#122241 - 11/28/04 01:10 AM Re: A call to action
shortstop Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 3
Loc: USA
Wow, you really have a way with words, socal. And it shows a lot of passion.

Too new to this whole thing to really be able to such much more about this. Just seeing the number of guys here staggers me.


#122242 - 11/28/04 07:36 AM Re: A call to action
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Well then lets get at it. I think that we need to contact every goddamned politician that we know and some we dont.



#122243 - 11/30/04 09:17 PM Re: A call to action
crisispoint Offline

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts
My sister said something to me the other day that relates to this.

I was bemoaning the fact that, for right now, male survivors of rape and sexual assault get very little in the way of resources. She said that it was because we couldn't get past the whole issue of masculinity and shout out "YES, WE'RE HERE, WE'RE HURT, AND WE AREN'T GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!"

To anyone in the "Brains-trust" who's listening; yep, being quiet doesn't work. We need to get up off our collective @$$e$ and DO something. We CANNOT afford to ask politely anymore.

I take a look at groups like "ACT UP" and say to myself, "God, these guys are JERKS!" But they get noticed. And results.

Guys, I think Marc's right here. I for one am tired of being all grateful, like dogs underneath the table, everytime society "DEIGNS" us "worthy" of a few scraps. It's beneath out dignity.

The Catholic Church doesn't get it. Our politicians NEVER WILL get it, and our friends and neighbors will never understand until we show them, belligerently, how big this Goddamn problem is.

Marc, where do I sign frigging up?

MS admins, officers, and policymakers, it ain't working and it's time to get in their face. Let's stop bitching about what's not working and get in their frigging faces!

It MUST be done! Time to bust some heads!


There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

#122244 - 12/01/04 10:20 PM Re: A call to action
dwf Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 1223
Loc: Austin, Texas USA

Your enthusiasm is tremendous! Plus you have a real gift for expressing it in a very motivational way.

You are right that there is an incredible amount of good that each of us can accomplish. And that good increases exponentially when we work together.

It is always amazing to me how the hurt and sadness we have been subjected to can be transformed into love, compassion and action for the good of ourselves and our fellows.

That's a real miracle. Thanks for reminding me of that today.



"Poke salad Annie, 'gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause her mama was aworkin' on the chain-gang"

-Tony Joe White


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