Date: May 17, 2021
Date: May 17, 2021
“Anthan R. Daly (2021): Relationship of Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Self-Perception of Consent to Current Functioning. Dissertation.
In this survey of college students, there was no significant correlation between the variable sexual acts of people before the age of 18 with people at least five years older and the two dependent variables psychological impairment and sexual functioning after controlling the confounder family cohesion.”
“Date of Award
In 1998 Rind, Tromovitch and Bauserman conducted a meta-analysis using a college sample which challenged the prevailing belief that childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has inherent deleterious effects. Resultantly, the authors proposed alternative terminology (e.g., child-adult sex), without adequate investigation into what distinguishes child-adult sex from CSA. In response, the current study investigated the relationship between CSA, consent and adult functioning in a college sample. The sample consisted of 297 undergraduate college students, ranging in age from 18 to 63-years-old. Data was collected at a mid-sized university in the southeastern United States. The measures utilized in the study include the Symptom Checklist-90 Revised (SCL 90-R), Characteristics of First Sexual Experiences and Demographics Survey, Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale-Second Edition (FACES-II), and the Derogatis Interview for Sexual Functioning-Revised (DISF-R). Proposed questions were, 1) prevalence of CSA in the college sample 2) the effect of CSA status and consent on the outcome measures and 3) differences in consent between the CSA and non-CSA groups. The findings were that approximately 10% of the sample reported experiencing CSA, that sexual orientation (e.g., SCL 90-R) and perceived consent of the sexual experience (e.g., SCL 90-R and FACES-II) were the only variables that significantly impacted outcomes scores, and that participants in the CSA group were significantly more likely to report being victimized in their first sexual experiences. These results suggest that based on CSA status, a college sample does not exhibit significant deficits in psychological functioning or family environment and may not be comparable to samples of CSA survivors in the general population.”
Date: May 17, 2021
…If we fail to collectively confront and fix the root social issues [massive negative misunderstanding and bigotry towards human sexuality], it does not matter if TBLs and teens get legal freedom…because in a world still phobic about sex, it can be taken away from them again.
The real question here, is whether we are collectively focused on universal human equality and the unapologetic ending of all possibility of established power to demonize and devastate human beings…or if it’s top priority to “get what’s good for me” and leave everyone else to suffer “their fate”.
Maybe it’s because I am a literal pedophile, and I’ve never thought that liberation of people like me was seriously within reach, given this era and our circumstances…but I’ve embraced the former stance, to just fight the abuses of power and the bigotry across the board, regardless of the variables.
I empathize with anyone dying to live life naturally and to the fullest…I empathize with those who know they’ve been held back, and done dirty by society…I empathize with those who want more, and who realize things literally could be so much different from how they are…I understand the lure, for those who believe they are “just a nudge away” from what they want for their own life.
In the bigger picture…the monster we have to slay, is the social dishonesty and ruthless aggression towards human sexuality.
That will benefit all of us…nepiophiles, pedophiles, hebephiles, ephebophiles, teliophiles and gerontophiles.
Part of the process in this slaying, is letting go of our own preconceptions about people in groups different from our own…and not dismissing the very real needs and suffering of those other groups, or treating it as if it were in no way connected to us.
Date: May 16, 2021
“A woman who has rejected her family — infamous for its hateful fundamentalism — is interviewed on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” TV show this Sunday.
Megan Phelps-Roper is author of the book “Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church.” She bade goodbye to the church, founded by her grandfather Fred Phelps, in 2012 and now educates on topics related to extremism, religious extremism and how to communicate across ideological divides.
“I’d spent more than two decades of my life on this Earth, targeting people and antagonizing people, believing that it was the right thing to do — and believing that I was showing love to people in doing so,” she tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor about her “epiphany.” “Suddenly, it felt impossible to come to terms with the harm that we had wrought. It was like, and I’ve used this analogy before, like cradling a beautiful jewel in your hand, and then suddenly it turns to ash and dust, and realizing that you have dedicated your life to this thing.”
Learn more about the Freedom From Religion Foundation at https://ffrf.org/“
|– Atheist Media Links|
I’ve spent at least two hours trying to upload an MWF event I recorded on the fifteenth…
Microsoft sent through another mother fucking update [but no fix to WinBLOWS 10]…and, of course, it’s another wretched kick in the balls.
Twice over, my web browser kept freezing up, in a really super fucked up way…It wont come back, and my whole PC freezes…
I cant get the fucking file to upload to YouTube…
…and every goddamn time I have to reboot this piece of shit, it takes forever for me to even be able to access any mother fucking thing on the internet…This night has been shot, merely trying to get to the point where I can make this post, and vent my pure frustration.
I think Microsoft has been taken over by sadists…This is fucking bullshit.
Even my USB 3.0 flash drive is working more like a 2.0 or worse…What the fucking hell?!
Am I even going to be able to salvage my fucking files?!
I don’t know how long I can keep dealing with this…It’s been six mother fucking months!
I think I’m going to be forced to buy a new PC…and over my dead body, will it be another Windows PC…
…But it is so fucking soul crushing, not knowing what software I’m even going to be able to bring along with me…I have a huge fucking investment into so many things…and all the content I’m going to have to copy over [whatever I don’t fucking lose in the move…most of which I never figure out]
…all the software and files I’m going to have to download and install again…and all the accounts I’ll have to log into again…
…Fucking horse shit!…
This is Still my new mother fucking PC!
Incompetent Ass Holes!
What the fuck am I going to do?…I’m so pissed off.
I’m going to bed.
Date: May 15, 2021
Date: May 15, 2021
“On Monday, February 11, Arizona State Rep. Athena Salman — an openly atheist lawmaker — delivered a secular and inclusive invocation to start the legislative session. Afterward, Republican State Rep. John Kavanagh asked to speak and used his time to mock Salman’s invocation by introducing his special guest “God.”
Rep. Salman did not back down. The next day she rose to protest the denigration and belittlement of her invocation, calling attention to the mockery of nonreligious people that has become routine in the Arizona state legislature.
We want to applaud Rep. Salman for her courage and determination. Atheists, agnostics, humanists, and nonreligious Americans have every right to serve as lawmakers and be afforded the same recognition and respect as their peers.”
|– Atheist Media Links|