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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmm... sticking their finger? I might not describe quite like that.... more along the lines of Thugs retaining a measure of their "manhood".... that has tried to be stripped away by this society... Sometimes... Not always... They would say giving in to this society is much more damaging to their sense of self worth.... they would rather work with their brother who is a thug and is a man... than work with the people who enslaved us or those trying to fit in well with those that subjugate...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Max ·
Sadly, I hate to admit it, but I have sisters, female cousins and aunts who exhibit the mind-set & behavior that Virtue is talking about...they view men as either "Geeky" or "Gansta"; they acknowledge this, and make no apologies for it. They seem oblivious to how hypocritical they are, though: when black women achieves academic & socio-economical success, she demands applause & attention from men (that's fair); but when black men achieve this same level of success, they're...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Brother Ddouble, are you implying that women and men pursue relationships in the same ways? Haven't we all reached the conclusion that men have a tendency to select women based on looks, whereas women select men based on income? So why would I give you all the same advice that I would give women? Secondly, in my view, though the two discussions centered on the same topic, the argument that was presented then, and the argument that's being presented now are not the same. In the discussion...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Come, come, Rowe! Pursue people of substance (not necessarily wealthy or good looking), people in your league, people with things in common with you... Much of what you just said goes over verbatim to the ladies. In that discussion, Frenchy seemed to be defending the right to go after whatever - for whatever superficial reasons (lots o' moola for example) however unrealistic. And you all are whining and compaining because you're not getting these "cream of the crop" men (whatever that means...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Great! It would be nice to see..... Her beauty was captivating.... I have a cousin that looks like that.... Hmmmm... I did not see where his question made reference to him approaching shallow Bimbo's... If there are many here who are confused and in pain.... then is it wrong to offer solace through understanding? And I have been away from the board for many months until now... so even if he or others have expressed their grievances before.... usually this is the mark of one who is trying to...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: Are Today's Women Deserving Of Marriage

Rowe ·
In my view, "being busy" does not serve as an excuse for why women have moved away from their traditional roles as mothers. Many of our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers were "busy" as well and had societal issues to deal with that were much more worrisome than the issues with which women must grapple today. What's partly responsible for our moving away from traditional lifestyles is our nation's addiction to convenience. It's more convenient to get a bucket of chicken than it is...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Huey ·
I see your point, EP. I may have to disagree with you because many Arabs (and South Asians) before 9/11 didn't care that much about neither Blacks nor Latinos. In fact, many Arabs hated to be lumped with Blacks and Latinos, especially Latinos because Arabs and Latinos are both "Brown" people. I hate to say it, but a lot of non-black minorities have been saying "At least it ain't me" for a lot of years, because many (not all) of them have been jocking for positions on the racial totem pole in...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Empty Purnata ·
I hear you guys that anti-Black racism does exist amongst other "POC". However, many other Minorities could say the same thing about Blacks, I've heard many say that we look down on them and have the view that we are "entitled" to things that they are not. Should two wrong make a right?
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Empty Purnata ·
I hear you guys that anti-Black racism does exist amongst other "POC". However, many other Minorities could say the same thing about Blacks, I've heard many say that we look down on them and have the view that we are "entitled" to things that they are not. I have noticed that some African-Americans have taken on the White man's attitude of "American Entitlement". The attitude, "I'm an American, I'm not White, but I've been here longer, and these damn foreigners shouldn't be allowed to get...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Huey ·
Could you give some examples, please?
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Empty Purnata ·
I'll have to look up some documented cases, but I remember a case that I experienced personally very well. When I was 9 years old, I was visiting relatives in Cincinatti. I was taking a bus (I think it was a bus) and I remember two Asian ladies came onto the bus and sat in the seats in front of two Black women. I remember overhearing the Black women talking to each other about "Damn chinks" and saying stuff like, "Why do they continue to let these damn immigrants into the country? Like they...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

Melesi ·
The biggest problem with this thesis is that it accepts using religion for political purposes. In doing so it counterfiets religion and thus defeats the very purpose it sets out to achieve. Rabbi Lerner rightly castigates the religious right for being more right than religious. He doesn't actually mean to do that, of course, for his concern is not the religion of the right. As with so many people who are themselves primarily political, he sees life in political terms. For him in this book,...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

HonestBrother ·
I did not claim one had to be religious in order to be oppressive nor have I ever gone on record as being for the elimination of religion. Nor have I ever expressed the view that by getting rid of religion we would also rid ourselves of hatred, ambition, and oppression. I've actually expressed opposite views on a number of occasions. So where you get these ideas is beyond me. Back to the subject. OK. I accept that I shouldn't identify you with the religious right. But I will go so far as to...
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Re: The Left Hand of God

Melesi ·
+++++++++++++++++++++++++ I did not claim one had to be religious in order to be oppressive nor have I ever gone on record as being for the elimination of religion. Nor have I ever expressed the view that by getting rid of religion we would also rid ourselves of hatred, ambition, and oppression. I've actually expressed opposite views on a number of occasions. So where you get these ideas is beyond me. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are not reading, either. What I wrote was slightly...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

UppityNegress ·
It's not surprising so much as interesting. Part of the reason I posted this was to show the limitations of our modern concept of "race". Also, I've always wondered how such people chose to define themselves within our current construct of race when they have features that are drastically different from what society dictates their race should display. It reminded me of an earlier thread on passing, and I was curious as to a when mixed race person stops being "Black" and starts being "another...
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Re: Stolen Legacy......

Khalliqa ·
Peace and Blessings Mr. Chester, The sentiment above is expressed by Mary Lefkowitz the writer of "Not Out of Africa".... not her exact words, however....... When I'm reading history I like to get different points of view.... somewhere in the middle is the answer.... usually.... sometimes not.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: The One....

xxGAMBITxx ·
You can still have love, but that should not be the foundation that the relationship is standing on. The concept of love just does'nt have the muscle to carry the weight. Plus mutual respect (garnered from both people fullfilling thier educational, employment, and other goals)has proven to be way more effective. Relationships (in my view) should be processed as K=f(x); K= Relationships f=function x= all variables that will ensure a successful and rewarding partnership. After all, in the end...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Tried it..... for 12 years.... doesn't work.... many reasons why.... won't go into it.... But I'm feeling a bit lighthearted right now.... So tell me xxGambitxx..... K=f(x)? fuzzy numerology let's say..... the number two represents duality .... let's say ...... the number one represents the creator or creative consciousness... I want longetivity and staying power out of a relationship....... Well.... K=177.5 squared (male and female) f=113 prime solve for x .......... duality resting on the...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: You can't help who you love

HeruStar ·
I already have. YOU CHOSE to view my post as sweeping. Where did I 'indicate' that it was meant to be sweeping? I've given you every 'indication' that it is NOT sweeping... yet you persist. I say, "I don't Identify..." meaning I 'see' something in a different light, and you proceed to try and weasel me into placing my lenses on everyone else, and explain to them what they are interpreting/seeing/identifying. I don't intrude on anyones path, or vision. This has never been the intent of this...
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Re: Does good love making require skill?

Kai ·
Good question. Not necessarily. Completely casual sex has different rules. Interesting. I will not disagree with you assessment, I will disagree with your view of time. Perhaps everything that usually takes hours, or months, can be acheived in a very intense moment. If sex is the end game, then perhaps one adept at the game will find a more direct route to checking his mate. Once again, effective foreplay can happen in the check out line at the local grocery store. There is something primal...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

HonestBrother ·
In Oshun's defense she herself has noted the lack of participation on her threads: You can't have a discussion without other willing participants.... Besides, I appreciate her posts.... I like to learn about a (strangely) under-represented religious point of view - "strangely" because it's African...
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thank you sister Fine for sharing your experience and advice. However, I am sorry to report that the relationship that I had with my sister has in fact worsened. I no longer speak to her and she no longer speaks to me. It has been this way for weeks now. Oddly enough, I've become quite comfortable with our relationship as it is today. You see I've never been an altruistic "save the world" kind of person. I'm the type of person who doesn't waste my time tyring to convince people to accept...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, I don't mean to seem obnoxious. I don't like the song either.... It bothers me DEEPLY - and I mean DEEPLY - when my young nieces and nephew are exposed to this stuff... I'm just saying that one bad reason to be worried about the music is the one that has us being overly concerned over what other people think...This motivation is the one that takes us out of the drivers seat and takes away our creative prerogative. And moreover it is based on a distorted view of other people and of...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

Rowe ·
Ok, but damn, when do things like values and human decency come into play? Where do we cross the line? Why not sing a song then about "I'm In Love With The Anus and The Pussy Hole." Or, why not sing a song about having orgies and putting your feet in your nose, or some crazy shit like that? The point is, when do we differentiate between cultural creativity and plain trifling mess? In my view, this "I'm In Love With A Stripper" does not represent anything remotely "African" or individualistic...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
I don't think we're that far apart here... I'm not saying we should be free to just put anything out there in the name of "cultural productivity"...What I'm saying is we need to take the energy we spend being ashamed over "I'm In Love With A Stripper" .... take that energy and that shame impulse and do something creatively productive with it....
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Philippe ·
BLACK SKIN IS THE GENETIC PARENT! Caucasians are albinos Whites cannot reproduce anything but themselves! Through powerful propaganda and indoctrination we have been completely oblivious to what having white skin really means. We have been skillfully mislead to believe that white skin is mankind's anthropological model and should be coveted. However, recent research paints a picture of white skin that is just the antithesis of what we have been brainwashed to believe. The polar bear analysis...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
I'm saying that the outcome of Garvey's political beliefs in reality was bad news for native Africans. When African-Americans moved over to Africa, they did so at the expense of the natives. Some saw themselves as superior to the natives and divdided up territory without regard to the natives. In all honesty, what do you think a Back-To-Africa movement would yield? What if the Africans DON'T WANT US BACK? Do we have the right to force ourselves in anyway? What would we do once there? Would...
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Re: Marriage - your take?

Kai ·
Peace... Marriage can be very important, or very insignificant. depends on the people, and the purpose. Some of us marry solely to find a companion, others marry because they are in love, others marry beause they are ready to settle down...so forth and so on. When a marriage is erected upon shaky reasoning, more than likely it will come crumbling down. the important thing is to marry someone who shares a similiar world view. This way the marriage will have meaning, and purpose. Every...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
It's haterade to have standards, a point of view? Haterade to require that someone put forth their agenda and convert you like anyone else looking for a following? There's a difference between "hating" (I hate that stupid word) and just plain not agreeing with someone's platform or thinking they are a good leader. There's clearly a shortage of good leadership with a good agenda. ( Al "Tawana Brawley Hoax" Sharpton ?!) I think that is so backwards (and completely impossible). How would that...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
Your powers of imagination are quite potent. I've said nor intimated nothing to infer this. In fact, I require no less than anybody else - actually probably much more since I think I can come up with an idea or two myself about things! That said, I just flat out disagree with many who complain about a lack of leadership in our community. As I've said, there are PLENTY of people who have stepped up. There are far fewer people who have stepped up to be good followers - that's my point. You may...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
Why do people think that where a kid sits has anything to do with what they learn....if you teach a kid learning principles correctly, they could go to school with green children and be okay. The lack of resources is the only issue that really makes a difference. A good teacher and a headstart during the developmental years (1-7) is all a kid needs to succeed academically. A kid needs to be shown how to perform regardless of where they are located and not believe that they can only learn...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

Vox ·
I agree about what a great topic this is! I think written traditions work best in a more complex, advanced society, because there's so much knowledge, so much information, and so many available points of view, that an oral tradition would just get swallowed up and ignored by most people. Orally transmitted articles of faith would never survive in a world of science. So if faith is important, religious traditions have to be written in order to serve their purpose. Oral traditions are more...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

HeruStar ·
Written is very important. But can it be justified as an all encompassing replacement for oral traditions? Advancement? I think we would be much more ADVANCED with oral traditions. Many things were committed to memory which advanced and created a strong foundation of common knowledge . Your reference was your brotha or sistah. You and I are both saddened by the things that our brothas and sistas don't know, but we know WE SHOULD know. There is so much that SHOULD be common knowledge. Oral...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
Children are to be taught math and sciences at school and the regular curriculum afforded to kida nationally and on par with other kids internationally. They should be normally socilized at home and taught comprehension and retention techniques before they even enter school. They should also be taught how to match careers with specific educational paths and they should also be taught to view trends so they can make informed educational choices after k-12. I do not understand the concept of...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
You said the following: "We are always - seemingly - questioning/doubting/criticizing (hatin'?) our leaders, maybe we should just shut up and follow someone, anyone (within reason)." "Let's choose a thoughtful forward-thinking person and suport, suport, suport." "Let's work with her/him to craft a national strategy for us, and then march lock-step behind." I don't think I've mischaracterized your comments. You repeatedly put the bulk of the responsibility on the followers. And that's what I...
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Re: Kid Games

ma'am ·
That screaming you're out thing always drove me crazy. My typical reponse was starting a calm diplomatic no I'm not out to screaming threats of bodily harm. The odd thing is that we all threatened each other, but I can't hardly remember getting in fights with friends over anything as stupid as a ball game. We'd always ended up changing the game or negotiating new rules to avoid any more confrontations. I see kids playing outside all of the time (I used to babysit), but that's the part that I...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Are you really asking a question or are you making a statement? You've already discounted any potential dissenting opinions as "lying and denying" so what's the point of presenting this as a question? Have you polled enough men to know that: is an accurate characterization of all (or even most) men? Additionally, where is your data to validate these conclusions: IMO, people should view sexuality from a pragmatic, or a functional/moralistic standpoint. If it's pragmatic, everyone should...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace.... Actually I was doing both. I made a statement, and I asked a question. I never said that every man likes a promiscuous woman. There is always the rule, and the exception to the rule. I would say that men who date specifically for the purpose of finding a wife are the exception. My request for an admission was directed at men who date women hoping for a sexual encounter. Men who will only date women that they would marry have no standing as it relates to this issue. Yes I have My...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
see the problem is you turn the dime on me and put me in a situation where I have to answer all the questions you ask, but you answer nothing, just sit back read what i write then pick at my statements. What do you feel, how do you believe we ensure the survivial of African people. If you have read many of my post I have articulated how I feel about what needs to be done for African people to ensure their survival. You make some very audicious and offensive comments, don't be surprised when...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

Jabbar ·
two thoughts one Pan-Africanism could come to be in two different manners. One would be to unite "religions" and "belief systems" and all come together to be one happy family. The other would be more like a business agreement, where we do not necissarily have to come to one accord instantly or even at all. two I think one thing that does seem to be true to me, it could be a misconception, is that Africans can be satisfied with life without feeling like everyone on earth agrees with them and...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Khalliqa ·
] You're kidding right? You think I'm going to believe that men don't look at those pictures because it excites them? Okay...... As far as being loose..... I don't think men who view photos such as this "think" much of anything...... However.... A woman with a thong on posing for God knows how many male strangers doing a close up of her rear simulating sexual movements or positions would be sending the message of sexual readiness and openness to hundreds (thousands?) of men..... would be...
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Re: How Many of You Read An African American Newspaper?

Faheem ·
I read and buy the local Black Paper here, called the Voice and View Point, and I read the Chicago Defender online.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Black Viking ·
Certainly, you can't equate the number of hits a thread recives, verses the number of actual endorsements of women with substance. Particularly since anyone in the world can view any thread. In fact, your own views of those threads are counted among the number of views. Virtue, you're trying to mix apples with oranges. Men are, admittedly, visually stimulated. However, the qualities that men find visually stimulating are very, very broad. When it comes to qualities that inspire genuine...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
You failed to undertand my point. I was not denying being excited. But, YOU, my dear, are the one looking at the picture making the judgement that the woman is "loose." Who are you to tell us what goes on or doesn't go on in the mind of a fantasizing man???? Especially when I, a man, am telling you something very specific. Who are you to over-rule my opinion on the matter? My point was that the idea of the woman being loose plays no part in the enjoyment of the pictures. In fact, the idea...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Gentleman- You have already beat me to the punch. I wanted virtue to stop all this "I'll slip in a veiled moral judgement/attack then back off and pretend that my intentions were read wrong" stuff. Clearly, she believes that the bikini models are loose (how you determine that from a picture I don't know) and that the appeal of the pictures suggests some lack of moral fiber in the Den. This is plainly an attempt to shame people into following her standards. There are no naked women here -...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
Kai, look, if you like sexually liberated women, that's fine! If that's what you appreciate when you look at photos, beautiful! If the thought that they are "loose" turns you on then great! That's your view and I respect that. There might even be a lot of people who agree with you. ALL I'm saying is that NOT EVERYONE THINKS LIKE THAT! You'd think this wouldn't be a controversial statement: Different people have different tastes. But for some reason, Virtue and you have become stuck on...
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