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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Midafternoon Miscellany 
13th-Jan-2010 03:12 pm
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* Called doctor. He's seeing patients through 5:30pm, but should call me after that or tomorrow morning. I made the situation clear to the receptionist, who was not the person I spoke to yesterday, but was able to verify that the person I spoke to yesterday had e-mailed the doctor (five hours after I spoke to her, but whatever). So that's where that is.

* It is sometimes difficult to be patient with the dangerously stupid. I give that particular comment thread (elsejournal) one more exchange before I say yep, this person isn't just stupid, s/he's willfully malevolent and unteachable, and take myself off and knit or nap. (Said person seems to think it's totally okay for an adult to molest the kids he's coaching, and that that's not really "rape" or "abuse" and the perpetrator should be given a free pass. Bonus points for the "people only do that stuff because they themselves were abused, so he needs therapy instead of jail" line, which has been pretty conclusively disproven at this point. By numerous studies. And, y'know, I myself have managed to go on living for almost 36 years without raping anyone, and that has not been particularly difficult for me. Not that any of the articles even claim that this perpetrator is an abuse survivor. The idiot's just falling all over him/herself to offer up excuses, I know not why.) EDIT: Yeah, the person's unteachably stupid. And they're not the only one.

* Yay, Elayna's home! Hi, Elayna!

* Official word: We cannot bring cats to work. Aw. Sorry, Max. (There was a mouse, so a few of us eagerly offered to bring our Mighty Hunters in to handle the situation. Yes, I know Jack and Victoria a better hunters. But Max is my favorite.)

* I am having great forward momentum on a number of projects. This makes me full of yay. <3
Comments 
13th-Jan-2010 08:20 pm (UTC) - go forth my hunters
****Yes, I know Jack and Victoria a better hunters. But Max is my favorite.***

you are such the proud mommy.
13th-Jan-2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
* I am having great forward momentum on a number of projects. This makes me full of yay. <3

huzzah!!
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13th-Jan-2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Said person seems to think it's totally okay for an adult to molest the kids he's coaching, and that that's not really "rape" or "abuse" and the perpetrator should be given a free pass.

Wait, WHAT?!?!?
13th-Jan-2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Direct quotes:

Also, if this was a true "abuse" situation, statistically its likely that he was, himself, the victim of sexual abuse sometime in his own childhood, which means he's much more in need of therapy and care than anything else.

Not every person who does the same act does so for the same reasons, and the back ground of the situation should be taken into account when sentence is passed.


And a whole bunch of stuff about how the kids really wanted it (the article doesn't support that) and how people are ruining the poor sex offender's life.

Edited at 2010-01-13 09:56 pm (UTC)
13th-Jan-2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
My reaction exactly.

I'm absolutely speechless.
13th-Jan-2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I am outraged on your behalf about this whole doctor thing. Even if it turns out he did do the test you authorized, his staff are not treating your very justifiable upset and worry seriously.

Five hours to send the email that you need to talk to him urgently? That's NOT a reasonable delay. Nor is saying he cannot possibly talk to you between patients' scheduled (and therefore non-emergency) office visits.

Sigh. Sending good wishes, since that's all I can do, and virtual hugs if you want them.
14th-Jan-2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
That entire conversation bothered me so much that the next day I'm still "WTF? I'm NOT OBLIGATED to worry about how the rapist's life will play out." Yes, the current system DOES completely suck, but it in no way negates what he did.

Rage, rage, rage.
15th-Jan-2010 02:40 am (UTC)
I, too, am a sexual abuse survivor and have SOMEHOW managed to avoid ever raping anyone for 52+ years (my life to date).

I am REALLY tired of that argument defending rapists.
15th-Jan-2010 02:44 am (UTC)
And it really has not been difficult to keep from from raping people. Hasn't taken much effort.
15th-Jan-2010 02:45 am (UTC)
I know! I never really have to even think about it!
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