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You know how MSN has a scrolling "news" bar filled with celebrity gossip and stupid videos? I don't care enough to get rid of it, so it's still hanging around on the bottom of my MSN window. Normally I just ignore the inane crap that floats across it, but I saw a "headlight" that set my blood aboil.

"Lady Gaga gets groped by Cheeky Fan in Paris"

Cheeky? Really? This is the word you come up with? What we have here is a little something called sexual assault. The people who commit sexual assault are criminals. It's not cheeky or bold or whatever. It's a violation of personal boundaries and bodily autonomy.

I've been a profeminist as long as I can remember, even if I didn't know the words for it until I was 13. My views have fluctuated massively since then, from self-hating to barely egaltarian at times. However, it never really crossed my mind that it was just dandy to go up to a woman and start touching her. That seems really basic, doesn't it? But the rest of the world doesn't seem to have caught up with my incredible forward thinking that, hey, maybe women shouldn't be touched without their consent? Maybe their body isn't my property?

Next time somebody says that we don't need a feminist movement anymore, ask them when the last time was somebody felt it was their right to grab their junk on the street.

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GearsGoAwryMan
GearsGoAwryMan

sometimes you look at things and think there hasn't been so much change from the stone ages.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

I really am annoyed that on the MSN Today box there's always a link on the right side that says something like "Peek at single's pics" Those bug me.

The disturbing/sad part of the story is that Lady GaGa probably liked it. :(

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open_sketchbook Author
open_sketchbook

That comment is really... well, to put it simply, such a thing is not your right to decide, and it's that sort of attitude that leads to **** like this and the crappy reporting on it. It's victim blaming mentality, the old "She was asking for it/must have wanted it because of the way she dresses/talks/acts." It doesn't work that way.

Lady Gaga having a stage persona as sexually uninhibited doesn't mean that her body is public property or that one can presume what she wants or likes.

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ

well, im equally anyoned by fans comparing the "sexiness" of the Tanyas. RA3 sucks because she's not sexy... I've heared that alot -.-'
Infact I dislike all RA3 commandos for being (to much) pinup girls instead of more badass commandos featured in previous games.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

What?! I thought Jenny McCarthy as Tanya was UBER Sexy. The only commando sexier than her was that one chick as Natasha... Too bad she didn't have any lines. :(

Sadly, we can all agree that RA3 was extremely sexist.

P.S. Did Baby GooGoo sue, or at least express some type of disgust towards this act done upon her?

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open_sketchbook Author
open_sketchbook

Does it matter? It was still an act done without consent. By the same logic of "it's not sexual assault if you liked it" you could reverse it, retroactively remove consent. That's like "it's not rape if you didn't fight back", the idea that consent isn't yes, it's an absence of no.

Your attitude on this is quite disturbing.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

That's not what I meant. Oh well. The fan did a stupid thing. Extremely stupid, and totally inappropirate.

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PsychoticLoner
PsychoticLoner

Cheeky ... that's the word they're going with. Next is "Sassy", I reckon.

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SоrataZ
SоrataZ

Going with the trends, the next word is "brave" or something to that end. Seriously, stone age: "Me biggus dickus, you sexy, let's f." Like that >.<

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