Movies/TV You Can't Watch Because Of Phobia

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NoDuh! NoDuh! 3 days ago
It's funny, I can watch a lot of movies with loads of blood and gore, but when the blood and gore seems like it's there as the main feature and not just an element of the script, that'…
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anatole noziere anatole noziere 3 hours ago

The word for your strong aversion to "surgeries and stuff" is not "phobia" but, plain, simple, matter-of-taste-or-the-lack-thereof "revulsion." Which, I am happy to say, as a sensitive and civilized human being, I share with you. I, for one, cannot bear to watch a hypodermic injection, either in real life or as depicted in a movie. This does not mean that I'm afraid, or that I could not take an injured child to hospital--it just means that I too readily empathize with the victims of horror, injury and torture to find it, or its graphic depiction, in the least amusing, entertaining or "interesting."

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Snapdragon Snapdragon 2 hours ago

Hmmmm...I can't really think of any...I've never had a problem with blood/guts/gore and I'm a horror fan. The nearest phobia you could say I have would be trypanophobia (hatred of needles/injections.) I dunno why I have an issue with like, "gross" things that are small-scale or narrow and pinpricky as opposed to the general squeamishness I don't have. It's kinda weird.

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Peregrine Peregrine an hour ago

I've had a problem in the past with masterbating over certain films and then sometime later sitting down with my girlfriend to watch the same film having forgotten until the part I 'utilised' comes on. It's at that point that I start to get the feeling my girlfriend knows and I'll usually ask if she wants some popcorn to give me an excuse to leave the room and gather my composure.

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rick1952 rick1952 4 days ago
A thoughtful consideration of the various perspectives and myriad issues involved in one of the most common and misunderstood arenas of human interaction among young adults: s…
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bobby iacobelli bobby iacobelli 2 hours ago

This is just a sad state of affairs regardless what is actually going on. Read my comments before you write me off as a "typical"..something or other. The concept of "No unless yes" is absolutely devastating to me as it shows this is an age where women lost true feminist ideals of equality and empowerment and instead have become such helpless victims at these voluntary social functions, that they can't even continue traditional human courting where people dont ASK to kiss each other, they do, and passion is clearly a horrorshow to these types who base their identity around their helplessness and misery. First of all, we couldn't possibly be any more patronizing to these women. I respect women and I have a little sister who will take on any male in a fight and not go down! She has control of her own behaviors as well and has never put herself in a position where she thought getting helplessly intoxicated with strange men she didnt know or trust in their house by herself. Bad people exist, so we must not act like autistic children when we drink or party with others. But this is a campaign that also says men are monsters at its heart. It says women are oppressed victims who cant even have unspoken passion, because the new male raison d'etre is to debilitate random women and penetrate them against their will which i believe the feminist theory knows the cause of this behavior is fear of women. Yet I would give my life for my sister, mother, girlfriend just so they were safe because i love them. If a women rejected my kiss i would be so mortified that any sexual lust would be completely gone which is how most men feel making rape a very unnatural act.

Most men are good as are most women. Rape is forced intercourse on a victim who is either unconscious or clearly saying she does not want to have sex. Don't find gray areas. I am a man and i woke up once to a girl from my roommates party posted on top of me with me inside of her which she arranged in my sleep. I didnt even know her. But im not some shattered victim. And women today seem to be as sexually open as men so the sin of rape just couldn't logically maintain its position as being the worst crime behind murder. Sure its a violation and its disgusting, but if you have sex 5 days a week and have over 20 partners in your life, how can it possibly be so traumatic and devastating as it seemed to be generations ago.

Honestly I think its feminist minded teachers who are driving this campaign to insult both genders and degrade women as powerless victims and men as some kind of sadistic monsters who live to prey on women. This is not reality and my very left wing positions have never let me agree with conservatives much until now. A 21 year old college girl who goes to a frat party where she isnt really friends with the guys and gets black out drunk with no girlfriend to take her home often would be ok but sometimes might be in an asshole den. And these also drunk men, are indeed criminals if they are raping unconscious girls.

If me and a women get drunk and she touches my arms and kisses me and we continue to drink and eventually we have sex. Regardless if she feels she was too impulsive the night before, was an adult in the same exact situation as her male counterpart and is as guilty as I am.

Only someone who thinks women are mindless, helpless children would call that rape. Get this conversation back to reality so we can arrest the true rapists and not live in a horrifying land where rape beasts live in every man even though men and women have about the same amount of sex statistically. You're as crazy as the fox news loons.

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Bud Bud an hour ago

The figure of "1 in 5" women being raped during their college career is vastly and overwhelmingly overstated by at least a hundred-fold.

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M. N. M. N. 7 hours ago

Okay, so rape is a problem in society at large, but so is theft and other violence. If I don't want my house broken into, I take precautionary measures to secure it. If I don't want to be the target of random violence I also have to do things to prevent it. What preventative measures do rape victims take to prevent rape. We all know not everyone is trustworthy and that any one of us can be a victim at any moment. My problem with many of the mindsets in these young ladies is that they feel they shouldn't be raped at all, but they fail to recognize the inherent nature of the threat among us. It doesn't make rape right, or understandable, but when you have the capacity to set some preventative steps in place to prevent anything bad, you should. Will it eliminate every rape? No, but my bet is that it will reduce those numbers significantly. We live among predators, you can't change that or stupid. Protect yourselves.

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clemans clemans 4 days ago
thank you MoJo for doing this story and for keeping the issue in the public's view
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Hans J Wiegert Hans J Wiegert a day ago

So if Guns Kill People, Pencils Missspell Words, Cars Drive Drunk, and Spoons Make People Fat

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Thomas Hall Thomas Hall a day ago

These are the horror stories of guns.the police can't even protect the people no more.i been in many situtions where I needed a gun and did not have where a civilian could have saved a life .the libral laws in my state make it almost impossible to obtain a gun or even a bebe gun. It don't matter now for me because I am trained and able to own and protect myself because of the second amendment my constitutional people who read this who are victims of gun violence I am truly sorry for your loss. As I have lost family and friends to it.but taking guns away from law abiding citizens will hurt our country .i am not a gun nut I am a american .if you don't believe me ask the people of Australia the gun ban is crippling it's good people to criminals and they are spreading he word Don't let the gov take your guns .now the criminals know no one owns a gun and house invasions are tripled ..if we can't even protect our borders what makes you think we can get the guns out of the criminals hands...

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developertest01 developertest01 a day ago

Sometimes it does not help the gun control lobby when they
are ill informed. For instance " a bill to legalize silencers". Lets
take a step back and talk about what a "Silencer" really is. It is
not the long tubular device you see on television, that makes firearms sound
like a blowgun with a minuscule (thup). In actuality, they are safety devices.
They do not silence a firearm discharge, they reduce the decibels to
non-harmful, or lessen the harmfulness of the sound when firearms are discharged.
These people claim, they do not
have a problem with self defense, so for the purpose of discussion, I will take
them at their word. Discharging a firearm in a car, or in a small room in a
house (especially with tile floors), could cause permanent hearing
loss/impairment at the decibel level many common firearms emit.

There is serious dis-ingenuousness when the term "Gun
Safety" is thrown around by these folks, and they turn around and try to enact legislation to make guns more dangerous.

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