New Star Wars Teaser....OK, Now Let It Out

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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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hillaryrobyn hillaryrobyn 26 minutes ago

I have no problems with realistic "gore" in movies/tv shows. I've never had an issue with blood or wounds or any of that, so those things don't really bother me. I understand how you feel, though. My husband gets very queasy at the site of blood or wounds. I do hate movies/tv shows that have more gore and blood than necessary or that depict injuries in unrealistic ways. It's just because I feel like actual injuries that can be sustained are gory enough, and the extra blood and guts is just useless, in my opinion.

I choose not to watch scary/suspenseful movies and shows, though, because I already have very vivid nightmares almost every night so I feel like I don't need to add more ideas to my already warped brain. Also, I just hate stress and being emotional, so I avoid anything that will induce those feelings, including sad movies and shows.

This response usually upsets those who are trying to convince me to watch shows like The Walking Dead.

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ariadne83 ariadne83 5 hours ago

Also, the Daredevil series is really gory in a fountains-of-blood way. I found it stupid rather than disturbing, but you might not want to watch it all in one go.

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ariadne83 ariadne83 5 hours ago

Broken bones where the bone sticks through the skin. I can handle a lot of other kinds of gore but that one particular thing makes me sick

An Arc of Outrage

Despite the clamor, the real conversation about campus sexual assault has hardly begun

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rick1952 rick1952 5 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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Bud Bud 9 hours 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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SmashnGrab SmashnGrab an hour ago

The discussion below demonstrates one of the main points of the article, "the discussion about campus sexual assault is dominated by two poles: one declares it as a crisis and the other dismisses it as a panic." Seems to me that most people commenting below couldn't digest the point following that statement, that the discussion has not proved fruitful because it remains at this impasse. As an experiment, imagine that the statistics were for campus property theft. Would a community discussion of the problem, one calling for a solution to it, be so difficult and controversial? Imagine 1 in 5 students were having their credit cards, money, school books stolen and when they reported it the campus security blamed the individuals for having credit cards, money, even expensive school books in their dorm rooms and said that's to be expected here on campus. So, the students protest and say, hey we want the schools as a whole to do something about this. The victims are saying, I lock my door, I don't invite strangers home but yet someone was able to grab my purse from me as I walked to class and I know someone else who had something similar happen. Oh, oops, it has happened to tons of people on this campus and across the nation. In fact, it is one of the most prevalent crimes at colleges. Oh, well it only happens to the weakest people among us so as a community we don't want to respond.

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Andrea Perdomo Andrea Perdomo 7 hours ago

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A non violent solution to sexual assault :)

The True Cost of Gun Violence in America

The True Cost of Gun Violence in America

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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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