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  1. how do you define consent? what kind of sex acts?

    dictionary.com: to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often fol. by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We asked her permission, and she consented.

    or, if you prefer: permission, approval, or agreement; compliance; acquiescence: He gave his consent to the marriage.

    Give me an example of pornography that involves nonconsent.

     

    so you agree in sex there is always someone dominating the other? why is it that way?

    It was just an example. I don't agree that there's always dominance. It's just very prevalent.

     

    some would say that.

    Just because some would say that doesn't make it true. Doesn't make it false, either, but it's just an opinion. So I guess it doesn't matter.

     

    what do you mean by "take control of sexuality"?

     

     

    Women have been taught for centuries that they are to be polite, and avoid conversations dealing with sex in polite society. That women are voluntarily participating in pornography, that they are portraying themselves as independent beings that do what they want, when they want, indicates a control over sexuality.


  2. The problem I see with many arguments, is that it portrays pornography as all a certain way, or all another way.

     

    In my experience, many pornographic films consist of consenting adults performing sex acts on camera. While, undeniably, there are unpleasant aspects to some films, or some sectors of the industry, there is also something to be said for the liberation of women within the industry. (There are also plenty other industries that are more inherently sexist than pornography. Capitalism in and of itself is quite sexist.)

     

    There are certainly plenty of films out there that portray the female in the sexual relationship as the dominant one, and therefore break this dichotomy of male dominance. There's something to be said about a woman taking control of her sexuality -- even if that means that she -chooses- to be submissive. Looking at any pornographic film, the female, whether she is submissive or dominant, is obviously having a good time. Pornography can be said to have a large role in female sexual liberation -- it's okay to have sex, and it's okay to enjoy it.

     

    The argument that pornography is abusive just doesn't make sense to me. Two consenting adults having sex on camera isn't abusive. That's like saying that any time intercourse occurs, someone is being raped. If pornography is abusive, then is any private sexual act abusive? Is intercourse between two consenting adults rape? Where do we draw the line? When the actors and actresses in pornographic films voluntarily perform these acts on camera, is it still exploitation? Or is it people taking control over their sexuality?


  3. Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

     

    To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

     

    In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

    the

     

    As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

    Montana

     

    Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

    High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

    Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

    Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

     

    Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

     

    What is Vatnajökull? (Saying where it is would also be sufficient)

     

    The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

     

    Found in South America, what type of animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle?

     

    Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

     

    Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

     

    A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

     

    What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

     

    From 1994-1996, something very strange was happening in Japanese politics. What was it?

     

    Cheez-Its are made by Sunshine Biscuits LLC which is owned by what better-known corporation?

     

    Both the youngest and the oldest Nobel Laureate won the same prize (although 87 years apart), which prize?

     

    Name the corporation that gave rise to the term "banana republic."

     

    What does the second-largest steel company in India have in common with Queen?

     

    What is an interrobang? Use it in a sentence.

    a question mark with an exclamation point superimposed. "What the hell do you think you're doing?!" (I don't have that exact character on my computer, "?!" will have to do.)

    People from Maryland are Marylanders, people from Ohio are Ohioans, what are people from Massachusetts called? (Besides 'Massachusettsan', which is a mouthful even for most residents...)

     

    Where was the deadliest airplane crash on record?

     

    Steve Jackson Games had a run-in with what government agency? What was it over?

     

    What major European city has two police forces?

    Rome (the Vatican's police force and the Roman force.)


  4. Who is the only debater to have won CFLs, NFLs, and the TOC?

     

    Who was the first person named NBA Finals MVP? (This award wasn't created until several decades after the NBA formed; this player was drafted by Minnesota in the 1960's and won the award in 1969)

     

    To whom is the Spingarn Medal awarded?

     

    In braille, what is the meaning of all six dots raised? (Hint: it stands for a commonly used word, not a letter)

     

    As a percentage of total population, what is the "whitest" state in the U.S.? (I will accept either of the two highest-ranking states since they are less than 0.1% apart.)

    Montana and/or Alaska.

     

    Which Brits' pseudo-dictionary contains the following definitions?

    High Limerigg (n.) The topmost tread of a staircase which disappears when you're climbing the stairs in darkness.

    Spokane (vb.) To remove precious objects from a room before a party.

    Rochester (n.) One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.

     

    Who is Clay Carter? (Fictional character)

    What European country actually hosts its own embassy for another sovereign state?

    Italy -- it hosts its embassy for the Vatican.

     

    Who is the current President of the Non-Aligned Movement?

     

    What is Vatnajökull?

     

    In what ecclectic, comedic tome will you find "Lack of Power: The Ford Tapes", "Martha Stewart's Vagina", "The Devil and William Gates", and "Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview"?

     

    The "Aboistop" is a real product that promises to stop your pet from doing what?

     

    What South American animal (scientifically: Camponotus saundersi) is known for approaching enemies and then blowing itself up in battle? (if you saw the previous version of this question, please don't answer)

     

    Since the Faulkands War, British pilots have rumored that penguins do this when aircraft pass over. The UK Royal Navy spent about $36k investigating and disproving the rumor.

    fall on their backs (from looking directly overhead entirely too far)

     

    What was the name of the body convened in Afghanistan in 2003 to discuss the proposed constitution?

     

    I realize that most of the recent questions by everyone would be 4 or 5 points if we were still doing that, so here are some easier ones:

     

    What is the most populous democratic country?

     

    Which country has the greatest number of mulsims?

     

    Who uncovers the mystery of the murder on the Orient Express?

    Agatha Christe (or is it Christy?)

     

    Which TV game show hosted by Monty Hall gave rise to a topic now covered in most Intro to Statistics courses?

     

    Last year, the town of Pahrump, NV outlawed the display of any foreign flag unless... what?

     

    The 110th Congress has a record number of Buddhists; how many?

     

    A Florida woman recently survived unscathed when what deflected a bullet fired during a New Year's celebration?

    a plate in her head?

     

    What overweight population is targeted by Pfizer's newly FDA-approved drug?

     

    9-year-old "Ashley" from Washington state is at the center of a medicalethics debate because her parents ordered what done to her?

    gastrointestinal bypass surgery? (what I mean is the stomach-staple procedure)


  5. She's already exempted large corporations based in her district from the minimum wage bills, proving herself to be a hypocrite. I hope someone can show me something I can expect from her to be good.

     

     

    Actually, when it was brought up, she specifically asked the committee to make sure that all corporations that operate in the US and US territories (the corporation in question -- Starkist Tuna, I believe, a subsidary of Heinz -- has a plant in American Samoa) were not exempt from the minimum wage bill.


  6. This is ridiculous.

     

    Nationals is nationals, and it is where it is. You all should just get off your collective high horse and get over yourselves; most of you won't qualify for nationals anyway, so you don't have to worry about "lame" Derby/Wichita.

     

    Oh, by the way, here's some things you can do in Wichita:

    1. Music Theatre of Wichita - one of the best in the country, fairly inexpensive, and always an excellent choice.

    2. A good local music scene; on any given night, there are at least two shows going on somewhere in the metro area. Sure, it's not an amusement park or anything, but it's decent music, cheap entertainment, and a good time.

    3. Several decent art museums on the river - the art museum, the Wichita Painter's Guild gallery, many galleries downtown on Douglas street are all good choices.

    4. Sedgwick County Zoo - again, one of the best in the nation. Even if you're not the zoo type, or if you've been to the Zoo before, be sure to see something you haven't seen before or an exhibit that will intrigue you.

     

    And there's always the decent restaurants both downtown and in East Wichita (including Bradley Faire and the Waterfront), and quaint boutiques downtown.

     

    Of course, there always is what you should be doing if you come to nationals anywhere: practicing, researching, filing, and resting.

     

    Surely among that list of things to do, you can at least bear to stay in Wichita for a week...It's not like you'll have much spare time to do "fun" things anyway.

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