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Showing posts from August, 2006

How rapport works


Strategy mirror with changed content - Ask them questions to assses how their strategy works using the keywords, then bounce their style sequence back to them with your content. Do not assume that they use the same strategy all the time - strategies are context specific.

Is bullying different in a co-ed school?

Reversal of 'My mortal core was exposed.'

Girls' school - Enid Blyton's Mallory Towers and The Twins at Saint Claire's. In a girls' school you don't learn how to look with a man's gaze until TV gets a good hold on you. I wonder in a mixed school that that is why you get girl bullies. Although it happens in girls' schools too, it isn't based on the traits boys like you for, it's based on your personality. In mixed schools it's how you look.

Mass activism by accident - the AIDS epidemic is very public and death is an activism

Activism can even be quitting your job and taking another:
The turning point was the AIDS epidemic. As people were dying, closet doors flew open, and the straight world quickly learned that the gay one wasn't as alien as they imagined. In Hollywood, this had a particular effect via the Disney cartoon blockbusters "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin." Because many of the leading Disney animators were gay, rival studios lured talent with the promise of same-sex spousal benefits. Faster than Aladdin's genie, this practice went industrywide, with a once-reluctant Disney falling right in line...
Gay Marriage Gets Even
Keep the confetti handy, because the tide has turned on same-sex unions.
By David Ehrenstein

What did Mel Gibson say exactly?

During Mel Gibson's arrest for drunk driving he uttered anti-semitic remarks - "Fucking Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Gibson then asked the police officer, "Are you a Jew?"

The media is going ballistic about the anti-semitism, but rarely is it reported that he uttered sexist anti-women remarks to a police officer, calling her 'sugar tits', during the same incident.

He apologised after the drunken incident and included, I imagine, his sexist remarks, "I am deeply ashamed of everything I said."

"God is the only one who knows how many children we should have, and we should be ready to accept them." In my opinion, if he had said, "Women shouldn't work, they should stay home and look after broods of children, be at the beck and call of children all day, become brain dead, accept the harried woman she sees in the mirror, and give her husband an …