[eDebate] DCA Humor

Lindsey Lathrop jdicamp
Sun May 14 00:28:50 CDT 2006

Brett, it is correct that you did not say the words "bitch", that was my 
take on how "humorless" could be interpreted.  Like anytime a woman gets mad 
at something you might think is funny, she's seen as not having a sense of 
humor.  This overflow of emotion that is not explainable in terms of humor 
is seen as bitchy.

I do not really understand your post to respond to jane in the first place.  
Just because she points out that disparaging remarks were made about women 
in the post (more than the ones about men), and makes a connection to low 
participation numbers does not mean that she was denying that mean things 
had been said about men.  Why you were upset about her post is unknown to 
me.  There is not a huge under representation of men in the activity, so I 
do not really under why you are mad about her making a link about a real 
concern in the community.

I'm not making things up to make you look bad; people can decide that for 
themselves.  I don't think a public list serve is the place to go into 
detail, but ultimately that's probably something decided on a personal 

Matt can fight his own battles, we are separate people and while I don't 
consider him to be a "douche" I'm not here to defend him.   So regardless of 
how he handles that, he and casey have a long term banter between them, and 
none of it involves me so I have just respectfully asked that my personal 
choices not pertaining to anyone involved on the list serve not be posted.

While Casey's Strauss's and any other authors might be factual correct on 
me, they are not relevant to the post or respectful to someone who is not 
even involved.

Yeah Yeah fake boobs are hot, while this is a neat observation, If I don't 
want my body to be talked about I think it would be ok for people to not do 
that.   I am having a hard time understanding what is difficult about that 

No, it's not about being offered a job; it's about being looked at as more 
than two vain cups of saline.   I'm not ashamed of my surgery; I just don't 
think this is the right place for a public discussion about it.

Brett, here is a simple researching tip.  I think it was in the earlier 
1990's that a website called dictionary.com was invented.   Not only is this 
a helpful website in everyday life, but it also is useful for topicality 
debates.   It seems as though you are not familiar so I have posted the 
results below:

con?gen?i?tal    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (kn-jn-tl)
Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of 
either heredity or environmental influences: a congenital heart defect; 
congenital syphilis.
Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or 
inveterate: ?the congenital American optimism that denies conflicts and 
imagines all stories having happy endings? (Robert J. Samuelson). See 
Synonyms at innate.

[From Latin congenitus : com-, com- + genitus, born, past participle of 
gignere, to bear; see gen- in Indo-European Roots.]
con?geni?tal?ly adv.

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Source: The American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 
Copyright ? 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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con?gen?i?tal (kn-jn-tl)

Existing at or before birth usually through heredity, as a disorder.
Acquired at birth or during uterine development usually as a result of 
environmental influences.

Source: The American Heritage? Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright ? 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by 
Houghton Mifflin Company.

Main Entry: con?gen?i?tal
Pronunciation: k?n-'jen-&-t&l
Function: adjective
1 : existing at or dating from birth <congenital deafness>
2 : acquired during development in the uterus and not through heredity 
<congenital syphilis> ?compare ACQUIRED 2 FAMILIAL, HEREDITARY 
?con?gen?i?tal?ly /-t&l-E/ adverb

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, ? 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.


adj : present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal 
development [syn: inborn, innate, inherent]

And if your internet is not working, you do have your friend Brian Linder, 
doctor to be, to help out on the long and sometimes tricky terms.

A defect such as this is considered reconstructive, not plastic or cosmetic 
and therefore is covered by most insurance plans.
You may think this is an overreaction, I think classifying it as such is 
wrong, and a simple request like don?t talk about my breasts seems 
reasonable to me.


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