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Old 3rd December 2018, 10:32 PM   #2441
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I once asked a female friend if I could see her (full) back tattoo, which is an amazingly artistic take on the evolutionary tree of life from protozoans to animals. She proudly displayed it, and now I can only hope this encounter doesn't come back to bite me.
You better be nice to her, just in case.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 10:35 PM   #2442
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The photo corroborates Tyson's account.
I fail to see evidence of groping which one would think involved more than one's collar bone.
By her own account, he did what? Lifted the top of her sleeve? In front of other people, including somebody with a camera? After they posed together in mutual embrace? Seems like that kinda devalues complaints of real harassment and assault.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 10:58 PM   #2443
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I once asked a female friend if I could see her (full) back tattoo, which is an amazingly artistic take on the evolutionary tree of life from protozoans to animals. She proudly displayed it, and now I can only hope this encounter doesn't come back to bite me.
I'll stick up for you if it does.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 11:00 PM   #2444
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By her own account, he did what? Lifted the top of her sleeve? In front of other people, including somebody with a camera? After they posed together in mutual embrace? Seems like that kinda devalues complaints of real harassment and assault.
It does. When you bring that up some people start claiming double standard.

I didn't think Franken should have resigned.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 11:11 PM   #2445
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
It does. When you bring that up some people start claiming double standard.

I didn't think Franken should have resigned.
I have no opinion on if Franken should have resigned or not, but I do think he was engaging in inappropriate behavior, whereas NDT's "incident" with tattoo lady was probably completely innocent, as far as I can tell.
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Old 4th December 2018, 04:50 AM   #2446
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I didn't think Franken should have resigned.

Neither do I. And neither did Leeann Tweeden, apparently:

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Old 4th December 2018, 05:15 AM   #2447
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Originally Posted by kellyb View Post
I have no opinion on if Franken should have resigned or not, but I do think he was engaging in inappropriate behavior, whereas NDT's "incident" with tattoo lady was probably completely innocent, as far as I can tell.
Unless NDT is a known scapula & clavicle fetishist, ofc.
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Mainstream write-ups:

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...oto-op/577273/

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/02/67264...ual-harassment
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