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Forum: Current Events and Debates May 19th 2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: President Obama Officially Affirms His Support for Same-Sex Marriage

But Labor didn't win the election. They've only managed to hold onto power because they have the support of some of the Independents. So technically, she wasn't elected by the voters.

However, I...
Forum: Current Events and Debates May 2nd 2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Hell Hath No fury like a Woman Scorned: A Woman Pulled Out All of Her Ex-Boyfriend's Teeth as Revenge for Cheating

She didn't kidnap him. He willingly asked to be treated by her.

Obviously, she did the wrong thing and definitely deserves to be punished for it. But this guy cheated on her, broke up with her,...
Forum: Sex and Puberty April 15th 2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Dating/Sex Multiple People?

I would agree with you, except for two things:

1. The OP never said that she knows that the new guy knows they aren't exclusive. He could be assuming that they are exclusive if they haven't had a...
Forum: Sex and Puberty April 14th 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Dating/Sex Multiple People?

I think you definitely need to tell all your sexual partners if you are seeing other people sexually (you may not consider oral to be intercourse, but it still carries STI risks). Any sexual activity...
Forum: Current Events and Debates April 8th 2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 228
Poll: Abortion?
Views: 5,008
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Abortion?

Danielle, have you ever been pregnant? Or more importantly, have you ever had an unwanted pregnancy? Because unless you have, I do not see how you can 100% know how you would feel. Who are you to say...
Forum: Sex and Puberty April 7th 2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: the pill...and other contriception...

I think that if your mother had bad reactions to these forms of contraception, then it is reasonable to assume that you might as well. I also have to wonder how much your boyfriend actually knows...
Forum: Current Events and Debates April 6th 2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,397
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: 'Why do women hate me for being beautiful?'

Honestly, I find it very hard to take anything in the article seriously because she contradicts herself so many times.

She says that basically all women hate her for her looks, but then talks...
Forum: Relationships and Dating April 5th 2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Can infidelity be forgiven?

I think, at this stage, what you need to do is focus on recovering. Have you been attending AA meetings or counselling of some sort? I'm sure you are aware that alcoholism is not a condition that can...
Forum: Film and Television March 26th 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Finale: UnmAsked

I'm just going to say that I haven't read the books, so I am only going off the TV show with what I'm talking about below.

I don't believe that Mona is A. At the very least, Mona is not A by...
Forum: Film and Television March 25th 2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,120
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: The Hunger Games

I enjoyed it, but I didn't think it was great. My problem is that they didn't have enough time to develop the characters. I understand why they didn't since they had so many characters and...
Forum: Fashion and Style March 18th 2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,102
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: What's your daily make-up routine?

Primer (I have really long days at work/uni, so I want my makeup to last).
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk under my eyes, followed by concealer (I have really dark under eye circles).
Liquid...
Forum: Current Events and Debates March 18th 2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,173
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Bob Katter's homophobic (and nuts) anti gay marriage ad.

In Australia, there have been numerous polls which show that the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage. The people who are against it are the ones in the minority.


Marguerite, I'm...
Forum: Pregnancy and Childcare March 15th 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Female Advice Preferred: hpv and pregnancyi
Views: 943
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: hpv and pregnancyi

Hi Jennifer,

I would really recommend speaking to your doctor about this. Surely if they told you that you had HPV, they would have also given you more information about what it means?

This...
Forum: Technology and Gaming March 13th 2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: iPad 3

Firstly, the iPhone 4S is hardly comparable to the original iPhone. You can't say they are still just tinkering with the original considering the huge advancements they've made. Secondly, why would...
Forum: Relationships and Dating March 13th 2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Male Advice Preferred: Wrong to ask 'the other' question?
Views: 653
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Wrong to ask 'the other' question?

I completely agree with this. In fact, I think it would be wrong to not bring the issue up. The fact is that plenty of couples have accidental pregnancies and if you know where the two of you stand...
Forum: Technology and Gaming March 13th 2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: iPad 3

Personally, I think if you have never owned an iPad, then you can't say that they are just over-sized iPods. They are two very different devices and they have their own purposes. I have an iTouch, an...
Forum: Technology and Gaming March 13th 2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Help me choose 16gb or 32gb

If you are really just using it to do things online and aren't going to store much data on your iPad, then 16 GB should be fine.

Personally, though, I would go for the 32 GB if you can afford it....
Forum: General Health March 7th 2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,852
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Do you have to eat before a blood test?

If it's just a normal blood test, I don't see any reason why you should fast? You should drink lots of water beforehand; it will keep you hydrated and I believe it makes it easier for them to find a...
Forum: Rape and Abuse March 6th 2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Getting back together with an ex

Amy, what you feel for him is not love. Loving someone requires trust, respect, compassion - things that you could never have in a relationship with someone who is abusive. You might feel like you...
Forum: Current Events and Debates March 5th 2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Marriage: Relevant or Archaic?

Marriage is not always a religious ritual. My fiance and I are getting married in July and we're not having it in a church or with a priest. Neither of us are religious and getting married, for us,...
Forum: Current Events and Debates February 24th 2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: "That's so gay"

That is a totally different situation. Praying or talking about God may make you uncomfortable, but there's no link between that and making you feel bad about who you are. Using "gay" to mean "lame",...
Forum: Current Events and Debates February 23rd 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: "That's so gay"

Because words are hurtful. Whoever came up with the phrase "words will never hurt me" was an idiot. Anyone who has ever been abused or bullied can tell you that the words hurt far more than anything...
Forum: Current Events and Debates February 23rd 2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: "That's so gay"

The fact that the term was meant to be insulting because of the comparison to being homosexual is entirely relevant to this debate. You are saying that it shouldn't be offensive because it has...
Forum: Current Events and Debates February 23rd 2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,919
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: "That's so gay"

The people arguing that "gay" is an acceptable word to use as an insult because it doesn't mean "homosexual" in context are missing the point.
Does anyone actually have any evidence that proves...
Forum: Sex and Puberty February 22nd 2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: The Dreaded "Pull-Out"

Assuming perfect use for both?

Withdrawal has a 4% fail rate and condoms have a 2% fail rate (Source (http://www.scarleteen.com/article/sexuality/birth_control_bingo))

But it's silly to assume...
Forum: Education and Careers February 21st 2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Starting Uni.

I agree with everything that has been said, but I just have a few to add:

I'm assuming that your university grades are 1-7 like mine. I wish that someone had told me early on that a 5 is actually...
Forum: Technology and Gaming February 18th 2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Pinterest

I have a Pinterest. At this stage, I am mostly using it to collect ideas for my wedding. What I really love is that my fiance and I can have our own accounts and still pin stuff to the same board,...
Forum: Technology and Gaming February 17th 2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Mac OS X - Mountain Lion

I'm unimpressed because apparently my Macbook won't be able to run the new OS, even though plenty of older computers of other types (eg. Pro, iMac) will be able to. My laptop is only three years old,...
Forum: Sex and Puberty February 15th 2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,001
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Cramps after smear test

I didn't get a discharge like that, but given that there is no pain, I wouldn't worry about it. Did your doctor use a lubricant or similar? That could be what is giving your discharge a funny colour?...
Forum: Sex and Puberty February 13th 2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,001
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Cramps after smear test

I'm not sure how long they last, but heat, chocolate and boyfriend sympathy should do the trick =P. It's perfectly normal to have cramps after a smear test, and it's perfectly normal to have a little...
Forum: Sex and Puberty February 13th 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: let's keep it simple? Would it make someone a virgin or not??

Honestly, I think that once you've engaged sexually with another person, it's misleading to call yourself a virgin, regardless of technical definitions. You can still get STIs from oral sex and...
Forum: Current Events and Debates February 6th 2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Student suspended for Michael Jackson dance

It sounds like the school approved the dance at rehearsals, but then at the concert, some parents (possibly parents who donate a lot of money to the school) complained and that's why he is in trouble...
Forum: General February 2nd 2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Is Australia really that racist?

That's true. But it's no different from other countries, like the USA with Thanksgiving. Marguerite makes some good points about racist aspects of Australia. But I don't think it means that Australia...
Forum: General January 31st 2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Is Australia really that racist?

No, I don't think that Australia is more racist than any other major Western country. I really don't understand where that reputation comes from. I once had someone say that in Australia, we still...
Forum: Sex and Puberty January 30th 2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: is it possible?

Hi Beth,

It's not a dumb question. As you can see, everyone has a different answer, so you certainly aren't the only one who is confused.

The short answer is yes, you can get pregnant without...
Forum: Current Events and Debates January 30th 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Dependency on technology is becoming scary.

I think the issue with the topic, Marissa, is that most of us haven't seen people reacting the way you describe. I, personally, have never seen someone have a nervous breakdown because Facebook was...
Forum: Pets January 28th 2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: My cat has been acting strange?

It's very possible that your cat is meowing because she is in heat. And a few months may very well be "too late" because she could have already fallen pregnant by then. You should have your cat...
Forum: Sex and Puberty January 27th 2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: do birth control pills cause Embryonic Abortions

I can completely understand why that video and that article would make you worried about your birth control pill. But I can tell you that those links have no evidence to back their claims and are...
Forum: Current Events and Debates January 23rd 2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Doctor playing Eugenics

Alright, I'll make my argument more simple:

You said that the person who would get this kidney would live a full, productive, and hopefully happy life and that giving them a kidney would reap the...
Forum: Current Events and Debates January 23rd 2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Triggering (Abuse): Ben Rothlesberger's Rape Case
Views: 1,668
Posted By shimmeringfaerie
Re: Ben Rothlesberger's Rape Case

dr2005 already said most of what my response would have been. However, I'd like to point out that I never said we should introduce profiling to identify potential rapists. My point about education...
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