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26 July 2013 @ 10:21 am
And she shouldn't be  
Tuesday Cain, a 14-year-old girl, appeared at a demonstration with a sign saying, "Jesus isn’t a dick, so keep him out of my vagina." That brought, as they say, a firestorm of protest from people who cannot deal with uppity 14-year-old girls and/or compound sentences. Erin Walter was one of her teachers, and thus presumably is one of the reasons she is like that (and sounds like it). She is not sorry.

Thanx to sciamanna
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Marissa Lingenmrissa on July 26th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
At my house we have established that if I am (or anyone else is, but I am the main source of this) feeling the overpowering urge to apologize in situations that do not call for apology, I can say, "I'm sorry for my compulsive need to apologize." This handles the urge and yet acknowledges it as misplaced, so that I am only saying, "I'm sorry," to my family when I have something to actually be sorry about/for.

Edited at 2013-07-26 04:38 pm (UTC)
bemused_leftistbemused_leftist on July 26th, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hm, was it Tannen or Ozarque or who titled a book, "I'm sorry, I'm not apologizing"?

Personally, I like, "I'm sorry you feel that way."
Marissa Lingenmrissa on July 26th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
I feel like "I'm sorry you feel that way" is a non-apology for situations where the other person feels so strongly that an apology is called for that you're willing to be mildly conciliatory for some reason.

"I'm sorry for my compulsive need to apologize" is for when I feel that an apology is called for but rationally know that it isn't. So they're useful but not in the same circumstances.
bemused_leftistbemused_leftist on July 26th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, used in the wrong circumstances they could cause confusion. ;-)
bemused_leftistbemused_leftist on July 26th, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
I like your 'and/or'.

*friends*
browngirl on July 26th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Well and truly said!
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on July 28th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
Being as how Christianity is all about The Incarnation, Medieval Madonna&Childs always have the little baby full frontal with his little weewee very evident, emphasizing his humanity . . .
El Coyote Gordo: fdrsupergee on July 28th, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)
A few years ago, the PO was going to put one of those paintings on a Christmas stamp, and there were so many protests that they redrew the stamp to cover up the Divine Little Willie.