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Old 11-27-2018, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruth4Truth View Post
Why does it say "allegedly"? There was a witness--the flight attendant.

Because that's how journalism works when someone hasn't yet been convicted. It's a basic rule; "alleged" is used prior to conviction or acquittal.

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Old 11-27-2018, 07:01 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
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Originally Posted by Gusano View Post
I didn’t get that impression from the post; my reading was essentially the opposite. My interpretation was that, if the girl had been “demure,” she would not have spoken up and simply would have endured in silence.

Perhaps the poster will clarify.
I absolutely believe that's what the poster meant.
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Old Today, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by stan4 View Post
You know.
They surveyed college guys...basically boiled down to a third of them saying they'd commit sexual assault if th here were no repercussions.

I'm not sold on the "vast majority" of people being decent.
I'd be interested in seeing the context of this before deciding it's a reasonable metric of the decency of people as a whole.
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