Saffron: I'll die. Mal: Well, as a courtesy, you might start getting busy on that, 'cause all this chatter ain't doin' me any kindness.


We're Literary 2: To Read Makes Our Speaking English Good  

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."

Glamcookie - Dec 03, 2003 9:47:59 am PST #9 of 10002
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

I agree, Kat. That seems really high. I hope it's incorrect.

Betsy HP - Dec 03, 2003 9:48:30 am PST #10 of 10002
If I only had a brain...

Oops. My last Crusie post wound up on the old thread:

Betsy HP "Literary Buffistas: Don't Speak Latin in Front of the Books" Dec 3, 2003 11:47:36 am PST

Nutty - Dec 03, 2003 9:49:33 am PST #11 of 10002
"Mister Spock is on his fanny, sir. Reports heavy damage."

She said that 1 in 5 teenage girls has been abused in a relationship, according to JAMA which I found shocking

This strikes me as fuzzy statisticking. For one thing, "teenage" should by rights cover 13-19 inclusive, and of these, how many have dated, and of these, how many can be called in a "relationship"? What's a relationship, in this study?

Not that JAMA has free archives, or anything. Feh.

Consuela - Dec 03, 2003 9:49:53 am PST #12 of 10002
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Top 11!


erikaj - Dec 03, 2003 9:50:19 am PST #13 of 10002
This machine kills fascists

I like the darker stuff in the Crusie books. I know you're shocked.

Katerina Bee - Dec 03, 2003 9:50:43 am PST #14 of 10002
Herding cats for fun

(grabs comfy chair, drops off pile of old books, starts rifling through the bookshelves for good stuff).

scrappy - Dec 03, 2003 9:52:10 am PST #15 of 10002

I wonder what the definition of abuse is? I mean, I thought it was almost murder when Walter Ludwig broke up with me junior year and started seeng someone who was at the SAME BUS STOP AS ME, who I had to see every morning and afternoon. Also, she wore shorts over tights, which was hideous.

Luckily, that's as bad as it got for me, although I certainly knew some friends who were in more unhealthy relationships. Only one of all the girls I knew had a relationship which went into the realm of abuse...that I knew of.

Phill - Dec 03, 2003 9:53:07 am PST #16 of 10002
I like to talk about politics with people that agree with me, and I like high class places.

Jesus Christ! Shorts over tights?

Fred Pete - Dec 03, 2003 9:53:18 am PST #17 of 10002
Ann, that's a ferret.

I agree, Kat. That seems really high. I hope it's incorrect.

It seems high to me. But there seems to be an undercurrent of "if I don't have a sweetie, I'm nobody" running through too much of teenhood. Which means that too often, people who have no real idea of how to handle a relationship get into the wrong relationship with the wrong sweetie (BTW, gender neutrality intentional) and stay for the wrong reasons.

E.g., Buffy, who treated it as a big revelation at the end of "I Was Made to Love You" when she realized that she didn't need to pursue Ben just to have a boyfriend.

So while 1 in 5 seems high, I wouldn't be surprised if teens are more likely to be in abusive relationships than older persons.

Betsy HP - Dec 03, 2003 9:53:28 am PST #18 of 10002
If I only had a brain...

It was the '70s.