Katie


  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    I’m corrected. I read the full email and you’re right – she does nothing wrong. The students involved are being ridiculous.

    … and she did – read the F*&^%$£ e-mail!

    You okay, buddy? Don’t give yourself a hernia.

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Katie, I know of some folks who would take great offense if they saw a woman dressed as a cat on Halloween, seeing the neck, arms, legs of a woman.

    This is a logical fallacy called a slippery slope.

    I would prefer a censorship free Halloween costume policy.

    If you’re suggesting that censorship is mentioned in the Yale case, you’re…[Read more]

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    @ [l#16] I agree she said in more articulately. As I’ve said here [#2] and here [#6] . I’ve never disagreed with her message.

    @[#18] There’s no evidence the Yale administrators did anything to her at all.

    @[#19] No. She made a mistake. There was a constructive way to make her point. She chose a destructive one. – twisting well-intended advice…[Read more]

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    What the dickens does that mean?

    I imagine it means maybe think twice about coming as a suicide bomber / ethnically-insensitive blackface /cruel caricatures of other students / etc.

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    So essentially, Erika Christakis threw Yale under the bus needlessly, to make her point.

    Edit: And then she stomped out when things didn’t go her way.

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    What kids? I only see adults here. What are you talking about?

    Very young adults. I see nothing wrong of Yale to suggest that their students be considerate of others.

    The professors email suggested that Yale was in the wrong by suggesting this. She could have elaborated on their smart advice by suggesting that they not let other peoples…[Read more]

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Whose business is it to control the forms of costumes of young people?
    It’s not mine, I know that.”

    Yale did not “control” their students costume choices. The article says that they “advised” them. That’s completely different and I feel that this Yale professor was just looking for drama when she worded her email they way she did.

    I agr…[Read more]

  • Katie posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    It’s not so hopeless as this article suggests though. There are alternatives to antibiotics. Bacteriophage research is really promising. When it works out it’s so much better than antibiotics, because it doesn’t kill off all your normal flora. Has anyone had experience with these kinds of treatments personally?