Parole board approves Henriquez's release

Although the former state rep still has a couple of steps before he's actually free, including getting fitted for a GPS bracelet, the Herald reports.

Ed. question: The Herald refers to the "co-ed" he attacked. Does anybody besides Herald writers actually say "co-ed" anymore?

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at least his career is over.

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at least his career is over. most we can ask for with MA justice system. most cases these criminals have no careers/ jobs tho.

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Don't count on it.

He will continue to play the victim and there is a significant number of people in the "community" that agree with his self proclaimed victim status. Remember a few years back when hip hop numskull Chris Brown beat his Pop star girlfriend Rhianna? She was blamed. The Globe polled 200 inner-city teens and they overwhelmingly blamed the victim. Good luck with that.

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Ya all the time

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particularly when talking about private schools.

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Sure, but...

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...when used for the school itself. Thankfully, the term's use seems to be falling out of favour when used to refer to students.

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Are you

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Serious?

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I feel like I do still see

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I feel like I do still see this regularly enough and in otherwise respectable enough media that I'm getting tired of getting pissed about seeing it, because in the 21st century it shouldn't be such a novelty that young women are educated alongside young men that we need a SPECIAL WORD for those women.

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Google search,

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word co-ed, select news, 17,100 results. Sift through all 17,000 + news stories for all I care.

You're missing the point

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Yes, Patrice Bergeron went to a co-ed Catholic high school, and yes, there are co-ed sports, but Adam is referring to the word being used to describe a person.

It is an archaic word, though being as such I kind of like it. Harkens back to the 1950s, when the local private colleges were single sex and female college students were kind of rare on the co-educational campuses.

I agree with the sentiment below that with the tide changing, it is the males that might be properly referred to as "co-eds" down the road. As it is, the phrase is not pejorative, though I can see the offense.

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Co-ed

Maybe not "perjorative" when applied to a female student, but probably patronizing (when used nowadays).

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Better phrase

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patronizing.

Still, I like the datedness of the word. And that is why it is probably in the vocab at the Herald.

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That's a co-ed *sports team*

which is worthy of note, since most college (or other) sports teams are all-male or all-female.

That's still using the word as an adjective, not a noun.

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in porn

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Yes, co-ed is used all the time when talking about porn. It DOES seem a terribly archaic term; men are students, women are "coeds," who are graciously being allowed to take classes at the college until they can find a husband.

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Porn

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By SFW (not verified) on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:33pm

Should your name be NSFW?

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the post was safe :)

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When you include a word like "porn" in a post...who knows what might follow! But that post was safe for work...

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coed

as an adjective, yes (co-ed camp)
as a noun (comely coed), no.

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co-ed is shorter

Shortness is often needed in headlines. Got anything better?
Compare: "co-ed" vs. "young, female college student"

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Given that in this case,

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Given that in this case, there was a sexual assault by a male on a female, sex - not gender - does matter.

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I've heard

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co-ed used fairly often to describe female college students, in a patronizing kind of way.

Strikes me funny, though- the school in question, UMass Boston is 59% female, as are most of the other big Boston-area colleges. At this pont, we ought to be calling the males "co-eds."

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