Thanks for the r/iamverysmart lecture, but if you actually have an objection to the points made you’re free to offer it. Otherwise, forgive me if I don’t put a lot of stock in a “demisexual trans lesbian anarcho-capitalist pacifist” and their analysis of my logical clarity.
David, you say that morality is relative — does that include your claim that it is wrong to make consensual acts illegal? What about your statement that “Prostitution should be regulated only to the point of mitigating its potential harm to non-consenting parties?” Is that also a true fact about what we as a society ought to do, or it is merely your…
I never said there were fundamental differences between men and women. There are observable, obvious differences now, but these are not essential. There is no contradiction between acknowledging that difference now exists while simultaneously arguing that the things making that difference (gender) be eliminated.
What is a good example of “masculine strength” being put to positive use?
Of course that’s a difference, but I fail to see how that actually changes the equation. You also can’t leave white skin at home, and I’m all for Africans excluding us from their spaces too.
Pointing out that you have a penis doesn’t dehumanize you unless you think male bodies are by their nature lesser. I have a penis and acknowledging that fact doesn’t make me any less of a person! It just means that you’re a member of the social group currently waging a war against women. Not your fault or a personal judgment on you.
My response, of course, is simple: Can you explain how this exact same logic could not also be used against gun-free zones? After all, the needs of people in public spaces are certainly not uniform. Gun advocates have already pointed out something very similar to your “smokescreen” argument too — do you believe it applies there? And, of course, you…
The entirety of your piece demonizes the whole institution of pornography, which would necessarily include the actresses involved and their choices to do so.
Your conclusion doesn’t follow your premise — it’s perfectly possible to oppose an industry without disapproving or condemning those inside it. I oppose the American…
Pornography as an industry is controlled by men, financed by men, marketed by men, and distributed by men. The fact that some women also consume it doesn’t change those facts.
Please provide any evidence that legalization has created the conditions where this would be possible. Has any of this occurred in Germany, the Netherlands, or other legalized countries?
Are socialists usually in the habit of encouraging exploitative industries to grow and develop? I wasn’t aware.