|Most of you have seemed to miss the point of my last post. My point is that my style is itself a thesis regarding an Sense-of-Life issue that transcends any particular subject I'm writing about. No matter what I write about, I'm advancing two points: one about the subject and one about how all subjects should be dealt with. As for the latter cause, it's very clear that I'm not preaching to the choir on SOLO. There are plenty of PC heretics. Eve has just said that my making an obvious joke is the equivalent of someone seriously labeling me a rapist for my views. This amounts to a total lack of respect for the context of humor. Scary stuff. |
Aquinas, could we *please* not get into an argument about child-smacking? I was making an analogy that holds in context -- a real child can be dealt with in other ways, because it belongs to a parent, but the screaming child of academic feminism has unquestioned power and will simply go on screaming forever. The point was: can you engage a screaming baby in dispassionate debate? No and no.
Kelly, you should no better than to be guilty of dogged Objectivist literalism (as was displayed against you in the Talents And Values thread). By "sexual power over men," I was referring to the realm of nature and interaction, not politics. Of course rights are absolute. But the facts of nature have to be acknowledged and understood if their criminal products are to be minimized. When men and women deal with reality wisely, nothing bad happens. But sexual violence is the result of weak, immoral, defeated men resorting to their only recourse over the women who frustrate them. Even then, batterers come crying back, and their women often take them in, because deep-down they enjoy the confirmation of their superiority. Which is unhealthy, of course -- that's why battery is a recurring thing.
The point is that talking about a utopia accomplishes absolutely nothing. Mastering reality, on the other hand, does. It makes us safer. As for the "I should be able to stuff..." all it does is contribute to the PC prudery crusade, by jumping quickly against anything it views as a roadblock to utopia.
And the 1 in 4 stat is as I said. Rape or attempted rape. The one you mention doesn't exist, or it's just another perverted reprint, as so many of these feminist propaganda stats are.
(Edited by Alec Mouhibian
on 5/04, 1:27am)