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Comment: Re:Next, be a woman (Score 1) 386

by anss123 (#46726205) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

My point was simply that you can't generalise

My point is that you can generalise. I.e. that green1's statment was correct.

"Oh well, at least you weren't murdered"

I'd say "I'm glad you're alive," instead of "Oh you survived, too bad, your life will suck from now on."

Stating that some victims will feel that way is not the same as stating that victims should feel that way.

No, but stating that rape is as bad as murder will make some victims feel that way.

Comment: Re:Next, be a woman (Score 1) 386

by anss123 (#46725083) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

So no one old has ever been murdered shortly before they'd have died anyway?

You're comparing rape with a killing someone on their death bed. Sure, people have been killed right before they would have died, but that does not make rape worse than murder. By that logic you can say that bullying and teasing is as bad as murder, because there are people that would rather die than be bullied.

If I was lying on my deathbed in great agony and a man came in and gave me the choice of rape/murder, I'd pick murder. So yes, it's possible to think up scenarios where murder is the lesser evil. But it's contrived. People generally aren't raped on the deathbed. Instead it's, say, between a man raping or killing your teenage daughter. In the former she "may" kill herself, while in the latter she "can't" get her life back in order because she's dead. I.e. rape is the lesser evil.

Those problems are going to persist - you can't just make them go away with kind words, you can't simply pretend that everyone will be able to live a normal life after such an event - that just builds a society where we don't talk about it and blame the victim if they're acting a bit weird for a day.

I think you're misunderstanding me. I'm not saying that one should blame the victim of rape or not talk about it. Saying murder is worse than rape is not victim blaming.

Your trivialisation of the impacts on victims belong in the past, please leave them there.

Rape isn't trivial, but implying that people should just as well be dead because they were raped pisses me off. People have killed themselves over such attitudes.

Comment: Re:Next, be a woman (Score 3, Insightful) 386

by anss123 (#46723709) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

No, no they can't..

"Can" in this context does not mean "will". Yes, there are rape victims that kill themselves, but he's not saying anything against that.

I'd have a hard time buying the idea that the murder of a 70 year old man who lived a full life and who had terminal cancer and only 6 months to live is somehow worse for the victim than a woman that's had to live her life with non-stop memories

A rather contrived scenario. I too know without a doubt which victim I'd rather be. And that's alive, thank you very much, don't pick for me.

In contrast, a girl who slept with a guy and then changed her mind afterwards and then decided to cry rape, and lived in a country where that is legally acceptable to do so (Hi Sweden), probably wont have the slightest bit of trauma to suffer at all other than maybe a bit of regret about sleeping with "that guy"

Research have shown that people can suffer trauma from make-belief fantasies. Conversely people can be brutally abused and not suffer any trauma at all. People are complex, yes.

"Well, rape is not as bad as murder because you can just live a normal life afterwards" - no, just no. Stamp that idea out right the fuck now, it's so utterly wrong.

No it's utterly right. In fact, attitudes like these causes trauma in rape victims. Believing themselves to be damaged goods and worthless.

Comment: Re:Brits obey speed limits? (Score 1) 278

by anss123 (#45937691) Attached to: British Spies To Be Allowed To Break Speed Limit

* Cars are loud, especially when going fast. People generally don't appreciate the sound of a freight train constantly driving through the middle of their living room.

I think many folks don't realize this in particular. In my perfect dream state there would be noise limits along with speed limits.

Comment: Re:Sigh. (Score 1) 175

by anss123 (#45753869) Attached to: Putting a Panic Button In Smartphone Users' Hands
My grandma has a phone with a single button for making an alarm call. It's straight forwards, easy to use, and promptly forgotten in any emergency situation. Features like these are fine on paper, but unless you call 911/the police often you will forget them in a panic.

If movies and TVs always showed people pressing "the emergency button" instead of "911", then people might use it.

Comment: Brutal Doom (Score 2) 225

by anss123 (#45660875) Attached to: Doom Is Twenty Years Old
Neat, I'll have to check it out. Wonder if it works with Brutal Doom.

Brutal Doom is possibly the best Doom mod ever. Check out this review.

Had a ton of fun with it. It's not extra levels, instead you play the same old levels with smarter monsters, heavier weapons and extreme brutality. The latter seems silly now, it's all just sprites, but I wonder how that would have been received in 1993.

How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."

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