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Comment: Re:We discriminate based on behavior all the time (Score 1) 1066

by dskoll (#49374241) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

Look, I agree that you shouldn't have to bake a cake that specifically celebrates spanking. But if a couple into spanking came into your store and asked for one of your generic cake designs, I do not believe you should be able to refuse them service.

Similarly, I don't believe gays should be refused a generic wedding cake.

Comment: The meaning of "Religious Freedom" (Score 4, Insightful) 1066

by dskoll (#49372715) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

Religious Freedom, or Freedom of Conscience, originally meant that the government wouldn't try to impose a particular brand of religion on the people.

The concept has been abused and mutilated until now it's interpreted as "My religion gives me freedom to trample all over your civil rights".

Comment: Re:Who would have guessed male dominance? (Score 1) 356

I call bullshit. Yes, sexual violence against anyone is wrong. I'm not disagreeing. But feminism is about equality for women; it's not about oppressing men.

Feminists do tend to preoccupy themselves with women's issues because that's their mandate. Traditionally, men have been in positions of power and traditionally women have been less powerful.

Finally, I call BS on your implication that sexual violence against men is anywhere near as widespread as sexual violence against women. I also call BS on your implication that "feminist culture" is "responsible" for "more rape".

Comment: Re:Who would have guessed male dominance? (Score 1) 356

f women were all so unhappy society wouldn't be able to exist. Eastern cultures value interdependence and harmony. If 50% of your population is literally suffering then the system doesn't fracking work.

You are wrong. I suggest you read "Cruel and Usual Punishment" by Nonie Darwish. That explains the hellish combination of brutality, fear and indoctrination in parts of the Islamic world that perpetuates the oppression of women and causes untold misery to families.

Yes, the system "doesn't fracking work." Unfortunately, when the system is controlled by powerful people who are willing to use extreme violence to force people to do what they want, non-fracking-working systems can persist for centuries.

Comment: Re:Who would have guessed male dominance? (Score 1) 356

I've spoken to lots of Indian women who absolutely detest the misogyny rampant in India. They've experienced it first-hand and should know what it's like.

I'm not saying there's no misogyny here in Canada or in the US... of course there is. But in terms of absolute public safety and equality of opportunity, women here are far better off than in India.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"