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Comment: Conflicted (Score 3, Interesting) 653

by dskoll (#49413573) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

I can see this both ways. On the one hand, Fiorina is right. Saudi Arabia, China, etc. have despicable human rights records and roundly deserve criticism and boycotts.

On the other hand, Apple is a US-based company and is much more likely to have influence in the US than elsewhere. We should recognize that we need to fight injustice everywhere, but just because we aren't able to effectively fight it in China that doesn't mean we should throw up our hands and ignore it in the US.

What Apple et. al. really should do is ensure that their employees in China are as well-treated on the job as American workers. Not to do that would be utterly hypocritical.

Comment: Re:We discriminate based on behavior all the time (Score 1) 1168

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) 1168

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".

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