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Comment: Re: This isn't a question (Score 1) 612

by shilly (#49770373) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Oh, I think it's clear what benefits gay folks get from being able to marry someone of the same gender: it's a two-fer: not only do they get to marry the person they love, just like their straight friends, family and neighbours, they also get to drive narrow minded bigots like your good self to apoplexy. Hopefully a few of you will get sufficiently outraged to keel over, which will be great for the gene pool as well!

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 591

Isn't the very essence of life-without-parole saying: "we give up on you as a human being"? The whole point of no parole is to say "you are not redeemable", surely? In that sense, I can't see it really being materially different from the death penalty, tbh. It is certainly spectacularly effective as a method of damaging mental health compared with even the remotest possibility of parole.

Comment: Re:c'mon (Score 3) 306

by shilly (#49403323) Attached to: Al Franken Urges FBI To Prosecute "Revenge Porn"

I've re-read that a couple of times, and it still makes no sense. Parity of treatment, which is what feminists actually argue for, is not the same as "we demand equal numbers of suicides between men and women!", because the latter would be *a really stupid thing* to argue for. Is it malice or incompetence that leads you to put forth weird strawmen?

Comment: Re:c'mon (Score 2) 306

by shilly (#49403299) Attached to: Al Franken Urges FBI To Prosecute "Revenge Porn"

Why would you use such a stupid example as "an atractive [sic] female and I passed out nudies of myself to any and every short-term fling"?

There are plenty of cases of people having pictures put up by long-term partners with whom they're in a loving relationship. And there are some cases where the pictures have been taking without the victim's knowledge.

So:
1. You're creating a hierarchy of sexual behaviour that reinforces conservative notions of what is morally "worthy", as though we're still in the 50s
2. You're deliberately ignoring that even people who are "blameless" within the rules of such a hierarchy are victims.

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