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Gender Equality and the Worth of a Human Life: Too Crazy for Slashdot

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  • by gmhowell ( 26755 ) <gmhowell@gmail.com> on Tuesday February 09, 2010 @06:22AM (#31070044) Homepage Journal

    Read the post four times. I don't see how you tackled shit or even addressed the ERA in any manner. Well, I do see one possible interpretation, but I'm not sure it's the one you meant.

    Oh, and you assert that eugenics is pure evil. How?

    I don't see where you've committed any logical fallacies, but that piece seems rife with logical laziness.

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      Oh, it's not logical- that's why it's on Outside the Autistic Asylum instead of here, it's downright crazy.

      It's more the idea of the ERA- that we shouldn't be writing gender differences into law. Well, being allowed to choose whether or not you're going to be a parent after having sex is a HUGE gender difference- one which should not be allowed except in rare cases, and even those rare cases should be either the *sole* decision of an emergency room doctor or having the man involved prosecuted for murder, s

      • Oh, and a 4th reason from my personal theology:
        4. Eugenics is taking the power of saying who should live and who should die away from God and giving it to man.

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by gmhowell ( 26755 )

        First sentence of the second paragraph is one of the directions I thought you'd go in, and made the most sense of the few I imagined.

        Number four, in your other reply, is the only answer to the 'evil' question that really seems to support your original claim. 'Genetic diversity' and the other things you mentioned don't seem to me to contain a moral aspect.

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          Maybe because, as an autistic, my morality is rather pragmatic- John Paul II's Theology of the Body makes sense to me precisely *because* it fits in with evolution and survival of the species. Respect for human life between conception and natural death also fits in strongly with the liberal neurodiversity side of things; a mutation that might be seen as negative in one light (like sickle cell anemia and the lessened ability to process and use oxygen) can be positive in another light (immunity to malaria);

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