Re: Pies in the face (was Re: PDAs are searchable was Re: blah blah blah)

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 11:54:52 MST

At 17:01 +0000 2/11/01, Charlie Stross wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 10, 2001 at 12:11:05PM -0600, Chris Russo wrote:
> > So men should be able to grope women whenever they want to, since
>> they're not even generating a dry-cleaning bill.
>Out of curiosity, what prevents them from doing so where *you* live?

Oh, god... do I have to explain about how most people are happy
living with mere social constraints, but some push the law? Do I
really have to explain that if you take away everyone's right to
expect not to be assaulted that you invite assault from people on the
fringe who aren't bound by social constraints?

I think that you're delighting in being, as someone already pointed
out, obtuse.

Plus, you cut the sentence that already explained who would be going
over the line if groping assaults were legal:

>> So for a few bucks, men who don't fear a little female
>>indignation could cop all the feels they wanted to.


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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