Re: tasers and date rape ( was cryonic propaganda )

Michael S. Lorrey (
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 13:47:32 -0400 wrote:

> In a message dated 6/3/99 9:03:26 AM, you wrote:
> >Women will shock men at the end of a date cause they don't want to go
> through the
> >>unpleasantness of telling the guy to buzz off and risk a bad response to the
> >>rejection.
> >>
> >
> >Hmmm. I'm not sure how well that scenario jibes with the real world.
> >There may well be some "unpleasantness" ensuing not too long after a
> >date-consummating taser shock, e.g., a good hard smack across the
> >face..
> OUCH!! Both of you!! Slapping hypothetical women? Why would you go there?
> You dont need to go there.. we women are good, and loving! return to gun
> debate.
> this is an Extropian forum... have we turned into the list for Jerry
> Springer
> You have hurt my feelings.

Sorry Nadia, I've never slapped a woman (though one or two probably should have), but slapping is an excellent example of what I am getting at. Its socially ok (or at least marginally acceptable depending on circumstances) in most circles for a woman to slap a man for rude or obnoxious behavior. However it is not at all acceptable for a man to do the same to a woman. As a result, I have seem far more instances of women slapping men in my life than the reverse. I think that this will be the sort of thing that will happen if non-lethal technologies are widely used to replace lethal defensive technologies.

Mike Lorrey