Re: Personal responsibility [was Re: Genderless societies]

Mon, 20 Sep 1999 14:17:34 +0200

It appears as if Lee Daniel Crocker <> wrote:
|Frankly, though, that's one double standard I fully support, and
|that fits well with the realities. Laws that treat unequal things
|equally are bad laws. Sex between an older woman and young boy
|is a qualitatively different act than the same act between
|parties of the same age and opposite gender. The consequences
|to the victim--both physical ones like pregnancy and disease
|and emotional ones--are different in degree and character, and
|/should/ be treated differently.

Please state what makes them ``qualitatively different''.

|As much as Kathryn and I and others may want to transform ourselves
|at will free from the constraints of biology, the fact is that we
|are currently biological creatures with different natures that go
|far, far, beyond the fact that I can't bear children and she can't
|pee in a bottle. The law should reflect that fact (and of course
|should be flexible enough to adapt when we /do/ escape those
|gender-based constraints).

Please state what you consider ``different natures''.