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Old 03-16-2008, 01:05 PM   #21
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This man sexually assaulted this woman on an airplane and nothing was done
The guy was arrested -- that's something, a good something I think too.

In this case, the only way to empathize as a male, is to imagine another male doing this to you. What would your reaction be?
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:07 PM   #22
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In this case, the only way to empathize as a male, is to imagine another male doing this to you. What would your reaction be?
I think the problem is that many men have an absolutely inappropriate response to this question. Instead of being kinder to women, etc., it just devolves into homophobia. In other words, the question is taken far too literally.
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I always embarrass the Sh*t out of the guy by yelling at him to put his penis back in his pants and go to an adult book store to jack off. This way everyone knows that he is a weirdo. Another response if they flash you is "Is that all you've got maybe an implant will help you". Do with a look on your face that you want to kick his ass.
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The guy was arrested -- that's something, a good something I think too.
I meant by the staff on the plane.
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I think the problem is that many men have an absolutely inappropriate response to this question. Instead of being kinder to women, etc., it just devolves into homophobia. In other words, the question is taken far too literally.
And that's the problem. Men don't really have an equivalent situation to experience.

Much like with another issue we've all discussed here.
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it just devolves into homophobia
Sorry -- not my intent. It's just that if you try to use the argument "what if a girl laid down next to you and started masturbating" just doesn't work out as well, while it should, it just doesn't.
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Sorry -- not my intent.
Oh, I never did think it was your intent, and I think it is, in general, very good advice. We need more empathy in this world. The problem is that there seems to be large portions of society-at-large that are so thoroughly incapable of it, and even actively reject what should be common sense!
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Before we accuse the flight attendants of inaction or anything like that we should maybe wait to hear their reasons why they didn't act immediately.
That they didn't approach the guy when he changed his place certainly is a mistake. But I doubt that anyone deliberately ignored the woman. We certainly don't know enough to say that nothing was done, just that for some reason not immediately a flight attendant reacted to the situation.

That person, no doubt, is a threat and belongs into a psychiatric clinic, if he is not there already.
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I don't think this was just a regular guy who thought he could get away with doing whatever he wanted to do. This guy is sick. Wouldn't be surprised if there's a long history.
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Who are we to say what is appropriate or not appropriate behavior?

Maybe this man was raised in a culture that celebrates public masturbation.
Maybe he has a yet undiagnosed syndrome or disorder freeing him of responsibility for his actions.
Maybe this is "protected free speech" about the sexual repression of the Catholic Church.
Maybe he is a celebrated semen artist that crafts on tray tables rather than canvas.

Anyway, how do we really know this happened? That it was really him? How can you ever be 100% sure? Best to let him go rather than risk jailing an innocent man I say.

Such judgmentalism and lack of tolerance in FYM.
Frankly I'm disappointed.
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That ignore list is looking better and better.
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Ouch.

I just rolled my eyes so hard, they popped out of my head and fell on the floor.
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Who are we to say what is appropriate or not appropriate behavior?
While I know you're being sarcastic, it was ultimately this logic as to why I abandoned postmodernism and cultural relativism. This kind of behavior, ultimately, is wrong both on a religious moral level, but, more importantly, also on a philosophical secular humanist level. Such condemnation is not arbitrary and without basis.

The Left has been wrong not to defend its values more vehemently.
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Who are we to say what is appropriate or not appropriate behavior?

Maybe this man was raised in a culture that celebrates public masturbation.
Maybe he has a yet undiagnosed syndrome or disorder freeing him of responsibility for his actions.
Maybe this is "protected free speech" about the sexual repression of the Catholic Church.
Maybe he is a celebrated semen artist that crafts on tray tables rather than canvas.

Anyway, how do we really know this happened? That it was really him? How can you ever be 100% sure? Best to let him go rather than risk jailing an innocent man I say.

Such judgmentalism and lack of tolerance in FYM.
Frankly I'm disappointed.
I nominate this for worst post of the thread. And that's saying something.

And I know you're being sarcastic.
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One wonders what would possess an individual to do something like this.

Look no further than the self-gratification postings in this thread.
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I nominate this for worst post of the thread. And that's saying something.

And I know you're being sarcastic.
Well, it's hilarious when women are assaulted.

Isn't it?
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Well, it's hilarious when women are assaulted.
And equally as hilarious when men are assaulted.
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I'd like to say if it were me that I'd have kicked the guy square in the balls with one of my heeled boots, but I can only imagine the shock and trauma one would go through in the moment.
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And equally as hilarious when men are assaulted.

I don't recall making any jokes in any recent threads about men being sexually assaulted.
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Maybe this man was raised in a culture that celebrates public masturbation.
Maybe he has a yet undiagnosed syndrome or disorder freeing him of responsibility for his actions.
Maybe this is "protected free speech" about the sexual repression of the Catholic Church.
Maybe he is a celebrated semen artist that crafts on tray tables rather than canvas.
Maybe this man was Bill Clinton.

Lawsuit dismissed.
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