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by ManaUser
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hate Crimes Legislation
Replies: 89
Views: 5954

Re: Hate Crimes Legislation

After reading a couple hate crime laws I'm reminded of another troubling aspect. Most of the laws start something like this: (a) "Hate crime" means a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim: The ...
by ManaUser
Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rape isn't about sex?
Replies: 165
Views: 17066

Re: Rape isn't about sex?

I hear this all the time, that rape is about power, control, and dominance, but how was that conclusion reached? Is there data on it? They ask rapists why they raped someone? I read an interesting study where they did just that. I think someone posted it in another forum, unfortunately I can only f...
by ManaUser
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hate Crimes Legislation
Replies: 89
Views: 5954

Re: Hate Crimes Legislation

I have serious issues with hate crime laws. One is the potential for such a law to be applied unequally. When was the last time someone was charged with hate crime for a crime against a pedophile or a Frenchman? Do you think that means it never happens? Another problem is that they focus on motive r...
by ManaUser
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31060

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

JCCyC wrote:Reviving a classic:

http://www.thecleverest.com/countdown.swf

(Anyone knows Arabic? I'd like to now what's written there)

I don't personally, but I've been told it appears to be nonsense. Too bad, really.

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