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  •  Isn't this yet another variation of "she made me?" (9+ / 0-)

    She made me hit her.

    She made me rape her.

    He came on to me so I had to kill him.

    She had... you know... guy parts!

    Rape.  Gay Panic.  Trans Panic.  They all say the same thing:  Men are just so prone to violence -- to rape, to assault, to murder -- that just any little thing could set them off.  That regular guys in their natural state are just abusers and worse.

    This is reprehensible. It is an insult to every Y-chromosome-bearing homo sapiens on the planet.  It says that under our veneer of civilization men are a bunch of wanton savages with the emotional control of a room full of toddlers.

    This whole mindset needs to be vilified with the kind of loathing usually reserved for stepping in excrement in your good shoes.  It's that kind of a stain on humanity.

    As for this flower of Southern Masculinity?  His karma should only balance.

    History should teach humility and prudence, but America doesn't seem to learn. I've never seen a virgin who loses her innocence so often. -- Gordon Wood

    by stormicats on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:16:02 PM PST

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    •  And it would also mean that women could (0+ / 0-)

      beat the shit out of another woman, and claim gay panic as a defense.

      Any parent could beat the shit out of their gay teen and claim gay panic in defense.


      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:29:31 PM PST

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    •  What about "sexual harassment panic"? (2+ / 0-)
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      myboo, MrJersey

      In other words, if a woman is being hit on by a man -- say, her boss, or a police officer -- is she therefore entitled to be so enraged that she can justifiably murder him? I doubt this one would pass the straight-face test.

      But somehow if they're both men -- even assuming the attention was unwanted -- it's supposed to be so offensive that rage-to-murder is OK?

      Give me a break.

    •  Awesome Comment. nt (1+ / 0-)
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      Enough fossil fuel remains on Earth to warm it 6 degrees C by 2100 AD if it is all used. A +6 C planet will only sustain half a billion humans. Human population will rise to 9 billion by 2050. Any questions?

      by davidincleveland on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:32:02 PM PST

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