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    What this really boils down to is whether you, or someone like you, engages in the behavior at issue. Since most people drive, they pass no moral judgment on those injured while driving, even though we all know driving is risky.

    But if young woman gets pregnant (especially if she isn't white), or if a gay man or IV drug user gets HIV, then we get all indignant about their "irresponsible" behavior.  We deplore their recklessness and ask how they could take such a risk.  What this means in reality is that we disapprove of the behavior they've engaged in, because it's not something we have any desire to do.  And all of these judgments are powerfully influenced by racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.

    I'm sick of hearing this refrain. Just plain sick of it.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 11:44:21 AM PDT

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