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    Batya the Toon, cville townie

    Someone who games the system, who -- before drinking -- had decided to look for likely targets. Someone who is less drunk than the target. Which is a cultural thing more than something that can be successfully legislated in our current legal environment.

    To speak of another kind of gaming the system, politicians & "stand your ground" supports -- something supposedly "colorblind" but the pragmatic outcome usually means minorities are disadvantaged. A big reason why Zimmerman couldn't/wasn't convicted after he killed Martin was because the way the self defense laws were written. Zimmerman's choice to follow Martin was unfortunately not legally pertinent.

    The current rape culture, the way case law has been developed by lawyers of powerful people who were on trial for rape in the past, there's a lot of opportunity to make the odds better for raping and a court result of "not guilty", which should be understood as "not proven guilty" by a biased system.

    Giving birth (giving life) should be a gift not an obligation or women and poor people are 2nd class by definition

    by julifolo on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:22:01 PM PST

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