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  •  which leaves you with (1+ / 0-)
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    esquimaux

    the prejudices of the folks passing judgment on you.

    •  Not too many people are (1+ / 0-)
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      condorcet

      totally free of prejudices.

      •  While this is true, it trivializes (1+ / 0-)
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        Othniel Kenaz

        and dismisses a much larger problem, namely, the law's passing judgment on the basis of psychological constructs it neither understands nor cares to.  This is a kind of having-one's-cake-and-eating-it-too one expects from, say, the Roman Catholic Church; it's upsetting to find it further enshrined in our law.

        •  Your solution to the problem ? n/t (0+ / 0-)
          •  Well, for one thing, definitions (0+ / 0-)

            that impinge upon human rights considerations that are not left to the whim of local "community standards."

            Of course, that would involve scrapping the entire legal framework and starting over.  Fine with me, if it weren't for the fact that the people causing the problem in the first place would be charged with devising a solution.

            My personal solution, as the user hpchicago points out, is to avoid any contact with the under-18 set that isn't lavishly supervised by people I trust.  As a gay male -- someone still regarded as a real or potential sex offender by my very nature in large portions of the country -- it's simply too goddamned dangerous.

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