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first bioethics lecture - abortion [Mar. 3rd, 2007|07:41 am]
vixnix the triumphant
Am I the only one who thinks that men are sort of like uninvited guests in the abortion debate? I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm all for being open to everyone's perspectives - but given that it's women who make the choices, and who pay the highest price in terms of consequences, wouldn't it be, I don't know, let's say good manners to at least ask women what they think, before spouting a whole bunch of crap? Might it be an idea to have a good chat to a few women before putting forward a shonky argument full of dubious claims, that generate counter-intuitive conclusions, that are, for the most part, completely fucking useless to anyone who reads your article?

I've been reading Finnis and Tooley, can you tell? Fucking Finnis. He makes me want to go out and buy a shotgun, climb a clock tower, and start shooting anyone who looks like they call themselves a "moral" person.

And here's a little rant - I am so fucking over people who call themselves "moral" people. Just shut up already. Anybody who has studied moral theory knows that assertion is completely meaningless. We're all moral people, for crying out loud. We all have morals. What the hell makes you so special that your morals are entitled to a capital M? And then there's people who believe in "personal responsibility". As if we live in a fucking meritocracy. Lemme bring you up to speed, asshole. There's only limited amounts of personal responsibility up for grabs in societies where how well you do is largely a matter of luck, ok? If you want to claim responsibility for you life, that's great. A little misguided, perhaps, but hey, it's your life. But don't go pushing your delusions on everybody else, because here's a newsflash - for every pathetic little pseudo-tragedy that's happened in your life, things that are a million times worse have happened to at least half of the human population of earth. You want to know how? Because that's about how many people are just fucking hungry right now, with no money and no crops. Chances are, that you, sitting at your computer in your comfy chair, with your "hard earned" money in the bank, have never felt the desperation of being hungry with no hope of finding food.

Good grief, how did I get started on this. I better stop and go to bed before I give myself a freakin' hernia. Hernias and vertigo are not a good mix.

From: graceless_gh
2007-03-03 09:44 pm (UTC)
I've never read any Finnis, but he doesn't sound like the sort of thing I'd want to read. :/

And in my experience "Moral" people are religious bigots, even if they try to disguise it behind a veil of athetistic scepticism.

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