|QUOTE (Irviding @ Sunday, Dec 4 2011, 15:44)|
|You continue to advocate people to stop watching porn for the reason that it is degrading. In your view, it is degrading.|
And all I want people to do is think about why I think it's degrading. It doesn't appeal to me and I don't watch it. If you enjoy it, I'm not telling you not to watch it, just to think about the issues surrounding it. Porn, as a moral issue, is no where near as important as the underlying cultural attitudes that manifest themselves in porn (and arguably, sexuality in general). Do you see where I'm coming from now? I'm not telling you, as an individual, to give up porn like it were cigarettes or red meat.
|ou, a male feel that women are degraded. What about women who feel they aren't degraded? Are you saying they're wrong? You know better as a man?|
Not all women are intellectuals, and the ones that are might not even bother thinking about it. You can't argue that I'm wrong because I don't have half the world's population agreeing with me. And either way, there will always be a difference of opinion. Who knows who is right. It's a moot point.
|And again, it's not just me as an American who felt that thread was filled with racist undertone.|
Okay, race relations are different in Britain for one reason: diversity is kind of new there. Fifty years ago Britain was almost completely... British (for lack of a better term), the influx of new cultures is relatively recent, so of course there's going to be some cultural animosity, though it's not strictly to do with skin colour, people from Poland have it just as bad as people from Pakistan. Where as America has had Africans and Chinese people since it's inception, so race-related animosity there is basically arbitrary bitterness.
|You had another British person feeling as such also, one who is smarter than you, me and anyone else in this board.|
sivispacem is more experienced and an expert in... something to do with policy advice and statistics, I was never too clear on that. That doesn't make him more credible when throwing out the R-word. There's a difference between feeling genuine hate for people of other races and being a little bit full of sh*t.