[Imc-uk-features] ed guidelines
tim_boetie at fastmail.fm
Wed Apr 6 06:12:19 PDT 2005
On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 13:58:54 +0100, radged01 at fastmail.fm said:
> >>The only way I can see one would make a connection between homophobia and fear of rape would be if you believed that homosexuals were more likely to rape people than heterosexuals.
> hetero female fear of rape by a man would be fear of rape
> hetero male fear of rape by a woman unlikely as that may sound - would
> be fear of rape
Why don't you describe these as 'heterophobic fear of rape'?
> but hetero male fear of rape by a man would be a homophobic fear of rape
> because he is hetero
> and hetero female fear of rape by a woman would be a homophobic fear of
> rape because she is hetero
No, it wouldn't. In all cases, they're just fear of rape. Why is
homosexual or heterosexual relevant at all here? As I say, the only
reason I can see why you might think it _was_ relevant was if you wanted
to make an argument about homosexuals or heterosexuals _in general_ --
and if you were going to do that, it would be discriminatory.
"The bourgeois want art voluptuous and life ascetic; the
reverse would be better."
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