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01 June 2014 @ 07:41 am
Confirming evidence  
Marvelous horrible example of "this awful news is really about my idee fixe." I am no longer a libertarian, but I still like their idea that saying it's OK for the poor to steal because the rich have all the money is like saying it's OK for men to rape because women have all the pussy.

Thanx to andrewducker
Patrick Nielsen Haydenpnh on June 1st, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
But they're not the same, you know. There are a non-zero number of situations where a poor person's continued health or even survival will depend on stealing. This is not true in the other case.
El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on June 1st, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
Good point. I would not argue with "there are times when it's OK for the poor to steal."
Joshua Kronengoldmneme on June 3rd, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
Also, part of the issue is when the rich are stolen from, it doesn't, in fact, hurt them the way being raped does, so it's a huge false equivalence.

So it's a really problematic statement.
Avram Grumer: Post-It Portraitagrumer on June 2nd, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
But, but… the rich really are hoarding all the money!

Seriously, read about this bullshit Zappos is pulling and tell me it doesn’t read like a pastiche of misogynist claims about how women treat men.