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by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-10 02:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

To: Alyrium The fact that there are, apparently (according to your post at least), restrictions in what arguments can be made about rape cases shows that we can limit arguments due to social consequences. I mean, you list it as a "legal irrelevancy", which it is, but I highly doubt that's the reason...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-10 02:17pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

Are you not familiar with hate speech laws and how they don't make a country descend into total censorship when applied despite restricting free speech for the protection of vulnerable populations?
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-10 02:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

We call this the principle of proportionality. If we just dole all maximum sentences all the time, again, we are making a tyrant out of the State.? You're missing the example of people murdered, both in the 1st and 2nd degrees, because they are seen as unperson predators. People who are murdered at...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-10 08:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

I'm sure the client you're working for to help with bathroom access would love to know that, were you a judge, you'd lower the sentence for someone because of trans panic defense. Really, run that by them and see how much they appreciate it. You're from Brazil? Are you paying attention to how much m...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-09 08:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

In case people aren't aware, this is the same city where trans women of colour are frequently thrown in jail for days by police under "suspicion of prostitution", in a country where trans women in general and trans women of colour in particular suffer massive discrimination-created unemployment (and...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-09 06:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

His barrister's arguments exceed good taste and common sense This isn't a matter of "bad taste" or "poor common sense". People are hurt, deprived of livelihood, humiliated, pushed into danger, imprisoned, and killed because of attitudes that this defense helps reinforce. Not only that, but unless I...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-09 05:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

As a lawyer, In sympathyze with the defense attorney.. The lawyer's argument contributes to people being murdered. Trans women of colour who are sex workers are seen as just about the least human and most expendable people in our country. They have to deal with so much abuse and hardship from this ...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-09 03:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong
Replies: 59
Views: 2572

Re: Mitigation Pleas: You're Doing It Wrong

I've already seen a bunch of people argue that the lawyer was just doing his job by trying everything in the law to help his client out. So unless there's specific rules that he was breaking I'm not exactly confident he's going to experience any consequences for what he did :(
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-03 10:24pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On being 'cool to sa' the N-word and other slurs
Replies: 31
Views: 2982

Re: On being 'cool to sa' the N-word and other slurs

If the word isn't aimed at you, I don't see why you should feel any sort of capacity to determine if it's "the correct" term. Do you really think "oh you shouldn't feel bad about this word that has bad history and systematic power attached to it because it's convenient for me" is an ok thing to say?
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-12-03 04:18pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Starcraft question (possible spoilers)
Replies: 24
Views: 1472

Re: Starcraft question (possible spoilers)

The Mar Sara Magistrate would an interesting choice as we know next to nothing about that character, IIRC only things we know is that said character joined Sons of Korhal with Raynor and disappeared around the time the Raynor's Rangers became Raynor's Raiders (aka when Raynor chose to fight against...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-30 03:39pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Official Member Pic Thread 3
Replies: 842
Views: 178865

Re: Official Member Pic Thread 3

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by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-26 02:50pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On being 'cool to sa' the N-word and other slurs
Replies: 31
Views: 2982

Re: On being 'cool to sa' the N-word and other slurs

It's not just a matter of identity, though, but the power they can have behind it. The very obvious comparison to make is the n-slur compared with "cracker". Having someone insult your white identity when you live in a white supremacist society with a long history of stark white supremacy isn't goin...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-26 02:19pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On being 'cool to sa' the N-word and other slurs
Replies: 31
Views: 2982

Re: On being 'cool to sa' the N-word and other slurs

Have you considered that slurs and insults have the same affect on you because you aren't in any position where slurs are used as tools to harm and oppress you, and that this is probably not the case for everyone else?
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-22 10:53pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Are there any Magical BOY Anime?
Replies: 12
Views: 1974

Re: Are there any Magical BOY Anime?

No, there's a very distinct difference between characters made for heterosexual male gaze and characters made for female identification. Sure, characters of the former variety can be squinted at and molded into something you can pretend is the latter because you're so starving for something of that ...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-21 12:05pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Illinois next state to go fabulous
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Illinois next state to go fabulous

I dunno I think those of us for whom these decisions and potential social effects have significant impact on our lives probably had some idea of how this could be something to pay attention to. But yeah those of you who tune in just for the fun of seeing the Other Team lose are important too I guess...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-20 02:42pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Are there any Magical BOY Anime?
Replies: 12
Views: 1974

Re: Are there any Magical BOY Anime?

Are you just looking for the superficial trappings or what? Because at its core, the magical girl genre is made to give girls an empowering and affirming story with characters like themselves in a medium full of material aimed at boys and a society that devalues and punishes femininity (while simult...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-19 01:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Six tons of illegal ivory to be crushed
Replies: 75
Views: 4070

Re: Six tons of illegal ivory to be crushed

Also, the idea that pigs are unable to live outside of domestication is kind of disproven by the fact that domesticated pigs turned feral can become invasive species. Edit: This is more for the idea that pig slaughter farming may need to be rethought rather than the idea that elephant slaughter farm...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-18 12:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues
Replies: 85
Views: 4895

Re: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues

The problem with your reasoning is it becomes essentially circular and unfalsifiable, ie. it is not a scientific theory but rather a quasi-religious belief. You had a plausible mechanism (unspoken or even unintentional racism keeps non-whites in a worse social position and prevents them from achiev...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-17 02:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues
Replies: 85
Views: 4895

Re: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues

"Mestizo Mexicans are genetically closer to anglo Americans thus it is inconceivable that they could be treated worse by racism than east Asian people" This concept manages to be one of the most dramatic misunderstandings of how racism works I've ever read and is actually fairly impressive. I mean, ...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-15 10:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues
Replies: 85
Views: 4895

Re: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues

Ralin, and anyone else who posits that True Equality means treating everyone "equally" in the most naïve sense, I'd suggest you look up the writings Iris Marion Young. She has a lot of work specifically on this subject and can probably explain it a lot better than I can.
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-15 04:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues
Replies: 85
Views: 4895

Re: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues

Damn straight oppressed voices should be given extended priority. Even ignoring how the oppressed people tend to have insight, perspectives, and experiences that others don't and thus have more to offer in a lot of topics, the privileged viewpoint is the one shown everywhere and treated as the true ...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-15 03:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US Constitutional Amendments I'd propose
Replies: 89
Views: 4581

Re: US Constitutional Amendments I'd propose

No, it has to be scrapped altogether. The public needs to know. Especially if it causes past victims to come to light. Especially in cases of rape where we often find that other victims kept quiet but will come forward once they know the offender is in custody or faces trial. On the other hand, sup...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-14 10:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Salvation Army says Gays should die
Replies: 14
Views: 2260

Re: Salvation Army says Gays should die

It's not just a theoretical thing. The Salvation Army has actually killed people out of bigotry before: for example the trans woman they kicked out of their shelter because they saw her as a man invading women's space and who died from exposure that night.
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-14 09:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues
Replies: 85
Views: 4895

Re: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues

Do you think everyone has the same access to the Internet and free time to do it? Has the same instinctive mindset to immediately look up candidates online? Is able to find sufficient information (everything google finds now is either related to this news story or is his own website. remember, loca...
by Grandmaster Jogurt
2013-11-14 09:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues
Replies: 85
Views: 4895

Re: Incumbents lose, fallout ensues

Treating everyone equally in a system that invisibly privileges the oppressor as the default and correct while pretending it's just an unbiased standpoint ends up not only perpetuating existing bigotries but solidifies them by removing any ability to examine them openly. So no, "treating everyone e...