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Think someone is creepy if you want, but don't assume they have no respect for life or are pro rape just because you don't like their taste in porn.Based on my experience at anime clubs/cons, everyone I've ever met who was into that stuff was a bad person, inside and out. It's not a definite sign of someone's internal thoughts, but nonetheless a person's outward tastes are an indication of their internal thought processes in some manner.
Think someone is creepy if you want, but don't assume they have no respect for life or are pro rape just because you don't like their taste in porn.
I just find the argument of "he likes violent porn so he must be a violent maniac" argument to be very similar to the "he likes violent games so he must be a violent maniac" argument.
Then again, I suppose I'm no worse than the trauma teams that would have to see this stuff in real life.
I just find the argument of "he likes violent porn so he must be a violent maniac" argument to be very similar to the "he likes violent games so he must be a violent maniac" argument.I make the easier argument of "he likes violent porn, so he's likely a shitty person with whom I'm not going to associate."
Then again, I suppose I'm no worse than the trauma teams that would have to see this stuff in real life.Remember: Robocop was pretty damn violent, yet there were toys and other media for the franchise aimed at 8-11 year old boys. Society seems to have assumed that those kids were fans of Robocop (and they were by and large). ;^)
Why is the recurring theme of Forum Flame Wars this week rape? We couldn't have chosen something less charged to fight over, like abortion, or the death penalty?
Also, I don't understand people who can't empathize at fictional situations. This is the thing that allows me to cry at poignant animation.With the manga creeps, that may not be a real child, but it represents the idea of a child. How can someone completely separate the symbolic from the real in terms of feelings?
But Greg, it's just evidence of the patriarchal rape culture. *trollface**
@Dragonmaster LouI don't think that means much is wrong with you, I think it is more like being a doctor who has to keep detached at injuries.Not everyone has the same reaction to things. Some people cry and are upset easily, some people are more even-keeled. I think that being able to look at injuries without freaking out is totally different than wanking to the idea of someone's death.
I conjecture that at least one, if not more, of the FRC Forumites are sexually aroused by heated discussion.
I wouldn't say sexually.
I have a hypothesis I've mulled over for a long time.1. Scary socially awkward dudes are scary and socially awkward.2. They have no luck with women, leading to resentment.3. Relying on copious masturbation, they become increasingly spiteful, and this is reflected in their choice of pornography (i.e., a sort of revenge fantasy).4. Feedback loop, coupled with a media industry to support said loop.
It's perfectly reasonable (and often by far the most sensible course of action) to choose not to associate with people based on their tastes.However, one should be very wary of psychoanalysis, especially one's own psychoanalysis of others. It's a useful shortcut, but it hardly justifies a conclusion that someone is "broken" or a "bad person". There are all too many biases that one is vulnerable to in one's judgement of others. Also, in cases where this is actually a mental health issue, then that's all the more reason to react less harshly to such behaviours, not more. As much as we've progressed, treatment of mentally ill persons remains seriously regressive; even though "get therapy" is a lot better than "get over it", compassion is still very much in order.