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[ga] Re: On human sexuality and other nonsense
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- Subject: [ga] Re: On human sexuality and other nonsense
- From: "!Dr. Joe Baptista" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 16:15:40 -0500 (EST)
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On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> General reply: The definitions were left *intentionally* vague.
> "I can recognize it when I see it" has been an official ruling of an US
> court (Judge Brown on Pornography, I believe); any attempt at strict
> definition would be an invitation at rules-skirting.
Which US court - what ruling? references?
> One example of slander (IMHO) is referring to someone as "a young man who
> is very uncomfortable with his sexuality". This is completely irrelevant
> any issue at hand.
I disagree. Maybe you should provide a reference so that we can more
fully appreciate the context. This sounds to me like a persons concern
for anothers. The full context may be of better assistance.
> A nice personal attack is this one:
> "he is in fact a villainous liar, cheat, and dispicable wretch, who will
> sodomize and emasculate your cause by sheer association."
I remember this. I felt it was a bit strong and I'm pleased I had the
opportunity to judge it on my own without Names Council sanitation. The
sodomize part was somewhat provocative as I felt it might excite some of
the berkman boys. I didn't want their tenders ears to be exposed to such
racy suggestions. Cairo after all is just around the corner and sodomy
just ain't up allahs alley so i felt the list should refreain from such
> The word "feminazi", if used as a personal characterization, is offensive.
> (I trust that my use of the word here is not taken as offensive by
No - that the politically correct expression - in my opinion - it's a
label and nothing more. The weakness here is falling prey to the value of