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Re: [ga] Re: On human sexuality and other nonsense

Joe and all,

  I believe Harald was referring to the Larry Flint 1st amendment case.
Unfortunate for Harald in this context, Larry Fling and Hustler Mag.
won that case.

!Dr. Joe Baptista wrote:

> 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
> > to
> > 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
> sexual references.
> > 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
> > anyone..)
> 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
> the word.
> Regards
> Joe


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