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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:29 PM

2. C'mon-- it's not that much of a stretch to...

think some guy pointing to a site promoting prostitution might have some thoughts about shutting down the local police "Johns Page" before his boss, wife, and brother-in-law see him on it.

But, making the accusation is a little out of line since we don't know, can't prove it, and it doesn't matter anyway-- perfect example of Aristotle's original ad hominem. Don't we hide things like that around here?

(Oops! Sorry, it's only some accusations we hide around here.)

This moral equivalence thing, though... Admittedly, if you think whores are some sort of immoral creatures, then one has to assume whoremongers would also be immoral. In that case, accusing a male of advocating prostitution without any evidence would be mysandry as sure as accusing a woman of being a whore without any evidence would be mysogyny.

But, what if one doesn't see anything wrong with prostitution of and by itself? Is "whore" then simply a generic insult for someone who does something for money, not love? In that case, accusing someone of being a whoremonger makes no sense at all.

In this particular case, though, just one side is drawn and it is once again the sound and fury signifying nothing.

(BTW, that site does address trafficking, sex slavery, and other such nasty things and seems to think they are bad when they happen, but doesn't think they happen as much as TPTB says it does. And to the extent it does, legalizing it will clean up most of the problems.)

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