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Richard Dawkins
Some states, e.g. "pregnant", are all-or-none, no intermediates. But sexual abuse has shades of grey, from violent buggery to mild touching.
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Capitan America 23 Dec 12
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from a physical standpoint.. Hard to measure mental/emotional affect? Different from 1 victim to the next, still a violation
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Kriszta Kezia V 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
just leave it already... not to mention there should be trigger warning
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Echypardious 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
'Mild touching' as you quaintly call it, still leaves victims traumatised for many years. Come on man, educate yourself.
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Steve Fx ©2017 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
agreed. trouble is a lot of people can't deal with grey - they only see black or white (not unlike newspaper headlines)
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Nicholas Morrissey 23 Dec 12
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violation is violation. be careful about deciding what others should feel. not sure why you are on this kick lately
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Becky Δ 23 Dec 12
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Sexual assault is sexual assault, period. There's no need to categorize it. You just piss off/hurt survivors.
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Sandy Tait 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
My old headmaster served 3 years for "inappropriate touching" but the local papers called him a "rapist".
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Andy Hinton 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
Substantively probably true, but not sure "mild" is a good word to use in this context - somewhat inflammatory!
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i_am_peevee 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
research suggests that long term emotional abuse (of whatever hue) is more damaging than sporadic physical or sexual abuse
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Fran 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
"Mild touching" might be better phrased as "Offensive touching".
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Steve Fx ©2017 23 Dec 12
Replying to @bitgit @RichardDawkins
also doesn't help; if someone's got pure white surrounds, then any kinda grey looks black (and vice versa)
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Rae Webster 23 Dec 12
Don't be silly. Everyone understood what he meant.
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Sunili 23 Dec 12
WTF is wrong with ? Sexual abuse has "shades of grey"? (ping )
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Nitin Kapoor 23 Dec 12
Replying to @RichardDawkins
you are talking Logic where everyone only knows Emotions
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Echypardious 23 Dec 12
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