Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Karl Kluge (
07 Sep 1996 19:20:11 -0400

In article <50nier$> (Bryant) writes:

In article <50na4j$>, Susan <> wrote:
> Look at homosexuality. If it turns out that there is a biological
>component to it, that will make it much more acceptable for some people,
>who would otherwise condemn it if it seen as a "lifestyle choice."
>"Well, they had no choice." Do you really find it far-fetched to think
>that at least some people will buy the same argument about rape?

Unlike homosexuality, rapists pose a threat to the community (a serial
rapist has been attacking women in my neighborhood in the student ghetto
for over a month, now, so the issue's on my mind). Threats to the
community, and people who seriously harm others, cannot be forgiven or
let to roam free based on their "urges."

Not to mention that the comparison of homosexuals with rapists was
intrinsically offensive...