Author Topic: #MeToo and The Morality of Forgiveness  (Read 71 times)

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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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Re: #MeToo and The Morality of Forgiveness
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:16:30 pm »
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The very sorts of people who claim to believe in rehabilitation in prison, who support halfway houses and needle exchanges and safe-injection sites who believe, in other words, in second and third chances and that the human animal can change himself for the better appear to have no compunction in throwing a man accused of sexual wrongdoing to the wolves, forever.

What Blatchford seems to miss is that sexually assaulting women is far worse than someone doing drugs, or some other petty crime.  Why haven't I ever seen Blatchford preach forgiveness about any other crimes?  Why does she have sympathy for sexual predators, but is all about "being tough on crime" in every other case I have ever heard of?

One thing that many people do miss in the "metoo" movement is the scale of atrociousness.  People who do make a mistake are often lumped in with Cosby.  That's unfair.  But Blatchford defending Gomeshi is beyond the pale...  Blatchford is a blatant hypocrite.