Modern convenience apparently comes with a bit more of a price tag than we (mostly) thought. It seems that extremophiles (those critters that can survive damn near anything) may be alive and well in a few of the common appliances that most of us have […]
Crusading for the welfare of children is generally quite commendable. Sadly with the age we live in even the most commendable fights can have a sordid and horrid atmosphere regardless of your mission.
Then again, the logic used by some groups is already flawed, so it doesn’t exactly surprise people when the argument is poor as could be. A blog post on the website Age of Autism is just one of these examples. Honestly when compared to the original version, I suppose it is a step up.
The original article was laced with rape jokes and other wonderful ponderings of what should only be described as a madman. Normally when one’s only recourse to posing their side of a debate or an argument is utilizing such vile acts, it’s not exactly lined up nicely with a solid point.
J.B. Handley, the founder of Generation Rescue, the anti-vaccine group that actress Jenny McCarthy helps promote, sent an essay title” “Paul Offit Rapes (intellectually) Amy Wallace and Wired Magazine.” In it, he implied that Offit had slipped me a date rape drug. “The roofie cocktails at Paul Offit’s house must be damn good,” he wrote. Later, he sent a revised version that omitted rape and replaced it with the image of me drinking Offit’s Kool-aid. That one was later posted at the anti-vaccine blog Age of Autism. You can read that blog here
Repost from Here. The article being referred to is written by a female (article found here), which is apparently a fact that lends itself to the recourse mentioned above . Really, there is no better way to make your point that invoking rape comparisons when your arguing with a well-read woman.
Who needs things like ‘facts’ after all?
While, sure this post is a mere musing of my opinion, it’s also my opinion that rape comparisons logically should not be used as a defense against ‘the other side’. Experience can tell one that it’s usually a sign that your side of an argument is very, very flawed.
More great articles on this (updated as I find them, there’s a lot of crap to wade through):