Offtopic: Is there some sort of expletive on the 'Add Reply' page? Since my uni resnet frequently blocks it...especially if I quote someone.
My question with regards those US sex trials is...how the hell can there be any sort of proving? Surely if the couples were consensual, and I assume they were, as opposed to a wanker golddigging off a fake-rape trial) then the other person wouldn't file a complaint?
If that is so, how can there be any sort of testimony against them? The police can prove nothing. All both sexual parties have to do is deny the whole thing. On what grounds could the police come over and arrest you on suspicion of commiting homosexual intercourse? It just...it staggers me.
"Did you do this guy up the ass?"
"Did he do you up the ass?"
"You're fired, Detective Inspector."
1) I do not believe Western culture and ideals should be enforced on non-Westerners. If they want to keep Arab culture purely Arab, then that's absolutely fine. I'd much rather Western culture keep to itself, and Arab culture stop interfering with ours, too. Interlopers into a culture should, if they intend to live there, adhere to the values of that culture. I have never, ever said contrary, so I'm not being hypocritical in any way.
yeah, yeah, ok then, tomorrow we're making you get a skinhead to preserve our british culture. This is a government telling you how you can have your fucking hair and you think it's all OK because they're preserving culture?! Culture is a load of fucking shit because it changes with every generation. If it's influenced by western cultures then so the hell what.
I never said it was OK. It's up to them, at the end of the day. I am an advocate of personal freedoms, but it's not my place to say 'zomg this is wrong' to another nation. I don't have to live under their laws, so so what?
But my point is, if I were to go live in India or somewhere like that, I'd be expected to conform to their laws and their ways of doing stuff. If that includes a public dress code, I should respect that, whether I agree with it or not. I'm an interloper into their culture. What would give me the right to force it on them? If they want their culture to change, that's up to them.
And what about the schools in the UK and the US that forbid certain haircuts, piercings etc? Or have to wear uniforms? How is that any bloody different?
doesn't make it right.
Never said it did. But the principle is the same. All this bleating about what Iranians can do? Yep, well it's basically the same deal as the bullshit that goes on in schools. So, who's the hypocrite now, Darkskul?
And those schools aren't public ones, at least not around here. I can't speak for other areas, but I know the Public schools aren't allowed to enforce things like that. If you so choose to go to a school that has that dress codes, good for you.
Now hang on a minute. I didn't CHOOSE jack shit. Every school in England (well, I say 'every', but it's nearer 90%) of schools has uniform dress code. Rest of Europe doesn't, most of America doesn't. We do. For some reason. It makes no sense.
Edited by Paradox, 02 May 2007 - 09:47 AM.