Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Quote of the Day

"'He signed up for it' is the phrase that excuses all sins...As though making sure everyone is in it consensually is the sum total of our moral, ethical, and aesthetic obligations to humanity." ~~Richard Rushfield


(The comment was made in reference to the entertainment industry, in the context of an article lambasting the "celebrity roasts" on Comedy Central; but I think it's more broadly applicable than that. Just because your victim agrees to their abuse--under whatever duress--the perpetrator should in no way be held less culpable for their actions. That holds true in any context.)

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