Aug 20, 2014
commented on Will the Pepper-Spraying Westlake Security Guard Be Punished?
Not law enforcement. Security guards protect the client property and enforce their policies with no authority beyond the ability to declare someone a trespasser and take steps to remove them from the property. This use of pepper spray absent a self-defense situation is clear assault and battery, and the guard should be charged.
Jul 14, 2014
commented on Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment
So this person (A) presents with the name Dylan Paul and (B) cultivates an ambiguous appearance, then gets offended when someone laughs at being corrected? Then accosts the customer 4 days later demanding a personal apology? Then when the customer says "man" it's the employee who's being harassed? You know what's ruder than not selecting a person's chosen gender? Demanding personal apologies for unintended slights. People in the service industry are fired for being rude to customers all the time, and this is a not unreasonable example of it.
May 9, 2014
commented on If You Believe Abortion Is a Right, You Need to Stop Telling Women How and When They Should Get Abortions
It is wholly viable as a philosophical position and a personal policy to support abortion rights on the premise that a woman has the right to make her own decision as to whether she wants to have a fetus in her body from a pure body-ownership perspective, while also finding abortion disgusting and horrible, and seeing a video like this where she celebrates the decision as a critical failure of character. All I have to be to be a "good ally" for abortion rights is to say "I support abortion rights" and factor that into my voting patterns. I am not required to like abortion, or pretend that it's not vile.