This morning (29th July 2014) I posted three tweets together, making a simple logical point. It seemed barely plausible that such an obvious point needed making, but the subsequent tsunami (as one …
I’m posting Dr. Dawkins’ response to the Twitter backlash he received yesterday in response to all of the Dawkins hate on my newsfeed, by otherwise respectable blogs, this morning.
Again, I’d like to point out that I believe any and all rape is horrible and it shouldn’t be quantified or qualified or anything. Pedophelia is also horrible and it too should not be put into categories of bad/worse.
I like and respect Richard Dawkins, I don’t necessarily agree with what he’s saying here but he has the right to say it without people jumping down his throat. As I said, I don’t agree with him but I understand where he’s coming from. He was inappropriately touched as a child and I wasn’t so I have no right to quantify it, but he can. He can say that his experience is not as bad as some and could have been worse than others.
As for the rape bit, I think all manner of rape is abhorrent but I haven’t been raped so I don’t have any right to categorize it in any other manner.