I can't tolerate you any longer. You don't even have the good manners to properly use the quote function.fooloso4 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:26 pm Vegetariantaxidermy:
I’ll ask you again, how much further would it have had to go before it “remotely resembles genuine rape”?Btw, not a single one of the salemwitchhysteria allegations remotely resembles genuine rape, assault or abuse.
There's nothing about rape there.
The allegation is that he pushed her onto the bed, forcibly kissing her and trying to pull down the crotch of her tights, and pulled out a condom, at which point she escaped.
Krauss does not deny that this happened but claims it was consensual. Whatever the truth of the matter is, it should not be dismissed by claiming that "the 'allegations' are beyond pathetic, even if it is true". Or do you think such behavior, if true, is acceptable?
I assume you mean that if you are wrong and he did grab her. If he did it then I see no reason why she should not have complained. Now it may be you would not have said anything. It may even be that you enjoy being groped by strangers or perhaps by “some of the greatest scientific minds and educators in the world”, but that does not mean that someone who does not wish to be groped should just shut up and put up with such behavior.I'm pretty sure he didn't 'grab a woman's sacred breast' but does it really warrant destroying someone's life over?
One thing seems certain, as long as such behavior is ignored or winked at or shrugged at it will continue. Universities have standards of behavior. Krauss is not exempt from those standards. Both public and private institutions have codes of ethics. Do you take issue with there being a code of ethics? Do you take issue with particular policies? Krauss was or at least should have been aware of the university’s policies. He violated them. Violation can be cause for dismissal. Rather than defend himself against the charges he resigned.
Go away yank, until you have learnt to think for yourself.
ps. I do hope all those philosophers you like to quote had impeccable characters and no sexual urges.