Society/Culture Hypocrisy of The Left - part 3

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But don't let the government tell you what you can do in the bedroom...

Paywall, or at least 'make an account to view the article'. I'm not doing that.

Hypocrisy? Kind of, if you squint. It's kind of half way between telling people to wear a condom and criminalising homosexual sex.

Left wing, though?
 

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Paywall, or at least 'make an account to view the article'. I'm not doing that.

Hypocrisy? Kind of, if you squint. It's kind of half way between telling people to wear a condom and criminalising homosexual sex.

Left wing, though?
Scientific health advice apparently counts as left wing these days.
 

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Paywall, or at least 'make an account to view the article'. I'm not doing that.

Hypocrisy? Kind of, if you squint. It's kind of half way between telling people to wear a condom and criminalising homosexual sex.

Left wing, though?
How is the fairly obvious and banal statement that sexual contact could lead to virus transmission halfway between the suggestion to wear a confrom, another fairly obvious and benal statement that sexual contact can lead to disease transmission, and the criminalisation of homosexual sex?
 

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How is the fairly obvious and banal statement that sexual contact could lead to virus transmission halfway between the suggestion to wear a confrom, another fairly obvious and benal statement that sexual contact can lead to disease transmission, and the criminalisation of homosexual sex?
Where is halfway between 3 statements?
 

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How is the fairly obvious and banal statement that sexual contact could lead to virus transmission halfway between the suggestion to wear a confrom, another fairly obvious and benal statement that sexual contact can lead to disease transmission, and the criminalisation of homosexual sex?
Because it's dictating sexual conduct between two consensual partners by a government.
 

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"Dictating"?

How was anything being dictated to anyone? It was just a suggestion.
I have a question. If a state 'suggests' something, are citizens not compelled towards doing it?

I don't disagree with you that this is relatively minor as far as things go. What I am saying is that a state shouldn't be making 'suggestions' about sexual conduct.
 

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I have a question. If a state 'suggests' something, are citizens not compelled towards doing it?

I don't disagree with you that this is relatively minor as far as things go. What I am saying is that a state shouldn't be making 'suggestions' about sexual conduct.
Seriously?

If the state suggest I do something but imposes no consequences upon me if I do not, I am in no way compelled to follow that suggestion if I choose not to.

It is the role of our public health system to make suggestions to the members of the public on a whole manner of issues of health. Sexual health is one of them. It is entirely reasonable for the public health system to promote safer sexual practices.
 

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Seriously?

If the state suggest I do something but imposes no consequences upon me if I do not, I am in no way compelled to follow that suggestion if I choose not to.

It is the role of our public health system to make suggestions to the members of the public on a whole manner of issues of health. Sexual health is one of them. It is entirely reasonable for the public health system to promote safer sexual practices.
Sure.

I really don't know why you're picking this fight with me; I don't disagree with you overly. The post you quoted was me taking an objective, even a preferential position, in favor of the post's position in the interests of arguing whether the post qualifies for this thread. Perhaps take your argument to them instead of me?

Edit: Also, poor form. Your team is actually playing my team. Couldn't we do this later?
 

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Sure.

I really don't know why you're picking this fight with me; I don't disagree with you overly. The post you quoted was me taking an objective, even a preferential position, in favor of the post's position in the interests of arguing whether the post qualifies for this thread. Perhaps take your argument to them instead of me?
I took issue with your comment that the suggestion to wear a mask during sex is anything even remotely akin to the state criminalising homosexuality. Because it isn't. You then asked a question of me that implied you felt that a suggestion from a state was the equivalent to a compulsion from the state. It isn't either. Stop making disagreeable comments and I'll stop disagreeing with them.
 

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I took issue with your comment that the suggestion to wear a mask during sex is anything even remotely akin to the state criminalising homosexuality. Because it isn't. You then asked a question of me that implied you felt that a suggestion from a state was the equivalent to a compulsion from the state. It isn't either. Stop making disagreeable comments and I'll stop disagreeing with them.
I still really think your argument is with them rather than with me, but you do you I suppose.
 

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