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May 2011
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If these sorts of things don't horrify you...then I'm not sure I can ever wrap my brain around your way of thinking.

I cannot see this sort of thing as anything but a way for petty people to make themselves feel good by controlling other people, at the expense of those other people. If that's not firmly into evil, I'm not sure what is.

This sort of thing is why I worry about religious power, particularly the self-righteous variety.

Current Mood: distresseddisturbed
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Interesting response. I honestly don't think the right is aware that there are horror stories on the left. I think they are either naïve or generally prefer to see victims as "people with a victim mentality." The more stories, the better. To reveal the horror their interference in people's lives causes.

There's no more reason to violate these women's privacy by requiring specifics about their identity, IMO, than there is to reveal the name of a rape victim in the press. On the other hand, the pharmacists ought to be named. And the towns. I was happy to see WalMart was specifically named, but that specificity doesn't go nearly far enough.

I don't see "horror stories" like this as sinking to the level of the pseudo-moralists' tactics at all--rather, getting in the ring and actually fighting. I think it needs to happen more. People need to know that real people are suffering--and in some cases dying--because of sanctimonious control freaks.

Maybe my expectations as to anonymity are too obviously shaped by reading women's magazines. I just can't see it the way you present it.

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I don't actually disagree with what you're saying, I guess as a writer I have issues with the lurid way those stories are often presented. It gains the tone of a campfire story or one of those stupid urban legends people are always passing around through email.

Maybe I just think crappy storytelling trivializes the issue. I'm open to the possibility that I'm merely neurotic.