Meredith L. Patterson (maradydd) wrote,
Meredith L. Patterson

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What was that about scope insensitivity again?

I've seen some criticism that the punchline of this:

is disingenuous because criticism of one's clothing choices and sexual assault are incomparable.

This criticism is itself disingenuous because of its gross scope insensitivity. To illustrate, a quick thought experiment:

Would you be okay with a single person saying "I think you shouldn't have worn that shirt" once? Probably.

Would you be okay with hundreds of thousands of strangers telling you over and over again that you shouldn't have worn that shirt, for several days running with no end in sight?

Yeah, didn't think so.

Context matters. Scope is part of context.
Tags: don't do this, someone is wrong on the internet

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