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Response to opiate69 (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:16 PM

47. Evidence to the contrary is already there

One way to quickly spot a pseudo-intellectual is when they start labeling their ideas as "theory" in an attempt to gain more credibility than they deserve. You see this with creationists. In the world of science a theory is a model which describes something in nature and stands up to empirical testing. The central theme of rad-fem "theory" is that the "patriarchy" contributes to "rape culture" through the sexualization of women, and what better way to sexualize women than through porn? So the Dworkites claimed, based on this "theory" that the proliferation of porn would lead to increased incidence of rape. The problem was that the exact opposite happened. Porn proliferated while rape decreased. You have some right here on DU which flatly deny that the incidence of rape has decreased, even though it flies in the face of every criminologist in America (evidently they are simply tools of the "patriarchy". But you can hardly blame them because if they admit that Dworkin and her minions were wrong, then it naturally follows that rad-fem "theory" is also fatally flawed. That's what happens when your ideology trumps basic facts and reason.

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