The 5 Most Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism
Warning, do not read around anything both extremely valuable and breakable.
Oooooh, man. The number of times I covered my face while reading this was…. ugh too many times. I had to go get eyedrops from staring in wide eyed horror for so long at my screen.
"Slavery was once a right. Now-outdated notions of privacy and property allowed marital rape as a right. But the costs of those rights were the violation of others rights, and we reached a point as a society (through much debate, struggle, blood, sweat, tears, and more) where we decided that protecting rights like slavery and marital rape was no longer worth the damage they inflicted. Alcohol was a right, then it wasn’t, and then it was again because prohibiting drinking caused more trouble than we were able to tolerate. However, when the right returned it did not go unchecked. This is how we negotiate rights in a democracy."
— Guns Are a Right, Yes—But Do They Have To Be? (via smdxn)