Generalizations

Why Guns Are Not Like Spoons

I. Why Guns are Not Like Spoons “If guns kill people, then spoons make people fat.” That’s a favorite analogy of pro-gun folks to ostensibly make the point that it is bad decisions, and not the inanimate tools themselves that cause undesirable results from the use of the tools. This is a bad analogy, but ...Read more

Why Guns Are Not Like Spoons2018-08-28T23:03:49+00:00

Why That “Transfinancial” Meme is Terrible

I’ve noticed a meme circulating in some of my conservative friends’ social media posts that is clearly intended to mock the plight of transgender people in view of transgender rights being in the news. It goes something like this: "I'm Transfinancial. It means I am a rich person in a poor person's body. Give me ...Read more

Why That “Transfinancial” Meme is Terrible2018-08-28T23:04:11+00:00

Marching, Civil Disobedience, and Looting are All Different Things

We should make an effort to differentiate between marching, civil disobedience, and looting. They are different things, in the same way that admirable policing and excessive force are different things. After all, our arguments are only as strong as our ability to distinguish and analyze facts, instead of lumping generalizations together. To complain about marching, ...Read more

Marching, Civil Disobedience, and Looting are All Different Things2018-08-28T23:04:20+00:00
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