Posts by Craig Young

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  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Descriptive differences. What we call bogans, they call chavs as they manifest many of the same characteristics.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 435 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Er, except Britain doesn't have bogans, it has chavs. Some of whom are gay, apparently, but then Britain is a very stratified society.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 435 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: What I learned in Class: Should…,

    Hmmm. Dunno if that characterisation of Hall's approach to subcultures is correct. Hall allowed for them to have a fair degree of social agency and creative independence. Anyhow, I'm from working-class origins, albeit ChCh (Riccarton, to be precise). I've known gay bogans who like metal, wear their hair long, smoke weed and regard same-sex marriage as a non issue 'cause it gets in the way of their having lots of sex. There are even bogan drag queens in Oz.

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  • Polity: Gay marriage, weed, and death…, in reply to Moz,

    Here, this might help. In Canada, the Bountiful case upheld Section 293 of the Canadian Criminal Code, which bans polygamy. However, its presiding Justice, Robert Bauman, distinguished polygamy from polyamory, which he didn't regard as illegal. Here's a link.

    eference re Section 293 of the Canadian Criminal Code: 2011 British Columbia Supreme Court 1588 CanLii: http://canlii.ca/en/bc/bcsc/ doc/2011/2011bcsc1588/ 2011bcsc1588.html

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 435 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Gay marriage, weed, and death…, in reply to Moz,

    Moz, I do intend to eventually gladly campaign for polyamorous spousal rights for bisexuals, although I suspect given what happened in the case of monogamous gay marriage equality and same-sex parenting, it'll take about ten to fifteen years to develop a sufficient head of steam with affirmative articles in pediatrics and developmental psychology journals. As I would if parthenogenesis ever becomes feasible, and I'm in favour of an infant intersex "remedial" surgery ban similar to the one that Malta recently enacted.

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  • Polity: Gay marriage, weed, and death…, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Unfortunately, the United Kingdom and almost all the jurisdictions within Australia directly include gender identity within antidiscrimination legislation, as do most Canadian provinces. Canada does not do so at the federal level, nor does New Zealand. And the Key administration refuses to do so.

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  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health,

    And insofar as viability goes, one crucial point could be the development of alveoli within the lungs, which doesn't take place until past the twentieth week of pregnancy. According to NZ stats, that's long after most New Zealand women have abortions. In the case of severe and lethal fetal anomalies, that essential physiological development might not be there, or there may be other factors such as the absence or lethal impairment of specific bodily organs such as the brain, heart, liver, kidneys et al in utero.

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  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    Certainly yes, but a very large subset. Much of the remainder, at least in New Zealand seems to consist of conservative evangelical/fundamentalist Protestants. And there are some undeniable denominational tensions between the two factions, which adversely affects the viability of the NZ anti-abortion movement.

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  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health,

    That, and they make up mendacious factoids about condom and contraceptive reliability and safety. Anything to assist straight guys out of behaving in a responsible manner and assisting their partner in postponing pregnancy or childbearing unless women actively want that.

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  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    Yes, except they don't believe in contraception either. Emergency contraception is "verboten" because it is an 'abortifacient' and all other forms of contraception, whether barrier or pharmaceutical are forbidden to conservative Catholic anti-abortionists because they abide by Humanae Vitae (1967). Mind you, that's conservative Catholics. There's a wonderful Catholic feminist pro-choice dissident group called Catholics for Choice: http://www.catholicsforchoice.org

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