Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
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Weakness

I just had my professor stop me from verbally attacking another student.

She is a Russian immigrant student, in her forties, who was insisting that she believed that men deserved more money than women, that men should in fact dominate all aspects of a woman's life.

I wanted to tear her fucking head off.

When pressed, she could not support her beliefs, only repeat them with different vocabulary.

My professor stopped me, saying that she has the right to her beliefs, to which I responded that she had the right to defensible beliefs. It is like what Harlan Ellison said, you do not have the right to your opinion, you have the right to your informed opinion.

This sort of unthinking acceptance that irks me more than anything...
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