AI: Enlightened Bullies
Most people we tend to argue with on the internet regarding LGBTQ* rights os women rights present just about the same arguments everyone else does. Most of us are sort of trained to deal with the most common and fundamental fallacies there are, being able to put and end to the discussion – be it because the other person accepted your point of view or, with certain types of individuals, because one of the parties realizes how pointless it would be to carry on.
Once in a while, though, your opponent is someone enlightened, smart, perhaps someone you trust, someone that is an ally in almost every sense, but disagrees on a key issue – like gay marriage or legalizing abortion – and that person somehow makes sense in their logic, weren’t it for the fact such logic works against human rights.
How do you deal when people you know to be better than that show prejudiced behaviour? When that behaviour is based on a strong and logical foundation, how do you deconstruct it?
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