Now, yeah, it's a flame war. Flame wars get ugly.
But I have to say that this is absolutely, horrifically vile.
Nine Deuce on exactly why people lose their jobs for being kinky (aren't we glad we've got her to tell us)?
Stop comparing your situation to the plight of homosexuals. And stop comparing my arguments to those of asshole homophobes. There is something to the idea that M/f BDSM fetishizes women’s oppression, and you aren’t going to take attention from that by setting up a false and easily discredited analogy.
Why are people getting fired for being into BDSM? Ever heard of sexual harassment? Talking about sex at work isn’t cool, whether you’re straight, gay, into BDSM, or celibate. It’s just not appropriate. And to be honest, if I were a parent, I’d be concerned if my child’s other parent were into BDSM because I wouldn’t want my child exposed to it. It’s absolutely ridiculous to think you ought to have the right to normalize that kind of behavior in front of children who haven’t got the critical thinking abilities to understand what’s going on.
We all know that the vast majority of child molesters are straight men, which has been shown in study after study. I’m asking the questions about BDSM because what I’ve seen on a lot of websites amounts to serious emotional and physical abuse, and because I have, whatever you guys want to claim to the contrary, read women’s writings about being upset and frightened by the treatment they receive. The fact that I’m not yet convinced that what you’re into is cool and meshes with feminism doesn’t make me dishonest, it just means that I’ve yet to be convinced that black is white and up is down.
Wow. Wow. So... kinky people get fired because they sexually harass their co-workers.
I'll be sure to ask my boss exactly how turning in the reports is sexual harassment.
You know, there's a reason I go by "Trinity" and such online. There's a reason only a small handful of people know my real name.
News flash: It's not because I like the names.
"Go kill yourself" was a rhetorical flourish. What's this one?
And done with this person, I think. That kind of cruelty doesn't come from people who are worth talking to.