I recently received a ping-back on my article On First Philosophy. That means that someone linked to it in another article. I followed it back to a blog called Band of Halves. The article was Rants of a Law Student of Color #1. The writer, Kulsoom Khalid Ijaz, states that she is the daughter of a Pakistani immigrant to the US. She is apparently a law student and a social justice warrior who finds offense around every corner. What she doesn’t seem to realize is that her definition of racism also paints her as a racist (unless she is one of those who believe that hating white people is not racism). Her definition is full of logical fallacies and is based on a false premise. This is my response.
Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that persons below a specified age or who suffer from certain mental deficiencies are incapable of providing consent. These laws make it illegal for adults to coerce children into having sex. Unfortunately they fail to protect boys who impregnate their rapists.Read More