PhotosGuy wrote in post #18613679
I didn't say that you couldn't have an opinion. I suggested that you go away & take that particular one with you.
In this case maybe the opinion is not strictly a "political" matter, it is, apparently in david's mind, a human rights matter. I think.
Human rights, specifically womens rights, have been front and center "politically" in the good ole USA. Meanwhile Boko Haram, a heavily armed group in David's part of the world is perpetrating the most savage attacks on juvinile women possibly in the history of mankind. In that context, it is difficult or impossible to separate the imagery of a rifle designed to kill humans with the disgusting acts of the people wielding such mechanized power hold over innocent girls.
Likewise, in that context, do we relegate the subject opinion to politics? Should the rape and human trafficking that is clearly made possible (in any location) at the end of a gun be relegated to politics? Or do we put these massive problems above the realm of partisan bickering?
I get the American GI nostalgia pin up stuff. I do.
I also get the insanely serious and deadly nature of what is happening in other parts of the world.
Drawing some kind of tenuous parallel between expressing an opinion of what effing clothes someone should or shouldn't wear is myopic as hell and totally out of context to what is bothering David.
Probably. I don't want to put words in anyone's mouth.
That said, I understand this forum isn't necessarily a democracy. The distinction is left to the powers that be and I'm okay with that.
If anyone wants my opinion, lol, as I said before, I'd rather have an open forum where Piss Christ, or religious imagery can be posted alongside other provocative images and all be discussed without harassment of the people posting such images.
Alas, we are representitive of our imperfect world.
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