"Honestly, I have more sympathy for a non-human animal than an unborn human. They are conscious, they are experiencing pain and fear. But that's not even my point. Murder victims aren't being punished either, for the most part."
"Yes there is. Not punishing the foetus, since it hasn't done anything wrong.
What has the foetus done to deserve destruction?
Animals that are killed in the shelter are not being punished. Animals in a slaughterhouse are not being punished.…"
"There have been loads of studies on this. Just look it up. When it comes to personality traits, the trend seems to be that people say they want opposites, but they choose someone similar to themselves.
Though when it comes to genes, opposites are…"
"If we're going to ignore any actual examples of such situations, I don't see why arbitrary societal standards should interfere with others, given that they aren't harming anything. If they are actually causing a problem, and it's…"
"I find it easier to strictly avoid all animal products all the time, at least in the long run. When I make exceptions, I end up eating nothing but exceptions. And when I tell myself I don't eat that thing, there's no debate. I just stop…"
"Only 45? I have 282 on my to-read list, but that doesn't include most of the books I own but haven't read. Probably another 200.
I highly doubt I will ever catch up, but I'm not going to avoid finding new good book because of…"
"Letters from a Lost Uncle by Mervyn Peake is the best children's book I've ever read. I never read it as a kid unfortunately, and it doesn't actually sound like anything they would be interested in, but it's seriously amazing.
"Ideally, I would walk into the wilderness, sit down, calmly wait for death, and then be thoroughly devoured by wild animals. I highly doubt I would ever be able to do that though. Realistically, I would have to slit my wrists/throat, as that would…"
"One of my favorite books is Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner. It's about a woman defies her family's expectations by never marrying, then running away to a little town to become a witch. Despite that description, it's not…"