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Monday, July 20, 2015

Sociology Today: New Concepts Of Equal Rights

According to University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who ‘Identify as Real Vampires’, we must cease discriminating against vampires. Well, not quite vampires, but rather people who claim to be vampires. Excerpt from the link:
Sociology researchers are now insisting that we as a society start accepting people who choose to “identify as real vampires” — so that they can be open about the fact that they’re vampires without having to worry about facing discrimination from people who might think that that’s weird.
The study, titled “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals” was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles.

“Most vampires believe they were born that way; they don’t choose this,” said Dr. D. J. Williams, the study’s lead researcher and the director of sociology at Idaho State.

The study is based on the experiences of eleven “real” vampires — which, by the way, are different from “lifestyle vampires.”...

[...]

Williams explained that no one should be bothered by a person wanting to drink another person’s blood because “it is generally expected within the community that vampires should act ethically and responsibly in feeding practices,” and it’s not their blood-drinking that’s the real problem here — it’s the fact that they have to worry that other people will judge them for their blood-drinking....
Read the rest HERE.

What other new "rights" are awaiting "discovery" in this Age of Absurdity?

30 comments:

  1. If I were a human "tick" I wouldn't want people discriminating against me, either. Let me suck their blood and spread my Lyme disease in peace!

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  2. I can't muster the mental bandwidth to care about someone who's watched/read too much Twilight.

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  3. It is a sign of the times when a legitimate news story is indistinguishable from an article in The Onion.

    We are being trolled by reality.

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    1. SF,
      Spot-on comment!

      In the immortal words of Mark Twain:

      Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

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    2. My favorite (apocryphal) Twain Quote (perhaps Lawrence Peters is the real author):

      "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."

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  4. ON TOPIC:

    "What other new "rights" are awaiting "discovery" in this Age of Absurdity?"

    Well, the field seems to be wide open! It wouldn't bother me if some, on the Left, would like to be a cadaver!

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  5. "Research led by D.J. Williams, director of social work at Idaho State University, indicated that people who identify themselves as “real” vampires – that is, needing others’ blood to gain energy – would not disclose their practices to those in the helping professions and risk reactions like ridicule, disgust and possible diagnosis of a mental illness."

    The ridicule and disgust would be inappropriate for a qualified professional.
    Can't really say the same about "diagnosis of mental illness".

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  6. I'm with SF: I thought this was a joke.

    “Most vampires believe they were born that way; they don’t choose this,”
    Do any of YOU know anybody drinking blood? Or even ever heard of someone in 'real life'?
    “it is generally expected within the community that vampires should act ethically and responsibly in feeding practices,” and it’s not their blood-drinking that’s the real problem here — it’s the fact that they have to worry that other people will judge them for their blood-drinking....":
    OK...this is a JOKE, right?

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  7. It had to happen ... one group says, "I want to suck your blood." and the other says, "I want to suck your . . . . . ."

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  8. Admittedly COMPLETELY off topic, but wanted to share this with you , AOW...I found it so important.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blast-hits-turkish-town-near-syria-border-injuries-095150668.html
    Make sure you read why this group that was killed was meeting....good stuff.
    I saw your comment at Lisa's about Islam and we need to remember that even faithful muslims either don't know what their koran says or don't approve of it.

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    1. Z,
      I said what I said because of the Islamic texts. I'm not sure that Muslims who don't know what the texts say or who don't approve of those texts can be called "faithful mislims." But that's a discussion for another day.

      Will read the link as soon as I can get it to load.

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    2. Hi, yes it is a discussion for another day...and we've had it before, too! I'll leave you with a reminder of folks like Zuhdi Jasser....who I KNOW you know of and that you know his stances.
      BUt, sorry to be SO Off Topic....I'm sure this'll come up again soon!
      have a great day.

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    3. Z,
      Sorry about the delay in getting your comment posted. I'm in comment moderation for a little while today.

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    4. Your link reminds us that one of the first targets are the normal, moderate people who have the most welcoming and flexible attitudes. We saw this in [help I forget the nation - I think Algeria]. Radicals target those whose actions lead to peaceful coexistence. Many Palestinian parents said years ago they were afraid to let their children participate in the "Intifada" and afraid not to because of the threats and pressure for conformity against Israel.

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  9. I like to hit leftists in the face with a brick, but this often brings disdain and outrage, even when I take care to only hit leftists. The assault and battery laws in this country unfairly characterize me as violent, when I'm merely creating works of art.

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  10. I believe I am Queen Elizabeth....

    Off to Windsor Castle!

    Tammy

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  11. When you can proclaim yourself a woman when the world can see you are a man, what emperor cannot go around naked?

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    1. Ed,
      Along similar lines (that is, delusional thinking):

      In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Rachel Dolezal says she “didn’t deceive anybody” and continues to insist on her black identity over a month after she was abruptly outed as being a Caucasian who was passing as black.

      “I wouldn’t say I’m African American, but I would say I’m black, and there’s a difference in those terms,” Dolezal said in the interview.

      [...]

      “I just feel like I didn’t mislead anybody; I didn’t deceive anybody,” she said. “If people feel misled or deceived, then sorry that they feel that way, but I believe that’s more due to their definition and construct of race in their own minds than it is to my integrity or honesty.”

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  12. You think THIS is weird...that woman who said she was Black but has no Black ancestry now says SHE IS BLACK, 'Not African American" but BLACK...and it's OUR PROBLEM that we aren't evolved enough to understand that :-)

    African American is such a funny misnomer; For example, a friend of mine taught at an all black school for a few years. One day, with the all black faculty at a meeting, he said "Do you realize the only black person here is the Egyptian?" ALL were not of African ancestry BUT the Egyptian woman! Cracked me up.

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    1. You seem as obsessed with racial identity as Dolezal.

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    2. I am not AS obsessed with racial identity as Dolezal, but I must admit to caring very much about racial equality and pointing out the nonsense that divides us. Guilty to that, definitely.

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    3. It ain't RAYSHUL, it's KULTCHARUL. Whin Kawkasyuns stort eckding lack Buggalooze, yew gotta NO we awl izz in deap doo doo.

      Mamie Yallkum

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  13. I read it twice and checked the date. No, it's not April 1. I'm with SF - too Onion-esque. It says something shabby about our culture that this would even merit a 'study' or attempt to give it some sort of science nexus.

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    1. Baysider,
      It says something shabby about our culture

      No kidding!

      These people claiming to be vampires are hoping to be laughing all the way to the bank.

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  14. Frenchie de Pew said

    Le merde du bouef ici est tout putride. Il fait une nausée profonde. Je mais vomir.

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    1. §;-D=

      Ya sure got that right, Frenchie. PHEW, indeed!

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