Toutounji, Bernard
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"I am not Charlie Hebdo"

Insult is the lowest - and now most dangerous - form of free speech

Date posted: 2015-01-16

If love is all that matters, why is incest still taboo?

The bizarre nature of modern logic was on display once again when an Australian judge recently compared incest to homosexuality. In dealing with a criminal case of incest between siblings Sydney District Court Judge Garry Neilson said that, just as gay sex had once been socially unacceptable, "a jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured." The bizarreness I am referring to though, is not on the part of the judge, but rather the response to the comments by politicians and media.

Date posted: 2014-07-30