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[–]Alduin 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Can you imagine being a dwarf and being told by strangers that they're going to pass a law to ban you from an activity that they would consider embarrassing if they were in your shoes? To be told that you're so incapable of rational thought that you must be saved from the humiliation of your own poor decisions. And to have that process so far removed from you that it's going to pass or fail regardless of any input from you, simply because they're many and you're few, and the many need to pat themselves on the back for their self-righteous piety.

Sad thing is it happens all the time. Constantly, to one segment of the population at a time.

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

Normally I'd disagree with this kind of sentiment. But this one is, in general, true.

However, for this specific example… Dwarf tossing can cause serious damage to the spinal columns of people with weak spinal columns to begin with. Source.

[–]Alduin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Ah, well as long as we're also taking away their agency to make health decisions for themselves then it's not as bad.

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

It's not as black and white as I once thought. No, this legislation probably shouldn't go through. But it's not just there because people don't like it. I think you should read this.

[–]Alduin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

It was an interesting read, but heavy on the virtue signalling opinions and light on facts. I don't know if it's true, but for example, I am reading from other sources that it's far less dangerous than football. Never in my wildest dreams would I think to ban football, even over completely legitimate safety concerns.

Here's my basic sentiment. It very well may be dangerous, humiliating, and distasteful. But I would rather be injured and humiliated than to have my own agency removed so that I'm not allowed to injure or humiliate myself. We should start looking at our own agency as a solution (don't go to the event) rather than looking to remove the agency of others, and especially for such a self-righteous and condescending reason as "for their own safety".

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

heavy on the virtue signalling opinions

Oh, definitely.

We should start looking at our own agency as a solution (don't go to the event) rather than looking to remove the agency of others

Oh, yes. But is that always easy? I can think of more than a few examples of when it isn't, depending on your political opinions as to whether they're applicable.