Friday, May 27, 2016

Casuist Emergency!

On twitter I got into a debate with a Canadian who pretty much ordered me not to assume gender under any circumstances. I must assume gender neutrality until the person makes an explicit claim of self-identification. So, I sent this person a centerfold of a Playboy Playmate from 1979 and asked, "Is it wrong for me to assume the person pictured here is a woman?" The Canadian answered, "Yes."

My question is this: Did I commit a mortal sin by sending this lunatic an impure picture, or since I did so in the hope of bringing kanuk (improvised pronoun for the Canadian gender) back in alignment with kanuks rational soul, does the principle of double affect apply?

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