(Original post by ScheduleII)
This is something like the "what's your view on (long list of subjects)..." threads that pop up every so often.
I have seriously reconsidered my political views towards the centre from extreme right lately. Yet I am still annoyed at the extreme left on many subjects trying to attack a conservative principle not on its own merits, which can for most of them be done persuasively on different principles, but as "anti" something or one of the bogey words (racist, homophobic, misogynistic) which automatically makes it a terrible opinion to hold and justifies disrespecting those that do.
Which of these typical liberal statements can
be reasonably supported and why?
Anti-Abortion is "Anti-Woman"
Anti-Contraception is "Anti-Woman"
Anti-Feminism is "Anti-Woman"
Anti-Multiculturalism is "Racist"
Anti-Black Studies/Ethnic Studies etc. in universities is "Racist"
Anti-Explicit Sex Education is "Anti-Child/Youth" and sometimes "Misogynist"
Anti-Welfare Expansion/ more generous benefit reform is "Anti-Poor"
Saying people are responsible for their actions and blaming the riots on the perpetrators is "Anti-Poor"
Anti-Same Sex Marriage in civil law is "Homophobic/Anti-Gay"
Anti-Same Sex Adoption is "Homophobic/Anti-Gay"
Anti-Progressive Education is "Anti-Young People" and "Anti-Intellectual", sometimes also "Racist" and "Misogynist"
Voting ID laws in the US are "Racist", "Anti-Poor", "Anti-Immigrant"
Not having gun control in the US is "Racist", "Anti-Poor"
Voting Republican is "Anti-Woman".