(Original post by SHallowvale)
Being given a stupid name on a messanger doesn't stop you from being taken seriously.
"Doesn't stop you." Indeed, it is still possible that someone from a silly place could be saying serious things. The point I am making is that we should assume that people from a silly place are saying silly things. This based on parsimony and basic common sense.
You're looking at it incorrectly. E.g. "it's something a lot more common then there could
be some underlying problems." You're coming at it from the POV that these people should lose their place at uni, and progression into their careers, because of these comments as they could
have been serious. Unless it can be proved that it is impossible that they were not joking. In your words, "we don't necessarily know whether there was no intent behind the things they said."
Therefore, as long as it's possible that someone with a silly name could be serious and as long as it's possible that the frequency might mean they were serious ... Well, by God, they're being serious and a threat to women. Really, this method of reasoning smells rather badly of confirmation bias and is hugely unfair to the "lads" involved.
Your reasoning in the mini-arguments about frequency and murder jokes being common, as suggesting intent, are really quite weak. Almost as if you're straining to the point. I demonstrate that creativity doesn't indicate intent, but is a normal part of joke-crafting, and you move entirely on a different point. Argumentum ad populum; the people baying for blood and professing to be gravely offended are likely on to something.
Almost as if your support for these lads being naughty is not based on premises you went through in your head before you started commenting, but a hunch you have deep down and the poorly formed premises follow.
PS: you brought out my first ranty post of 2019. Congrats.
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