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comment by francopoli

How do you fight an irrational fear? If you joke about rape or pedophiles you get shit on until you lose your career.

Not sure what the answer is, but I hope there is someone out there smarter than I who cam come up with something.

user-inactivated  ·  327 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't claim to be smarter, but from what I gather, the best policy against irrational fear is education. Superstitions hold nothing over you if you know they're just a product of fiction.

But we're dealing with real people here, not fairy tales. Except... that's what that is: a nightmarish tale spun by people yearning for attention and views for no fucking reason whatsoever. What could a possible benefit be from scaring half a country into a lonely corner?

So what do we do? I don't know. I wish I would, but I don't, so I eagerly await the smarter person along your side. In the meantime, this kind of reasoning is what we could use (watch for a full minute).