Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
I think the problem with that is that there are groups of people with competing value systems that don't want to work together. In Canada, for example, we are having a problem with an increase in honor killings. There is clearly a conflict of value systems in this case: one that posits women as the property of men and one that thinks women are autonomous human beings with the right to life. Is there room for a constructive solution, in this regard?
The only solution to this is to recognize that women are autonomous human beings with the right to life. Anything else is just idiotic, and archaic. I know there are men out there who still think of women as property, but I honestly believe that, in North America at least (can't speak for other parts of the world), they are a dying breed. Still present, yes, but dying nonetheless. It's just a matter of time until most of them are pushing up daisies. LOL As for the honor killings, well, that's just ph*cked up, and stupid. Don't people know that this isn't the 18th century? Or 5th century B.C.? I think a lot of that mindset comes from having bad parents, personally. They are our first exposure to values...
How about pro-life vs pro-choice? Is there a constructive solution that doesn't blatantly disempower one group at the expense of the other?
Not that I know of, at least worldwide. Here in the U.S., we could theoretically outlaw it in some states and allow it in others, then let people vote with their local tax dollars. Just an idea, flawed as it may be... And just for the record I am pro-choice.