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PostSubject: Speciesism --- WTF?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:19 pm

Speciesism - It never ceases to amaze me...
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Speciesism is the assigning of different values or rights to beings on the basis of their species membership. The term was created by British psychologist Richard D. Ryder in 1973 to denote a prejudice against non-humans based on morally irrelevant physical differences.[1] "I use the word 'speciesism'," he wrote in 1975, "to describe the widespread discrimination that is practiced by man against other species ... Speciesism is racism, and both overlook or underestimate the similarities between the discriminator and those discriminated against."[2]

I don't really know why, but since I was little, I never felt superior to anything because of its species, be it an animal, a plant, ... I don't consider anything to be above or beyond.
I came across several people recently who do believe to be superior based on the mere fact that they are human ; because they can reason, and that's said to be the ultimate basis for superiority.
Do you feel superior to anything because you are human?
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PostSubject: Re: Speciesism --- WTF?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:31 pm

Nope, though I know some Christians who hunt with the mentality "animals don't have souls". I would consider that "speciesism".


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PostSubject: Re: Speciesism --- WTF?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:34 pm

Christians are the founders of speciesism imo; humans are the shepherds, looking over everything else... yada yada yada in their minds.
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PostSubject: Re: Speciesism --- WTF?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:35 pm

Hey, we were created the image of God...fuck the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Speciesism --- WTF?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:37 pm

That paints a real shitty image of God lmao.
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PostSubject: Re: Speciesism --- WTF?   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:38 pm

FleurDeLis wrote:
That paints a real shitty image of God lmao.
indeed
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