?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Are there any political issues, such as abortion or capital punishment, that are so fundamental to your core values that you could not respect and/or trust someone who held a contrary view?


In a romantic partner especially a strict pro-life stance would be an absolute deal breaker, because that'd be putting your trust in someone who doesn't even respect your autonomy over your body. Sexism, because that would imply they don't see me as an equal human being. And I really cannot imagine living with or loving someone whose worldview included the idea that any group of people is inherently better than another. Extreme hatred is a big turn off, as is the incapability to look at a situation from another's perspective. And (neo)nazi anything will make me back away even from casual acquaintances.

Death penalty is an issue, because I don't trust people who would want that kind of power over someone else's life. By the same token I don't trust people who comment on articles about crimes with their punishment fantasies of torture and dismemberment.


I've read some of the other answers to this question, and I'm actually feeling more than a bit narrow-minded and intolerant now. I guess my opinions might change somewhat when this isn't about a hypothetical situation, but a real person whom I might find enough common ground with otherwise, but on a very basic level I don't trust a romantic partner who makes these kinds of judgements about other people to respect me.

Profile

schnecke
solitary_summer
solitary summer

Latest Month

January 2016
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow