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Is there a double standard for Josh Duggar and Lena Dunham?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Kill 'em all.
  3. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Might a distinction be that one represented himself as pious and morally superior but not the other?
    Baron Scicluna and Smallpotatoes like this.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Who's Lena Dunham?
  5. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I know that we live in a non-judgmental world, but can we agree that pedophilia is equally wrong whether or not the offender actually articulates it? Are people outraged by his act or his hypocrisy? If the former, then the answer is clearly yes. If the latter then the hand-wringing and shouting is overdone - we've seen hypocrisy before.
  6. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    No. They should both rot in hell. Or get shanked in prison.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I would think whatever double standard exists among nutjobs applies in both directions -- you won't find a lot of criticism of Dunham among the deep-thinking post-modern feminists of the world.
  8. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

  9. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    Looking up the details in both cases, Josh Duggar was 15 at the time of his alleged misconduct and Lena Dunham was 7 at the time of hers. So it seems he was more than a little further along developmentally, which should make him significantly more culpable. It's a lot easier to chalk it up to curiosity at 7 than it is at 15.

    But I'll also go with what MisterCreosote says about both of them.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Dunham did it when she was a teenager, too, IIRC. Fuck her.

    And fuck anyone who thinks that somehow absolves Duggar.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I am not quite sure that an adult Josh Duggar is further along developmentally than a 7-year-old Lena Dunham.

    Lena is not my cup of tea, but she's smart. Josh looks like not all the neurons are firing.
  12. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    Innate cognitive intelligence has little relationship to emotional development or judgment.
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